Don L Rondeau
Smart Cities Group CEO statement:
Our preliminary analysis indicates the potential influence of a formal propaganda campaign meant to serve as the catalyst for expanded conflict in Ukraine. While all the actors and their motivations remain unclear , we operate under the assumption that the driver is largely financial and that the actor’s involvement presents an unacceptable additional level of risk associated with multi-generational destabilization in the region , the potential for expanded conflict across NATO nations and the interconnected world in which we live.
The Smart Cities Group consortium includes politically neutral academic institutions, research facilities, data scientists and business organizations with a focus on smarter management and monitoring of critical infrastructure as well as the usage of data to make the world safer, healthier, and more prosperous.
The Smart Cities Group, with support from our Smart City Consortium members in Ukraine are monitoring critical infrastructure sectors and analyzing data we know to be critical to making incident command decisions during a crisis. Decidedly pro NATO, we operate from a politically neutral position, observing relevant treaties and international law.
About Smart Cities Group
Smart Cities Group supports the growth of the smart cities industry by positioning itself centrally in three key roles between producers and consumers, lenders and borrowers, inventors and investors, and between city officials and citizens. The smart cities industry is estimated to be over $900 billion world wide and growing at 19.8% annually and expected to surpass $3 trillion by 2026. Smart Cities Group is built on a localized hub platform within urban centers throughout the world.
Smart Cities Group Education supports education initiatives that prosper the smart cities industry forming relationships with schools and universities and the public and private sector to create real world curriculums that mutually benefit the schools, the companies, the city and the students.
Key Stakeholder Relationships
Academic Advisors / Professors
Universities and Governing Bodies
Smart Cities Group Marketing is able to support suppliers and producers of smart city technologies through third party sellers on a commission or contract basis allowing a company to extend its reach through Smart Cities Group's localized markets throughout the world.
Companies Expanding to New Markets
CMO's, Heads of Marketing and Creatives
Technology / Service Providers
Smart Cities Group Innovation supports innovation through relationships with investors and institutions that can support inventors. SCG also provides consulting services for the purposes of innovation from the inventor to the broadscale city level.
Key Stakeholder Relationships
Smart Cities Group Events supports municipalities and companies, providing a platform for city officials to engage citizens directly and showcase the city's efforts to implement new technologies. SCG Events also offers companies a platform to present their products and services to consumers, professionals and communities of interest.
Past and Notable Attendees
- Product Demonstrators