Shaping the future
The « Global Forum/Shaping the Future » is as an independent high profile international think-tank dedicated to Business and Policy issues affecting the successful evolution of the Digital Society.
Monday 28th & Tuesday 29th October 2013
GLOBAL FORUM/SHAPING THE FUTURE 2013 TRIESTE, ITALY
DRIVING THE DIGITAL FUTURE
Strategies to Grow Stronger Communities & Businesses
Monday 28th & Tuesday 29th October 2013
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Organizers & Co-organizers
Welcome to Items International
About Us / A notre sujet
ITEMS International is an international independent consulting firm based both in Paris and Marseille with representatives in Europe, US, Asia and Africa. ITEMS gathers top-level partners and consultants in Digital Technologies and Smart Grids/Smart Cities. The company has a strong international expertise based on a large network over all world regions.
ITEMS International est une société de conseil indépendante basée à Paris et Marseille avec des représentants en Europe, Etats-Unis, Asie et Afrique. ITEMS rassemble des associés et consultants de haut niveau dans les secteurs des technologies et usages numériques, ainsi que dans les secteurs des Réseaux Intelligents et de Villes Intelligentes. Son expertise internationale est complétée par un large réseau dans les différentes régions du monde.
Dr. Sylviane Toporkoff, Founder & Partner Items International contributed with a chapter entitled « ICT Convergence and Europe’s Digital Agenda 2010–2020 » to the book : « The Real Issues of the Middle East and the Arab Spring » edited by Thomas Andersson, and Abdelkader Djeflat published by Springer.
This book offer a multi-faceted analysis of the economic, political, and social factors contributing to development in the Middle East Features contributions from local/regional experts and scholars from Europe and the United States and considers infrastructure, technology, and institutions necessary to promote sustainable development through business creation.
Abstract « ICT Convergence and Europe’s Digital Agenda 2010–2020 » by Dr. Toporkoff : « The role and contribution of ICT is changing rapidly. Reviewing new trends such as convergence, cloud computing and open source, this chapter stresses the potential for much enhanced gains ahead, but also underlines the critical role played by non-technological factors. Despite their tremendous progress with regard to ICT, the absence of effective cross-border collaboration among the GCC member states, and also across the Middle East, in this area as well as more generally in regard to science, technology and innovation, represents a serious drawback for the region. Fulfilling the potential ahead will require the active involvement of local, national and regional actors from all parts of society in the development of a viable digital cooperation strategy. »
- Table ronde du 19 juin 2013, 4G : Quelle stratégie pour un véritable décollage ?, Issy-les-Moulineaux en partenariat avec la ville d’Issy-les-Moulineaux et cadre de Futur en Seine
Compte-Rendu du débat
- “What Every Public Manager needs to know and share….”
Seven Trends That Will Transform Government Through Technology by Dr. Alan R. Shark, lays out an impressive set of technology trends that have affected or will soon affect local governments throughout the nation. Talking with practitioners from across the country over the past two years, this book emerged. These seven trends are :
- Rethinking technology and government : Saving green and being green
- Technology leadership : Who decides ?
- Cloud-based solutions
- Broadband : The life-blood of E-government and M-government
- Social and civic media
- Shared services : Consolidate, Coordinate, Cooperate
- Protecting the enterprise : Power, grid, network and cyber security
Seven Trends That Will Transform Local Government through Technology is a must-read for all public managers who are seeking answers about how all the pieces fit together and, as importantly, why. This book should also interest anyone – public sector, private sector, academia - with an interest in better understand the challenges local governments face.
Seven Trends That Will Transform Local Government through Technology is available for sale for $19.5 USD, plus shipping & handling through Amazon.com as well as Barnes & Noble.com.
Book published by Public Technology Institute & Items International : « eHealth- a Global Perspective »
Executive Editors & Contributing Authors : Alan Shark, D.P.A, CEO, Public Technology Institute -PTI & Dr.Sylviane Toporkoff, Founder & Partner Items International
With Billions of dollars being spent every year by governments around the world, the field of eHealth provides great hope in providing citizens with access to health information as never before, to streamline the very process of healthcae delivery trough better use of cutting-edge technology and to reduce costs through the efficiencies of technology applications. This book contains an enlightened collection of information written by 24 practitioners and researchers around the Globe. This book is not designed to offer insights as to the issues of the day and how various governments, institutions, and buiinesses are developing creative solutions utilizing the latest in technology.
Book published by Public Technology Institute & Items International : « Beyond eGovernment-Measuring Performance : A Global Perspective » Executive Editors & Contributing Authors : Alan Shark, D.P.A, CEO, Public Technology Institute -PTI & Dr.Sylviane Toporkoff, Founder & Partner Items International
This book is designed to be a sequel to the original Beyon eGovernment & eDemocracy- A Global Perspective, with a specific focus on performance measurement. After all there are so many new eGovernment applications and we seem to know little about how well they are working or how they can be improved. Forty thought leaders from among 17 nations have contibute to this work where we explore how eGovernment either has or can take advantage of performance measurement techniques leading to best practices and employing new technologies.
New book : « eCulture : Cultural Content in the Digital Age » Author : Alfredo Ronchi
Link : http://www.springer.com/new+%26+for...
- Software and IT
Represented in :
- Buenos Aires