Jon Salisbury

Jon Salisbury

Driven, focused, high energy, intelligent leader who loves the technical side of the job.

The road to tomorrow: streets need to be as smart as the cars driving on them

The road to tomorrow: streets need to be as smart as the cars driving on them

It’s not enough for future vehicles to be shared and self-driving – a smart upgrade of our cities and streets is also required Flying-car enthusiasts may plan to make roads redundant, and virtual telecommuting evangelists seek to do away with the need to travel at all - but for now,...

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Driverless shuttles may ferry people at UC and CVG airport in 2018

Driverless shuttles may ferry people at UC and CVG airport in 2018

A local group paving the way for self-driving vehicles in Greater Cincinnati hopes to spark a transportation revolution with a driverless shuttle pilot program early next year. University of Cincinnati students and visitors to Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport would be among the first to cross the digital divide in...

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Cities concentrating on being utilities are winning!

Cities concentrating on being utilities are winning!

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A sharply increasing disparity in technology continues to deepen the digital divide among peer cities. In fact, smaller cities that leverage their assets, including rights of way, have the opportunity to outperform larger cities in the digital transformation. For example, Lawrenceburg, Indiana, is driving forward projects to improve water utility,...

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Smart City Kiosk enable the Smart City world.

Smart City Kiosk enable the Smart City world.

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I will begin this article with the early smart city planning. I will then take you on a journey to where we have landed today and all the benefits that today’s smart city kiosks that will lead us into the future. Through this journey, I hope to help inform...

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3 Ways Smart Cities Can Plan for Future Interoperability

3 Ways Smart Cities Can Plan for Future Interoperability

Follow these tips to keep your cities from creating potentially problematic data and technology silos. Implementing the latest connected technologies can make cities feel like they are ready for whatever the future brings. The truth, of course, is that these technologies won’t last forever and they are going to...

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Tech Transitions in 2017

Tech Transitions in 2017

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From the start, public-sector tech leaders were on the move in 2017. While some took their services from one city or county to another, others moved up within their agencies or left for private-sector roles where they continue to support government efforts. From federal to local, here’s a look...

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Will presidents infrastructure plan create a smart city revolution?

Will presidents infrastructure plan create a smart city revolution?

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As the President continues to pursue his domestic legislative agenda, U.S. smart cities will continue their march toward the future. America’s crumbling roads and bridges are in dire need of a rejuvenating infrastructure plan to bolster them for the coming century. As President Trump attempts to secure funding...

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3 Ways Smart Cities Can Plan for Future Interoperability

3 Ways Smart Cities Can Plan for Future Interoperability

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Implementing the latest connected technologies can make cities feel like they are ready for whatever the future brings. The truth, of course, is that these technologies won’t last forever and they are going to be upgraded and replaced countless times as technology marches forward. The question, then, becomes not...

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Future Cities Need Technology That Understands All Humans

Future Cities Need Technology That Understands All Humans

The world’s cities and their populations are growing at an unprecedented rate. The United Nations predicts that by 2050, 66 percent of the world’s population will live in urbanized areas, compared to just a third in 1950. As these cities sprawl upwards and outwards—becoming smarter and hyper-connected—...

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How to Create a Smart City with IoT and Big Data

How to Create a Smart City with IoT and Big Data

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These days, it seems like every city is trying to implement “smart” initiatives. Take Singapore for example, now known for the most extensive effort to collect data on citizens’ daily living habits/routines ever attempted by a municipality. Even Bill Gates has pumped millions of dollars into helping Phoenix in...

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smart city resilience

smart city resilience

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Demographics are changing, and predicting the future is always fraught with challenges However, there’s one trend in particular that few question: More and more people are moving to metropolitan areas, and cities, not rural environments, will become the primary places people live. While this has a number of advantages...

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ICSC - New York Deal Making

ICSC - New York Deal Making

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smartLINK smart city kiosks at the ICSC New York Deal Making event....

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smart city parking - innovation - urban planning

smart city parking - innovation - urban planning

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As cities become more crowded, there’s less room for open public spaces. There are more cars, with less space for parking. And with storms intensifying due to climate change, cities have to think about what to do when existing infrastructure can’t handle the deluge, and these are only...

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Who will really benefit from the coming smart-city revolution?

Who will really benefit from the coming smart-city revolution?

We need assurances on privacy, security and transparency or smart cities may be seen as thinly disguised opportunities solely for tech titans. Read full story here: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2154414-who-will-really-benefit-from-the-coming-smart-city-revolution/...

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Philosophy and Morals of technology - Digital Ethics

Philosophy and Morals of technology - Digital Ethics

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I recently read a few articles that starting to educate the market on digital ethics and morals in technology. I also believe that incredibly bright groups such as MIT are working on this that are completely wrong and scary at best. It is doing the very thing we need to...

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Smart city super mobility - killer app

Smart city super mobility - killer app

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*First off I'm not a transit expert. I am an expert in technology and how systems work together with some expertise on newer technologies which are sometimes hype and sometimes gold. You hear a lot about self-driving vehicles and public transportation and how all these things will melt together. We...

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Tampa offers first demo of its connected vehicle technology project, launching with 1,600 cars in 2018

Tampa offers first demo of its connected vehicle technology project, launching with 1,600 cars in 2018

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Tampa’s goal to become a smart city was on display on Monday, as the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority hosted the first public demonstration of a connected vehicle technology research project that will launch into pilot testing in 2018. The project involves outfitting a fleet of 1,600 privately owned...

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WATCH: These are the top ranked smart cities in the world

WATCH: These are the top ranked smart cities in the world

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CAPE TOWN - Smart cities are designed to combat the problems of climate change, urban overcrowding, and large populations which are causing strain on many cities infrastructure. Recently, Philanthropist and well-known billionaire Bill Gates is set to also be involved in constructing a smart city, currently known as Belmont. His...

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Smart Cities do not mean the Death of Privacy

Smart Cities do not mean the Death of Privacy

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The proposal we have in our IEEE P2487 which is a smart city standard for planning, architecture, and deployment including connectivity, sustainability, security, and mobility includes strong privacy controls at the top of the priority....

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Smart Campus - Smart City Kiosk & Wayfinding & Digital Signage

Smart Campus - Smart City Kiosk & Wayfinding & Digital Signage

Smart Campus has these primary pillars: Improve Communications on Campus Improve campus security Improve campus brand with new and existing students, faculty and community Improve campus intelligence gathering mechanics Generate revenue from smart technologies So how does a smart kiosk with way finding and intelligent digital signage come in to...

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The smartLINK Mission

The smartLINK Mission

Mission We apply integrated technology solutions which solve problems in the physical world. smartLINK connects communities, people, and business through the use of innovative processes and technologies. How By creating 100 percent connected, mobile and resilient environments with easy to use and understand technology. Adding an intelligence layer to hardware...

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Augmented and Virtual Reality Impacts to Digital Signage and Smart Kiosks

Augmented and Virtual Reality Impacts to Digital Signage and Smart Kiosks

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VR is coming but will be around in the short term on smart city kiosks with digital signage. In the short term we will most likely be experiencing AR utilizing apps that have AR readers native, as well as updated phone operating systems that have readers native like iOs11. Initially...

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Digital Signage and Wayfinding on Universities Campuses

Digital Signage and Wayfinding on Universities Campuses

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Universities campuses are extremely complex environments to navigate. Universities are community centers which serve the needs of the student body and the local / regional and sometimes national community. You have the following criteria to account for. First year students Visitors Events New Faculty When you drive to a campus it’...

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Smart City Connectivity

Smart City Connectivity

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At Smart Cities Week D.C., experts discuss connectivity — and beyond WASHINGTON, D.C.–Cities are expected to see enormous growth in the coming decades, and local, state and federal officials are hoping that technology can help mitigate some of the issues that will come along with that growth. But...

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Digital Signage Wayfinding with interactive capabilities

Digital Signage Wayfinding with interactive capabilities

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Welcome to the world of intelligent screens. Think of your phone and know that the screen you are using is also learning from everything you type. The smart phone also learns from where you go, what you buy and how you change over time on social media. The mobile phone...

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