Let's talk smart cities - Daily Roundup - 6/2
Want to talk Smart Cities? So do we. Venture Smarter is bringing together people + technology in #smartcities. Here is our Daily Roundup.
Artificial intelligence plays key role in securing smart cities, but people are 'sensors' too
Artificial intelligence can use predictive analytics to track crime in a location by detecting anomalies and faces. This AI is just as vulnerable to cyber threats, though, which is why Singapore is investing $528 million, or 22 percent of their tech budget, to security developments.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Who will lead Smart Cities — SMEs, MNCs or Governments?
Several leaders from legal, IT and infrastructure backgrounds gathered in Hong Kong to speak about Smart Cities in the scope of transportation, TMT, energy and consulting. The central topic: what are the roles of startups, corporate leaders, and governments in the smart technology age?
Wollondilly Council want to make the shire smarter and they need your help
Wollondilly Shire, a local government area on the south-western edge of Sydney, is striving to enhance their council through technological investments. Already, they have refurbished their library to offer free Wi-Fi and introduced live web streaming into council meetings.
Smart city to look at building regulations too
A fire that broke out in an eight-story commercial building in T Nagar, a city in India, has motivated smart city officials to now consider regulations on building and fire safety that they originally did not include in their smart city project.
The bustling growth of IoT-connected smart cities
Technology is growing beyond our palm-held smartphones and into entire cities. Sriram Manoharan, the founder of the mobile-web-Cloud company, Contus, explains how Singapore is exploiting the power of Internet of Things to make urban living safer, easier and healthier.
Venture Smarter is leading efforts behind the IEEE Smart Cities Technology and Planning Standards Committee to create secure, agile, and resilient standards and certifications for solution providers and solution seekers.
Leaders from government, academia, and business gathered Tuesday, Dec. 12th at the New York Bar Association for a leadership forum aimed at setting smart city development goals in NYC and beyond. Featured speakers led dynamic conversations that continue today on and offline with passionate guests.
Over 700 regional stakeholders - with backgrounds in Academia, Business, and Government - came together as one aligned organization to tackle the region's most urgent issues at the Smart Regions Conference. The event featured Keynote speaker Anil Menon, Smart City Workshops, Drone Races and the first ever Midwest IoT Showcase.
Venture Smarter launched Regional Smart Cities Initiatives in 2016 to connect smart city projects city to city, state to state, and region to region. RSCI educates and aligns stakeholders around available resources and addressable opportunity areas,encouragingg leaders to drive conversations forward leveraging best-practices technology and planning standards focused on interoperability and resilience.
Defeating the digital divide starts with connecting the 4 billion people that lack access to basic internet today. Venture Smarter is working on Advancing Internet Inclusion with IEEE, Global Connect Initiative, World Economic Forum, and other industry partners.
Venture Smarter hosted the Smart Cincy Summit on April 25th, 2017 to launch Smart Cincy, a Regional Smart Cities Initiative in Greater Cincinnati. Guests included Cincinnati's mayor, city manager, several members of city council, county commissioners and other local and regional leaders.
Venture Smarter launched and finances the Smart Cincy working group, which represents academic, business, government, and community leaders in and around Cincinnati, OH that are dedicated to building a smart city and connected communities throughout the region. Smart Cincy hosts regular roundtable and leadership events and an annual thought leadership summit.
In New York City Venture Smarter worked with state, city, and neighborhood leaders to pilot Digital Districts efforts aimed at defeating the digital divide for residents and businesses. Before we can build smart cities we must lay down a foundational layer of equitable connectivity and access. That is the focus of Digital Districts in NYC.
Newport KY brought smartLINK and other Venture Smarter partners to town to install Smart City Kiosks and provide businesses and residents with free public WiFi and wayfinding solutions. The project is self sustaining and is being used to finance other smart city related projects throughout the city's neighbhoroods.
On June 22nd Venture Smarter brought industry partners and experts together to explore smart city technologies and the young entrepreneurs using technology as a tool to improve outcomes for people in the developing world. Venture Smarter hosted the event with the World Bank Y2Y community.