New York City Gears Up for Technology Leadership

New York City Gears Up for Technology Leadership

by Vikas Vij
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NY has become fertile ground for start-ups - Is it ready to be a #technology leader? via @Justmeans #innovation

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Friday, May 13, 2016 - 8:00am



According to the UN Commission on Science, Technology and Innovation, technological advancement is a development megatrend that will play a major role in implementing SDGs. The 2015 Gates Annual Letter predicted that developmental breakthroughs over the next 15 years will be driven either by technological innovations or those that make technology more accessible to people.

For decades, Silicon Valley has led the technology industry from the front, while New York City has continued to look on from the sidelines.

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Vikas is a staff writer for the Sustainable Development news and editorial section on Justmeans. He is an MBA with 20 years of managerial and entrepreneurial experience and global travel. He is the author of "The Power of Money" (Scholars, 2003), a book that presents a revolutionary monetary economic theory on poverty alleviation in the developing world. Vikas is also the official writer for an international social project for developing nations "Decisions for Life" run in collaboration between the ILO, the University of Amsterdam and the Indian Institute of Management.