Just imagine the potential of connected and interoperable digital solutions for smart communities that can leverage the acceleration of digital and data economy.
The European way of digital transformation of cities and communities represents a clear focus on building interoperable digital solutions that create the conditions for re-using data, in particular looking at the economic value out of it and accelerating the uptake of AI at local level.
There is a clear commitment in the EU to move from siloed and unconnected initiatives towards interoperability and standardization of data models and towards open urban data platforms, which are expected to accelerate local economies. Nevertheless, according to recent studies, Data is still tremendously under-utilized and shared: only 7% of government departments’ data has been open for public access in most countries worldwide and today only 12% of city data is analyzed and used for decision making and management.
The session will present the perspectives and desiderata from relevant keynote speakers at three different perspectives: policy makers, local public administrations and the private sectors. These will be commented and discussed in the panel matching with the experience on the field from projects and initiatives at EU level focusing on data management/sharing and AI, aiming at the implementation of Public Data Spaces and considering the actual relevant regulations and the upcoming ones (e.g. AI Regulation).
The Data Driven Policy Cluster
AI4PublicPolicy, PolicyCloud, DECIDO, IntelComp and Policy Cloud, five pan-European projects and initiatives dedicated to using cloud for data-driven policy, have joined forces in the Data Driven Policy Cluster, to raise awareness on their cross cutting work on data and cloud-based tools for data-driven policymaking. Cecilia Cabello (FECYT, IntelComp) will represent the Data Driven Policy Cluster in the Enabling Data economy for Local Communities session at EBDVF2021. Showcasing the cluster's efforts in fostering public sector decision makers to embrace digital disruption and new innovative technologies to make more sustainable policy based on real-time information, predicted impact and citizen input.