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The European Commission is launching a public consultation to evaluate the implementation of the Public Sector Information (PSI) Directive. The Commission seeks views on how to improve accessibility and re-use of public and publicly funded data, and also considers access... Continue reading
Posted 5 minutes ago at Information Policy
Commentary: CIVIQ Smartscapes executive George Burciaga says city leaders need to keep a few things in mind to keep pace with the sector's rapid growth. It’s time to refresh the conversation around the need for smart cities. The smart city... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Information Policy
In an announcement timed with this year’s MWC Americas, the city of Atlanta is receiving an Internet of Things (IoT) boost, in the form of a sensor-enabled data network that monitors traffic, parking, and pedestrian movement. AT&T, Current by GE,... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Information Policy
The report of the 2015 Aspen Institute Roundtable on Information Technology: “In the age of ubiquitous Internet connections, smartphones and data, the future vitality of cities is increasingly based on their ability to use digital networks in intelligent, strategic ways.... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Information Policy
Feed the Future is moving into a new phase, guided by the U.S. Government’s Global Food Security Strategy. Developed by 11 U.S. Government agencies and departments, this strategy presents an integrated approach to combating the root causes of hunger, malnutrition,... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Information Policy
SAN FRANCISCO–Siting of wireless infrastructure in urban spaces is often a tricky proposition for wireless carriers and neutral host providers. Regulations vary between jurisdictions, which makes developing a scalable deployment model difficult and, in turn, drives up costs and extends... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2017 at Information Policy
Huawei has announced the launch of a "demo city" in Weifang, China, to showcase its narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) smart city applications and OceanConnect IoT platform. Announced during its annual Huawei Connect conference in Shanghai, Weifang will use Huawei's... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2017 at Information Policy
Smart governance or good governance are two sides of the same coin. The use of the internet and digital technology is creating a progressive government- public partnership, strengthening government institutions and integrating all sections of society. Information and Communication Technology... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2017 at Information Policy
Worldwide 55 percent of all people live in cities. They cover 4 percent of the landsurface, use 67 percent of all energy that is produced and are responsible for 70 percent of the emission of greenhouse gasses. Cities are not... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2017 at Information Policy
< Brussels, 7 September 2017 – Obstructing the collection and use of data in digital advertising would have serious and unintended consequences for the EU economy, for Europe’s independent media, and for the accessibility of the internet itself. These are... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2017 at Information Policy
The FOC is proud to present its Program of Action for the rest of 2017. It sets out the Coalition’s mission statement, and objectives within this period. This document represents the efforts of the Coalition to be more forward-looking and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2017 at Information Policy
Ten cities using the most innovative ideas to improve quality of life and to involve citizens in community life have reached the final stage of the European Capital of Innovation Award 2017. Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2017 at Information Policy
For a technology that started out as the basis of cryptocurrency, blockchain has evolved to be so much more. Today, blockchain is poised to disrupt the way dozens of industries are operating, and set to revolutionise the public sector. Indeed,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2017 at Information Policy
The more people who participate in a democracy, the more democratic it becomes – or so de Tocqueville believed. But sceptics have challenged that assumption on the basis that not everyone has the skills to make informed political decisions. In... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2017 at Information Policy
In this age of “open data, open information, open digital, and open governments”, getting citizens on board and making the planning process transparent is important No government programme can succeed fully without the support of citizens. Unfortunately, political leaders and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2017 at Information Policy
As a smart city Bratislava has been defeated by all the other capitals in the Visegrad Group (V4) region. This stems from the IESE Cities in 2017 Motion Index, compiled by the Business School of the University of Navarra. The... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2017 at Information Policy
Open data has become a crucial part of emergency response to natural disasters. This week, Hurricane Harvey is demonstrating how robust open data systems can help any city cope with and recover from disaster. The City of Houston worked with... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2017 at Information Policy
#1. Forthcoming Smart City The sun rises in the morning and the windows open when there is clean air outside. If air pollution rises, it informs citizens about the air risk. If something goes wrong with a citizen’s health, each... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2017 at Information Policy
Government leaders today face high volumes of workflow and citizen demand with increasingly tight budgets. Not surprisingly, this often causes a risk-averse environment. Yet cities that build room for creativity, innovation — and yes, risk — open up the opportunity... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2017 at Information Policy
Google has submitted plans on how to comply with EU antitrust demands over its shopping service. The European Commission had imposed a €2.4 billion fine this year in June for anti-competitive behaviour. Regulators said the company had abused its market... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2017 at Information Policy
A new transmitter will be launched in Lithuania this week for broadcasting the Russian and Belarusian-language services of the US Congress-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) aimed at countering Russian propaganda, reports LETA/BNS. It will replace a 52-year-old transmitter in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2017 at Information Policy
The historic Portuguese capital has entered into a partnership with NEC to accomplish a new smart city project. With this smart city project, both parties hope to improve the city’s services and ultimately improve citizens’ quality of life. NEC wants... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2017 at Information Policy
Complex clinical trials, controlling medical systems downtime, cumbersome regulatory documentation and skillset scarcity are the key pain points that hinder achieving a Smart City with connected healthcare and medical systems. Though the life sciences and healthcare industry is evolving, a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2017 at Information Policy
29 August 2017, Johannesburg: Today saw the launch of the South Africa Media Innovation Program (SAMIP) to provide dedicated funding and capacity building support to independent media in the country, focused on digital innovation. The Program will promote innovation in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2017 at Information Policy
Aims to improve liveability, sustainability and economic diversity The NSW city of Newcastle has adopted a smart city strategy, describing it as a roadmap for creating a smarter and more innovative Newcastle and Hunter Region to maximise opportunities in technology,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2017 at Information Policy