Transforming a city into smart city is not only a technological change but mostly a strategic change. Experienced in preparing plans for smart cities and working with CIOs in various countries,
Ben-Ari says that the status of municipal CIOs must be upgraded.
The article was published in “Smart Cities Conference” held in Barcelona in November 15-17 2016.
A few quotes from the article:
The status of the CIO in most business organizations worlwide was upgraded, but not for the municipal CIO.
In today’s competitive business world, an organization that does not use advanced information systems would probably disappear within a few years.
The many benefits of using technologies and the existing information should lead to a process of upgrading the status of municipal CIOs.