Smart! The new buzz word for urban development in the 21st century. Smart cities, smart communities, smart society. In the 18th and 19th centuries, the industrial revolution created the wealth to build roads and railways that brought people closer together. 150 years later mobile communications meant that people didn’t need to be, well, mobile anymore. […]
The notion of Big Data analytics has brought tremendous technological changes in Medicine and Healthcare sectors. It have permitted data scrutiny in search of valuable business information and insights to discover patterns, market trends and customers’ preferences. In other words, they have turned data into knowledge.
Recently some of my colleagues and I were on a call with a leading research organization discussing the smart city concept. The call lasted 30 minutes but left me with many thoughts that I decided to put down in a post. So here goes. Today every city wants to be a smart city. But is […]
I just got back from a great week in Germany. For someone travelling from Qatar, the German weather was lovely at this time of year. It was a privilege to attend the CeBit Conference and Exhibition, and also to meet so many inspiring people in Berlin. Since it was my first visit to CeBit, and […]
The latest information session held by ictQATAR’s Digital Incubation Center (DIC) was an opportunity for Qatar’s community of “technovators” to understand what the exponential growth of online data means for them.