Let's talk smart cities - Daily Roundup - 5/30
Venture Smarter supports stakeholders on both sides of the emerging marketplace with proprietary tools and resources to support the planning of smart cities, connected campuses, and advanced facilities. Our community engagement programming aligns local and regional stakeholders around available resources and addressable opportunity areas. Here is our Daily Roundup of Smart City News.
How 'Made in India' technology can help save (India’s) water bodies
By 2025, India might just use up all the water it has with 150 lakes and 7 major river systems struggling to keep up with population growth. The use of smart meters and technology are becoming popular and encouraged as they may solve the water crisis across cities in India.
The Jetson’s Cyber Concerns – Future Smart Cities Cybersecurity Checklist
The fact is well known by now: as cities continue to grow smarter, they will also become easier to hack. To address the security dilemma, Trend Micro have developed a quick ten step cybersecurity checklist as a “gut check” when implanting new, smart technologies.
Energy and information sabotage: The threats facing our smart cities
Smart city development is in full swing, but it appears security measures are being left by the wayside. With so many cybersecurity threats—power grid attacks, radio signal jamming, traffic data abuse, malware, and ransomware—city planners and officials need to make sure security foundations are laid from the start.
Final conclusions from the OrPHEuS research project show the potential of hybrid energy grids for smart cities
Nine organizations from Germany, Austria, and Sweden collaborated in the European research project OrPHEuS, which investigated hybrid energy grids as a way to increase the usage of renewable energy in urban areas in a “resilient, flexible and cost-effective manner”.
KPMG Australia and Cisco team up in Australian smart cities push
KPMG Australia and Cisco have partnered up to focus on developing tools for leaders of smart city programs, including business case modeling, design thinking, smart city architecture, change management, data and analytics, solution design and implementation, cyber security, and more.
Venture Smarter has been instrumental in guiding strategic efforts for government agencies, research institutions, and enterprise partners by adding a 'filter' or 'lens' to add smart and connected considerations to ongoing and emerging efforts.
Venture Smarter is leading P2874, which will aggregate existing and emerging protocols to streaming smart city planning efforts with a focus on interoperability and resilience. Venture Smarter and IEEE Smart Cities are collaborating with hundreds of industry partners, municipal agencies, and technology experts from groups including IoT Impact Labs, Smart Cities Council, and more.
We are two weeks away from the Smart Regions Conference and IoT Showcase at BB&T Arena just minutes outside of Cincinnati, OH. On Wednesday, October 25th government, industry, academic, and community leaders will join forces at the largest smart cities leadership gathering in the Midwest.
Venture Smarter announced today a collaboration with industry leaders across sectors to launch the CMR Index to help map smart city success stories and opportunity areas focused on three core themes: connectivity, mobility, and resilience. Expected to launch in early 2018, the CMR Index will score and compare spaces and places, and is set to include support resources and guides for low scoring cities, states, and regions.
The impact the government has on its constituents from leveraging big data and actionable analytics should only get more desirable as more information, people places, and things are connected. (VARTECH Solution Session "Government: Opportunities in Smart Cities and IoT")
Rhonda Binda is VP Policy for Venture Smarter and is now the Director of their Regional Smart Cities Initiatives. She has a distinguished history of public service, as Deputy Director for the U.S. Department of State’s Global Intergovernmental Affairs Division, and in the West Wing of the White House, under two administrations respectively. In between her government tours she practiced technology law with Alston & Bird.
The OPEN Government Data Act will require a government-wide policy for all federal agencies to publish their information online, using non-proprietary, machine-readable data formats.
Ann Arbor, MI - The U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today released new federal guidance for Automated Driving Systems (ADS): A Vision for Safety 2.0. This is the latest guidance for automated driving systems to industry and States.