2008 Annual MCE Conference
"TRANSFORMATION OF LOCAL ADMINISTRATION"
Rijeka, June 9 – 11, 2008
From 9 to 11 June 2008, the City of Rijeka will host the 27th Annual Conference of the Major Cities of Europe – IT Users Group (MCE).
The Conference will be participated by many European cities reperesentatives - MCE members, as well as European ICT experts. Targets of the Conference are: exchange of experience, setting of guidelines for further ICT development within the local government and the role of ICT in the transformation of local administration.
Main topics of the Conference are:
Internal preparation for Business Transformation
Strategy, Priorities, Transforming IT organization, Process reengineering, Operations, Working with users, Governance, Return of investment
ICT and Internal preparation for Business Transformation
Paperless administration, Impact of SOA, Outsourcing vs. Insourcing, Models and decision criteria, Shared Service Centers
ICT and External preparation for Business Transformation
Data should move, not constituents, Interoperability, Integration, Standardization, Openness, Web 2.0, Broadband, Digital communities, E-democracy, Multi Channel Strategy, Impact of Bolkestein EU Directive on “single market for services“
Rijeka is the principal seaport of Croatia, located in Kvarner Bay, an inlet of the Adriatic Sea. There are 150,000 inhabitants and it is an administrative, cultural and university centre of a region with over 350,000 residents. According to the number of inhabitants, Rijeka is Croatia's third largest city, however, according to its economical and other importance, Rijeka holds the second position, after our capital of Zagreb. People of this region are well known for their openness to new ideas. A number of recent initiatives related to developing urban tourism with interesting events taking place on a rich industrial and cultural heritage are making the city a truly fascinating and fun place to visit.
The City authority has been working with ICT for a long time to meet demands of citizens, aiming to enable an information and knowledge society for all.
We look forward to welcoming you in Rijeka at the 27th Annual Conference of Major Cities of Europe.
Vojko Obersnel, M.S.
Mayor of the City of Rijeka