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.
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.