Posts tagged New York City
It's time to address the standards, risks and norms of investing for impact

While there are some challenges that both investors and businesses face in creating a net positive impact, there are still ways in which we can ensure that investments are positively impacting society.

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Shaping the Future of Impact Investing

From AI to blockchain, what separates the hype from the real opportunities in the new age of investing technology? Join editors from The Economist  and leaders from Venture Smarter, the world's premier financial institutions, wealthiest families, largest companies, most innovative startups and most influential foundations for the third annual Investing for Impact event.

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Explore active blue-tech projects and opportunities at SRC18

Over the last century, the global per capita rate of water use has doubled, leading the United Nations to project that the demand for water will exceed supply as early as 2025. Thankfully, there’s an abundance of opportunity to combat this problem by leveraging smart technologies, policies and strategies.

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Silicon Harlem Tech-Enabled Community (TEC) Consortium — 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge

The Silicon Harlem Tech-Enabled Community (TEC) Consortium is on a mission to achieve successful broad-based dissemination of smart city applications and services in the historically underserved urban communities of Harlem and Upper Manhattan.

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5 things you didn't know about Israel's smart city efforts

The Israeli people are using their most plentiful natural resource, their brain power, to fuel advancements in multiple disciplines to ensure a brighter tomorrow for future generations in their own country and for the benefit of all people spanning the globe.

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NYC Smart Stormwater Management — 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge

The New York Smart Stormwater Management Project seeks to reach 100% reduction of CSOs by creating a citywide systems approach around CSO-sheds and leveraging active citizen participation and innovative stormwater technologies.

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Venture Smarter brings together NYC Leaders to Bolster Resilience Efforts in the City

The discussion, led by Venture Smarter, focused on improving resilience through the intersection of technology, government, investment, infrastructure and security.

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Stanford Alumni in New York Start Dialogue About the Future of Cities | Propmodo

Although the Stanford community is most famously associated with business leaders working on tech-driven entrepreneurial endeavors, this event was tailored for Stanford alumni working in finance, government, and other industries who hold influence in swaying the conversation of what should be the future of cities.

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Snapshot: DHS Accelerates Data Solutions to Uncover Biothreats | Homeland Security

Biothreats are hard to immediately identify, but with new technologies and data sources, such as the wealth of open data generated by “smarter” cities, emergency managers may be able to detect and respond to an emerging problem more quickly.

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Resilient NYC: Meet the speakers!

On Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 at 3pm, Venture Smarter’s 'Resilient NYC' summit will bring together leaders from across New York City - including all levels of government, the business community, nonprofits, neighborhood groups, academic and research institutions - to deep dive prioritizing resilience into planning government systems and infrastructure.

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Resilient NYC: Impact and Infrastructure (Attend on June 26th, 2018, New York City)

During the event, Phase One details about the 2018 Smart Regions Conference will be revealed, and the project response teams for the 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge from NYC will be highlighted.

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New York City Launches First Blockchain Initiatives

NEW YORK - Kicking off CoinDesk’s annual flagship Consensus conference as the opening keynote, NYCEDC President and CEO James Patchett today announced plans to plant a flag in New York City’s growing blockchain industry. In the coming months, the City will launch two initial efforts to build a foundation around the technology and position New York City as an accessible center for blockchain innovation.

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NYC awarded $22.5 million to test 'entirely new classes' of wireless technology

The research hubs, funded under the NSF Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) initiative, are intended to allow researchers to test new ways of boosting internet speeds to accelerate the development of new technology applications in robotics, virtual reality, and traffic safety. The New York City program, called COSMOS, will be anchored at Columbia University and City College in Upper Manhattan. It will be led by a consortium of six local universities and more than two dozen industry partners.

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NYC hires first chief privacy officer

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has appointed Laura Negrón as the city's first chief privacy officer (CPO). As CPO, Negrón will be responsible for improving the city's data sharing and mining processes, and promoting citywide protocols "relating to the collection, disclosure and retention of individually identifiable information," according to a statement.

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Elon Musk wants to whisk you from NYC to DC in 30 minutes with a new Hyperloop

The founder of SpaceX and Tesla is accustomed to flashy enterprises and larger-than-life dreams (that all seem to be coming to fruition), and now, he’s turning his attention to a simple problem that plagues all of us: Traffic. Because why shouldn’t it take us 29 minutes to get from New York to D.C.?

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New research reveals which cities can benefit most from IoT

Boston, Chicago and Atlanta top a list of 50 cities expected to make the most of emerging smart city and Internet of Things technologies. This map illustrates the cities expected to benefit most from smart city technology.

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Smart Cities New York Announced Key Speakers for May Event

This year, SCNY 2018 will bring together a diverse global community of leaders from business, government, academia, civil society and startups to explore the emerging power of cities on the world stage, and the innovations that are transforming the lives of citizens.

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Smart Cities NYC and Politico Partner for Second Annual Global Conference

We’re happy to announce that on May 8-10, 2018 at Pier 36 in Lower Manhattan, Smart Cities New York is partnering with POLITICO to host its second annual global conference. This year, we are exploring the Emerging Power of Cities, broadening the narrative about what makes cities “smart” by highlighting the innovations and technologies transforming urban life. 

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