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June 26, 2017
Technology leaders from several cities say they're concerned with staff education and privacy as their smart city efforts increasingly rely on new streams of data.
The local, regional and educational organizations will use credits from the cloud computing firm to develop technologies that improve efficiency and further their missions.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced the winners of its fourth annual AWS City on a Cloud Innovation Contest Wednesday at its eighth annual AWS Public Sector Summit in Washington, D.C. Overall, 19 winners were recognized over three categories including: Best Practices, Dream Big, and Partners in Innovation.
The competition was established in 2014 to help local and regional governments as well as schools and districts implement IT strategies that streamline workloads and innovate how these entities carry out tasks, maximizing efficiency. Candidates for the competition submitted project proposals and the winners were awarded AWS promotional credits to begin or continue their projects.
The recipients of this year’s awards represent a diverse group of projects aiding entities across the globe. The winners are:
Best Practices (Large)
Best Practices (Small)
Best Practices – Honorable Mention
Dream Big (Large)
Dream Big (Small)
Dream Big – Honorable Mentions
Partners in Innovation
A detailed list of the winners’ projects can be found on the AWS website.
Last year, City of Denver won an award and used its credits to establish an enterprise data management (EDM) platform to be used for data organization and sharing for easier expansion of the city’s services. The platform removed organizational barriers to permit easier sending and sharing of data.