In January 2017, PMV, in partnership with the Technology and Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard (TECH), launched the Collaboration with the goal of providing city CIO/CTOs with a platform to build, innovate, and drive action to address their cities’ most pressing challenges. Through a year-round, multiplatform program, the Collaboration convenes top academics, city officials, and key stakeholders to help leaders from the world’s most significant cities make strides toward implementing their visions of the smart city of the future.
In partnership with the Office of the Chief Technology Officer of New York City, the Smart Cities Innovation Accelerator at NYC brought together the top technology leaders and their teams from 16 major North American cities. For three days, these teams worked alongside leading researchers, industry experts and each other to share best practices, developed model frameworks, and committed action to address the unique opportunities and challenges of the Smart Cities future.
Over 20 member cities have joined the network, including New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Miami, San Diego, Toronto, and Boston. To date, knowledge partners have included Ford, Siemens, Accenture, Nokia, and Cisco, among others.