Let's talk smart cities - Daily Roundup - 5/24
Venture Smarter is bringing smart technology to businesses, city leaders, and residents across the world. Here is our Daily Roundup of Smart City news.
‘International regulations’ crucial to protect Smart Cities
As development and adoption of IoT tech increases, a soaring number of devices around the world remain unsecured and vulnerable to cyber attack. Global legislation and regulations are the missing ingredient in helping secure smart devices and substantially reduce risk.
Paper: Big data analytics for mitigating carbon emissions in smart cities
A paper, “Big data analytics for mitigating carbon emissions in smart cities: opportunities and challenges”, written by Sarah Giest, identifies opportunities and challenges around big data use in the context of smart cities, and more specifically, for mitigating carbon emissions.
China light and power plans to invest Rs 500 crore for a renewable energy project in Haryana
China Light & Power has offered to join hands with the Haryana government ( a state in India) to set up a $77M USD renewable energy project. The key sectors for the investment explore skill development, healthcare, infrastructure, transport, smart cities and renewable energy.
Creating globalised smart cities requires a local approach
With an estimate of more than 26 "smart cities" globally by 2025, the scale and speed of urbanization are presenting many challenges. Challenges that need to be addressed locally - there is no one-size-fits-all approach to solving the infrastructural dilemmas of city planners.
How Helsinki is using 3D models to assist urban planners and citizens
Helsinki, the capital of Finland, has launched a new platform for its residents based on pioneering work with 3D modeling. It consists of a city information model (CIM)–that connects city asset data, and a 3D reality mesh–which is used for architectural planning and “visual stimulation”.
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In the United States we face crumbling infrastructure problems, yet continue to rebuild outdated and inefficient systems.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.