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 just minutes outside of downtown Cincinnati. The roundtables will happen in the morning following the welcome and keynote speakers. The afternoon panels will focus on Smart City technologies and topics including autonomous transportation, dynamic public transit, energy and sustainability, and cyber-security.
The City of Cincinnati, The City of Hamilton, and the Ohio Kentucky Indiana Regional Council of Governments will all present their efforts relating to Regional Smart Cities Initiatives. Karen Jackson, Secretary of Technology at the Commonwealth of Virginia will also give remarks on building smart states focused on connectivity, mobility, and resilience.
Anil Menon (Cisco Global President, Smart+ Connected Communities,) Hardik Bhatt (Amazon Global Lead, Smart Cities,) and other global leaders will be speaking, participating, and attending.
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.
Thea Walsh, Transportation Systems and Funding Director for the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission, laid out a long list of the state’s projects and progress at the Intelligent Transportation, Systems, and Infrastructure in Smart Regions panel discussion hosted at last month’s Smart Regions Congress in Washington, DC.
The future of transportation is with autonomous fleet vehicles, autonomous shuttles, and solving safety problems with current traffic injuries and fatalities. Intelligent Transportation Society of America's Jason Goldman shares these smart mobility efforts on the Leadership Forum at Venture Smarter's Smart Regions Congress in Washington DC.
10:45 AM - Defeating the Heroin and Opiate Epidemic
- Tom Synan
- Jennifer Brown
- Ashel Kreutzkamp
- Prasad Chalasani
- Kelly Polpilio
- Zack Huhn
10:45 AM - Ending childhood poverty and homelessness, and defeating the digital divide
- Josh Spring
- Sarah Trimble-Oliver
- Russ Middleton
- Michael Beck
- James Canfield
10:45 AM - Clean Water and Clean Air
- Katrina Ekard
- Maria Dayton
- Sudhir Kshirsagar
- and more!