This week, I attended the New York City Technology Forum (NTCTF) at the base of the Brooklyn Bridge in Downtown Brooklyn. SAP was proud to be a sponsor of this informative program designed to address the most important policy, management and technology issues surrounding the future of digital government in New York City.

Focused on spreading best practices and spurring innovation, the topics at this year’s event included:

  • Cybersecurity
  • Using Collaborative Design and Digital Tools for the Public Good
  • The Internet of Things and the Impact on Government
  • Digital Transformation and Enterprise Content Management
  • What Makes a Smart City?
  • Human Centered Design Thinking

Showcasing New York City’s advancements as a smart city, here were some of the “Best of New York City” award winners and showcased apps:

  • Foodborne Tracker: Innovative use of social media/citizen engagement by the NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene to identify potential outbreaks of foodborne illnesses
  • NYC Archaeological Repository: The Nan A. Rothschild Research Center website providing the public, teachers, students and scholars access to all of New York City’s archaeological collections
  • MyNYCHA: New York City Housing Authority’s mobile application allowing public housing residents to create maintenance and repair requests and pay rent
  • Link NYC: A first-of-its-kind communications network from the NYC Department of Information Technology & Telecommunications that will replace over 7,500 pay phones across the five boroughs with kiosks providing superfast, free public Wi-Fi, device charging and a tablet for access to city services, maps and directions
  • NYC311 Mobile App: Providing 24×7 access to check on suspensions of alternate side parking and meters, and garbage, recycling, and organics collections, as well as make service requests to get help with noise, heat or hot water, snowy streets, sidewalks, or potholes

If you were unable to make this event, or if you want to attend another event in your area and learn more about governing in the information age, visit Government Technology Events or #govtechlive.

To learn more about how SAP Public Sector is supporting public sector leaders in their quest to help cities improve, transform, and prosper to create a better urban world, please visit us online or follow us on twitter @SAPPublicSector.

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