Posts tagged city governance
NYC hires first chief privacy officer

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has appointed Laura Negrón as the city's first chief privacy officer (CPO). As CPO, Negrón will be responsible for improving the city's data sharing and mining processes, and promoting citywide protocols "relating to the collection, disclosure and retention of individually identifiable information," according to a statement.

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Cisco to Smart City Planners: Get Started — Regional Smart Cities Initiative

TJ Costello of Cisco expresses allignment with Venture Smarter's priority to address security in connectivity, as well as the critical requirements of data governance policy to position regions for success.  He spoke at the Smart Regions Congress, including the "Internet of Everything, Connectivity and Security in Smart Regions" leadership forum.

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Breaking Down the "State of a City"

A sharply increasing disparity in technology continues to deepen the digital divide among peer cities. In fact, smaller cities that leverage their assets, including rights of way, have the opportunity to outperform larger cities in the digital transformation. 

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Government Agencies Call on Chatbots to Improve Customer Experience | Oracle Blogs

Chatbots, those popular computerized personal assistants already hard at work answering customers’ questions in the retail, banking, and utilities industries, now are popping up in government to make citizen services more accessible.

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$300 Billion War Beneath the Street: Fighting to Replace America’s Water Pipes - The New York Times

The outcome of the industry rivalry between iron and plastics will also determine the country’s response to an infrastructure challenge of epic proportions.

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Kicking the drive-alone habit has been key to Seattle’s economic boom - Mobility Lab

Commute Seattle – a nonprofit organization – acting as an intermediary between business and government. “Our job is to go out and to help, to be an advocate for best policies and practices for businesses.”

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NYCx effort will be New York’s next pipeline for smart city innovation

Mayor Bill de Blasio has pulled back the curtain on NYCx, a civic tech initiative that will test smart city solutions through startup collaboration.

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66% of US cities investing in smart city technology - TechRepublic

A report from the National League of Cities shows that US cities are incubators for new technology, and a sharing economy is a major part of the plan for many municipalities.

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Tax Subsidies for Parking Make Traffic, Pollution Worse - CityLab

A new report from TransitCenter shares impact of tax subsidies on parking:Commuter benefits programs (also known as tax subsidies) for drivers—or rather, parkers—cost the U.S. $7.3 billion each year, add about 820,000 commuters to the road, and result in an extra 4.6 billion miles driven annually.

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Washington, not Silicon Valley, Leads the way in Cybersecurity

The federal government faces the greatest cybersecurity challenge on the planet: hundreds of thousands of potentially vulnerable endpoints—from phones and laptops to fighter planes and satellite systems. A who’s who of advanced nation state-backed hacking groups are constantly trying to penetrate those endpoints...

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