The five projects with which Bogotá seeks to be more innovative
For the next three years, Bogotá will be one of the six cities Worldwide who will be accompanied by Bloomberg Philanthropies, a non-profit organization, to strengthen the innovation processes that are being developed.
The capital was chosen together with Amsterdam (Netherlands), Mexico City (Mexico), Reykjavik (Iceland), San Francisco and Washington (United States) to accelerate digital transformation processes with 1.5 million dollars and technical support until 2024.
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“These six cities are already raising the level of innovation in the public sector (…). This investment will help power their work to bring city services into the digital future, ”said Michael Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg Philanthropies, during the announcement.
With the grant, the city will access other successful cases of digital strategy implementation and you will be able to share the results of the projects that are carried out in the capital during the accompaniment.
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“Bloomberg Philanthropies is one of the most relevant think tanks. This network will allow us access good practices, specialized knowledge and, above all, to be in the discussions that are taking place on this field, ”said Felipe Guzmán, high district ICT councilor of Bogotá.
One of the focal points to strengthen innovation teams or ‘i-teams’ is the strengthening of the Bogotá Public Innovation Laboratory (IBO) and the District’s Data Analytics Agency (Ágata) in order to use their abilities in analysis and decision-making on specific fronts.
Likewise, the investment will be destined for the hiring of programmers, experts in cybersecurity, user experience, behavioral sciences, among others.
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This investment will help boost its work to bring city services to the digital future
“Since last year we formulated 100 initiatives, which go through the 15 administrative sectors of the city, from these initiatives we are going to bring capacities for five fronts”, highlights Guzmán.
The first of them is him District System of Care, which seeks to recognize the work of the caregivers. Through data analysis a model that supports the redistribution of women’s workloads will be sought that do these functions.
Likewise, attention will be paid to the processes of citizen security; For this, data analytics will be used to develop preventive strategies that improve the authorities’ reaction to a dangerous situation. For this the more than 6,000 surveillance cameras that are already installed in Bogotá.
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“What we want is to use technology to collect data that allows us to cross it with other information to review things such as which are the places that have the highest crime rates and, for example, through intelligent lighting, we can have better lighting in these corridors. . It is a way of reacting in a more integrated way to the reason of the data”Explains Guzmán.
This strategy will also be implemented in the Mobility Management Center, which integrates the data from sensors, life-saving cameras and the operation of TransMilenio, and will allow us to know the dynamics of the city’s transport.
Thus, in the case of a public work, alternate routes for vehicles may be drawn. In addition, in the initiative of ‘Solidarity Peak and Plate’ it will be possible to establish, with information on air quality and traffic congestion, what is the amount that a driver must pay to qualify for the exception of the peak and plate.
On the other hand, it will give a boost to the education 4.0. “We will close gaps by delivering 100,000 devices with internet connection, which will allow not only to continue the educational processes at home, but also opens the window for them to use these devices for STEM training and bilingualism,” says Guzmán.
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The last front will be the Special Administrative Unit of District Cadastre, where the public service networks will be unified to improve the efficiency of care.
“The bet includes a front for the dynamization of the public innovation ecosystem. We want leave installed capacities that allow strengthening the culture of innovation throughout the city”, He points out.
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