5 Key Takeaways and All Videos from the Second Annual Smart Cincy Summit

 City of Cincinnati Councilmember PG Sittenfeld welcomes guests to the Second Annual Smart Cincy Summit and shines a light on recent 'Smart Cincy' procurements and projects coming out of City Hall

City of Cincinnati Councilmember PG Sittenfeld welcomes guests to the Second Annual Smart Cincy Summit and shines a light on recent 'Smart Cincy' procurements and projects coming out of City Hall

At the Second Annual Smart Cincy Summit speakers and presenters across sectors and agencies shined a bright light on their success stories, challenges, and opportunities to collaborate to accelerate the development of smart city efforts across Cincinnati and the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Region. Local, state and federal government leaders, academic and research leaders, and innovators from leading companies all contributed as speakers and panelists ahead of the afternoon presentation sessions covering a range of topics led by chairs of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Global City Teams Challenge - Transportation, Public Safety, Utilities (water, energy, waste management,) Education and Workforce Development, Wireless and IoT, and Funding and Financing Smart City Projects via Public-Private-Partnerships.

(SCROLL DOWN TO VIEW VIDEOS FROM THE SPEAKERS, PANELISTS, AND PRESENTERS)

5 Key Takeaways:

  1. Smart City efforts must close the gap - the digital divide, the socioeconomic divide, and the quality of life disparities
     

  2. New public-private-partnerships and planning strategies are required to enable the pursuit of smart and connected development efforts across the city and region - this includes new policy considerations and financing mechanisms that promote the integration of smart and connected technologies
     

  3. Technology is evolving at such a rapid rate that we must consider how we will prepare and educate the workforce of the future to not only develop and manage the advanced systems, but to lift up residents and neighborhoods with equitable social mobility and economic development opportunities
     

  4. Cincinnati and the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Region are positioned to become a test-bed for smart city innovations such as connected and autonomous transportation, advanced robotics and artificial intelligence, and leading efforts around data and analytics (see announcements, below)
     

  5. Cincinnati-based Venture Smarter announced $50 million in available project funding for winners of their 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge, which is a part of the Regional Smart Cities Initiative that was first launched in the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana region in 2016

Smart Cincy Summit 2018 Partners and Sponsors