Data-driven innovation at critical infrastructures: Leveraging data to enhance infrastructure availability

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We seek to understand why data generated by disruptive technologies such as smart sensors are not being leveraged for enhanced maintenance. Our research is framed as a contracting problem, in the context of critical infrastructures (e.g., roads, bridges, etc.), for which maintenance is outsourced to specialist contractors. Preliminary analyses produced three main findings: 1) rigid contracts inhibit the adoption of disruptive technologies and making adjustments to specifications regarding data-sharing; 2) lack of alignment between contractual provisions and the overall objectives of the contracting party; and 3) ineffective incentive schemes which reward the wrong behaviours or are very disproportional in size.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 28th International IPSERA Conference
Subtitle of host publicationArt and Science of Procurement
Place of PublicationMilano
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event28th IPSERA Conference - Milan, Italy
Duration: 14 Apr 201917 Apr 2019


Conference28th IPSERA Conference


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