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Transportation and our COVID transition

Thu, 2020-06-04 13:53 -- Adam Beck
06/04/2020

As we move through this 'transition phase', out of the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, our cities are being stress-tested on a number of fronts. Transport is one such area, as we found out when sitting down with Alana Newbrook of WSP. Alana joined us as part of our series of reflections feeding into our work at the Bounce Lab.

The Five Data Leadership Vitals

Sun, 2020-05-24 06:33 -- Adam Beck
05/24/2020

We are delighted to present the Data Leadership Vitals - Purpose, Privacy, Security, Ethics and Governance. They are a set of opportunities we believe to have great leverage in building an organisational culture that values data and the insights that can be generated from it. We would consider them mandatory in any data journey.

TECHFEST 2020: The Waikato's festival of technology and innovation

Thu, 2020-05-21 10:18 -- Adam Beck
05/21/2020

On 2 March 2020, smart cities leaders, councils, planners, and researchers from around the country gathered in Hamilton New Zealand to consider how we can leverage technology and data aligned with Sustainable Development Goals to design and build ‘Sustainable Cities and Communities’.

Good Legislation to make COVIDSafe Trustworthy

Sun, 2020-05-03 13:01 -- Adam Beck
05/03/2020

Spearheaded by Peter Leonard, a team of leading Australian privacy professionals and academics consider that more is needed to ensure community trust in uptake of the COVIDsafe contact tracing app at this crucial time in pandemic management. They argue that there is a strong public purpose in both deploying a contact tracing app and ensuring meaningful and consistent controls around what happens to personal information of the community.

MEDIA RELEASE: New Digital Twin Resource Hub and Guidance Note Launches for Australia and New Zealand

Thu, 2020-04-30 12:50 -- Adam Beck
04/30/2020

A new Digital Twin resource hub for Australia and New Zealand has been launched to help promote the benefits of Digital Twin technology in helping activate data and create value for policy makers, practitioners, researcher’s, and the community.

Now available! Data Leadership Guidance Note: Privacy Impact Assessment

Wed, 2020-04-22 15:13 -- Adam Beck
04/22/2020

This Guidance Note provides an overview of Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) for Cities, and outlines the fundamentals, benefits and key steps in undertaking a PIA. It is intended to assist local governments in managing privacy around new projects and initiatives.

Relevancy and empathy during the COVID-19 crisis - a letter from the Smart Cities Council

Wed, 2020-04-22 02:03 -- Philip Bane
04/21/2020

We have delayed publishing this letter as we have been busy working with cities and our partners during this global crisis. Our teams in ASEAN, Australia, India and North America have been working with cities and other liked minded organizations to do what they can to relieve suffering.
Our actions are guided by empathy, relevance and agility.

MEDIA RELEASE: City of Ipswich sets new path for smart cities built on transparency, trust and citizen benefit

Mon, 2020-04-20 08:26 -- Adam Beck
04/20/2020

The new Mayor of Ipswich City Council, Teresa Harding, has announced her intent on accelerating responsible governance through best-practice data leadership. Mayor Harding has revealed her vision for the establishment of Australia's first Transparency and Integrity Hub for publishing city financial data to rebuild public trust.

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