Today's Cincinnati Edition Spotlights Smart Cincy Summit
Summit Organizer Zach Huhn, Northern Kentucky Innovation Network Casey Barach join WVXU's Mark Heyne to talk smart cities
With the Smart Cincy Summit a week away, smart cities are the talk of the town in the Queen City. Cincinnati's administration has made its intention to transform the city with smart city technology clear. The launch of its Cincy Insights website last year demonstrated its commitment to data-driven smart planning. More recently, the city issued an RFQ for phase one of its Smart Cincy initiative, the first step toward affordable, citywide WiFi.
But the problem with smart planning is scope. Zack Huhn, CEO of the Smart Cincy Summit's presenting sponsor, Venture Smarter, and Casey Barach, Director of the Northern Kentucky Innovation Netowrk, will discuss smart cities and the importance of a regional approach to smart planning with Cincinnati Edition's Mark Heyne today at 1 p.m.
WHAT: Cincinnati Edition on WVXU 91.7 FM
WHO: Venture Smarter CEO Zack Huhn, Northern Kentucky Innovation Network Director Casey Barach
WHEN: Today, April 18, 1 p.m.
WHY: To discuss smart cities and the Smart Cincy Summit on Tuesday, April 25.
Smart Cities use technology as a tool to create equitable outcomes for people. The Smart Cincy Summit, IEEE, Venture Smarter, and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will host the Smart Cincy Inclusion Breakfast ahead of the Smart Cincy Summit on April 25th.
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.
Smart Cities are healthy places for residents and guests. Sustainable food systems, clean water and clean air, active outdoor areas, and data-driven healthcare solutions are all key elements of smart cities that use technology as a tool to create better outcomes to people.
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.
Rhonda Binda's keynote "The C's of Smart Cities" will be featured at The Smart Cincy Summit where we will talk about connectivity, community, culture, and commerce as Greater Cincinnati leaders continue to take steps at building a smart region.