Leading municipalities across the globe are exploring avenues through which their communities will become smarter and more connected. With municipalities pursuing various approaches to realizing their "smart city" objectives, it is not easy to determine the best approach for your community--indeed, the first steps to take are not always clear. Connected Communities Consulting LLC is a partner to municipal leaders seeking to accelerate their community's smart city initiatives.
Bill Maguire established Connected Communities to work directly with municipal leaders and help support their efforts to plan for, execute and realize their smart city objectives.
Bill's first experience working with connected community initiatives was via the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP), the US Department of Commerce's $4.7 billion broadband access and adoption initiative. Bill served as Chief of Staff for BTOP and worked closely with municipal leaders and their project partners to make broadband connections to the Internet more accessible and available nationwide.
Since leaving the government, Bill has provided consulting services for organizations including the Center for Data Innovation, US Ignite and WifiForward. Via work supporting the Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC), an initiative that US Ignite co-convenes with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Bill has become a passionate champion of the efforts of local government leaders and their technology partners to deploy Internet of Things (IoT) technologies in a smart city environment.
Working on the GCTC initiative since 2014, Bill has had the opportunity to work closely with nearly 100 cities on "smart city" projects ranging from air quality sensor deployments to autonomous vehicles pilots. Bill brings to his Connected Communities engagements an understanding of smart city best practices and an appreciation that the most effective approaches will be tailored to the assets and objectives of a specific community.
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