Information Technology Awards
Doral Becomes One of Only Four US Cities with Platinum Certification from the World Council on City Data (WCCD)
The World Council on City Data has recognized the City of Doral with the ISO 37210 Platinum certification. This certification is awarded to cities who reach the highest standard in collecting and sharing data, using it for effective decision-making. The City of Doral is the fourth city to receive ISO 37120 certification in the United States, joining a global network of over 50 cities worldwide, including Dubai, Barcelona and Boston.
The World Council on City Data (WCCD) is the global leader in standardized city data- creating smart, sustainable, resilient, and prosperous cities. It hosts a network of innovative cities committed to improving services and quality of life with open city data and provides a consistent and comprehensive platform for standardized urban metrics. The City of Doral’s membership in the WCCD gives the City the opportunity to compare best practices with other cities and actively participate in a worldwide organization that uses standardized metrics to find innovative solutions to shared challenges.
Doral has made significant investments as part of its commitment to resiliency, workability and sustainable environment working on improvement of our service and the well-being of the city. With this certificate, we strengthen our digital government transformation by providing people and business first services and solutions that span city administration and citizen services, enabling increased insight, service efficiency and improved citizen outcomes.
The gathering of the data for reporting was instrumental to the success of the certification process, which was spearheaded by the City’s Information Technology Department in collaboration with all City departments, as well as, Miami- Dade County Fire, Environmental, Solid Waste, Water and Sanitation.
For more information on the City’s ISO 37120 data, visit the WCCD Open City Data Portal at open.dataforcities.org , which allows for local, national and international comparisons.
“Excellence in Technology” Award
The City’s Information Technology (IT) Department has been recognized by the Agency for State Technology with the 2017 Florida’s “Excellence in Technology” Award for the City’s License Plate Readers Smart City Technology Project. Twenty-four projects and 13 individuals were nominated.
The license plate reader system has been extremely impactful by successfully helping the City of Doral Police Department to identify criminals in the area of a crime which aided in City investigations and the apprehension of criminals. The cameras have also assisted detectives in the recovery of stolen vehicles. The system further provides analytical data in categories such as: Missing Person, Amber Alert, Child Abductor, Homicide, Sex Offender, Terrorist and Wanted Vehicles to name a few.
This winning project began during fiscal year 2015, when the IT and Police departments worked together with the license plate reader integrator to develop a well-planned project and within a month, 16 intersections were operational with 96 license plate reader cameras and 38 video monitoring cameras were in place. The work was done effortlessly to ensure all intersections successfully demonstrated the functionality of the design.
The Florida’s “Excellence in Technology” Awards was established to recognize state and local government information technology (IT) projects and professionals demonstrating excellence and providing value to the State of Florida and its citizens. The recognition process is a collaboration between the Florida Agency for State Technology (AST) and e.Republic/Government Technology (GovTech), who hosts the annual Florida Digital Government Summit each May, where the winners were announced.
SFDA Digital Advancement Award
presented to Council in February 2017
The SFDA’s Digital Advancement & Excellence Awards event is designed to recognize those individuals, entities and institutions in South Florida who have made a positive impact on our community by using technology that increases access to information, reduces of the cost technology or increases connectivity among members of our community. The South Florida Digital Alliance’s annual DAE banquet is South Florida’s premier technology event. The Digital Advancement & Excellence Awards banquet recognizes the innovative use of broadband and computing technologies to increase the community’s access to computing, the Internet, as well as the online tools and resources of the digital economy.