“The ultimate goal for cities is to use data to become more efficient and effective and to improve the quality of life for residents. We at City Innovate are excited that again this year we have a high number of ‘data’ challenges from our cities seeking a response from innovators.” — Kamran Saddique
Often the initiatives that make the most impact on the greatest number of people aren’t the newsworthy stories that you hear about every day.
Every government depends on data to run efficiently and serve people effectively. If it’s managed well, it largely goes unnoticed, but where there’s a gap people start to receive inadequate services, and governments struggle to allocate resources.
The backbone of a city is, of course, the smart network that underpins it. The applications of a smart network are endless.
Solving data challenges is one of the top priorities for City Innovate’s government partners in this year’s STIR cohort. Across the country, governments have identified challenges that are open to a wide range of technology solutions to make the governments themselves run better, and to make city resources more equitably accessible.
Here are the data challenges that are seeking solutions from startups today:
City Trail and Open Space Utilization The City of Carlsbad is looking for a system to accurately collect data regarding the utilization of beaches, parks, facilities, open space and trails.
Electronic Review and Routing of City Council Items The City of Carlsbad is seeking a digital system for the review and routing of city council items to provide a logical workflow, multiple reviewer capabilities, item status visibility and electronic signatures.
Enable Project and Portfolio Dashboard ReportingThe City of Phoenix is seeking a partner to assess the effectiveness and suitability of their existing Microsoft Project Web App (PWA) solution to deliver a flexible project and portfolio dashboard to enable planning, forecasting and smart decision making for citywide technology investments and projects.
To provide real-time dashboards of application availability and performance, the City of Phoenix is seeking to evaluate and provide best practices for the integration of various databases being used by the City including SolarWinds Orion, RemedyForce, Configuration Management Database (CMDB), BMC Discovery and Microsoft SCCM.
Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) Data Management SystemThe Cuyuga County Office of Early Childhood is seeking an automated program management system that can be used to facilitate scholarship eligibility, timely invoicing/payments, expenditure reporting, documentation of compliance with UPK rules, and presentation of UPK program service data.
Electronic Jury Questionnaires The San Francisco Superior Court is seeking to replace their current paper questionnaires with a technology solution that would allow jurors to enter their responses through tablets/via kiosk and connect that information to a database accessible to judicial officers and counsel.
Improved Communication with Jurors The San Francisco Superior Court is seeking an efficient and user-friendly technology solution to improve and enhance its communications with jurors and staff. This solution will utilize information from the jury management system to respond to juror requests to postpone service, report disqualification, and request excuse via e-mail and text.
Do you have a solution on the market or under development that could be applied to one of these cases? Head to www.cityinnovate.com/challenge to learn more and apply today to partner with government to solve data challenges.