Let's Talk Smart Cities - Daily Roundup - 5/4
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How Will The Internet Of Things Change Government And Democracy?
Increase in Smart Cities and Internet of Things (IoT) related devices have given governments access to massive amounts of data. The amount of information yielded by political leaders offers an important question: What role will the government and democracy play?
The Internet of Things Needs a Code of Ethics
Once again, technology has outpaced policy and regulation with the dawn of IoT. Computer infrastructure expert Francine Berman discusses the implications of smart technology and the need for a code of ethics and regulation.
Six ways that IoT is reshaping today’s insurance proposition
Despite technology significantly changing the insurance industry in recent decades, the basic structure of insurance has been constant. This, however, is about to change. From sophisticated insurance offerings to real-time risk-based billing, smart technology is reshaping insurance conventions.
New high-tech transit kiosk in Miami offers directions, free WiFi — and selfies
A pair of interactive smart kiosks–under the brand name Connector305–were recently installed at a transit station in Miami-Dade, Florida. These kiosks are an example of the benefits of smart technology as they offer free Wi-Fi, personalized bus routes, wayfinding, and phone charging.
MOBILITYnuTonomy teams with Groupe PSA to test autonomous cars in Singapore
nuTonomy, a developer of software for self-driving cars, will be testing full autonomous vehicles in Singapore after recently signing a deal with the French automobile Groupe PSA. This will greatly expand the nuTonomy fleet, which is scheduled to launch in September 2017.
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In the United States we face crumbling infrastructure problems, yet continue to rebuild outdated and inefficient systems.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.