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How Telefonica Is Using IoT And Big Data To Build Smart Cities
Telefonica – the global mobile and broadband provider – is heavily invested in a number of smart city initiatives and pilots throughout cities in Spain. They identified six key “verticals” for their smart cities: parking, street lighting, refuse collection, environment, transport, and tourism.
The Time For Australia’s Smart Cities is Now
2017 is a ‘watershed year’ for the smart city industry, according to Australian council leaders. Australian leaders are striving to make the smart city jump by implementing platforms like IFTTT–If This, Then That– and from studying +10 years of lessons learned by other cities pursuing smart technology.
European data accelerator launched (for smart cities)
European-funded project, Data Pitch, is providing up to 50 start-ups and small businesses with £85,000 equity free funding, expert mentoring, investment opportunities, and access to data from established businesses to work on themes such as health, smart cities, and food and agriculture.
How ‘smart cities’ push IoT cybersecurity for state and local IT
Keen insight on the importance of local and state government involvement in smart city initiatives as well as what city leaders are requesting from IT vendors: to be patient. This will ensure the right standards are in place and the needs and safety of residents are prioritized.
USDA is awarding 72 grants totaling $23.6 million through the Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Grant Program. This program invests in equipment that uses broadband to help rural communities connect to educational and health care services. These vital services are part of the foundation of a high quality of life and enable communities to overcome the effects of remoteness and low population density by connecting them to the rest of the world through high-speed internet.
Public Safety is an important facet of smart planning. Today, we have the capability to create and adapt technology in a way that can not only provide us with tools for a safer response to emergency situations but also provide us with tools for smarter preparation.
It is exciting to hear Secretary Elaine Chao open the Detroit Auto Show by discussing how America can lead in technology and innovation by safely deploying Connected and Autonomous vehicles...
The Federal Government is beginning the process to develop policies on the evolution of autonomous transportation beyond self-driving cars to autonomous trucks, buses and additional ground-based vehicles.
This month the Venture Smarter community passed the 20,000 users benchmark, and the beta portal captured great insights on the state of smart cities happenings. But more importantly, it's 2018 and we are continuing our mission to democratize smart city planning, providing even small and medium sized communities the tools for smart city success stories that reach beyond big city limits.
NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio and Chief Technology Officer Miguel Gamiño, Jr. today announced members of the NYCx Technology Leadership Advisory Council, a diverse group of technology and community leaders who will increase engagement and visibility of the NYCx program to the broader tech community.
Smart planning helps to alleviate otherwise strained municipal budgets by helping governments cut costs, generate new revenues, and create better experiences for residents and guests. Cost savings and revenue generation is enabled by optimizing or altogether replacing outdated systems and infrastructure.
As we talk about Smart Regions and connected infrastructure, it is imperative that we focus on connecting people to technology and access beyond our urban and suburban cores, but in our agricultural areas as well where more than 46 million Americans call home. This USDA task force is focused on just that.
At the Smart Regions Congress in Washington DC, attendees will join leaders from top Metropolitan Planning Organizations and Councils of Government, elected and public officials, and industry experts from around the nation as we explore the opportunities and challenges presented by building smart cities and regions that use advanced technologies and the Internet of Things to optimize or altogether replace outdated systems and infrastructure.
Rhonda Binda, will be participating as a panelist at the Potomac Coalition Retreat. A big part of the discussion centers around Wealth Building for Urban Americans. Among other officials and experts, Rhonda will focus on Housing and Tax Policies.