Gartner Research

Industry Data Governance Is Key to Developing a Smart City Platform

Published: 08 November 2017

ID: G00325170

Analyst(s): Bettina Tratz-Ryan , Cathleen Blanton


Assessing the quality and ownership of data, as well as oversight and orchestration of data sources, will become a critical catalyst for smart city execution confidence. Local government CIOs should apply data governance to create a data mentality for information management and citizen engagement.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts


  • Industrial Data Governance Is Driving Data Exchange in Ecosystems
  • The IDG and Context of Smart Cities: Local Government/Smart Community Governance

Impacts and Recommendations

  • CIOs will be pressured to create data governance within the documentation of a smart city roadmap, in order to turn mass data into information valuable for real-time use cases and successful implementation
  • The requirement for data orchestration to achieve internal performance goals and citizen engagement will drive CIOs to establish data quality management processes

Gartner Recommended Reading

©2021 Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and its affiliates. This publication may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without Gartner’s prior written permission. It consists of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization, which should not be construed as statements of fact. While the information contained in this publication has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. Although Gartner research may address legal and financial issues, Gartner does not provide legal or investment advice and its research should not be construed or used as such. Your access and use of this publication are governed by Gartner’s Usage Policy. Gartner prides itself on its reputation for independence and objectivity. Its research is produced independently by its research organization without input or influence from any third party. For further information, see Guiding Principles on Independence and Objectivity.

Already have a Gartner Account?

Become a client

Learn how to access this content as a Gartner client.