On Tuesday, September 12, 2017, the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC) partnering with the Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO) and NIST’s Technology Partnership Office (NIST TPO) will hold a day-long Smart Cities Workshop. For NIST staff, this is an opportunity to see how technologies you’re working on may benefit local communities in our region and meet innovators from companies applying these technologies to smart city solutions.
The workshop will focus on developing frameworks to be used by technical and non-technical decision makers and elected officials to define public problems that may lend themselves to solution through the application of appropriate technology. These frameworks are intended to be planning and management tools supporting the utilization of smart cities technology. A high priority will be to improve communication between technically-oriented and non-technically oriented professionals who must address smart cities issues.
The workshop will be structured around six teams, each addressing one of the following challenge areas, each area having a preselected topic based on pre-workshop surveys of likely attendees:
- Public Transportation: “First-and last-mile connectivity”
- Public Safety: “Sensing and preventing crime events”
- Health Services: “Monitoring, controlling and mitigating the opioid crisis”
- Energy: “Tracking and regulating building energy use”
- Water: “Meeting Federal storm water management standards (MS4)”
- Agriculture: “Nutrient and pesticide management”
Each team will likely have between 6 and 10 participants and a facilitator. Each team will present their framework to all the workshop attendees during the last session of the day. All attendees will be assigned to teams per their interests. No attendees will be passive observers. Attendees are being drawn by outreach from regional municipal and state governments, the entrepreneur and business community, the Federal laboratory community and the regional academic community. Teams will present their frameworks to the workshop during the last hour and one half of the day.
The workshop is free to all interested attendees; a continental breakfast and box lunch will be served. Networking and breakfast will start at 8:30. The session starts at 9:00. Each attendee (including NIST employees and associates) should register at the following URL:
NIST conference services will email specific instructions for entry onto the campus. Make sure you have a photo ID, e.g. driver’s license or passport.
For further information contact:
Jack E. Pevenstein, Sc.D., P.E.
Senior General Engineer/Tech Transfer Advisor
NIST Technology Partnerships Office
jack.pevenstein [at] nist.gov (jack[dot]pevenstein[at]nist[dot]gov)