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Chapter 11 IT Deployment

Part 5 Worldwide Recognition

1. Organizing the 2007 World Robot Olympiad (WRO)

“The World Robot Olympiad” (WRO) is an annual international robot competition and a great educational event aimed at cultivating creative and logical thinking among youngsters. Taipei City hosted the 2007 WRO, organized jointly by the Department of Education, the ESUN Robot Association in Taiwan,and National Taiwan University. Taipei City schools took home 5 awards -- 2 Gold, 1 Silver, and 2 Bronze -- making Taipei the ranking city with the most awards.

The 2007 World Robot Olympiad (WRO)The International CyberFair Awards Ceremony2. International CyberFair

“The International CyberFair” is organized by the Global SchoolNet Foundation for elementary and junior high school students to work as a team to explore the local culture and environment and to showcase them on the Internet. In 2007, schools from Taipei won 2 Platinum, 5 Gold, and 3 Silver Medals,and 5 honorable mentions at the CyberFair. The 15-award achievement made Taipei City the top winner from Taiwan in bringing home awards. Two projects,“Wonderful! Pineapple Pastries As Gold Bricks”entered by Taipei Municipal Guangfu Elementary School, and “Operation Greenhouse Effect” by Taipei Municipal Binjiang Elementary School, were both platinum winners with outstanding performances.

3. The 2007 Intelligent Cities ICT Forum

The “2007 Intelligent Cities ICT Forum” was held on March 28 and 29, 2007 in Taipei. Member cities of the “Asian Network of Major Cities 21” (ANMC21), including Tokyo, Jakarta, Seoul, and Kuala Lumpur,were invited. Also attending was the delegation led by John Jung, ICF Chair, and Breda Halloran, Mayor of Waterloo City in Canada. Along with representatives from industry, government, and academia in Taiwan,the participants shared their knowledge of IT application achievements and their views about further directions in IT development. The Forum also discussed the possible model for city-to-city cooperation.Taipei City and the ANMC21 member cities jointly presented the results of and lessons learned in building an intelligent city.

The 2007 Intelligent Cities ICT ForumGroup photography of the participants at the 2007 Intelligent Cities ICT Forum In the future, Taipei City will guide its IT development efforts with goals of IT integration, business operation integration, and service integration, advancing IT management further into IT governance. Soon,the Taipei City Government intends to introduce a series of integrated digital services that seek to provide warm and thoughtful experiences to city residents. The service content includes the following:

  1. An established “1999 Resident Hotline” service -- An “Instant Service Center” will be established with service integrating all agencies to facilitate immediate responses to residents, to demonstrate the excellent work efficiency and encourage Taipei residents to “call 1999 for all municipal affairs”.
  2. Continuing efforts in Household Messenger Service -- this Service uses e-mail communication between the Taipei City Government and its 940,000 households, and will continue to serve residents by sending out important information and providing tailored service.
  3. Home care -- From child care, adult health care, to nursing care for the elderly, electronic technology,information, and the Internet can all work together to help plan various care service programs. An active and continuous tracking and caring service mechanism will also be included in an effort to build up Taipei as a healthy city, one that promises sustainable development and demonstrates a concern for vitality and health.
  4. IT information integration and applications -- IT resources which used to be scattered among different agencies will be reorganized into 5 categories -- personnel/organization, planning/budgeting, facilities (hardware /software /network /mechanical rooms), system/web, data/database -- for integrated management and applications in the short, middle, and long terms. This will help make the most out of limited resources.
  5. Geographic Information Exchange Platform -- Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) will be used to construct a platform for the supply and flow of information and services. The first stage is to use the Geospatial One-Stop Portal and the GIS Social, Economic and Humanities Database as groundwork to collect important GIS data, and to build a historical data archive and a metadata database.

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  • Source: Taipei City Government