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Wednesday, May 9 • 10:00am - 11:00am
The Role of Data in a Smart City

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As the sole winner of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) first-ever Smart City Challenge, Columbus was awarded more than funding and designation as America’s Smart City. We won the coveted job of “becoming smart” by embracing the reinvention of transportation to accelerate human progress. And with it, the responsibility to be a teacher for cities as they evolve around the world.

A major step forward for our city is the introduction of our open data platform, the Smart Columbus Operating System (SCOS). 

Data is the foundation of a smart city and the SCOS, and the SCOS will be the data backbone of the USDOT grant projects. There is a vision that the SCOS will evolve into a integrated, holistic data platform, aggregating a robust set of public and private data that may be harnessed to uplift quality of life in our city.

Join our panel to hear about how Columbus plans to utilize data to build our smart city, and how you can get involved.

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Ben Blanquera

Columbus Collaboratory, Columbus Collaboratory
Ben Blanquera is husband, dad, thought leader, entrepreneur, geek, wanna be jock and unabashed advocate for technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Ben is VP Delivery and Experience for the Columbus Collaboratory. Columbus Collaboratory is an ecosystem of founding member... Read More →

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Mandy Bishop

Deputy Director of Public Service/Smart Columbus Program Manager, City of Columbus
I use my 19+ years of experience in project management, public policy, public administration, contract administration and strategic planning to assist organizations in delivering large infrastructure programs. My role is to lead strategic delivery of infrastructure programs and make... Read More →
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Mackenzie King

Facilitator, Smart Columbus Technical Working Group
Connecting the dots. MBA+Design hybrid with 10+ years of experience leading teams and helping clients co-create with consumers and stakeholders across their organization.
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Brian King

Consultant Technical PM, Columbus Smart City Program
Years of working with people to achieve goals. Love challenging pursuits. Love assembling and running effective teams. Love developing solutions that bring real business benefit; using my innovative side to create opportunities and solve problems.Account Manager, Program Manager... Read More →
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Ben Rogers

Software Artisan, Pillar Technology
Ben Rogers, software artisan at Pillar Technology, has been creating world-class software in central Ohio for the last 22 years. He has an extensive background in creating Big Data, IoT and augmented reality solutions in the agriculture, energy and healthcare industries. With over... Read More →

Wednesday May 9, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Collaborate Stage at Vue Columbus (aka Chase Basecamp)