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Maggie Shillington

Maggie Shillington

Maggie Shillington is a senior analyst on the Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart Cities research team at IHS Markit.

Ms. Shillington leads the Smart City Intelligence Service at IHS Markit that provides a broad understanding of smart cities projects, related technologies and regional business strategies. Previously, she was an analyst on the Data Center, Cloud and IT Infrastructure team at IHS Markit. Prior to working at IHS Markit, she worked in the Chicago metropolitan area as an IT consultant with Unbound Technology that focused on small businesses and non-profits. Ms. Shillington holds a bachelor’s degree in advertising with minors in business and informatics from the University of Illinois and a master’s in social science from the University of Chicago, where she studied the role of the IT in developing communities.

 


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Smart Cities Profiles - Guangzhou - 2019

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Smart city projects can draw from various types of investments and funding strategies
Smart city projects can draw from various types of investments and funding strategies

As the world’s population continues to concentrate in urban areas, smart cities are increasingly viewed as the holy grail toward easing the deleterious effects of urbanization. Yet a formidable array of tasks and challenges confronts every would-be planner, builder, and investor of the smart city. Securing city-level government investment, for instance, is a major undertaking. Substantial upfront costs are also often required, proving a deterrent for many cities. Important to the success of any smart city initiative, however, are two vital components: the appropriate type of investment, and a viable strategy for funding.

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Smart Cities Profiles - Boston - 2019

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