TECH BUYER May 2022 - IDC Perspective - Doc # EUR149114022

Guiding Principles for Smart and Sustainable Islands

By:

Louisa Barker
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Joe Dignan
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Table of Contents

Executive Snapshot

Figure: Executive Snapshot: Guiding Principles for Smart and Sustainable Islands

Situation Overview

The Opportunity to Create Smart and Sustainable Islands

What is a Smart and Sustainable Island?

Figure: Island Typology

Guiding Principles for Creating a Smart and Sustainable Island

Leadership and Vision Must Be User-Focused and Directed Toward Concrete and Realistic Outcomes

Vision

Leadership

User Focus

The Governance Model Will Be Crucial to Ensure Momentum and Consistent Execution That Transcends Political Cycles

Special-Purpose Vehicle

The Twin Foundations of Success Are the Tools to do the Job and the Skills to Manage the Process

Skills

Data and Technology

Initiatives Will Depend on an Ecosystem of Solution Partners

Partners

Island Networks

Private Sector

Select Projects Where Success Can Be Measured to Help Ensure Additional Investment and Future Projects

Data-Driven Insights and Impact

Connect Smart Island Projects to Green and Digital Transformation to Improve Funding Chances

Funding Team

Measuring Impact

Awards and Publicity

Partnership

Top 5 Common Island Challenges and the Art of the Possible

1. Connectivity

Challenge

The Art of the Possible

2. Economic Diversification and Competitiveness

Challenge

The Art of the Possible

3. Resource Management

Challenge

The Art of the Possible

4. Retaining and Attracting Islanders

Challenge

The Art of the Possible

5. Resilience and Climate

Challenge

The Art of the Possible

Advice for the Technology Buyer

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