Augmented Reality in Government

From security to collaboration to training, the public sector may soon reap many benefits from emerging augmented reality technologies. But first, agency CIOs will have to create the IT platforms and data management capabilities required to make it work. A woman steps out of a taxi at the Los Angeles International Airport. Though she may …

How could changing demographics impact government in 2020?

Demographics are important.  And countries around the world have proven, often through unconventional means, that they understand this fact. Singapore put a limit on the number of one-bedroom apartments in parts of the city to encourage starting a family and even released a rap-song to get citizens to ‘fulfill their duty’ and increase the country’s …

Can the Internet of Things make education more student-focused?

“It has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a practical form of communication…What use could this company make of a toy?” When the Apple Watch™ wrist wearable was announced this fall, businesses did not rush to procure it for their workforce. Some reviewers expressed reservations, and many comments echoed the sentiments of the …

Next generation policing

“Memory will be everywhere,” said author Don Peppers back in the mid-1990s. The management consultant’s point, which he continues to repeat to this day, is that every time we interact with – or through – a digital device, we leave a memory that others can potentially access. The 2002 science fiction thriller Minority Report offered …

The Seven Mega Shifts: Government 2020

In the United States and elsewhere, trust in government is at an all-time low, citizen expectations are rising, and government finances are under stress. The result: the gap between citizen expectations and government’s ability to meet them has never been greater. Book after book, study after study—from both the right and the left—argue that our …

Explore the future of government with us

Welcome to Government 2020. After months and months of work, I am really happy to announce the launch of Gov2020, our new website on the future of government. The purpose of Gov2020 is to help leaders from across the private and public sectors make sense of the rapidly changing demographic, societal, economic, and technological trends shaping …