Ruthbea Yesner Clarke
Research Director, Smart Cities Strategies
Ruthbea Yesner Clarke is research director of the global Smart Cities Strategies program at IDC. In this program, Ms. Clarke discusses the strategies and execution of relevant Smart City technologies including the non-technology best practice areas, such as governance, innovation, partnerships and business models essential for Smart City development. Ms. Clarke's research includes the Internet of Things, Big Data and Analytics, cloud computing, mobility and social media in public works, intelligent transportation systems, intelligent public safety, smart water and citizen engagement and Open Data initiatives. Ms. Clarke contributes to consulting engagements to support state and local governments' Smart City strategies and IT vendors’ overall Smart City market strategies.
Ms. Clarke contributes to the IDC Community and in publications such as Government Technology, Government Computer News, CivSource, M2M Evolution, CIO magazine, SmartGrid News, Connected World and FedTech magazine. She has contributed to U.S. publications such as American City & County, StateTech, as well as international ones such as .Gov magazine covering technology in the Middle East, and iThome a Taiwanese IT magazine. Most recently, Ms. Clarke published a chapter with PTI and the Global Institute in the book Smart Cities for a Bright Sustainable Future: A Global Perspective which is available on Amazon. She is a frequent speaker and panelist at industry events.
Ms. Clarke has had several roles at IDC over the past 12 years. Ms. Clarke helped launch the IDC end-user research Vertical Group as the Director of Vertical Views following five years as a Consulting Director for large-scale international projects that provided strategic and tactical marketing services, including market opportunity assessments, competitive analysis, and cost/benefit analysis.
Ms. Clarke joined IDC following work as a product manager in Internet start-ups in Silicon Valley. Prior to that, she worked in state social services as a director of programs serving young adults and adolescents diagnosed with substance abuse and mental health issues.
Ms. Clarke holds a BA from Wesleyan University, and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Boston College with an MBA and MSW joint degree.
Team: Directions 2015 Boston/MA: All participating Analysts, Directions 2015 Boston/MA: Analysts hosting 1-1 Meetings, Directions 2015 Boston/MA: Analysts speaking, Directions 2015 San Jose/CA: Analysts hosting 1-1 Meetings, Directions 2015 San Jose/CA: Analysts speaking, Government Insights, IDC Predictions Team, Mobile and Wireless, Social Business,
Perspective: Social Media and Smart Local
Alison Brooks, Ph.D., Ruthbea Yesner Clarke
Jun 2015 - Doc # GI3CAG15 Perspective
This IDC Government Insights Perspective is a review of the current state of social media use for citizen engagement and to support community policing efforts in local law enforcement agencies around the world. Its intent is to help publ ...purchase document
Western Europe Smart Cities Barometer
Laura Blanco Remesal, Massimiliano Claps, Ruthbea Yesner Clarke
Jun 2015 - Doc # GITS06X Business Strategy
This IDC study analyzes 173 smart city initiatives in 141 jurisdictions across Western Europe. These initiatives, some of which IDC started to track in January 2012, include investments in a range of technologies such as Big Data and ana ...purchase document