Exciting Times for NYC Tech

New York City is already the most populated city in the United States and now is close to becoming the most digital city in the world.

In 2011, NYC became the first city to introduce a strategy geared at become the world’s premier digital city. The report; called the Road Map for the Digital City, outlined ideas which utilize new technology, social media and investments in education to help New York become the leader in digital innovation.

In just one year the city has achieved 80% of the initiative’s goals, and last month, released the Digital Roadmap: Progress & Innovation report. The 50-page report provides an overview of the completed initiatives and the next steps:

“City government is engaging more than two million people every month through social media and mobile applications. We are providing more broadband choices and more WiFi in public spaces, for the benefit of all New Yorkers. We are improving our digital service delivery, even in emergencies, with the help of developers and our powerful open data platform. Finally, we are partnering with the public and private sectors on groundbreaking new initiatives, including the CornellTechnion Innovation Institute, an applied sciences campus on Roosevelt Island that will create thousands of jobs, hundreds of new startups, and billions of dollars in economic activity.”

You can view the full report here.