Let's talk smart cities - Daily Roundup - 5/29
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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.
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.