Open Gov Stories captures the oral history of open government innovations around the world. Open Gov Stories records the faces and voices of innovators from government, civil society, the tech industry, the arts and academia talking about their work and how it impacts real people’s lives.
The United Kingdom is undertaking an ambitious effort to simplify public access to government services and information. In this video interview, Mike Bracken, the executive director of the United Kingdom’s Government Digital Service, explains the approach and its advantages.
A network of interactive digital touchscreens has been installed in Manchester’s city centre. The 10 digital kiosks give residents and visitors a wealth of wayfinding information at their fingertips through its MiGuide (Manchester interactive guide) screen. The system is designed not just to help people get around the city, but to get the most out of it.
In his talk “Smart Cities – The Untold Story”, at TEDxLondon’s CITY 2.0 event, Mischa Dohler, cofounder and member of the Board of Directors of Worldsensing, challenged some common views around the recent hype of smart cities.
In this video interview, Tim O’Reilly, tech entrepreneur, author and investor looks at how open data is becoming a critical tool for business and government, as well as what needs to be done for it to be more effective.
In the 5 in 5 report IBM’s top scientists report on what the world, supported by smart sensing and computing, will look like in five years. Included in the report was a projection of the ultra-connected city where citizens and city government can easily communicate through technology and automation will allow for the massive population growth in urban areas.
Urban Age Institute Board Chairman Tim Campbell joined Saskia Sassen and Greg Lindsay onstage at the Atlantic Council’s Strategic Foresight Forum to discuss about the way mass urbanization is changing governance, politics, geopolitics, and the economy.