Venture Smarter launched Regional Smart Cities Initiatives in 2016 to connect smart city projects city to city, state to state, and region to region. RSCI educates and aligns stakeholders around available resources and addressable opportunity areas,encouragingg leaders to drive conversations forward leveraging best-practices technology and planning standards focused on interoperability and resilience.
Advancing Internet Inclusion with Venture Smarter and IEEE
Defeating the digital divide starts with connecting the 4 billion people that lack access to basic internet today. Venture Smarter is working on Advancing Internet Inclusion with IEEE, Global Connect Initiative, World Economic Forum, and other industry partners.
Smart Regions Conference at BB&T Arena
Venture Smarter is proud to present the first Smart Regions Conference at BB&T Arena on Wednesday, October 25th. The event will feature speakers and awards, smart city workshops, and an IoT and Innovation showcase complete with drone racing and autonomous vehicles. More information at smartregions.org.
Smart Cincy Working Group
Venture Smarter launched and finances the Smart Cincy working group, which represents academic, business, government, and community leaders in and around Cincinnati, OH that are dedicated to building a smart city and connected communities throughout the region. Smart Cincy hosts regular roundtable and leadership events and an annual thought leadership summit.
Digital Districts Launches to Defeat the Digital Divide
In New York City Venture Smarter worked with state, city, and neighborhood leaders to pilot Digital Districts efforts aimed at defeating the digital divide for residents and businesses. Before we can build smart cities we must lay down a foundational layer of equitable connectivity and access. That is the focus of Digital Districts in NYC.
IEEE Smart City Technology and Planning Standards
Venture Smarter is leading efforts behind the IEEE Smart Cities Technology and Planning Standards Committee to create secure, agile, and resilient standards and certifications for solution providers and solution seekers.
Newport KY first in Midwest to deploy smart city solutions
Newport KY brought smartLINK and other Venture Smarter partners to town to install Smart City Kiosks and provide businesses and residents with free public WiFi and wayfinding solutions. The project is self sustaining and is being used to finance other smart city related projects throughout the city's neighbhoroods.
Venture Smarter's YOUth Tech Forum at World Bank with Y2Y
On June 22nd Venture Smarter brought industry partners and experts together to explore smart city technologies and the young entrepreneurs using technology as a tool to improve outcomes for people in the developing world. Venture Smarter hosted the event with the World Bank Y2Y community.