Please take three minutes to view the second part our video with IBM Canada's Smarter Cities Leader, John Longbottom, who was interviewed at a recent i-CANADA Summit on the importance of community leadership to creating Canada's competitive innovation nation.
In this video, Mr. Longbottom stresses the need to avoid duplication, and, instead, adopt community operating models based on shares services and infrastructures. He cites, as a case in point, the Banks which opted for using common infrastructure; they then compete based on their brands and service differentiation.
Mr. Longbottom concludes with a call to extend the collaboration model to regions as one of the keys to a better long term future.
About John Longbottom
John Longbottom leads IBM Canada's Smarter Cities program focused on developing, and delivering emerging solutions that help cities solve pressing issues. The solutions are focused on multiple segments including Transportation, Buildings, Water, Energy, Healthcare, Education, Public Safety and Social Services.
John's 29 years at IBM span various roles in Sales, marketing, customer service, account management and strategy in IT services and technology.
John was recently on a three week assignment to Guadalajara, Mexico one of IBM's Smarter Cities challenge winners. Launched in 2010, the Smarter Cities Challenge is a competitive grant program led by IBM Corporate Citizenship. The focus of the initiative is to enable up to 100 cities around the world to become more vibrant and livable places for their citizens.
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