Intelligent City Platform (ICP)
The Quest for Digital Equity
Equitable & Inclusive
Hawque aims to ensure advances in technology bring benefits to everyone by providing the infrastructure needed to collect and analyze data that can be used to develop innovative solutions to some of the smaller cities and community challenges.
Founder, Chris Rich stated at the 2019 Georgia Tech, Smart City Dialogue event, "You can't have smart cities unless you have smart communities." We feel that all communities should be able to grow and have digital inclusion to this smart city movement as most urban communities are left out. George Grama, Hawque partner & CTO states that, "All communities, regardless of size or funding should have access to technology and be part of the ever evolving movement, digital inclusion is vital."
Advocates for digital equity, as well as many public servants within governmental tech and innovation departments, stress that this issue has grown into one that is vital for the success of our communities, and it will become even more important as technology continues to advance and services continue to migrate online.
Overcoming major obstacles — such as having adequate security in our communities — positively impacts communities, leading to kids doing better in school, car insurance decreases, increasing home sales in safer areas, driving development dollars for that community, and adults being able to get and keep better jobs, said Angela Siefer, executive director of the National Digital Inclusion Alliance, a nonprofit group that advocates for digital equity.
Hawque (ICP) is working to develop a leading digital platform that will support myriad of smart solutions. The Hawque Intelligent City Platform (ICP) is in Beta and collating and processing real-time data from an array of sensors and cameras that can be used in a host of applications.
The first phase of the platform involved setting up a data network to support ‘Internet of Things’ technology – allowing products to ‘talk’ to each other – and a data hub to collate and process the data through our secure blockchain enabled cloud system.
The city-wide sensor network is gathering data from existing systems such as traffic lights, bus movements, and car parks, together with new traffic monitoring cameras and air and water quality sensors. These can be used to monitor a range of measures including air and water quality, traffic, cycle and pedestrian movements and public safety. Learn more around our SafeATL smart solution which offers free security for neighborhoods that cannot afford them.