São Paulo makes it to future-ready economies index

Dell lists the Brazilian city as one of the cities embracing technology for growth

The Brazilian city of São Paulo made it to a list of 50 high-growth global metropolitan areas that are embracing technology for growth.

The Future Ready Economy study by Dell ranks São Paulo 40th on the list, ahead of other Latin cities such as Buenos Aires (41st) and Mexico City (50th).

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The study sought to identify locations where there has been an effort to allow citizens and organizations to get access to new tools and ideas that result in better connectivity, economic growth and ability to attract new talent.

To build the list, topped by San Jose and San Francisco in the United States, followed by Singapore and London, Dell looked at three major dimensions: human capital, infrastructure and commerce.

"We live in a digital age in which the power of innovation to transform our world is all around us," said Liz Matthews, Dell's executive director for corporate brand and purpose, in the release.

"The cities where we live are faced with new challenges every day, from supporting a growing population and building a thriving culture, to fueling economic opportunity for everyone," Matthews says.

"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."