Delhi has earned the 44th spot in the world’s top fifty future-ready economies globally that are embracing technology for growth. Delhi is the only Indian city to be featured in the list. San Jose and San Francisco in California along with Singapore are the top three cities around the world for embracing technology to be future-ready, reported The Times Of India.
According to the Dell Future-Ready Economies Model, the cities positioned in the Global 50 ranking were evaluated along three dimensions- human capital, infrastructure and commerce. A Future-Ready Economy has people equipped with the right skills to drive meaningful social and economic change. It has the infrastructure necessary to support the people, businesses, and technology that enable progress over time. It provides sustained opportunities for businesses to accelerate innovation, growth and profitability.
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.
This is the second set of findings from the Dell Future-Ready Economies Model – the first, released in October 2015, scored 25 Future-Ready Economies in the United States. Both allow public and private community leaders to compare their own strengths to those of other regional economies nationally and globally.
In a report by The Economic Times, Ravinder P Singh, Director (Solutions Strategy and Business Development, IoT, Smart Cities and Digitisation) Dell India said, “We are extremely proud to have Delhi feature on this list. The efforts put in by the Delhi and central government to make the city a better place has made this possible.” He added that the Centre has launched some ambitious initiatives aimed at creation of a digitally enabled nation, one that allows for last mile connectivity and helps improve the quality of life. “Delhi’s ranking on this list is validation of India’s progress in the right direction. We look forward to partnering with the government and creating a future-ready India,” the Director stated.