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Data SuperCluster (DSC)
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Team Members Kansas City MO, City of Bellevue WA, 100 Resilient Cities/Rockefeller Foundation, Aspenworks, Ltd, KC Digital Drive, ThinkBig Partners, Center for Innovative Technology, City Innovate Foundation, Skayl, Cisco, XAQT, University of California-Davis
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Data SuperCluster (DSC)

Data SuperCluster aims to address critical issues on data platform, dashboards, data governance, and data exchange. In 2017, the cities of Kansas City, Missouri and Bellevue, Washington teamed with 20 other cities and several corporate partners including Cisco and XAQT to lead the GCTC City Platform Supercluster. The team believes that the heart of Smart City is data, and that technology can make a city cool, but data (its collection, analysis and integration into a decision support platform) makes it smart. The SuperCluster is seeking to discover the common set of things we all measure and understand how we can standardize that list. By agreeing on what we measure, all cities can then apply the data in a manner that allows each of us to address our unique challenges regardless of the size, governance or location of our municipality. In 2018, the SuperCluster merged with Data governance and exchange SuperCluster to create Data SuperCluster. Data governance and exchange is one of the primary challenges to the deployment of smart cities technologies today. The data governance challenge has two main components. Many cities have successfully implemented data management and open data solutions for public data. But, there is not yet developed a comprehensive strategy for handling all of the data from thousands of IoT sensors available now and envisioned for the future. Cities are interested in IoT technology as a way to improve operations and the delivery of services. What is a standard, but flexible and customizable framework that will allow cities to use and exchange IoT data for public value while protecting public privacy and trust? GCTC’s Data governance and exchange SuperCluster aims to address the challenge of building a governance and exchange model for IoT data and a plan for governments to successfully customize and deploy it. The group will work to collect best practices and produce blueprints for data exchange and governance, as well as deployed proofs to share with other teams and stakeholders.

Chair(s)

  • Bob Bennett, Chief Innovation Officer,
    Kansas City, MO
  • Alex Huppenthal, Founder and CEO,
    Aspenworks, Ltd.
  • Jason Whittet, Associate Director,
    Solutions Development and Innovation,
    100 Resilient Cities

Leadership Team

Kansas City MO, City of Bellevue WA, 100 Resilient Cities/Rockefeller Foundation, Aspenworks, Ltd, KC Digital Drive, ThinkBig Partners, Center for Innovative Technology, City Innovate Foundation, Skayl, Cisco, XAQT, University of California-Davis