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EU Open Data Portal Report: Open Data in cities. By Anastasia Panori on .

EU Open Data Portal Report: Open Data in cities

Posted in Cities, Platforms, Apps, Solutions Open Data portals are in place, increasingly backed by solid Open Data policies. Cities have an important role to play here. This report investigates the Open Data initiatives in eight medium-sized European cities, after having analysed Open Data initiatives in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Copenhagen, London, Paris, Stockholm and Vienna in a previous report. Cities covered in this report include Dublin, Florence, Gdansk, Ghent, Helsinki, Lisbon, Thessaloniki and Vilnius. Executive summary All of these cities have Open Data strategies in place, which are not stand-alone initiatives but are often embedded in broader digital or Smart City strategies. Almost all cities have a coordination mechanism in place with the national level. L.A.’s New Virtual Assistant ‘Chip’ Is Making the City’s Bidding Process More Competitive - Route Fifty. The city of Los Angeles began toying with virtual digital assistants and chatbots two months ago, seeking a data-driven reimagining of customer experience that would re-engage residents with government.

L.A.’s New Virtual Assistant ‘Chip’ Is Making the City’s Bidding Process More Competitive - Route Fifty

Using Microsoft’s Azure cloud-hosted Cortana for a proof of concept, the city configured the VDA, named Chip, with answers to 200 business assistance questions in a couple days. The bidding process in Los Angeles presented a great first use case to help vendors identify opportunities, understand the North American Industry Classification System code and compete for contracts—lowering costs for government. “Our government services are using real, iterative feedback,” Ted Ross, the city’s chief information officer and general manager of the L.A. Information Technology Agency, told Route Fifty in an interview. “We think this is one of the many facets of being a smarter city.” Online 24/7, Chip gauges the probability it answered a question correctly based on subsequent questions asked. Smart Cities, Big Problems? The Risk of Malware in IoT-Enabled Infrastructure. Cities are notoriously inefficient.

Smart Cities, Big Problems? The Risk of Malware in IoT-Enabled Infrastructure

As populations rise, everything from mass transit and road maintenance to power generation and garbage collection becomes more complex and costly. Beyond ballooning budgets, there’s also a push among residents for smarter services driven by Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled infrastructure. Why drive around aimlessly in search of a parking spot when sensor-enabled apps could simply point users in the right direction? Why leave streetlights on when they’re not needed, or lose water to undiscovered leaks? Big Data And The Future Of Smart Cities. 7 Uses For Analytics In Smart Cities. Performance Data Cloud - Socrata, Inc. Socrata for City Government. 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. 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. DataSF Guidebook: Data Coordinators V 3.0. Hadoop Israel. The Apache™ Hadoop® project develops open-source software for reliable, scalable, distributed computing.

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Basically, it's a way of storing enormous data sets across distributed clusters of servers and then running "distributed" analysis applications in each cluster. Hadoop is designed to run on a large number of machines that don’t share any memory or disks. That means you can buy a bunch of commodity servers, slap them in a rack, and run the Hadoop software on each one. When you want to load all of your organization’s data into Hadoop, what the software does is bust that data into pieces that it then spreads across your different servers. About us - 3Base.

Home - 3Base. 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 - Wikipedia

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. History[edit] Three engineers from Google, Yahoo and Facebook (Christophe Bisciglia, Amr Awadallah and Jeff Hammerbacher, respectively) joined with a former Oracle executive (Mike Olson) to form Cloudera in 2008.[3] Olson was the CEO of Sleepycat Software, the creator of the open-source embedded database engine Berkeley DB (acquired by Oracle in 2006).

Machine Learning. 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.

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Browse our collection of open-data policies. Lessons from Leading CDOs. A Chief Data Officer (CDO) can lead a city or state toward greater data-driven government.

Lessons from Leading CDOs

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. Performance Analytics - Johns Hopkins Center for Government Excellence. Open Data - Johns Hopkins Center for Government Excellence.

Government Performance Lab. The Behavioural Insights Team. Data Maturity Framework Survey. 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?

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GovEx Labs. 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). 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. Data Leadership at the Executive Level. 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’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. Chicago Encourages Other Cities to Replicate Its OpenGrid.

This story was originally published by Data-Smart City Solutions. 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. 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. 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.” 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. This and other reports set off a wave of excitement, encouraging The Economist to declare that “the open data movement has finally come of age.” Yet in the nearly three years since, progress at the local level has been incremental. Data Visualization & Analytics Software - TIBCO Spotfire.

MIDAS Brochure. Municipal Waste and Recycling Management Software - AMCS Group. AMCS offers a complete waste management solution for Municipal Environmental and Sanitation departments. 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. Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment - New MODEL for Logistic Solutions. Big Data and Smart Cities: How to find sinergies in between. For Dubai, global data standards offer metrics for economic competitiveness. Grid4C - Cutting Edge Smart Grid Predictive Analytics. How Cities Can Help Local Institutions Monetize Their Data. How the big-data revolution can help design ideal cities. There are sensors everywhere collecting data, unnoticed.

OPEN DATA NATION. Socrata: Cloud-based Data Democratization solutions for Government. Cities Trying to Process Data the Way Utilities Do. By Jason Shueh. Big Data, Analytics and a New Era of Efficiency in Government. Buy something from Amazon and you will soon find the online retailer telling you what other products you might like. Linger too long on your preferred cell provider's website for new phones and you will quickly encounter a live person to chat with online about the options. Each day, companies of all sizes discover new ways to gain customer insights that allow them to target products and services with unprecedented specificity. This same technology can fundamentally change the way government operates, breaking down hierarchies and silos, enabling preventive action, incorporating citizens into every aspect of governance and increasing overall efficiency.

How the big-data revolution can help design ideal cities. 1 s2.0 S0268401214001066 main. Local Governments: Ready for Big Data? Municipal Analytics, the Startup Way. Technology and data analytics should transform municipal government, professors say. Rarely is the term "city hall" considered synonymous with the words "innovation" or "efficiency. " Too often, the public image of municipal government is of a static bureaucracy staffed with disinterested clock-watchers focused on petty tasks and arcane processes. But two Harvard authorities on government and technology say it doesn't have to be that way. Big Data Opportunities to Transform Cities. What is big data analytics? - Definition from WhatIs.com.

IDC: The premier global market intelligence firm. Big data and analytics see double digit growth through 2020. Worldwide revenues for big data and business analytics will reach $150.8 billion in 2017, an increase of 12 percent over 2016, according to a report from International Data Corp. Commercial purchases of BDA-related hardware, software and services are expected to maintain a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12 percent through 2020, when revenues will be more than $210 billion, IDC said.

The Heart of IoT: Data Analytics. MSP Opportunity: Small Governments Need Big Data. Using Data Analytics To Improve Local Government in Massachusetts. Big Data Could Bring Governments Big Benefits. Big Data Is a Big Deal for Local Government. Local Governments: Ready for Big Data? ... how to turn data into trustworthy, actionable knowledge to get people engaged - The Governance Lab. The International Open Data Charter. Mapping open data governance models: Who makes decisions about government data and how? - The Governance Lab.

Leveraging ‘big data’ analytics in the public sector - The Governance Lab. How can open data feed citizen engagement? To Get More Value from Your Data, Sell It. Revolutionising Facilities Management​ Services Through the Internet of Things (IoT) – Is Your Facility Ready? The economic value of personal data for online platforms, firms and consumers. Data.gov. How data and analytics are keeping Philadelphia's water safe. The role of Big Data in transforming the life of Smart Cities inhabitants.