As so-called “smart cities” across the U.S. explore opportunities to deliver more services over the internet, they also expose city infrastructure to cybersecurity threats– and San Antonio is no exception, local experts say.
CivTechSA, a residency program developed by the City’s Office of Innovation and Geekdom, is looking for startups to solve seven “civic challenges.”
CivTechSA is a civic innovation program aimed at developing solutions to community challenges in San Antonio.
For the past six months, I’ve been studying Smart City approaches in the United States and China, as part of a Zhi-Xing China Eisenhower Fellowship.
During the fall of 2015 a small group representing local government, our public research university, and the private sector began to discuss how San Antonio could develop a focus on smart city approaches to local issues.