12. Three Steps to making your organisation an
Open Data-Powered Innovation Platform
Preparing Government to be effective Platforms
by combining the release of open data with
template apps to catalyse innovation
Validating Government as a ‘Platform of
Platforms’ via a vertically integrated, end-toend service demonstrator
Scaling innovation into a pan-European
system of integrated, georeferenced
Start Your Own Roadmap:
• Use your organisation as a platform
• Pick a business area that matters
• Open and link data!
• Engage the community
• Support innovation
• Think cross-border!
Pike Research has coined a new term - the Smart City Operating System (SCOS) - which is not a single technical solution but a conception of the city as a “platform of platforms,” acting as a distributed middleware for linking different application areas It is a conception of the Smart City that what engineering consultancy Arup calls an “urban information architecture.”It is a practical, relatively easy to implement approach to Smart City that draws together diverse and ubiquitous systems, rather than requiring a city to start over.
As the online world becomes Mobile,Laptop sales decrease in favour of Tablets Almost half a billion tablets will ship in 2013 and 2014 aloneWorldwide sales of smartphones exceeded those of feature phones in early 2013. As of July 2013, 90% of global consumer handset sales are attributed to the purchase of iPhone and Android smartphones..
25.85% of all emails are opened on mobile phones, and 10.16% are opened on tablets.Source: KnoticeMobile-based searches make up one quarter of all searches.Source: The Search Agency
Mobile: ‘Smart Phones are Smart and they are getting Smarter’: Always on, always active – with web apps overtaking social media and smsaccorging to a Google Home Grown study on advanced mobile trends - http://www.gstatic.com/ads/research/en/2011_Advanced_Global_Mobile_Trends.pdf
Geo-Location: Local, Local, LocalGeolocation:The next frontier for software development may just be geolocation. Or the identification of the real-world geographic location of an object, such as a radar, mobile phone or an Internet-connected computer terminal. (November 2012) http://www.cio.com/article/721854/How_Mobile_Apps_Developers_Can_Best_Target_GeolocationNearly 60 percent of smartphone users employ apps that access their location data (April 2012) http://www.cio.com/article/703411/Study_Geolocation_Apps_Draw_Users_Despite_Privacy_ConcernsLocal Live – ‘Whilst the internet has for years been about reaching out beyond virtual and real borders, our smartphones are the key to unlocking local opportunities, experiences and information’ - http://www.gstatic.com/ads/research/en/2011_Advanced_Global_Mobile_Trends.pdf
Points of interest: Restaurants, Tourist SitesWeather: When I landSafety: Did my child get to school ok?Transport: When do the trains really arrive?
An innovation roadmap for the city……. To bring these concepts together into a coherent whole for citiesWithin a short time most of eGovernment interactions will be completed via mobile applications and the considerable effort required to build these services need to be underpinned by a comprehensive strategy
Any Google search will reveal a number of interested strategic initiatives by private sector giants like Cisco and IBM that are beginning to happen – but they are happening largely in isolation and – despite the talk of open – largely involve costly proprietary solutionsBut there are also a number of EU Smart City and Open Data initiatives that are starting to show the way in which cities in collaboration with their citizens – without any need of large scale and costly private sector involvement – can tap into and leverage their own EXISTING resources to create a roadmap for innovation that uses the City as an Innovation PlatformWhen you look at the projects as a whole you see they are beginning to forge this missing roadmap – starting with transportation
Help cities unleash the raw material of transport innovation – its data – and perhaps its single greatest resource – the talent and knowledge of its citizensODCAPP GeneratorTemplates
Make it easier to join together public and private transport related data sets Make it easier to sell and purchase transport related applications
Make it easier for SMES and other innovators to tap into the full innovation potential of geolocation – as an added component to public and private transport data HarmonisationVisualistoinMotivation