The purpose of the San José Smart City Advisory Board is to tap the rich experience and expertise of the local business community and help achieve Mayor Sam Liccardo’s vision of making the San José City the smartest city on the planet. The San José Smart City vision was articulated and approved in mid-2016 and states:
“Just as the world looks to Silicon Valley to provide the most creative, impactful technologies to disrupt industries and transform lifestyles, so too can San José become a global leader for civic innovation. Becoming a “smart city” means that game-changing technologies and data-driven decision-making will drive continuous improvement in how City Hall serves our community, and to promote concrete benefits in safety, sustainability, economic opportunity, and quality of life for our constituents”.
The above requirements are for the benefit of the public, the city of San José, and any vendors that want to preserve their right to participate in a future procurement.