Digital Strategy

smart cities need tech workers
October 12, 2017

The smart cities movement has garnered major backing from heavy hitters in the tech field, including the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) based in Washington. The group represents 2,000 companies and 3,000 academic and training partners.

October 10, 2017

Think about the role of effective government: defend the nation from risks and support the citizens, with minimum tax burden. And in a capitalist society that is of, by and for the people, the government needs to tap market innovations of the same people it serves to solve big problems, be it... read more

September 27, 2017

Digital transformation is having a profound impact on how companies conduct business, giving rise to new competencies never seen before. As these competencies are further developed, Google Technical Director Paul Strong sees a number of key tech trends that are reshaping business models, from... read more

smart cities expectations
September 27, 2017

As many readers of these blogs know, I’ve spent years griping about the term “digital transformation.” Despite my love for urban transformation, the term “smart cities” has bugged me at times as well.

September 21, 2017

The TM Forum has announced its City as a Platform Manifesto with initial backing from more than 40 major cities, regional and international government bodies, telecoms operators, technology firms and associations.

iot tech trends influence education
September 20, 2017

Every industry has been impacted by advances in technology and this goes for the education industry as well. While cell phones and tablets were a rarity just 10 years ago, you will find them in the hands of just about every teacher and student.

September 07, 2017

This is happening - are we ready? Entirely new cities and "fiberhoods" are emerging, grounded in cutting-edge technology. Sensor-laden, data-driven and internet-connected, these urban prototypes are the testing grounds for the future.

data bank management transparency open
August 18, 2017

Data needs accountability.

August 04, 2017

For years, cities have been trying to use data that has sat, siloed in individual departments. Even as that historic data is liberated and made more open, however, more and different types of data are coming in. Since the advent of smartphones with built in GPS, location data, streaming from... read more

August 03, 2017

Data, as most anyone in IT will tell you, is driving innovation. Vast troves of data are at the heart of developments involving artificial intelligence, driverless cars and other breakthrough technologies. Government too has shown the value of bigger, better and more open data, but developments... read more

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