In a time when more Internet of Things (IoT) devices can automatically initiate, steer and control processes, governments need to adapt to these changes and become smart governments.
They have to be capable of using the new possibilities of smart objects and cyber-physical systems (CPS), in the Internet of Things and the Internet of Services for an efficient and effective performance of public tasks. What are suitable scenarios for the public sector? Are there already best examples? Are open approaches helpful for this transformation?
Prof. Dr. Jörn von Lucke is Chair of Public Sector Informatics and Business Informatics at the Zeppelin University, in Friedrichshafen, Germany.
He was founding Director of the Deutsche Telekom Institute for Connected Cities (TICC). Today he leads The Open Government Institute (TOGI).