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Technology can make everyday life more sustainable, connected and enjoyable – if we box clever, according to speakers at last Thursday’s Smart Cities and Regions Summit in Dublin, writes Róisín Kiberd

‘Data is the new oil.” The line from data scientist and mathematician Clive Humby is often repeated, but few follow up with the rest of the quote: “It’s valuable, but if unrefined it cannot really be used.” The Smart Cities and Regions Summit, which took place last Thursday at Croke Park, explored perhaps our biggest national opportunity yet concerning data: to use technology to make everyday civic life more sustainable, connected and enjoyable.

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