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Smart and Open Government News Roundup


July 17, 2017

Top smart government, smart cities and open government news from last week, found by the FreeBalance Strategy and Innovation Group.

SMALLER CITIES BETTER FOR SMART CITIES? There’s competition among large cities worldwide to become smarter through the use of technology. Adrian Perkins in Wired suggests that smaller cities have fewer strategic hurdles, and can mobilize citizens better than larger cities.

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND MAKING CITIES SMART: Katherine Schwab in Fast Co Design describes the work of César Hidalgo, the director of the Collective Learning group at the MIT Media Lab. The use of artificial intelligence can make neighborhoods feel safer, more equitable and more beautiful.

BRAZILIAN GOVERNMENT SETS NATIONAL INTERNET OF THINGS PRIORITIES: Smart Cities, health and agriculture at top national IoT priorities according to Angelica Mari in Brazil Tech.

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Doug Hadden

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Doug is responsible for identifying new global markets, new technologies and trends, and new and enhanced internal processes. Doug leads a cross-functional international team that is responsible for developing product prototypes and innovative go-to-market strategies.

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