'Smart cities' tech is topic of first regional Impact Ohio conference - The Blade

Participants in a policy and politics conference held at the Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel on Friday touched on the wave of technology turning regular cities into “smart cities.”

About 215 business and local government leaders registered for the sold-out half-day conference, the first of a series of regional Impact Ohio conferences on the model of an event that has been annually held in Columbus. Partners included The Success Group, the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce, and The Blade.

In the panel "Emerging Smart Cities & Opportunities for the Region," four participants discussed how some cities, including Columbus, have become early participants in forms of technology that can speed up traffic, increase security with cameras, make it easier to detect flaws in water lines, and enable people to find parking places faster.

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