The city piloted the program applying Deloitte’s 360-degree Smart City framework to a number of domains, including mobility, public infrastructure management, civic protection and emergency management, and waste management. The center collected data from each department and millions of objects across the city, like stoplights. Using analytics to quickly examine data, leaders sped up their decisions and actions, driving operational improvements and faster and better services. One result: A smart waste management system that uses sensors to track capacity on recycling bins, optimizing garbage collection time by city workers.
By integrating waste management data with road construction data, city officials can also identify the best times and routes for garbage collection, helping to reduce operating costs and increase energy savings. Integrated data also means more sophisticated logistics and traffic management, potentially saving Cascais’s citizens and visitors time and money. Now, the city is building a future-forward model that can be replicated by other midsized cities. For Cascais, cloud not only saved money, but also helped propel its government, citizens, and visitors into a tech-forward future.