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Smart Cities are trending


September 7, 2016

There’s much hype about smart cities. And, it’s growing. The smart city as innovator, inclusive with zero-resource footprint, and smooth transportation.

Google Trends shows that, although “smart government” is a national opportunity, smart cities hype is on the rise.

There appears to have been a hype shift from “government performance” to smart cities.

Public Financial Management (PFM) appears to be relatively under-hyped.

It might be time to curb our smart cities enthusiasm – there’s a lot more talk about corruption.

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Doug Hadden

Doug Hadden

Executive Vice President, Innovation at FreeBalance
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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