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OECD Regions and Cities at a Glance 2018

OECD Regions and Cities at a Glance logoOECD Regions and Cities at a Glance shows how regions and cities are progressing toward stronger economies, better lives for people, and more inclusive societies. The report provides a comparative picture of trends in economic growth, productivity and entrepreneurship across regions and metropolitan areas. It also assesses how people’ s well-being is changing across regions, both within and across countries, including progress on closing gender gaps. Continue reading

Book: The Future Computed – Artificial Intelligence and its role in society

Microsoft released a new book, The Future Computed: Artificial Intelligence and its role in society, which provides company’s perspective on where AI technology is going and the new societal issues it has raised. The book tries to answer tough questions such as: How do we ensure that AI is designed and used responsibly? How do we establish ethical principles to protect people? How should we govern its use? And how will AI impact employment and jobs? Continue reading

Ten use cases of innovative data – driven approaches for policymaking at EU level

data4policy logoIn 2014, the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Communications networks, content and technology (DG CONNECT) launched a reflection around new trends in evidence-informed policy-making, as one important element of Public Sector Modernisation. This report has been prepared in the context of: “Data for Policy: A study of big data and other innovative data – driven approaches for evidence – informed policymaking’ The Data4Policy study was completed in 2016. Continue reading

Gartner Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2018

Strategic technology trends have significant disruptive potential over the next five years. Gartner’s top trends for 2018 underpin the digital platform and set the stage for business innovation. Artificial intelligence, immersive experiences, digital twins, event-thinking and continuous adaptive security create a foundation for the next generation of digital business models and ecosystems. Continue reading

Accenture Technology Vision 2017

The digital revolution today is an age of human empowerment: rapid advances have created a people centric technology environment where the power lies with people to shape technology as they see fit.  The 2017 Accenture Technology Vision report showcases the top five disruptive IT trends and innovations shaping the business landscape in 2017 and beyond.  Accenture has identified five trends that underscore the importance of focusing on ‘˜Technology for People’ to achieve digital success. Tomorrow’ s leaders are taking these trends on board and executing strategies to secure their clear digital advantage. Continue reading