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Balancing on the tightrope: How government can embrace innovation in a high-risk world

Gulandam Khan 28 Aug 2017 9 minutes

Government needs to innovate and experiment, but public scrutiny denies it the chance to fail fast. Here are three ways the public sector can drive change without the risk.

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Creating inclusive societies with digital technology

Gulandam Khan 03 Jul 2017 12 minutes

How can governments harness technology to build more inclusive societies and economies? That was the discussion at a gathering of global policymakers and industry leaders. Gulandam Khan reports from the OECD Forum in Paris.

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Are our smart cities being clever about security?

Omaru Maruatona 27 Apr 2017 8 minutes

The opportunity for hackers to access essential urban infrastructure is growing. The ability to coordinate a crisis response, on the other hand, is lacking. Here are some ways to make our cities more cyber secure.

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Melbourne, Barcelona, San Francisco: three smart cities changing the world

Chris Vein 21 Mar 2017 10 minutes

There are certain perspectives that exemplify what it means for a city to be smart. Chris Vein looks at the places that are successfully building a vision for the future.

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Why we need smart cities

Chris Vein 21 Feb 2017 7 minutes

Building a smart city isn’t about firing up all the technology in your municipal arsenal, says Chris Vein. It’s about embarking on a process of endless reinvention.

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Australia has world-class research capabilities. Why aren’t we sharing them?

Nick Spooner 22 Aug 2016 8 minutes

Nick Spooner unpacks the Productivity Commission’s recent research paper into digital disruption, including a suggestion that opening up research infrastructure could drive productivity growth. Would a sharing economy for science and innovation help transform the Australian economy?

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What we could really learn from online surveys

08 Aug 2016 8 minutes

The 2016 Australian census may have been touted as one of the nation’s largest online events, but the capabilities of any digitised survey mean the answers don’t always come from the questions. We could uncover a lot from how they’re answered.

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Introducing PwC’s Open Innovation Platform

04 Aug 2016 8 minutes

Procurement processes are limiting the growth of Australia’s startups and small businesses. Can they be empowered to win projects and turbocharge Australia’s innovation? Duncan Stone explains why PwC has launched the Open Innovation Platform.

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The promise of digital democracy

04 Jul 2016 10 minutes

From encouraging voter turnout to improving the campaign process, digital technology is playing an ever-larger role in democracy. Nick Spooner discusses this trend and whether fully electronic voting is on the horizon.

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