Sung-Yueh Perng, Robk Kitchin and Darach Mac Donncha draw on their various hackathon experiences to present you a close-up look of these tech and ‘innovation’ events. The working paper examines how these events extend the passions for digital innovation and entrepreneurship and act as sites of social learning for the development of smart urbanism.
The world population is predicted to rise by 50 per cent in the 21st century and reach around 11 billion by 2100. The growing number of people on the planet is putting considerable strain on natural and man-made resources. This “A Smart World” Online Special Report, published by Raconteur in partnership with ESRI UK, reveals how governments, organisations and individuals need to adapt to preserve the planet and communities. The report investigates how to plan for a smarter world, why drones are set to change the way we live, and highlights what the urban landscape will look like in 2030.
The digital revolution today is an age of human empowerment: rapid advances have created a people centric technology environment where the power lies with people to shape technology as they see fit. The 2017 Accenture Technology Vision report showcases the top five disruptive IT trends and innovations shaping the business landscape in 2017 and beyond. Accenture has identified five trends that underscore the importance of focusing on ‘Technology for People’ to achieve digital success. Tomorrow’s leaders are taking these trends on board and executing strategies to secure their clear digital advantage.
Startup Genome examined how cities help growing and sustaining vibrant startup ecosystems through eight major factors: funding, market reach, global connectedness, technical talent, startup experience, resource attraction, corporate involvement, founder ambition and strategy.
Harvard’s Data-Smart City Solutions initiative published a guide that highlights resources to help answer questions that a new Chief Data Officer or other government data leader might have about the best way to move toward a data-driven enterprise.
A new report from Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofAML) sees the Smart City market growing to US$1.3-1.6tn by 2020E (vs US$1tn today) and highlight six entry points for investors wishing to access the theme: (1) Smart Infrastructure; (2) Smart Buildings; (3) Smart Homes; (4) Smart Safety & Security; (5) Smart Energy; and (6) Smart Mobility. The report ranks Singapore, London, New York, Paris and Tokyo as the world’s smartest cities.
How do cities effectively collect, publish, and use data? A review of cities’ strategies for open data, analytics, and infrastructure identifies best practices for achieving data-smart goals—and highlights the importance of planning ahead.