Today, Americans in the United States will celebrate the 4th of July, commemorating their independence as a nation. But how independent are they really, “they” being those Americans who embark upon a career in public service, those persons responsible for keeping their independent and free nation as such?
The answer is: some are more independent than others, namely the Millennials, you know, that little Generation Next, soon to comprise more than half of the world’s population, and dominate the global workforce?
The Millennials are demanding independence, freedom, and flexibility in the workplace, and not just in the United States. If you’d like to become better acquainted with them, watch this Ted Talk as Scott Hess discusses who they are and why they’re the “better” generation, and then read on.
On June 19th, Cisco released WebEx Social which encapsulates Cisco’s ability to “Work Your Way” by letting the user have mobility, security, and flexibility which coincides with Cisco’s philosophy of work-life balance. -- WebEx Social
With the ability to be anywhere, anytime; our productivity could be limitless and it brings our technology into our modern World of “Go, Go, Go!” At the same time, how great would it be to be able to have that great cup of Joe served by our favorite Barista while hosting a WebEx about our Quarters projections! Or let’s take this another step into the realm of Government; how great would it be to have the mobility, security, and flexibility at the fingertips of those gathering necessary sensative information in order for the decision makers to make the best decision possible. This aspect of “Work your Way” is what the Military along with many other Government Agency’s are wanting to achieve.
One of this year’s Meeting of the Minds themes is “reinventing public/private partnerships.” And one question on the table for discussion: what do the partnerships need to look like in order to succeed in fostering smarter, more connected communities? In fact, in a recent post on May 29th, one particular question was highlighted as a promising area for collective inquiry: how can collaborative partnerships speed the development of a new broadband-centric economy?
A key element to bringing citizens, private enterprise, and the public sector together, especially in public-private projects is the presence of forward-thinking leaders to rally the players. That’s one of the roles performed by the annual Meeting of the Minds. One way that the sponsors, including Cisco, Toyota, Schneider Electric, Phillips, and the Lincoln Institute, lead is by bringing together diverse groups of professionals from many sectors. We’re thrilled this year to also bring an influx of new leaders who come to the table with real multidisciplinary skills and a definitive cross-sector vision to contribute. Read More »
Have you ever gotten a parking ticket? What about a speeding ticket? If so, wouldn’t it be nice to be able to settle that ticket your way…a more efficient way…a way that would enable you to settle it when convenient for you and that wouldn’t require you to take the day off of work to drive downtown to go to court?
Well, if you lived in San Antonio, that would be an option. Click on the image below to read the full story from News 4 WOAI out of San Antonio.
On June 7, over 250 global local government leaders gathered at the Polytechnic Institute of NYU for the annual Intelligent Communities Forum, an event that recognizes the tremendous efforts of local government leaders. What is an intelligent community?