Innovation and Investment in Startups: Innovators Needed

Today’s investment and innovation environment in the US is not producing business startups. The US is in a 13 year slump. Tap into Innovation at the GCTC Expo this year in July and network with some of the most inspired people.

U.S. startups are in a surprising 13-year slump

The decline has stripped the economy of one of its most vibrant engines of wage and productivity growth.

 

NIST GCTC Expo Registration Available

We’re on track in the Data Supercluster for an exciting Expo event. Check out the details at the NIST GCTC Expo web site and sign up. Its free to attend, but you must register.

Smart and Secure Cities and Communities Challenge Expo

In 2019, Global City Teams Challenge brings you the Smart and Secure Cities and Communities Challenge (GCTC-SC3) Expo, co-hosted by NIST and U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T).

Action Cluster Smart City Challenge: Mitigating Food Waste

In America, 40% of food is wasted. This is an astounding number. The Data Supercluster is examining how today’s waste stream management build environment might share data relevant to food waste. Is enough data available but hidden today? Can inferences from grocery and restaurant purchases drive data models that support food waste metrology?

A call for an Action Cluster to investigate methods to measure food waste, take action to mitigate food waste and measure results will be announced soon. To create your own Action Cluster in the Data Supercluster, use the NIST GCTC Action Cluster worksheet/application form.

Acton Clusters will have an opportunity to present periodically to the broader membership of the GCTC, Community Leaders and other stakeholders. EPA Information on Food Waste

WASTED! The Story of Food Waste [Official Trailer]

WASTED! THE STORY OF FOOD WASTE aims to change the way people buy, cook, recycle, and eat food. Through the the eyes of chef-heroes like Anthony Bourdain, Dan Barber, Mario Batali, Massimo Bottura, and Danny Bowien, audiences will see how the world’s most influential chefs make the most of every kind of food, transforming what most people consider scraps into incredible dishes that create a more secure food system.

AI/Machine Learning Quality Improvements for Conferencing

The Data Supercluster uses several teleconferencing packages. We’ll be using the excellent free Mac app from Krisp. The system respects privacy by processing audio at your local computer, not in the cloud, breaking an on-going tradition. We talk about risks to privacy in cloud-based services, elsewhere on this website.

Kiisp free download for Mac can be found here, along with a guide to integrating it with conferencing package ‘Zoom’.

How to Get Started with Zoom for Mac Users – krisp blog

Hey Mac user, wanna get started with Zoom? You’re in the right place! Zoom claims to be the leader in modern enterprise video communications, with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, chat, and webinars. So no wonder you will get an invitation from a colleague.

Toronto and Sidewalk Labs Smart Cities Experiment

How should the NIST Data blueprint address privacy, innovation, Open Data? Sidewalk Labs has revealed part of their plan for smart city development in Toronto.

Sidewalk Labs reveals latest plans for Toronto ‘smart city’ development

Expansive public spaces, roads that can change in colour and use, and buildings that act as open malls are some of the design ideas Google affiliate Sidewalk Labs shared in a public meeting Tuesday evening, as part of the consultation process for its proposed “smart city” development on Toronto’s waterfront.

Data SuperCluster (DSC) Overview

The NIST GCTC Data Supercluster group is working to advance the use of urban data by developing and sharing best practices and produce blueprints for the design, deployment and governance of urban data platforms and data exchanges and governance and , as well as deployed proofs by facilitating sharing collaboration among membership teams and stakeholders further practical application of civic data.

The Data Supercluster addresses critical issues on data platforms. Stakeholders have identified licensing, cyber-security, encouraging innovation, understanding use-cases and proofs of concepts as importantpriority areas of study and sharing. This build off of a In 2017 NISt convening with, the cities of Kansas City, Missouri and Bellevue, Washington teamed withand 20 other cities and several corporate partners to focusdiscuss on Data urban data, data visualization and data hosting platforms.

In early 2018, these efforts efforts of that area, and a new were formalized into a new Data Governance and Exchange Superclustereffort were merged. The scope of the Data Supercluster recently has expanded to embraced work being done at the University of Southern California, City of Coral Gables among others.

The SuperCluster is currently documenting the common experiences among Action Clusters that span Transportation, Public Safety, Utility, Wireless, Ag and Rural, and Education through this website, the Data Supercluster Google Group, face to face and online meetings.

The Data supercluster is open to all stakeholders in GCTC Smart City projects. Innovation using Open Data and networking often experience friction in deployment and operation.

Please send your request to join atin the Google Group DSC Supercluster