Smart Cincy Summit - 1 Week Away!

2018 Smart Cincy Summit - Cincinnati, OH Smart Cities Event

Local, state, and national leaders will convene in Cincinnati, OH on Thursday, April 26th, 2018 where announcements are expected about smart mobility and infrastructure projects in Greater Cincinnati’s Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Region that will catapult the region into the 21st Century. The announcements will take place during the Second Annual Smart Cincy Summit hosted by leaders of the smart cities effort growing across the tri-state.

  • The City of Cincinnati will highlight ongoing project efforts including a downtown fiber ring, open data portals, smart mobility application, and downtown WiFi efforts among others that are soon-to-be underway.

  • CVG International Airport will highlight opportunities and challenges presented by recent growth efforts with Amazon and DHL, as well as plans to better connect the region to the airport for work, passenger travel, and logistics needs.

  • The Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments will highlight advanced transportation, smart mobility, and infrastructure planning efforts, as well as new partnerships with University of Cincinnati, Uber, Venture Smarter, and other regional organizations.

  • The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce will highlight its partnership with Uber and shed light on plans related to the Smart Mobility Lab in the City of Cincinnati and the Connected Region Effort launched last month.

  • The Ohio Department of Transportation’s ‘Drive Ohio’ will shine a light on statewide efforts, and preview the initial Drive Ohio partnerships and projects in Southwest Ohio.

  • The University of Cincinnati will present details about the Next Lives Here strategic vision that revolves around urban impact and urban futures, as well as information about a new effort geared towards advanced transportation technologies and smart mobility projects in the community.

  • The United States Department of Commerce will highlight efforts from NTIA’s smart cities and smart grid task force, shedding light on broadband-enabled opportunities for Cincinnati and regional leaders to tap federal support and resources.

  • The United States Department of Homeland Security will present opportunities and risks brought on by smart and connected technologies, as well as highlight available resources from, and opportunities to collaborate with DHS’s Science and Technology Division.

  • Venture Smarter, a Cincinnati based company known for helping to launch the Congressional Smart Cities Caucus is also set to make announcements related to the 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge that was originally announced during the Smart Regions Congress in Washington DC this February.

Event programming will begin at 9am include morning speakers and panels covering smart city success stories, challenges and opportunities to collaborate followed by afternoon workshops presented by leaders from the National Institute of Standards and Technology Global City Teams Challenge focusing on education and workforce development, transportation planning, public safety, utilities (water, energy, waste management,) Wireless and IoT, and funding/financing smart city development efforts.

Media contact details:

Jamie Sordo,, +1 224 456 5454

About Smart Cincy -

Smart Cincy is a public-private-partnership between The City of Cincinnati, The Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments, The University of Cincinnati, Venture Smarter and hundreds of participating organizations, communities, and businesses.

About the Smart Cincy Summit

Click Here to view the Draft Event Agenda and Speakers List for the Second Annual Smart Cincy Summit.