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Rogers and BCiti help Canadians access city services

  • July 21, 2020
  • Steve Rogerson

Canadian telco Rogers Communications and BCiti, a smart city platform provider, are helping Canadians remotely access municipal services and information from home or on their smartphone.
 
BCiti delivered by Rogers connects residents to what is happening in the cities where they live and work and offers critical tools for real-time communications.
 
“Now more than ever, it is vital for cities and local government leaders to keep Canadians connected to the latest information and services from anywhere, at any time,” said Dean Prevost, president of Rogers for business. “Through this collaboration with BCiti, Rogers is helping Canadian cities and their governments keep residents connected and informed with 24-7 digital access to a full range of municipal services, as well as real-time community alerts.”
 
As a specialist in helping cities leverage the power of the IoT, Rogers, alongside BCiti, now offers cities of all sizes the ability to connect with their citizens through this integrated and secure smart city platform. The platform and mobile app seamlessly integrate with existing city web sites and allow users to submit and track requests in real time and view upcoming community events and meetings.
 
With the BCciti EcoLocal feature, community businesses can sell products through the app for in-store pickup or home delivery from a local partner. The app also includes an intelligent dashboard that anticipates residents’ needs based on analytics driven by city data and artificial intelligence.
 
“During critical periods such as the Covid-19 health crisis, the need for Canadian cities to get closer to their citizens becomes even more important,” said Vivianne Gravel, CEO of BCiti. “We are excited to launch this strategic alliance with Rogers to deliver these essential smart city services to Canadian cities; together we will unlock the full potential of digital transformation and place Canada on a path to success in the new smart city landscape.”
 
BCiti is a smart cities platform that brings residents closer to their cities. The platform enables real-time dialogue, access to a multitude of urban services through a single application, and fosters economic development and local purchasing. Through a system-of-systems approach and the incorporation of AI, the platform makes it possible to connect multiple systems – existing, open data, IoT – and enter data ethically.