Director of Vilnius City Administration (LITHUANIA)
Povilas Poderskis started his career at Vilnius City Administration as an adviser for Mayor on IT and Open Data topics. During two years period he guided appearance of Open Data GIS Portal and various maps which are free to access for all administration and for all city community. Currently Mr. Poderskis is a Director of Vilnius City Administration. He spent most of his professional career in software solution development as a programmer or project manager, creating various scale solutions from startups, enterprise management systems, e-government solutions.
Topic name: Empowering Smart City and Open Society with ArcGIS
For more than a decade Vilnius city municipality is ArcGIS pioneer municipality in Lithuania. Growing awareness and experience how GIS capabilities could combine large cope of experts to implement systems and data that are crucial to ensure best available performance regarding wide range of Municipality responsibilities to Vilnius city society. Complexity of issues that could be managed with ArcGIS led to tipping point – signing of Esri Enterprise Agreement in 2017. By virtue of this treaty Vilnius city with eligible agencies started to setup ArcGIS platform that involves 16 municipal organizations. Now departments, responsible for territory planning, maintenance of city infrastructure, IT, GIS, public affairs and etc. collaborating and sharing various data, spatial content and many more with each other. Vilnius 3D, City development VR, public engagement on city General Plan updates are only a few successes stories that should be mentioned as highly well appreciated cases amongst the citizens of Vilnius.