An infographic from PTI (Public Technology Institute) noted that half of the U.S. city and county Information Technology officials do not play a main role in the developing or executing their government organization’s smart technology strategy. However, some IT officials said that they should play the main role, while 26 percent of those surveyed responded that they are at the beginning stage of their smart city or country journey. Further, 9 percent responded that they were well along in the development of a smart strategy.
Among those IT leaders who play a role in their government’s smart strategy, strategic planning appears to outline prominently. Of that group, 78 percent stated that they had considered a roadmap, which communicates the vision of the smart strategy. Additionally, 71 percent reported that they are considering an accountable IT leader to support the operational and strategic implementation.
Public Technology Institute named components in defining a county or city’s smart strategy. It included smart transportation; citizen engagement and digital citizen services; smarter digital infrastructure; smart and Big Data; public safety; Data visualization; Healthcare services; leadership and vision; and citizen satisfaction. The outcome appeared from a national survey, conducted by Public Technology Institute between July and August this year, as a part of the group’s ‘State of City & County Information Technology’ program. Public Technology Institute said on the aim of the survey that it is to give an insightful look at the technology issues and priorities of local government IT.