The value is there, and the funding should be too. Getting stakeholders on board requires data, data, and more data.
Some of it is quantitative, some of it is qualitative. To capture smart city ROI, a holistic approach is needed.
Citizens, businesses, and government - community support means deep engagement throughout all three.
Data is the noise., ROI is the music. To achieve the latter, one must aggregate and activate the former - that's what a platform is for.