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.
The Chief Data Officer, (CDO), for the Commonwealth of Virginia, Carlos Rivero announced a state-wide survey of cities and counties in Virginia to support development of a statewide data governance policy. Recognizing the critical role of data governance for smart communities, the CDO has partnered with the Center for Innovative Technology and is using Smart Cities Activator, an online collaborative platform provided by the Smart Cities Council.
The value of data is unmistakable for smart cities, and as we continue to learn more about using and optimising it the more valuable it will become. In our story, we share insights and recommendations on the ways we use data today and its potential for the future.
Using the smart devices deployed across various transportation modes, smart cities use analytics to provide their transportation managers with a complete operating picture. Learn how.
With smart sensors, smart payment systems, GPS and all the other intelligent devices that are gathering data as part of a smart transportation system, the city and its residents are all better off when there’s a plan for managing it.
The security and privacy concerns that apply to other city infrastructures are equally important in the realm of public transportation.
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