Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo
March 26-29, 2018, Kansas City, MO, In Partnership with usignite

Workshops

Unlocking the Power of Smart Data – How Cities Can Publish, Analyze, Optimize and Monetize Data Using Advanced Smart City Technologies

This interactive workshop will focus on the specific insights that cities need to understand the role of smart data, how to manage it and the essentials of leveraging it for maximum success (operational, social and financial impact). Questions answered by this workshop will include:

  • What data exists (type, structure and source)?
  • Why is it valuable (direct, indirect and supporting data usages)?
  • What data is most valuable now? To whom? Why?
  • What privacy policies do you need to support data collection / usage?
  • How do you store it?
  • How do you interact with it?
  • How do you make money with it?
  • What dangers exist with this data?
  • Where is it all going?
  • Who are the players?
     

This workshop that will feature actual case studies and insights gathered from the field.

Additional research compiled by Think Big Partners for NIST on data will also be shared.

Participants will leave with a preliminary data roadmap and financial impact scorecard.

About the Instructors

Herb Sih
Managing Partner, Think Big Partners

Herb Sih is Managing Partner for Think Big Partners, an innovation-driven professional services firm that advises the world's most progressive-minded cities, companies, innovators and entrepreneurs. Think Big builds smart cities, designs and implements smart technologies and unlocks the power of entrepreneurs and innovators to help solve some of the world's toughest challenges by using human-centered design principles to accelerate technology commercialization through its civic innovation lab network. 

 

Sarah Fustine
Partner, Operations & Strategic Partnerships, Think Big Partners

Sarah Fustine is a Partner at Think Big Partners and manages business operations and strategic partnerships. Sarah helps other cities, companies and communities become smarter through citizen engagement workshops, economic development consulting and workspace advisory. She specializes in designing and executing shared workspaces, building innovation districts and assessing the role of collaborative spaces in an ecosystem of entrepreneurial activity.
Think Big is an innovation-driven professional services firm that advises the world's most progressive-minded cities, companies, innovators and entrepreneurs. Think Big builds smart cities, designs and implements smart technologies and unlocks the power of entrepreneurs and innovators to help solve some of the world's toughest challenges by using human-centered design principles to accelerate technology commercialization through its civic innovation lab network.


 





 

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