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Register Now for the Global City Teams Challenge Tech Jam

March 7th, 2016 / in Announcements, Research News / by Helen Wright


The registration for the Global City Teams Challenge Tech Jam (GCTC) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) campus in Gaithersburg, MD on March 22-23, 2016 is now openThe Tech Jam will provide opportunities for existing Action Clusters to present their project plans, discuss project measurements, and identify additional Action Cluster partners. It is also an opportunity for interested parties to create new Action Clusters. The first day of the Tech Jam will feature presentations by invited GCTC partners and smart city leaders, followed by the presentations from registered Action Clusters (i.e. GCTC teams). One of the GCTC presenters is Marjory Blumenthal, Executive Director, President’s Council of Advisors on Science & Technology at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. The second day of Tech Jam will focus on facilitated breakout sessions for team building and project planning. To register an Action Cluster and present at the Tech Jam, please find the instructions and a sample worksheet here.

Immediately following Tech Jam, join NIST for another workshop to develop an IoT-Enabled Smart City Framework on March 24-25, 2016. NIST is establishing an international technical public working group to help develop an IoT-Enabled Smart City Framework that will identify pivotal points of interoperability across the many existing and deployed architectures. The motivation for this activity is the great interest in the Internet of Things (IoT) envisioned and deployed in smart cities around the world. At the present time, dozens of unconnected standardization and specification activities are competing for mind and market share throughout the world.

There is no cost to participate in the events, but registration is required by March 15, 2016. Check out the draft agenda.

You can register for both events here

Register Now for the Global City Teams Challenge Tech Jam

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