Openness and Innovation for S…

Openness and Innovation for Smart Cities

Published on: 28/05/2015
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Openness and Innovation for Smart Cities

(Speech in Tutorial. IEEE ITMC 2014. Chicago, IL, USA) Author: Carlos E. Jiménez.

Governments (and governmental units) are using technologies and networks in order to be more efficient and effective to provide better services to the citizen. The information society is transforming everything, and public administrations, governments and the cities that are being governed too. However, technology is only a tool, and technology management and interoperability are key. In this context, the urban habitat, characterized by a big number of individuals and systems, it is -at the same time- a big knowledge container. Open Government and Smart City need a joint and strategic view, aligned with cities' public policies. This characteristic and the technological tools that nowadays exist, allow us explore and experiment new services supported by elements as public-private-people-partnership (PPPP) and Open Innovation.

Apps implementation and open government data use and re-use, are examples of it, and Open & Smart Government are nowadays trends where technology has an important role. In this paper we explore this perspective, with special focus in the open innovation within the city.

Presentation available here.