Bettering the Lives of Citizens, One Tech Solution at a Time


It’s critical to Americans’ well-being that government services are fast and reliable. We need tax returns filed and processed within minutes; automatic renewal of forms of ID; and immediate care if we get sick. To keep essential government services operating at top efficiency, there is an urgent need to rethink the processes and methods which occur behind the scenes, and ensure better public service for taxpayers.

Technology is the natural solution. But how can the government apply what’s working in the commercial sector for the benefit of citizens?

Bloomberg Philanthropies: INDIA SMART CITIES MISSION


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Urbanization in India is occurring at a breakneck pace. Its cities are expected to grow from 340 million people in 2008 to 590 million by 2030. The speed of growth in cities poses huge challenges, but also offers big opportunities.

The Smarter City – What City Officials and Citizens Want and Need

By: Glenn Lurie

It’s easy to spot savvy city managers.

They are pursuing sustainable and innovative solutions that deliver economic, social and environmental benefits despite constrained budgets. These improvements can lead to cost savings, more jobs and increased opportunities for entrepreneurs, all of which keep cities thriving and attract one of the most highly sought after talent pools, millennials.

SAP Africa Launches Urban Matters Initiative to Enhance the Lives of Citizens, Promote Efficiencies in African Cities

Press Release

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, November 15, 2013 /3BL Media/ - SAP Africa today announced the kick-off of its SAP Urban Matters initiative at the Africa Urban Matters, Cities of the Future event being hosted in Cape Town. The event focuses on how innovative technology can be leveraged to make cities and municipalities more effective – and improve the lives of citizens.

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