Urban Systems Collaborative Webinar Series | Lyell Sakaue - IBM Smarter Cities Challenge Program

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Urban Systems Collaborative Webinar Series | Lyell Sakaue - IBM Smarter Cities Challenge Program

  1. 1. Lyell SakaueProgram Manager, IBM Citizenshiplesakaue@us.ibm.com
  2. 2. The Smarter Cities Challenge Cities are home to more than half the world s population, and boast more economic power, greater political influence and more advanced technological capabilities than ever before. Simultaneously, cities are struggling with a wide range of financial and service delivery challenges, in areas as diverse as transportation, energy, clean water, education, social services, public safety and economic development. Smarter City Challenge Highlights 2
  3. 3. The Smarter Cities Challenge Launched in 2010, the Smarter Cities Challenge is a major IBM grant program designed to enable up to 100 cities around the world to utilize the time and expertise of top-performing IBMers to become more vibrant and rewarding places for their citizens to live in. Cities will also have access to a wide array of IBM resources including City Forward, a powerful tool which allows cities to analyze, compare and visualize data across systems. Grant Details £  Team of 5-6 IBM experts £  3 week engagement on a focused topic, including evenings and weekends £  Direct engagement with Mayor and top city officials £  Strategic roadmap with actionable recommendations £  Follow-up with connections to other initiatives 3
  4. 4. Program Objectives Extend IBM s brand as a Philanthropic trusted advisor collaboration to cities with cities where we work and live Support forward-thinking city leaders and a global network of practice Connect city leaders strategic priorities to Demonstrate the power of drive meaningful data-driven change decision making Experiential leadership development for IBMers 4
  5. 5. Where we’ve been – where we’re going Completed Cities 2012 Cities will be announced in March 2012 Industry Sectors Energy Food Water Education Public Safety Transportation Government Healthcare Traffic Sustainability systems Map reflects last update on 2/14/2012§ 5
  6. 6. Edmonton, Canada For the Smarter Cities Challenge, the IBM team was tasked with providing the City of Edmonton with ideas and recommendations to improve the integration, analysis and dissemination of data used for decision-making on traffic safety issues and the prioritization of road safety initiatives. The IBM team delivered their recommendations to Mayor Stephan Mendel in June 2011. Since the engagement, Edmonton has: Created an action plan to apply the teams recommendations: 1.  Aggressively position Edmonton as a global leader on smarter urban traffic safety 2.  Strengthen governance and accountability for the Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) 3.  Simplify performance measurement of the City s strategic plans for transportation 4.  Further support the open government and open data approach for traffic safety and transportation 5.  Create an Analytics Centre of Excellence to support a Road Safety data governance model, and analytics leadership across the organization 6.  Empower citizens with timely traffic safety and transportation information via social media View the Edmonton video 6
  7. 7. St. Louis, MissouriSt. Louis is fighting crime with information Mayor Francis G. Slay asked the IBM team to develop a set of recommendations that he and his extended team could implement in order to ensure the right information getting to the right people in the public safety team. This would enable better decision making and have a positive influence on crime rates in the city. The IBM team delivered their recommendations to Mayor Slay in March 2011. Since the SCC engagement, the City of St. Louis has:£  Appointed a former police captain as Director of Operations for the city, ensuring that city services are evaluated through a lens of public safety£  Hired a Chief Performance Officer with experience in neighborhood organizing, law, journalism and the Board of Police Commissioners£  Held weekly meetings bringing together the Circuit Courts, Police Department, Mayors Office and Missouri Department of Corrections to resolve operational issues and propose long-term solutions£  Instituted offender cover sheets using common criteria for identifying top-priority offenders£  Begun organizing a performance indicators committee made up of representatives from all relative agencies£  Begun collecting ideas for special initiatives around planning, Team St. Louis in City Hall coordination, information sharing and performance measurement View the St. Louis video 7
  8. 8. Mecklenburg County, North Carolina The government of Mecklenburg County asked IBM to recommend an approach for conducting joint master capital planning across those entities which collectively constitute local government within the political boundaries of the county. The IBM team delivered their recommendations to Mecklenburg County Manager Harry Jones in November 2010. Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners Chair Jennifer Update: Roberts speaks to team members Frieda Yueh and £  Mecklenburg County, the City of Charlotte and the Towns of Montressa Washington Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville, Matthews, Mint Hill and Pineville have approved resolutions of support for comprehensive capital planning. £  The Charlotte Neighborhood Quality of Life Study has been expanded to include an overlay of all towns within Mecklenburg County. This will make it possible to use the study as a benchmark for focused neighborhood planning and investment; to share data across the County; and to pilot enhanced collaboration in providing operational services at the neighborhood level. £  The Board of County Commissioners has adopted criteria for prioritizing capital project funding across all departments and agencies that receive capital project funding from Mecklenburg County. In July 2011 the criteria were applied to a list of 65 capital projects for which bond funding had been approved but not yet issued. 8
  9. 9. Townsville, Australia Townsville, Australia has been undergoing large growth in recent years, and is highly invested in keeping their operations economically sound and environmentally sustainable. The City asked the IBM team to examine ways to build upon existing programs for sustainability through behavior change, smart grid & partnerships with energy providers. The IBM team presented their recommendations to Councilor Les Tyrell OAM in July 2011 Recommendations: Townsville has a strong, informal collaboration via inspired leaders. The results are numerous projects and growing awareness of sustainability. The team s Recommendation is an acceleration of that progress via a focused city sustainability hub. Combining an open data and open applications approach with structured guidelines and key performance indicators (KPIs), Townsville s many constituencies can collaborate with each other, with regional sources of information and funding, and with global expertise enabled by digital platforms. Team Townsville 9
  10. 10. Media Coverage What the press is saying about The Smarter Cities Challenge “IBM was smart. It didn’t come to town with a satchel of pre- determined solutions. The Smarter Cities team spent its time listening to public servants who understand the system and want to improve it. There is no excuse to avoid putting these home-grown “I’m very optimistic, but my optimism is based on recommendations into action right away.” a very pragmatic approach… the potential is there to create jobs. Theres no doubt.” – Mayor Tom Barrett “Syracuse is using its [SCC] grant to analyze neighborhood data… The data-driven approach, as opposed to the real-estate development model, is one that other municipalities throughout the region would do well to follow.”10
  11. 11. Where we are headed in 2012 round 2: In-person Application Interviews period: round 1: Announce: 10/20 – 12/16 Read & 2012 2012 Application Deadline: Review Winners October 20 – December 16 Cities can apply at smartercitieschallenge.org. 2012 Application Cycle September - December January February March Smarter Cities and Citizenship Focus Areas City Forward Integration •  Economic Development •  Applicants who feel their project has a •  Education & Workforce Skills strong data component are encouraged to complete the City Forward section of •  Health & Social Services the application. •  Public Safety •  Learn more about City Forward at •  Transportation cityforward.org. •  Water, Energy & Environment11
  12. 12. How to contact us Find out more about the Smarter Cities Challenge – including how to apply for the program on behalf of your city – at smartercitieschallenge.org. Find the latest video coverage of the SCC and other IBM Citizenship programs at youtube.com/citizenibm.12

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