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Build your own ecosystem for innovation and prosperity

Tue, 2020-09-15 14:21 -- Philip Bane
09/14/2020

Did you know that
*Less than one percent of companies ever receive venture capital funding with most failing
*94% of the companies on the Inc. 500 never raised venture funding.
*Only 10% of venture-backed companies had a female founder;
*Only 1% had an African American founder.
Discover how inclusive entrepreneurialism changes this -

The Many Different Global Flavors of Open Data Initiatives at Smart Cities Week Global 2020

Tue, 2020-09-08 07:51 -- Philip Bane
09/07/2020

Join global data experts at Smart Cities Week Global 2020, exploring how cities around the world are implementing open data initiatives. From China to Mexico, many cities are sharing data with the public to improve transparency and invite collaboration. The goal is to do a deep dive into what makes open data initiatives work and how other cities can improve their own implementations. Click through to learn more.

Learn from CDO Carlos Rivero at Smart Cities Week Global how Virginia used a data trust to fight COVID 19

Tue, 2020-09-08 04:50 -- Philip Bane
09/08/2020

Call to action from Commonwealth of Virginia, led by CDO Rivero

The Commonwealth of Virginia, led by its Chief Data Officer Carlos Rivero seeks to help your city address the many barriers to data sharing and review how Virginia was able to stand-up a COVID-19 dashboard in one(1) week sharing data between both state and private entities. This session, led by CDO Rivero and moderated by Dan Wu, both data experts is titled “Data sharing: civic data trusts’

Click through to the main article and sign up for Smart Cities Week Global 2020. Also consider joining a Readiness Cohort about Data Sharing where you work with other cities in resolving common problems. Join by applying to participate in the 2020 Global Readiness Challenge.

Join Nashville's March to Mitigate Urban Flooding Impact on Vulnerable Populations

Tue, 2020-09-01 09:15 -- Philip Bane
08/31/2020

Join Nashville, TN in mitigating the effect of urban flooding on vulnerable populations. Working with the Smart Cities Council, Nashville will review all the latest science and determine how data can be used to make its vulnerable communities resilient.

Cities helping cities - No barriers to becoming a smart city

Thu, 2020-08-20 06:57 -- Philip Bane
08/19/2020

Qualify to become a Readiness Cohort Leader through the Readiness Challenge process and your leadership will be recognized on a global stage with assistance and benefits with a value of over $250,000 - all directed at solving a problem you share with other cities. You will also be showcased monthly through the Council's global digital platform, including editorial, case study development and a video interview series to share with others. Help your city, other cities and accelerate your project planning.

2020 Global Smart Cities Week Launches

Wed, 2020-08-19 08:16 -- Philip Bane
08/18/2020

Smart Cities Week 2020 - A New Horizon - Opportunity arising from crisis (危机)

A global experience of free live and on demand programming from October 19 to November 10, 2020.

For more information on Sponsorship,contact jason.nelson@smartcitiescouncil.com

For more information on city participation or speaker opportunities, contact connie.heath@smartcitiescouncil.com

2020 Global Readiness Challenge

Sun, 2020-07-12 09:57 -- Philip Bane
07/11/2020

Apply NOW for the 2020 Global Readiness Challenge.

With Cities Helping Cities, We Change the World!

Accelerate your post COVID recovery and long term sustainability
Learn from other cities, share knowledge and aggregate demand
Gain access to best practice policies, programs and projects


Applications due on October 14, 2020

MEDIA RELEASE: New Digital Twin Resource Hub and Guidance Note Launches for Australia and New Zealand

Wed, 2020-04-29 19:50 -- Adam Beck
04/30/2020

A new Digital Twin resource hub for Australia and New Zealand has been launched to help promote the benefits of Digital Twin technology in helping activate data and create value for policy makers, practitioners, researcher’s, and the community.

Now available! Data Leadership Guidance Note: Privacy Impact Assessment

Tue, 2020-04-21 22:13 -- Adam Beck
04/22/2020

This Guidance Note provides an overview of Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) for Cities, and outlines the fundamentals, benefits and key steps in undertaking a PIA. It is intended to assist local governments in managing privacy around new projects and initiatives.

Smart Cities Info Cards launched

Wed, 2020-03-11 00:27 -- Adam Beck
03/11/2020

The Smart Cities Council launched today the first series of a new resource - the Smart Cities Info Cards. These cards are short and succinct knowledge resources to support awareness raising and building the capacity of government stakeholders and community members seeking to further engage in smart cities.

Smart Cities for SDG's, what's the connection?

Tue, 2020-02-25 17:51 -- Adam Beck
02/26/2020

The SDG's are a resource that is guiding our work - our project planning, shaping our dialogue and influencing our content creation. With a commitment to produce a report on the implementation of the SDG's, Australia and New Zealand are advancing various activities to engage with industry, academia and the community to deliver on this commitment. Join us in embracing the SDG's as a framework for smart cities action and investment in 2020 and beyond.

How are you looking at the Digital Twin?

Mon, 2020-02-24 16:02 -- Adam Beck
02/25/2020

Earlier this week NSW Minister for Customer Service Victor Dominello MP launched the NSW Digital Twin, an open platform for visualising data in 4D overtime. The launch was attended by leading policy makers, practitioners, technologists and developers, who were shown the new platform which has initially launched for communities associated with the Western Sydney City Deal and Greater Parramatta to the Olympic Peninsula.