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Are Smart Cities getting Smarter? — The Washington Post Live

The Washington Post Live: Innovative startups and advocates who are working with urban communities to create the digital infrastructure for the cities of tomorrow discuss the opportunities and challenges of smart cities.

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Cincinnati, Hamilton County to get U.S. Homeland Security help in combating opioid epidemic

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.

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Cincinnati-area governments sign opioid data-sharing pact with feds

StateScoop — At a "smart regions" conference in Ohio, representatives from several jurisdictions pledged to use technology to reduce drug overdoses.

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Regional action cluster aims to make Cincinnati a leader in cyber-technology

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.

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Winners announced in first Smart Infrastructure Challenge

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.

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'Technology alone cannot solve our problems': Top takeaways from Smart Regions Conference

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.

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A Look Inside the Second Annual Smart Regions Conference #SRC18

The second annual Smart Regions Conference is unique in that each stakeholder -- from researchers and decision makers to project managers and citizens -- is invited to attend and play an active role in the regional collaboration and multi-jurisdictional cooperation that is required to navigate the ever-changing social, financial, environmental, and technological challenges we face today.

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What the future of work will mean for jobs, skills, and wages: Jobs lost, jobs gained | McKinsey

In an era marked by rapid advances in automation and artificial intelligence, new research assesses the jobs lost and jobs gained under different scenarios through 2030.

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Venture Smarter adds talent to prioritize energy and resilience

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15TH - CINCINNATI, OH - Venture Smarter continues to add talent to the growing organization committed to accelerating the development of smart cities, regions, and industries. The company is headquartered in Cincinnati, OH with remote operations in New York City and Washington, DC.

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Tell your story at the 2018 Smart Regions Conference! — Regional Smart Cities Initiative

Has your government agency, business, or organization been crafting success stories across cities and regions by leveraging smart technologies, policies, and strategies? Is your group interested in creating new or accelerating existing smart cities projects?

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Venture Smarter brings together NYC Leaders to Bolster Resilience Efforts in the City

The discussion, led by Venture Smarter, focused on improving resilience through the intersection of technology, government, investment, infrastructure and security.

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Kansas City Region — 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge

The Greater Kansas City team's project will focus on continuing to participate in the global community of cities and regions looking at smart infrastructure solutions with an eye towards improving peoples’ lives at a real, human level and optimizing the systems approach enabled by new technology and interoperability.

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How Could Driverless Vehicles Affect Ohioans' Daily Lives? | WVXU

As research and testing of autonomous vehicles and smart mobility programs in the state ramp up, we could see driverless vehicles on the streets of Cincinnati, in coordination with the ongoing Smart Cincy initiative.

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Jean Rice, Broadband Specialist: Bridging the Digital Divide

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.  Rice is NTIA's Senior Broadband Program Specialist for BroadbandUSA (an initiative of the U.S. Department of Commerce).

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Resilient NYC: Meet the speakers!

On Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 at 3pm, Venture Smarter’s 'Resilient NYC' summit will bring together leaders from across New York City - including all levels of government, the business community, nonprofits, neighborhood groups, academic and research institutions - to deep dive prioritizing resilience into planning government systems and infrastructure.

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Why building a dynamic smart city requires an equally-dynamic network

Successfully harnessing these advanced technologies, such as sensors, video, smart meters, analytics, to achieve goals like optimizing energy efficiency, improving public safety, and autonomous transportation requires a network as dynamic as a city itself.

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