New Cities Summit
#TransformationThursday: Asking the Right Questions
Too frequently we catch ourselves jumping straight to the solution, direct to the final outcome without first understanding the question or problem that requires said solution. But how do we plan the steps that must be taken, acquire the appropriate tools, or understand the journey itself until we ask ourselves (and others) the right questions?
Cities in the Age of Urban Tech
Hundreds of government officials, leaders of both business and academia, and young entrepreneurs joined the New Cities Foundation 2016 Summit in Montreal last week. Montreal, proven to be an ideal host for the summit, as only one week earlier it earned the “Intelligent Community of the Year” designation, awarded by the Intelligent Communities Forum to […]
Help Wanted: A Chief Experience Officer for Smart Cities Everywhere
Airbnb, a key player in the new sharing economy, has recently established the role of Chief Employee Experience Officer who oversees the company’s “workplace as an experience™”—and they’ve even trademarked it—who carefully orchestrates the physical, emotional, intellectual, virtual, and aspirational elements of the work experience to inspire employees. It’s been a big hit with employees, […]