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The Second Annual Smart Regions Conference will bring together leaders from all levels of government and across industry sectors to accelerate the development of smart cities, regions, and industries.
Of those already expected to attend, representatives from more than 98 municipalities, 37 counties, 40 state agencies, 35 regional governments, 10 federal agencies, and dozens of economic development districts will collide with leaders from top technology companies, research institutions, and non-governmental organizations.
Attendees will connect with and hear from leaders that are actively working to research, plan, fund, and deploy smart technologies, strategies, and policies to create better places to live, work, and visit. Teams from the 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge will deliver Shark Tank-style pitch presentations, industry experts will provide Ted-style talks, and powerful panels will dive into success stories, challenges, and opportunities to collaborate across a targeted list of focus areas (more info here.)
The Smart Regions Conference is the largest event in North America focused on building smart cities and regions with a focus on multi-jurisdictional coordination and resilient planning. The event will dig into best practices and standards, public-private-partnerships in the new age of digital transformation, and innovative ideas to ensure smart city solutions create new opportunities for all people, regardless of socioeconomic or physical barriers.
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On Thursday, December 13th, 2018 at 1pm, Venture Smarter’s NYC Leadership Summit will bring together key leaders from across the city, state, and region to focus on the intersection of investment, innovation, and impact in the smart city space.
Expanded program portfolio seeks to increase access to DoD-specific electronics manufacturing capabilities, enhance hardware security, and ensure ERI investments translate to DoD applications
StateScoop — Four development teams have taken home top prizes in a competition for advanced infrastructure proposals, each securing up to $10 million in investment capital.
Cincinnati Enquirer — The Cincinnati area will get new help in its opioid fight through a pilot partnership with U.S. Homeland Security’s Science and Technology division that could yield a nationwide response to the epidemic.
StateScoop — At a "smart regions" conference in Ohio, representatives from several jurisdictions pledged to use technology to reduce drug overdoses.
CINCINNATI -- A partnership among businesses, educators and agencies is working to turn Cincinnati into the Silicon Valley of the Midwest. Local schools are training the next generation of cyber experts.
Smart Cities Dive — Four cross-jurisdictional teams took home the top cash prizes in the first Smart Infrastructure Challenge, hosted by smart city and technology strategy firm Venture Smarter.
Smart Cities Dive — Speakers in Columbus, OH, emphasized the need for cities to put people first, but the age gap between elected leaders and smart city proponents could be a hindrance.
The second annual Smart Regions Conference invites guests to think BEYOND city limits, beyond bureaucratic silos, beyond party lines, and beyond all of the barriers that hinder the development of smart communities in cities and regions of all sizes.
For governments and technologists, partnerships with academic and research institutions are particularly important as there are not yet hundreds or thousands of use cases that define and prove the concepts behind smart cities or regions.