A People-Centered Look at Smart Cities

What good is a “smart city,” if it doesn’t improve people’s lives?

The trajectory of smart cities has evolved from a purely technology-centered approach to a government-centered approach. It is now becoming increasingly clear that “smart” technologies must be implemented for and with the people they are meant to serve. While many initial attempts at building smart cities have not evolved past the technology-centered phase, there is growing understanding that a people-centered approach is the future.

PCI Virtual Fireside Chat: A Conversation with Vint Cerf & Ian Bremmer (February 25, 2020)

People-Centered Internet invites you to a “virtual fireside chat,” featuring Ian Bremmer and PCI co-founder, Vint Cerf, at 2:00 PM ET on February 25, 2020. In a 2016 paper produced for the International Monetary Fund, Ian predicted “G-Zero,” a time characterized by “a growing vacuum in global governance,” and asked “whether citizens across the world will remain passive […]

People-Centered Internet Announces Six “Areas of Focus” for 2020

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) […]

A National Office for Strategic Foresight Anchored in Critical Science and Technologies (Working Paper)

By Amy Webb PCI Community member, Amy Webb, introduced her proposal for a new “US Office of Strategic Forecasting” in a presentation to Senate staff. Her paper, “A National Office for Strategic Foresight Anchored in Critical Science and Technologies,” was produced for the Technology and Public Policy Project at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International […]

Disruption Magazine Canada Interviews Dr. David Bray (Podcast)

By Disruption Magazine Canada The “1st Canadian Magazine dedicated to disruptive innovation” Disruption Magazine Canada  interviews Dr. David Bray on the evolution of the Internet, PCI efforts to empower education and entrepreneurship, considerations about digital future, governance, whether we can remain an open society, how can we make sure the technology is inclusive and which conversations […]

Vietnam ICT Summit 2019 Officially Launched

By SGGP Online This article originally appeared in Saigon Giai Phong Online. The Vietnam Information & Communications Technology (ICT) Summit 2019, themed ‘Digital Transformation for a Prosperous Vietnam’, was formally held on August 8, 2019 in Hanoi. Vietnam ICT Summit 2019 specially stressed the urgency of digital transformation (DT) in the country, saying that this […]

Improving Constituent Engagement

By Marci Harris On June 5, 2019, Marci Harris, CEO and Co-founder at POPVOX, testified to the Select Committee on the Modernization of the US Congress on “improving constituent engagement”.  Watch the interview here. If you liked this post, you can follow us on Twitter and Facebook for more updates.

NATO Co-sponsors Groundbreaking Inaugural Cyber Crisis Simulation Exercise at GLOBSEC Bratislava 2019 Forum

By Organising Transatlantic Steering Committee: Keerthika M. Subramanian, Esq, Nadja EL Fertasi, Kristen M. Laughlin, and David A. Bray, PhD Digital transformation is redefining the geopolitical security landscape at an unprecedented pace. By 2030, the number of sensors and devices connected to the Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to increase from 21 billion in […]

UN High Level Panel on Digital Cooperation Launches a New Tech Report

By the United Nations Following nine months of consultations with governments, the private sector, civil society, international organisations, academia and technical communities worldwide, the Panel’s report paints a picture of the interconnected nature of digital technology and policy impacts, and makes 5 recommendations for shaping our common digital future. The report explores the ways that […]

Going Faster Together: Advancing AI Governance, Big Data, and Ethics Across Sectors and Nations

By the Senior Executives Association and AI World Government In this webinar, Dr. Caryl Bryzmialkiewicz, Assistant Inspector General and Chief Data Office at the Department of Health and Human Services; Dr. David Bray, ExecDir PCI; and Dr. Anthony Scriffignano, Dun & Bradstreet Senior Vice President & Chief Data Scientist  discuss why a coalition needs to […]