A new initiative aims to install a high-speed fiber network along the proposed Loop Trolly route.
Entrepreneurs, Technologists, Business and Community Leaders, St. Louisans:
Could a new St. Louis be emerging? Starting with the Loop Media Hub initiative, St. Louis has the potential to transform into a “Smart City” and High Performance Computing (HPC), Big Data and Cloud computing will be essential enabling technologies. Join us on March 15 at the Missouri History Museum for a free STLhpc.net event to get involved and to hear more about the initiative, the opportunities it is creating and how HPC, Big Data and Cloud computing apply. You’ll receive details about the recently release Request for Information (RFI) that will give you the chance to contribute to and influence this transformation.
- Frank Lee, Ph.D. – IBM Senior IT Architect
- Substituting for Mark Dixon – IBM Client Technical Architect – Infrastructure
- John Leach – CEO at Incite Retail
- Gary Stiehr – Founder, STLhpc.net
- Brad Molander – Technology Evangelist at NISC
- Networking (5:00 PM to 5:30 PM)
- An Overview of BigData Analytics & Cloud in Smarter Cities (
Mark Dixon Frank Lee)
- Leveraging Distributed Computing to Enhance Customer and Visitor Relationship Management (John Leach)
- Smart Cities: Where Transportation Research Meets High Performance Computing (Gary Stiehr)
- Applying Distributed Computing to SmartGrid (Brad Molander)
- Electrical grids across the nation have recently been deploying modernized assets such as smart meters that produce enormous amounts of data. NISC over the last two years has designed, engineered and deployed an internal private cloud environment to support the modern data needs of SmartGrid initiatives. This presentation will cover some some fundamentals of smart grid as well as illustrate the challenges and benefits of private cloud environments.
- How You Can Get Involved – The Loop Media Hub RFI
A new tourist trolly, known as the Loop Trolley, is planned to run between Forest Park and the Delmar Loop here in St. Louis. An emerging plan, the Loop Media Hub initiative, aims to take advantage of the construction to install fiber optic cabling along that route to enable a high-speed network for the region. But that’s just the foundation for the overall effort, which could be the beginning of a new St. Louis.
St. Louis is Transforming…
Starting with the Loop Media Hub initiative, St. Louis has the potential to transform into a “Smart City” and High Performance Computing (HPC), Big Data and Cloud computing will be essential enabling technologies. A Smart City is a community which seeks to accelerate the economic development of its metropolitan Internet and the productivity and quality of life of its businesses and residents, through the thoughtful alignment of related organizations, resources and infrastructure.
St. Louis is Connecting…
The City of University City, Washington University, The Center of Creative Arts, The Regional Arts Council, The St. Louis Development Corporation and The University City Chamber of Commerce are considering a plan for the development of a “one Gigabit Internet ecosystem for the community along The Loop Trolley right of way”. The ecosystem plan will include provisions for ultra-gigabit connectivity, wireless services, smart phone apps and directory services, entrepreneurial incentives, economic development incentives, creative innovations and energy policy. The Loop Media Hub initiative makes use of a collaborative community engagement process through which the actual plan will be developed.
St. Louis is Taking Action…
Join us for an informative session about the Loop Media Hub initiatiave and the possibilities for St. Louis as a Smart+Connected City and how we can apply HPC, Big Data and Cloud computing to the Loop Media Hub initiative in order to empower businesses, agencies and residents to transform St. Louis. We’ll intermix brief discussion sessions where entrepreneurs, business and community leaders, technologists and other attendees can share ideas and perhaps form collaborations to generate new responses to the recently released Loop Media Hub RFI. This is a great opportunityfor new and existing start-up ventures, universities and other local organizations to get involved in a collaborative project.