GCTC Global Tech Jam 2019

Date: Tuesday, September 10th, 2019
Time: 09:00 AM EDT
Region: Northwest
Location: Portland , OR
Type Of Event: Workshop

The Global Cities Team Challenge (GCTC) Global Tech Jam brings together research institutions, private sector companies, grass roots organizations, and public entities to explore deployment of data-driven decisions and to benefit communities. This international consortium will discuss deploying emerging technologies to improve infrastructure and create conditions for economic growth and long-term resiliency. The three-day meeting will convene project teams from cities, towns and rural communities.

The following topics will be addressed:

  • Public-private-academic partnerships: securing funding for scalable business models that can deliver services;
  • Open data and identity management: strategies for ensuring interoperability, privacy and security, including an open data and data.gov retrospective and look ahead;
  • Energy, waste and water management: health effects of pollutants;
  • Regional health and wellness: expanding tele-health, tele-medicine and shared healthcare services models;
  • Thriving communities: promoting quality of life for all ages and access to the benefits of smart cities technologies;
  • Mobility: ensuring accessibility and public safety; and
  • Regenerative techniques in agriculture: improving soil health and resilience in the face of wildfires, storms and coastal changes.

National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s BroadbandUSA serves as a partner for this event, which is sponsored by the Oregon Technology Association, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Urban Systems, Comcast Business and Portland General Electric.