Connecting technologies with learning can open the door to new classroom opportunities

Technology is playing a big role, particularly in K-12 education, which is commonly moving away from a teacher-centric to a student-centric approach. Knowledge is often no longer being transferred via lectures, and bulky textbooks are being replaced by digital tools: flex-books, computers, and hand-held devices.[i] Learning has typically moved beyond the classroom as well, with …

Gender as an accelerator

The number of people living on less than $1.25 per day (what is considered extreme poverty) has dramatically decreased from half the citizens in the developing world in 1981 to 21 percent in 2010.[1] Statistics like these are echoed constantly as we begin to pass the years set for development milestones in decades past. While …

The trouble with drones

In 1989, Back to the Future II saw Michael J. Fox travel forward in time to a futuristic 2015. Some of the gadgets that feature in the film – like hands-free computer games, video chat and glasses that could take phone calls – must have seemed like fanciful predictions in 1989. But twenty six years …

The Digital Policing Journey: From Concept to Reality

Police forces today face increasing public expectations and scrutiny, ever more complex criminal threats, and a growing need to integrate service delivery with other agencies. By 2020, they will have to deliver improved services despite significant financial constraints. In response to this challenge, we have just published a report on how police forces can harness …

Starting over: Imagining a new intelligence community

Deloitte’s Gov2020 project is a compelling map of the journey governments need to take to remain relevant to the expectations of their citizens. Before joining Deloitte Consulting, my career was in the US intelligence community (IC), a group of organizations that have approached the digital and information revolutions with caution and even skepticism. So in …

Skills 2020: developing skills for the future

Last month, the UK Parliament dissolved until after a General Election on May 7th. Technically we have no Members of Parliament until then, prompting a jocular sign from London tube staff to urge the nation to “remain calm during this difficult time.” On the same day, the Government entered its pre-election or ‘purdah’ period, so …

Moving from Content to Connections: Digital Education 2.0

  In a recent poll conducted by Deloitte, a panel of over 1,300 audience members was asked the question “Which pillar of the education ecosystem do you think will likely be the most transformed by technology? Here is how they responded: The poll results indicated that K-12 institutions (39%) will likely be the most transformed …

Investing for impact – Will Capital Markets Play?

A billion dollars isn’t cool anymore. You know what’s cool? A trillion dollars. A cool trillion dollars is how much capital could be made available to be invested in doing public good if just 1% of the world’s investment market was directed at “impact investing” – an investment approach that seeks to achieve both a …

Running on data

  At present the Internet of Things (IoT) is still in an incipient state, consisting of little more than a collection of connected sensors. Most devices that monitor the physical world—motion, biometrics, temperature, sounds, images, and so on—are integrated with a few other such devices, but capabilities do not yet exist to thoroughly aggregate or …

The urgent need in value-based care

Two weeks ago, I spent a full day talking to private equity companies, venture capitalists and others at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco. The meetings gave me the opportunity to share what I’m seeing around Washington and the changes in the health care system I am seeing in our research. They also …