2015 EXCOM Meeting

2015 EXCOM Meeting

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Pre-EXCOM Program in Moscow (by invitation of the Moscow City Government)

Day 1: Monday, 14 September
16:00 – 17:30Visit to the Moscow Government’s Traffic Management Center (Modern Center for Metropolis Traffic Flow Management)
18:00 – 19:00Walk along Gorky Park
19:00 – 20:00Dinner at the Ritz Carlton Hotel
20:00TBD Cultural Program
Day 2 : Tuesday, 15 September
09:30 – 11:00Welcoming of Delegations

–      Meeting with Anastasia Rakova, Deputy Mayor and Chief of Staff to the Mayor and Moscow Government: Presentation of Moscow’s Achievements

Family of electronic systems and services of Moscow Government. Variety of instruments of direct citizens participation in the management of the city and dealing with various urban problems, eDemocracy

–      Meeting with Artem Ermolaev, Minister of Moscow Government, Head of Department of Information Technology

Use of modern IT Technology: The Information Component of Governance and Growth of a Metropolis

12:00 – 13:00Visit the Exhibition of the Achievements of the National Economy Complex
13:00 – 14:30Official Lunch
15:00 – 16:30Afternoon Meetings

–      Meeting with Natalya Klimova, Head of “Moscow Center for Open Government”

‘Our Town’ Portal –system of collecting and solving typical urban problems – first electronic system of direct citizens participation in the city management. Crowdsourcing projects – system of joint elaboration of management solutions, the use of municipal video recording devices to monitor the performance of city services

–      Meeting with Representatives of the Housing, Utilities and Amenities Complex of Moscow

Use of Modern Technologies in the Sphere of Housing and Public UtilityServices

–      Meeting with Government officials responsible for the implementation of “EMIAS” and ‘Citywide Electronic Record Book’ Programs


– Healthcare services for residents

– School students’ progress monitoring

–      Meeting with Yelena Shinkaruk,  Head of the Moscow Committee for State Services

City Services Portal – Provision of electronic public services. “Active citizen” – a new system of online referendums

17:00 – 19:00Visit to one of the Moscow Offices for Public Services

–      Meeting with Yelena Gromova, Head of Moscow Offices for Public Services

Multifunctional Offices – Convenient interaction between citizens and government in public services provision

20:00 – 21:30Dinner Hosted by the Moscow City Government

EXCOM Program in Ulyanovsk

Day 1: Wednesday, 16 September
12:00 – 13:00Lunch at Venetsia, Venets Hotel
13:15 – 13:45Press Conference at Pokrovsky Hall, Venets Hotel
14:45 – 15:00Signing of the Agreement between WeGO and the Ulyanovsk Region on Hosting the 4th WeGO General Assembly 2017 at Pokrovsky Hall, Venets Hotel
15:10 – 18:00Closed Executive Committee Session I at Spassky Hall, Venets Hotel

·         Annual Report by Assistant Secretary General of WeGO

Agenda of the EXCOM Meeting 2015

Agenda 1 Initial Assessment of Two-Year Performance of WeGO Regional Offices

ü WeGO Europe Regional Office, Ulyanovsk Region

ü WeGO Asia Regional Office, Chengdu

Agenda 2 New Memberships & Withdrawals to Date

Agenda 3 Host City, Dates and Themes of the Executive Committee Meeting 2016

ü Beyoglu, Turkey

ü Hebron, Palestine

Agenda 4 Preparations for the 4th WeGO General Assembly 2017, including Dates and Themes

Agenda 5 Review of the Panel of WeGO Advisors Program

Agenda 6 Proposal for the WeGO Secondment Staff Program

Agenda 7 Use of Membership Fees

Agenda 8 Corporate Membership

Agenda 9 Tentative WeGO Workplan for 2016; Participation of Executive Committee Members in WeGO Programs and Projects

19:30 – 21:30Gala Dinner & 5th WeGO Anniversary Ceremony at Romanovsky Restaurant, Imperial Club Deluxe
Day 2 : Thursday, 17 September
09:30 – 12:30Executive Committee Session II – Good Practice Sharing Session at Dvortsovy Hall
13:00 – 14:15Lunch at Oblomov Restaurant
14:15 – 17:30City Tour (V. Lenin’s Memorial & Historical Center of Ulyanovsk)
19:00 – 21:00Dinner
Day 3 : Friday, 18 September
09:30 – 13:15Workshop on Emerging Trends in Open Data for Smart Cities at Dvortsovy Hall

  •           Emerging Trends in Open Data
  •            Sharing of Open Data Experiences
  •            Designing and Measuring e-Participation
13:00 – 14:30Farewell Lunch
14:30 – 17:30Technical Tour (NanoTechnological Center)
18:30 – 19:30Dinner


Click below to view the Executive Committee Meeting Final Report!



September 17 (Thursday)

  • Good Practice Sharing Session

– Building Smart City Seoul- Mr. Young Hoon Choi, Assistant Mayor for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, Seoul, Korea

– Open Cities for Smarter Cities- Dr. Sylviana Murni, Deputy Governor for Culture and Tourism, Jakarta Capital City Government, Indonesia

– Apps4Bcn- Mr. Alexis Culubret, Head, Mobile e-Government, and Open Data Department, Barcelona, Spain

– Nairobi City’s Electronic Payment System- Ms. Benter Ogot, Director for ICT, IC and e-Government Department, Nairobi, Kenya

– Problems and Prospects in e-Government- Mr. Aleksandr Orlov, Deputy Director, RSPI “Electronic Ulyanovsk”, Ulyanovsk Region, Russia

– City Portal: One Click Yakutsk- Ms. Margarita Popova, Project Manager, City Portal: One Click Yakutsk, Yakutsk, Russia

– Experience of Creating a Single Health Care Information Envrionment- Mr. Damir Marapov, Deputy Director General, CJSC Vitacore, Kazan Russia


September 18 (Friday)

  • Workshop on Emerging Trends in Open Data for Smart Cities

– Presentation of the WeGO-ITPP Research Project on Emerging Trends in Open Data- Dr. Junseok Hwang, Director, SNU International IT Policy  Program, Seoul National University, Korea

– How To Build Open Data Ecosystem for Smart Cities: European Experience- Dr. Alberto Abella, Assistant Professor, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain

– How To Build Open Data Ecosystem for a Smart Region: Ulyanovsk Experience- Mr. Aleksandr Riabushko, Deputy Director, Office of the Affairs of the Ulyanovsk Region, Russia

– How To Create Data-Driven Policy Support Models and Tools for Cities and Regions- Ms. Lena Farid, Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems FOKUS, Berlin, Germany

– How To Design e-Participation Initiatives Using Open Data- Dr. Fiorella De Cindio, Associate Professor, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Milan, Italy

– How to Measure e-Participation in Cities and Regions- Dr. Yuri Misnikov, Research Fellow, e-Governance Center, ITMO University, St. Petersburg, Russia


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