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Using Data Science in Policy

<b>The range of techniques that make up data science – new tools for analysing data, new datasets, and novel forms of data – have great potential to be</b> …

Govt CIOs ‘missing the mark’ on digital: Gartner

Private sector IT chiefs are spending a greater proportion of their IT budgets on digital initiatives than government CIOs, a global Gartner study …

City Politics

Checking in at Singapore's new airport terminal

Singapore’s Changi Airport launches operations at its new Terminal 4 this week. A key feature, say airports bosses, is its automated check-in system, which allows passengers to check in and board without having to talk to counter staff. Karishma Vaswani gives us a walk-through.

Airports

Growing government innovation labs: an insider's guide

Effective and inspirational labs exist in many highly developed countries. In Western Europe, MindLab (Denmark) and The Behavioural Insights Team …

France wants to rethink the state as a platform

When you think about filing forms and requesting information from various administrations, chances are you get a headache. But it shouldn’t be like that. When you create an account on Spotify using Facebook Connect or request an Uber in just a few taps, it’s perfectly seamless — technology isn’t …

Mind the GaaP: UK.gov needs to get a grip on digital

<b>Analysis</b> Can we stop farting around with website designs now, please?The UK government’s digital strategy is among the many things Brexit has put a …

Government (UK)

Birmingham's locked up and abandoned Jewish cemetery

<b>A Jewish cemetery lies abandoned and overgrown in a city centre where it goes unnoticed, hidden between three lanes of traffic, a canal and railway line. Those who know it is there cannot get in as high fences have been put up and the gateway welded shut.</b><b>How did this once peaceful and sacred</b> …

Archaeology

The Future of TV isn’t apps

Whenever a new technology arrives we typically misuse it. Rather than rethinking what’s possible and transforming industries, we consistently use it to embellish what we’ve done before.<p>We’ve seen this many times with new media. The first radio shows re-read newspaper headlines, the first TV shows …

Former Google career coach shares a visual trick for figuring out what to do with your life

If you want 2017 to be an exciting year, design it that way.<p>That's the advice of former Google career coach and job strategist Jenny Blake, who has …

Integrate Augmented Reality with Internet of Things for unmatched business value

Photo: Shutterstock<p><b>Introducing Augmented Reality</b><br>Imagine you are a visitor to a historical city like Delhi or any of the popular tourist destinations …

Augmented Reality

Dubai Appeals to Startup Ecosystem for Blockchain Immigration Solution

Dubai's immigration agency is seeking a blockchain startup to develop a system that will cut illegal residency in the country.<p>As part of the second …

Blockchain

World’s largest hedge fund to replace managers with artificial intelligence

Bridgewater Associates has a team of engineers working on a project to automate decision-making to save time and eliminate human emotional volatility<p>The world’s largest hedge fund is building a piece of software to automate the day-to-day management of the firm, including hiring, firing and other …

Artificial Intelligence

This 'cloud storage' thing is going to get seriously big in 2017

Microsoft embiggens cloudy BLOBs from 195GB to 4.77 TB, blocks from 4MB to 100MBThe waistline of Azure's storage service continues to expand, with …

Cloud Computing

The 5 Most Worrying Technology Trends For 2017 And Beyond

Working in the field of big data and AI means that I see the leading edge advances that come with it. It also means routinely getting freaked out when you think too closely about the possibilities and implications of those advances and where they might be taking us.<p>Here are the 5 most worrying …

Artificial Intelligence

What ‘Cognitive Government’ Could Do

From the Internet of Things to predictive analytics to artificial intelligence, a host of cutting-edge technology innovations appear destined to …

Artificial Intelligence: The Next Big Thing in Government

The Las Vegas health department typically selects at random the restaurants it will inspect. But earlier this year, it tried something new. The …

How to master the art of decision making

The last part of the decision-making diet is monitoring.<p>Since every person has a personal lifestyle, unique and constantly changing, what works for you might not work for me. That’s why it’s important to monitor your behavior.<p>A research study conducted at Duke University shows that nearly half of …

This startup uses battery life to determine credit scores

Banks in Asia are usingcustomers' smartphone data points, like how often they drain their battery, to determine whether or not they're eligible for a loan.<p>While this may sound like an unusual criteria for qualification, Singapore-based startup Lenddo thinks it can help people without traditional …

Batteries

5 Simple Questions to Drive Validated Learning

Here is a simple model that frames product development as an effort to trigger a change in user behavior. It is accessible and not too jargon-laden. …

The 11 Bad Habits Killing Innovation in Your Company

Alexander Osterwalder invented the Business Model Canvas, co-founded strategyzer.com and was the lead author of Business Model Generation which sold a million copies in 30 languages.<p>Alexander and I often collaborate on new ideas for corporate innovation. Here's his guest post on what bad habits to …

Digital Strategy is Dead

<i>The traditional foundations businesses relied on in the past to provide a clear enterprise digital strategy, business case, and roadmap forward are</i> …

Innovation

Building Breakthrough Businesses Within Established Organizations

Few business narratives are more evocative than that of the inspired leader boldly pursuing an extraordinarily innovative idea. So romantic is the notion that companies pushing for more innovation often devote the bulk of their energies and resources to generating ideas and encouraging individual …

Digital skills gap: How to prepare a generation for the modern workplace

While there is merit in adult learning and workplace schemes, the digital skills gap will only be solved if tackled at an earlier stage. ‘As with all …

Curriculum Development

Interaction Design Toolbox with Dario Buzzini | The Specializing Master in Service Design - Politecnico di Milano

How interaction designer can create service and experience that are engaging for different stakeholder? During the next pill with Dario Buzzini, …

UX Design

How Artificial Intelligence Will Usher in the Next Stage of E-Government

Since the earliest days of the Internet, most government agencies have eagerly explored how to use technology to better deliver services to citizens, …

Mantle

Mantle is a framework for building massively scalable .NET-based applications that can be hosted either on-premises or on a variety of public cloud …

Microsoft to Partner With TomTom, HERE to Build 'World Graph' IoT Index

Microsoft teams with leading mapping companies to expand its location-aware cloud, IoT and connected car capabilities.

Internet of Things

Padlet is the easiest way to create and collaborate in the world

Collaborate better.<br>Be more productive.<p>Make beautiful boards, documents, and webpages that are easy to read and fun to contribute to.<p>Already using …