Posts tagged Bob Bennett
How Innovative Public Policy Put Kansas City on the Smart City Map

As the Chief Innovation Officer for the City of Kansas City, Missouri, Bob Bennett leads the Smart City initiatives.  At Venture Smarter's Smart Regions Congress in Washington DC, he shared 3 lessons learned while leading those initiatives.

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Understanding the Internet of Everything — Regional Smart Cities Initiative

During the Leadership Forum, The Internet of Everything: Connectivity and Security in Smart Regions, at the Smart Regions Congress in Washington DC, public and private sector leaders, including  TJ CostelloTom SynanBob Bennett, Chris Resendez and André Hentz, collaborate around the challenges, opportunities and success stories in building secure, connected Smart Regions.

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City of Kansas City with Xaqt Case Study - Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Xaqt provides an urban analytics and intelligence platform that helps policymakers better innovate how cities function. Xaqt delivers its services using Amazon Web Services (AWS), which provides the agility and scalability required by its growing roster of smart city clients—without the cost and complexity of managing traditional infrastructure. 

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Map of the Month: KC Digital Inclusion Map | Data-Smart City Solutions

The KC Digital Inclusion Map, an interactive visualization of Internet speed across Kansas City — the latest winner of Harvard’s Map of the Month — overlays public FCC data on Internet service providers’ (ISP) highest advertised broadband rates with Census poverty data in order to uncover relationships between connectivity and poverty.

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Funding, fiber, cyber: A recipe for smarter cities -- GCN

For cities across the country to embrace smart technology, the federal government will have to help make that happen, according to experts on a Digitizing Infrastructure panel hosted by The Hill.

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Analytics platform helps KC anticipate the needs of its citizens

Bob Bennett, the CIO for Kansas City, Mo., felt confident that a series of sensor initiatives was helping him and his team reach their goal of creating “the smartest city on Planet Earth.” The city collects more than 4,500 datasets daily and is now working with Xaqt’s MetroGraph platform, which integrates data from multiple sources, including open, historical and sensor data, in a single quantitative analysis environment.

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