Singapore tops global ranking for online presence as it is named ‘Global Elite’ in the A.T. Kearney Global Cities Index 2016

Singapore tops global ranking for online presence as it is named ‘Global Elite’ in the A.T. Kearney Global Cities Index 2016


Singapore has emerged top in the A.T. Kearney Global Cities 2016’s ranking for online presence. This is one of the metrics used to measure a city’s Information Exchange level - access to information via the internet and other media sources.

Singapore’s top ranking on this metric comes as the country is once again named in the ‘Global Elite’ category, reinforcing its strong performance to-date and high potential to exert its global influence. Within the Asia Pacific region under the ‘Global Elite’, Singapore ranked second, after Tokyo. Other Asia Pacific cities in this category include Sydney and Melbourne.

The Global Cities 2016 includes two partsthe Global Cities Index and the Global Cities Outlook. The ‘Global Elite’ are 15 cities that rank in the Top 25 on both the Index and the Outlook. Singapore ranked eight under the Global Cities Index, maintaining its 2015 positioning, and number 17 under the Global Cities Outlook. 

“A strong ICT structure is a key success factor for any nation to improve quality of life for individuals, business opportunities for enterprises and for governments to better serve and anticipate citizens’ needs,” said Soon Ghee Chua, Partner and Head of Southeast Asia at A.T. Kearney. “Singapore is well on its way to becoming a dynamic global infocomm hub by effectively leveraging technology for economic and social development. Just this week, the government called for a projected S$2.82 billion of ICT tenders for 2016 that are aimed at enhancing the quality of citizens' lives and easing business transactions with the government.”  

The Global Cities Index provides a compelling assessment of global engagement for 125 cities representing all continents and regions, measuring how globally engaged each city is across 27 metrics in five dimensions - Business Activity, Human Capital, Information Exchange, Cultural Experience, and Political Engagement. The Outlook ranks cities on their future potential, based on the rate of change in 13 leading indicators spanning four dimensions - Personal Well-being, Economics, Innovation, and Governance.

This is the sixth edition of the Index and the second year for the Outlook.
“Together, the Index and the Outlook provide a unique look at 125 of the world’s largest and most influential cities today and those primed to make an impact in the future. Our historical database provides businesses and cities with insights on how to make key investment decisions,” said Mike Hales, A.T. Kearney partner and study co-leader.
Global Cities 2016 Rankings
*The 15 Global Elite cities are in bold type


Global Cities Index                                                                  Global Cities Outlook
City
Rank

City
Rank
London
1

San Francisco
1
New York
2

New York
2
Paris
3

Boston
3
Tokyo
4

London
4
Hong Kong
5

Houston
5
Los Angeles
6

Atlanta
6
Chicago
7

Stockholm
7
Singapore
8

Amsterdam
8
Beijing
9

Munich
9
Washington, D.C.
10

Zurich
10
Seoul
11

Chicago
11
Brussels
12

Sydney
12
Madrid
13

Paris
13
Sydney
14

Berlin
14
Melbourne
15

Melbourne
15
Berlin
16

Geneva
16
Toronto
17

Singapore
17
Moscow
18

Toronto
18
Vienna
19

Tokyo
19
Shanghai
20

Dallas
20
Buenos Aires
21

Los Angeles
21
Amsterdam
22

Brussels
22
San Francisco
23

Taipei
23
Boston
24

Copenhagen
24
Istanbul
25

Vancouver
25

To receive a copy of the Global Cities 2016 report, please go to http://www.atkearney.com/research-studies/global-cities-index.

2016 A.T. Kearney Global Cities Index and Global Cities Outlook Methodologies
The A.T. Kearney Global Cities Index (GCI) ranks 125 cities according to 27 metrics across five dimensions, including business activity, human capital, information exchange, cultural experience, and political engagement.

The Global Cities Outlook (GCO) examines 125 cities and ranks 13 leading indicators across four dimensions: personal well-being, economics, innovation, and governance. The rank and score in the GCO is determined by measuring change across each metric in the past five years, then projecting out to 2026. It measures the likelihood that a city will improve its global standing over the next 10 to 20 years.

About A.T. Kearney

A.T. Kearney is a leading global management consulting firm with offices in more than 40 countries. Since 1926, we have been trusted advisors to the world’s foremost organizations. A.T. Kearney is a partner-owned firm, committed to helping clients achieve immediate impact and growing advantage on their most mission critical issues. For more information, visit www.atkearney.com.

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