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Recent Developments

  • Mar 2017: Presented "Smart Cities – the Challenge of Interoperability" to the International City/County Management Association.
  • Feb 2017: Named a Advisor to the City of San Jose's Innovation Advisory Board.
  • Nov 2016: Named a Delgate to the Connected City Advisory Board.
  • Nov 2016: Presented "Smart Cities – Smart Regions" to Silicon Valley Economic Development Alliance.
  • Nov 2016: Presented "Smart Cities – the Challenge of Interoperability" to the CDX Global Forum.
  • Nov 2016: Presented "Smart Cities – a Regional Strategy" at the Embedded Systems Conference.
  • Oct 2016: Presented "Smart Cities – Smart Regions" to the Local Governance Institute - Taiwan DGPA Government Delegation.

Smart Region Objective

Joint Venture's Smart Region Initiative is focused on education, collaboration, and expertise sharing to drive deployment of regional Smart City systems in the Silicon Valley.

Smart Region Partners

  • County of San Mateo
  • City of San Jose
  • City of Morgan Hill
  • City of Palo Alto
  • City of San Leandro
  • City of Cupertino
  • City of Mountain View
  • Microsoft
  • Comcast

Smart City Drivers

81% of US residents live in urban areas, and this will rise to 87% by 2050. (Source: United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, 2014)