Global Roundtables

Establish Kansas City as an Emerging Global Leader in Smart City Discussions
 
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cities represented at the Gigabit City Summit telepresence events

city leaders at the 2014 Gigabit City Summit-KC

U.S. metros expected at the Gigabit City Summit 2015

Opportunity

Telepresence roundtables will provide a global platform to share what we’ve learned, promote economic development opportunities, and accelerate the momentum already established locally through Building the Gigabit City, Give Us a Gig and the Kansas City Broadband Leadership Summit.

A compelling exchange of issues and experiences with communities around the world will lead to strategic and tactical action plans to move high-speed fiber initiatives forward.

Solutions

  • Engage local partners and sponsors, develop an initial discussion agenda and issue a global core-team invitation.
  • Develop collaborative relationships between Kansas City and other leading Gigabit Cities around the globe.
  • Share best practices on a global basis.
  • Gain immediate national and international recognition by positioning Kansas City, Kan., Kansas City, Mo., and local organizations on the global stage.
  • Develop series of physical conference events to bring gigabit city leaders from around the country to Kansas City

Accomplishments

  • Three Gigabit City Summit sessions with leaders from Amsterdam, Singapore, Moscow, Toronto and Barcelona among others
  • Secured participation in Smart City Expo + World Congress by Kansas City mayors, KC Digital Drive and area entrepreneurs
  • Speaking engagements about Kansas City digital developments at
    • Smart Cities Summit; Feb 2012; Vancouver, BC; Sly James
    • Delta Regional Authority Summit; Oct 2012; Memphis, TN; Rick Usher
    • FTTH Forum; Nov 2012; Istanbul, Turkey; Aaron Deacon
    • Freedom 2 Connect; Mar 2013; Washington, DC; Aaron Deacon
    • Broadband Communities Summit; April 2013; Dallas, TX; Sly James, Joe Reardon, Mike Burke, Rick Usher, Steve Fennel, Aaron Deacon
    • US Ignite Application Summit; June 2013; Chicago, IL; Aaron Deacon
    • Innovus 2013; May 2013; Tomsk, Russia; Mike Burke, Rick Usher via SightDeck
  • Participated in Meeting of the Minds smart city summit Sep 2012, SF
  • Participated in day-long FCC session about commissioner’s Gigabit City Challenge
  • Hosted FTTH Council Community Toolkit Conference in Kansas City and worked closely with FTTH leadership to facilitate program and connections
  • Actively participated in US Ignite programming to unite gigabit cities around application opportunities; joined US Ignite Applications Committee
  • Represent KC interests in national conversations about gigabit city leadership along with FTTH Council, Broadband Communities Summit, FCC, Gig.U, et al
  • Coordinated foreign press tour and activities during FTTH Council
  • Met with EU science and technology delegation to share KC activity
  • Participated in Chamber-sponsored Leadership Exchange to Austin
  • Gig2Gig sessions between in Kansas City and Chattanooga entrepreneurs
  • Kansas City hosted CityAge conference, and Mayor James participated in conferences in Vancouver and New York
  • KU Med and KC Library participate in SHLB conference (DC, May 2013)

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