Bill Greeves

What Is Considered ‘Smart’ Government in the Digital Age?

At yesterday’s NC Digital Government Summit, I had the opportunity to sit down with colleagues from the Town of Cary, the City of Raleigh and the State of North Carolina. In the panel, we discussed what “smart” really means for our communities, our state and government in general. It was a frank discussion on the pitfalls and opportunities presented by the tsunami of “smart” technologies and the value of the concepts behind them. I found it particularly insightful to hear…

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WRAL Stops by CREATEspace

Although we’re still working on our marketing efforts for CREATEspace and #WakeInnovates, Adam Owens from WRAL stopped by last week for a tour and a talk. The result was a great story that succinctly explains what we are doing up here on the 12th floor!

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New Pew Study on Policies Encouraging Broadband Adoption

Released on April 10, a new Pew study dives deep into the nation’s thoughts on how we should set policies and programs to promote and facilitate broadband adoption. Here are a couple highlights that I found particularly intriguing: “A substantial majority of the public (70%) believes local governments should be able to build their own broadband networks if existing services in the area are either too expensive or not good enough…” Unfortunately, the survey did not delve into the definitions…

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Wake County Design Blitz

Great article today about the second annual Wake County Design Blitz, in which high-school students came together to design prototypes focused on using wearable tech to address major issues such as homelessness, hearing loss and water purification. Great stuff and it is amazing to see how much creativity comes out of our high schools these days. I don’t know about you, but I was not doing anything so valuable to society as these kids are!

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The Daily Routines of Famous Creative People

Came across this very interesting infographic that shows the 24 hour routines of 26 well-known creative individuals including authors, composers, artists and scholars from the past several centuries. Very interesting diversity of schedule and leisure activities. I love how small an amount of time is allocated to “day job” activities. Clearly these visionaries found a way to meld their “job” with their “creativity” for tremendously successful results. Most of us probably couldn’t get away with justifying Balzac’s mid-day napping. And I,…

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