New Cities Summit
I continued to call Dallas home, not just for the career opportunities, but because the city constantly took steps forward to becoming one of the world's greatest cities.
The biggest impact that the Internet of Things will have on our lives and businesses seems to be remaining quietly in the background, waiting for us to realize its significance until it begins to crawl up on us and become seamless in our daily lives: our cities.
Precisely because of the magnitude of the problems they face, cities are increasingly emerging as the most fertile grounds for creating change. They are the laboratories in which many of the world's most intractable challenges will be solved.
Digitization has a profound effect on cities. Information about urban conditions can be captured in real-time, processed, and fed back into cities, enabling new ways to monitor, understand, and impact them. These transformations are on their way to revolutionize urban life.
Two and a half years ago, a friend of mine, my brothers and I shared a common vision. It was time, we thought, to re-think the way people live and work. Technology enables us to work virtually anywhere anytime with anyone. In this context, what should workspaces look like?
Unfortunately, we cannot just take down cities and rebuild them, add more capacity in public transports, or create more physical space. The only thing we can do is become better at how we manage them. And the way we do it is simply by predicting what will happen.