The convergence of Cloud, Big Data and AI has already resulted in major transformation across Government services, yet the process of policy making itself is often left behind. Five EU-funded projects: Policy Cloud, Decido, AI4PublicPolicy, DUET and Intelcomp joint forces in creating the virtual Evidence Based Policy Making in Europe event to explore major challenges, trends and opportunities to improve public sector decision making that will deliver healthier, happier places to live and work.
Digital technologies have changed the world. Today people expect faster, seamless, on-demand services from their providers, and the Government is no exception. For effective urban operations which make life easier for residents, workers and visitors, Public Sector decision making needs to become more agile, breaking down data silos to combine day-to-day tactical decisions with longer term policies and strategies. Disruptive technologies such as Digital Twins, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and High Performance Computing (HPC) unlock new opportunities for sustainable decision making through visualisations, simulations and predictions that enhance transparency, increase public support and involvement, and optimise resources.
To support this transformation, the aforementioned pan-European projects dedicated to using cloud for data-driven policy in the premier conference for government that focused purely on data and tools for decision making. Together with leading change agents from the European Commission and Local Government the event explored the new decision-making ecosystems being built by cities and administrations, including the use cases being adopted, and the innovative data and tools being adopted for modern policy making.
The event took place virtually, it engaged 112 participants on 9 December 2021 and 64 participants on day 10 December 2021. The main points addressed over the 2 days were:
The event resulted in 3 policy briefs, you can read them all here: