Smart Cincy Summit - Phase One Announcements!

Program Announcements for the Second Annual Smart Cincy Summit

2018 Smart Cincy Summit

April 26th, 2018 at Union Hall in Cincinnati, OH, 9am-3pm (space limited)

The Second Annual Smart Cincy Summit will explore the future of our city and region, and the impact that new technologies, policies, and strategies will have for people regardless of socioeconomic or physical barriers. As we deploy the foundational layer of connectivity for people, places, things, and information, we can begin to build a test bed to enable the internet of transportation, ushering in a new age of accessible and equitable mobility catalyzed by intelligent technologies and smart infrastructure planning. These efforts will bolster social mobility, enhance economic development, and lead to improved experiences for residents and visitors, alike.

Speakers, panelists, and roundtable discussions will explore recent success stories such as the downtown fiber ring in the City of Cincinnati, challenges such as defeating the digital divide or optimizing crumbling infrastructure, and opportunities to collaborate via public-private-partnerships to continue moving these conversations forward. During the leadership luncheon awards will be presented to local and regional leaders, and a light will shine on the amazing progress that has been made stemming out of City Hall. Additionally, national announcements concerning the programming, funding, and financing behind the Smart Infrastructure Challenge will be released.


9:00   Local/Welcome Speakers  ─ Elected and Public Officials

9:30   Featured Speakers  ─ Business, Academia, Public-Private Partnerships

9:45   Keynote  ─ TBA

10:15   PANEL 1A  ─ Smart Cincy: Building the Internet of Transportation

PANEL 1B  ─ Smart Cincy: Defeating the Digital Divide

11:15    PANEL 2A  ─ Resilience: Risk Assessment and Mitigation in Smart Cities & Regions

PANEL 2B  ─ Future Transportation: What’s Next?

12:00 Leadership Luncheon and Awards

1:00   Smart Infrastructure Challenge Announcements  

1:15    Smart Planning Presentations and Workshops

Transportation Planning

Utilities Planning (Water, Energy, Waste Management)

Public Safety Planning

Wireless, Data and IoT Planning for Interoperability

Funding/Financing Smart City Development

3:00  Close

Leaders from Smart Cincy and The City of Cincinnati will host the summit, with support from the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments, Cincinnati Metro, The University of Cincinnati, CVG Airport, United States Department of Commerce, United States Department of Homeland Security, and an amazing community of collaborators as a part of the Regional Smart Cities Initiative.

Morning speakers and panels will highlight recent Smart Cities success stories, challenges, and opportunities to collaborate. Afternoon workshops guided by leadership from the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) will highlight planning blueprints and frameworks for transportation, public safety, utilities (water, energy, waste management,) wireless and IoT, and project funding and financing.