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2018: Digital predictions in the year of fragility

John Riccio 30 Jan 2018 13 minutes

This year, optimism and caution are the lenses through which businesses will navigate digital change. The PwC Digital Services team give their predictions of the biggest trends in technology in 2018.

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Solving real world problems with blockchain

Benjamin Crofts David Lam James Kosmatos 29 Jan 2018 5 minutes

Bitcoin steals the headlines, but blockchain, the technology underpinning it, is being applied to a vast array of industries and solving real world problems. What can it do for your business?

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Saving lives and managing disasters with technology

Amy Gibbs 19 Sep 2017 11 minutes

Technology can’t stop natural disasters from happening, but it is proving essential when it comes to responding to them. Here are four life-saving developments in emergency management.

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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 11 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 6 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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