DIA announces Smart Texas Revolution at Earth Day Texas

The Dallas Innovation Alliance (DIA) is joining forces with Earth Day Texas on the Smart Texas Revolution event. If you’ve ever wanted to see what it would be like to live in a truly “smart city,” you’ll want to be present for this event.

We take a lot of things for granted as startup founders, especially when combined with hundreds of people doing amazing things across north Texas. This event will allow the general public to have a sneak peak at our community. And it may even convince some to take the leap and join us. Smart is a great motivator.

Read more at DIA’s Smart Cities Revolution event page.

Don’t miss the Earthack event with HackDFW and Earth Day Texas!

From the broadcast:

The Smart Texas Revolution is being planned collaboratively with entities across Texas, drawing on expertise and best practices from cities across the country. The goal is to educate, enable and activate cities of all sizes across Texas on how to structure and execute a smart cities plan. Topics will include how to build a strong foundation for smart city programs; discussions on key tactical areas including energy, water, data, cyber security, resiliency, public safety and sustainability; and how to successfully implement these programs. Speakers will hail from public, private and civic-centered leadership from cities across the country, including Austin, Charlotte, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, San Antonio, San Diego and beyond.

The event will partner with cities, civic organizations, academia, regional and state entities to educate on best practices and provide case studies from around the country to inspire, and develop priorities for a statewide strategy.

The DIA works from the definition that a smart city is one that leverages social, technological and data initiatives to create sustainable economic growth, resource efficiency, and most importantly, improves quality of life. The global smart city market is estimated to hit $1.4 trillion by 2020.

Who Should Attend: City representatives across operations, information technology, data, sustainability and beyond; regional and state agencies focused on strategy, planning, mobility and infrastructure; civic organizations; academia and research entities; corporations; and citizens interested in the smart cities movement.

  • Michael Sitarzewski is the Publisher of Launch DFW, co-founder and CEO of Epic Playground, Inc., makers of inboundgeo. He is a veteran entrepreneur (and a TechStars Cloud alum) with a specific focus on Web-based software and services. Sitarzewski has been a part of the internet startup culture since 1994 and has had two exits along the way. After a seven years in the Boulder, Colorado startup community, Michael returned to Dallas, Texas, in 2013 where he’s focused on growing and increasing the visibility of the burgeoning Dallas startup community. He is the EIR at The DEC, a mentor in the RevTech accelerator, and leads several events in the Dallas area. Sitarzewski considers helping people understand and leverage technology his life's work.

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