Posts in smart regions
Financing Smart City Development

Late last month at the second annual Smart Cincy Summit and official launch of the 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge, Oscar Bode, CEO of Smart City Capital, led a workshop discussing the challenges cities face in moving from pilot to execution, and how new public-private-partnership models can accelerate and expand smart city development efforts.

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Success in the Midwest

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.

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Cisco to Smart City Planners: Get Started

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.

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Why Resilience in Smart City Projects Directly Impacts Funding

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.

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Understanding the Internet of Everything

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.

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Solving Traffic Deaths with Smart Mobility

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.

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How Smart Transportation and Infrastructure Work Together

During the Leadership Forum, Intelligent Transportation, Systems, and Infrastructure in Smart Regions, at the Smart Regions Congress in Washington DC, leaders from across the nation convened to explore challenges, opportunities and success stories around intelligent transportation systems and smart infrastructure planning. 

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Mark Policinski will talk about infrastructure and planning at the Smart Regions Conference in Washington DC

The Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments will be among leading organizations represented at the Smart Regions Congress presented by Venture Smarter.  OKIRCOG’s CEO, Mark Policinski, will speak on the leadership forum about the current efforts taking place across the tri-state area.

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Thea Walsh of the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission will talk about driverless trucks, Hyperloop and infrastructure at the Smart Regions Congress

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission will be among leading organizations represented at the Smart Regions Congress presented by Venture Smarter. MORPC’s Director of Transportation Systems and Funding, Thea Walsh, will speak on the leadership forum about efforts taking place in her region and across the state of Ohio. 

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Kansas City CIO Bob Bennett will highlight regional efforts at the Smart Regions Congress

Kansas City CIO Bob Bennet will talk about smart city solutions looking beyond municipal limits at the Smart Regions Congress presented by Venture Smarter. The event will be held at the National Press Club on Thursday, February 15th as a part of the Regional Smart Cities Initative. Announcements about the 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge will be made.

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Smart solutions thrive beyond city limits

The smartest solutions thrive beyond city limits. Smart Regions enable smaller communities to implement smart city solutions, and focus on outcomes that put people first in our rural and suburban areas as well as our urban cores. They use technology to optimize or altogether replace failing systems and infrastructure, and in doing so alleviate otherwise strained municipal budgets.

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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.  Smart Regions Conference hosted by Venture Smarter.

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Smart Cities Are Mobile Cities: 3 Takeaways From the Smart Regions Conference

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.

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7 speakers and presenters you don't want to miss at Smart Regions Conference (10/25/2017)

The Smart Regions Conference will feature speakers and presentations in the morning, an IoT Showcase and Drone Racing throughout the day, and smart city leadership workshops in the afternoon. Experts from around the country will descend on BB&T Arena, including these 7 speakers and presenters that you don't want to miss!

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Preview the Smart Regions Conference and IoT Showcase

Last fall the City of Newport began a project to become the first "Smart City" in the Midwest, utilizing digital, communications and design technologies. This spring the City of Cincinnati announced it was looking for partners and providers to begin its smart city plans.

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