Let's talk smart cities - Daily Roundup - 5/29
Venture Smarter is providing the framework, standards, and tools to building communities and cities surrounding smart technology. Let's kick off the week with our Daily Roundup.
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Australia dials into IoT amid connectivity challenges
By 2021, analyst firm Telsyte predicts that the Australian home IoT market will reach US$3.5B, a notable leap from US$280M last year. However, this a slower growth rate compared to the rest of the world as Australia is facing scalability challenges with their connectivity infrastructure.
IoT-Based Security Threats for Smart Cities
The Internet of Things (IoT) will enable cities to improve their infrastructure while also presenting security and privacy challenges. A Q&A with Carl Piva, VP of strategic programs for TM Forum, reveals how a “cookbook” for smart city planning can address security threats.
Generation green: smart cities bring new eco-friendly jobs
Smart cities across Europe are pioneering all sorts of cutting-edge technologies to reduce pollution and boost energy efficiency, becoming green role models for others to follow. The eco-friendly push is also stimulating growth and unleashing a new generation of jobs.
Hitachi Data Systems targets video visualization in partnership with Geutebruck
Hitachi Data Systems has announced a partnership with German-headquartered video solutions vendor Geutebruck. The partnership will deliver a public safety solution that can apply the benefits of video analysis to retail, airports, as well as the protection of public assets.
How Big Data Helps Build Smart Cities
There has been a lot of activity around the concept of Smart City for some time. Cities are being identified as future smart cities. Smart cities can fundamentally change our lives at many levels such as less pollution, garbage, parking problems and more energy savings.
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In the United States we face crumbling infrastructure problems, yet continue to rebuild outdated and inefficient systems.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.