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Open & Agile Smart Cities partners with AWS to help cities share open data

The cloud platform provider becomes the latest company to join the network’s Enterprise Partnership Programme to implement its interoperability mechanisms.

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OASC's Minimal Interoperability Mechanisms enable cities to exchange solutions and share data
OASC's Minimal Interoperability Mechanisms enable cities to exchange solutions and share data

The Open & Agile Smart Cities (OASC) global network of cities and communities is collaborating with cloud platform provider Amazon Web Services (AWS) to implement its Minimal Interoperability Mechanisms (MIMs), which enable cities to exchange solutions and share open data.

 

AWS is the latest company to partner with the organisation under its Enterprise Partnership programme.

 

Open standards

 

The OASC MIMs are based on open standards and specifications and have been adopted by more than 150 cities in over 30 countries.

 

AWS and OASC will jointly explore ways in which cloud technologies can address cities’ appetites for openness, interoperability, ownership, control, fairness, and local economic development.

 

“The launch of our Enterprise Partnership Programme is a landmark for our network,” said Davor Meersman, CEO of OASC. “The digital transformation of cities is about improving the places that we love and live in, and OASC is working to ensure that this transformation goes in the direction we want as a society. One that’s open, free, and fair.

 

“The team at AWS supports this vision and we are excited to embark on this journey together and look forward to a long and fruitful partnership.”

“OASC is working to ensure that this transformation goes in the direction we want as a society. One that’s open, free, and fair”

As part of the cooperation, AWS will support customers wanting to develop a cloud-native context broker based on OASC MIMs, enabling more cities and communities in the world to benefit from digital technologies.

 

“We look forward to working closely with OASC in 2021 supporting the digital transformation of their member cities,” said Wayne Soutter, smart city lead, Amazon Web Services EMEA SARL. “We hope to help cities leverage global infrastructure and leading-edge services, enabling them to fast track their innovation, improve services for their citizens and importantly share any learnings and relevant open data with other cities around the world.”

 

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