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2020 Virginia – Data sharing vision leads to a COVID-19 dashboard in one week

Sat, 2020-06-27 06:59 -- Philip Bane
06/26/2020

Virginia, a 2018 Readiness Challenge winner, stood-up a COVID-19 dashboard in one (1) week in April 2020. This milestone was a key indicator of the Commonwealth’s progress on its smart journey. This milestone was NOT the result of a new technology development; but a data vision, a shift in data culture and a framework for data sharing. The COVID-19 dahsboard provided Governor Northam and state leaders the intelligence they needed to make critical actionable decisions saving lives.

Miami’s Readiness Challenge Experience Helped the City Prepare to Tackle Future Crises

Thu, 2020-06-25 05:45 -- SCC Staff
06/24/2020

In recent months, Miami, like many other cities, has been concentrating on COVID-19 pandemic-related needs—establishing small business and resident assistance programs, drive-thru virus testing and other initiatives. In 2017, however, when the city was named a Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge winner, it was prompted to consider how smart collaboration, not just smart technology would solve problems, according to Mike Sarasti, Miami’s CIO.

Virtual training in a post-COVID 19 world

Tue, 2020-06-23 08:56 -- SCC Partner
06/23/2020

COVID-19 is forcing cities and utilities to consider how they can expedite their digital transformation while still operating. A perfect storm of operational risks are on the horizon for cities and utilities as they manage -
 Work from home
 Risk of infection taking you off schedule
 Phasing out old skills for new skills
 Moving from centralized operations to remote operations
 The downsizing of their workforce
 Institutional knowledge retiring

Orlando’s smart cities journey positioned it to swiftly react to the COVID crisis

Tue, 2020-06-16 06:27 -- SCC Staff
06/16/2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic began to increasingly affect cities across the U.S. earlier this year, a number found they needed to quickly determine a way to provide citizens with access to key city services—and, at the same time, enable municipal employees to work remotely while sheltering in place.

Inside Look: 3 Emerging Themes as Cities Respond to COVID-19

Tue, 2020-05-26 04:58 -- Philip Bane
05/26/2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) is continuing to fundamentally shape the way that the public sector operates and does business. As cities and other public agencies are responding to the ongoing pandemic, GovWin’s team of state and local market analysts have identified several themes that are emerging for vendors. Here are three areas that cities, counties and other government agencies are focusing on in response to the pandemic.

Philadelphia's smart city journey has helped COVID-19 responsiveness

Mon, 2020-05-11 08:25 -- SCC Staff
05/11/2020

Philadelphia is leading the way when it comes to smart city technology adoption. As a winner of the Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge in 2017, Philadelphia has used the ‘smart city journey’ to pro-actively solve city-wide issues with agility and innovation. The smart city journey has helped COVID-19 responsiveness.

Inside Look: How cities are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic

Tue, 2020-05-05 05:58 -- Philip Bane
05/05/2020

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to have a profound influence on public life, it has likewise made a major impact on how companies do business with the government. Analysis and research on the government’s continuing response are available for free to all in a new Coronavirus Government Response Resource Center.

Relevancy and empathy during the COVID-19 crisis - a letter from the Smart Cities Council

Tue, 2020-04-21 09:03 -- Philip Bane
04/20/2020

We have delayed publishing this letter as we have been busy working with cities and our partners during this global crisis. Our teams in ASEAN, Australia, India and North America have been working with cities and other liked minded organizations to do what they can to relieve suffering.
Our actions are guided by empathy, relevance and agility.

Inside Look: What US cities were buying and planning in March 2020

Fri, 2020-04-17 10:12 -- Philip Bane
04/17/2020

As government agencies continue investing in the smart cities movement, companies seeking to supply smart cities with products or services have plenty of opportunities. And as the COVID-19 continues to have a profound influence on public life, it has likewise made a major impact on how companies do business with the government.

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