True Stories of the Connected: Tech Savvy Brazil
The Internet of Everything is connecting people, process, data and things every second of every day. In this episode of True Stories of the Connected, we follow the Chief Digital Officer for the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's second largest city. He shows us how social tools and real-time data are helping the city to operate more efficiently. Amazing things happen when you connect the unconnected.
November 17 , 2013
My name is Pedro Peracio. I work in the City Hall of Rio de Janeiro, as the city's Chief Digital Officer.
TITLE CARD: True Stories of the Connected.
The position was inspired to handle the social networks connecting City Hall and the citizens. You can communicate a lot of information to people and help them in their daily lives.
For a long time the city was really abandoned, with little investment and large companies leaving the city. With the upcoming Olympics we had a chance to reinvent the city.
TITLE CARD: The Center of Operations, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Previously, when you had a major disruption, a flood, an accident, // we didn't have much agility to respond rapidly. The Center of Operations // unites more than 30 entities in the same location paying attention 24 hours a day.
LOWER THIRD: Alexandre Cardeman, Chief Technology Officer, Center of Operations
We began using social networks to locate accidents. Today, citizens themselves inform us using an app called WAZE. We're developing plans to send text messages to citizens near an affected area to guide them away from problems.
If you have a streetlight that's out you take a photo of it. You send the photo, and GPS automatically finds your location. You receive a text back saying how long it will take to get the repair done.
When it comes to the Internet of Everything, The Center of Operations is a good example.
TITLE CARD: By 2020, the Internet of Everything has the potential to connect 50 BILLION people, processes, data and things.
We try to communicate with people in real time. This is where society is heading. I think 10 years from now we'll need vastly greater communication that's much faster.
A big advance in the future is the devices that you wear will be integrated into your daily life, knowing when you get into your car, how long it will take to get to work, if it will rain, or if there's an accident. Then you take another route. No matter where you are, it will seamlessly provide information, to help you in your daily life.
TITLE CARD: People. Process. Data. Things. CONNECTED. The Internet of Everything.