Last Thursday, the Mission Economic Development Corporation held its first ever Civic Innovation Summit, hosting speakers, entrepreneurs, and creators from all over the United States. The all-day event is also the first of its kind in the Valley.
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.
An Interview with Zhao Gang, Director General by Laura Benold, Managing Editor, Smart Cities Connect,Read More
The same innovations transforming business are also transforming cities. Rapid advances in technology, including the Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and advanced mobile broadband capacity, can deliver a highly connected, seamlessly automated, data-rich reality.Read More
There is a lot of (understandable) excitement about smart cities. But the task of deploying technology to improve the urban experience can seem like an overwhelming task. Even true believers can find themselves struggling to stay energized.Read More
Chicago smart city leaders gather for Digi.City Connects at 1871 to talk smart cities, data and how the city is navigating the digital future.Read More
When you hear the term 'city government' you may think of a bureaucratic monolith instead of hotbed of innovation. But many cities--like Tampa, Denver, Phoenix and San Diego--are transforming themselves and developing new approaches to age-old urban issues while also creating opportunities for entrepreneurs.Read More
“I am the most un-government person in the world,” says Mr. Chan Cheow Hoe who left a successful career with Citibank and Barclays to become theGovernment Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Deputy Chief Executive of Singapore’s GovTech. He oversees GovTech Hive, an innovative digital services agency created to develop deep technical capabilities within the public sector in order to meet the increasing demands of citizens and businesses.Read More
TAMPA — When a teacher plunked the wrong kid in his car at school pickup time a few years ago, Saravana Pat Bhava was infuriated. But the Tampa father’s anger quickly dissipated when he realized the teachers didn’t have the resources they needed to properly manage the process.Read More
If you pay attention to the headlines, you would think that, as a country and as a society, we have never been more divided. Because we are humans who crave the concept of clan, it is only natural to seek experiences that exemplify how we can come together.Read More
Half of the world's 7.5 billion people are connected to the Internet and we are well on track to hit 50 billion devices by 2020. Yet with all of this activity, there are still many missed opportunities to seamlessly make connected things work for people. As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to emerge, the answer may be right in the middle of our daily existence--in the workplace.Read More
In four to five years, our world will be drastically different. Almost everything in your life and in your city will be automated thanks to The Internet of Things (IoT) and 5G technology. Steve Case, founder of AOL, calls this the Third Wave which is about "integrating the Internet into every aspect of our lives in seamless and often invisible ways."Read More
The Internet of Things (IoT) holds tremendous promise for creating greater levels of efficiency, productivity and safety. Illustrating this concept through the context of a smart home is relatively simple. “Things” like refrigerators and thermostats are connected to the Internet and controlled by a mobile phone. Without any human interaction, your refrigerator can send an email or a text that certain supplies are low and even automatically integrate with a grocery delivery service. It’s all about leveraging technology to minimize inefficiency.Read More
Austin has recently taken a few big steps in its quest to become a smart city. In addition to a quick win as being one of five US metros awarded the Smart Cities Council Challenge Grant, the City of Austin is also beginning the process of its Smart Austin Strategic Roadmap, a Community Co-Creation Plan.Read More
We used to live in silos where the role of certain sectors was clear. Companies provided products and services to generate a profit. Nonprofits and NGOs performed selfless act to save the world. Cities silently made the world run in ways that most of us never even noticed. With the advent of smart cities, things look quite different. Cities are now at the epicenter of the technology evolution with the integration of the Internet of Things (IoT), big data and connected technology.Read More
South Korea’s top wireless carrier SK Telecom Co. said Sunday that it has become a member of 5G Automotive Association (5GAA), a global cross-industry association of companies from the telecommunications and automotive industries, a move to speed up development of connected car technology.Read More