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Among the largest ‘smart cities’ leadership events in North America, the Second Annual Smart Regions Conference will convene leaders from all levels of government and across sectors for a dynamic day of programming, including TED-style speakers, power panels, an innovation corridor, the 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge project pitches and awards, and much more.
To learn more about the event, visit smartregions.org/conference.
The Colorado Smart Cities Alliance will partner with Arrow Electronics Inc. to create the new Colorado Open Lab – a large-scale showcase and innovation lab dedicated to fast-track development of Smart Cities and Smart Regions throughout the state of Colorado.
Building smart cities and communities requires interdisciplinary, interagency and multi-jurisdictional coordination. It also requires smart public-private-partnerships, new business and procurement models and collaborative co-creation through applied research and innovation.
New to the conference this year are Shark Tank-style pitches featuring regional teams of public and private partners competing in the 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge.
Mark your calendar for October 25th and 26th and join leaders from across the continent in Columbus, OH for the largest Smart Regions event in North America.
The Colorado Smart Cities Alliance serves as a co-development laboratory for design, testing, deployment and scaling of cross-jurisdictional infrastructure solutions to problems not currently addressed by market offerings.
Speakers, panels, and presentations will explore smart city solutions beyond municipal boundaries, where stakeholders are required to focus on multi-jurisdictional coordination and collaboration while prioritizing cyber-physical security and privacy in planning.
Arrow Electronics and the nonprofit organization Close the Gap are collaborating to turn used cargo containers into fully equipped digital classrooms and health clinics that can be deployed to remote areas of Africa. The first "DigiTruck" classroom was deployed to the Tuleeni Orphanage in Tanzania where it's currently providing some 80 orphans with access to a classroom full of refurbished laptops, tablets and other IT equipment.
At the Smart Regions Congress in Washington DC, Co-founder of the Colorado Smart Cities Alliance, Jake Rishavy, talked 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.
Smart Cities Dive sat down with Jake Rishavy at the Smart Regions Congress in Washington, DC last week to discuss the alliance, how its work is relevant regardless of a city’s size and his advice for those in other states looking to set up similar bodies.