Ethos has been selected to be a committee member of the BSI Smart City initiative. The UK Government Department of Business, Innovation and Skills aims to support and speed-up the development and take-up of Smart City products and services and to provide assurance to citizens that risks are being managed appropriately.

Because of this it has sponsored the British Standards Institute to create a framework of guidelines, metrics, information management processes and technical standards based on good practices employed in the UK and globally.

 While the focus is on the UK, the work is being conducted in partnership with European and International standards bodies, as it is recognised that standards and approaches developed for the UK need to be consistent with those developed internationally.