CITIES TO WATCH

The US’ Fastest Growing Technology Metropolises

Explore which cities' technology workforces have grown the fastest.
Timocin (Timo) Pervane, Bryony Henry
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
Bryony Henry
Associate, Oliver Wyman
As a member of the Oliver Wyman Forum’s City Readiness initiative, Bryony Henry focuses on analyzing data and trends that will shape cities’ futures. Bryony has worked and lived in a number of cities around the world, most recently returning to London after working in San Francisco last year.
Bryony.Henry@oliverwyman.com
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DIGITAL DISRUPTION

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
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RAPID ADVANCEMENT

"The upside of digital technology is that, with political will and funds, you can move fast. It’s easier to implant sensors than to build viaducts."

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Davos 2019

City Readiness At Davos

The impact of AI on cities
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Managed Disruption

"The role of city managers is to make it easier for people to open a business, facilitate tools and open data for app developers, and incentivize different areas."

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No Deal

Why Amazon’s Canceled Move To New York Matters To Every City

Cities need to consider both the risks and opportunities that tech giant investments can create
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
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Davos 2019

VIDEO: Partners Recap City Readiness Breakfast at WEF 2019

A discussion regarding the challenges and opportunities for cities posed by AI
Timocin (Timo) Pervane, John Romeo
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
John Romeo
Managing Partner and Head of the Oliver Wyman Forum Partner, Oliver Wyman
John sits on Oliver Wyman’s Executive Committee and has over 25 years of consulting experience advising leading private and public-sector institutions. Previously, John was Head of the Americas for the firm, and established Oliver Wyman’s Social Impact program across the region. John also served as the Chair of the firm’s Inclusion Council until 2018, is an author of Oliver Wyman’s annual “Women in Financial Services” Report, and is a proud ally and champion of LGBT issues. He is a board member of Safe Horizon (the largest victims’ services agency in the United States).
John.Romeo@oliverwyman.com
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Gathering Intelligence

Will AI make our cities better or worse?

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City Readiness

John Romeo At Davos 2019

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WHO WILL WIN?

Helping Cities Succeed In A Disrupted Future

Some will thrive in the new era, attracting companies, workers, and entrepreneurs. Others will stagnate.
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
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