Smart City Development Goals will be discussed and catalyzed in New York City on December 12th, 2017. Participants from local, county, state, and federal government agencies, as well as their counterparts in business and academia, will explore setting smart city development goals in New York City and beyond that revolve around (a) connectivity, (b) mobility, and (c) resilience.
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At the 2017 Smart Regions Conference, Keynote Speaker Anil Menon painted a picture of what it takes to create smart and connected communities. Step one: think regional. Listen to the thirty-minute keynote from Cisco's Global President of Smart+ Connected Communities, Anil Menon, and browse other clips from the Smart Regions Conference.
Discover and explore the 2016-2017 Smart Regions Annual Report that was produced following the Smart Regions Conference on October 25th, 2017. The report breaks down community building efforts that look at smart city solutions beyond municipal limits, and outlines how setting smart city development goals and using standards and interoperable planning can support smart city success stories in regions across the world.
Governments, businesses and civil society together with the United Nations are mobilizing efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Agenda by 2030. Universal, inclusive and indivisible, the Agenda calls for action by all countries to improve the lives of people everywhere.
By using smart and connected technologies, we can more efficiently and effectively reach those goals, and by doing so, can give even our most at need residents and regions the tools they need to succeed in short time. 100% Connected, 100% Mobile is a strong foundation to begin chipping away at the challenges addressed by each of the UN SDG's.
Streets and Sidewalks can be enhanced and optimized using smart and connected technologies. As we add a prioritization lens for "complete street" projects, it is timely to add a "smart and connected" prioritization layer on top of that so we can better...
This report explores the current use and potential of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies in tackling global development challenges, highlighting a number of specific instances where IoT interventions are helping to solve some of the world’s most pressing issues. It presents summary conclusions on what is required for the IoT to reach billions of people living in the developing world, and also to accelerate income growth and social development as a result. I
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.
We believe that smart city initiatives rooted in using technology as a tool to improve outcomes for people can do a lot more than integrating technology and the Internet of Things into our systems and infrastructure.
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.
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.
In 2018, the Department of Homeland Security will co-sponsor the Global City Teams Challenge. Central to the initiative is establishing proven smart cities practices and technology that can be replicated in cities around the world.
The House voted to speed the introduction of self-driving cars by giving the federal government authority to exempt automakers from safety standards not applicable to the technology, and to permit deployment of up to 100,000 of the vehicles annually over the next several years.
Connectivity clusters are catalyzed by deploying sensors sending information to centralized data platforms and creating mesh wireless connectivity solutions for people, places, and things. This means our infrastructure - hard and soft - has to be smart and secure, allowing us to make better real-time and long-term planning decision from connecting residents to local resources to planning the next municipal infrastructure projects.
Data allows us to make optimized decisions that don’t rely on gut feelings or assumptions but instead on real-results and actionable insights. Smart Cities will have HUGE data requirements. With that in mind, we must correct the course of big data planning to avoid death by data overload and silos of data sets. Thematically, we must consider:
Smart Cities, connected campuses, and advanced facilities are all leveraging advanced technology and IoT to create better experiences and optimize efficiencies. We are working together to open source agile, secure, interoperable technology standards and a supportive planning framework for municipal leaders. Interested in learning more or getting involved? Join us!
Venture Smarter announced this week that Bitcoin may be used as a payment option for monthly and annual subscribers. The company rolled out the Bitcoin payment preference at the end of 2016 to select users using Bitpay. Now all users may enjoy the option.
Can't make it to BB&T Arena? Tune into the livestream on October 25th!Autonomous Vehicles, artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, robotics and drones, advanced tech, and more! The Smart Regions Conference will consist of three programming blocks. (1) Speakers and Awards, (2) IoT and Innovation Showcases, (3) Smart City Leadership Workshops.
We are excited to welcome new users this week including Cisco, IDC, Linkology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Bell, and more! We are excited to build smart cities and connected communities with you.
Venture Smarter is excited to announce that Jamie Sordo has joined the team. Jaime will play a significant role in marketing efforts and operations. Venture Smarter is excited to continue on a path of growth and bring in great talent such as Jaime, who will have a deep impact on helping the company connect communities and cultivate the Internet of Things ecosystem and marketplace.
Recently, (8/23), the Energy Department (DOE) announced $13.4 million in support of five new cost-shared, community-based projects focused on energy efficient mobility systems including connected and autonomous vehicles and alternative fuel vehicles and infrastructure including natural gas, propane, biofuels, hydrogen, and electricity.
Smart City solutions should always do at least one of these three things: cut costs, create value, and/or generate revenue. In doing so, Smart City solutions will help alleviate strained municipal budgets while integrating advanced technology and the Internet of Things into our systems and infrastructure. These solutions will create open and transparent government, informed and engaged citizens, optimized public transit and public works solutions, healthier living environments, and equitable opportunities for residents regardless of socioeconomic or geographical barriers.
Venture Smarter is working hard behind the scenes to democratize smart city planning. Venture Smarter's solution and opportunity portal connects users around available resources and addressable opportunity areas, all behind a validation firewall reserved for best-practices solution providers and verified solution seekers.