Executives from leading regional agencies, organizations, and economic development groups joined Venture Smarter, UC, and Cintrifuse at the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments to align around one, cohesive ‘Smart Cincy’ coalition that can raise awareness and garner support from state and national leaders in an effort to shine a bright light on emerging efforts across the Greater Cincinnati region. Organizations represented included: Greater Cincinnati Foundation, REDI, Cincy USA Regional Chamber of Commerce, and about a dozen other groups ranging from the City of Cincinnati Office of Data and Performance Analytics to CVG International Airport. The group will continue to meet to create an OKI specific definition of ‘smart city/smart region,’ and to identify collaboration opportunities to expedite existing and emerging development efforts around shared goals.
Leadership from Drive Ohio was able to attend and walked away from the meeting with a new understanding of just how much Cincinnati has to offer as it relates to research, development, and implementation of developing smart mobility solutions and using technology to solve problems for residents.
3 KEY TAKEAWAYS
- Greater Cincinnati has a lot to offer, and many challenges to solve. With that said, smart cities efforts should be aimed at addressing our most pressing regional needs in education, workforce, transportation, public health, and quality of life
- Better coordination and collaboration can help better tell the Smart Cincy story so we can pursue opportunities competitively that have been missed historically. Active efforts from the airport to the Uptown Innovation Corridor could lean in on collaborators to knowledge share, resource share, and generally support efforts with deeper regional impact
- Group leaders agreed that by using Connectivity, Mobility, and Resilience as planning pillars, we can begin streamline collaborative conversations and efforts rooted in smart growth.
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CINCINNATI – The City of Cincinnati has adopted the 2018 Green Cincinnati Plan (GCP) to make Cincinnati more sustainable, equitable, and resilient. The 2018 GCP marks the third update to the plan, which has helped establish Cincinnati as a national leader in sustainability and an attractive destination for businesses and individuals.
DriveOhio, the state's clearinghouse for autonomous vehicle testing and smart technology, plans to include Interstates I-75 between Cincinnati and Dayton and parts of I-275. It's also helping to further Cincinnati's effort to build a test track for driverless shuttles.
Gov. John Kasich is opening all of Ohio’s public roads to smart vehicle testing and the University of Cincinnati is positioned to play a leading role
In April, regional leaders from across Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana met to discuss better collaborating around shared goals as it relates to making Cincinnati a smart city, and OKI a smart region. The meeting happened immediately ahead of the Second Annual Smart Cincy Summit and Community Day Forum.
Community and neighborhood development groups explored existing programs and efforts that are working to connect Cincinnati residents to digital access and transportation/transit options that are inclusive, equitable, and very much needed.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Gov. John Kasich signed an executive order Wednesday morning that will allow companies to test autonomous vehicles on all public roads in Ohio. Just last week, leaders from Drive Ohio came to Cincinnati to discuss the future of mobility, and the role Ohioans will play.
At the second annual Smart Cincy Summit, local, state, and national leaders convened for a dynamic day of programming, including featured speakers, panel discussions, smart planning workshops and more. Videos from the entire day are now available - watch here.
At the Second Annual Smart Cincy Summit 68 speakers and presenters across sectors and agencies shined a bright light on their success stories, challenges, and opportunities to collaborate to accelerate the development of smart city efforts across Cincinnati and the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Region.
Smart Cincy is excited to announce that Zack Huhn, Thea Walsh and Robyn Bancroft will be joining us at the Second Annual Smart Cincy Summit! Representing leadership from Smart Cincy and beyond, the group will work with local and regional leaders on laying out plans and frameworks for smart growth.
Powernet has been a partner of the Smart Cincy effort since the very beginning and we are excited to welcome them as a partner and sponsor for the Second Annual Smart Cincy Summit!
Preview the Smart Cincy Community Day agenda. The presentations, forum, and community discussion will focus on leveraging smart city technologies and strategies to address the most pressing needs in our communities ranging from digital access and equitable mobility to workforce development, health, and wellness.
CINCINNATI, Ohio — April 25, 2018 — In 2017, the inaugural Smart Cities Summit focused on starting the conversation between stakeholders and decision makers from around the region to identify goals that will transform the Cincinnati region into a Smart City. On Thursday, April 26, at Union Hall in Over-the-Rhine, the Summit returns to highlight the progress made in the last year and to keep the momentum going.
Smart city techies will arrive in Cincinnati this week to learn about smart mobility and infrastructure projects taking hold across the greater Cincinnati-Kentucky-Indiana region.
Smart Cincy is pleased to welcome Battelle as a partner and sponsor for the Second Annual Smart Cincy Summit on Thursday, April 26th, 2018!
Smart Cincy is excited to welcome CEO of Smart City Capital, Oscar Bode, to the Second Annual Smart Cincy Summit. Oscar Bode will lead the afternoon smart planning workshop focused on Funding and Financing Smart City Development.
Smart Cincy is pleased to have Derick Lee, who is from the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC) Education Supercluster, join us for the afternoon workshops at the Second Annual Smart Cincy Summit! The workshops are meant to support and supplement ongoing efforts and ideas, as well as provide an opportunity for the greater Cincinnati community to ask questions and learn directly from the blueprint's creators.
Join local, regional and national leaders at Union Hall on April 26th for the Second Annual Smart Cincy Summit! Explore the complete program, including the speaker line-up, panel discussions and smart planning workshops here and register today.
Ahead of the Second Annual Smart Cincy Summit, government, academic, business, and community leaders will meet to discuss moving forward together to build a smarter Greater Cincinnati Region with a focus on equity and problem solving. ‘Smart Cincy Community Day’ will happen on Wednesday, April 25th beginning at 530pm at the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments board room.
Smart Cincy is excited to welcome Jean Rice (BroadbandUSA, NTIA States Department of Commerce), Jess Kropczynski (University of Cincinnati), John Putnam (Cincinnati Bell), Edita Dolan-Mayo (Powernet) and Leigh Tami (City of Cincinnati) as part of the panel titled, Connecting Smart Cincy: Data-driven decisions to Bridge the Divide, at the second annual summit.
For the Second Annual Smart Cincy Summit, Smart Cincy is pleased to announce Brian Cobb from CVG, Mike Stanley from TransitX, Dr. Kelly Cohen and Dr. Shaaban Abdallah from the University of Cincinnati and Thea Walsh from the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commissionas speakers for the panel titled, Future Transportation: What's Next?
Representing Supercluster leadership from National Institute of Standards and Technology's Global City Teams Challenge, Dr. Mo Shakouri will lead the wireless portion of the Smart Planning Workshops. Alongside Dr. Mo Shakouri will be Chief Performance Officer, Leigh Tami and Analytics and Innovation Manager, Nicollette Statton representing the City of Cincinnati's Office of Performance and Data Analytics.
Smart Cincy is pleased to welcome Arrow as a partner and sponsor for the Second Annual Smart Cincy Summit on Thursday, April 26th, 2018!
Smart Cincy is excited to welcome Spectrum Enterprise as a partner and sponsor for the Second Annual Smart Cincy Summit coming up Thursday, April 26th, 2018!
Smart Cincy is excited to welcome Andrew Bremer (DriveOhio), Robyn Bancroft (OKI Regional Council of Governments), Daryl Haley (Cincinnati Metro), Jiaqi Ma (University of Cincinnati) and Pete Metz (Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce) as speakers for the second annual summit on the panel titled, Smart Cincy: Building the Internet of Transportation.
Northern Kentucky Innovation Network has been a partner of the Smart Cincy effort since the very beginning. We are excited to welcome them as a partner and sponsor for the Second Annual Smart Cincy Summit coming up Thursday, April 26th, 2018!
The second annual Smart Cincy Summit wouldn't be possible without our incredible sponsors and partners dedicated to making the greater Cincinnati area a better place to live, work and visit.
CINCINNATI, OH (Wednesday, April 11, 2018) –– As the development and testing of
autonomous vehicle technology continues to progress rapidly, drivers report that their greatest
concerns about the introduction of autonomous vehicle technology are safety and reliability, a
new consumer survey from AAA reveals.
On Thursday, April 26th Andrew Bremmer and other leaders from Drive Ohio, the statewide smart mobility program launched by Governor Kasich, will participate in and attend the Second Annual Smart Cincy Summit as local, state, and national leaders descend upon Cincinnati to explore smart mobility and infrastructure.
Smart Cincy is pleased to announce Mitchell Kominsky (Venture Smarter), Chris Rezendes (Context Labs BV), Scott Tousley (Department of Homeland Security, Science & Technology), Jeremy Faust (Environmental Sustainability Leader, 5/3 Bank) and Oliver Kroner (City of Cincinnati Office of Environment and Sustainability) as speakers on the panel titled, Resilience: Risk Assessment and Mitigation in Smart Cities & Regions, at the second annual summit.