The national capital has been recognised as one of the 50 future-ready cities around the world that are embracing technology to adapt and thrive in an ever-changing and globalised future, according to a report by IT major Dell.

Delhi is ranked 44th on the list which is topped by San Jose, followed by San Francisco.

Why Delhi is the only city on the list?

Compared to other metropolitan cities in India, people and organisations in Delhi have better access to new tools and ideas that deliver better connectivity, better economic performance and a greater ability to attract talent, according to the report.

The ‘Future-Ready Economies Model’ scores large, high-growth global metropolitan areas based on the above mentioned attributes.


The cities positioned in the list were evaluated along three dimensions — human capital, infrastructure and commerce.

“Cities such as Suzhou, Tokyo, Moscow, Des Moines and Delhi might not typically be associated with innovation but they are laying the foundation for future-readiness by strengthening in a few key areas,” the report adds.

“We are extremely proud to have Delhi feature on this list. The efforts put in by the Delhi and central government to make the city a better place has made this possible,” Ravinder P. Singh, Director (Solutions Strategy and Business Development, IoT, Smart Cities and Digitisation) Dell India said in a statement.

He added that the Centre has launched some ambitious initiatives aimed at creation of a digitally enabled nation, one that allows for last mile connectivity and helps improve the quality of life.

“Delhi’s ranking on this list is validation of India’s progress in the right direction. We look forward to partnering with the government and creating a future-ready India,” Mr. Singh said.

Here’s the top 10 list of cities:

  • San Jose
  • San Francisco
  • Singapore
  • London
  • Washington, DC
  • Boston
  • Austin
  • Raleigh
  • Stockholm
  • Sydney