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The Future of Work-Life Innovation: The Role of Networked Technologies

…than place” as a work ethos, new methods and modes of work, access to shared services, open versus closed innovation, a new generation of workers, environmental concerns, and macro socioeconomic shifts. Given a choice, people will demand freedom to work, live, and innovate in ways that meet their individual lifestyles, unfettered by place. Meanwhile, pressures to reduce costs and seek new approaches to innovation are causing many private an…

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UK Start-ups Get Set for the BIG Awards

…n as possible. Wherever technical talent is in the UK – universities, science parks, business centres and other innovation clusters – we want to root it out and offer support. The launch of this initiative on 1 February was at Ravensbourne in Greenwich. It’s an apt venue as it’s a founding member of Cisco’s National Virtual incubator (NVI) – a public technology network which will be connecting innovation clusters by using Cisco’…

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London 2012: Ian Foddering Twitter Chat Interview

…Technology Officer (CTO) Ian Foddering interview before and after a Cisco Twitter Chat. Focused on technology innovation in the workplace and how these breeds a new kind of business/entrepreneur and London 2012. Ian said “Thanks to everyone who joined our recent Twitter Chat on technology and innovation. Full of insights, it was great to hear a range of views from the IT industry about the trade-off of cost savings versus investment in innova…

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Innovation in the 21st Century City

As a global director of the Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group’s Urban Innovation team, I’ve seen how broadband connectivity can radically transform urban life, while forcing us to rethink our entire approach to designing and managing cities. I recently had the opportunity to share some of my ideas on the subject at the 2011 World Council of UCLG (United Cities and Local Governments) in Florence, Italy. The Council represents nearly half th…

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Participation, Collaboration, Community

Key to the development of effective public sector strategies for resilience, innovation, and productivity is the ability to navigate at unprecedented scale and speed, complex and distributed communities (networks) of information, people, and things. By tapping the power of these networks, communities can effectively share ideas, expertise, and knowledge, encouraging richer levels of participation. Smart City development and services through part…

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