Posts tagged Data
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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Cisco to Smart City Planners: Get Started — Regional Smart Cities Initiative

TJ Costello of Cisco expresses allignment with Venture Smarter's priority to address security in connectivity, as well as the critical requirements of data governance policy to position regions for success.  He spoke at the Smart Regions Congress, including the "Internet of Everything, Connectivity and Security in Smart Regions" leadership forum.

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IOT: Jacobs Builds Predictive Partnership With Atos, Receives Industry Awards » Dallas Innovates

Jacobs Engineering Group, a Dallas-based global provider of technical, professional, and scientific services, has announced a partnership with international digital transformation company Atos.  The deal will bring data capture and analysis through predictive, condition-based maintenance and field services optimization solutions to industries including water, energy, transport, aviation, nuclear, and the built environment.

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Smart Columbus Initiative Seeks Open-Source Data-Sharing Infrastructure

Smart Columbus is looking to build a web-based information system that will collect and share data, allowing vehicles, roads and streetlights to communicate.

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Gov. Kashic Launches DriveOhio with Executive Order

Gov. Kasich Launches DriveOhio with Executive Order, establishing it as a one-stop shop for researchers, developers and manufacturers to collaborate on autonomous and connected vehicle initiatives in Ohio.

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When Cities and Private Mobility Companies Vie For Data - The Atlantic

How, exactly, should policymakers respond to the rapid rise of new private mobility services such as ride-hailing, dockless shared bicycles, and microtransit?  City leaders will need accurate and detailed information about all urban trips—however the traveler chose to get from one place to another.

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Breaking Down the "State of a City"

A sharply increasing disparity in technology continues to deepen the digital divide among peer cities. In fact, smaller cities that leverage their assets, including rights of way, have the opportunity to outperform larger cities in the digital transformation. 

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This 'Smart City' in China Is Controlled By An Artificial Intelligence | IFLScience

The government of the city of Hangzhou – home to over 9 million people – collaborated with Alibaba and Foxconn to build the “City Brain” project. The metropolis would be, from that moment forth, at least partly run by an AI that absorbed every last drop of data it could get its virtual hands on.

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Australia launches database for smart cities framework

Australia: The Australian government has launched its first smart city database, which is called the National Cities Performance Framework and is meant to track productivity and progress of the 21 largest cities in the nation.

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Research: Global Cost Savings from Smart City Tech Could Hit $5T Annually by 2022

The report, Smart Cities and Cost Savings, studied the potential combined cost-savings for typical smart mega cities – those with at least 10 million inhabitants – in coming years -- Governments stand to save up to $4.95 billion each year from the proliferation of smart city tech.

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City of Insights: Tapping into Private Sector Data for Inclusive Growth - The MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth

The Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth is working in partnership with the Urban Institute in Washington, D.C. to develop data-driven metrics and methodologies to better answer key questions related to inclusive economic growth in U.S. metropolitan areas. The project will combine Mastercard insights with public data to create new indicators and identify new evidence to support and monitor equitable development efforts.

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Los Angeles Set to Embark on a Smart City Experiment

Los Angeles is a part of a consortium called “I3” that includes the University of Southern California (USC) and tech companies. This partnership is developing and will soon test an Internet of Things system. It aims to connect sensors placed around the city with other connected devices to make L.A. a smart city.

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Data Exploration: Neighborhood Crime and Local Business - The MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth

Mastercard’s insights and analytical expertise can provide community organizations, residents and urban planners with insights to better promote inclusive growth in American cities. The Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth leveraged proprietary aggregated and anonymized transaction insights in tandem with public data on commercial robberies to better understand if there are any relationships between such criminal activity and business closings.

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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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Deploy Scalable Smart City Architectures Confidently With Network Simulation

These virtual sandboxes allow developers to create systems of systems based on thousands of sensors and devices, they also provide the opportunity to asses network characteristics under various loads. This helps reduce cost and time to market while at the same time designing accurately for current and future smart city requirements.

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