Local Government and Cities

Smart city initiatives – the only way forwards for urban transformation


The ability to meet every urban challenge is now directly influenced by digital transformation – smoother traffic systems, cleaner air, healthier living and more productive civil resources.

Digital transformation is not just about making our cities better places to live and work, it is also an economic imperative. Only by using the data and digital technologies available to us, can we hope to manage our cities within challenging budgets.

It also makes perfect social sense. Our cities must also respond to the digital lifestyles of our citizens and digital transformation is now key to a greater sense of communal involvement and responsibility.

Atos is already active in a wide range of visionary urban initiatives and that vision is something we want to share – because quality of life matters.


of the world’s population will live in cities by 2030.

Customer transformation challenges

Separation dash


Atos takes a pragmatic approach – contributing to strategic thinking while remaining grounded in the practical application of digital innovation across four areas critical to every city.

Customer experience

As city populations increase, how can digital involvement help ensure that residents and visitors alike experience the best the city has to offer.

Operational excellence

For every municipal employee and contractor, work planning and execution now need to be optimized through smart, often mobile, technologies.

Business reinvention

Digital innovation must be part of every contract – from waste management to care of parks. Cities need new models of business and social collaboration.

Trust and compliance

A safe city is a happy city. Municipal authorities need to get the balance right between active monitoring and respect for individual freedom.

Atos Traffic management solution

Traffic congestions remains one of the biggest problems facing cities today. Smart technology can provide solutions to manage and improve traffic flow, reduce congestion, improve public safety and citizens well- being in the city.

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Atos digital transformation solutions in local government

Cloud and Mobility


New services will run from the cloud – whether it’s checking for the next bus or reporting a broken street light.

Atos codex analytics

Codex for Cities

Analytics and Urban Data Management are not only about making out cities better places to live and work, it is also an economic imperative.

Mobility as a service

We need reactive public transportation services for greener, safer and optimized mobility.


Citizens, local and central government, contractors and local business – in the smart city, all parties collaborate positively.

Epidemics and Outbreaks

Healthcare teams must be ready to deal with any public health incident – made more frequent with global travel.

City Within a City

Facilitating cultural, arts and sporting events for maximum enjoyment without disrupting the fluid operation of city life.

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My city, a data-driven city

Our vision, the components of a Data-Driven City, the enablers for making this a reality, and relevant projects we have completed for clients in cities across the world.

Position Paper

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Case Study

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