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About KJ Chugh


Head of Smart Cities



KJ Chugh is the Head of Smart Cities for Atos North America. He and his team are relentlessly focused on efforts helping clients with smart city strategies, integrating technologies to benefit users and service providers, and making cities resilient and sustainable with a high livability experience. Prior to Atos, KJ led Nokia’s Smart Cities Business Development practice. Prior to Nokia, KJ managed smart cities strategy engagements for global clients at PwC Consulting where he assisted city governments create smart city strategy and blueprints. KJ has more than 12 years in telecommunications working at AT&T, Motorola and Broadcom Semiconductors. He has an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University and master’s and bachelor’s in electrical engineering from University of Arizona.

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Articles posted by KJ Chugh

Data as a service drives digital transformation for smart cities

If you drill down into a smart city’s infrastructure, it doesn’t take long to strike data. The infrastructure I’m talking about is one that incorporates information and communication technology (ICT) into the fabric of the city. The outcomes are various smart applications that create a better citizen experience. These applications, driven by data, improve areas…

How data-driven Smart Spaces can boost technology investments

Year 2020 and the new decade is bringing the term social distancing to our vocabulary and a new way of living. Cities and businesses must incorporate social distancing protocols to keep citizens and customers safe and maintain a certain standard of living experience. In this article, I will discuss how data driven Smart Spaces can optimize…

IoT: How to protect from security threats?

IoT security is becoming critical in smart city development as smart city services increasingly rely on a complex network of IoT devices. These IoT devices are diverse in nature with access to different kinds of data and systems and are typically characterized by low processing capability and low power consumption. Generally, low-cost IoT devices have less sophisticated built-in security…

The storm is coming: flood abatement sensors to the rescue

Cities today With urbanization, cities today have either impermeable soils or coastal communities that regularly flood with moderate to heavy rains and high tides. In addition, a few coastal cities are experiencing land subsidence where the ground is sinking as sea level water is rising. According to FEMA, approximately 20%-25% of all economic losses resulting…

Cloud is moving to the edge for smart cities

Turning Point for IoT Smart cities are considered "smart" as cities are incorporating Information and Communications Technology (ICT) into their infrastructure. Cities heavily influenced by ICT have created networking, caching, and computing innovations. The basic components are sensors connected to city infrastructure that collect data to either store and analyze on the edge and a cloud…

Smart Parking Garage

In 2009, for the first time in the history of our civilization, the number of people living in urban areas surpassed the number living in rural areas. As a result of this influx of people moving to urban cities, an increasing number of cities around the world are struggling with traffic congestion and limited parking spaces. Multi-story parking garages were developed to accommodate more vehicles…

How can cities monetize their data?

Data is considered the new oil. But for Smart Cities, data is the rocket fuel for Smart City transformation! The focus on a connected infrastructure enables city agencies to gather data from sensors installed in various applications. With an average technology budget less than 2% of a city’s budget, city leaders have to look for opportunities to monetize data to enable…

Journey towards smart cities

A famous author once said that the journey to wisdom is often described as walking a path rather than passing a door and that paths call for steady, mundane, incremental advancements. The author proclaimed doors indicate instantaneous arrival, and that you are in one place then another with no transition period. Smart Cities is a journey that incorporates Information and Communication Technology (ICT) into…