Let's talk smart cities - Daily Roundup - 5/31
Venture Smarter is using proprietary tools to align and support stakeholders around available resources and addressable opportunity areas for Smart Cities. Here is our Daily Roundup of smart city related news.
More security gaps plague connected cars
There are numerous motivations for bad actors to compromise connected vehicle components. Research and Markets noted the connected car market will reach 37.7 million units by 2022, highlighting the need for security measures to be considered and accounted for at all levels.
SMART CITY FINANCING
'New funding models required' for smart cities
A study by Deloitte’s Center for Government Insights states that city governments should support or launch finance models such as fiscal incentives (including tax abatements), PPPs, and qualified infrastructure bonds specifically focused on smart city requirements.
Home Automation: The Rising Star Of Tech World
Smart Homes offer a wholesome experience for owners by automating segments such as lighting, audio/video, heating-ventilating-air conditioning (HVAC) and security. Home automation can make mundane tasks easy for residents while also heightening security.
Smart cities — Australia must regulate without killing innovation
Smart Cities need data. And where there is data, regulation follows. Governments need to step carefully–the wrong regulations, or too many of them, could hinder smart city growth. This should be a particular concern for Australia where data regulation currently has a high profile.
Unique Insights on Role of Internet of Things for Smart Cities
“If the entire population of our planet was moved to the Republic of South Africa, the population density would still be significantly lower than it is in Tokyo today.” The role smart cities will play in today’s rapid urbanization is absolutely critical.
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In the United States we face crumbling infrastructure problems, yet continue to rebuild outdated and inefficient systems.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.