Sydney ranks in 10th in 50 cities when it comes to embracing technology to adapt and thrive in an ever-changing and globalised future, according to Dell.
The global ranking was part of the Dell Future-Ready Economies Model, which measures how technology transforms the way countries work, live and build. Dell commissioned the study, while economic data forecasting and analytics firm, HIS, conducted the analysis.
Fourteen Asia-Pacific and Japan countries were featured among the top global cities, with Singapore leading at number three. San Jose, California and San Francisco, California nabbed the first two spots respectively.
This ranking scores high-growth global metropolitan areas based on attributes that enable people and organisations to access new tools and new ideas that deliver better connectivity, better economic performance – and a greater ability to attract talent.
Dell said by examining the attributes of these communities, it can help public as well as private organisations become more future ready by identifying policies and technology strategies that will foster growth.
Dell Asia-Pacific and Japan president, Amit Midha, said embracing technology and empowering entrepreneurs will help propel cities into the future and that economies and businesses can become more future ready through technology, innovation and collaboration.
“We live in a digital age in which the power of innovation to transform our world is all around us.
“The cities where we live are faced with new challenges every day – from supporting a growing population and building a thriving culture, to fuelling economic opportunity for everyone,” he said.
Midha added that these economies are enabling innovation and change through technology, empowering people and organisations with access new tools and new ideas that deliver better connections and outcomes.
“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,” he said.