The Smart City Challenges: procurement and innovation
Public databases now constitute a vast cognitive heritage for public administrations, capable of detecting, tracking and archiving public activities. In this perspective, it is of interest to apply data analysis to the field of public contracts in order to develop analyses useful for a more rapid adaptation to the changes underway. Starting from the statistical and descriptive analysis of the data, this panel aims to analyse the dialogue between the many disciplines involved, which can lead to predictive and prescriptive results, i.e. the formulation of special indices relating to the quality, efficiency and integrity of public activities. The panel will focus also on the need to foster digitalization of the public procurement cycle, promoting innovation through public demand and defining actions and procedures, used by contracting authorities to pursue innovation.