“Sharing data is how smart communities will continue to grow, improving economic development and quality of life,” said Nick Maynard, Chief Strategy Officer of US Ignite. “But we can only achieve that reality by collaborating on issues of technology, security, privacy, and usability. Working with ATIS, it’s our goal to help ease the transition to a smarter data-sharing society. We may not have all the solutions today, but through this program, we can act as a guide through the process by aggregating resources and best practices, defining technical standards, and consolidating efforts already underway in communities around the country.”
The work has a fast-tracked target completion date of spring 2019; the inaugural meetingfor cities interested in participating in the Smart Cities Data Exchange was held Sept. 26. More information is available here.