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Announcing the 2017 City on a Cloud Finalists

This year’s City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge saw a record number of applications from 15 different countries around the globe. Nominations included cities, counties, municipalities, and, for the first time, school districts using the cloud to improve the lives of the citizen.

Click here to learn more about the finalists and their projects, including real-time transportation applications, public safety services, and GIS projects, all using the AWS Cloud. Thank you to all who applied!

We will be announcing the winners at the AWS Public Sector Summit June 12-14th in Washington, DC! Join us there as we announce the winners in the Best Practices, Dream Big, and Partners in Innovation categories.

Congratulations to all of the finalists!

Best Practices: The Best Practices Award will be granted to a local or regional government leader, or public or private school or district who has deployed an innovative solution to solve a government challenge.

  • Alameda County
  • Benton Police
  • Boulder County
  • Caltrans (with Connected Corridors and UC Berkeley)
  • Charlottesville City Public Schools
  • City of Frederick, MD
  • City of San Diego
  • Douglas County GIS
  • Douglas Omaha Technology Commission
  • Intermediate School District 287
  • Lawrence Police Department
  • Liverpool City Council
  • New York Public Library
  • Region of Waterloo – Grand River Transit
  • Solodev and Seminole Public Schools
  • South Australia Government
  • Transport for London

Dream Big: The Dream Big Award will be granted to a city or school who has a great idea that they would like to implement.

  • Alton Central Schools
  • Beyond Machine to Machine Communications
  • City of Florence/ pdensity
  • City of Iowa City
  • City of Las Vegas
  • City of Ottawa
  • City of Plano
  • City of Salinas
  • City of Upper Arlington
  • City of West Sacramento
  • Louisville Metro Government
  • Marmion Academy
  • Santa Ana Unified School District
  • Seattle Public Schools
  • Tulsa Public Schools
  • WSIPC

Partners in Innovation: The Partners in Innovation Award will be granted to a technology partner who has deployed an innovative solution to solve a government or teaching and learning challenge.

  • Acivilate
  • Anthemis Technologies
  • Bang the Table
  • BeeToBit
  • Blue Spurs
  • CityGrows
  • FastFit
  • LearnZillion
  • See.Sense
  • Stroud Water Research Center
  • Tolemi
  • Universidad de Sevilla
  • Visual Labs
  • Xaqt

Learn more about the City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge here.


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