The following i3 Reference Materials are provided as an aid for the i3 community as they begin to treat the data that flows within and through their organization as an asset that should support the entire organization rather than an a consumable that supports a specific application.

Smart LA 2028

Smart LA. Technology for a Smarter Los Angeles. Technology enables the City of Los Angeles to efficiently and ethically improve the quality of life for our residents, businesses, and visitors. In other words, when done right, technology makes us “smarter”. This is why the City of Los Angeles strives to be a “smart” city.

Rewiring Telecoms

Rewiring Telecoms for Future Success Means Shifting to a Customer Focus. Communications Service Providers used to be in the business of providing what were largely commoditized connectivity services. That legacy mantra is rapidly changing. New era communications companies are increasingly focused on the customer experience. The ability to make such a shift is enabled by data, and the companies ability to use that data to strengthen their customer relationships.

Building a Data Marketplace

Building a Data marketplace: 6 Fundamental Principles of The CTM i3 Platform. Reflections on the evolution of the i3 concept that was originally envisioned at University of Southern California (USC) including an overview of lessons learned along the way. The experiences that emerged from this three year research project shaped the efforts that drove i3 Systems to create an industrialized implementation of these research programs that could be deployed by smart cities, smart communities, and indeed any ecosystem that seeks to increase the value of the data being managed in a federated operation environment.

Trust in Smart Cities Trust in Smart City Systems. A reference document from the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency that focuses on the importance of trust to achieving a successful Smart-City project. The document also discusses nine trust characteristics that need to be considered when planning a new smart city project.



Trust in Smart Cities The State of the Connected World: 2020 Edition Late in 2020, the World Economic Forum released a report that focused on how IoT systems were transforming and disrupting the way we live and work. While these technologies will have significant impact, there are outstanding obstacles that must be overcome before that can achieve their true potential, i3 is cited a breakthrough and several government agencies that are planning i3 deployments are also called out as examples of progressive efforts to conquer the limitations of legacy systems.



How AI Can Tackle City Problems How AI Could Tackle City Problems Like Graffiti, Trash, And Fires. The goal is to get data into the data lake, processing it to add value, and then using that information to drive action that improves municipal operations and quality of life for the city’s residents.


The Evolving Internet of Things (IOT) The Evolving Internet of Things (IoT) in Healthcare. The healthcare industry is in a technological crossroad where innovation in digital communication and Internet-of-Things (IoT) technologies are intersecting thereby changing the relationships between medical care providers, patients, health care systems, and the government. Advancements in digital and communications technology have caused doctors, hospitals, and health systems to evaluate the impact of these devices in the complex milieu of administrative process, regulatory compliance, and clinical communications.

IoT Marketplace i3: An IoT Marketplace for Smart Communities. There are many barriers preventing the adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) in smart communities and smart cities, including interoperability, concerns about vendor lock-in, economic constraints, and privacy issues. An architecture that fluidly manages the flow of data between IoT devices and applications improves systems manageability in community-centric infrastructures.


Real-Time Revolution The Real-Time Revolution: Transforming Your Organization to Value Customer Time. Business survival requires valuing what customers value — and in our overworked and distraction-rich era, customers value their time above all else. Real-time companies beat their rivals by being faster and more responsive in meeting customer needs. To become a real-time company, you need a real-time monitoring and response system. This book explores how an organization can put procedures in place that will collect data on how well products or services are saving customer time; identify strengths, weaknesses, threats, and opportunities; and specify innovations needed to save even more customer time. That idea, the concept of using technology to understand how and where customers and the company spends it time served as the motivation that drove the development of the i3 concept.


The Intelligent IoT Integrator (i3) Project: Working Together. A brief history of how the i3 project began as an University of Southern California (USC) academic research program, evolve to become a multi-stakeholder system, and then created an opensource proof-of-concept that demonstrated the power of leveraged data. i3 Systems emerged from the project as a pathway to evolve IoT, and indeed any real time data system, and bring these concepts to operational environments.