Contribution from GCTC CPAC Group. The CPAC Guidebook is intended to assist organizations and associated decision makers and technology implementers who are considering, developing, implementing, and/or operating Smart City capabilities and solutions.
When you visit a new website, your computer probably submits a request to the domain name system (DNS) to translate the domain name (like arstechnica.com) to an IP address. Currently, most DNS queries are unencrypted, which raises privacy and security concerns.
Register here.The Global Cities Team Challenge (GCTC) Global Tech Jam brings together research institutions, private sector companies, grass roots organizations, and public entities to explore deployment of data-driven decisions and to benefit communities. This international consortium will discuss deploying emerging technologies to improve infrastructure and create conditions
Should Data Exchanges be based on free or open data? As many of you may know, Open is different from Free. Open software, for example, refers to reading software source code. Free software allows you to use the software for free. Data can be Open or Free, or both.
We discuss the cost of providing Free data in a world where more and more data is being produced. New business models are evolving for Open Data that encourage use, innovation, and business model development and preserve the rights of innovators and data users as well as those who provide the data.
When it comes to smart city innovation, it’s arguable that most use cases are not that exciting to the average resident. A connected garbage bin, traffic light or parking meter is not going to cause applause and adoration for city officials at least in the first instance.
What’s the most emotional topic in transportation? According to Donald Shoup, it’s parking. “Thinking about parking seems to take place in the reptilian cortex, the most primitive part of the brain responsible for making snap judgments about flight-or-flight issues, such as how to avoid being eaten,” Shoup writes in the introduction to his new book, Parking and the City (Planner’s Press, Routledge, 2018).
Today’s investment and innovation environment in the US is not producing business startups. The US is in a 13 year slump. Tap into Innovation at the GCTC Expo this year in July and network with some of the most inspired people.
Recent work at the US National Congressional level to ‘establish duties for online service providers with respect to end-user data that such providers collect and use’.
Consider the statement by Facebook: you “own all of the contact and information you post on Facebook” and “can control how it is shared.” Do you? The statement implies Facebook enacts how you’d like to share your data on your behalf – they have primary control over how your data is shared. Does this imply accountability on Facebook’s part? How is that measured? Proven? Are derivative data defined? Do you control derived data on your interaction with Social Media companies?