Innovation, Inclusion and the Workforce of the Future
Showcasing for the first time late last month, the Smart Regions Conference brought together a diverse group of leaders to discuss opportunities in Smart Cities. Rhonda Binda (Venture Smarter), Bjorn Simmons (Wyzerr), Michael Beck (Code for Kids), Austin Lee (Northern Kentucky University), Jason Miller (Centric Consulting), and Seema Shah (LaGuardia Community College) collaborate on 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.
The panel stressed the importance of and strategies for incorporating STEM programs focused in urban areas and on girls, as fewer girls, Latinos, and African-Americans are studying to prepare for jobs of the present and future in technology. New skills will also be needed. According to the World Economic Forum, as more jobs are automated, skills such as creativity, customer service, and emotional intelligence have more of a premium. We also discussed Bloomberg’s guiding principle of technology made “with” and not “for” people and what concrete steps to take to make it more of a reality.
The panel agreed upon the importance of a leadership exchange like Venture Smarter to match programs with opportunities and inform policy.
It will take a multifaceted approach to address the challenges of defeating the digital divide and achieving economic inclusion in this 4th industrial revolution.
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.
Leaders in the cybersecurity space discuss challenges and opportunities in smart cities and connected communities.
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.
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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Venture Smarter will announce plans to release CMRi - the Connectivity, Mobility, and Resilience Index for cities and regions. The City of Cincinnati will release an RFP for regional transportation solutions, and dozens of presenters and showcasers will feature emerging and autonomous transportation and infrastructure solutions throughout the day
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