This spring Venture Smarter leaders brought Tube Transportation experts to Ohio at the Smart Cincy Summit to talk about Hyperloop and Evacuated Tube Transportation. This summer, Hyperloop leaders and transportation experts in Ohio collaborated to propose a Columbus connection for the Hyperloop corridor. This is in addition to a separate, but complimentary statewide effort in Ohio to connect Cincinnati, Columbus, and Cleveland regions with smart mobility solutions and corridors inclusive of autonomous and advanced transportation and next generation transportation infrastructure that was sparked by Smart Columbus and the USDOT Smart Cities Challenge Grant. Here is what the Columbus Dispatch reported about the "win" for Columbus and Ohio:
"The Columbus connection of a high-speed transportation network is one of 10 international finalists. "That means basically we are amongst an elite group worldwide ... that now are going to explore" possibly implementing the project, Terri Flora, spokeswoman for the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission, said Thursday."
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Hyperloop technologies will be on display and experts in full force at the Smart Regions Conference at BB&T Arena on October 25th.
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.