ICityProject is an European project to make easier the opening of Governments’ ICT infrastructures (information system) and offer them to third parties to develop services of public interest. A consortium of cities, companies and institutions are working together to carry out the project. Bologna and Genova, with the leading of Barcelona, shape the cities consortium. Companies like CISCO and Abertis Telecom represent the private sector. Some research and knowledge-based organizations like Citilab, Fraunhofer and UOC are also involved in the development of the project.
The main deliverables are a software platform that manages this access; an engagement methodology to enrol developers; a community formed by cities, infrastructures’ owners and developers (SME).
ICity Project make a call to Governments, that want go further in open data and want co-create services with third parties. To Managers of information system, that are opening up processes and want to foster their use, but want to control this access. To Developers (SME), that, want to create new services and need the access to public IT infrastructures.
ICityCamp2014 will be an international event about iCity Project, that it will hold in Barcelona on Friday, November 14th and Saturday 15th. The main goal of the iCityCamp is to join all the stakeholders of the iCity (governaments, developers, enterprises, experts, etc.) in a same place during two days. The purpose is to achieve discussions and developments of new services using iCity Platform. To show the progress and the whole range of possibilities of the project to the European Reviewers and officers of iCity Project.
On Friday 14th, , from 10:30am until 11:30am David Osimo, will deliver the opening keynote speech of the event about “How important is openness in governments, enterprises…society?”.