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How Cities Can Help Local Institutions Monetize Their Data. Beyond its promise of transparency and accountability, open data has become a hallmark of good government because of its well documented return on investment for the public.

How Cities Can Help Local Institutions Monetize Their Data

In New York, where I work on implementing the city's vision of "Open Data for All", it is proving to be valuable information resource helping local small businesses compete with large companies. Government data is an asset whose value otherwise is capped at the operational value it produces internally.

Opening it to the public redeploys this asset to encourage entrepreneurialism and innovation outside the four corners of city hall. Recently, the city of Copenhagen used the same logic to drive the value proposition of its open data program to the next level. The city is moving beyond simply making government-collected data available toward spurring the Danish capital's residents, businesses and universities to monetize their own latent information assets. Grid4C - Cutting Edge Smart Grid Predictive Analytics.

For Dubai, global data standards offer metrics for economic competitiveness. DUBAI — Dubai is taking data seriously, having embraced the value of urban data in particular as a strategy to maintain a competitive edge in the global city arena.

For Dubai, global data standards offer metrics for economic competitiveness

It’s investing in its “smart city” capacities, having launched 121 such services and more than 1,100 initiatives over the past three years. That has saved the government more than USD 1 billion dollars, according to government figures. Dubai was also among the first cities to adopt a global standard for measuring urban performance, and has since embedded that into its city reporting framework. It was one of the first to be certified in accordance with the ISO 37120 standard — a global benchmarking system for measuring city performance based on 100 indicators that measure urban services and quality of life across 17 themes. In 2015, the World Council on City Data (WCCD), which is spearheading the standard, awarded the city “platinum status”, its highest certification level. Dubai’s Aisha Miran.

A: Yes, definitely. Big Data and Smart Cities: How to find sinergies in between. In the context of Smart Cities, the universe of Big Data, IoT, M2M and other related technologies are a great ally for them to become in a tangible reality.

Big Data and Smart Cities: How to find sinergies in between

Moreover, the concept of intelligent city is not conceived in the margin of them, because, even if their developments are different, in one way or another will be debtor of them. In this article we will see how to carry out a smart city vision that unfailingly relies on large volumes of data. Smart City: A big challenge The goal may be more or less clear, the phases become numerous and / or complex or not so much, but in all cases the achievement of the projects will imply to face important challenges related to Big Data. There is no doubt that cities that want to be smart, or that are beginning to be, are facing serious challenges, because Big Data is only the raw material from which they work. The areas in which Big Data can help build Smart Cities are innumerable, among other reasons because, simply, many of them are still unknown. Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment - New MODEL for Logistic Solutions.

The Legislative Decree no. 196 of June 30, 2003 (“Rules for the safeguard of personal data”) protects individuals and others with regard to the possession and use of personal data.

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In compliance with the above-mentioned law, your data will be used respecting the principles of correctness, legality and transparency, safeguarding your privacy and your rights. Pursuant to art. 13 of Leg.Decr. no.196/2003, therefore, we communicate the following information: The data provided by you will be used in the performance of our newsletter services via all the Official Website of WEEENMODELS. The data will be handled by our computer system. Your data is necessary because without it we cannot submit the newsletter or provide other information. Your data will be communicated exclusively to the offices assigned to prepare the process your request. The organization in charge of handling your data is: Legislative Decree no.196/2003 The interested party has the right to obtain: Municipal Waste and Recycling Management Software - AMCS Group.

AMCS offers a complete waste management solution for Municipal Environmental and Sanitation departments.

Municipal Waste and Recycling Management Software - AMCS Group

AMCS’ Municipal offering includes state-of-the art technology solutions for route planning, waste and recycling collection management, summer and winter services as well as customer service support. The solution provides full support for subcontractor management and service level monitoring and reporting. AMCS enables our Municipal customers to extract maximum value from the available budgets by driving efficiency through route optimization, container asset management and real-time visibility of the collection service progress.

The solution provides real-time access for operational staff to the data, the vehicle collection progress and the ability to intervene or modify plans on the fly if circumstances require, for example a breakdown. The AMCS Customer Portal provides a customer-facing online self service solution minimizing the required interaction with the call centre. Municipal Analytics, the Startup Way. One of the great promises of open government this decade has been that it can serve as a catalyst for a new civic-centered “innovation ecosystem.”

Municipal Analytics, the Startup Way

This ecosystem, replete with successful startups and data-driven advancements in government operations, could not only enhance transparency, but spur replication and generate economic value for cities. In 2013, McKinsey and Company concluded that open data, in all its forms, had the potential to contribute $3 trillion a year of value across the global economy. GitHub - Chicago/opengrid: A user-friendly, map-based tool to combine and explore real-time or historical data. Chicago Encourages Other Cities to Replicate Its OpenGrid.

This story was originally published by Data-Smart City Solutions.

Chicago Encourages Other Cities to Replicate Its OpenGrid

In January of this year, officials at Chicago’s Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT) launched OpenGrid, a map-based application that provides residents with a way to visually understand complex municipal data. OpenGrid’s mission is to improve Chicagoans’ ability to meaningfully use open data beyond the capacity of current data portals. The program is easily accessible via any web browser on desktops, tablets, and phones. The application is called OpenGrid for a reason: it is open-source. OpenGrid for Smart Cities. In January of this year, officials at Chicago’s Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT) launched OpenGrid, a map-based application that provides residents with a way to visually understand complex municipal data.

OpenGrid for Smart Cities

Data Leadership at the Executive Level. Harvard Ash Center Launches Nationwide Network of Urban Chief Data Officers. April 11, Cambridge, MA -- The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, a leading research center at the Harvard Kennedy School today announced that it has been awarded a grant by the Laura and John Arnold Foundation to establish and support a national peer network of urban Chief Data Officers (CDOs).

Harvard Ash Center Launches Nationwide Network of Urban Chief Data Officers

The Civic Analytics Network will collaborate on shared projects that advance the use of data visualization and predictive analytics in solving important urban problems related to economic opportunity, poverty reduction, and addressing the root causes of social problems. The Arnold Foundation grant will help transform the way local governments deliver services and set urban policy by improving their access to and use of new technologies and their focus on cross agency and collaborative solutions. "We're excited that Harvard's Ash Center will bring us together to share ideas", said Tom Schenk Jr., Chicago's Chief Data Officer. . · Analytics use case development. . · Convenings. GovEx Labs. Data Inventory Guide This guide is designed to help cities understand what a data inventory is and how to inventory data.

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It begins by explaining the basic concepts and value of a data inventory. Then, it features insights from city employees who have gone through the inventory process. Finally, it provides links to city resources, guides, and templates of actual data inventories. Data Maturity Framework - Center for Data Science and Public PolicyCenter for Data Science and Public Policy.

Want to know if your organization is ready to start a data-driven social impact project? See where you are in our data maturity framework and how to improve your organizational, tech, and data readiness. Data Maturity Framework Survey. The Behavioural Insights Team. Government Performance Lab. Performance Analytics - Johns Hopkins Center for Government Excellence. Lessons from Leading CDOs. A Chief Data Officer (CDO) can lead a city or state toward greater data-driven government. Leveraging data enables more responsive and rational allocation of government resources to address priority public needs. Data-driven executive leadership in government is relatively new, with just over a dozen cities and a handful of states having named a CDO as of late 2016. There is growing momentum and increasingly frequent news of the next government CDO appointment. While there is a growing proliferation of CDOs in government, there are few resources that describe the landscape, either for the benefit of the chief executive appointing a CDO or the new CDO taking office.

This paper intends to help new entrants by documenting selected current practices, including advice shared by existing government CDOs, observations by the author, and analysis from government technology and analytics experts. Browse our collection of open-data policies. Big Data. בעולם שמאופיין על ידי ריבוי ידע שחורג מכל התבניות הסטנדרטיות, תחום ה-Big Data מציע מהפכה של ממש בנוגע לאיחוד ועיבוד מהיר ואיכותי של מידע ארגוני. עד למהפכת ה-Big Data , התקשו ארגונים להשתמש במידע הרב הקיים ברשותם ו/או נמצא בקרבתם. הערך המוסף של Big Data אינו מסתכם בטיפול בכמויות עצומות של מידע, אלא בעיקר ביכולת לאחד ולעבד סוגי מידע שונים, המופיעים בתדירות גבוהה על גבי פלטפורמות כגון אתרים, בלוגים, מסמכים ואפילו מערכות סלולריות ודואר אלקטרוני. Machine Learning. Cloudera - Wikipedia.

Cloudera Inc. is a United States-based software company that provides Apache Hadoop-based software, support and services, and training to business customers. Cloudera's open-source Apache Hadoop distribution, CDH (Cloudera Distribution Including Apache Hadoop), targets enterprise-class deployments of that technology. Cloudera says that more than 50% of its engineering output is donated upstream to the various Apache-licensed open source projects (Apache Hive, Apache Avro, Apache HBase, and so on) that combine to form the Hadoop platform. Cloudera is also a sponsor of the Apache Software Foundation.

Home - 3Base. About us - 3Base. Hadoop Israel. The Apache™ Hadoop® project develops open-source software for reliable, scalable, distributed computing. To Get More Value from Your Data, Sell It. It’s a story as old as business itself: a company generates a byproduct in the course of its routine operations, then discovers that another company is willing to pay for it. A profitable new line of business is created. There are countless examples: corn millers have long sold the “gluten meal” that is left over from yielding corn starch and corn oil as food for livestock; oil companies routinely sell the hydrogen they create as a byproduct of the refining process. Today, companies in almost every industry are generating another valuable byproduct: data.

Seemingly mundane accounting systems and customer databases now yield the raw materials that can be transformed into lucrative new services. But too few companies are capitalizing on the opportunity. How Cities Can Help Local Institutions Monetize Their Data. The role of Big Data in transforming the life of Smart Cities inhabitants. Please subscribe to unlock this content. Enter your email to get access. How data and analytics are keeping Philadelphia's water safe.

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