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The Top 50 future-ready cities in the world

The Top 50 future-ready cities in the world 

In a study conducted by IHS and Dell, which ranked 50 cities from around the world that are embracing technology to adapt and thrive in an ever-changing and globalized future, Toronto, the only city in Canada in this group was listed at 11.

This study was based on attributes that enable people and organizations to access new tools and ideas that deliver better connectivity, better economic performance and a greater ability to attract talent. In conducting this study, cities were evaluated in three areas: human capital, infrastructure and commerce.

In a future-ready economy, equipping people with the right skills to drive social and economic change is vital and also equally important is having the infrastructure in place to support people, organizations and technology to enable progress over time. But having these two areas in place are not enough, a future-ready economy must sustain opportunities for businesses to accelerate innovation, growth and profitability as well.

Having these vital resources in place make a city ready to embrace transformation, which is needed to keep abreast with changing global economy.

“We live in a digital age in which the power of innovation to transform our world is all around us,” said Kevin Peesker, president, Dell Canada Inc. “Our cities are faced with new challenges every day—from supporting a growing population and building a thriving culture, to fueling economic opportunity for everyone. By understanding Future-Ready Economies and their attributes, cities, businesses and people can create policies and strategies that will enable them to prosper and achieve strong economic health.”

The Top 50 global cities are:

  1. San Jose, Calif.
  2. San Francisco, Calif.
  3. Singapore
  4. London
  5. Washington, DC
  6. Boston, Mass.
  7. Austin, Texas
  8. Raleigh, N.C.
  9. Stockholm
  10. Sydney
  11. Toronto
  12. Seoul-Incheon
  13. Seattle, Wash.
  14. Denver, Colo.
  15. Portland, Ore.
  16. Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas
  17. New York, N.Y.
  18. Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.
  19. Houston, Texas
  20. Atlanta, Ga.
  21. Charlotte, N.C.
  22. Chicago, Ill.
  23. Munich
  24. Beijing
  25. Hong Kong
  26. Paris
  27. Taipei
  28. Shanghai
  29. Louisville, Ky.
  30. Salt Lake City, Utah
  31. Guangzhou
  32. Tokyo
  33. Moscow
  34. Des Moines, Iowa
  35. Los Angeles, Calif.
  36. Pittsburgh, Pa.
  37. Columbus, Ohio
  38. Indianapolis, Ind.
  39. Milan
  40. Sao Paulo
  41. Buenos Aires
  42. San Antonio, Texas
  43. Orlando, Fla.
  44. Delhi
  45. Suzhou
  46. Istanbul
  47. Jakarta
  48. Tianjin
  49. Shenzhen
  50. Mexico City

To learn more, visit Future-Ready Economies.

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