Venture Smarter hosted the inaugural Smart Cincy Summit on April 25th, 2017 at Union Hall in downtown Cincinnati.
On WVXU this week, Smart Cincy organizational founder Zack Huhn said, "Last century we automated communication. This century, possibly even this decade, we have the opportunity to automate transportation." The truth is that many of the companies that would have to work together to make that happen will be attending the inaugural Smart Cincy Summit next week beginning on April 25th.
Join the Smart Cincy team and help make Greater Cincinnati a smart region! We are looking for volunteers to support event and programming efforts the week of the first Smart Cincy Summit which will welcome main event programming on Tuesday, April 25th. Perks, camaraderie, food, and free tickets to Smart Cincy events are just a few of the volunteer offerings. We are excited to welcome in supporters of Smart Cincy efforts and are flexible with scheduling and commitments.
Wednesday April 26 is Smart Cincy Summit Community Day! Founder Institute will host the Frontier Founder Smart Cities Forum and leaders will announce the Smart Cincy Fellowship program that will be inclusive of Founder Institute scholarships and resources for emerging entrepreneurs looking to tackle smart city challenges.
Technology, Transportation, and Tourism are fundamental elements of any smart city, where leaders in public and private sectors use technology as a tool to improve outcomes for people. Join elected and public officials, academic and business leaders, and community members committed to building a smart region in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana at the Smart Cincy Summit on April 25th at Union Hall.
The challenges that face cities in the United States today haven’t changed much. Cities still struggle with gridlock and a lack of transportation capacity. Poverty and crime are still widespread problems. At their core, these are simple problems.The problem is that because there are so many more of us than before, the solutions to problems cities face are more complex and costlier. And because population growth isn’t going to slow down anytime soon, cities can no longer take a reactive stance on fixing society’s ills.
April is finally here and we are excited to begin releasing more details about the first Smart Cincy Summit happening the week of April 25th. Following the Summit's main event we will host the Smart Cincy Innovation showcase where businesses large and small will showcase their smart city solutions during a networking reception and happy hour at Union Hall.
The April edition of the Smart Cincy Newsletter is the fourth of its kind. This month we take a sneak peek at The Smart Cincy Summit and a 30,000 foot view of smart city happenings throughout the Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana region. Don't forget, Regional Smart Cities Initiatives "officially" launch at the Smart Cincy Summit on April 25th.
The tragic mass shooting that took place Saturday at Cameo Nightclub is a jarring reminder of the importance of the smart cities pillar of security. Public safety is now top of mind in Cincinnati, and the Regional Smart Cities Initiative and its supporters must lead the conversation about how technology can make our city a safer place to live and work. To that end:
This weekend's mass shooting is an upsetting example of why public safety is highlighted within the four pillars of smart cities. Technologies are available to prevent senseless acts such as those that happened in Cincinnati this weekend, and we want to help usher in those solutions in short time in our smart cities, connected campuses, and advanced facilities throughout Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana.
"We have a vision that we want to achieve for our citizens, and now we’re looking for innovators, builders and doers who can make that vision a reality. The collaboration starts now." Scroll down to read a recap and summary of the 26 page document released today meant to act as the foundational layer of smart city planning throughout the City of Cincinnati. Click "View RFQ" to view the entire document from the Entrepreneurship and Education Committee.
The City of Cincinnati released an RFQ (request for qualifications) relating the what city leaders are calling "Phase One" of creating a Smart Cincinnati, or Smart Cincy. Click here to view the 26 page document or see links below for a summarized recap and overview from our Director of Communications. Questions? Want to join the Smart Cincy brain trust? Hello@smartcincy.org.
Step one in smart city planning is analyzing available data to discover opportunity areas that are immediately addressable. When looking through the lens of smart cities, sometimes data is able to solve problems without deploying any hard solutions but by simply identifying a disparity or solution. Data interoperability and protocols are not yet streamlined, but standards and solutions are in the works. Join us at Smart Cincy Summit on April 25th in Cincinnati, OH to discuss Big Data in Smart Cities, Connected Campuses, and Advanced Facilities.