City Data Analytics Office
Description / Objectives
Data is the first step on the way to obtaining information. This information has to be turned into knowledge and this knowledge must be applicable to public policies, with practical results.
In order to make this virtuous circle a reality, we need various elements. We need an appropriate infrastructure, but also control over data governance, a culture concerning how to use it and a specialised team to analyse and treat it.
The City Council has promoted the creation of a data analytics office, led by a Chief Data Officer, in order to make this objective a reality.
This will be a multi-disciplinary office that will ensure good management and respect for the general public's digital rights. It will use public data to provide information that helps to resolve the challenges facing the city, as well as providing services for the various municipal units. It will also have a role in internal training and revitalisation for City Council personnel.
A unified point of data governance and management will be used to put Barcelona in the vanguard of public-data management in Southern Europe, revitalise municipal structures and improve the efficiency and transparency of public policies.