CTO - Transportation, IoT, Digital Operations

Humanizing the tolling industry!

Have you noticed that tolling solutions are not evolving? Once a tolling solution is put into an operation, it is hardly improved during the following years. Governments have been transforming from eGovernment via Digital Government to Cognitive Government. But tolling solutions? Even a new mobile app supporting a tolling operation would make an industry news […]

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Innovation avenue to cognitive cities

Imagine a city that is personalized, seamless, and citizen-driven. An innovation is paving the road for this vision. And this innovation is already all around us. A new mobile app allowing citizens to report new graffiti or broken street lights. An e-voting solution making voting for city council more convenient and secured. A blockchain solution […]

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City 2.0: City Platform Thinking

Today’s Challenges City governments around the world are under enormous pressure to deliver value to their citizens, while facing critical challenges: Infrastructure capacity struggles to keep up with rapid urbanization. Siloed infrastructure management. Citizens and businesses increasingly expect cities to provide high quality services. Cities are also realizing that the conventional methods for financing, constructing, […]

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Cognitive Revolution in Tolling Industry

A new kind of industrial revolution is upon us, as digital technologies redefine business strategy and operational execution. Tolling operators are under a pressure to innovate and make smart investments in game-changers like the Internet of Things (IoT), mobility, cloud computing and cognitive computing. Many toll operators has been embracing a transformation agenda – redefining […]

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The Future of Public Transportation is Autonomous and Cognitive

Imagine a world where the use of public transportation is as easy as one click on your mobile phone. Many commuters already expect it today. This future of transportation is connected to citizen driven Mobility as a Service, where autonomous vehicles supported by cognitive technology will provide a strong foundation for these new mobility services. Autonomous […]

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Meeting Citizens’ Expectations with Agile Government

Over the last decade, I was intensively leveraging the sequential waterfall methods to deliver complex government projects. We started by gathering and validating requirements. Then we were producing macro and micro designs. Finally, we were taking the system through series of tests before launching a new service for citizens into the operation. Well, this was […]

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Distributed ledgers will transform delivery of government services

Ledgers have been at the heart of commerce for centuries used intensively by governments to manage taxes and provide registries for assets like land, property and vehicles. The distributed ledger technology “blockchain” brings a level of innovation to the ledger concept which has not really changed over centuries. Blockchain enables transactional applications that can establish […]

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Cities supporting walkability and bikeablity are more fun to live in.

Global travellers would probably agree with me that cities where people walk or use bikes as a mean of day to day transport tend to be more vibrant, more social, safer and, most importantly, more fun to live in. Cities which support developing walkable communities are more sustainable because business is retained in the community […]

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Dashboards provide valuable insights for city operation

I have learnt a hard way that to run a complex operation I must have a simplified overview of what is going on, where with a quick glance I can judge if the operation is under control. I think that the same applies to a city operation, which exists in a complex ecosystem of local […]

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Are we still stuck in traffic?

City growth is stressing the transportation infrastructure while the peak-hour traffic congestion has become an integrated part of a normal live in most large cities. People all over the world travel approximately 30 billion miles per year. That figure will grow to over 150 billion miles by 2050. Over the next 30 years the number […]

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Governments have a great opportunity to benefit from Internet of Things

Internet of Things (IoT) is no longer just about connecting devices. IOT applications are now having an impact on people, their behaviour and lives. Because of this potential impact on the society, governments in the Europe, US, Australia are starting to look seriously at the IoT agenda as they are realising that they can play […]

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Cognitive Computing Can Help to Meet Citizens’ Expectations from Transportation Services

Cognitive computing represents a new era in computing that will have a profound effect on transportation planning and transportation services provided to citizens. Cognitive systems can help us amplify our own cognition when analyzing transportation data. These systems will help improve our understanding of transportation problems and enable us to make better, more informed planning […]

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