Data governance, data valuation and cybersecurity upgrade plan _backup

for forward-looking, visionary public sector leaders in ministries, government agencies and enterprises, and cities

• More patchwork smart city and digital public service solutions and technologies being deployed, each one with their own data standards and ecosystems, vendors trying to lock the administration into them
• No comprehensive cybersecurity umbrella, cities and institutions are exposed to malicious attacks and damage to critical infrastructure
• New and coming regulatory requirements related to use of open data, AI, ongoing developments in GDPR and persisting lack of compliance risking bad PR and financial penalties
• A lot of different data being collected but not analyzed nor used to better target citizens’ needs and preferences and to identify effective and cheap solutions to problems

• Avoiding scandals and costs related to misuse of data, cybersecurity breaches, and bad spending decisions
• Squeezing value out of the already available data and systems
• Becoming leader in the country in data governance and integral cybersecurity, positive PR and attracting talent
• Regulatory compliance early on, avoiding costly last-minute scramble and allocating costs and priorities the wrong way that will need fixing later
• Having a ready pipeline of investment projects and consortia ready for funding under grant schemes and concessional loans aimed at digital transformation

Key Regulation
• EU Artificial Intelligence Act (April 2021)
• EU Open Data Directive (July 2019)
• EU Data Act aimed to create fair data economy (public consultations until September 2021)
• EU Cybersecurity Act (June 2019) and cybersecurity certification framework
• EU GDPR regulatory framework (since April 2016)

• Initial audit on how the administration is collecting, using, protecting data from infrastructure, internal systems, and citizens
• Set of recommendations on critical measures to be taken, a proposed investment program and data valuation program to make the most out of the data and systems the administration already has
• Data governance and valuation strategy to be presented at a high-profile conference event
• Inputs for future grant schemes and kicking off dialogue with funding agencies and development banks to gain resources for implementing it

Activities and timeframe
• Selection of consultants (market survey up to 80k EUR / 2m CZK) – 2-3 weeks
• Kick-off with consultant team and initial interviews – 3-4 weeks
• Initial set of observations and validation of the next steps – 2 weeks
• In-depth audit on IT systems’ compliance, data use, and cybersecurity gaps – 5 weeks
• Preparation of priority investment program – 2 weeks
• Trainings of city staff and proposed saving of effort through better data use – 1 week
• Final report and conference event – within 3 weeks from completion of all draft outputs
• Altogether up to 5 months from initial decision and budget allocation

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