Louisville’s Grace Simrall on bringing city data into the ‘smart’ home

Grace Simrall is Chief of Civic Innovation and Technology in Louisville, Ky.

Bloomberg Cities: Why is it so important for cities to be experimenting with new ways of making data useful to people?

What is that and why was it an opportunity for Louisville?

How do you use the platform?

Louisville published ‘applets’ on the IFTTT platform that make it easy for residents to choose new ways of receiving information from the city.

And what’s the response from users been like?

Why focus on smart homes?

CNET has a connected home demo lab in Louisville — how are you working with them?

How do you think about the digital divide in terms of people who either can’t afford all these smart home devices or aren’t so into technology?

Any lessons learned for other cities?

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