3. SPECIAL THANKS TO 2 GREAT ORGANIZATIONS
Business Navigators is dedicated to furthering the core
values of servant leadership and trusted
relationships through educational and charitable
activities in the Dallas/Fort Worth community.
Korn Ferry is a global organizational consulting firm
that helps its clients synchronize strategy and talent to
drive superior performance.
4. INTERNATIONAL INNOVATION CENTERS
Offspring of The National RFID Center
Focused on providing advice, guidance, and
intelligence to aspiring Smart Cities
It’s a virtual organization that is made of retired
executives that have “been there, done that”!
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Member of 3 Innovation Centers (incl.
Cleantech Open in L.A., and Atlas
Innovation Center in Golden, CO).
On the Board of 3 NPOs. Member of IEEE
and several other technical societies.
Worked for major corporations, incl. IBM,
GE, EDS and Ford.
Consulted for Deloitte and Booz Allen.
Adjunct professor at SMU.PHILLIP ANDREWS - INT'L INNOVATION CENTERS 5
8. ARGUMENT #1
All Cities will become Smart Cities by default because they
all are going to have 5G Wi-Fi, Sensors galore (including Face
Recognition), Smart Mobility, Smart Roads and Signs, Smart
Parking, Smart Energy, Smart Water, etc. …
But there is “Smart” … and then there is “Smarter”
Like people --- 110 IQ vs. 160 IQ! Smarter wins (well, usually)!
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10. HOWEVER …
❑ If every city installs 5G, smart poles, smart garages and
parking, smart water, smart energy … and one trillion
sensors then there is NO competitive advantage.
❑ Technology is just “the ante to stay in the game”
❑ Competitive advantage comes from uniqueness and
differentiation, such as smart people and smart
industries (attracted by the right “magnets”).
11. ARGUMENT #2
One cannot have:
Smart Cities full of Dumb Factories
Smart Factories thriving in Dumb Cities
They need to move into the future together! TRUE!
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Dr Pepper Snapple
We are lucky to have
these great manufacturing
companies in our
4IR; Industry 4.0
They are the two sides of the same coin!
13. SMART ATTRACTS SMART!
From Frost & Sullivan
Note: This is NOT an
of all that is involved!
• Smart Education
• Smart Businesses
• Smart Culture/Arts
• Smart Institutions …
14. ARGUMENT #3
The competitive attitude about everything is now affecting
cities. The cities that will survive will be the ones that know
how to leverage “Smart” to the fullest. There is a lot of pride
riding behind the competitive spirit! There is a Smart Cities
War Going on!
“Smart” means leveraging the latest megatrends and
business concepts, utilizing the latest technologies, and
employing the best resources, especially smart people. It is the
only way to ensure that the city is sustainable and resilient.
15. YES, THERE IS SUCH A THING AS A SMART CITIES
WAR (SIMILAR TO THE ONGOING TECHNOLOGICAL WAR)
Competitive advantage matters!
16. THE WINNER ENJOYS
❑ Better jobs ➔ More Prosperity ➔ Better Future
❑ Better healthcare, best doctors
❑ Better education; best teachers, professors, mentors
❑ Smart Mobility, Smart Infrastructure (incl. Smart Water, Smart
Energy, Smart Waste Management …)
❑ Better and Smarter Services
❑ Better Government (enhanced citizen engagement)
❑ Better opportunities
❑ Reduced environmental opportunity; healthier lifestyles
Which city would
most people choose?
Scientists project that in the next
40 years, 80% of the world’s
population will live in large cities.
But “large” is NOT good enough!
Cities have to be beautiful!
They care about:
• Quality of Life (QoL)
• Means to great education
• Access to great health care
• Access to great transportation
• Access to healthy food
• Great sports
• Great entertainment
• Great culture
• Great fun
• Continuous improvement
• Pride in the city
20. ARGUMENT #4
Every Industrial Revolution
Do you remember The Rust Belt?
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4IR will have its
Most of the affected cities
started to recover
40+ years later
Chicago is one of the very few cities that
reinvented itself very quickly!
Detroit started reinventing itself 10 years ago!
23. SOME FACTS ABOUT THE RUST BELT
Detroit was the 4th largest city in America with bright future and was
considered a key city (the epicenter) of the 2nd Industrial Revolution (2IR)
3IR came and Detroit missed the boat ➔ Today Detroit is 18th
Ft. Worth is now bigger than Detroit
Arlington is now bigger than Cleveland and Pittsburgh
Toledo is no longer the Glass Capital of the World
Akron is no longer the Tire Capital of the World
… and Buffalo is now only famous for its Buffalo Wings
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27. THERE ARE BASICALLY 4 WAYS
1. Attracting great people (best Doctors, Professors, Thought
Leaders, Strategists, Poets, Artists … Entrepreneurs (the likes of
Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, and Elon Musk)), and great businesses
(usually large corporations). Examples: AT&T, Amazon, MS,
Google, IBM, AA, TI, Boeing
2. Embedding other right “Magnets” in Urban Planning and
Economic Development Plans
28. WHAT ARE SOME OF THE OTHER (NON-
TECHNOLOGY DRIVEN) MAGNETS?
❑ Exceptional Urban Planning
❑ Parks, Fountains, Gardens, Roads, Highways, Infrastructure, Airports,
Ports, … Other Amenities
❑ Great Architecture, Great Art, Great Sculptures, Great Museums …
❑ Great Entertainment
❑ Theaters, Restaurants, Bars, Clubs, Sports, Theme Parks …
❑ Great “atmosphere”
❑ Events, Celebrations, “Ceremonies”, Festivities, Monuments, Shrines,
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This was true
and it will
It’s a basic
32. THERE ARE BASICALLY 4 WAYS (CONT’D)
3. Promoting and cultivating an Innovation Culture
4. Encouraging Innovation by having prodigious Universities, great
Innovation Centers (incl. Incubators, Accelerators) … and a
robust Innovation Ecosystem
Paris is named the 2017 innovation capital of Europe
Please visit the website to view more
“European Innovation Centers and Hubs”
37. PARIS INNOVATION
Paris, France, has been named 2017's European Capital of Innovation thanks to
an 'inclusive innovation strategy', which saw it scoop the
EUR 1 million first prize in the EU's iCapital awards. The awards, which are designed
to recognize the most innovative cities in EU countries and those associated to the
Horizon 2020 funding program, were announced on 7 November at the Web Summit
in Lisbon, Portugal.
Two runner-up prizes of EUR 100 000 were awarded to Tallin, Estonia and Tel Aviv,
Israel, and the prize money will be used to scale up and further expand the cities'
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38. CITÉ DES SCIENCES ET DE L'INDUSTRIE
("CITY OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY", ABBREVIATED LA CSI)
La CSI is the biggest science museum in Europe. Located
in Parc de la Villette in Paris, France, it is one of the three
dozen French Cultural Centers of Science, Technology and
Industry (CCSTI), promoting science and science culture.
About 5,000,000 people visit the Cité each year. Attractions
include a planetarium, a submarine (the Argonaute),
an IMAX theatre, an Employment Center, 3 Innovation Centers,
… and special areas for children and teenagers.
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51. STATION F, PARIS
Paris is home to Station F, the world’s largest start-
up campus, which is located in a former railway depot the
size of the Eiffel Tower laying down. There is room to
house more than 1,000 start-ups as well as founder
companies, such as Microsoft and Facebook. The city also
has a so-called Innovation Arc, a network of projects
spanning Paris, including small workshops known as
FabLabs and an urban farm where people can grow
vegetables and learn to reduce food waste.
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More than 1000 startups, 600 rooms,
30 startup programs,
35 public administrations, 40 VC funds,
4 mentorship offices, and 600 events per year
It’s the world’s biggest startup campus