Task Force 7 - Subgroup 8: Smart Governance and Smart Cities
The activity of this Subgroup focuses on the collaborative use of data in Smart Governance at all levels to maximize the economic and social impact. The aim is to clarify the new concept of smart governance to be addressed by means of intensive use of data. It also explores the boundaries of the use of large Data for reliable and evidence-based and trusted policy making, looking at a decentralized and community-based control over infrastructures and services.
The Subgroup pays special attention to the needs of public administrations and arising trends in the field (e.g. reliable data for Decision Making) mapping them with technological assets from both the public & the private sector, harnessing the power of open innovation and the rich opportunities for analysis and informed policy making that large data could generate. Similarly, the future of Big Data in Smart cities are being discussed to facilitate the implementation of approaches like the Public Value Management. Knowledge sharing processes and techniques are explored, particularly with respect to data and algorithms exchange also addressing privacy for personal data and confidentiality for closed data. Finally, it also considers the potential of AI to support redesigning governance processes and policy making mechanisms and to improve Public Services and City Services
Big Data can help Governance in Public and Private sectors to become smarter supporting effective and better decisions and policies based on evidence and insights. Big Data analytics will represent one of the main instruments for business decision-making worldwide and, at the same time, it can be leveraged for boosting productivity and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of governments – at all levels - which implies a positive impact on the whole economy.