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The 5 technologies that are going to define the next decade in cities

Interconnected data flows and downloading streams superimposed over a virtual electronic gridscape of New York City

Cities have always been hubs of technological experimentation, shaped by the people who inhabit them and the tools they use. We can still see the marks, both charming and garish, from technologies of years past — from old aqueducts to telephone booths to the damage done by cars. Continue reading…

Data and Analytics Innovation: Emerging Opportunities and Challenges

data_analytics_and_innovationThis report, published by U.S. Government Accountability Office, presents the results of a forum on recent developments in the area of data, analysis, and innovation—and key implications for related economic opportunities, challenges to realizing such opportunities, new pathways to societal benefits, and privacy concerns. Continue reading…

What Cities Could Look Like in 10 Years

bi-graphics-what-cities-could-look-like-in-100-years-lead-imageTo get a sense of what city life might look like in the future, Business Insider called on futurists, urban planners, and designers to weigh in on trends related to transportation, housing, automation, the Internet, the environment, and jobs. Continue reading…

Gartner’s 2016 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies

dl_hypeCycleThe Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies identifies technologies that are showing promise in delivering a high degree of competitive advantage over the next five to 10 years. The 2016 edition reveals three distinct technology trends that are poised to be of the highest priority for organizations facing rapidly accelerating digital business innovation. Continue reading…

Open Data Maturity in Europe 2015

open data maturityOpen Data Maturity in Europe 2015: Insights into the European state of play is a report prepared under the framework of the European Data Portal project. As it has been stated in a previous post, one of the main goals of the European Data Portal is to offer access to data published by administrations in countries across Europe, from the EU and beyond. Additionally, it supports public administrations in publishing more data as open data and targets on actions to stimulate their re-use. Continue reading…

Accenture Technology Vision 2016

Accenture Technology Vision 2016Accenture’s Technology Vision report pinpoints the emerging IT developments that will have the greatest impact on companies, government agencies, and other organizations in the next three to five years. The 2016 version investigates five trends behind a ‘people-first’ approach: Intelligent automation, liquid workforces, the platform economy, predictable disruption and digital trust. Continue reading…

A map of NYC Economy by Neighborhood

NYC_Neighborhood_Economy1A new tool, created by the Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development (ANHD), aims to give a comprehensive but broad measure of New York’s economic development opportunities at both the citywide and neighborhood level. The tool uses 19 economic factors to calculate the risk to economic opportunity by neighborhood. Continue reading…

Gartner’s Hype Cycles for 2015

Megatrends Driving Significant Profile Shifts - Source: Gartner (August 2015) Gartner’s Hype Cycles aims to help enterprises identify which emerging computing technologies, services and disciplines to invest in. The company published a report that looks across all 2015 Hype Cycles to spot the trends driving computing innovation today. Continue reading…

The Technology of Us

TheTechnologyofUsIf automation was the mantra for technology to date, is humanization the calling for technology in the future? The Technology of Us is a discussion hosted by TeleTech CEO Ken Tuchman that explores this question from the perspective of top intellectuals, scientists, designers and business innovators. This collection of essays and interviews demonstrates how technology is pushing humankind into a new stage of evolution, with as many massive implications for modern business as for our individual lives. Continue reading…

What will our world look like in 2022?

IEEE_CS_2022_Report_-_2022Report.pdf_-_2014-09-07_21.53.36Nine technical leaders of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society joined forces to write a technical report, entitled IEEE CS 2022, symbolically surveying 23 potential technologies that could change the landscape of computer science and industry by the year 2022. Continue reading…