From left, Brock Smethills, Marty Skolnick, George Karayannis and Mariano Delle Donne discuss Colorado's smart cities projects Tuesday during Longmont Startup Week.

Infrastructure, customer focus key to smart cities

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email PrintLONGMONT — To build a smart city, it is not enough to have the latest technology collecting data throughout the city. A smart city needs a strong foundation, and that means the infrastructure and systems in place to support whatever bells and whistles are the most recent in technology. “You need to think about it in three layers,” said Marty Skolnick, account manager at Siemens Industry Inc., while at Longmont…