In advance of hosting the 2014 World Cup and this year’s Olympics, Rio de Janeiro launched two big data operation centers: the (not-so-cleverly named) Operations Center, and the (Big Brotherishly named) Integrated Center of Command and Control. These initiatives earned Rio a “World Smart City Award” from the Smart City Expo World Congress in 2013. A new analysis finds that, despite doing some good, the program often forgot to focus on the people.
'Smart City' Rio de Janeiro had forgotten to focus on the people
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