ICT observatories for better governance
Regions need to re-estimate their own capacity to plan, assess and manage investments in all fields, especially in the field of ICT. The data economy calls for new thinking on governance, but policymakers face a number of obstacles, falling to predict future development and adequately respond to societal challenges. The new approach is suggested by ONE project, www.oneproject.eu, how to combine: Knowledge Base, Public Intelligence, and Common Sense, using experiences of regional ICT observatories. The journey includes gathering of local data, aggregating, creating indicators, using metadata and analytical tools, processing Big data and Open data, visualisation, creating analysis for decision-making and helping to shape local, regional and European policies.