243 pages | 20 B/W Illus.
Information and Communication Technology for Sustainable Development shows how ICT, as an enabler for all spheres of development, can help innovate business processes and operations, and provide faster integration of new technologies into business systems. Focused on sustainability, the book addresses strategic approaches to cope with a range of climatic, environmental, cyber-security threats and other global risks, and aims to promote prosperity and economic growth. Furthermore, it explores how the adoption of new technologies, and collective action based upon a strategic behavioral theory of new leadership, can be applied when responding to specific set of conditions that allow for the proposed strategies to cope with risks.
Information technology and strategic planning complement each other to attain the sustainable development goals (SDGs). Risk management frameworks, business continuity systems, and strategic planning methodologies such as mechanism design theory, strategic adaptive cognition (SAC), and risk mechanism theory (RMT) are the fundamental components needed to have a universal approach embedded into the national development plans agenda. As technology no longer follows an orderly, linear path, but improves exponentially, developing a strategic approach to ICT implementation help world leaders in the difficult but inspiring task of making a sustainable world and consequently find solutions to achieve the SDGs and the desired growth pattern that must be sustained, inclusive and equitable.
Introduction. Using Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) to Tackle Climate Variability and Change Impacts. Information and Communication Technologies for Environmental Sustainability. Moving from Theory to Practice: The TESLA Factor. mHealth: A New Path of Transformation for Health through Mobile Technologies. An Integrated Perspective on the Future of Mobility. Intelligent Transport Systems. The Role of Communication Technologies in Building Future Smart Cities. The Role of ICT in Smart Cities Governance. Digital Revolution and the Environment. Strategic Approach to ICT Contributions to Cope with Climatic Events. Managing Risks Associated with ICT. The Art & Science of Executing Your Vision. Leading Change in the Digital Age: Promoting Economic Growth, Combating Climate Change Impacts, Reducing Health Risks and the Leader's Role in Strategy.