Technology Related Initiatives
To support implementation of the Imagine Cary Community Plan, the Town Manager’s Office is launching an effort to examine how innovative, smart technology can be leveraged to provide a collaborative platform, as well as the analytical capabilities our organization needs, in order to implement the Town’s strategic priorities.
Our consultant, G&H International, began work in Q1 with Town staff to facilitate an experimental/innovative culture necessary to maximize technology investment, support and improve operational processes, leverage and integrate data for smart decision making, and engage citizens and the private sector in a meaningful way. The goal is to create a fully integrated, smart city platform that will enable Cary to realize the Imagine Cary Community Plan.
A key to achieving this goal is establishing a collaborative governance structure that engages stakeholders in a manner that minimizes investment and risk, allows for technology and capability experimentation, and empowers agency management and staff to ultimately implement a set of collaborative and analytical capabilities that meet needs and priorities while also leveraging existing data and systems across town government.
Cary and G&H will begin with two specific initiatives from the community plan – Stormwater Management and Strong Neighborhoods – to identify specific data and technological capabilities necessary to support those efforts.