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South Korea looks to Loqiva for smart cities thinking

Loqiva’s CEO Marcus Chidgey was recently interviewed alongside Niraj Siraf, Innovate UK’s Urban Innovation Lead, and Gary Walker from Future City Glasgow, for The Korea Economic Daily.

The article seeks to explore the UK’s approach to Smart Cities, from encouraging innovation right through to how new technologies can benefit citizens. Loqiva was chosen to feature by the Korean Economic Daily because of it’s hub approach to delivering smart city user experiences.

Marcus was quoted on how innovation can be financed from the public and private sectors. The full article can be found here.

UK Trade Mission brings Loqiva to the attention of City Councils in Australia

In 2016 the Australian government announced A$50m of federal funding to transform the liveability, productivity and sustainability of its cities and towns using smart technologies.

Loqiva was selected earlier this year by Innovate UK to travel to Sydney and Melbourne as part of a UK Government trade mission facilitated by the Department for International Trade.

Loqiva’s CEO Marcus Chidgey comments:

“Loqiva provides a solution to the problem of how citizens and visitors should best interface with Smart Cities – whether to discover services local to them in real time, provide feedback to the council about their user experience, or personally interact with digital displays and other IOT devices. It’s very exciting to be here engaging in conversation with councils, government agencies and engineering multinationals who need the solution we’ve developed.”

The Innovate UK Future Cities Trade Mission is taking place between Sunday 11th March and Friday 16th March 2018.

Over 200 different organisations in Australia have been invited to engage with the 15 British companies selected for the mission through one-to-one meetings, drinks receptions, networking events and ‘City Jam’ challenge days.

Loqiva has already presented to Arup, RMIT, KPMG and Melbourne CityLab as well as 7 local councils in Sydney and Melbourne.

Marcus comments:

“Our meetings in Australia have been very positive. A number of councils have already expressed an interest in using Loqiva in their smart programmes. As a result we are investigating the possibility of having a presence in market very soon.”


NB: With thanks to Olly Browning @ Doordeck for the gallery images.

Loqiva goes to New York to roadshow its smart capabilities

Loqiva’s CEO Marcus Chidgey travelled to New York this week to roadshow Loqiva to cities in New York and New Jersey. He says:

In the US, public-private partnerships are creating shared revenue streams, lower costs and improved public facilities.

Citizen engagement is crucial to financing these projects because the revenues from verticals like parking, OOH media, city wifi and so on are used to support the initial investment in smart infrastructure.

With integrated payments, Loqiva offers a ‘one touch’ transaction capability, supported by real-time notifications, for all smart city services.

Marcus met with a number of cities, telecoms companies and business organisations, including the Hudson County Chamber of Commerce.

Loqiva has been chosen by Innovate UK to join the Future Cities Trade Mission to Australia in March 2018.

The 5 day tour of Sydney and Melbourne will see Loqiva being presented to local councils, smart city consortia and a variety of urban services vendors.

We are proud to have been selected for this prestigious programme. We look forward to showcasing Loqiva alongside the best UK innovation in advanced urban services.CEO, Marcus Chidgey

Innovate UK’s mission partners are the Department of International Trade (DIT), the Future Cities Catapult, the Knowledge Transfer Network and open innovation experts 100%Open.

Centrilogic chosen as Loqiva’s global hosting partner

With implementations scheduled for 2018 in North America and Europe, Loqiva required a global hosting partner that could deliver high-capacity, scalable IT infrastructure.

Centrilogic is an independent hosting provider that owns and manages ten data centres worldwide, including facilities in Rochester, New York and Bracknell, UK.

As well as meeting the industry-leading certifications for operating procedures, Centrilogic is renowned for its customer-centric approach and ability to tailor its solutions for complex requirements.

Loqiva will manage its own enterprise Virtual Data Centres (eVDCs) onshore in the US and UK with Centrilogic to best deliver city implementations.

Loqiva Android Version 2.12 Released

Loqiva’s Android application has been improved with the release of Version 2.12.

The messaging layer has been significantly upgraded with improved real-time notifications, synchronised management of multiple message types and more streamlined demographic targeting.

Messaging is integrated with several Loqiva modules and we can see this being used in many ways with clients in future. Version 2.12 enhances the existing messaging layer to make it even more robust and versatile.
CTO Wasiq Islam

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