Improving childhood success pathways by 700%

We believe that smart city initiatives rooted in using technology as a tool to improve outcomes for people can do a lot more than integrating technology and the Internet of Things into our systems and infrastructure.

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Building interoperable and resilient smart cities with Venture Smarter and IEEE

Venture Smarter is leading P2874, which will aggregate existing and emerging protocols to streaming smart city planning efforts with a focus on interoperability and resilience. Venture Smarter and IEEE Smart Cities are collaborating with hundreds of industry partners, municipal agencies, and technology experts from groups including IoT Impact Labs, Smart Cities Council, and more.

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Connectivity, Mobility, and Resilience key themes in new "CMR Index" for places and spaces - Coming 2018

Venture Smarter announced today a collaboration with industry leaders across sectors to launch the CMR Index to help map smart city success stories and opportunity areas focused on three core themes: connectivity, mobility, and resilience. Expected to launch in early 2018, the CMR Index will score and compare spaces and places, and is set to include support resources and guides for low scoring cities, states, and regions.

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VARTECH Recap: Gov't Opportunities in Smart Cities and IoT

The impact the government has on its constituents from leveraging big data and actionable analytics should only get more desirable as more information, people places, and things are connected. (VARTECH Solution Session "Government: Opportunities in Smart Cities and IoT")

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Rhonda Binda named Director of Regional Smart Cities Initiatives

Rhonda Binda is VP Policy for Venture Smarter and is now the Director of their Regional Smart Cities Initiatives. She has a distinguished history of public service, as Deputy Director for the U.S. Department of State’s Global Intergovernmental Affairs Division, and in the West Wing of the White House, under two administrations respectively. In between her government tours she practiced technology law with Alston & Bird. 

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Creating Connectivity Corridors

Connectivity clusters are catalyzed by deploying sensors sending information to centralized data platforms and creating mesh wireless connectivity solutions for people, places, and things. This means our infrastructure - hard and soft - has to be smart and secure, allowing us to make better real-time and long-term planning decision from connecting residents to local resources to planning the next municipal infrastructure projects.

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The future of data is democratization and exchanges

Data allows us to make optimized decisions that don’t rely on gut feelings or assumptions but instead on real-results and actionable insights.  Smart Cities will have HUGE data requirements. With that in mind, we must correct the course of big data planning to avoid death by data overload and silos of data sets. Thematically, we must consider:

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Smart Cities Standards Working Group to host monthly OPEN meetings

Smart Cities, connected campuses, and advanced facilities are all leveraging advanced technology and IoT to create better experiences and optimize efficiencies. We are working together to open source agile, secure, interoperable technology standards and a supportive planning framework for municipal leaders. Interested in learning more or getting involved? Join us!

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Venture Smarter now accepts Bitcoin payments

Venture Smarter announced this week that Bitcoin may be used as a payment option for monthly and annual subscribers. The company rolled out the Bitcoin payment preference at the end of 2016 to select users using Bitpay. Now all users may enjoy the option.  

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Smart Regions Conference: Phase One Announcements (Drones Included!)

Can't make it to BB&T Arena? Tune into the livestream on October 25th! Autonomous Vehicles, artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, robotics and drones, advanced tech, and more! The Smart Regions Conference will consist of three programming blocks. (1) Speakers and Awards, (2) IoT and Innovation Showcases, (3) Smart City Leadership Workshops.

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Venture Smarter hires Miami U graduate to support growth efforts

Venture Smarter is excited to announce that Jamie Sordo has joined the team. Jaime will play a significant role in marketing efforts and operations. Venture Smarter is excited to continue on a path of growth and bring in great talent such as Jaime, who will have a deep impact on helping the company connect communities and cultivate the Internet of Things ecosystem and marketplace.

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Energy Department Announces $13.4 Million Investment in Community-based Advanced Transportation Projects

Recently, (8/23), the Energy Department (DOE) announced $13.4 million in support of five new cost-shared, community-based projects focused on energy efficient mobility systems including connected and autonomous vehicles and alternative fuel vehicles and infrastructure including natural gas, propane, biofuels, hydrogen, and electricity.

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