Jun 24, 2015

Bigbelly Named ‘Cool Vendor’ in Smart City Applications

This report recognizes profiled companies for delivering smart city solutions that help municipalities address pressing urban issues

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Bigbelly Inc., a provider of smart waste and recycling systems, has been named a "Cool Vendor" in the Cool Vendors in Smart City Applications and Solutions, 2015 report by Gartner Inc.

Municipalities are solving or alleviating urban issues (traffic congestion and CO2 emissions, air and noise pollution, increased waste and public safety) more efficiently and effectively with the use of smart city application and solution technologies. Forward-thinking leaders in city government looking for ways to improve practical approaches to core services leverage these innovations.

This report recognizes Bigbelly and other profiled companies for delivering smart city solutions that help municipalities address pressing urban issues. Intelligent monitoring systems and big data transform policies, regulations, and processes. New services, approaches and technologies help municipalities connect related devices into a networked system that optimizes city operations, contributes to environmental consciousness, and supports sustainability programs.

“The inclusion of Bigbelly in Gartner’s Cool Vendor report further validates our mission of transforming waste management practices and contributing to the smart cities of tomorrow," said Jack Kutner, CEO of Bigbelly. "By taking a traditionally inefficient process—waste collection—and integrating smart, cloud-based technology, we help municipalities worldwide beautify public space, and empower facilities personnel to more efficiently manage resources while dramatically improving processes.”

A citywide Bigbelly implementation typically reduces collection frequency by 70% to 80%, increasing operational efficiencies while keeping streets, parks and transit stops clean. Administrators and city planners designing smart cities can deploy this system to transform their core waste management function. In addition, innovative cities can leverage this cloud-connected technology platform to deliver value-added services and applications to their constituents.