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When It Comes to Government and Technology, China Is Much Closer Than We Think

by Andrea Dimaio  |  May 28, 2013

I spent my first week ever in Beijing, where my local colleague gave me ample opportunities to meet clients and prospects – both government organizations and IT vendors – as...

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How Government CIOs Can Win the Digital Battle

by Andrea Dimaio  |  May 22, 2013

Last week I spoke to a local government CIO about innovation. We discussed about the impact of digital, open data, social media and more. When I made my usual point...

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Smart Cities Need Senior People, Not Just Geeks

by Andrea Dimaio  |  April 22, 2013

When people talk about smart cities, there seems to be an implicit assumption that those who get the concept and are able to lead the change must be demographically young....

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Smart Cities Are Not Intelligent: They Are Astute

by Andrea Dimaio  |  December 14, 2012

Yesterday Gartner held a local briefing in Milan on the topic of Smart Cities. This was attended by local government, vendors and research organizations. Bettina Tratz-Ryan, who is our lead...

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How To Forget BYOD and Still Be Loved By Your Clients

by Andrea Dimaio  |  October 12, 2012

A few days ago I gave a presentation about the future of government CIOs to the IT and business staff of a local government in the Netherlands. This is a...

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It Is Time for Industry, Government and Consumers To Get Serious About IT Ethics

by Andrea Dimaio  |  October 4, 2012

(WARNING: this is an unusually long post for my blog. However I want to set the foundations for a dialogue and new line of research, and I hope my reader...

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When Government IT Mandates Can Be Counterproductive

by Andrea Dimaio  |  September 27, 2012

Last Monday I had an inquiry with a small software vendor about a recently approved amendments to the Italian Digital Government Code according to which governments should favor open source...

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Making Smart Cities Really Smart Takes a Change of Emphasis

by Andrea Dimaio  |  September 24, 2012

Last Thursday I attended a panel about Smart Cities in the context of the ICT competitiveness week, organized by DG CONNECT of the European Commission. The purpose was to discuss...

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Technology Is Almost Irrelevant for Smart Cities To Succeed

by Andrea Dimaio  |  August 10, 2012

Yesterday and earlier today I had two quite interesting and revealing conversation on the overhyped theme of smart cities. The first one was about how to determine a set of...

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