5 Key Takeaways and All Videos from the Second Annual Smart Cincy Summit
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.
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5 Key Takeaways:
Smart City efforts must close the gap - the digital divide, the socioeconomic divide, and the quality of life disparities
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
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
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)
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
Venture Smarter founder Zack Huhn welcomes guests and live stream viewers to the Second Annual Smart Cincy Summit where local, regional and national leaders were able to highlight smart city success stories, challenges, and opportunities to collaborate across government, business and academia at the Second Annual Smart Cincy Summit.
At the Second Annual Smart Cincy Summit Councilmember PG Sittenfeld shined a light on recent Smart City efforts in Cincinnati, OH, and welcomed leaders and innovators to continue making Cincinnati a better place to live, work, and visit leveraging smart and connected technologies.
At the Second Annual, Smart Cincy Summit City of Cincinnati Councilmember Tamaya Dennard talked about the opportunities created by smart and connected technologies and strategies to close the gap for people across the city regardless of socioeconomic or physical barriers.
Cintrifuse leader Eric Weissman shares an African proverb to kick-off the Second Annual Smart Cincy Summit at Union Hall in Cincinnati's Over-the-Rhine neighborhood.
At the Second Annual Smart Cincy Summit Dr. Kelly Cohen from the University of Cincinnati talked about the role of advanced transportation technologies such as drones or UAVs and artificial intelligence in creating smarter mobility solutions of the future.
Drive Ohio's Managing Director of Local Affairs, Andrew Bremer, shares insight into Governor Kasich's launch of Drive Ohio - the statewide smart mobility program - and gives context to the program's vision while speaking at the Smart Cincy Summit.
From improving operational efficiencies to enabling artificial intelligence, functional databases are crucial in building smart cities. Franco Amalfi, who is the Director of Innovation and Smart Cities for Oracle Public Sector North America, discusses the role of data in smart cities and regions at the second annual Smart Cincy Summit.
When it comes to building smart regions, Jean Rice wants to make sure every community knows that they do NOT have to start from scratch. Jean Rice is NTIA's Senior Broadband Program Specialist for BroadbandUSA (an initiative of the United States Department of Commerce). By taking advantage of the various resources made available at the federal level and by participating in working groups for cross-sector collaboration, communities will better be able to define how they will get where they want to go.
Scott Tousley - who is Deputy Director of the Cybersecurity Division for the United States Department of Homeland Security, Science & Technology - explains how DHS is supporting the bottom-up approach to building smart cities and regions at the second annual Smart Cincy Summit. By working directly with local/municipal governments to bridge the operational disconnect between security, privacy and safety, DHS hopes to prevent agencies from creating very successful systems that are very susceptible to ransom.
Smart Cincy was pleased to have Oscar Bode, CEO of Smart City Capital, lead an afternoon smart planning workshop titled, 'Funding and Financing Smart City Development' at the second annual Smart Cincy Summit.
At the Second Annual Smart Cincy Summit leaders from government, academia, and the private sector discussed how advanced transportation technologies and capabilities and guiding planning decisions to better connect people to jobs, healthcare, education, and leisure while leaning on the cutting edge of smart mobility. Moderator: Robyn Bancroft, Director of Strategic Initiatives, OKI Regional Council of Governments Panelists: John Gardocki, AICP, Service Analyst, Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) Jiaqi Ma, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction Management, University of Cincinnati Pete Metz, Dir. of Transportation Policy, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce Andrew Bremer, Managing Director of Local Affairs, Drive Ohio
At the Second Annual Smart Cincy Summit government, academic, and business leaders discussed the future of mobility, and what they are doing to research and develop these new solutions that will bring about immense change in the way people and freight moves from place to place. Moderator: Brian Cobb, Chief Innovation Officer, CVG Airport Panelists: Dr. Shaaban Abdallah, Professor of Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics, University of Cincinnati Dr. Kelly Cohen, Professor of Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics, University of Cincinnati Thea Walsh, Dir. of Transportation Systems & Funding, Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission Mike Stanley, Founder and CEO, TransitX
At the Second Annual Smart Cincy Summit leaders engaged in a panel discussion and open Q&A focused on assessing and mitigating risks ranging from cyberphysical security to environmental impact.
At the second annual Smart Cincy Summit, Michael Dunaway and Dean Skidmore - who represent the Public Safety Supercluster in National Institute of Standards and Technology's Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC) - call upon Cincinnati to formally join their collaborative efforts in improving public safety and resilience within smart connected communities.
Representing Joint Venture Silicon Valley and the Wireless Supercluster from National Institute of Standards and Technology's Global City Teams Challenge, Dr. Mo Shakouri leads the smart planning workshop titled "Wireless, Data and IoT Planning for Interoperability" at the second annual Smart Cincy Summit.
Pipeline H2O's second cohort gave their pitches in front of regional leaders during the 'lunch-n-learn' break at the second annual Smart Cincy Summit. Pipeline H2O is an accelerator focused on commercializing the world's leading water-based startup technologies.
Joining Smart Cincy for the Second Annual Smart Cincy Summit and Community Day, Mark Samaan presented the Better Bus Coalition's vision for Greater Cincinnati's future transit as an equitable, connected and data-driven network.