May 16, 2019
Bob Bennett, former chief innovative officer for Kansas City, Mo., talks about his new firm and tech trends. Paul Burton hosts from the Smart Cities NYC conference.
May 15, 2019
NEW YORK — Bob Bennett wants cities to know that becoming "smart" is a necessity, and he's ready to help them get there.
The former chief innovation officer of Kansas City, MO announced this week at Smart Cities New York the launch of a smart city consulting group, B2 Civic Solutions, to help bridge gaps between local governments and private sector companies, and ensure citizen demands are at the center of such collaborations.
May 15, 2019
When people hear the title Chief Innovation Officer (CIO) they typically think of someone employing the latest cutting edge tech to solve a big problem. Bob Bennett, is more creative than that. This former CIO of Kansas City, MO, founder of B Squared Civic Solutions and Chair of the Cities Today Institute solves problems with whatever tools fit the job. To borrow a metaphor he used, not ever problem is a nail.
May 14, 2019
A newly formed smart city consultancy has developed a replicable model for identifying, planning and resourcing smart city solutions for communities of all sizes.
B2 Civic Solutions is founded by Bob Bennett, the outgoing chief innovation officer (CIO) for Kansas City, where he oversaw its smart city programme described as the “world’s most connected”.