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Which City is the "Smartest"?
Smart City Rankings can be fun to read - and a good marketing tool - but they aren't an accurate reflection of how smart a city is. In this video, CRA covers: 00:00 Review of the 2020 City Rankings from IMD, IESE & Kearney 03:15 The 2nd Annual Charles Reed Anderson PERFECT Smart City Ranking - or my C.R.A.P. Ranking, for short 04:20 Forget the rankings, why not try to... - be like Taipei - be like Darwin - be like Songdo
There are TWO IoT Markets: China & the Rest of the World
I'm not worried about China catching up to the West, I'm worried that China will leave us behind. In this pres, Charles breaks down the latest trends in the Low Power WAN industry and explains why China is a unique market that cannot be replicated, but we should be learning from it. Originally presented at The Things Conference - the world's largest LoRa event - on 28 January 2021.
My Smart Cities Forecast is Bigger Than Yours
Market Forecasts...everyone loves them...except for me. In this rant, I will dissect both the current Smart Cities market opportunity and forecasts so you don't have to. 0:00 Market Forecast Hype 1:16 How Big is the Smart Cities Market Opp? 2:24 How Big will Smart Cities Be in the Future 3:05 Top Tips for Dealing with the Hype
Lies, Damned Lies & Smart City Rankings
There is no consistency in Smart City Rankings - so I decided to create my own - the Charles Reed Anderson PERFECT Smart City Ranking, or the C.R.A.P. Smart City Ranking for short. 0:00 The challenge of ranking Smart Cities 1:55 Which cities rank as the smartest? 4:00 My C.R.A.P. Smart City Ranking I analysed four 2019 Smart City Rankings, each of which examined over 100 cities, to see if there are any conclusions that can be drawn. Unfortunately, the only conclusion is that while Smart City Rankings may be fun to read and generate good marketing collateral, they are NOT an accurate reflection of how smart a city is. Here's the four rankings I reviewed as part of my analysis: 1. IMD Smart City Index 2019 2. IESE Cities In Motion Index 2019 3. EasyPark Smart Cities Index 2019 4. ATKearney Global Cities Report 2019 (note: AT Kearney changed its name to Kearney in January 2020, but was still known by its former name at the time the report was released.)
Manual para coordinar a gobernantes y empresas al digitalizar su ciudad | Charles Reed Anderson
Charles Reed Anderson es uno de los asesores más reputados en el ámbito de las ciudades inteligentes; un concepto que él cree que es más un objetivo que una realidad, hoy. Una de las cuestiones a las que ha tenido que dar respuesta es cómo puede un Ayuntamiento, una institución por tanto condicionada por su carácter político, por un lado, y burocrático, por otro, ser innovador. Es posible, dice Anderson, pero la innovación supone un riesgo, porque supone pisar terrenos inexplorados, y ello puede conducir al fracaso. Luego una de las condiciones es que la ciudad, los ciudadanos en primer lugar, asuman que cabe la posibilidad de fracasar en tal o cual proyecto. Pero que esa es condición para los cambios. Pero ello es sólo el comienzo. La ciudad necesita un líder que dialogue con los ciudadanos y plantee los cambios necesarios, y un gestor que sepa tratar con quienes tienen el conocimiento y la tecnología necesarias para adoptar las soluciones precisas. Charles Reed Anderson combina el liderazgo de su propia agencia de asesoría para ciudades inteligentes con su posición de Senior Advisor sobre internet de las cosas en McKinsey & Company. También tiene un podcast llamado TechBurst Asia y es gestor de la aceleradora SparkLabs Connex. Anderson es economista (Universidad de Illinois del Norte) y tiene un MBA por la Escuela de Gestión de Rotterdam, de la Universidad de Erasmus. Ha estado ligado al sector tecnológico en compañías como Telefónica, Vodafone o IDC, de la que fue vicepresidente, y director de las áreas de Movilidad, Telecomunicaciones e IoT. Entrevista: Daniel Riobóo | Realización: Fernando Gayesky | Edición: Cristina López | Sonido: Mr Peaks | Producción: Mónica Suárez y Mariel Carrillo | Gráfica: AXT | Animaciones: Marius Cirja y Manu Díaz El Observatorio Vodafone de la Empresa ---------------------------------------- Visita nuestro website: http://www.ObservatorioVodafone.com Suscríbete a nuestro canal de youtube: http://bit.ly/2qIn3AU Síguenos en Twitter: https://twitter.com/VodafoneEmpresa Síguenos en Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/1217/
My Love-Hate Relationship with IoT - Pecha Kucha Night Singapore - @CRASingapore
On 24 Aug 2016, I did my first Pecha Kucha event - the presentation concept is 20 slides x 20 seconds per slide - 6 min 40 sec in total. For my topic, i decided to have a rant about how we as an industry overhype technology instead of focusing on the solutions and value they can create. Thanks to Yuying for the video!
Smart City Keynote at TechXLR8 Asia
My keynote on the AI/IoT Headliner Stage at the TechXLR8 Asia event in Singapore on 12 September. The content includes highlights from my recent whitepaper developed in collaboration with JLL, "Smart Cities Success", which can be downloaded here: https://www.jll.com.sg/en/trends-and-insights/research/smartcitiessuccess
Charles Reed Anderson - Smart Cities 2021: The Obstacle is the way
This keynote presentation was part of the Urban Technology Alliance event: Global Smart City Trend 2020, held on the MUST platform from Dec 8th to 11th 2020. The Urban Technology Alliance (UTA) is a global non-profit organization providing city-scale testbeds from all around the world, to deploy, test and validate the latest smart city innovations. The UTA is providing trusted and neutral guidance to cities for their sustainable digital transformation, enabling them to face today’s economic, social and environmental challenges. The UTA is a vibrant community including a complete smart city ecosystem composed of cities, industry, academy and non-profit organizations. UTA members network, build partnerships, deploy and test concrete solutions in real-life environments and share best practice and success stories among members worldwide. Learn more at : http://www.urbantechnologyalliance.org/
IoT in Asia: The Calm Before the Storm | Charles Reed Anderson @ Internet of Things World 2018
Charles Anderson, founder of Charles Reed Anderson & Associates, gives his latest views on eSims, LPWANs, property tech, smart cities and how Asia can become the world's dominant force for #IoT. See what's next for Internet of Things World, the world's biggest IoT event → https://goo.gl/NKSEJJ #IoTWorld
IoT World Asia Keynote, Sept 2018, Singapore
Charles delivered the opening keynote at the Asia's leading IoT event, IoT World Asia, on 19 September 2018. Title: IoT 2018: What's Hot, What's Not & What's Next 01:10 A Performance Appraisal for IoT 02:30 Where our IoT expectations and forecasts too high? 05:30 What's Hot #1: IoT in China 08:45 What's Hot #2: Taipei's Smart City Strategy 12:50 What's Not: IoT Stakeholder Engagement 14:35 What's Next #1: The SIM Revolution: eSIMs & Virtual SIMs 20:00 What's Not #2: Disruptive Technologies 23:00 IoT's Performance Improvement Plan (PIP)
2017 IoT Commerce Summit Taipei Keynote
Keynote address at the 2017 IoT Commerce Summit in Taipei, Taiwan. 13 Feb 2017 Title: IoT's Tipping Point Themes: 7:05 The key to driving change in IoT is internal, vendor and data collaboration 21:00 What's Next for IoT in 2017 21:05 The Rise of the IoT OTT 24:45 The Low Power WAN Conundrum 35:45 What is the Tipping Point?
CRA WEBINARS & INTERVIEWS
WHY HAVE SMART CITIES NOT YET LIVED UP TO THE HYPE?
Yuriy Nazarov - Head of Smart City UA initiative Юрiй Назаров - Голова iнiціативи Smart City UA Charles Reed Anderson, Founder, CRA & Associates, an IoT & Smart Cities Advisory firm; Senior Advisor - IoT, McKinsey & Company, Singapore Чарльз Рід Андерсон, Засновник, CRA & Associates (IoT & Smart Cities), Член Консультативної ради GO SMART (глобальна організація smart міст), Старший радник - IoT, McKinsey & Company, Сінгапур Which cities in Asia are driving the most innovation? What is the main contrast between the applications of technologies in Singapore and in Ukraine? What lessons we can learn from Singapore?
Shifting Tides from Supercities to Super Suburbs?
"Shifting Tides from Supercities to Super Suburbs?" panel was held on August 5th at 6pm PDT / 9pm EDT & Thursday August 6th at 9am Singapore / 10am Seoul time DETAILS (full bios) & REGISTRATION HERE: https://tinyurl.com/sparklabssmartcitypanelinvite Our firm’s thesis prior to the COVID-19 pandemic predicted populations would shift from urban centers to suburban sprawl due to the development of autonomous vehicles and rapid transit in the coming decade and the increasing usage of distributed teams across leading technology companies. With the current pandemic, all of this has accelerated, or at least seems to be moving towards our prediction. Where does the “supercities” trend and thesis develop from here? Will work-from-home become a new reality or will the dust settle somewhere in-between? We assume the importance of new technologies will increase in a post-COVID world, but will "smart cities" of the future shift from dense urban centers to a new focus of “smart suburban development”? Dense cities, such as NYC, were greatly impacted by the pandemic, so will there be increased urban flight or will New Yorkers stay resilient? Over the past few years, major cities, such as NYC and Chicago, have lost tens of thousands in population while suburbs have grown twice as fast since last year. Seoul has a higher population density with a larger metro population than NYC, but was far less affected by COVID-19. How will cities such as Seoul respond to possible changes in global trends? Our speakers will examine this complex and fluid topic of how the future of smart cities will develop in a post-COVID era. SPEAKERS: John Rossant, Chairman of NewCities Foundation, CEO of CoMotion Brendan Walsh, Director of International Affairs at Stanford University Emily Yates, Smart City Director at the City of Philadelphia Tim Kobe, Founder and CEO of Eight Inc. (designer of Apple Stores, Tokyo’s Nissan Crossing) Charles Reed Anderson, Managing Partner at SparkLabs Connex (moderator)
DX Leaders Series: Episode 8: 5G: Beyond the Hype
5G has been a topic that is widely discussed globally. However, do we really understand its capabilities and potential? It is time to take a look into how 5G can match the demand generated by Industry 4.0 and drive new processes across businesses. Driving a platform revolution, 5G becomes an enabler of enterprise innovation for businesses to develop and deliver solutions to their markets. New partnership ecosystems and business models are also expected to be formed to support new 5G business cases. With the increase in uptake by businesses of various industries looking to take full advantage of 5G commercial application, its adoption will only solidify the role of 5G in transforming mobile technology and be a significant contributor to the global economy. In this session, we touched on important questions in the 5G area, such as the impact of 5G on smart cities and the risk of increased innovation division between countries. Our panelists dived into more digital advanced countries in Asia and compared them to Europe and the US. Watch this session where we explore 5G beyond just reduced network latency for work and play. Learn more about its various applications, and how can it affect businesses as well as the opportunities ahead that remain to be discovered. The panel consisted of Charles Reed Anderson (Founder, CRA & Associates), who brought insights from the Asia region on the most advanced projects. Furthermore, we had Willis Sim (Chief Corporate Sales & Solutions Officer, M1) to share M1’s successful track of offering the advanced project and service in the TMT industry in Singapore and last but not least Danial Mausoof (VP & Global Sales Head, Enterprise Services, Nokia) from one of the oldest global mobile provider to share his view of the future trend in the TMT industry. The webinar was co-moderated by Andreas Enderlin, Chair of the Digital Transformation Award, Managing Partner, Hugo Capital Partners and Lars Voedisch, Founder & Managing Director of PRecious Communications. The webinar was in collaboration with SGInnovate.
CRA Interview at IoT World Asia Sept 2018
I was interviewed at IoT World Asia and was asked to discuss... 1. The emerging trends in the Asia IoT market 2. The drivers behind the massive IoT growth in China 3. How people, not technology, is keeping IoT from reaching it's potential 4. What sets Taipei's Smart City strategy apart from the rest
Interview with CRA at IoT Asia 2017
My 3 minute fast and furious interview at IoT Asia where I discuss: 1. How can organisations monetise IoT? 2. What is the role of SMEs in driving IoT? 3. What advice would you give to IoT start-ups? 4. Is it possible to secure IoT? 5. What IoT trends can we expect to see in Asia over the coming 1-2 years?
Lean In Singapore: Mentorship Matters
Charles Reed Anderson, Founder, Charles Reed Anderson & Associates, IoT Advisory Services, shares the most memorable advice he gained from his mentor, and his mentee-mentorship journey over 25 years in the corporate industry. Meet Charles and other senior executives who will be moderating at our "Mentorship Matters" event on Aug 24th at Uber Singapore.
TechBurst Asia Podcast Snippets