Let's talk smart cities - Daily Roundup - 5/19
Venture Smarter is using technology as a tool to improve outcomes for people - residents, businesses, institutions, and government agencies.
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.
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.