Virginia Chooses Smart Cities Activator

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Thu, 2019-07-18 11:26 -- Philip Bane

 

Virginia communities invited to data governance surveyThe Chief Data Officer, (CDO), for the Commonwealth of Virginia, Carlos Rivero announced a state-wide survey of cities and counties in Virginia to support development of a statewide data governance policy. Recognizing the critical role of data governance for smart communities, the CDO has partnered with the Center for Innovative Technology and is using Smart Cities Activator, an online collaborative platform provided by the Smart Cities Council.

“The Commonwealth of Virginia is a large, complex organization with diverse stakeholder communities managing data operations at varying maturity levels. The ability to engage a broad range of stakeholders in a meaningful and efficient way is paramount to the development of an inclusive data governance framework.” Carlos Rivero, Commonwealth of Virginia.

Recognizing the critical role of data governance for smart communities, the CDO has partnered with the Center for Innovative Technology, leading smart community initiatives for the State, and Smart Cities Council, Inc., a global leader in the development of smart cities and communities.

“Data governance is a critical enabler for the development of smart communities in Virginia” said Ed Albrigo, CIT CEO. “A comprehensive policy means our communities will be able to rapidly take advantage of a wide variety of data resources at the local, state and national level without having to reinvent data sharing agreements or difficult policies around data privacy and security.”

The Smart Cities Council’s Activator program will connect survey results to a vast array of Best Practices and Lessons Learned from data governance efforts across the globe.

“The Council’s Smart Cities Activator was developed after five years of intense collaboration with cities worldwide. It provides an online collaboration platform where cities can discover the ‘facts on the ground’ and then use those facts to inform collaboration and project planning. Philip Bane, CEO Smart Cities Council.

City and county representatives should email survey.support@governor.virginia.gov if they are interested in participating in this process.

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