Last month, I mentioned that I was named [one of the faces of IBM Smarter Planet campaign]. This resulted in some interesting email, including a college student named Hamas from India who asks:
"How can I participate in IBM's Smarter Planet, specifically Smarter Cities?"
With a lot of college students graduating next month, I thought this would be a good question to answer.
IBM ... Let's build a smarter planet!
Well, I am off on a much-needed vacation. For my American readers, this weekend represents our "4th of July" Independence Day holiday. What better way to celebrate than to drive hundreds of miles from one side of the country to the other? In this case, from the North side down to the South side.
Special thanks to Roy Buol, mayor of Dubuque, Iowa that I [met in Scottsdale earlier this year] for the idea to come visit his fine city, considered one of the Smarter Cities in the USA, thanks to IBM technology.
I don't know if I will have internet access along the way, or have the time and/or energy to blog, tweet (@az990tony) or upload photos during the trip. We'll see.