A new batch of cities with little or no history of specialized tech-oriented entrepreneurship are using technology to deliver better services for their citizens and make a name for themselves in the global innovation economy.
Authors: Greg Clark and Emily Moir In the last blog of this series, we explored the growing trend of tradable urban services and solutions, as identified in the Business of Cities essay. In this post we consider the fundamental role that cities play in business innovation. Cities are centres of innovation. They are environments which encourage […]
Authors: Greg Clark and Emily Moir In the last blog of this series, we explored the first trend identified in the Business of Cities essay – cities as emerging markets for business. In this blog, we consider the growth of tradable urban services and solutions. I’m about to embark on an imaginary round-the-world trip, which has just […]
Author: Greg Clark Urbanisation and globalisation are changing the way that businesses look at cities. Cities are becoming more interesting places for businesses to locate in, sell to, and engage with, and businesses are re-organising their relationship with cities in an effort to generate advantage and move with the times. Siemens, along with other engineering […]
Author: Greg Clark At first glance you might think that IBM, the US multinational technology and consulting business headquartered in Armonk, a sleepy suburb of New York state, would have little interest in cities and their future prospects. But IBM is right at the forefront of activity in the Smart Cities space, and together with […]
Author: Greg Clark Cisco, the US technology giant, is one of a handful of multinational companies which has been at the forefront of changing the relationship between business and cities. Greg Clark explores how and why the company is a pioneering example of a new type of urban business. The ‘Smart City’ has become a […]