City Readiness Confidence: Poll Results

People Are Unsure If Their Cities Are Ready for Disruptive New Technologies Like AI

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

Rapidly evolving technologies can trigger deep concerns about displacement – both physical and professional. As cities look to advance themselves and meet the challenges posed by the fourth industrial revolution, they need to communicate inclusive visions in order to allay anxieties. Many people are “not at all confident” that their cities are prepared for the coming age of digital disruption.

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.

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.