I attended the overview of the Kansas City Living Lab. This is an impressive initiative centered developing solutions for smart cities. The city has been declared “open” for entrepreneurs in IOT to develop and live test their solutions with the partnership of the city and economic development organizations. They are developing a strong brand as a leading smart city and IOT hub. It is attracting companies and start-ups to the region and the real world results are creating proven case studies of solutions. I look forward to visiting the city in the next year to see how this story evolves.