GCTC Program

Global City Teams Challenge

Supercomputer Modeling and Artificial Intelligence Cluster for Smart Cities and Smart Regions

"Fast tracking societal transition into new digitally enabled paradigms. Creating new systems and experiences of abundance for society, communities and the citizen"

Washington DC July 10-12 2019 - an international Smart Cities and Smart Regions collaboration was formally launched by US federal agencies - see press release for details.  At this event, Matthew Bailey (Powering IoT) and Eric Drummond (Innovation Corridor)  announced, as part of this federal program, a new cluster to provide national and international leadership in Supercomputing Modeling and Artificial Intelligence to fast track digital transformation of Smart Cities and Smart Regions.

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The Mission

World-class innovation eco-system that serves national and international jurisdictions to address challenges from population growth and climate change. Leveraging "Leadership-class" high-performance supercomputers to fast track automation and utilization of Artificial Intelligence to transform Smart City and Regional services.
This innovation eco-system models and provides resilience solutions that enable change for both metropolitan and rural areas towards - Net Zero Energy Buildings and Districts; Carbon Neutrality; Advanced Energy Penetration; Energy Efficiency; Advanced Mobility Solutions; Environmental Health; Public Safety; Disaster Management; V2X Electrification; Food and Water Security.

The Purpose

The purpose of this cluster is to bring regional, national and international stakeholders together to collaborate in creating new systems of abundance for cities and regions:-
  1. Use Supercomputers to model and run highly complex scenarios for city and regional challenges from which action can be taken and Smart City solution sets are identified and deployed to create desired impacts and outcomes.
  2. Use the cluster of eco-system partners to provision and deploy Smart City solutions to create the desired city and regional impact.
  3. Using proven, standardized and advanced Supercomputing Models for complicated regional challenges. These models are being made available to the private sector for the first time e.g. Energy grids and micro-grids, Water, Transportation, Carbon Net Zero, Assets and Logistics
  4.  Ingest vast data lakes from cities and regions in order to train and fine tune analytic engines, automated decision making systems and Artificial Intelligence systems to optimize efficiencies of existing or new city and regional services and experiences.
  5. Create a repository of Artificial Intelligence technologies, architectures and systems to be be licensed and deployed to optimize digital transformation in cities and regions.
  6. Develop new Analytics and Artificial Intelligence principles, blueprints and ICT architectures/systems for Smart Cities and Smart Regions. These will be adaptable to cater for different ICT architectures and city/regional demographics and tiers.
  7. Smart City and Smart Regional test beds to trial and validate new Artificial Intelligence driven technologies, systems and solutions for Smart Cities and Smart Regions.
  8. Develop the "digital twin" for the individual, the city and a region. Develop and test new principles, blueprints, technologies, architectures and systems using two "Leadership-class" high performance super computers.


Get involved

We are building an eco-system of partners. Come join us!

This unique and first of its kind initiative will create new offerings into the international market place for Smart Cities and Smart Regions. It is an opportunity to be forefront of this $2.5 Trillion USD global market (Frost and Sullivan).
The Supercomputing Modeling and Artificial Intelligence Cluster partners with organizations committed to enabling digital transformation of cities and regions across the world i.e. governments (national and local), private sector, public sector, investors, research, academia, smart city initiatives and alliances, mayor/governor alliances. For example:-
  1. Governments who want to enable their cities and regions to be competitive and take a lead in digital transformation
  2. Economic development agencies, Cites and Regions wishing to build the best experience for their communities
  3. Smart City Alliances - regional, national, international
  4. Investors and P3 Smart City Funds
  5. Smart City Marketplace solution aggregators and providers
  6. Data, Artificial Intelligence and Cyber Security technology companies
  7. Edge Compute, Telecommunications and large scale digital system providers
  8. Construction and Engineering firms focusing on Smart Cities and Regions
  9. System Integrators focused on solution provision and deployment
  10. Academia and Research organizations focusing on Supercomputing Modeling and Artificial Intelligence (citizen and smart city)
  11. Standards bodies of Smart City technologies and architectures
  12. Alliances of mayors and governors - regional, national and international
  13. Other GCTC clusters and initiatives

“Enabling the development of cyber secure, resilient, carbon neutral, data driven, ethically automated and environmentally healthy communities of the future”

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