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21 November 2022

The convergence of Cloud, Big Data and AI has already resulted in major transformation across Government services, yet the process of policy-making itself is often left behind. Digital technologies have changed the world. Today people expect faster, seamless, on-demand services from their providers, and the Government is no exception. For effective urban operations which make life easier for residents, workers and visitors, Public Sector decision-making needs to become more agile, breaking down data silos to combine day-to-day tactical decisions with longer-term policies and strategies. Disruptive technologies such as Digital Twins, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and High Performance Computing (HPC) unlock new opportunities for sustainable decision-making through visualisations, simulations and predictions that enhance transparency, increase public support and involvement, and optimise resources.

To support this transformation, Policy Cloud, Decido, AI4PublicPolicy, DUET and Intelcomp pan-European projects and initiatives dedicated to using cloud for data-driven policy, have joined forces in the Data Driven Policy Cluster. Together they explore major challenges, trends and opportunities to improve public sector decision-making that will deliver healthier, happier places to live and work.


Data Driven Policy Cluster: piloting the use of the European cloud infrastructure for public administrations

The EGI2022 session titled “Disruptive technologies accelerating data-driven policymaking in the public sector” aimed to raise awareness on the cluster of projects and disruptive technologies they develop for the public sector. In addition, the session will foster collaboration between the EGI researchers and the public authorities in the decision making with the use of research data and advanced tools for the benefit of society, showcasing the joint network of the Data Driven Policy Cluster members.

During the EGI 2022 workshop held on 20 September in a hybrid format (in Prague and online), the cluster demonstrated technologies developed to advance decision making in the public sector. The cluster engaged around 30 EGI2022 attendees in discussion on the state of the art of these technologies and their adaptability.

You can watch again the demo videos from each of the Data Driven Policy Cluster members: AI4PublicPolicyDUETDECIDOIntelComp, PolicyCloud.

Read the full post-event report here