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Digital empowerment in an interconnected society
The constantly assisted experience of the digitally empowered consumer opens new horizons for self-expression through client-driven design. On the dark side, it could numb the capacity of independent thought and increase the incidence of manipulation among vulnerable individuals...


  • Editorial
    Recent EU antitrust fines to Internet giants such as Google and Apple were accompanied by an all but silent murmur expressed by citizens and their representatives across Europe. Even media headlines at the time claimed the moral high-ground with rhetoric such as ‘the making of a big tech reckoning’, ‘the case for breaking up Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google’ or ‘EU addresses Google’s stranglehold on the smartphone market’...


  • Shaping a new environment in AI
    Alleged data breaches from the Cambridge Analytica scandal offers a glimpse on how the AI revolution is shaping a new environment and why new legislation must be developed to protect not only citizen data, but the dignity of the citizen’s digital persona, taking into account how machines can extract and leverage the very instruction manual that makes each human individual actionable according to third party agendas...


  • Bogota-Colombia

    UN drives for urban equity
    A focus on the United Nations World Urban Forum, drive for ‘Urban equity in development’ — which looks at practical and sustainable ways of creating more inclusive and compact cities that address complex issues like inequality, population and infrastructure.

  • Facebook maps migration
    A study of ‘between-city coordinated migration’, examining aggregate, anonymized data on all Facebook users who list both their hometown and their current city on their profile

  • Piloting better road transport
    An overview of how the EU-funded Straightsol project which is trialing new systems and solutions in a series of pilots for improved city transport, with a focus on better, safer and more efficient parcel and freight delivery

  • Driving future mobility
    Challenging the convenience of mobility by car as an option, as cities increase in density, impacting on quality of life.

  • Interview with Elkin Velasquez, UN Human Settlements Program
    Elkin Velasquez Director of the Regional Office for the Caribbean and Latin America - UN Human Settlements Program, expands on how an enabled environment for ICT through policy, planning and good governance allows for collaboration and consequently improved urban life.


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    Interview with Mukul Agrawal, Department of Human Services, Federal Government of Australia.

  • DEC to host summit on Arab digital economy
    DEC 2018 takes place at the Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi on December 16-17. The Digital Economy Conference and 8th Sustainability Summit is launched under the patronage of the Government of the UAE together with the Council of Arab Economic Unity, supported by the League of Arab States and the Arab Federation for Digital Economy and endorsed by the European Commission with the participation of the Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development

  • Connecting modern enterprise
    An in-depth look into authentication factors, use cases and best practices for securing IT infrastructures and protecting them from data breaches

  • Protecting digital infrastructures
    A study on the requirement for a mix of well thought out policies and up-to-date technologies to protect digital infrastructures and their data in a mobile or portable context

  • Interview: Juma Assiago, UN Habitat
    Juma Assiago, Urban Safety Expert with the UN-Habitat’s Global Network on Safer Cities, expands on the role of creativity within smart and secure cities to allow populations to see innovations and systems working for them in their urban environment.