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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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Colorado is 'open for business' - Regional Smart Cities Initiative

At the Smart Regions Congress in Washington DC, Co-founder of the Colorado Smart Cities Alliance, Jake Rishavy, talked about addressing some of society's most pressing problems by co-creating the next generation of technologies using a test bed at multi-city scale.

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Ohio shines at the Smart Regions Congress

Recently, Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Columbus have all been ramping up efforts around smart technology and policy planning and development. At the state level, leaders have recently formed Drive Ohio, and have been actively investing in growing tech-based and tech-enabled economies.

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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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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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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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Ohio is on the Move — Regional Smart Cities Initiative

Thea Walsh, Transportation Systems and Funding Director for the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission, laid out a long list of the state’s projects and progress at the Intelligent Transportation, Systems, and Infrastructure in Smart Regions panel discussion hosted at last month’s Smart Regions Congress in Washington, DC.

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Learn What Uber is Doing for Smart Transportation — Regional Smart Cities Initiative

Uber’s leader for federal affairs Dave Barmore helped lead a dynamic panel at last month’s Smart Regions Conference in Washington, DC. The panel, Intelligent Transportation, Systems, and Infrastructure in Smart Regions, focused on solutions to a long list of problems believed to be tied to two main areas: infrastructure and transportation.

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Clarke Bipartisanship Draws Bunkeddeko Criticism

The announcement for the new caucus was delivered by Venture Smarter, a firm which aims to use technology as a tool for city and regional planning, as part of their Smart Regions Congress Leadership Forum held Feb. 15. The initiative hopes to cover everything from broadband connectivity in urban, suburban, and rural areas to cybersecurity to using smart technologies and strategies to tackle the opioid and heroin epidemic.

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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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All 50 states vote yes on AT&T’s $40 billion emergency response network FirstNet – TechCrunch

Today, AT&T announced that all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia have officially signed on to FirstNet, a government program operated by AT&T to provide universal emergency response communications across the country.

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San Antonio develops committee to advance smart city goals | Smart Cities Dive

San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg announced this week the creation of the Innovation and Technology Committee that will work closely with the city's Innovation Office to develop smart city initiatives focused on a number of goals including enhancing cybersecurity, promoting digital inclusion, improving mobility, expanding municipal broadband and pursuing economic opportunity.

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Truth in Broadband: Mayor's Office Issues RFI to Promote Open and Transparent Internet | City of New York

Chief Technology Officer calls on experts to develop system to monitor internet service providers and disclose when they are engaging in discriminatory practices

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Cubic to provide Los Angeles area with regional smart card transit platform

Cubic Corporation's  Cubic Transportation Systems business division has been awarded a contract with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority to deliver an integrated mobile app in support of the regional contactless fare system in that area, according to a press release.  

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Orlando tests user-friendly government website - Orlando Sentinel

Orlando is testing a new city website, with the aim of saving residents trips to City Hall.  Officials say it will offer a one-stop-shop for dozens of city services, where residents can report potholes, apply for building permits or contest a parking ticket from the comfort of their home — on a computer or a smartphone.

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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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Smart Cincy: City to Install 'Fiber Ring' in Downtown Cincinnati

This upgrade to fiber for the Downtown traffic-communications system is one of several smart city (or “Smart Cincy”) initiatives the Administration is aggressively pursuing. Others include the Smart Cincy RFP and the development of a comprehensive Mobility app, both of which are underway.

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Government Agencies Call on Chatbots to Improve Customer Experience | Oracle Blogs

Chatbots, those popular computerized personal assistants already hard at work answering customers’ questions in the retail, banking, and utilities industries, now are popping up in government to make citizen services more accessible.

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