27 Nov

The recipe for turning Smart Cities dreams into reality: inclusiveness, scalability, platform(s)

Last week I attended my fourth Smart Cities Expo World Congress (SCEWC). This year conference had a bold theme: “Cities Made of Dreams”. But for the first time, the conference was less about the art-of-the-possible from a technology standpoint and more about achieving better outcomes in terms of safety and security, mobility, environmental sustainability, health […]

04 Nov

What Does European Government IT Expenditure Look Like?

Expenditure on IT by governments bucks the wider trend of cost cutting across the public sector. While overall government spending across Europe has steadily fallen from the highs of 2009–2010, when government spend as a percentage of GDP across Europe peaked at 50%, growth in government IT spending has remained on an upward trend

22 Oct

How are financial services evolving in this hyperconnected era?

During SIBOS 2019 last month, leaders from the academic circle, well-known global financial institutions, the Governor of Bank of England, technology companies, Olympic medal athletes and even an EX-MI5 spy, discussed not just how financial services are evolving in this  hyperconnected era but also how technology is impacting in every aspect of our life, and […]