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10 Trends That Are Changing Cities Forever
Max Nisen / Business Insider / December 11, 2012
When it comes to technology and strategy, government is often behind the times, and far behind the most innovative businesses. It’s slow-moving, risk-averse, and subject to many electoral and legal constraints.
Cities, on the other hand, move much faster. That was the subject of a recent panel hosted by SAP and the Brookings Institute, what Sean O’Brien, the Global Vice President Of Urban Matters and Public Security at SAP called the “secret sauce” of the best-run cities.
Part of cities’ success in innovation is building partnerships with large businesses. For example, SAP Urban Matters just announced a partnership with Boston to bring advanced enterprise software and analytics into the government.