July 7, 2021

Welcome to Smart City Diaries

Smart City Diaries is a dynamic technology podcast, a multimedia experience designed to educate, entertain and engage a diverse audience, creating an open door into a living laboratory – Our Cities. Join entrepreneur hosts Anna Acosta, and her mother, Deborah Acosta – women from two culturally, economically and emotionally disparate generations, as they weave a “Smart City” roadmap through illuminating, challenging conversation with diverse experts, […]

September 8, 2021

Episode 105: It’s Electric (Boogie Woogie)

Strap in and get ready to ride the electric slide with Anna and Debbie. On this episode of Smart City Diaries, we journey back to the roots of electrification and the bitter rivalry between Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla, a grudge match that ignited the electric revolution powering our planet. But with climate change and increased demand testing the limits of our energy grids, how […]

August 18, 2021

Episode 104: Jeremy from the Block(chain)

On this brand spankin’ new episode of Smart City Diaries, join hosts Anna and Deborah Acosta as we attempt to answer the question: What the hell is blockchain? Spoiler Alert: We aren’t talking about bitcoin, because it is so much bigger than that. In order to unravel the tangled understanding around blockchain, we are joined by Jeremy Goodwin, Founder and CEO of SyncFab, who is […]

July 28, 2021

Episode 103: Big Data and Me

On the third episode of Smart City Diaries, we are talking about Big Data. How do cities use your data, and what does that mean for your privacy? Join hosts Anna and Deborah Acosta as they usher us all the way back to the pneumatic tube, the worlds first high-speed data transfer system, and then trace data’s path through the world of Internet of Things […]

July 15, 2021

Broadband Infrastructure

There are many stories about impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on revealing the digital divide for all to see. When I reflect over the past year, the story that stands out for me is that of Russian student Alexei Dudoladov. This 21-year old student at the Omsk Institute of Water Transport was, like so many of his global peers, forced to return to his home, […]