At this year’s World Urban Forum (WUF), I saw first-hand how the United Nations is working to build trust and relationships for those addressing emerging issues in cities around the world.
Reliable information about access to broadband is essential to efforts designed to ensure equal access to broadband. The Federal Communications Commission’s National Broadband map is missing the mark, however, because it relies on self-reporting by Internet service providers for information. That was the message of Sascha Meinrath, the Palmer Chair in Telecommunications at Pennsylvania State University, when he joined the January 19 PCI Community call. The reporting discrepancy exacerbates the digital divide and disadvantages rural communities.
It has been quite a month for PCI, as our new board has gotten up and running and activities within our six areas of focus for 2020 are beginning to take shape.
We at PCI are thinking a lot about cities and how governments around the world can better engage with and respond to the needs of their residents. I was honored to join the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) for a panel on “Governing and Managing Smart Sustainable Cities” at the 10th World Urban Forum in Abu Dhabi on Feb 8–13th, where I argued that “smart cities” should be about making “smart people,” setting the conditions to allow all individuals to thrive.
Press Release — January 15, 2020 PALO ALTO, CA — People-Centered Internet (PCI) today announces its “Areas of Focus” for 2020. The nonprofit organization dedicated to “working for an Internet that works for people” was cofounded in 2015 by Vint Cerf and Mei Lin Fung. In the coming year, PCI will support projects in six categories: (1) Read More
Dear “Internauts,” (as Vint likes to say): It is my great honor to follow in the significant footsteps of PCI’s first chairman, Vint Cerf, who joined me in 2015 to co-found People-Centered Internet. Today, our vision that people should be at the center of Internet initiatives — of an Internet of, by and for the Read More
Press Release — January 1, 2020 PALO ALTO, CA — People-Centered Internet (PCI)today is announcing the appointment of a new board chair and the addition of a new member to its Board of Directors: PCI cofounder, Mei Lin Fung, begins her term as board chair on January 1, 2020, stepping into the role previously held by Read More
The People Centered Internet welcomes new board member, Linton Wells II, who has provided humanitarian leadership globally for decades. Lin now brings his policy acumen and collaborative research experience to PCI.
By Dr. David Bray and R “Ray” Wang Over the last ten years, organizations have begun to rely on an ever-growing number of algorithms to assist in making a wide range of business decisions, including delivery logistics, airline route planning, financial fraud detection, image recognition etc. As we’re currently experiencing the end of the second Read More
By Dr. David Bray This article was first published here on June 14 2019. A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to join Dr. Caryl Bryzmialkiewicz, Assistant Inspector General and Chief Data Officer at the Department of Health and Human Services and Dr. Anthony Scriffignano, Senior Vice President & Chief Data Scientist, Dun & Bradstreet for a Read More
By Disrupt Yourself Podcast Whitney Johnson, one of the 50 leading business thinkers in the world (Thinkers50) and an expert on disruptive innovation and personal disruption, interviews Dr. David Bray on the impact of technology, cognitive easing, empathy, confirmation bias, what is more important than the desire to always be right, and why every era Read More