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The Top 30 Government Innovations οf 2017

In this guide, published by GovLoop, you’ll find examples across six areas ‘“ cloud computing, cybersecurity, digital customer service, IT  modernization, procurement and workforce ‘“ of programs, leaders, technologies and more that are truly changing the face of government in the US.   In an era of increasing cyber-threats, workforce changes and uncertainty, these innovations are better serving citizens, creating efficiencies, doing more with less and helping communities. Continue reading

Forces of change: Industry 4.0

We’re in the middle of a fourth Industrial Revolution’”and this one goes far beyond manufacturing. Smart, connected technologies are transforming how parts and products are designed, made, used, and maintained. And by ushering in a digital reality, they are transforming organizations themselves. Mark Cotteleer, Brenna Sniderman in Deloitte Insights explore some key insights that can enable business leaders to visualize the ways in which the Fourth Industrial Revolution could affect their worlds. Continue reading

Estonia, the Digital Republic

E-Estonia is the most ambitious project in technological statecraft today, for it includes all members of the government, and alters citizens’ daily lives. The normal services that government is involved with’”legislation, voting, education, justice, health care, banking, taxes, policing, and so on’”have been digitally linked across one platform, wiring up the nation. Nathan Heller writes in New Yorker Magazine about Estonian government’ s achievement to be virtual, borderless, blockchained, and secure. Continue reading

Connected Urban Growth: Public-Private Collaborations for Transforming Urban Mobility

The working paper “Connected Urban Growth: Public-Private Collaborations for Transforming Urban Mobility”   presents a working definition of the term new mobility services, which encompasses a broad set of emerging operating models and technologies that are intended to improve the performance of urban transportation systems. It also presents the first global survey of new mobility services, and identifies emerging trends and opportunities for decision-makers in both the public and private sectors. Continue reading

Accelerating the Digital Transformation of smart cities and smart communities

The IDC white paper “Accelerating the Digital Transformation of Smart Cities and Smart Communities” presents how cities can take advantage of emerging technologies to: implement a cloud platform for cost containment, security, and flexibility; update work practices and foster a strong workforce; and stay compliant and address privacy, accessibility, and cybersecurity concerns. Moreover, it contains a useful checklist to help your smart city navigate potential challenges. Continue reading

Report: “Scaling Civic Tech: Paths to a Sustainable Future’

This report summarizes insights with the intention of advancing a more consistent, collaborative and rigorous fieldwide conversation about sustainability of the civic tech sector. Knight Foundation and Rita Allen Foundation commissioned research to deepen understanding about emerging business models and the dynamics of sustainability for
civic tech organizations, including for-profits and nonprofits. Continue reading

Report: Benefits and Best Practices of Safe City Innovation

In “Benefits and best practices of safe city innovation,’ West and Bernstein from the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings Institute, examine the ways that digital technology, mobile networks, and integrated solutions help officials in 17 cities manage public safety and law enforcement. The locales include cities in the United States, U.K., Thailand, Nigeria, Colombia, and more. Continue reading