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.
Venture Smarter founder Zack Huhn welcomes guests and live stream viewers to the Second Annual Smart Cincy Summit where local, regional and national leaders were able to highlight smart city success stories, challenges, and opportunities to collaborate across government, business and academia.
At the Second Annual Smart Cincy Summit, Councilmember PG Sittenfeld shined a light on recent Smart City efforts in Cincinnati, OH, and welcomed leaders and innovators to continue making Cincinnati a better place to live, work, and visit leveraging smart and connected technologies.
At the second annual Smart Cincy Summit, City of Cincinnati Councilmember Tamaya Dennard talked about the opportunities created by smart and connected technologies and strategies to close the gap for people across the city regardless of socioeconomic or physical barriers.
Cintrifuse leader Eric Weissmann shares an African proverb to kick-off the Second Annual Smart Cincy Summit at Union Hall in Cincinnati's Over-the-Rhine neighborhood.
At the Second Annual Smart Cincy Summit Dr. Kelly Cohen from the University of Cincinnati talked about the role of advanced transportation technologies such as drones or UAVs and artificial intelligence in creating smarter mobility solutions of the future.
Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments' Director of Strategic Initiatives, Robyn Bancroft credits collaborative efforts with organizations like Smart Cincy in helping define "how this technological revolution [can] improve safe and efficient freight movement".
Brian Cobb, Chief Innovation Officer of CVG International Airport, spoke to the tremendous progress of Greater Cincinnati region's transportation hub at the second annual Smart Cincy Summit.
Drive Ohio's Managing Director of Local Affairs, Andrew Bremer, shares insight into Governor Kasich's launch of Drive Ohio - the statewide smart mobility program - and gives context to the program's vision.
From improving operational efficiencies to enabling artificial intelligence, Franco Amalfi - Director of Innovation and Smart Cities for Oracle Public Sector North America - explains how functional databases are a crucial facet to building smart cities and regions.
Jean Rice, who is NTIA's Senior Broadband Program Specialist for BroadbandUSA (an initiative of the United States Department of Commerce), shares her excitement for our region’s future while educating leaders about the various resources and federal programs currently available to support Smart Cincy efforts.
Scott Tousley - who is Deputy Director of the Cybersecurity Division for the United States Department of Homeland Security, Science & Technology - explains how DHS is supporting the bottom-up approach to building smart cities and regions. By working directly with local/municipal governments to bridge the operational disconnect between security, privacy and safety, DHS hopes to prevent agencies from creating very successful systems that are very susceptible to ransom.
Smart Cincy was pleased to have Oscar Bode, CEO of Smart City Capital, lead an afternoon smart planning workshop titled, 'Funding and Financing Smart City Development' at the second annual Smart Cincy Summit.
From automating and prioritizing non-traditional projects to the smart region task force, Thea Walsh (Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission) and Robyn Bancroft (Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments) give insight into our region's progress.
Representing the Wireless Supercluster from National Institute of Standards and Technology's Global City Teams Challenge, Dr. Mo Shakouri leads the smart planning workshop titled "Wireless, Data and IoT Planning for Interoperability" at the second annual Smart Cincy Summit.
Joining Smart Cincy for the Second Annual Smart Cincy Summit and Community Day, Mark Samaan presented the Better Bus Coalition's vision for Greater Cincinnati's future transit as an equitable, connected and data-driven network.
Michael Dunaway and Dean Skidmore - who represent the Public Safety Supercluster in National Institute of Standards and Technology's Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC) - call upon Cincinnati to formally join their collaborative efforts in improving public safety and resilience within smart connected communities.
At the second annual Smart Cincy Summit, leaders from government, academia, and the private sector discussed how advanced transportation technologies and capabilities and guiding planning decisions to better connect people to jobs, healthcare, education, and leisure while leaning on the cutting edge of smart mobility.
Moderator ➝ Robyn Bancroft (OKI Regional Council of Governments)
Panelists ➝ John Gardocki (SORTA), Andrew Bremer (Drive Ohio), Pete Metz (Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce), Jiaqi Ma (University of Cincinnati)
At the second annual Smart Cincy Summit, government, academic, and business leaders discussed the future of mobility and what they are doing to research and develop these new solutions that will bring about immense change in the way people and freight moves from place to place.
Moderator ➝ Brian Cobb (CVG International Airport)
Panelists ➝ Mike Stanley (TransitX), Dr. Shaaban Abdallah (University of Cincinnati), Dr. Kelly Cohen (University of Cincinnati), Thea Walsh (Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission)
At the second annual Smart Cincy Summit, Venture Smarter curated a panel of experts and practitioners to explore how a foundational layer of connectivity and data-driven planning can drive smart city success stories.
Moderator ➝ Jean Rice (NTIA - United States Department of Commerce)
Panelists ➝ John Putnam (Cincinnati Bell), Leigh Tami (City of Cincinnati), Edita Dolan-Mayo (Powernet) and Jess Kropczynski (University of Cincinnati)
At the Second Annual Smart Cincy Summit leaders engaged in a panel discussion and open Q&A focused on assessing and mitigating risks ranging from cyber-physical security to environmental impact.
Moderator ➝ Mitchell Kominsky (Venture Smarter)
Panelists ➝ Jeremy Faust (5/3 Bank), Nicollette Statton (City of Cincinnati), Oliver Kroner (City of Cincinnati) and Scott Tousley (Department of Homeland Security, Science & Technology)
Pipeline H2O's second cohort gave their pitches in front of regional leaders during the 'lunch-n-learn' break at the second annual Smart Cincy Summit. Pipeline H2O is an accelerator focused on commercializing the world's leading water-based startup technologies.