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At the Smart Cincy Summit on Thursday, April 26th, 2018, Venture Smarter announced that at least $50 million will be made available to winning entries in the 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge. Entries will now be accepted until May 31, 2018, and top teams in each of four project tracks will have access to grant resources, support, and access to project financing.
The 2017 Smart Regions Conference was the Midwest’s largest gathering of experts exploring smart city solutions. The event welcomed community, business, and government leaders in local, county, state, and federal positions to explore smart city success stories, challenges, and opportunities - looking beyond municipal boundaries and ensuring our smaller communities have the tools they need to succeed. View the Smart Regions Conference Event Recap, Smart Regions Annual Report, and upcoming events at smartregions.org.
At the Smart Regions Congress in Washington DC, Congressman Brendan Boyle discussed how we must expand our conversation around infrastructure, as it's interconnectivity is a critical component of optimizing our systems in the 21st century.
TJ Costello, Cisco’s Director of Smart Cities and IoT for the Americas, expressed alignment with Venture Smarter's priority to address security in connectivity, as well as the critical requirements of data governance policy to position regions for success. Watch his speech and the "Internet of Everything, Connectivity and Security in Smart Regions" leadership forum at the Smart Regions Congress in Washington DC.
At the Smart Regions Congress, Chief Tom Synan shared his perspective of the opioid epidemic and stressed the importance of collaboration among those involved with both the problem and the solution. He also spoke on the "Internet of Everything, Connectivity and Security in Smart Regions" panel with Chris Resendez, TJ Costello, André Hentz, and Bob Bennett to discuss cyber-physical security and mitigating risk.
Watch Jake Rishavy, Co-founder of the Colorado Smart Cities Alliance, speech at the Smart Regions Congress in Washington DC about addressing some of society's most pressing problems by co-creating the next generation of technologies using a test bed at multi-city scale.
As the Chief Innovation Officer for the City of Kansas City, Missouri, Bob Bennett leads the Smart City initiatives. At Venture Smarter's Smart Regions Congress in Washington DC, he shared 3 lessons learned while leading those initiatives.
The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology division is dedicated to collaboration across sectors, focusing on public safety, security, privacy, and commerce. André Hentz spoke about their efforts at the Smart Regions Congress in Washington DC on February 15, 2018.
At the Smart Regions Congress in Washington DC, FCC Commissioner Clyburn discussed the importance of broadband deployment and adoption, and how we must increase access to connectivity for economically disenfranchised communities.
Zack Huhn, Founder of Venture Smarter and Chair of the IEEE Smart Cities Standards Committee delivered a speech at the Smart Regions Congress in Washington DC. His opening remarks sparked collaborative thinking and pointed cohesive conversations towards the four pillars of smart planning.
During the Leadership Forum - Intelligent Transportation, Systems, and Infrastructure in Smart Regions - at the Smart Regions Congress in Washington DC, leaders from across the nation convened to explore challenges, opportunities and success stories around intelligent transportation systems and smart infrastructure planning. Participants: Thea Walsh (Director, Transportation Systems and Funding, Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission) Jason Goldman (Vice President, External Affairs and Stakeholder Engagement, ITS America) Dave Barmore (Senior Public Policy Associate, Uber Federal Affairs) Gabe Klein (Co-founder, CityFi) Zack Huhn (Co-founder, Venture Smarter and Chair, IEEE Smart Cities Standards Committee)
At the Smart Regions Congress in Washington DC, leaders from the public and private sector share challenges, opportunities and success stories as part of the leadership forum, The Internet of Everything: Connectivity and Security in Smart Regions. Participants: Mitchell Kominsky (Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Venture Smarter) Chris Rezendes (Context Labs) TJ Costello (Director of Smart Cities and IoT, Cisco Americas) André Hentz (Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Science and Technology, U.S. Department of Homeland Security) Bob Bennett (CIO, Kansas City) Tom Synan (Chief, Newtown Police Department)
Venture Smarter founder Zack Huhn welcomes guests and live stream viewers to the Second Annual Smart Cincy Summit where local, regional and national leaders were able to highlight smart city success stories, challenges, and opportunities to collaborate across government, business and academia at the Second Annual Smart Cincy Summit.
At the Second Annual Smart Cincy Summit Councilmember PG Sittenfeld shined a light on recent Smart City efforts in Cincinnati, OH, and welcomed leaders and innovators to continue making Cincinnati a better place to live, work, and visit leveraging smart and connected technologies.
At the Second Annual, Smart Cincy Summit City of Cincinnati Councilmember Tamaya Dennard talked about the opportunities created by smart and connected technologies and strategies to close the gap for people across the city regardless of socioeconomic or physical barriers.
Cintrifuse leader Eric Weissman shares an African proverb to kick-off the Second Annual Smart Cincy Summit at Union Hall in Cincinnati's Over-the-Rhine neighborhood.
At the Second Annual Smart Cincy Summit Dr. Kelly Cohen from the University of Cincinnati talked about the role of advanced transportation technologies such as drones or UAVs and artificial intelligence in creating smarter mobility solutions of the future.
Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments' Director of Strategic Initiatives, Robyn Bancroft gives remarks during the opening of the Smart Cincy Summit and credits collaborative efforts with Smart Cincy in helping define "how this technological revolution [can] improve safe and efficient freight movement"
Drive Ohio's Managing Director of Local Affairs, Andrew Bremer, shares insight into Governor Kasich's launch of Drive Ohio - the statewide smart mobility program - and gives context to the program's vision while speaking at the Smart Cincy Summit.
Brian Cobb, Chief Innovation Officer of CVG International Airport spoke to the tremendous progress of Greater Cincinnati region's transportation aerohub at the second annual Smart Cincy Summit.
From improving operational efficiencies to enabling artificial intelligence, functional databases are crucial in building smart cities. Franco Amalfi, who is the Director of Innovation and Smart Cities for Oracle Public Sector North America, discusses the role of data in smart cities and regions at the second annual Smart Cincy Summit.
When it comes to building smart regions, Jean Rice wants to make sure every community knows that they do NOT have to start from scratch. Jean Rice is NTIA's Senior Broadband Program Specialist for BroadbandUSA (an initiative of the United States Department of Commerce). By taking advantage of the various resources made available at the federal level and by participating in working groups for cross-sector collaboration, communities will better be able to define how they will get where they want to go.
Scott Tousley - who is Deputy Director of the Cybersecurity Division for the United States Department of Homeland Security, Science & Technology - explains how DHS is supporting the bottom-up approach to building smart cities and regions at the second annual Smart Cincy Summit. By working directly with local/municipal governments to bridge the operational disconnect between security, privacy and safety, DHS hopes to prevent agencies from creating very successful systems that are very susceptible to ransom.
Smart Cincy was pleased to have Oscar Bode, CEO of Smart City Capital, lead an afternoon smart planning workshop titled, 'Funding and Financing Smart City Development' at the second annual Smart Cincy Summit.
At the Second Annual Smart Cincy Summit leaders from government, academia, and the private sector discussed how advanced transportation technologies and capabilities and guiding planning decisions to better connect people to jobs, healthcare, education, and leisure while leaning on the cutting edge of smart mobility. Moderator: Robyn Bancroft, Director of Strategic Initiatives, OKI Regional Council of Governments Panelists: John Gardocki, AICP, Service Analyst, Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) Jiaqi Ma, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction Management, University of Cincinnati Pete Metz, Dir. of Transportation Policy, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce Andrew Bremer, Managing Director of Local Affairs, Drive Ohio
At the Second Annual Smart Cincy Summit, Venture Smarter curated a panel of experts and practitioners to explore how a foundational layer of connectivity and data-driven planning can drive smart city success stories. Moderator: Jean Rice, Senior Broadband Program Specialist, BroadbandUSA, NTIA Panelists: Jess Kropczynski, PhD, Assistant Professor for the UC School of Information Technology, University of Cincinnati Edita Dolan-Mayo, Marketing and Community Affairs Director, Powernet John Putnam, Senior Program Manager, Cincinnati Bell Leigh Tami, Chief Performance Officer, Office of Performance & Data Analytics, City of Cincinnati
At the Second Annual Smart Cincy Summit government, academic, and business leaders discussed the future of mobility, and what they are doing to research and develop these new solutions that will bring about immense change in the way people and freight moves from place to place. Moderator: Brian Cobb, Chief Innovation Officer, CVG Airport Panelists: Dr. Shaaban Abdallah, Professor of Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics, University of Cincinnati Dr. Kelly Cohen, Professor of Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics, University of Cincinnati Thea Walsh, Dir. of Transportation Systems & Funding, Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission Mike Stanley, Founder and CEO, TransitX
At the Second Annual Smart Cincy Summit leaders engaged in a panel discussion and open Q&A focused on assessing and mitigating risks ranging from cyberphysical security to environmental impact.
From automating and prioritizing non-traditional projects to the smart region task force, Thea Walsh (Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission) and Robyn Bancroft (Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments) give insight into their region's progress while leading the 'Transportation Planning' workshop at the second annual Smart Cincy Summit.
At the second annual Smart Cincy Summit, Michael Dunaway and Dean Skidmore - who represent the Public Safety Supercluster in National Institute of Standards and Technology's Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC) - call upon Cincinnati to formally join their collaborative efforts in improving public safety and resilience within smart connected communities.