Columbus unveils smart city operating system
According to The Associated Press, Columbus has launched its new pioneering transportation operating system that will look to accelerate the development and deployment of the city’s smart transportation solutions.
The operating system will be launched throughout the capital city of Ohio, gathering data that will aid in learning transportation patterns to better enable the launch of new technologies, such as autonomous vehicles.
“Today's initial launch of the Smart Columbus Operating System is a major milestone in our smart city journey, as we are now better able to analyze, interpret and share data that will help us solve critical challenges and inspire innovation,” said Mayor of Columbus, Andrew Ginther.
The capital of Ohio gained a $40mn federal grant having won the US Department of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge ahead of six other cities in 2016, alongside $10mn in investment from Paul Allen’s Vulcan Inc.
Ginther continued: “Fundamental to 'becoming smart' as a city is discovering how to use data to improve city services and quality life for residents. When we apply data to the challenges we experience as a city, we can transform outcomes in education, employment, healthcare and even access to healthy food.”
The announcement reinstates Columbus’ goal of leading the way in smart transportation development and research.
Searching for the Top 100 Leaders in Technology
The search is on for the Top 100 Leaders in Technology 2021 – nominated by readers of Technology magazine and open to all.
The initiative has been launched and nominations are now open, with the final, prestigious Top 100 due to be announced during Technology and AI LIVE running 14-16 September, beamed from London to the world.
This latest, definitive list of the leading executives and influencers in the industry will be announced at the event and shared across social media channels, this website, and presented in a special supplement that honours all of those named in our annual list.
The Top 100 Leaders follows on from the well-received Top 100 Women in Technology that BizClik Media Group (BMG) – publishers of Technology magazine, AI magazine and a growing portfolio of industry-leading titles – produced in March this year to coincide with International Women’s Day.
“The Top 100 Women recognised the incredible and influential women driving our industry,” says Scott Birch, editorial director, BMG. “The success of that initiative encouraged us to recognise the Top 100 Leaders – individuals championing everything that we love about technology and embracing best practice that’s good for business.”
Nominations are already coming in, with some notable highlights including:
Rhonda Vetere - Herbalife
Bryan Smith - Expedient
Nominate your Top 100 Leader HERE
The deadline for nominations closes on Sunday 1 August 2021, and it is free to nominate. The Top 100 Leaders will be announced across our platforms and at the LIVE event.