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Smart Cities Week's Smart Infrastructure: Equitable Communities


Smart Cities Week is a global platform for cities to collaborate and discover and a forum for city officials to preview the new technologies that will soon be impacting their city and their citizens.

Smart City PDX Open Data Coordinator Hector Dominguez will present on Open Procurement and Contracting for the Smart City from 1:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 1.

Presentation details

Local governments often struggle to publish comprehensive, consistent, open data on public procurement. However, doing so can open governments' doors to residents and give the public a say in how public dollars are spent. As smart cities enter into new partnerships or contracts, officials need to understand how transparency, collaboration, and community engagement can help ensure that new programs work for residents. In this session, civil society and city government officials will share the strategies they've used to make procurement open and responsive to residents' needs.

More about Hector Dominguez

Hector is the Open Data Coordinator at the City of Portland, OR. He comes from a mixed background of entrepreneurship, research and non-profit organizations, with expertise on Internet of things, advanced analytics, robotics and automation and Artificial Intelligence. Hector has developed sensor networks for agriculture, industrial manufacturing, forest monitoring and the oil industry. Hector has a PhD in Mechanical Engineering with a focus on manufacturing solar concentrators and sustainable manufacturing. He is working on Open standards, privacy policy and data governance implementation.

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