The Definitive Guide to Smart City Events in 2018

The Definitive Guide to Smart City Events in 2018

If you are working to create a more innovative and connected city or in a private sector job related to smart cities, data, or IoT, these are the conferences that you should not miss this year. 

Accenture Uses Artificial Intelligence to Help the Elderly Better Navigate Care and Improve Their Well-Being

Accenture Uses Artificial Intelligence to Help the Elderly Better Navigate Care and Improve Their Well-Being

Accenture has completed a pilot program that uses artificial intelligence (AI) and the ease of voice to help older people manage the daunting challenges of navigating their care delivery and well-being. The Accenture Liquid Studio in London developed an AI-powered platform (the Accenture Platform) that can learn user behaviors and preferences and suggest activities to support the overall physical and mental health of individuals ages 70 and older.

 

E-Bike Startups Provide A New Option for Entry-Level Transportation

E-Bike Startups Provide A New Option for Entry-Level Transportation

Navigant expects around 35 million e-bikes to be purchased this year. In comparison, electric vehicles currently account for about 1% of all vehicle sales around the globe, with about 1.15 million units to be produced worldwide.E-bikes have become popular in Europe and are now viewed as an alternative to cars, according to the New York Times.  

Tampa Demos Connected Vehicle Project in Step to Becoming a Smart City

Tampa Demos Connected Vehicle Project in Step to Becoming a Smart City

Tampa is outfitting a fleet of 1,600 privately owned vehicles with technology that will communicate with roadways and other cars in order to receive various warnings and alerts about roadway conditions, speed limit changes, dangers and more. The project also will connect 10 buses in the area to communicate with traffic signals, which will then prioritize the buses’ movements so they can stay on schedule. 

Somatix Significantly Lowers Smoking Rates in Clinical Study

Somatix Significantly Lowers Smoking Rates in Clinical Study

Dreamit Health alum Somatix is a data analytics software company and creator of the Somatix BMD (Body Motion Data) Management platform. Today, they announced the results of a pilot study testing SmokeBeat, the company’s smoking cessation monitoring solution. The results were published by Oxford University Press’ peer-reviewed journal, “Nicotine and Tobacco Research.”

SPP Announces First Water Street Tampa Residential Building

SPP Announces First Water Street Tampa Residential Building

Strategic Property Partners (SPP),  the joint venture between Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik and Cascade Investment, the investment fund launched by Microsoft founder Bill Gates, is leading the development of Tampa’s first new for-purchase residential tower in nearly a decade. 

Listen: Investing in PropTech and Construction Tech

Listen: Investing in PropTech and Construction Tech

Listen to our recent discussion led by Dreamit Chief Investment Officer Karen Griffith Gryga and featuring with Chris Mayer, Chief Innovation Officer at Suffolk Construction, and Camille Renshaw, CEO of RenshawCo. Guests discuss trends and tactics for investing in real estate tech and construction tech. 

Sidewalk Labs to Turn Part of Toronto into a Model Smart City

Sidewalk Labs to Turn Part of Toronto into a Model Smart City

Waterfront Toronto and Sidewalk Labs have partnered to build a mixed-use, complete community in Toronto. Google will be the flagship tenant for the new neighborhood, anchoring the eastern waterfront, to be called “Quayside.” Sidewalk Labs has committed $50 million to kick off pilot testing and planning in partnership with the City of Toronto. 

How NOT To Apply To An Accelerator

How NOT To Apply To An Accelerator

Since first launching in 2008, Dreamit has received thousands of applications – heck, I’ve personally reviewed thousands of applications in the not quite three years since joining Dreamit. I’ve had the pleasure to read some really excellent applications that crisply and concisely showcased what made that startup shine. And then there were those other applications. 

CONSTRUCTION TECH TRENDS IN 2017

CONSTRUCTION TECH TRENDS IN 2017

Some of the construction tech trends we’re watching this year are closely related to tech trends we started watching in 2016 (mobile apps and big data). Others have been percolating for a few years now (thermal imaging and cloud computing), and we expect big advances this year. And others are just plain cool (holographic headsets and construction exoskeletons), and we want to see if they’ll make it into the mainstream this year.

Blockchain and the Construction Industry

Blockchain and the Construction Industry

In smart cities and urban tech,  BIM is one of the main generators of the embedded digital information required to achieve connected cities. more smart building sensors, and enhanced IoT capabilities.  Contractors' understanding of how people really use the built environment (and their own projects) will improve beyond anything previously imagined. Learn how blockchain technology can enable higher levels of BIM adoption. 

Watch: Content Marketing for Health Tech Startups

Watch: Content Marketing for Health Tech Startups

In this webinar, the teams from Care@Work  (Care.com) and Chiron Health discuss how to create and execute a content marketing strategy in healthcare. A strong content marketing strategy is critical in healthcare. And crafting a strategy is a long game. Your marketing team must invest time and energy in creating effective content to foster engagement and loyalty from your customers.

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