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PULSE: January 25 2016 - 10 Gbps is the new community connection trend; Ottawa as the beacon for Smart Cities
Created with Soundous Al-Sammarai, i-CANADA Director of Social Media
Infrastructure
10 GBPS as the new community connection trend
http://www.bbcmag.com/2015mags/Nov_Dec/BBC_Nov15_10Gigabits.pdf
 
Ottawa's leaders say the city could be Canada's beacon for Smart Communities
http://investottawa.ca/23866-2/
 
Five rural NL communities to receive broadband funding
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/five-rural-n-l-communities-to-receive-broadband-internet-access-1.3410670
 
Head of U.S. Housing Dept pushes broadband access for public housing
http://www.chron.com/news/education/article/HUD-secretary-touts-broadband-initiative-in-6756786.php
 
Canadian Broadband future pits open-network Calgary against large-telco Ottawa and Toronto
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/michael-geist/canada-broadband-future-mayors_b_8972456.html
 
Disruptive changes in the auto industry: city types and autonomous vehicles
http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/high_tech_telecoms_internet/Disruptive_trends_that_will_transform_the_auto_industry?cid=other-eml-alt-mip-mck-oth-1601
 
London's Smart City Challenge will change the face of infrastructure, social interaction
http://www.forbes.com/sites/montymunford/2016/01/20/the-smart-city-challenge-finalists-will-change-the-face-of-london/#1ee9ec036baba8dd4766bab6
 
Thought Leadership
 Will a low loonie attract investors and boost Canada's innovation industries?
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/01/20/plunging-loonie-could-be-boon-for-startups-seeking-venture-capital_n_9025292.html
Barrie Mayor urges more focus on innovation; low dollar cited as a signal for change
http://news.google.ca/news/url?sr=1&ct2=ca%2F10_0_s_3_1_a&sa=t&usg=AFQjCNHVSGygxwInMZVdgj5uuPsmTXAvCQ&cid=52779034356195&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.simcoe.com%2Fnews-story%2F6241457-barrie-needs-to-focus-more-on-innovation-mayor-says%2F&ei=a9egVrjsN5rEhAH2tIO4Bw&sig2=sRnhW6fanKD9_CzZd-gG1g&rt=HOMEPAGE&vm=STANDARD&bvm=section&did=-3689565341542540388&sid=-458229030431725171&ssid=cstm&st=2&at=dt0
 
Common vision on health care innovation is needed to overcome the "Canadian Condition" - perennial start-ups
http://www.vancouversun.com/health/opinion+overcoming+canadian+condition+through+innovation/11662116/story.html
 
Europe's innovation gap with America is about to benefit from a new level of funding
http://qz.com/597791/europe-is-lagging-the-us-in-innovation-but-thats-about-to-change/
 
 "Destination Imagination" - the Olympics of Innovation - a big hit with PEI schools
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/pei-destination-imagination-1.3408889
 
Canada ranks 19th in Bloomberg Innovation Index; South Korea tops list
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-01-19/these-are-the-world-s-most-innovative-economies
 
Top-ranked innovation nation Switzerland opens five new Tech Parks, all privately funded
http://www.thelocal.ch/20160119/innovation-switzerland-launches-five-tech-parks
 
Retailers turn to "innovation as a service' model to tap tech changes – IBM
http://www.computerworld.com/article/3023018/retail-it/faced-with-tech-changes-retailers-eye-the-need-for-innovation.html
 
Blended approaches to innovation of Ford, Cisco could lead to focussed work with user input
http://www.cio.com/article/3023309/innovation/ford-vs-cisco-two-ways-to-approach-innovation.html
 
62 people own the same wealth as half the planet
http://www.ctvnews.ca/business/business-elite-meet-in-shadow-of-report-62-own-same-wealth-as-half-the-planet-1.2741340
 
Robots and AI will erode 5 million jobs in next 5 years; office workers, health, women, to be most affected
http://business.financialpost.com/news/economy/robots-new-working-ways-to-cost-5-million-jobs-over-next-five-years-davos-study-says
 
Governor General's new Innovation Award set to "move the needle on innovation": social, business and technological
http://www.rcinet.ca/en/2016/01/19/governor-general-seeks-to-promote-innovation-with-new-award/
 
TD Bank starts new innovation centres to link with start-ups, experiment with prototyping
http://digiday.com/brands/td-bank-establishes-innovation-hubs-tinker-new-tech/
 
Executives in big companies embrace 'safe' innovation; have "Fear of Becoming Obsolete" (FOBO)
http://fortune.com/2016/01/19/ges-innovation-baramoter/
 
GE's Innovation Barometer: Canada ranked middle of international innovation ratings; business model innovation seen to be key
http://www.ge.com/sites/default/files/Innovation_Overview.pdf
 
Smart City projects grow 40% in past 18 months, with increasing variety and depth
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160119005173/en/Smart-City-Projects-Increased-40-Percent-Quarter
 
Canada must promote open cyberspace to preserve commitment to democracy
http://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/canada-must-promote-open-secure-cyberspace-advisers-tell-trudeau-1.2738452
 
Cisco's Toronto Innovation Centre will jumpstart Smart City initiatives
http://betakit.com/cisco-opens-toronto-innovation-centre-to-jumpstart-fintech-healthcare-and-smart-city-initiatives/
 
Hong Kong presses for more innovation to enhance secure future; stop reliance on finance, retail
http://english.cntv.cn/2016/01/14/VIDE6Wyg6cX95kopo0mXaUbh160114.shtml
 
Smart Cities Council India to release a readiness guide to aid understanding of smart cities
http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/mumbai/news/smart-cities-council-to-launch-india-readiness-guide-on-february-10/article8105105.ece
 
Suncor, Cenovus look to innovation for sustained development of oil sands
http://calgaryherald.com/business/energy/ewart-suncor-cenovus-fund-entrepreneurs-as-innovation-key-to-viability-of-oilsands
 
Innovation by choice a better option than innovation forced by bad circumstances
http://in-cyprus.com/innovation-by-choice-is-better-than-innovation-forced/
 
When everyone is responsible for innovation, there is a tenfold increase
http://www.forbes.com/sites/johnkotter/2016/01/20/your-companys-top-innovation-weapon/#5edebddc7386e95be8273860
 
European cities "Lighthouse" programme to trial smart technologies that can improve the lives of citizens.
http://www.v3.co.uk/v3-uk/news/2442414/london-explores-smart-city-systems-in-eur25m-european-tech-programme
 
 Innovation-oriented cities dominate the City Momentum Index
http://www.jll.com/research/165/city-momentum-index-2016
 
Smart Community Applications and Uses
Tech brings the world closer together again: Skype now translates into 7 languages in real time
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/01/15/skype_now_translates_in_realtime_into_seven_languages/
 
Amazon shows off retail-revolutionary drone delivery service; Walmart and Google also in race
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/amazon-drone-delivery-service_us_569e175ce4b0cd99679b3d85
 
New Innovation Minister tours Ottawa's Shopify; asks Canadians to "think outside the box"
http://globalnews.ca/news/2469834/the-ministers-navdeep-bains-hopes-to-foster-innovation-in-future-generations/

 
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