Smart Cities

ESI ThoughtLab to Present at Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona

November 12, 2019 / Comments Off on ESI ThoughtLab to Present at Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona

Key findings and benchmarking tool from the Building a Hyperconnected City program to be unveiled ESI ThoughtLab will be on hand from Monday, November 18 – Thursday, November 21 at the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona, Spain to unveil complete findings from the Building a Hyperconnected City program. The study, which is a deep dive assessment of […]

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ESI ThoughtLab Study Reveals Measurable ROI on Smart City Investments

October 1, 2019 / Comments Off on ESI ThoughtLab Study Reveals Measurable ROI on Smart City Investments

Improved public safety, health, business productivity, and economic growth are just some of the benefits October 1, 2019 (Philadelphia, PA) – Today, ESI ThoughtLab unveiled preliminary findings from its 2019 Smart City Research Initiative, Building a Hyperconnected City.  The study of 100 worldwide metro centers found that most cities are seeing major economic, financial, and social benefits from their investments in smart technologies, but also greater cyber–risks, if digital innovation is not managed properly.    According to the study, 38% of […]

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Urban Experts Join Forces to Develop Results-Driven Playbook for Becoming a Smart City

May 6, 2019 / Comments Off on Urban Experts Join Forces to Develop Results-Driven Playbook for Becoming a Smart City

Study will define cost-benefits of smart-city investments and provide city and business leaders with an evidence-based guide for future sustainable growth May 6, 2019 (Philadelphia, PA) – ESI ThoughtLab announced today the launch of its 2019 Smart City Research Initiative, Building a Hyperconnected City: Business models, use cases, and benchmarks behind high performance. Given the […]

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Boosting the ROI on Thought Leadership

May 3, 2019 / Comments Off on Boosting the ROI on Thought Leadership

According to a recent survey conducted by Edelman and LinkedIn, only 18% of executives give high marks to the thought leadership they receive. For these executives, much of today’s thought leadership is derivative: it lacks the vision, analytical insight, and valuable advice that busy executives desire. During my years as a publisher with Business International, […]

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Who’s the Smartest One of All? The Smart City Challenge in Latin America

February 1, 2019 / Comments Off on Who’s the Smartest One of All? The Smart City Challenge in Latin America

Latin America is one of the most urbanized regions of the world, with around 80% of all inhabitants living in cities—the highest rate anywhere outside of North America. Several of its cities are among the largest on the planet, with São Paulo and Mexico City each with 21 million inhabitants. Latin America was last a […]

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Building a Hyperconnected City

January 31, 2019 / Comments Off on Building a Hyperconnected City

Building a Hyperconnected City Full Findings Available ThoughtLab gathered benchmarking data from 100 cities, conducted in-depth interviews with city leaders, and drew on valuable input from a cross industry coalition of leading firms and research organizations. This study provides an evidence-based roadmap that cities can use to become vibrant, hyperconnected urban centers of the future. […]

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