Bob Bennett, a former chief innovation officer for Kansas City, Missouri illustrated a common problem for cities undertaking smart-city projects — and how white-hat hackers can be a priceless complement.
They got off to a fast start. Bennett says it took just three days to develop the idea to develop its smart city and street car corridor concurrently. It took a little longer to develop the technical requirements, about three months. Then came the agreements with Sprint and Cisco for data usage, data collection, where to share the data, and who to share it with. That took nine months.
That’s a common story among people involved with “smart city” projects.… Read the rest “White-hat hackers ride into town”