Data Smart Cities
The functions integral to the working of a city are performed by different Government line departments, private sector, community organizations, and academic institutions through provision of infrastructure, services, research, co-creation and valuable feedback. Data available with these entities remains in silos, which needs to be unlocked and shared amongst them. Thus, to unleash the power of urban data for transformation it is crucial to unlock it and make it the common language of collaboration in the urban ecosystem. Therefore to unlock this potential, DataSmart Cities initiative was conceptualized to successfully Institutionalize a “Culture of data”, Drive Data Governance and policy formulation, Promotion of Data Sharing and Exchange, Promotion of Multi-disciplinary research to thereby achieve Co-Creation, Open Innovation and empowerment of citizens.