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Launch of New Guidance Standards for Data Sharing and Smarter Project Delivery


City standards are about finding consistency in how cities work, without imposing rigid requirements where they are not needed. They offer strategic guidance for city stakeholders, ways of benchmarking against established best practice, and technical specifications to enable interoperability in city data and services.

Five guidance standards are available to download for free from the BSI website, which cover smart city strategies, terminologies and data architectures. In this event we will introduce this suite of city standards, and celebrate the launch of two brand new and timely guides:

  1. Publicly Available Specification – PAS – 183, which helps cities to make better decisions around sharing data and information services. It outlines the data sharing challenges faced by local government and gets them ready for the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into force in 2018.
  2. PAS 184, which helps city stakeholders take a strategic view when developing and delivering smart city solutions by providing actionable guidance from inception through to the delivery and measurement of projects.

Join us to hear how city standards can benefit local authority officials and businesses working in the urban innovation space alike. These standards have been developed and paid for by the Cities Standards Institute, a membership group made up of local government, SMEs and businesses working around urban innovation, which is coordinated by the Future Cities Catapult and the BSI.

Agenda & Speakers:

16.30 Welcome & Introduction – Jarmo Eskelinen (CITO, Future Cities Catapult) and Dan Palmer (Head of Market Development, BSI)

16.45 Data Sharing in Cities: Setting the Context – Trevor Gibson, Smart City Leadership Manager, Peterborough DNA

16.55 Overview of PAS 183 – Jacqui Taylor, Flying Binary (author of PAS 183)

17.15 Q&A

17.20 Smart Project Delivery in Cities: setting the Context – Gordon Wright, Digital Economy Manager, Aberdeen City Council

17.30 Overview of PAS 184 – Chris Parker, CS Transform (author of PAS 184)

17.50 Q&A

18.00 Networking and drinks

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