4 fun facts about the Smart Regions Conference and IoT Showcase
Save the date for Wednesday, October 25 as Venture Smarter will host the Smart Regions Conference and IoT Showcase at BB&T Arena beginning at 9am. Guests from around the country will join in person and via the live stream to discover, explore, connect, and collaborate with industry leaders and stakeholders dedicated to building smart cities and connected communities.
A Few Fun Facts:
1. Each guest will receive a 3D Printed Keychain
2. A Hyperloop Pod that won awards at the SpaceX challenge will be on display
3. Professional pilots will race drones in the main arena through a brightly lit course and each guest will have the opportunity to give their thumbs a test on the drone challenge course "bunny hill"
4. Hundreds of companies, government agencies, and universities will attend the largest Smart Cities gathering in the Midwest (we are beating our own record from the Spring summit!)
At the Smart Regions Congress in Washington DC, Co-founder of the Colorado Smart Cities Alliance, Jake Rishavy, talked about addressing some of society's most pressing problems by co-creating the next generation of technologies using a test bed at multi-city scale.
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.