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Progressive Local Governments Invest in Smart Cities

Progressive Local Governments Invest in Smart Cities

Smart City initiatives will attract technology investments of more than $81 billion globally in 2018, and spending is forecast to reach $158 billion in 2022, according to the latest worldwide market study by International Data Corporation (IDC).

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Worldwide Contactless Payments will Exceed $1 Trillion

Worldwide Contactless Payments will Exceed $1 Trillion

According to the Juniper assessment, the mobile contactless payments market will be driven by Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, Google Pay and other OEM Pay wallets. Combined, these OEM Pay wallets users will reach 450 million by 2020, with Apple accounting for 1 in 2 OEM Pay users globally.

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42 Big Industries Blockchain Could Transform

42 Big Industries Blockchain Could Transform

Banking isn’t the only industry that could be affected by blockchain technology. Law enforcement, ride-hailing, and many other sectors could also have blockchain in their future. Here are the latest innovative ways companies are harnessing the power of global blockchain.

via CBinsights

How Technology Companies Can Serve the Common Good

Technology Companies Can Serve the Common Good

In this age of disruption, humanity has a choice. Digital photography can generate massive e-waste, but it can also cure blindness. Ultimately, it’s pioneering innovation that will clean up our oceans. We must push technology to be a force for the common good.

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Going Digital within the Global Networked Economy

Going Digital within the Global Networked Economy

Launched in January 2017, the OECD’s ‘Going Digital’ project aims to help policymakers better understand ongoing digital transformation and create policy environments that enable their economies and societies to prosper.

via The Forum Network

Eight Myths About Disruption from Artificial Intelligence

Eight Myths About Artificial Intelligence Disruption

AI is going to be a seismic shift in business – and it’s expected to create a $15.7 trillion economic impact globally by 2030. But understandably, monumental shifts like this tend to make people nervous, resulting in many unanswered questions and misconceptions about the technology and what it will do in the workplace.

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Artificial Intelligence Creates Data Governance Challenges

Artificial Intelligence Creates Data Governance Challenges

As our digital presence grows, and this presence is being pulled by public directions for the future of e-governance and private for how we engage with our interests – meaningful governance will have to include an essential first step, the right to know how our data is being used, who has it, and when are they using it.

via World Economic Forum