• The global market for smart cities is estimated to exceed USD 1.2 trillion by 2020, led by the growing world population. As the rate of ur­banization is accelerating rapidly, the govern­ment is under tremendous pressure to deliver public services such as transportation, water, electricity, and affordable housing. Faced with the complexities of main­taining citizens’ quality of life and living, the government has taken all-encompassing approach to enable cities to integrate technological dynamism into municipal op­erations, from transportation to infrastructure repair and more. Moreover, the government is mobilizing and has formulated various strategies for smart city transforma­tion in order to improve operational efficiencies, maxi­mize environmental sustainability efforts, and create new citizen services. Today, we are witnessing the exciting era of a digitally connected and built environment with diffused installation of connected digital sensors to better manage urban areas. As a result, organizations across the geographies continue to develop innovative digital technologies. The inclination to develop 100 smart cities in India by 2022 is mainly driven by the inspiration to surpass challenges posed by the current traditional and conventional cities. However, mitigating these critical bottlenecks in a systematic manner is crucial for smart cities which further motivate the shift towards more sustainable measures among all stakeholders: citizens, businesses and government. To ensure that the smart city approach can deliver the greatest impact to the global economy, CIOReview India presents a list of “20 Most Promising Smartcity Solution Providers”. Being closely scrutinized by a distinct panel of judges including CEOs, CIOs, CXO, analysts and CIOReview editorial board, we believe these solution vendors can help elevate the government’s smartcity initiative to build a smart infrastructure and encourage them to embrace collaboration, innovation, and the application of that information to solve public problems. All this for a ‘Smarter India.