OpenDataSoft Named 2016 IDC Innovator in Smart City Open Data Platform Market

Paris, France and Chapel Hill, N.C. – May 26, 2016 – OpenDataSoft Named 2016 IDC Innovator in Smart City Open Data Platform Market

OpenDataSoft is pleased to announce that it has been named an IDC Innovator in the IDC Innovators: Smart City Open Data Platforms, 2016 (doc #US41154416, May 2016) report. IDC Innovators reports present a set of vendors chosen by an IDC analyst within a specific market that offer an innovative new technology, a groundbreaking approach to an existing issue, and/or an interesting new business model.

“We are honored to have been given this recognition by IDC,” says Jean-Marc Lazard, co-founder and CEO of OpenDataSoft. “Our customers and many other users have been key in helping us evolve the platform. We’ve tried to continue its development to fit with the exciting projects they’ve wanted to begin, while also trying to anticipate the future features that they might want to see. We are pleased to see how our collaboration with them is playing a role in shaping the future of the Open Data Smart City ecosystem.”

He further notes:

“While features like APIs and real-time data processing are central to our technology, we believe that the true potential of the smart city lies in citizen empowerment. This means that regardless of an actor’s technical capabilities, he or she should be able to easily understand, reuse, and share all kinds of data. Through this access to information, combined with advanced APIs, cities provide an essential resource to spur a truly collaborative and innovative community.”

This resource is being leveraged not only by cities, but also by private sector users such as transportation and energy providers, in addition to water infrastructure companies processing water-meter data who have adopted the solution. They help their public-sector counterparts begin to create smart city ecosystems centered on data. These ecosystems will almost certainly continue to develop into innovative clusters, thanks to the availability of data as a resource.

Contact Laura Wilber, OpenDataSoft, laura.wilber@opendatasoft.com

About OpenDataSoft

Founded in 2011, OpenDataSoft develops a turnkey SaaS platform designed for smart and easy transformation of all types of data into innovative services (APIs, data visualizations, real-time monitoring). Its mission: make it easier for business users to publish, share, and reuse data.

Headquartered in Paris, France, OpenDataSoft powers data sharing portals for customers such as the City and County of Durham, the City of Paris and the Paris Regional Government, the City of Brussels, Veolia, m2ocity, the French Ministry of National Education Higher Education and Research, Total, AXA, and the French National Railway Company.

More at www.opendatasoft.com and Twitter: @opendatasoft.

About IDC Innovators Research

IDC Innovators reports present a set of vendors chosen by an IDC analyst within a specific market that offer an innovative new technology, a groundbreaking approach to an existing issue, and/or an interesting new business model. It is not an exhaustive evaluation of all companies in a segment or a comparative ranking of the companies. IDC Innovator and IDC Innovators are trademarks of International Data Group, Inc.


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