Posts tagged connectivity
The DigiTruck Project: Bridging the Digital Divide in Africa

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.

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Did you know which are the top 3 smart cities in the world?

A city is characterized as smart city “when investments in human and social capital and traditional (transport) and modern (ICT) communication infrastructure fuel sustainable economic development and a high quality of life, with a wise management of natural resources, through participatory action.”

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Smart Cincy Summit focuses on the Internet of Transportation

Venture Smarter, The City of Cincinnati, and Cintrifuse are presenting the second Smart Cincy Summit on April 26, 2018 at Union Hall focusing on the Internet of Transportation. “Last year’s summit was a catalyzing event about what we wanted to do in the region,” said Venture Smarter founder Zack Huhn. “This year we’re shining a light on some projects that are actually in the works.”

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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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How Smart City Solutions Can Correct the Opioid Epidemic — Regional Smart Cities Initiative

At the Smart Regions Congress, Chief Tom Synan shared his perspective of the opioid epidemic and stressed the importance of collaboration among those involved with both the problem and the solution. He also spoke on the "Internet of Everything, Connectivity and Security in Smart Regions" panel with Chris Rezendes, TJ Costello, André Hentz, and Bob Bennett to discuss cyber-physical security and mitigating risk.

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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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Why Resilience in Smart City Projects Directly Impacts Funding — Regional Smart Cities Initiative

On the "Internet of Everything, Connectivity and Security in Smart Regions" panel, Chris Rezendes from Context Labs weighed in alongside TJ Costello, André Hentz, Bob Bennett and Tom Synan to discuss cyber-physical security and mitigating risk.

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Congressman Brendan Boyle explains why we must 'expand our conversation when it comes to infrastructure' at the Smart Regions Congress — Regional Smart Cities Initiative

Representing Pennsylvania’s 13th Congressional District, Congressman Brendan Boyle advocates for a more holistic approach to infrastructure investments at the Smart Regions Congress in Washington DC.

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Dallas picks Ericsson for smart cities traffic solution

The City of Dallas has selected Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) to install and host an Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS) based on Ericsson’s Connected Urban Transport solution.

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Jaguar Land Rover Uses CES to Unveil Innovative Connected Technology - Tires & Parts News

Jaguar Land Rover used the CES event to unveil several products related to ultra-fast connectivity including a highly advanced Qualcomm SnapdragonM 820Am Automotive platform. Thanks to this platform, all models from Jaguar Land Rover vehicles will offer ultra-quick and efficient connectivity, limitless in-car entertainment and over-the-air downloads.

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Microsoft forms rural broadband advocacy group called Connect Americans Now | VentureBeat

Microsoft announced today that it will be launching a coalition called Connect Americans Now (CAN) to advocate for the FCC to eliminate regulatory hurdles that the group says are standing in the way of more widespread rural broadband deployment.

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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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Moscow completes first phase of its sweeping redevelopment campaign | Smart Cities Dive

Moscow's government says it has completed the first phase of its massive My Street renovation project. The city-wide upgrades create what the municipality calls a "citizen-oriented" city.

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Industry Leaders Announce Partnership to Test Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything Tech in U.S.

Ford Motor Company, Qualcomm, AT&T and Nokia recently announced a partnership that will lead to the first testing of cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) technology in the United States.

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