Let's talk smart cities - Daily Roundup - 5/19
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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.
This month, the focus of the caucus turns toward 'Smart Mobility,' which is timely as many federal agencies, state governments, and municipalities are trying to navigate the pathway to smart and connected transportation solutions.
With Moody’s indicating they will begin to factor cybersecurity and climate risks into bond ratings, it has become critical to build resilience into all phases of smart city planning.
The Smart Infrastructure Challenge calls for regional teams to add a technology layer into existing and future infrastructure projects with a focus on optimizing or altogether replacing outdated and inefficient systems. Grant and Financing announcements will be made during the program kick-off event on April 26th.
At the 2018 Smart Regions Congress, Andre Hentz spoke about the commitment to smart city planning the US Department of Homeland of Security has to support local governments and innovators.
In the United States we face crumbling infrastructure problems, yet continue to rebuild outdated and inefficient systems. It's time we think differently about infrastructure. States from Ohio and Colorado to Virginia and Nevada are well on their way.
Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke and Congressman Darrell Issa invite you to the launch of The Congressional Smart Cities Caucus on March 14th, 2018. The Congressional Caucus on Smart Cities will serve as an informal group of Members dedicated to issues related to the transformation of our communities to smart cities, how it will bring about innovation and technological change, and the role that Congress can play in this transformation.
Venture Smarter's VP of Policy, Rhonda Binda, has been shortlisted for the 2018 Smart Cities People's Choice Award and needs your vote! The award is part of the IoT World Series and the winner will be announced at the Smart to Future Cities Summit on Wednesday, April 25th in London. Among 6 others shortlisted, Rhonda is the only representative from the United States!
View or download the published NIST GCTC Blueprints for transportation, public safety, city data platform, utilities (energy, water, waste management,) and wireless/public WiFi. New blueprints will be added soon. Venture Smarter is happy to support several of the superclusters in 2018 in line with our mission of democratizing smart city planning. Participants of the 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge are encouraged to review the blueprints to support response and project plans.
The Congressional Smart Cities Caucus provides a place where Members of Congress can convene with stakeholders from all different backgrounds, including but not limited to: industry stakeholders, state and local governments, and local community leaders. Join me exploring ways we can bridge the technological divide between urban and rural American communities by expanding smart infrastructure nationwide.