City hall leaders are looking to improve how Las Vegas gathers and analyzes information using the Internet of Things. The city is about two months into its pilot of Cisco’s Smart+Connected Digital Platform, with sensors at 20 intersections downtown and a plan to scale the network throughout the entire city by 2025. “The smart, connected data allows us to continue to mine this platform,” Michael Sherwood, Las Vegas chief information officer, told Route Fifty. “I look at it as data is the new oil … you can refine it.” Sherwood acknowledges the benefits of real-time analytics, from allowing the city to fix traffic barriers, reducing jaywalking, and responding to suspicious packages.

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