While the City of Santa Ana's Economic Development Plan and Strategic Plan recognize the importance of fast internet and technology infrastructure investment, we need a group dedicated to ensuring these city investments continue to be prioritized and completed in a timely manner. It will also serve the creative and tech community to do much more than rely on the city alone and to help organize, develop and attract private sector opportunities and ensure they are connected to local talent and education opportunities.
Our group will convene to connect and ensure the Smart City envisioned by all is being brought forth for and by a diverse body of engaged stakeholders.
Articulate all of the City and private sector reports and plans for smart cities, technology investment and education/workforce development opportunities.
Help align City, SAUSD, SAC and industry assets and pipelines to create a Smart City eco-system
Write blogs or Op-Eds about technology, creatives and entrepreneurship happening here or abroad.
Offer to meet-up with up-and-coming entrepreneurs, creatives, digital immigrants (late-life adopters of technology) and others to share information and help connect or consult with them on their projects.