Juniper Research has identified the top 10 smart cities in the UK, with London topping the list. The analysis was conducted over a range of city indices, including transport, healthcare, public safety, energy and productivity. Scores were calculated according to diverse metrics, including present state-of-play variables (such as congestion and crime levels) alongside smart city rollouts, vision and long-term strategy.
Strategic technology trends have significant disruptive potential over the next five years. Gartner’s top trends for 2018 underpin the digital platform and set the stage for business innovation. Artificial intelligence, immersive experiences, digital twins, event-thinking and continuous adaptive security create a foundation for the next generation of digital business models and ecosystems.
The digital economy is now firmly established as a core driver of global growth. Policy-makers are striving to understand how best to capitalize on the digital economy for the benefit of their citizens. This report, published by Huawei and Oxford Economics, explores how to measure digital economy and provides a fresh insight into how digital technologies affect economic performance.
Digital technology has the potential to fundamentally transform the way the public sector operates and delivers services to constituents. Government agencies that are not undergoing a digital transformation risk becoming stale and outdated; but even worse, they will fail to meet the needs of an increasingly digitally savvy citizenry. This new report from GovLoop and Infor presents how digital transformation is changing the way government works and how this transformation can be achieved via cloud computing.
Geoff Mulgan, Chief Executive of Nesta, proposes new ways to improve the effectiveness of philanthropic funding through new technologies. The blog post, “Philanthropy and Innovation,” focuses in particular on open data and artificial intelligence as tools for the field. The post explores how funders could use data; better sift and assess applications; reduce bureaucracy for applicants; strategically scan different fields; and tap into crowd knowledge.
The Newcastle Smart City Strategy (2017-2021) is a four-year framework outlining the key priorities and actions to be delivered by Council in its commitment to leading Newcastle’s transition to a smart and innovative city. The council’s aim has been to develop a roadmap for creating a smarter and more innovative Newcastle and Hunter Region, Australia and to maximise opportunities as they are presented in sectors including technology, advanced manufacturing, the digital economy and the creative industries.
The Internet of Things is critical for creating a digital business. “Leading the IoT – Gartner Insights on How to Lead in a Connected World” e-book, edited by Mark Hung, Gartner Research Vice President, provides a roadmap for effectively implementing IoT in your organization by addressing its four top challenges.