Let's talk smart cities - Daily Roundup - 5/22
Venture Smarter is working with city and business leaders to bring smart city solutions to everyone. Here is our Daily Roundup for Smart City news.
World's first robocop starts work in Dubai
The world has witnessed the launch of the first operational ‘Robocop’ in Dubai today, which will be patrolling streets beginning tomorrow. This is a significant milestone in smart technology and a step forward for Dubai, a city aiming to be a global leader in smart cities.
Internet of Things World 2017 Recap – 8 Takeaways
Leaders in the world of Internet of Things (IoT) discussed the current and future state of IoT and how it may impact smart cities. From customer value concentration to edge/fog computing, the Internet of Things World 2017 conference inspired 8 important takeaways.
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India launches 3 GSAT satellites in 18 months to boost internet speeds
The Indian Space Research Station (ISRO), at a new age of high-speed internet in India, will be launching three communications satellites in the next 18 months. These satellites will be driving the future of smart cities through faster and smoother internet connectivity at cheaper rates.
Smart cities market: Three factors to think about before going to town
Smart city initiatives look promising for all members involved including governments, IT service providers, and residents. However, companies have three factors to consider before investing in smart cities: Multiple stakeholders, Overarching objectives, and Sustainability.
Citizens and Smart Cities
Many people have heard something about ‘smart’ cities, but perhaps are not entirely sure what a Smart City means? The University of Stirling is shifting perspectives and using “cutting-edge” research to view smart cities from the lens of citizens.
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.