WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM

How Small Cities are Luring Tech Jobs Away From Metropolises

Tech jobs in mid-sized cities like Orlando, Austin, and Tucson increased by almost 27% in the last decade.
Timocin (Timo) Pervane, Kaijia Gu
Timocin (Timo) Pervane
Partner, Oliver Wyman
As leader of the Oliver Wyman Forum’s City Readiness initiative, Timocin Pervane leads a team focused on enabling cities to prosper in an age of unprecedented urbanization and technological innovation. He currently resides with his family in his hometown of Boston but has also enjoyed being an urban citizen in cities as varied as London, Munich, Brussels, Istanbul, Beijing, and Washington D.C.
Timocin.Pervane@oliverwyman.com
Kaijia Gu
Partner, Oliver Wyman
As a leader of the City Readiness team, Kaijia Gu collaborates with business leaders, academics, and policymakers to identify ways that cities can transform potential waves of disorder into new opportunities for innovation, in part by tapping into the potential of their diverse networks of people and organizations. She has lived in major cities around the world most of her life including Beijing, Xi’an, Ithaca, Boston, New York, and London, where she currently lives with her family.
Kaijia.Gu@oliverwyman.com
MIT Sloan Management Review

How Cities Should Prepare For Artificial Intelligence

It’s time for city administrations and local employers to close AI-related skills gaps.
Kaijia Gu, Timocin (Timo) Pervane
Kaijia Gu
Partner, Oliver Wyman
As a leader of the City Readiness team, Kaijia Gu collaborates with business leaders, academics, and policymakers to identify ways that cities can transform potential waves of disorder into new opportunities for innovation, in part by tapping into the potential of their diverse networks of people and organizations. She has lived in major cities around the world most of her life including Beijing, Xi’an, Ithaca, Boston, New York, and London, where she currently lives with her family.
Kaijia.Gu@oliverwyman.com
Timocin (Timo) Pervane
Partner, Oliver Wyman
As leader of the Oliver Wyman Forum’s City Readiness initiative, Timocin Pervane leads a team focused on enabling cities to prosper in an age of unprecedented urbanization and technological innovation. He currently resides with his family in his hometown of Boston but has also enjoyed being an urban citizen in cities as varied as London, Munich, Brussels, Istanbul, Beijing, and Washington D.C.
Timocin.Pervane@oliverwyman.com
SKILLS SEARCH

What Cities Can Learn From Companies About Retraining The Workforce

A skills gap is developing, as many workers today don’t yet have what’s needed for the jobs of the future
Timocin (Timo) Pervane, Axel Miller
Timocin (Timo) Pervane
Partner, Oliver Wyman
As leader of the Oliver Wyman Forum’s City Readiness initiative, Timocin Pervane leads a team focused on enabling cities to prosper in an age of unprecedented urbanization and technological innovation. He currently resides with his family in his hometown of Boston but has also enjoyed being an urban citizen in cities as varied as London, Munich, Brussels, Istanbul, Beijing, and Washington D.C.
Timocin.Pervane@oliverwyman.com
Axel Miller
Partner, Oliver Wyman
Axel Miller works at the intersection of Market Infrastructure and Organizational Transformation. Over the past decade he has led many transformation, restructuring, and PMI programs in the Capital Markets, Corporate & Institutional Banking and MI space globally. Furthermore, Axel has led the build out of Oliver Wyman's Transaction Banking business and is taking care of coordinating our work in Securities Services.
axel.miller@oliverwyman.com
AI’S IMPACT

The Impact Of AI On Cities: Poll Results

People Are Split Over If AI Will Make Cities Better Or Worse
Kaijia Gu, Timocin (Timo) Pervane
Kaijia Gu
Partner, Oliver Wyman
As a leader of the City Readiness team, Kaijia Gu collaborates with business leaders, academics, and policymakers to identify ways that cities can transform potential waves of disorder into new opportunities for innovation, in part by tapping into the potential of their diverse networks of people and organizations. She has lived in major cities around the world most of her life including Beijing, Xi’an, Ithaca, Boston, New York, and London, where she currently lives with her family.
Kaijia.Gu@oliverwyman.com
Timocin (Timo) Pervane
Partner, Oliver Wyman
As leader of the Oliver Wyman Forum’s City Readiness initiative, Timocin Pervane leads a team focused on enabling cities to prosper in an age of unprecedented urbanization and technological innovation. He currently resides with his family in his hometown of Boston but has also enjoyed being an urban citizen in cities as varied as London, Munich, Brussels, Istanbul, Beijing, and Washington D.C.
Timocin.Pervane@oliverwyman.com
Building the Future

APAC Gearing Up For Smart City Deployments

"At the end of the day, a city won’t thrive if the fundamentals driving its economic growth falter."
Kaijia Gu
Kaijia Gu
Partner, Oliver Wyman
As a leader of the City Readiness team, Kaijia Gu collaborates with business leaders, academics, and policymakers to identify ways that cities can transform potential waves of disorder into new opportunities for innovation, in part by tapping into the potential of their diverse networks of people and organizations. She has lived in major cities around the world most of her life including Beijing, Xi’an, Ithaca, Boston, New York, and London, where she currently lives with her family.
Kaijia.Gu@oliverwyman.com
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Why city residents should have a say in what their cities look like

AECOM released their 2nd annual Future of Infrastructure report, including a recent survey of 10,000 residents across 10 global cities. Respondents indicated that most of them want to, but lack the opportunity to provide infrastructure planning and decision-making were they live.

Michael S BurkeAECOM

How America’s dying rust belt town can transform into “smart cities” of the future

How do small cities overcome declining industry and enable their citizens to adjust? This story focuses on Pittsburgh, PA and Madison, WI as two examples of cities that have reinvented themselves.

Vivian GiangFast Company

(Video) Cities & Blockchain - CES 2019

Cities around the world are experimenting with blockchain as an enabler for public services. This live panel from the 2019 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) features subject matter experts describing their role in shaping cities' blockchain strategies.

CES 2019

What The Future Of Work Means For Cities

MIT's David Autor gave the Richard T.Ely lecture on the past and future of work, with a particular focus on cities, to the American Economic Association. He highlighted trends in "frontier work," "wealth work," and "last mile work" that indicate how cities will adjust as the workforce shifts

Greg RosalskyNPR | Planet Money

Strategies for left-behind places

A report from The Brookings Institution argues lagging places won't catch up with superstar cities on their own. They say it's time for new policies to boost economic opportunity in left-behind communities.

Clara Hendrickson, Mark Muro, and William A GalstonBrookings Institution

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