16th October 2017

Smart City Opportunities for the Outdoor Advertising Association of America

New models of engagement, new platforms for connectivity are accelerating around the globe. Today, cities that understand how to leverage this connectivity are at the forefront of smart city development and because few cities have actually grown into truly ‘smart cities’, the opportunities for the out of home industry are expanding. Helping cities compete, connect…

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20th July 2017

What is The Array of Things?

The Array of Things (AoT) is a network of interactive, modular sensor boxes proposed originally by Argonne National Laboratory to be deployed around Chicago in order to collect real-time data on the city’s environment, infrastructure, and activity for research and public use. The open character of the AoT technology allows for a flexible city-scale deployment…

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17th May 2017

Driverless Cars: Optimists & Pessimists

Public opinion about the benefits, costs, and potential problems of connected and/or autonomous vehicles is still far from clear. Worldwide, numerous studies have investigated public opinion about the benefits, costs, and potential problems of so-called ‘driverless cars.’ Some are broadly optimistic, but others are more pessimistic. Venturefest’s first Roundtable of experts debated if and how…

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9th May 2017

What is a smart city?

You hear the term a lot these days but what exactly is a smart city? A smart city is an urban development vision to integrate information and communication technology and Internet of Things technology. This needs to be done in a secure fashion to manage a city’s assets e.g data, schools, libraries, transportation systems, hospitals,…

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