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Your Vote Counts

If you say the word General Election, what thoughts, feelings and images spring to mind. I remember on my 18th birthday receiving a letter from the local MP wishing me a Happy Birthday. A letter for any millennial is like a SMS message but delivered through your letter box. I …

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Alleged Digitization

At SAP headquarters in Walldorf, Germany there are revolving doors. To enter a building you need to put your access card close to a card reader. Instead of the access card I use my mobile phone to open the door. Where actually it is not the phone that grants me …

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What makes a City Attractive?

21st century came along with an explosion of new ideas and strong technical solutions for Smart Technologies. Large amounts of data started to be generated. Unfortunately, those smart technologies were not accompanied by the proper communication links or standards that could facilitate interactions between actors, technologies and systems. There was …

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How Can We Improve Citizens Lives by Reimagining Cities in the Digital Age?

Our lives have been forever changed due to new digitally enabled intelligent buildings, utilities, automobiles and transportation systems, mobile consumer experiences and more.  Mega technology trends like the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence, machine learning, Blockchain, contactless payment systems, in-memory computing, cloud computing, and mobility have all converged to …

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Public Services use cases for SAP Leonardo

Earlier this month, SAP announced SAP Leonardo, a portfolio of IoT services to empower live business by connecting the emerging world of intelligent devices with people and processes. Let’s explore five Public Services use cases for IoT services that can be enabled by SAP Leonardo… Public Services use cases for …

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Digital Storm City

In the beginning of this year our Public Sector teams released the “Frictionless Government”  digital white paper.  A new approach from those of the past with a focus on governments moving away from standardization toward simplification and innovation.  The thought of governments being simple let alone innovative was hard for me to embrace.  …

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Suffering from Traffic Congestions?

No matter you are a student, a tourist, a business traveler, a bus driver or a hub operator. No matter if you are travelling by foot, car or bus, there is no way you cannot be affected by a traffic jam or mobility problems in a city, metropolitan area, port …

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Better Public Safety for Cities, States or Nations: The Vision of a Single Operational System for Police, Civil Defense, Fire, Ambulance and Social Services

A response to emergencies such a fires or traffic accidents often requires a multi-agency response. But  despite high levels of commitment, poor coordination between relevant parties is quite often the greatest impediment to efficient incident management. A close look on how agencies such as fire services, traffic police, law enforcement or …

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Whole of Government – When the Dream comes True

In my last blogs “E PLURIBUS UNUM” – A Government Transformation Journey and ALL FOR ONE AND ONE FOR ALL – Share Service Center approach, I spoke about digital transformation process within the context of Public Governmental Organizations. Being aware of the entire picture around Government transformation process, as well …

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Beam Governments out of the ‘Digital Stone Age’

When governments are asked about their digital roadmaps/achievements, some departments are just celebrating the implementation of an electronic index in order to organise their paper folders. The technology behind such achievements was available 25 years ago. On the other side of the “spectrum”, we are discussing Public Sector topics such as Low-Touch, …

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