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October 17, 2018

In a variation on the civic engagement theme, America’s 6th largest city is investing in employee involvement to tap encourage creative solutions to common challenges.

February 07, 2018

Utilities trying to reinvent themselves as digital enterprises have found it hard to scale up from digital pilots. Adopting digital ways of working, adding talent, and modernizing IT will hasten transformation. For utility companies, transforming operations and systems with digital technologies... read more

December 01, 2017

In an era marked by rapid advances in automation and artificial intelligence, new research assesses the jobs lost and jobs gained under different scenarios through 2030. The technology-driven world in which we live is a world filled with promise but also challenges.

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November 13, 2017

The IoT is one of those amazing bits of technology that will give us a remarkable edge. It will also cut both ways. It is automating many jobs and making them much easier to do and offering very lucrative jobs for those who are in possession of the right skill set.

December 01, 2017 | Bas Boorsma

The following is an excerpt from the new book A New Digital Deal, which is now available in both print and Kindle formats.

September 13, 2017

We talk a lot about how technology will make our jobs easier. How it will help us diversify our supplier pools, increase agency transparency, provide greater accountability for spend and, ultimately, save taxpayers money. We also preach about how critical technology is becoming to our nation's... read more

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August 25, 2017

On my last work day of my trip to Singapore, I caught up with a boss and mentor of many years, the Head of Civil Service. One of the questions he asked me was where I thought AI has the greatest potential.

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August 08, 2017

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.

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August 02, 2017

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.

July 31, 2017

In some ways the communities we represent couldn't be more different. Little Rock is a relatively small southern capital city in a state that includes the Ozark mountains and vast wilderness areas, while Cook County encompasses the industrial capital of the Midwest and third largest city in the... read more

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