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2018 Information Forum - Bob Bennett


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Title: 21st Century Communities for 21st Century Citizens

As Bloomington-Normal and McLean County gear up to redefine our economy, we must recognise the drastic effects of technology on the future of our cities. And the future is now. Technology integration is especially challenging as it is ever evolving and impacting a wide array of services and infrastructure. More than ever before, many different organizations - public and private - will need to come together to help transform our cities to 21st century communities.

During the keynote, you will hear about how Kansas City, Missouri is collaborating with community, business, academic and technology stakeholders to integrate ever evolving technologies to create an open government and improve citizen services and engagement.

This years topic speaks to the core of BN Advantage - collaborative economic development efforts to create a vibrant and sustainable regional economy in Bloomington-Normal and McLean County.

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2018 Information Forum - Bob Bennett

  1. 1. Kansas City, MO
  2. 2. Streetcar Line: Streetcar line features WiFi coverage from River Market to Union Station. Citizens will also have access to 13 kiosks (KCityPost) at all Streetcar Stops. WiFi Zone: 328 WiFi transmitters provide coverage beyond the Streetcar line. This free WiFi will began operations on May 9 and has been accessed by over 100,000 unique customers. KCity Post Kiosks: Kiosks will give citizens point access to City data, commercial content for nearby businesses and hyper-local wayfinding and event information. Thirteen kiosks are located on the streetcar line, 12 others are deployed in the area. Traffic Signals and Streetlights: Dynamic traffic signals and 178 streetlights enhance traffic movement and adjust lights to meet citizen needs through Artificial Intelligence. KC Smart City Initiative Phase I: An integrated system of smart technologies deployed in Kansas City’s downtown core from River Market to Union Station.
  3. 3. Data Analytics CDP Street Sensors Cisco Partner Data City Provided Data Simulated Sensors External Data City Platform City Policy Toolbox City Performance (OPM) Public Facing Toolbox DevNet / Living Lab
  4. 4. • A virtual and physical environment for entrepreneurs, application developers and academic institutions to use city data to develop the next generation of innovative tools • Virtual: Cisco DEVNET • Physical: ThinkBig Partners • Monitored Access (City, Cisco, ThinkBig) • Entrepreneur support available
  5. 5. Smart City Metrics • Over 8 Million WiFi Engagements to Date • 2.4 Million Visitors (Non-816/913 Area Codes) • 28% Average Adaption Rate • Economic Impact: $2.3B Increase in Value • KCMO Brand Enhancement • Over 50 News Articles • Selection of KCMO for Conferences • Smart Cities Connect • IEEE • 2020 Cities • Smart City Academy Site Selection
  6. 6. National Recognition for Phase I • 2018 “Smart 50 Award” at Smart City Connect • 2017 Edison Awards: Gold Award (Collective Disruption) • 2017 American Public Works Association : Technical Innovation Award • Amazon Web Services: City on a Cloud Challenge • 2017/2018 NIST Supercluster (City Platform) Selection • 2016 US Ignite Flame Award • 2017 Envision America Selection • 2016/2017 Harvard Smart City Accelerator Selection
  7. 7. Smart City Data Release: Digital Inclusion
  8. 8. Predicting Potholes • Potholes are a Multivariable Problem • Weather • Traffic • Road Construction / Condition • Preventative Maintenance is Much Less Expensive than Street Repair • Ten-Street Pilot
  9. 9. Crime Prediction • Crime is not a KCPD Problem • Look at correlation, not causation • Display the Data • Policy Impact: • Adjustment of Beat Routes • Consideration of Departmental Prioritie
  10. 10. The Avis Mobility Lab • Public/Private Partnership Opportunity • Proposed by Avis, Nov 2017 • Occurring with/without KCMO • Data / Content Exchange • Traffic/Parking/Construction • Local Media / Ad Content • Existent Agreements • March Highlights • Data Flow Successful • Geofencing Succesful
  11. 11. Innovation Opportunities • Partnerships • Multi-City Relationships • Support Regional Efforts: MARC and KC ATA • Digital Inclusion / Grant Programs • Entrepreneur Community • Innovation Partnership Program • Third class of IPP participants in development • National replication of the program
  12. 12. Making Anywhere, USA Smart • Get your data under control • Identify and prioritize People Problems • Bring in Twice the Number of Usual Suspects • Do the Math • Procure Smartly • Think in the Long Term
  13. 13. The Future is Now. KC is Ready.