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data bank management transparency open

Data needs accountability. Fake news, “alternative facts” and filter bubbles – the data we consume and what we read and experience online shapes the way we view the world and the everyday decisions we make, big and small. If data is the new oil, why not start thinking about managing data in a professional way as we already do for money, gold or stock options?

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public transit change travel multimodal transportation

Will a majority of Americans give up automobiles and rely on public transportation in the not-too-distant future?  Maybe not, but dependence on public transportation is definitely on the increase. Two things are happening as a result of this.

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congress infrastructure plans finance p3
Image by Paul Simpson on Flickr. Licensed under CC BY.

Delays in the rollout of the Trump administration’s much-heralded $1 trillion infrastructure plan are proving costly for deteriorating U.S. roads, bridges, airports and transit systems. And the longer the delay, the more it will cost taxpayers. Tired of delays on a long-awaited new plan, some members of Congress are busy putting together a “Plan B.”

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strategies to avoid displacement with technology

Auntie Sally is a union member at an electronics factory in Singapore producing wire bonds, the tiny wires in your mobile phone, tablet or step tracker that connect the semiconductor chip to its housing. A toothy lady with boundless energy and a knack for making you feel like her daughter, she has been in this job for 15 years.

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displacement jobs training AI

Job displacement is not new, but the scale and speed will increase in the coming years – a 2013 study by Frey and Osborne suggested that 47 percent of workers in America held jobs with a high risk of potential automation.

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trump appoints infrastructure council
Photo by Doug Kerr is licensed under CC BY 2.0

The wheels on the Trump administration’s $1 trillion infrastructure plan appear to be moving. After months of delays, the president, through an executive order, announced the creation of a Presidential Advisory Council on Infrastructure.

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IoT Projects People Challenges

Welcome to the fourth post in my series of seven chapters intended to help individuals and organisations on their journey to deploying a successful Internet of Things (IoT) transformation.

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Government rarely leads when it comes to technology innovation. That’s because the funding required is simply not available. However, governmental entities are finally moving into the next phase of IT modernization – mobile apps. 

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