Ignite Cities

With new support, Brown Girls Code plans expansion to additional cities

by • 1 year ago

The nonprofit will receive additional support this year from the consulting group Ignite Cities, furthering its mission to close the gender and diversity gaps in the technology sector.

Underserved students in four cities are about to get free Wi-Fi

by • 2 years ago

The consulting group Ignite Cities is helping to provide Wi-Fi access in neighborhoods in Chicago, New Orleans, Miami and Columbia, South Carolina, to support distance learning during the pandemic.

Rebuilding our city infrastructure begins with municipal broadband

by • 2 years ago

Commentary: Ignite Cities’ George Burciaga says as cities emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, municipal broadband is key to driving future tech innovation and success.

Smart cities group announces $75 million technology program

by • 2 years ago

In a collaboration between Qualcomm, JLC Infrastructure and Ignite Cities, the funding will help cities offset the cost of deploying technologies like "smart" LED lighting or public Wi-Fi.

People are the key to accelerating tech strategy in today's cities

by • 3 years ago

Commentary: Growing up poor showed Ignite Cities’ George Burciaga that a city’s most valuable asset is people. Technology, he says, should center around them.

Chicago launches technological transformation council

by • 3 years ago

The new public-private working group, led by a City Council member, aims to help Chicago introduce emerging technologies in cost-effective manners.

New mayoral consultancy wants to help 'smart city' projects succeed

by • 3 years ago

The organizer's CEO, George Burgacia, says the mayor's office is the perfect place to begin fixing the fundamental flaws in wayward urban technology.