Sicrhau bod cyfle gan bobl i fod yn rhan o drawsnewidiad Dinas Glyfar Caerdydd
Mae’r modd y cydweithiwn ac y rhannwn wybodaeth o fewn y ddinas yn bwysig. I lwyddo fel dinas glyfar credwn y dylai pobl arwain popeth a wnawn. Mae angen i ni ymgysylltu â’n dinasyddion, busnesau, prifysgolion, byrddau iechyd, elusennau, grwpiau cymunedol a busnesau a mentrau newydd er mwyn sicrhau ein bod yn creu dinas glyfar sy’n diwallu eu hanghenion a’u disgwyliadau.
Mae anghenion amrywiol gan y Ddinas ac mae heriau anodd o’n blaenau. Dim ond trwy gydweithredu ac ymgysylltu y llwyddwn i ddatrys yr heriau hyn.
I gyflawni’r genhadaeth hon bydd gofyn i Gaerdydd weithio ar y canlynol:
Byddwn yn sicrhau bod holl randdeiliaid y ddinas yn rhan o’n taith dinas glyfar – mae hyn yn cynnwys ein dinasyddion, busnesau, prifysgolion, trydydd sector, partneriaid iechyd, gwasanaethau brys, entrepreneuriaid, busnesau newydd a chyrff cyhoeddus. Er mwyn i Gaerdydd esblygu’n ddinas glyfar mae angen iddi wneud y defnydd gorau o syniadau clyfar ac edrych am ddulliau newydd blaengar o ddatrys problemau a datblygu gwasanaethau. Drwy weithio gyda’n gilydd gallwn ddatblygu mannau byw, gweithio a chwarae gwell sy’n ateb anghenion pawb yn y Brifddinas.
Mae rhai o brifysgolion gorau’r DU yn y ddinas ac mae wedi dod yn hyb i arloeswyr, gyda busnesau entrepreneuraidd yn codi ym mhob cwr o’r ddinas. Mae ein Byrddau Iechyd, partneriaid sector cyhoeddus, trydydd sector a busnesau yn gweithio ar ac yn cwblhau ystod o brojectau amrywiol. Fodd bynnag, mewn ambell achos mae un cynhwysyn hanfodol ar goll – ‘cydgysylltu’ yr holl weithgareddau a’r projectau amrywiol hyn fel y gall pobl rannu gwybodaeth, cydweithio a helpu i ddatrys rhai o’r heriau sy’n wynebu’r ddinas. Mae angen i ni gynnig mecanwaith lle mae cyfle gan bobl i rannu syniadau, arbenigedd a gwybodaeth fel bod ymwybyddiaeth gan bawb o’r gwaith da sy’n cael ei wneud ledled y ddinas.
Mae cyfle cyffrous gennym i greu ymagwedd mwy ‘cyd-gysylltiedig’. Byddwn yn ymgysylltu â’r ddinas ac yn gwella cydweithredu fel y gallwn weithio gyda’n gilydd i wneud Caerdydd yn ddinas fwy clyfar. Byddwn yn defnyddio ystod o ddulliau ac offer ymgysylltu digidol a rhai nad sy’n ddigidol fel bod cyfle gan bawb i gymryd rhan. Y nod fydd cyflymu ein dyheadau dinas glyfar drwy fanteisio i’r eithaf ar y sgiliau a’r arbenigedd sydd yn y ddinas.
Council employees need to be empowered and given the opportunity to contribute their ideas in to the smart city space. Various departments within the council will be involved in implementing ‘smart approaches’ so we need to ensure that employee engagement is a priority. Involving employees will help us quickly and effectively transform the city.
We will ask our employees to step outside of their existing delivery processes, and look for new ways to improve the city. We want them to explore and identify new opportunities that will make a difference. Sometimes, it’s the little things that make a difference such as ‘process redesign’ which can create efficiencies and bring real value to our citizens.
We will involve employees in decision making so they are involved in everything that we do. In order to drive the city forward we must show employees that we respect their expertise and listen to their views. We will look to support ‘smart’ ideas and action feedback with the intention to continually improve and transform the city. Our smart city approach will be embedded into our workplace culture to ensure that we are constantly innovating and maximising outcomes.
– A Cardiff standard
Cardiff is committed to getting the best from its staff and as a result it has created an ‘Employee Charter’ which is a statement of what the council will do for its employees and what it can expect in return.
The charter defines a ‘Cardiff Standard’ which details clear values and priorities that everyone who works in the organisation will need to know and aspire to. It will play a key role in helping to embed the Council’s new values of being Open, Fair and Together.
We aim to tackle digital exclusion by ensuring everyone has the capability to access online services and has a ‘voice’ in shaping services for the future.
We will design services which meet the needs of our users without them having to understand the intricacies of council processes and remove barriers which prevent people from accessing online services.
We have a rapidly growing digital tech sector in Cardiff and we need to ensure that this momentum continues. To support this growth we need to ensure that pupils and students are provided with the ‘right’ digital skills to prepare them for the work place of the future. We need to showcase the opportunities that are presently available and give them sight of emerging opportunities that will arise from the progression of technology (such as artificial intelligence and nanoscience).
To ensure we are prepared for the rapid growth in the digital tech sector we will work with our schools, colleges, universities, public bodies and businesses to ensure that current and future needs are met whilst ensuring nobody is left behind.
– Bringing the public and private sector together to connect young people
Cardiff Council has established Cardiff Commitment which brings the public and private sectors together to work in partnership connecting young people to the vast range of opportunities available in the world of work.
Cardiff Commitments role is varied and its work includes bringing employers to schools to do industry talks, work skills training, promoting apprenticeships in the area, as well as offering mentoring and support. The initiative has been hugely successful with over 170 employers pledging support with new employers be added on a daily basis.
The main goal of Cardiff Commitment is to ensure that all young people in the city eventually secure a job that enables them to reach their full potential whilst contributing to the economic growth of the city.
If you are an employer who is interested in pledging support then visit the Cardiff Commitment website.
Strategic partnerships are important to us as they allow us to share expertise and get access to a broader range of resources and expertise. It is important to us that we choose partners who share our values and commitment to make Cardiff a better place to live, work and visit.
Cardiff will look to forge strong smart city partnerships to accelerate its smart city aspirations and achieve its common goal of improving the city. We already have a number of successful partnerships set up such as the Cardiff Partnership and Cardiff Public Services board.
Our universities and businesses have a vital role to play in making Cardiff a Smart city. They are often using and researching cutting edge technology which could help address the challenges that the city faces. Technology is progressing rapidly and it is difficult for local authorities to keep up with this rate of change. It is important that we set up partnerships with our universities and businesses so that we can work together to evaluate new digital technologies and determine if they can ‘add value’ to our smart city aspirations.
We will set up cluster partnerships where expertise and experience from across the city can get together to tackle specific smart city projects. Working in partnership will create evident and tangible benefits for the city.
– improving economic outcomes
The Cardiff Capital Region City Deal (CCRCD) partnership brought together the 10 South East Wales local authorities, the UK and Welsh Government to work together to improve economic outcomes for the South East Wales region.
The City Deal is building on the region’s sectoral strengths, its current skills base and three successful universities, creating a regional way of working which has never been seen before in South East Wales, developing a region where people want to live and work.
This is an enormous undertaking, which has involved all authorities working closely with stakeholders to ensure that the aims and the objectives of the City Deal are met.