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Open Data Governance Is Key to Building a Smart City

Published: 03 September 2015

ID: G00271261

Analyst(s): Bettina Tratz-Ryan , Nick Heudecker , Jerry Mechling

Summary

Citizen access to meaningful data is a core demand as cities are building data platforms to improve service delivery and quality of life. CIOs, chief digital officers and smart city urban planners have to develop data governance platforms as an essential element of a smart city service marketplace.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

  • Data Governance as a Catalyst for Data Democracy in Cities

Impacts and Recommendations

  • The increasing complexity and volume of smart city data will force CDOs and urban planners to focus on the development of a comprehensive smart city data governance plan to understand to "usefulness" of data collection
    • Drive Consistency and Standardization
    • Drive Communications and Transparency
  • All stakeholders, especially citizens, need to be able to read and understand city data, which will drive CIOs, CDOs and urban planners to provide different user interfaces, city data marketplaces and portal structures
    • Data Presentation
    • Data Exposure
  • In order to support citizen entrepreneurship from residential and business users, CDOs and urban planners will build an open innovation and developer forum for their specific city requirements
    • CitySDK
    • Smart Nation API coLAB

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