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Blah blah blockchain

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Blockchain may be the hottest technology but it won’t change the world, at least not for government. The IT industry has been talking about blockchain in glowing terms for some time. Much of the excitement is driven by Bitcoin, an application that relies on blockchain to create digital currency particularly loved by hackers and other […]

Moving beyond risk management to antifragility

Change

The amount of change in the world is exciting, but the combination of the level of innovation being generated by technology and the fierce competition of global markets means that we are seeing — and will inevitably continue to see — slip-ups. As IT professionals, what is our defense against slip-ups? We often try to […]

Blockchain’s identity problem

Blockchain

As an old dog in technology marketing and research, I’ve had the opportunity to watch the emergence of many new products and categories and observe the traction (or lack thereof) that the products get in the marketplace. I remember exactly where I was the first time I heard about blockchain. I was speaking with a […]

Walking the talk

Walk

As a CTO, I want hands-on experience with the latest technology and techniques so that I can give my clients the best advice on digital transformation. Without that experience it’s easy to get lulled into a false sense of security. It’s easy to get complacent about the rapid pace of change in the IT industry, […]

Airport of the future: From vision to reality

Airplane Future

Imagine never missing a flight again. Imagine a connected world where location services can determine that you may have lost track of time and are eating lunch a short three-minute walk from the departure gate. The airline is now able to track you and alert you personally that there’s still time to make the flight. […]

Government executives: On being 21st century digital leaders

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Every government executive I know serves an organization that is in a constant state of transformation. And they are all looking for journey-focused guidance on how to succeed.  I started this blog to open a dialog on their challenges. So let me begin by describing what I see as the most fundamental challenge. Most organizations (even in […]

Can artificial intelligence out-smart cities?

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a natural fit for the smart cities movement. Just consider the billions of data points bouncing through a maze of intertwined city departments, magnified exponentially by all aspects of the Internet of Things (IoT). It could be argued that AI will eventually be the reason cities are truly smart. However, until then, […]

Quand la smart city a sa propre personnalité

Je dois reconnaitre qu’au fil des années j’ai développé une légère obsession envers les neurosciences et le concept de « personnalité » issu du monde du marketing. J’essaye de l’inclure dans la majorité de mes travaux. Il y a peu, j’écrivais sur un thème assez généraliste : l’importance de la personnalité du consommateur, le tout depuis l’angle du […]

Definiendo al futuro ciudadano de una Smart City

Reconozco estar obsesionado con la neurociencia y con el concepto del marketing aplicado a la personalidad de las cosas, y ahora intento aplicarlos a todo mi trabajo. En un reciente escrito, hablé de otro tema más genérico y que trata de la importancia de la personalidad del consumidor, especialmente desde el punto de vista del […]

Leaked U.S. cybersecurity order focuses on workforce development

The latest draft of the Trump administration’s cybersecurity executive order focuses on modernizing federal IT systems and holding departmental heads responsible for maintaining adequate security. While hopes were high that the order would be signed earlier in the administration’s tenure, the date keeps getting pushed back. Rumors have picked up once again this week, following the latest […]