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Welcome to the new Austin Smart City Alliance!
The Austin Smart City Alliance (ASCA) has launched, building on the former Austin CityUP (ACUP) Consortium with a new brand and updated objectives, values, and bylaws to enhance its effectiveness as a platform for collaboration and execution. Every part of ACUP was evaluated and revised in order to create an alliance among five key stakeholder groups--government, non-profit organizations, private sector companies, educational institutions, and professional and community associations—as well as interested individuals. ASCA members represent not only Austin but national and global technology companies and organizations.
The launch includes the new website and the ASCA Smart Cities Series, which are twice-monthly online webinars (open to everyone) to present expertise and experiences in smart cities efforts. Additionally, we are excited to ramp up our communications and information sharing with the public through social media channels and launching a new ASCA blog in August 2020. Plans are also underway to hold an online smart cities summit in fall 2020.
Through all of these efforts, ASCA remains focused on advancing the awareness, understanding, development, and applications of smart cities technologies and practices in the communities of the greater Austin metropolitan era, and will increase its collaboration with other smart cities and connected communities programs and initiatives in Texas, across the US, and around the world.
In short, ASCA will communicate better, share more, and provide more thought leadership as its members strive to leverage data, technology, and analytics to make communities and cities better—safe, healthier, more sustainable and equitable, with better opportunities—for all.
Jay Boisseau, Founder
Jessica Sager, Managing Director