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.
What does a smart city mean to you? Councilmember Amy Murray asked our audience that at the Smart Cincy Summit in April of this year. We want to hear from you. Take this 60 second survey and you will be entered for a chance to win two (2) all access passes to the Smart Regions Fall Conference.
Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) transformed their customer experience by automating the real-time collection of multiple data streams into one central location.
smartLINK and Telensa are partnering up in regions throughout the United States to streamline smart city solutions and the integration of the internet of things into our municipal infrastructure.
“Panasonic is one of the iconic brands of the digital era. Combining their nearly hundred year history with our team’s creativity and design capabilities will create remarkable opportunities for innovation,” TransitScreen CEO Matt Caywood said in a statement. “With Panasonic as our hardware, solutions, and integration partner, we will have the chance to bring our human-centric technologies to a national scale.”
Venture Smarter shares Bloomberg’s view that cities will determine the direction of the United States. That’s why Venture Smarter is committed to the philosophy of smart cities and the mission of democratizing smart city planning. Building a smart city is a team effort, but effective leadership is a critical component to any smart city success story.
The first event was held at 1776 in Washington, DC as innovators and investors discussed market challenges and opportunities over lunch and engaging discussions. From there, the group headed to The World Bank to work with World Bank Y2Y leaders to better understand how smart city solutions deployed domestically might compress the time to realization of next generation technology implementations in the developing world.
October is quickly approaching and we are excited to begin releasing details about the first Midwest IoT Showcase where guests will become immersed in all things smart cities and the Internet of things. The event will be the largest Regional Smart Cities Initiative event of the year bringing together key stakeholders to listen, learn, and play.
The Intelligent Community Forum named Melbourne, Victoria, Australia the 2017 Intelligent Community of the Year at the Intelligent Community Awards Dinner on June 6 in Manhattan. The awards ceremony was the conclusion of the ICF’s annual Summit.
$200 million? Smart Cities and collaboration will win Bloomberg's mayoral challenge. On Monday, Michael Bloomberg told the U.S. Conference of Mayors that gridlock in Washington, D.C., has put the onus on the country's municipal leaders to rise to the challenges of today and tomorrow. Bloomberg launched the American Cities Initiative with a promise to invest $200 million to help mayors run their cities, the largest philanthropic investment of its kind. He invited every city with at least 30,000 residents to propose bold new ideas for tackling big problems...
Elected and public officials, academic and business leaders, and community members committed to smart city growth, join us on Wednesday, October 25th for the first Midwest IoT Showcase and Expo complete with team drone races, smart city workshops, and interactive technology experiences.