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How will brands face the IOT challenge. Remote Voting and Beyond: How Tech Will Transform Government From the Inside Out. “Fail fast, fail often.” This Silicon Valley mantra has a certain resonance for dynamic, innovative startups hell-bent on rapid iteration. But for a prospective governments seeking your vote? Not so much. It’s a tension that fuels the argument that government and technology make uneasy bedfellows, and certainly there is ample evidence of politicians – and indeed whole governments – coming unstuck in the face of new technology. Antiquity in an Age of Automation In an era where technology has re-molded our lives in so many ways, why does politics so often seem an old-fashioned outlier?

Part of the explanation comes from the threat that innovation poses to the status quo. Failing Slowly, Failing Once Beyond any theoretical arguments for friction between government and tech, there are a number of cautionary tales from governments who have tried — and failed — to utilize technology to their benefit. Then there’s the threat from outside. The Opportunity From the Ground Up… …and the Top Down. The Push To Bring Tech Efficiencies To Government Bureaucracies. John Paul FarmerCrunch Network Contributor John Paul Farmer is founder and CEO of The Innovation Project and director of Technology and Civic Innovation at Microsoft. How to join the network Three years ago, the White House launched the Presidential Innovation Fellows (PIF) program, inviting innovators from across the country to drop whatever they were doing, join federal agencies, and tackle national challenges in a matter of months.

What began as a grand experiment yielded results through programs like Project RFP-EZ and proved that a streamlined bidding process for small government contracts could lead to 30 percent savings while also attracting new vendors. At the U.S. PIFs have driven progress on their assigned projects and have also been eager to help during difficult times. While many fellows return to the private sector after their tours of duty, others choose to continue their public service. It started with a small team of us within the White House, including U.S. Paris et les villes françaises face aux défis de la «smart city» La «smart city» ou «ville intelligente», c’est l’expression à la mode attendue comme le remède à tous les maux de la ville moderne. Si le phénomème intéresse surtout les villes de plus de 500 000 habitants, c’est parce qu’il promet de résoudre à peu près tous les problèmes quotidiens que vit le métropolitain grâce à un air plus pur, des rues et des transports plus propres, des informations plus accessibles, ou en encore une participation plus importante.

La ville du futur à développer représente plus de 506 milliards de dollars de dépenses au niveau mondial. En croissance de 14% chaque année, le marché devrait avoir doublé d’ici 2019, à plus de 1 200 milliards, selon la dernière étude du Transparency Market Research. Comme les métropoles mondiales, Paris ne veut pas rater le tournant et a présenté son cette semaine. Baptisé «Paris intelligent et durable, perspective 2020 et au-delà», il devra mobiliser en tout 1 milliard d’euros. Montpellier, Nancy, Issy-les-Moulineaux. Les quatre piliers et les dix tendances de la smart city. On parle beaucoup de smart city ou de smart cités. Être smart, c’est recourir à un réseau toujours plus puissant d’infrastructures et de services numériques. C’est aussi être à la mode. Or, il faut toujours se méfier un peu de la mode.

Et faire attention à ne pas se payer de mots. La «ville intelligente»: promesse ou chimère? Ce n’est pas la métropole qui est elle-même intelligente (à l’inverse, que serait une ville sotte?) Le sujet est international et concerne l’ensemble des zones urbaines, des plus opulentes aux plus déshéritées, des plus anciennes aux plus récentes.

S’il n’est absolument pas certain que les données puissent autant changer la ville que l’électricité (comme le soutient une partie de la littérature spécialisée) ni que le big data conduise à transformer la gestion municipale en Big Brother (comme le soutient une autre partie de la littérature spécialisée), le sujet n’en reste pas moins capital. Un écosystème intelligent, pour les gens, avec les gens 1. 2. 3. 4. 1. 2. 3. Smart Cities. Efficace, innovante, participative : comment rendre la ville plus intelligente ? A l’origine de ce rapport, un double constat : la nécessité de freiner l’accroissement des dépenses à l’échelle locale dans un contexte de disette budgétaire et la prise en compte du thème des «villes intelligentes » comme nouvelle grille de lecture du fait urbain.

Et une conviction : les démarches et services développés localement au nom de la « ville intelligente » peuvent aider les municipalités à réduire leurs dépenses, tout en contribuant à l’amélioration de la qualité de service. Il s’agit également de soutenir une plus grande performance publique et par la même occasion de générer des retombées économiques.

Ce rapport montre à quelles conditions cette conviction peut prendre forme de manière concrète à l’échelle des villes et s’adresse aux élus, aux entreprises et aux habitants des villes pour leur proposer de construire ensemble la ville intelligente de demain. La smart city : la ville devient intelligente. Smart City Lyon. Ville intelligente. Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. L'expression « ville intelligente » est une traduction de l'expression smart city. Ce concept émergent — dont les acceptions sont mouvantes en français[1] — désigne un type de développement urbain apte à répondre à l'évolution ou l'émergence des besoins des institutions, des entreprises et des citoyens, tant sur le plan économique, social, qu'environnemental[2].

Une ville peut être qualifiée d’intelligente quand les investissements en capitaux humains, sociaux, en infrastructures d'énergie (électricité, gaz[3]), de flux (humains, matériels, d'information) alimentent un développement économique durable ainsi qu’une qualité de vie élevée, avec une gestion avisée des ressources naturelles, au moyen d'une gouvernance participative et d'une utilisation efficiente et intégrée des NTIC (en 1992 G.

Dupuy parle à ce sujet d'« informatisation des villes »[4]). Le concept anglo-saxon de smart cities[modifier | modifier le code] Amsterdam Smart City. Digital-age transportation. Executive summary Incredible innovations within the transportation sector are being driven by the growing recognition that cars, once synonymous with freedom and ease of mobility, have become a victim of their own success. In cities around the world, congestion is undermining mobility, imposing huge costs not just on commuters or people out to run a simple errand but on society as a whole. According to the Texas Transportation Institute, the average American commuter spent 34 hours delayed in traffic in 2010, up from 14 hours in 1982. If things don’t change, commuters can expect to spend more than 40 hours annually sitting in traffic by 2020.1 All told, the annual cost of congestion in America alone now exceeds $100 billion.2 The problem that confronts transportation planners is that adding new infrastructure capacity to relieve congestion is notoriously slow and costly.

Introduction “If we do nothing, the sheer number of people and cars in urban areas will mean global gridlock. The mobile government worker – Excerpt. There’s no question that many public officials recognize the benefits of mobile. A 2011 survey of state government CIOs by the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) found that 58 percent of them consider mobile devices and apps either essential or a high priority for government. Public workers are even more gung-ho. As NASCIO puts it, “Even when mobile devices and apps are a priority, states struggle to keep up with state employee pressures to allow them to use personal mobile devices.”29 Workers recognize that mobile technology allows them to do their jobs better.

As the Center for Digital Government writes, To illustrate the benefits of mobile technology for government employees, we examine three different types of workers who spend much of their time in the field: human services caseworkers, emergency responders, and law enforcement officers. Five ways mobile can improve the productivity of government workers Health and human services (HHS) caseworkers.

Gov on the go. Over the past 25 years, productivity in the private sector has risen by more than 50 percent. Globalization, advanced manufacturing processes, and a deeper understanding of individual and organizational psychology have all contributed significantly to this growth. But the single most significant contribution to this growth has been the private sector’s ability to harness the disruptive power of technology and to use it invent better and more efficient processes.

The public sector, on the other hand, has been unable to keep pace, despite, in some cases, eventually adopting similar technologies. At the same time that private sector productivity grew 50 percent, productivity in the public sector actually fell. Mobile technology, a very powerful productivity booster, offers the public sector a chance to hit the reset button.

This report examines three key areas where mobile acts as an enabler of productivity for the government and its citizens: VanRoekel is right. This was not always true. The rise of safety innovations in intelligent mobility. In the years since Karl Benz invented the modern auto-mobile in 1885, energy and safety have emerged as two long-standing themes, central to the automotive industry.1 With respect to energy, the increasingly urgent challenge has been to reduce the impact of CO2 emissions on the environment and to ameliorate resource depletion, either by using less fuel or through alternative energy sources. We have seen the emergence of a series of “next generation” vehicles, including hybrid, plug-in hybrid, battery electric, and fuel cell vehicles, that embody the pursuit of these goals. However, to associate next-generation vehicles only with such energy-related innovations is to understate the developments underway with regard to mobility.

Safety innovations are also an essential and perhaps equally rich avenue of development, important for obvious reasons, but increasingly with a vital role to play in the future direction of vehicles and the systems that may surround their use. Player dynamics. Tech Trends 2015, Ambient computing. Possibilities abound from the tremendous growth of embedded sensors and connected devices—in the home, the enterprise, and the world at large. Translating these possibilities into business impact requires focus—purposefully bringing smarter “things” together with analytics, security, data, and integration platforms to make the disparate parts work seamlessly with each other.

Ambient computing is the backdrop of sensors, devices, intelligence, and agents that can put the Internet of Things to work. The Internet of Things (IoT) is maturing from its awkward adolescent phase. More than 15 years ago, Kevin Ashton purportedly coined the term he describes as the potential of machines and other devices to supplant humans as the primary means of collecting, processing, and interpreting the data that make up the Internet. Cut to 2015. The Internet of Things is pulling up alongside cloud and big data as a rallying cry for looming, seismic IT shifts.

What is the “what”? Beyond the thing My take.