Large numbers of workers around the world are now self-identified or de facto digital nomads. That is, they work across national boundaries, with clients in multiple countries. Their own geographical location does not affect either what they do, or their client list. Like the big multinational companies, these individuals and small companies trade and operate
Cities can use artificial intelligence and analysis of data in a number of ways to help them become smarter, and provide better services for their citizens. Controlling parking by variable pricing on parking meters. Boston is planning to raise the prices of its parking meters for the first time in more than five years. But it
Which is the Smartest City in the world in 2015? According to Juniper Research, that accolade goes to Barcelona. And Juniper is of course not the first to give Barcelona a smart city award. In more or less any discussion about Smart Cities, the name Barcelona is bound to crop up sooner or later. For
Cities. Gleaming high rise office blocks, centres of technology and industry, and trade hubs. But more importantly, home to millions of people worldwide. Cities are vital ecosystems, consisting of far more than the bricks and mortar that make the buildings. So why is it only recently that city design has begun to be about people?
The Global Open Data Initiative (GODI) is a coalition of civil society organisations sharing principles and resources to get the best value out of open data. Open data, at its simplest, is freely available government data that anyone can access, analyse and use. It has potential to be widely used by citizens and organisations to explore how
The city of Dubai has ambitious plans. It plans to transform itself into a truly smart city, and not just any old smart city, but the best in the world. About this time last year, it announced the formation of a committee to develop ‘Smart Dubai’, with a strategy involving six key pillars and 100