IBM

Type

Type 1: Commercial partnership

Sector of the company/organisation

ICT

Name of activity/project (or solution offered)

Smarter Cities Challenge

Relevant urban sustainability topic

mobility
infrastructure (built environment)
social economy (unemployment, education, diversity, inclusive economy,…)
sustainability strategy (strategy development at city level, urban planning,…)

Start year

2010

End year

2010

Brief project summary

Two successive IBM teams helped the City of Katowice refine its strategic goals and make the city more economically competitive. The first team identified the following five areas of opportunity.

Short activity description

Two successive IBM teams helped the City of Katowice refine its strategic goals and make the city more economically competitive. The first team identified the following five areas of opportunity:

  • Marketing the value proposition of the Katowice and Upper Silesia regions
  • Optimizing transportation services within the city/region to make them more effective for residents and businesses
  • More fully aligning key government, industry, academic and financesectors to drive economic development, innovation, job creation, andpopulation gains
  • Involving Citizens and businesses more fully in the planning Government processes
  • Addressing quality of life issues as a way of retaining young talent.

The second team built on these focus areas, identifying three points of development:

  • The City of Commerce and Culture: How can the city's economic development and marketing strategy be strengthened to improve quality of life (economic and social) and attract increased investment?
  • The Well Planned City: How can key public infrastructures — especially in the areas of transportation and public safety — be planned and developed to best support the needs of the city/region?
  • The City of Digital Innovation: How can communication and collaboration between key parties be improved to support the continued development of community, as well as the deeper partnerships needed for long term success?

Title

Content Relationship Project Manager