The A to Zs of Arizona’s Quest to Become a Smart City Tech Hub

August 16, 2018

On September 19, 2018, Meeting of the Minds will host a live webinar featuring Dominic Papa of the Institute for Digital Progress and Scott Stallard of Atonix Digital.

Charting a path to a smarter city future requires involvement and coordination from many parties across various city organizations, extending to entities across an entire region. This level of coordination requires an approach to help prioritize, learn which investments deliver the strongest outcomes and how they align with defined goals. One such example is the Arizona Institute for Digital Progress (AZiDP), a non-profit community organization, which is focused on transforming the Greater Phoenix region into a major hub of smart city technology driven by collaborative civic innovation.

In partnership with Arizona State University, the nation’s largest public university, AZiDP is advancing the concept of joint program design and implementation across this region of 22 communities, and embarking on the creation of a framework to accomplish their goals. This webinar will highlight key aspects of the framework, including their need to visualize how initiatives and strategies support the city and/or regional goals, an ability to also measure and define metrics at both community and regional level, and to enable programmatic (i.e., systematic, year-over-year program management and oversight) control via three-year rolling commitments for funding from an ecosystem of partners.

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