Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo
March 26-29, 2018, Kansas City, MO, In Partnership with usignite

City leaders, this is for you.

    400+ global city leaders
    Smart 50 Awards
    300+ exhibitors & innovators
    2500 thought leaders in attendance

Smart networks are the foundation.

    20+ Smart Gigabit Communities
    20+ advanced network demos
    $20M in NSF research support
    $100M wireless research platforms


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Smart Cities Connect News

Saratoga Springs RFP for Parking Solutions Indicates Smart Parking Priorities

The city of Saratoga Springs, NY recently issued a request for proposals (RFP) for solutions for its parking problems. The city is seeking to net the maximum financial benefit possible, balanced with sustaining downtown business Read More

Singapore Tests Airbitat Oasis Smart Bus Stop To Reduce Urban Heat and Air Pollution

The Airbitat Oasis Smart Bus Stop is being tested in Singapore for a period of one year to see if it can address the problems of problems of urban heat and air pollution faced by Read More

Startups In London and Sydney Share Notes: What Innovators Have In Common

Fifteen British startups have flown to Australia as part of the latest Future Cities Mission with the goal of bringing back lessons on building smart cities and forming business partnerships, and investment and export opportunities. Read More

Opponents of Smart Meters Speak Out About Radio Frequency Concerns

Utility companies around the globe are installing smart meters that will allow the companies to automatically measure how much electricity people consume, thus eliminating the need for meter readers to manually take the measurements. The Read More

Updates from Infrastructure Week on the Hill: Bloomberg Government Convenes Connectivity Conversation

So two senators, an FCC Commissioner, and the DOT’s Under Secretary for Policy walk into the Bloomberg Government offices. If you think that sounds like the start of a really good story, you’re right. And Read More

Electric Vehicles Act As Means of Storage for Office Buildings

Working in partnership, Hitachi Europe Ltd., Mitsubishi Motors and ENGIE are exploring the potential for electric vehicles to act as a means of energy storage for an office building. For the experiment, Hitachi’s vehicle-to-everything (V2X) Read More

Sacramento’s Protected Bike Lakes Conflict with Current Smart Parking Meters

In an attempt to make commuter biking safer and more popular, the city of Sacramento, California intends to install a series of new-style bike lanes called “parking protected” lanes. To create the lanes, the city Read More

Montreal-Based InnoCite MTL and Centech Incubator Merge

Montreal-based InnoCité MTL, an accelerator focused on smart city startups, is merging with the Centech incubator – created by the École de Technologie Supérieure (ETS), which is dedicated to hardware and advanced technologies startups. The Read More

Austin SHINES Project Modernizes Grid With Storage and Renewables

The Austin SHINES Project (Sustainable and Holistic Integration of Energy Storage and solar PV) is laying the ground work for modernizing the electric grid. Through this project, Austin Energy along with many other partners are Read More

Chattanooga Airport Future Home of Solar-Battery Microgrid

The city of Chattanooga, Tennessee’s Electric Power Board is partnering with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee-Knoxville to build a solar-battery microgrid at its municipal airport. The airport already has a Read More

Spring 2018 Key Speakers Included:

Rosa AkhtarkhavariRosa Akhtarkhavari
CIO, City of Orlando

Bob Bennett Bob Bennett
CIO, City of Kansas City, MO

Kimberly LaGrueKimberly LaGrue
Chief Information Officer, City of New Orleans

Mark De la Vergne	Mark De la Vergne
Chief of Mobility Innovation,
City of Detroit

Sly James Sly James
Mayor of Kansas City, MO

Amy LevineAli Levine
Policy Advisor & Program Manager, NYC Mayor's Office of Sustainability

Michael PeguesMichael Pegues
CIO, Aurora, IL

Jerry TinianowJerome Tinianow
CSO, City of Denver

Richard C. Irvin Richard C. Irvin
Mayor of Aurora, IL

Girish RamachandranGirish Ramachandran
Chief Technology Architect, City of Dallas

Dan AultDan Ault
Assistant Town Manager/Chief Innovation Officer, Town of Cary, NC

Ruthbea ClarkeRuthbea Clarke
Research Director, Smart Cities, IDC

Dennis GakungaDennis Gakunga
Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Chula Vista

Nick MaynardNick Maynard
Chief Strategy Officer, US Ignite

Herb SihHerb Sih
Managing Partner,
Think Big Partners

David Roberts David Roberts
Chief Innovation Officer , Indiana Economic Development Corporation

David GrahamChris Castro
Director of Sustainability; Co-chair of Smart Cities
City of Orlando

Jameson AutenJameson Auten
VP, Regional Service Delivery and Innovations, KCATA , City of Kansas City, MO

Kate GarmanKate Garman
Smart City Coordinator, City of Seattle

Ken ClarkKen Clark
Chief Information Officer, The Consolidated City of Indianapolis and Marion County

David GrahamDavid Graham
Deputy COO, City of San Diego

David ParkerDavid Parker
Systems Strategist , Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

Samir SainiSamir Saini
DoITT's Commissioner/Citywide CIO , City of New York
Marshall Duer-BalkindMarshall Duer-Balkind
Program Analyst, Department of Energy & Environment, District of Columbia

Out of the many conference choices for Smart Cities, I prioritize attending the Smart Cities Connect conference each year. This conference brings together all the high-powered decision makers from every part of the Smart City ecosystem – city leaders, vendors, academics, researchers and non-profit organizations. The atmosphere is energetic and warm which fosters open, honest conversations and making new connections. I recommend this conference for everyone involved in the Smart Cities movement.


Ruthbea Yesner, VP, Government Insights and Smart Cities, IDC Government Insights

The Smart City Connects conference and expo in Kansas City combined cutting-edge plenary and breakout sessions for practitioners from a variety of disciplines, a large expo area through which interested parties could compare vendors and product offering, and outstanding networking opportunities. If you work in this field and attend this conference you go home with a large amount of valuable new information and new contacts. It is time very well spent.


Jerry Tinianow, Chief Sustainability Officer Office of the Mayor | City and County of Denver

The quality of attendees, speakers and exhibitors at Smart City Connect Kansas City was very impressive and also very targeted for our business. It's so helpful to be together, in one place at one time, with so many of the smart city leaders from around the country.


Ian Aaron, Chief Executive Officer, Ubicquia

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Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo convenes leading technology and solution providers with city leaders

Smart City Solutions Include:

  • Energy Solutions
  • Transportation
  • Buildings & Infrastructure
  • Advanced/Wireless Networks
  • Sensor Networks
  • ICT Networks
  • Cyber Security
  • Gov/Civic Services
  • Healthcare Services
  • Resource/Commerce
  • Emergency Services
  • Islands/Isolated Communities
  • Water/Waste Management
  • Weather Solutions
  • Data Analytics/Tools

Policy, technology and resource management leaders will include:

  • Mayors
  • Council Members
  • Sustainability Officers
  • Chief Information Officers
  • Environmental Engineers
  • Chief Technology Officers
  • IT Architects
  • Water and Energy Managers
  • Waste Managers
  • Utility Operators
  • Urban Designers
  • Emergency Responders
  • Transportation Managers
  • Public Works Managers


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Colorado Convention Center
700 14th St, Denver, CO 80202


Contact Information

General Inquiries

Sarah Wenning
Vice President, Operations
Tel: (512) 697-8849

Exhibitors & Sponsors

Richard Erb
Executive Director
Tel: (401) 477-2180

Press & Partners

Regina Ramazzini
Community & Partnership Director
Tel: (774) 249-1341

Media & Research

Laura Benold
Managing Editor,
Tel: 615-450-8960

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