Northern Kentucky Innovation Network has been a partner of the Smart Cincy effort (Regional Smart Cities Initiative in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana) since the very beginning. We are excited to welcome them as a partner and sponsor for the first Smart Regions Conference this Fall!
UpTech, Northern Kentucky's award winning startup accelerator, will be among the showcasing organizations at the Innovation Village within the Smart Regions Conference at BB&T Arena on Wednesday, October 25th. UpTech has hosted several Smart Cincy working group meetings and roundtable events and has been a partner of the Regional Smart Cities Initiative since its founding.
IDC's Mark Zannoni will be speaking at the Smart Regions Conference at BB&T Arena on October 25th about smart cities and the integration of the Internet of Things. Specifically, Mark will be presenting insights related to advanced transportation, connected vehicles and infrastructure, and economic development drivers in smart cities.
Autonomous Vehicle experts, industry leaders, and research institutions will highlight and showcase their work on the Internet of Transportation showcase area just outside of the arena. Inside, Automation Alley will feature the latest in commercialized automated technologies ranging from delivery drones and factory robots to transit vehicles and AI software.
Northern Kentucky leaders including the Mayor of Newport KY Jerry Peluso, County Commissioner Tom Lampe, and Executive Director of the Regional Smart Cities Initiative Zack Huhn meet with USDOT, state DOT, and regional leaders from OKI about integrating bikeable solutions into smart city transportation planning as they pass through Newport KY. Yay Bikes! hosted the smart city bike tour.
Jamaica’s business leaders excited to defeat the digital divide with broadband access, applaud Governor Cuomo for $100mm Downtown Revitalization Initiative sparking Digital Districts efforts.
Smart Regions go beyond city limits. Microsoft is aiming to connect 2 million people with its own investments, and eventually helping partners serve more than 20 million people with rural broadband connections
The IoT Innovation Village will be an interactive area highlighting the people and products that are being developed and deployed leveraging advances in IoT capabilities to create smart cities, connected communities, and advanced facilities.
Michael Bloomberg believes that our country’s cities will be the drivers of progress and policy in the United States. That’s why he has committed has committed $200 million to the American Cities Initiative, which aims to develop programs that achieve three goals: