Norfolk Forward is an umbrella non-profit organization that works in partnership with local, city, and regional organizations, public and private schools, businesses, universities and local citizens to create a platform to collaboratively work on common regional initiatives. These initiatives are driven and determined by the community to integrate information and technology to make Hampton Roads safer, healthier and more efficient. Through this unique collaboration of entities, Norfolk Forward provides a platform to work together on activities that advance Hampton Roads forward through digital technologies, data collection, analytics, and modeling to form smart communities and connect the seven cities.
Norfolk Forward provides a catalyst to facilitate access to innovative technologies and to implement these technologies quickly and efficiently. Through piloting technologies, innovative and forward thinking through open and creative discussions and achieving small successes over time, Norfolk Forward will move Hampton Roads forward in the digital age.