The cities positioned in the Global 50 ranking were evaluated along three dimensions:
· Human capital: A future-ready economy has people equipped with the right skills to drive meaningful social and economic change.
· Infrastructure: A future-ready economy has the infrastructure necessary to support the people, businesses, and technology that enable progress over time.
· Commerce: A future-ready economy provides sustained opportunities for businesses to accelerate innovation, growth and profitability.
“We live in a digital age in which the power of innovation to transform our world is all around us,” said Amit Midha, President, Dell APJ. “The cities where we live 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.”
“A future-ready economy does well no matter what the future brings, nurturing the population, ensuring businesses can thrive, and creating economic opportunities for citizens. Singapore scored highly as a Future-Ready Economy for being a trusted place to do business and attracting even more talent and ideas. Singapore’s ability to provide access to emerging markets of Asia was also a plus. Cities can work towards future readiness in many ways and Singapore has exhibited this capability through numerous initiatives in its drive to build the world’s first Smart Nation,” said Ng Tian Beng, VP and MD, South Asia & Korea, Dell.
Discover how changes in technology, commerce and human capital are shaping the future economy at www.Dell.com/FutureReadyEconomies
*The Dell Future-Ready Economies Model measures how well an economy enables its people and organizations to access new tools and new ideas that deliver better connections, better outcomes – and a better world. Research for the Dell Future-Ready Economies Model began during the 2015 Strategic Innovation Summit hosted by the Technology and Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard University in September 2015 and is based on analysis conducted by economic data forecasting and analytics firm IHS.