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We’re happy to announce that we have accepted the opportunity to sponsor the first inaugural Texas Smart Cities Summit, and will be hosting a working group session and more while we’re there. We’d also like to thank Austin CityUP, a smart city consortium of companies, organizations, and individuals collaborating to advance smart city initiatives in Texas for the chance to collaborate with them and for their invitation to the Summit.
This event is going to provide a fundamental jumping point for the state of Texas, and as a result the United States, by bringing together thought leaders, policy makers, designers and developers to develop plans & priorities to accelerate smart city efforts across the state of Texas. The IOTA Foundation looks forward to assisting the organizations in understanding the role of distributed and open data in making informed decisions, and how the landscape of a smart city is a vital point for enabling that informed decision making at scale.
We took the opportunity to live stream our recent event in Austin and have had outstanding local feedback as a result. One of the results of this feedback has been the overflow of requests for us to represent the progress that the IOTA protocol can enable through our integration in Smart City solutions like we’re building in Austin with the Austin Transportation Department.
Jay Boisseau, Executive Director & Founder of Austin CityUP explained this correlation well when he said, “Smart city approaches allow us to use data, technology & analytics to improve the quality of life in cities for all as well as the efficiency and operations of those cities. Several Texas cities have started with smart city efforts. We are excited to host the Texas Smart Cities Summit to bring together key players from Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, Houston and beyond ...
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