The Bond Buyer - Podcast: Any City Can Be a Smart City

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. 

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Smart Cities Dive - Bennett’s Smart City Consultancy Places Citizens at the Heart of Decision-Making

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.

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Better Mousetrap NYC - Bob Bennett, A Smart City Leader Helping Cities Better Serve

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.

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SmartCitiesWorld - Former Kansas City CIO Launches Smart City Consultancy

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”.

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