Future jobs in the Tampa Bay Area: Prepare for change driven by robots, tech, etc.

As companies moved jobs overseas to cut costs years ago, and then brought them back to provide better service in more recent times, outsourcing became an ugly word to describe what not to do in corporate America. But tomorrow’s job threat is potentially much closer to home with smart computers and responsive technology in robots that can do almost anything a human can do.
 

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Hey, utilities, 5G is a thing

I once wrote in a Navigant white paper that utilities need to stop building application-specific, siloed networks and think more holistically about their future communications needs. With the proliferation of distributed generation (DG), electric vehicles (EVs) and increasingly competitive operational environments, a utility’s ability to react quickly to shifting market dynamics will become critical to its long-term success.

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Gaining Perspective From P3s in the Philippines

Since 2010, the Philippines national government has tried to address the country’s chronic infrastructure challenges, while maintaining strict fiscal discipline. The focus has been on initiating a series of reforms that some think has revived the country's P3 program. These reforms have resulted in the awarding of nine projects (with a total investment of US$3 billion). This P3 program's roll-out aims to support the government's intention to raise private investment in infrastructure from 0.4 percent of GDP in 2013 to 1.1 percent of GDP. Spending in infrastructure is expected to grow at around 10% a year during the next decade, reaching a total of US$27 billion per year by 2025.

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