Mobility A Key Theme at the #SmartRegions Conference on October 25th
BB&T Arena on campus at NKU will play host to the Smart Regions Conference and IoT Showcase on Wednesday, October 25th. Local, regional, and national leaders in technology, government, research, and education will come together to explore smart city success stories, challenges, and collaboration opportunities looking through a smart and connected lens.
Venture Smarter will announce plans to release CMRi - the Connectivity, Mobility, and Resilience Index for cities and regions. The City of Cincinnati will make announcements related to smart cities and transportation, and dozens of presenters and showcasers will feature emerging and autonomous transportation and infrastructure solutions throughout the day, including but certainly not limited to:
- Hyperloop's team at UC
- and many more!
Our friends in government focused on transit and transportation will be in good company:
- Ohio Kentucky Indiana Regional Council of Governments
- Ohio Department of Transportation
- City of Cincinnati
- City of Hamilton
- City of Dayton
- City of Newport
- and many more!
If you have questions or are interested in attending the event, click here to learn more or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recently, Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Columbus have all been ramping up efforts around smart technology and policy planning and development. At the state level, leaders have recently formed Drive Ohio, and have been actively investing in growing tech-based and tech-enabled economies.
As the Chief Innovation Officer for the City of Kansas City, Missouri, Bob Bennett leads the Smart City initiatives. At Venture Smarter's Smart Regions Congress in Washington DC, he shared 3 lessons learned while leading those initiatives.
The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology division is dedicated to collaboration across sectors, focusing on public safety, security, privacy, and commerce. André Hentz spoke about their efforts at the Smart Regions Congress in Washington DC on February 15, 2018.
TJ Costello of Cisco expresses alignment with Venture Smarter's priority to address security in connectivity, as well as the critical requirements of data governance policy to position regions for success. He spoke at the Smart Regions Congress, including the "Internet of Everything, Connectivity and Security in Smart Regions" leadership forum.
At the Smart Regions Congress, Chief Tom Synan shared his perspective of the opioid epidemic and stressed the importance of collaboration among those involved with both the problem and the solution. He also spoke on the "Internet of Everything, Connectivity and Security in Smart Regions" panel with Chris Resendez, TJ Costello, André Hentz, and Bob Bennett to discuss cyber-physical security and mitigating risk.
On the "Internet of Everything, Connectivity and Security in Smart Regions" panel, Chris Rezendes from Context Labs weighed in alongside TJ Costello (Director of Smart Cities and IoT, Cisco Americas), André Hentz (Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Science and Technology, U.S. Department of Homeland Security), Bob Bennett (CIO, Kansas City) and Tom Synan (Chief, Newtown Police Department) to discuss cyber-physical security and mitigating risk.
At the Smart Regions Congress in Washington DC, leaders from the public and private sector share challenges, opportunities and success stories as part of the leadership forum, The Internet of Everything: Connectivity and Security in Smart Regions.