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Cisco IBSG's latest thought leadership for the public sector industry, featuring proven solutions to daunting business challenges—and the roadmap for achieving success.
Where Learning Takes Place in a Digital World
Work and Learning Futures
Enabling New Organization Models for a Digital World
From Industrial Zones to Innovation Zones – How Europe is Leading the Way
Panel discussion from Meeting of the Minds 2012 – Urban Sustainability and Collaboration Summit
Smart City Framework
A Systematic Process for Enabling Smart+Connected Communities
The Time Is Right for Connected Public Lighting
Within Smart Cities
Responsible, "smart" lighting is no longer a "nice to have" for cities-it's imperative to ensure that cities develop in a sustainable way to ensure a healthy future.
A New Model for Government
A Global Perspective on the 21st Century Workplace
Video Extends the Classroom
Video Solutions Help Schools Reach and Teach Students More Effectively Despite Tighter Budgets
Video Improves K-12 Education Outcomes Without Breaking Budgets
How Video Solutions Help Teachers Extend Their Reach and Effectiveness
Video Solves Key Challenges in Higher Education
Video Solutions Help Universities Improve Instruction and Expand Reach Without Straining Tuitions or Budgets
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust's Communications and Collaboration Strategy Transforms Healthcare Delivery
New ICT strategy helps boost productivity, reduce patient wait times in the ED, and improve communications among after-hours care service staff.
Ageing Well in the Netherlands
The City of Almere Pilots Innovative Video Services
Bahrain Adopts ICT Shared Services To Enhance Government Efficiency and Productivity
The Kingdom of Bahrain engaged Cisco IBSG to optimize information and all aspects of government that include HR, finance, and ICT. Cisco IBSG's work resulted in a projected unit cost at least 10 percent lower, improved communicaitons within government, and reduced downtime and security risk.
Kenya's Pasha Centres: Development Ground for Digital Villages
Cisco IBSG's Digital Villages Development Toolkit
The Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG) Global Public Sector Practice helps governments create a vision of the future by helping leaders understand the benefits of using innovative technology to transform government processes and public services. Our areas of focus are:
Our Practice Lead
Nicola Villa is a senior director working in Cisco's Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG). He is the global director of the Urban Innovation team, focusing on Cisco's innovation strategy for the global Smart+Connected Communities program. Prior to that, he managed Cisco's Connected Urban Development program. The program was part of the commitment Cisco provided to the Clinton Global Initiative, and it aimed at developing innovative ICT & Broadband solutions in large metropolitan areas to stimulate CO2 emissions reductions.
Villa is an executive member of Cisco China's Board, Cisco's Global Smart+Connected Communties Board and also an advisor to Metropolis, the global network of metropolitan regions, through its Partnership for Urban Innovation commission
Meeting of the Minds 2013 – Toronto
NextGov: No good news for government IT in sequestration delay
Creating Feedback Loops in the Built Environment
Why Cisco wants to remake your city
Big, Smart Touch Screen Zing Data To, From Neighborhoods
The Business of Federal Technology (FCW):
Transition Tips for Careerists
New York City Launches More Smart Phone Booths
Companies Embrace Telecommuting as a Retention Tool
San Francisco Chronicle:
Meeting of the Minds on Cities' Future
Washington Business Journal:
A management agenda for the next president?
Cisco zeroes in on automotive world
Repurposing the Built Environment-A Major Theme at Meeting of the Minds 2012