Barcelona, November 19, 2013 – Scytl, the worldwide leader in secure online voting and election modernization, announced today the launch of its Smart Governance for Smart Cities solution, a comprehensive and secure online citizen engagement platform connecting citizens with one another and with city officials through binding and non-binding consultation processes.
Presented today in partnership with Microsoft as part of their CityNext initiative at the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona, Scytl´s Smart Governance for Smart Cities solution caters to the ever increasing population in cities and its citizen’s demands to engage city government. The tools provided enable active government and citizen participation and influence in decision making processes by leveraging the online communication channels used daily by communities.
“We are excited with the launch of our new Smart Governance for Smart Cities solution. We believe it provides long overdue enablement of efficient interaction between cities and their citizens for efficient decision making processes,” says Mikel Irizar, VP of Worldwide Marketing at Scytl. “Working alongside Microsoft in their CityNext initiative is the icing on the cake,” adds Irizar.
Key benefits provided to cities and their citizens:
- Citizens enfranchisement in decision making processes, ensuring their voices are heard
- Informed city decisions based on citizen feedback and engagement
- Transparency in the dissemination of feedback and results via citizen portals
- Credibility through citizen accessibility to city information, documents and proceedings
- Citizen privacy protection and consultation results integrity
“Joining forces with Scytl as a partner for the CityNext initiative was a logical choice. Scytl provides complimentary technology to support transforming cities with innovative tools that engage citizens and support successful governing organizations,” concludes Joel Cherkis, General Manager of Worldwide Government at Microsoft.
Scytl is the global leader in secure election management and electronic voting solutions. Specializing in election modernization technologies, Scytl offers the first end-to-end election management and voting platform, providing the highest security and transparency standards currently available. Scytl has capitalized on its more than 18 years of research to develop election-specific cryptographic security technology protected by more than 40 international patents and patent applications, positioning Scytl as the company with the largest patent portfolio of the industry. Scytl’s solutions have been successfully used in more than 30 countries throughout the world over the last 10 years, including Canada, the United States, Mexico, Ecuador, France, Norway, Switzerland, Bosnia-Herzegovina, the UAE, India and Australia. Scytl is headquartered in Barcelona, Spain with strategic offices in Canada, the United States, Peru and Greece as well as field offices in the UK, Ukraine, Malaysia, India and Brazil. www.scytl.com
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