Let's talk smart cities - Daily Roundup - 5/23
Venture Smarter is behind the scenes matching resources and solutions for smart cities, connected campuses, and advanced facilities. Below is our Daily Roundup of Smart City news.
Challenges with Critical Infrastructure: IoT, Smart Cities Under Attack
The bullish predictions for the IoT industry continue to crop up with no signs of stopping. Simultaneously, researchers and experts are questioning the critical infrastructure making up smart cities and whether it can withstand the persistent cyber-hacks and malware attacks.
Council funds police video-storage and Smart Columbus electrification
Columbus City Council approved spending $1.45 M to equip 1,500 police officers with body cameras in addition to $3.3 M to implement the electrification plan. These initiatives are following Columbus winning $50 M in funding via the national Smart City Challenge.
How to improve Boston’s infrastructure future
The initiative Go Boston 2030 is tackling key challenges for the city’s aging mobility infrastructure. This is after Boston was named #16 worst city for traffic congestion in 2016. Great progress is being made, though, with initiatives in regulation and smart technology.
Amazon, Dish Wireless Deal Would Target Internet Of Things: Citi
Amazon and Dish Network could partner in 5G wireless services, with a strategic focus on the Internet of Things. Amazon Web Services, the cloud-computing arm of Amazon, offers an IoT software platform that can be paired with analytics and other services from Dish’s spectrum.
Tech 100: ‘Digital is becoming an economy in itself’
The word ‘digital’ is now being thrown around the boardroom and the streets just as smart city agendas are now smart region agendas. The obstacle cities are facing are how to leverage regional leadership, coordinate activities, and pool funding to harness this new economy.
Here is a list of industry events that we will be watching, hosting, and/or participating in this June...
In the United States we face crumbling infrastructure problems, yet continue to rebuild outdated and inefficient systems.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.
With the acquisition, Venture Smarter will launch Venture Smarter Labs, adding a new business unit to the growing company that focuses on ‘working together to build smart cities, regions, and industries.’ Labs will work with businesses, investors, agencies, and universities to enable impact and innovation leveraging advanced technologies.
Monday, May 14th - Washington, DC - Venture Smarter - Congressional Smart Cities Caucus meets with stakeholders to explore how technology and automation will impact future workforce and education needs.
Are you a solution provider in the smart cities space? Are you interested in supporting teams responding to the 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge? You can now sign up to be a Smart Infrastructure Challenge Solution Provider to get matched with collaborators and response teams.
Venture Smarter was excited to welcome Michael Dunaway and Dean Skidmore to the Second Annual Smart Cincy Summit to help shine a light on the importance of prioritizing public safety and resilience in smart and connected development projects.
At the Second Annual Smart Cincy Summit, Oscar Bode (CEO, Smart City Capital) discussed his firm taking a leading role in the 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge and painted a picture for how new public-private-partnership models can accelerate and expand smart city development efforts.
At the Second Annual Smart Cincy Summit speakers and presenters across sectors and agencies shined a bright light on their success stories, challenges, and opportunities to collaborate to accelerate the development of smart city efforts across Cincinnati and the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Region.
On Monday, May 14th the Congressional Smart Cities Caucus will host its third stakeholder roundtable to focus on the future of the workforce. The discussion will explore educational requirements to prepare citizens with the skills required in the 21st century economy. Among other topics, the conversation will also hone in on the importance of public-private-partnerships in developing workforce success stories across smart cities and regions.
Venture Smarter has hosted several webinars related to the Smart Infrastructure challenge. Recordings of these past sessions are now available and can be downloaded by clicking on the respective dates below. We have additional webinars coming up that are open to the public. If you would like to attend any of these online sessions, please click on the respective dates to register.