Innovation, Inclusion and the Workforce of the Future

At the Innovation, Inclusion and the Workforce of the Future panel, experts led a passionate discussion on the jobs of the future, how to close the digital divide and how to make decisions around smart city technology deployment equitable.  Smart Regions Conference hosted by Venture Smarter.

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Smart Cities Are Mobile Cities: 3 Takeaways From the Smart Regions Conference

Among various Smart City Workshops, Toby Asbury, Mark Samaan, Jiaqui Ma, Wade Johnston, Mike Doenges and Busayo Odunlami discuss Smart Cities are Mobile Cities at the Smart Regions Conference hosted by Venture Smarter.

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Roundtable discussions will tackle regions' most urgent issues at the Smart Regions Conference

Defeating the heroin and opiate epidemic, ending childhood poverty and homelessness, defeating the digital divide, and focusing on clean water and clean air might not be what you think about when you hear "smart cities," but we refuse to ignore our region's most pressing issues and these will be key topics of featured roundtable discussions at the Smart Regions Conference at BB&T Arena on Wednesday, October 25th

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6 High Tech Experiences at the Smart Regions Conference IoT Showcase (Oct 25 at BB&T Arena)

The Smart Regions Conference will include the Midwest's first IoT Showcase at BB&T Arena. The event will welcome leaders in government, technology, and academia as the technologies that will build our cities of the future will be on display throughout the day. The IoT Showcase will highlight smart city innovations and will include the "IoT Playground" to enhance the interactive experience.

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7 speakers and presenters you don't want to miss at Smart Regions Conference (10/25/2017)

The Smart Regions Conference will feature speakers and presentations in the morning, an IoT Showcase and Drone Racing throughout the day, and smart city leadership workshops in the afternoon. Experts from around the country will descend on BB&T Arena, including these 7 speakers and presenters that you don't want to miss!

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Preview the Smart Regions Conference and IoT Showcase

Last fall the City of Newport began a project to become the first "Smart City" in the Midwest, utilizing digital, communications and design technologies. This spring the City of Cincinnati announced it was looking for partners and providers to begin its smart city plans.

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Smart Regions Conference: Phase Two Announcements!

Who, what, when, where, why, and how... Get the details and create your event day calendar for the first Midwest IoT Showcase and Smart Regions Conference on Wednesday, October 25th at BB&T Arena. Tickets and exhibition passes are nearly sold out. 

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Smart Regions Challenge: What is your future vision?

Ahead of the Smart Regions Conference, we want to hear from you! The challenge is to ideate and share an in-depth view of your future vision for your city and region. What components does it include? What is the experience for residents and visitors? What makes your vision possible? What will it take to create?

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New Director Named to Lead Regional Smart Cities Initiatives

Rhonda Binda will assume the role as the Director of the Regional Smart Cities Initiative effective October 1st, 2017. As a part of the founding team, Rhonda leads Venture Smarter's government and education group and works with stakeholders to research, plan, fund, and build smart cities and connected communities. Rhonda's added role in leading RSCI will enable her to facilitate leadership and education efforts that focus on using technology as a tool to improve outcomes for people. 

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