The Record - Issue 20: Spring 2021

119 PUB L I C S E C TOR D igital transformation equips smart cities to deal with tomorrow’s urban chal- lenges, setting a template for resilience in the post-pandemic world. This kind of resilience against urban threats has become a priority for governments around the world in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. If cities are to ensure continuity in the face of disaster, to rebuild quickly and thrive after the event, they must possess high levels of urban resilience. By linking together smart infrastructure, interconnected communities, and good gov- ernance, cities can cope with and bounce back quickly from even the most challenging crisis. Each of these aspects is brought together within cloud computing, which will provide the digital infrastructure of these smart cities. Owing to its agile and flexible nature, the cloud becomes the repository for all a smart city’s data and provides the computing power necessary to operate the increasing number of systems. It also connects individuals and business units in varied locations. AVEVA’s cloud-first approach, deployed in part- nership with Microsoft Azure, has proved par- ticularly valuable over the past year, as Covid-19 Shaping sustainable futures for smart cities AVEVA’s unified insights offer urban policymakers the opportunity to embed resilience into their smart cities, thanks to cloud computing and predictive intelligence tools RA SHE SH MODY : AV E VA V I EWPO I NT AVEVA is helping Nava Raipur to become a beacon for smart city planning, development and operation worldwide