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Venture Smarter's people, platform, and standards cut the chaos out of the digital transformation

"Our proprietary mapping solution helps identify where you are in the digital transformation space. Our matchmaking platform does the leg work aggregating and connecting you to validated solutions, opportunities, resources, and support,"

-Zack Huhn, President, Venture Smarter

 
 
Venture Smarter - People
 

People

Helping governments, universities, and businesses plan, fund, and implement innovative solutions and programs

 
Venture Smarter - Platform
 

Platform

The collaborative brain trust lives on and offline via the Venture Smarter Portal and Regional Initiatives

 
Venture Smarter - Standards
 

Standards

Our technology standards, planning framework, and solution certifications ensure interoperability and help planners mitigate risk

 

Testimonials

Don't just take it from us

 

"It's these connections between different stakeholders that can help solve real problems in cities today."

-Mike Stanley; CEO, TRANSITX

 

"Outstanding concept! It's kind of like matchmaking for emerging ideas and the powers who can bring them to market. Incredible minds, boundless energy, and determination to serve our world with the right kinds of change."

-Melissa Kirby; CIO, SocialHive

 

"Venture smarter has helped me get insights into problems realized by my core focus client base so they can match my solutions with their core issues."

-Jon Salisbury; CTO; Nexigen

 

 

Our Vision

Enhancing outcomes for people

Smart City solutions use technology as a tool to create better outcomes for people, businesses, and institutions. People, not products, will drive the deployment decisions while interoperable standards will ensure solutions work seamlessly city to city, state to state, and region to region. Venture Smarter is dedicated to using smart city solutions to improve outcomes in developed and developing regions worldwide.

 

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About Us

Working hard behind the scenes

Venture Smarter authored the IEEE Smart City Technology and Planning Standards and is behind launching Regional Smart Cities Initiatives. Get in touch to learn more or join us at an upcoming smart cities event. 


Led by industry experts in

Government + Technology

 

Led by technology and government experts

Venture Smarter is democratizing smart city planning. Venture Smarter is developing the Smart City Portal for members as a solution and opportunity hub. Additionally, Venture Smarter launched Regional Smart Cities Initiatives in 2017 to educate and align stakeholders around available resources and addressable opportunity areas. Moreover, Venture Smarter is leading the IEEE Standards Association Smart Cities Working Group to establish open, secure, interoperable, and agile smart city technology standards supported by a cohesive planning framework. Venture Smarter is dedicated to building smart cities and connected communities. Tap the smart cities brain trust today...

 
 

Rhonda Binda

Former Deputy Director, United States Department of State; VP Policy

Mitchell Kominsky

Former Lead Counsel, United States Senate (Leadership) Technology and Transportation Policy; VP Strategy

 

Zack Huhn

IEEE Smart City Committee, President, Venture Smarter

 

Matt Koesters

Director of Communications

 

Busayo Odunlami

Former sustainability advisor at the world bank group, VP Operations

 

Avery Griffin

Special Project Manager

 

Jamie Sordo

Marketing & Growth

 

James Haidak

International Relations

 

Colin Hicks

IP and Research

 

JR Hazenfield

Business Development

 

Jon Salisbury

Technology Advisor, Product and Standards

 

Frank Ellin

Events Manager

 

Greg Akers 

Board of Advisors; CTO, Cisco Systems S&T

 

Manu Bhardwaj

Advisor; Mastercard, Formerly State Dept.