Posts tagged MO
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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Lawmakers create grant program to spread broadband in Missouri

House Bill 1872 creates the the Missouri Rural Broadband Development Fund, but it will rely on appropriations. The grant would fund a maximum of 50 percent of a project provide a maximum $2.5 million to a given project.

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Digital Literacy Is at the Heart of a Thriving Smart City

The path forward for smart cities is not without its obstacles and challenges, many of them far removed from the worlds of tech, and instead more linked to the societal, political and financial factors.

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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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3 ways local governments can make their state or city more startup-friendly in 2018 | VentureBeat

Contrary to popular belief, government bureaucrats aren’t trying to thwart entrepreneurs at every turn. The state and local government officials I meet with in my role as a vice president for an economic development organization in St. Charles, Missouri, increasingly see startups as important to the future of their economy. They understand that encouraging entrepreneurship is key to maintaining a strong employer base.

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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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'Smart Road' Pilot Project Coming to Kansas City | Planetizen: The independent resource for people passionate about planning and related fields

The infrastructure to support a future of connected cars and automated vehicles is one step closer to reality.

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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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Kansas City, MO startup to test smart roads | Smart Cities Dive

Using data collected from the roads, the company wants to help city officials track issues like congestion and the need for maintenance monitor vehicles and offer a place to lay fiber-optic cable to increase internet bandwidth. Future hardware could support connected or self-driving vehicles.

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