Most recent Recent Perspectives

Fintech, Wealth Disparity, and Socioeconomic Bias: Examining All Sides of the Coin

Critics of fintech—financial technology—suggest that emerging technologies like cryptocurrencies spread socioeconomic biases by limiting accessibility, while proponents tout the social good implications of the many technologies currently in development like blockchain and open banking.

How Tech-Driven Urban Design Is Helping Cities Reimagine Public Spaces

In the past decade or so, society has come to view cities as engines of economic growth, attracting unprecedented levels of attention and investment in emerging technologies that we can employ to make people’s lives more connected.

Containers, Kubernetes and the Centralization of IT

From an operational perspective, we are living in a choice-enhanced hybrid, multi-cloud world. Hear from Bob O’Donnell of TECHalysis on the challenges, and rewards, of digital transformation.

4.5 — Lock and Key: In Safe Hands

On Trailblazers, learn how we took the early lessons learned from great locksmiths and applied them to the digital era.

Can Studying Social Sciences and the Arts Help Technologists Close the ‘Soft Skills Gap’?

Technologists developing cutting-edge AI products may be making incredible breakthroughs—but they may also need to communicate the value of their innovations in a business-savvy manner and possess other soft skills like communication and critical thinking. A blend of AI and emotional intelligence may be the IT skill set of the future workforce.

Building a Digital City for All

In its pursuit for innovation, Chicago is considering inclusion from the start. For its smart city efforts to work, government officials and partners are working to include people with disabilities, reading difficulties, language challenges and other barriers on their quest toward digital equality.