Category archives: Technology

Smart devices are making city life healthier

The wellbeing of ‘cityzens’ is dependent on individuals taking a greater responsibility for being active. Running in the parks or workout sessions at the gym are common in urban areas but what will we demand in the form of measurement when these activities moves beyond fitness freaks and become mainstream in the city?

Why is Stockholm the best city in the world?

At the top of the list comparing 31 cities around the world on aspects of ICT maturity, economy, social development and environmental progress is Stockholm, capital of Sweden, followed closely by London, Singapore and Paris. These are the top-ranking cities in the Networked Society City Index a valuable asset for analyzing the correlation between triple bottom line performance and ICT maturity in cities.

Smartphones lend a helping hand to city homeless

Life for homeless persons in the city is not getting easier and funding of their basic needs has gone beyond the capabilities of tax-driven efforts. A perspective that has perhaps not been explored as much is what role smartphones and mobile applications can play in assisting homeless people in urban areas?

Yangon: Challenges and solutions for Asia’s future megacity

Yangon is Myanmar’s largest city with a population of 5 million. The city has been the country’s commercial and financial capital since colonial times and was its political capital until 2005, when the government moved to Nay Pyi Taw, a new city built in the center of the country. Yangon is an attractive and living [...]

What is defining next-generation working life?

Recently, Tonny Uhlin and I went into the studio to record the first episode of the “Next-generation Working Life” podcast. During this first episode, we talk about the big and small changes we see coming to our work places as we journey deeper into the Networked Society and how these will impact our working life [...]

Trends from CES 2014 – from the future telco perspective

After CES 2014, what are the most important trends that operators, especially mobile operators, need to understand?

Central sites or local hubs – reflections on future city offices

Urbanization, environmental issues and demographical changes are megatrends affecting our future world – especially urban working life. Today’s cities are home to more than half the world’s population and by 2050 two-thirds of us will be city-dwellers. Likewise, the environment is a challenge that few question as an issue that needs to be addressed. We [...]

Sky is the limit: connectivity is transforming the air travel experience

So how can network technology go from a gate-to gate experience to an enhanced door-to-door experience?

Agility is the new organizational logic

The physical spaces we work in are changing and so too are the ways that individuals work. For example, we now use private networks for work-related issues as well as other non-corporate services. The question is, are organizations following?

Looking for the perfect parking spot?

A growing challenge in the cities is how to meet its citizen’s parking needs. Users expect navigation support to help them find parking spots close to their destination. With the growth of hybrid and electrical cars, the demand for powered parking spots will grow in urban areas. But what role do networks and smartphones play [...]