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US Congress Accelerating Smart Infrastructure and Policy Planning

Members of Congress are working together to explore and integrate smart technologies into infrastructure and policy planning. The U.S. Congressional Smart Cities Caucus - led by Reps. Yvette Clarke (D-NY) and Darrell Issa (R-CA) - is accelerating that pursuit.

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Rhonda Binda shortlisted in Europe's 2018 Smart Cities People's Choice Award

Venture Smarter's VP of Policy, Rhonda Binda, has been shortlisted for the 2018 Smart Cities People's Choice Award and needs your vote!  The award is part of the IoT World Series and the winner will be announced at the Smart to Future Cities Summit on Wednesday, April 25th in London.  Among 6 others shortlisted, Rhonda is the only representative from the United States!

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Smart Regions Congress: Meet the Speakers [RSCI]

RSCI has announced speakers and forum leaders for the Smart Regions Congress event in Washington DC on February 15th.  The interdisciplinary group of leaders will explore and discuss the challenges and successes that arise when building smart regions that put people first. 

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What Authoring Various Technology Laws Taught Me About Running A Startup

Building a technology startup is hard. You must pinpoint and clearly define a meaningful problem, create a validated solution, and address your customer’s needs in a valuable proposition... Many people are surprised when I suggest that crafting and, ultimately, passing legislation into law, as a staffer on Capitol Hill has many parallels to running a startup.

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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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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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Venture Smarter makes key hires, plans for growth

In April, Rhonda Binda spoke at the Smart Cincy Summit during her first visit to Cincinnati, OH. This summer, she announced she will join Cincinnati based Venture Smarter as the Vice President of Policy to help build smart cities and connected communities. Rhonda joins Mithell Kominsky, Busayo Odunlami...

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Manu Bhardwaj to join Venture Smarter's Board of Advisors

Venture Smarter is excited to announce that Manu Bhardwaj (Center for Inclusivity, Mastercard, Formerly United States Department of State) will join the board of advisors alongside Zack Huhn, Greg Akers, Mitch Kominsky, Rhonda Binda, and Jon Salisbury. Venture Smarter is a new company that sprouted out of the Venture Strategy Partners think tank geared towards streamlining solutions and implementations for smart cities, connected campuses, and advanced facilities. More details coming soon.

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Greg Akers (Cisco Systems) to join Venture Smarter's Board of Directors

Venture Smarter is excited to announce that Gregory Neil Akers (CTO, Cisco Systems Security and Trust Organization) will join the board of directors alongside Zack Huhn, Mitch Kominsky, Rhonda Binda, and Jon Salisbury. Venture Smarter is a new company that sprouted out of the Venture Strategy Partners think tank geared towards streamlining solutions and implementations for smart cities, connected campuses, and advanced facilities. More details coming soon.

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