Smart Cities Chatter on Capitol Hill (Video from March 16)
We were happy to connect with leaders on Capitol Hill this morning discussing smart cities and smart communities. Key topics shifted away from energy to data sharing, interoperability, and cyber-security. Leaders from Pittsburgh, Columbus, and other municipalities spoke to elected officials about their working projects and ideas related to smart cities and smart growth. While conversations remain disparate, it seems there is growing alignment around smart hard and soft infrastructure projects that will enable smart city growth. The conversation is shifting to revolve more around people, and less around products. The outcomes first approach is reflective of Regional Smart Cities Initiatives and will certainly act as a driver for smart city success stories.
Ms. Brenna Berman
Commissioner and Chief Information Officer, Chicago Department of Innovation and Technology
Mr. Kyle Chisek
Director of Bureau Relations, City of Portland, Oregon, Office of Mayor Ted Wheeler
Dr. Jennifer Clark
Director, Center for Urban Innovation, Associate Professor, School of Public Policy,, Georgia Institute of Technology
Ms. Jennifer Gallagher
Director, Department of Public Service, City of Columbus, Ohio
Mr. Kurt J. Gruendling
Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom
Mr. Alexander Pazuchanics
Policy Advisor, Office of the Mayor, City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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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.
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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.