City Data Analytics Office

Description / Objectives

The City Council is going to set up an office for the unified management of public data.

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.


Agreement with New York and Amsterdam to protect people’s digital rights

Wed, 14/11/2018 - 18:25h

Technology. The City Alliance to Protect Digital Rights is presented at the Smart City Expo World Congress.

Distributed Democracy and Common Data, the participatory process to improve the Decidim platform

Wed, 24/10/2018 - 13:01h

Technology. Barcelona City Council and the UOC are launching DDDC (Democràcia Distribuïda i Dades Comuns), a participatory process to improve the Decidim digital participation platform.

The Biennial of Thought discusses the challenges of the digital city

Mon, 17/09/2018 - 10:22h

Digital city. The focus of one of the agendas for debate of the Biennial of Thought, taking place between 15 and 21 October, will be the opportunities and challenges posed by the technological revolution in cities.

Barcelona gets bigger on social media

Sat, 12/05/2018 - 10:25h

Survey. The attack on La Rambla and the political situation pushed up the number of mentions of the city on social media to 5.3 million, some 63.4% more than the previous year.


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