Let's Talk Smart Cities - Daily Roundup - 5/17
Venture Smarter is helping to define what a smart city means to you: Connectivity, Mobility, Security, Sustainability. Here is today's daily roundup of Smart City related news.
Smart Cities: A Tech-World to Bring Smart and Interconnected Technological Revolution
The innovative world of connectivity, information and communication technology (ICT), wireless sensors, and Internet of Things (IoT) are contributing to exponential growth in economies with industries such as manufacturing, automobiles, healthcare, energy & utility...
Gridlocked: Keeping Traffic Moving With New Technology
The four pillars of a smart city–connectivity, mobility, security, sustainability–have seen tremendous investments from cities globally. Northern Texas has specifically honed in on mobility efforts through their connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs), smart traffic lights, and traffic data sharing initiatives.
Cybersecurity needs to be a competitive advantage
Whether it is driverless cars, digitized banking services, or smart government services – cyber attacks are a real danger, making cyber security extremely important. Businesses in some industries are beginning to form strategic partnerships to better combat cyber threats.
Sustainability megatrends: edie explores the future of sustainable business
The 20-page “megatrends report” explores the business impact of five global forces related to developments in sustainability: climate change; technology and innovation; population growth and social change; urbanization and smart cities; and economic growth. Many of these trends are being addressed through smart technology.
Insights Are Key To The Future Of Data-Driven Smart Cities
Big data is an essential force in nearly all industries today, yet there is a fundamental question being addressed still: how do you interpret data? Without the proper insights and analysis, smart cities will fail to derive real-world value from collected data. The answer? It comes down to establishing city specific objectives...
Venture Smarter has been instrumental in guiding strategic efforts for government agencies, research institutions, and enterprise partners by adding a 'filter' or 'lens' to add smart and connected considerations to ongoing and emerging efforts.
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.
We are two weeks away from the Smart Regions Conference and IoT Showcase at BB&T Arena just minutes outside of Cincinnati, OH. On Wednesday, October 25th government, industry, academic, and community leaders will join forces at the largest smart cities leadership gathering in the Midwest.
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.
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")
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.
The OPEN Government Data Act will require a government-wide policy for all federal agencies to publish their information online, using non-proprietary, machine-readable data formats.
Ann Arbor, MI - The U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today released new federal guidance for Automated Driving Systems (ADS): A Vision for Safety 2.0. This is the latest guidance for automated driving systems to industry and States.