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Founder Talk on Smart Cities

Adelaide has officially become the first city outside of the United States join the US Ignite Smart Gigabit Community network, connecting local application developers with global businesses, but what does this mean for local developers, startups and entrepreneurs?

On 3 October 2017, we invited Joe Kochan, the Co-Founder and COO of US Ignite, to join us at the ICC for a Founder Talk on Smart Cities. US Ignite is a not for profit group devoted to fostering the development of next-generation applications that provide transformative public benefit, using new technologies like software-defined networks and cloud computing.

Joe shared his experiences in establishing US Ignite and how the initiative, which is funded by the National Science Foundation, has helped transform traditional manufacturing-reliant cities such as Chattanooga, Tennessee and Kansas City in the US, turning them into hubs for tech startups and new industries.

The ICC and UniSA has recently partnered with the SA Government to form Ignite SA - the South Australian chapter of US Ignite. The session also explored the opportunities Ignite SA will bring to entrepreneurs, developers and startups to develop smart gigabit applications that appeal to local, national and global markets, using South Australia’s GigCity high-speed internet network.

Rewatch highlights from the session with Joe Kochan below. 

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