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Cities are slated to be vital entities of the future. Enterprises like IBM and Cisco are investing heavily on Smart City initiatives. But I am not entirely sure what that means for us individuals. I find this The Ohio State University course on TechniCity at Coursera interesting from that perspective. 

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We are part of the 'TechniCity'. The increasing availability of networks, sensors and mobile technologies allows for new approaches to address the challenges that our cities face. The way we understand cities is undergoing sweeping transformation, right along with the analytical tools we use to design our cities and the communication tools we use to engage people. Absorbing, studying and understanding the role of technology from a critical viewpoint allows us to generate creative ideas for improving our cities.  

This course begins by examining how our cities are changing. We then jump into how technology is used to engage with the public to support decision-making and the creative ways that every-day people are using technology to improve their cities.   Students will be examining tools for analyzing the city. Then we move into exploring the fascinating ways that cities are using real-time, technology. You'll hear from technological innovators and thought leaders about all of these topics. You will get to engage around a topic you are most interested in to create a project in your own city.
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Simple, beautiful & ad-free.
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Another new one. worth seeing. thanks.
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I have read discussions on how "project scope" and "product scope" as defined in the PMBOK - especially as they relate to a software project. I have seen clients being open to discuss "project scope" as defined by the PMBOK as long as the "product scope" is not compromised. Defining "product scope" is, however, easier said than done. Here is an attempt to deconstruct scope into components or levers. I would very much appreciate your feedback. Please share your thoughts on the post page itself.
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Hello everyone +Guy Kawasaki is giving away free copies of his book. This link should give you your own copy the book and an on-demand webinar. #APEthebook  
Grab your free copy of Guy Kawasaki's latest book, "APE: How to Publish a Book," and watch a free on-demand demo to see how he acquired 7.5 million followers.
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Hi, is this meant for current students or for alumni too? What is the purpose of the community? It seems the others are all students hence the question. It is perfectly okay with me if it is for students only, otherwise you may be inundated with alumni pretty soon.
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This is meant for every past and present student of SPS. The term others here is irrelevant as there are only 4 of us right now.
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It’s so easy to grasp the gap between India’s potential and its performance because you can see the potential of what an ethnic Indian can do in the most competitive human laboratory in the world, which is the United States of America, says Kishore Mahbubani says dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore.

I serve on the global advisory council of the prime minster of India. And one point I made is, just allow a special entry for overseas Indians to come back and invest in India. Because I’m sure they would be happy to do so.

... record shows that the more open global competition is, the better the Indians will do. .. the time has come for (India to be) the number-one champion of globalization ... Indians can compete no matter what the competition is like.

#ReIndia  
The dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore believes the success of Indians internationally highlights the gap between the country’s potential and its actual performance. A McKinsey & Company article.
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If you are looking for photogenic urban spots and live near Newark, this map would be a good resource. It is the Newark Public Art Map. Go check out the sites 
Learn more about the Newark Public Art Program at <a href="http://www.thisisnewark.wordpress.com" target="_blank">www.thisisnewark.wordpress.com</a><WBR>.
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I have read discussions on how "project scope" and "product scope" as defined in the PMBOK - especially as they relate to a software project. I have seen clients being open to discuss "project scope" as defined by the PMBOK as long as the "product scope" is not compromised. Defining "product scope" is, however, easier said than done. Here is an attempt to deconstruct scope into components or levers. I would very much appreciate your feedback.Please share your thoughts below the post itself - that would help me consolidate all the comments.
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How is it that the words Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics seem so stern yet Popular Science evokes the feeling of friendly mirth at an English pub? But people do talk of STEM all the time. Maybe little doses of STEM would make it less daunting. That is the thought that led me to curate this Paper.li news paper titled "Stem in Little Doses." With no teacher peering over the shoulder to pass judgement on what we are reading, we can also pick and choose which story to read in this newspaper with out feeling guilty of focusing on the more interesting bits and bytes. 

Any comments and/or queries are most welcome.
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This is a novice trying to figure out Life, the Universe and Everything
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My staple diet is impossible projects
Introduction
If I were an object I would most probably be a Swiss Army Knife with all the interests that I have and skills I have cultivated. Most of the people are happy to have me around at work and find my perceptions engaging. I earn my paychecks by partly managing IT projects & programs and partly by managing client relationships. People forced to say good things about me (on LinkedIn recommendations) say I am caring, dedicated, diligent, energetic, focused, friendly, good soul, hardworking, honest, humorous, incorrigible, innovative, intelligent, knowledgeable, listener, a mentor, objective, optimist, patient, people's person, personable, seasoned, smiling, structured, trusting, trustworthy, and valuable. I guess I am “Mostly Harmless”.
Bragging rights
It has been quite a journey from the industrial railway town of Asansol to the Township of Woodbridge,NJ, with still a lot of miles ahead. Making the most of my life till I realize that my get-up-and-go has got up and went.
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Helping clients making their IT strategies happen
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Project Management, Relationship Management, People Management, Social Media Marketing