Type 1: Commercial partnership

Sector of the company/organisation


Name of activity/project (or solution offered)

Smarter Cities Challenge

Relevant urban sustainability topic

resource-efficiency (waste, water, materials, circular economy,…)

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End year


Brief project summary

During a three-week period from September 21 to October 7, 2011, a team of six IBM experts worked in Helsinki to deliver recommendations regarding visualising open data for Mayor Jussi Pajunen and a wide range of stakeholders

Short activity description

The IBM team in Helsinki was asked to help the City develop strategies for creating visualisations that can enable citizens make use of and benefit from open data, and define the components necessary to grow a sustainable, repeatable platform, process and ecosystem to leverage the principles of open data, turning data into information, information into action, and action into change.

Key recommendations included expanding support for the open data community, managing and measuring the balance between engagement models, designing feedback mechanisms to support the evolution of the open data ecosystem; creating a social visualization web site, platform and API; continuing to evolve the role of Helsinki Region Infoshare; and seeking opportunities to use open data to drive internal change.


Content Relationship Project Manager