Austin Tech Alliance is a member of Austin CityUP, a consortium of private and public sector groups working together to support the development of smart city technologies.
On March 30, Austin CityUP is hosting their third Civic Needs, Priorities, and Challenges Workshop — a unique opportunity to hear directly from Austin city leaders about the challenges they face and how smart city technologies can help to address them.
The event is open to the public, but registration is required.
During their 15-minute presentations, leaders from City departments will define their top three priorities and address the following questions:
- What are the City’s biggest needs in this domain/area (transportation, health, energy, safety, etc.)?
- What are the current plans to address these needs?
- What are biggest challenges to addressing these needs?
- How does data play a role in addressing these needs?
- What are the biggest opportunities ahead in this domain/area?
- What can companies, universities, and other organizations do to help?
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The speakers will present information on the top priorities of each department which will also reveal potential commonalities across city needs and opportunities (e.g. access to data from multiple sources, real time analytics, etc.).
After all departments/speakers have presented, we will evaluate the entire set of priorities, identify the recurring/cross-cutting themes, and discuss how data and technology — and Austin’s companies, non-profits, and universities — can help solve these issues.
This will enable our community to work together to formulate potentially high-impact projects. These discussions will be an important source of inputs into the City of Austin smart city roadmap, which is to be submitted to City Council in May 2017.