OTN in Pole Position at the 02 NextGen Digital Challenge Awards
OTN enjoyed celebrating the results of the 2016 Digital Challenge at a prestigious dinner event hosted by The Earl of Erroll in the UK House of Lords.
The awards ceremony was the culmination of a yearlong program. Starting with an open call for nominations for exceptional and innovative public sector ICT projects, OTN was delighted to be shortlisted as awards finalists. The project then faced an independent judging panel that assessed all the project submissions to decide the winners.
Being called up to be awarded second place in the Open Data category made the OTN’s team night. “I’m so proud that the hard work of the OTN team to deliver our ambitious goal of making city transport data open and usable has been recognized” said OTN’s Birmingham City Council representative Shabana Everton. Project Sponsor, Geert Mareels from the Flemish eGovernment Authority (CORVE) continued “This project is an excellent example of where Cities have taken ownership of a problem, worked collaboratively and have created a digital solution that not only contributes to solving their immediate priorities such as road safety, traffic congestion and emergency response management, but is also putting in place a long term sustainable solution to address future challenges.”