Smart Regions Innovation, Resilience & Recovery Workshop

October 29-30, 2020

Join Us for This Free Virtual Event

When disasters strike, communities everywhere are put to the test, requiring an enormous amount of effort from local and regional leaders. In the aftermath, those leaders need to shift focus from short-term response to long-term recovery. Communities then look to utilize data and smart innovations to ensure they remain resilient for the next public safety challenge. 

This is the focus of the upcoming Smart Regions Innovation, Recovery, and Resilience Virtual Workshop on October 29-30, 2020, hosted by the Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC) Smart Regions Collaborative, the National Telecommunications & Information Administration, the National Association of Regional Councils, and US Ignite and sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. GCTC Smart Regions Collaborative promotes smart city and community projects that cross jurisdictional boundaries to create efficiencies, improve sustainability, and increase quality of life for all residents.

Participants are invited to join discussions covering best practices in smart regions investments and partnerships, navigating equity issues during a disaster, regional data sharing, unique issues facing rural areas, the education and health response to disasters, and a look at a more resilient future that smart regions projects can help us achieve. Additionally, regional panels highlighting teams that are active within the Smart Regions Collaborative will discuss experiences with their own efforts and how innovative thinking has helped communities become more resilient.

This event is open to everyone and free to attend. This virtual workshop is co-located with the with the US Ignite Smart Cities Connect Virtual Conference & Expo on October 27-29, 2020.

Virtual Workshop Planning Team: 

  • Maci Morin, Program Coordinator, NARC
  • Jean Rice, Senior Broadband Specialist, NTIA
  • Eric Rensel, Vice President, Gannett Fleming and ITE
  • Gerry Bogacz, Assistant Director, New York Metropolitan Transportation Council
  • Chris Walker, Telecommunications Director, Northwest Open Access Network
  • Jerry Power, CEO, I3 Systems
  • Eric Drummond, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Innovation Corridor
  • Matthew James Bailey, IoT, Smart Cities, and Future of Artificial Intelligence Consultant

Thank You to Our Co-Hosts and Sponsors!

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