UserCentriCities convened the High-Level Roundtable on The State of UserCentriCities: Coping with Crisis: Live Update from Kyiv. Petro Olenych, deputy mayor and chief digital transformation officer and Oleg Polovynko, chief information officer in the Kyiv City Council, discussed the crucial role that digital government has played in keeping citizens in touch with essential services in the capital of Ukraine.
Convening as part of the European Week of Regions and Cities the roundtable saw the launch of The State of UserCentriCities: How Cities and Regions are Creating Better Digital Services by Putting Citizens’ Needs at the Centre, an in-depth research analysis of the performance of in 13 leading European cities and regions – including Kyiv- based on the results from the UserCentriCities Dashboard.
Roberta Cocco, co-chair of the advisory committee for digital public administration in the Italian ministry of technological innovation and digital transition; Eddy Hartog, head of the technologies for smart communities unit in the directorate-general for communications networks, content and technology of the European Commission; and Markku Markkula, president of the Helsinki region and member of the Committee of the Regions, discussed the importance of leveraging data as a public asset and using it effectively, successfully addressing citizen priorities and European cohesion to deliver top-notch digital services.
The UserCentriCities project will reconvene in Tuesday,15 November with The 2022 UserCentriCities Summit, a high-level City CIO-level gathering due to convene in Barcelona under the Smart City Expo World Congress.
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