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WeGO e-Newsletter Spring 2016
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Warm summer greetings from the WeGO Secetariat! If you wish for this newsletter to be sent to colleagues from your city or organization, please email us at secretariat@we-gov.org.
2nd Asia-Pacific Regional Forum on Smart Sustainable Cities and e-Government
August 30 - September 1, 2016
Phuket, Thailand
After the success of last year’s 1st Asia-Pacific Regional Forum, we are pleased to inform you that WeGO is partnering once again with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in organizing the 2nd Asia-Pacific Regional Forum on Smart Sustainable Cities and e-Government on the beautiful island resort of Phuket, Thailand. The Regional Forum is jointly hosted by the Ministry of ICT of Thailand and Phuket Province and will provide a great opportunity for high-level dialogue among leaders in the smart city movement. At the Forum, WeGO will be organizing sessions on City-to-City Cooperation, Civic Participation, and IoT & Big Data.
Apply NoweGovFrame Technical Training & Service Program
September 26-29, 2016
Seoul, Korea
WeGO offers the WeGO eGovFrame Technical Training and Service Program, a four-day comprehensive training program to help city officials develop web and mobile e-Government applications based on the WeGO eGovFrame. The next training program will be held in September, and cities interested in receiving the complimentary Technical Training on the WeGO eGovFrame can contact the WeGO Secretariat. More information can be found here.
Apply NowExecutive Committee Meeting 2016
October 12-14, 2016
Beyoğlu, Turkey
WeGO will be holding the annual Executive Committee Meeting from October 12-14, 2016 in Beyoğlu, Turkey. Register here by September 9 to attend this year's EXCOM Meeting that includes a best practice sharing session and a session discussing Public Private Partnerships (PPP) for smart city projects, as well as special visits to Beyoğlu's IT facilities and cultural sites. For more details, visit EXCOM Meeting 2016.
Apply Now- WeGO Pavilion at the Smart City Expo World Congress 2016
November 15-17, 2016
Barcelona, Spain
 
WeGO warmly invites WeGO members to take this unique opportunity to feature their smart solutions at the special WeGO Pavilion at the Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC). The SCEWC is the premier global summit for smart cities, which is held annually in Barcelona, Spain, and brings together over 14,000 participants from all over the world. The WeGO Pavilion, with a size of at least 60 sqm., will be at a prime location at the central exhibition area of the Gran Via Exhibition Center and accommodate separate sections for WeGO members. Interested cities should forward the appropriate forms to the WeGO Secretariat as soon as possible. For more information please click on this link
Launch of the WeGO-TM Forum Smart City Maturity and Benchmark Model
WeGO and TM Forum, a global association with a focus on digital innovation, is proud to introduce the Smart City Maturity and Benchmark model. Free to WeGO members, the model has been designed to capture the key aspects of a city's transformation journey to become a smarter city, focusing on levels of community and citizen engagement. Any members who take the survey are also entitled to the following:
• A one-hour presentation of the smart city maturity model with Q&A 
• The Excel workbook to be used for gathering data and city evidence as well as for presenting outcomes
• Benchmark data will be made available after submission of the survey data
• A wrap-up session with a smart city expert to discuss the conclusions from using the model 
For more information and to take the survey, please click on this link.
Seberang Perai Selected as the 2016 WeGO Feasibility Study Recipient 
WeGO is  very pleased to announce that Seberang Perai, Malaysia has been selected as the beneficiary city of the WeGO e-Government Feasibility Study Project 2016!

Out of the seven applying cities, the beneficiary city was selected by the WeGO Secretariat in consultation with the Selection Committee, considering a number of selection criteria such as relevance with this year’s theme of “m-Government”, alignment of the project with the Government’s ICT strategies and vision, expected outcomes, local support to the Project Consultants to be provided by the city, and the city’s commitment to the post-project implementation. 


The chosen IT consultants will start their work with Seberang Perai in October.
WeGO Welcomes NITA as a Friendship Member
WeGO is pleased to welcome the National Information Technology Agency (NITA), Ghana to the WeGO Network! NITA will become a full-fledged Friendship Member of WeGO after receiving the approval of Executive Committee Members, who are scheduled to convene at the upcoming Executive Committee Meeting in Beyoğlu, Turkey in October. 
City e-Government Diagnostic and Solution (CeDS) Online Platform
The WeGO Secretariat encourages its members to use the CeDS Online Platform, a diagnostic tool to help members analyze their city e-Government maturity and identify key action items without the help of outside experts. The platform is exclusive to WeGO members and can be used up to 4 times a year to check the development progress of a city’s e-Government environment and to formulate effective development strategies. Members should contact the WeGO Secretariat and get their log-in credentials to start using the CeDS Online Platform! More information on the CeDS can be found here.
Smart Cities Innovation Summit Asia 2016
September 20-22, 2016
Goyang City, Korea
 
WeGO extends a warm invitation to its member cities to join us at this cutting-edge IoT Exhibition and Conference, co-hosted by Kintex and Techconnect. Kintex is Korea’s largest exhibition center, spanning over 108,000 sqm, and Techconnect is a global organization committed to connecting various technology sectors. Thousands of people are expected to attend, including over 50 Smart City Representatives and exhibitors like LG, Cisco, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise, to name a few. Additionally, WeGO is pleased to announce that, as a benefit of WeGO membership, our members may receive a 30% discount on the cost of attendance. For more information and to register for the event, please follow this link.
2016 Asia Pacific Smart Cities Forum
September 27-28, 2016
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
We are pleased to bring to your attention, the 2016 Asia Pacific Smart Cities Forum, hosted at the InterContinental Hotel in Kuala Lumpur. Key focus areas of the forum will include smart energy, big data, IoT, and many others. Central and local governments, companies, and organizations from around the globe will be participating, and, as a supporting organization, WeGO is offering its members an exclusive 10% discount off the registration price when they enter the promo code “WEGO10”.  

Please click on this link to apply, and if you have any further questions, please feel free to contact Ana Rahman by email at ana.rahman@fleming.events or by phone at +603 2027 4767. 
Smart Cities Conference
October 24-26, 2016
Incheon, Korea
 
The Smart Cities Conference will be held from October 24-26, 2016 in Incheon, Korea. The conference will discuss the latest trends and technologies in Smart Cities, Governance, Mobility and Urban Design & Development, and the strategic use of new and high-tech ICT-based solutions to connect the citizens and technologies to build a common platform. For more information on the event, please click here.
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