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Vancouver Wins National Award for Digital Strategy

The City of Vancouver is known for its laid-back lifestyle and commitment to sustainability.  This month, the west coast city in British Columbia was also recognized for its digital strategy at the 2018 IT World Canada Digital Transformation Conference and Awards Ceremony in Toronto.  Vancouver is the first city in Canada to develop and implement a digital strategy and the first to hire a Chief Digital Officer. The four-year strategy, implemented in 2013 has seen the City go from having low digital maturity relative to other global cities to now being a template and model for cities around the world looking to take their digital footprint to the next level.

 

“People, businesses and governments around the world are grappling with emerging technologies and the pace of technological change”, says Mayor Gregor Robertson. “Through the City’s digital strategy, we’ve been able to leverage and embrace technological innovation to better deliver services to residents and provide them with tools to more actively engage and participate in local government.”

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