We are pleased to send you the first 2016 newsletter dedicated to the development of the information technologies in Bulgaria. In an exclusive interview, two experts from the Ministry of Transport, Information Technology and Communications of Bulgaria lay down the national policy and put an accent on the fields where investments will be made till 2020. Anelia Dimova and Reni Antonova will be speakers at the Smart Cities Conference. They highlight that a number of projects in the country are underway, which shows great potential for the smart cities concept implementation.
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Anelia Dimova and Reni Antonova, Information Technology Directorate, Ministry of Transport, Information Technology and Communications of Bulgaria
How can information technologies help progress in the Bulgarian economy? What is our national policy in this sector?
Information and communication technologies are one of the main drivers for building a competitive economy based on knowledge and innovation. Therefore, the EU and Bulgaria recognize the development of ICT as a priority strategic horizontal policy. The "Digital Bulgaria 2020" National Programme defines the parameters for the development of information society in Bulgaria and aims to support the implementation of European priorities and tasks described in the Digital Agenda of Europe in terms of social and economic potential of information and communication technologies and the Internet by 2020.
The development of the digital single market and the smart cities requires a number of basic preconditions: Development of ICT infrastructure, availability of skilled workforce and good e-skills and use all possible public and private sources of financial resources to support advanced technical solutions. The Bulgarian Government fully recognizes the potential of the smart cities initiative and actively supports the cooperation between the municipalities and business in its implementation.
Numerous projects are being supported by the current operational programmes, the municipality budgets and various public-private partnerships in areas as sustainable mobility including advanced smart public transport, intelligent traffic management and congestion avoidance, demand management, information and communication, freight distribution, walking and cycling, energy efficiency of public and private residentials and buildings, energy efficiency of the heating and cooling systems of the cities, energy efficiency of the lighting systems, public e-services (administrative, e-learning, e-education, e- social care), etc.
Both of you will be speakers at the Smart Cities Conference – what will the highlights of your presentation be?
We will present National Policy Aspects in the Field of Information Technology for Innovative Smart Solutions:
- Smart cities initiatives in the Digital Agenda for Europe.
- Smart cities initiatives in the Digital single market.
- Digital Bulgaria 2020
• Presentation of the program
• Normative framework
• New Generation Broadband infrastructure
• Electronic governance
• Cyber security
• Clouds. Data -Open and Big, the Internet of Things, RFID, M2M
• Internet Governance
• Intelligent transport systems, e-Call
• E-Glossary on Information Society
• Information Society Indicators
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