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

City of Buffalo Urban Farming Program Brings Fresh Produce to East Side, Food Desert

A new urban farming program in the City of Buffalo, NY aims to bring fresh produce to Buffalo’s East Side – classified as a food desert – and encourage young people to consider career paths Read More

Chicago’s Array of Things Project Attracts Interest From Cities, Award Program

You may have heard about the Array of Things, one of the most highly publicized and groundbreaking projects in smart cities to date. If you haven’t, you’re in for a treat. We interviewed the Smart Read More

City of Austin and The University of Texas Implement Automated Video Analytics for Improved Mobility

Following the 2018 Smart 50 Awards Gala in Kansas City, Missouri, we spoke with The University of Texas at Austin and the City of Austin about their winning project: Automated Video Analytics for Improved Mobility. Read More

NIST Examines Five Focus Areas for IoT Development

The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released a report – produced by the Interagency International Cybersecurity Standardization Working Group (IICS WG) – which examines what needs to happen next for the development Read More

RMIT University’s Micro Nano Research Facility in Australia Develop Ultra-Thin, Self-Modifying Coating To Create Smart Windows

Researchers at RMIT University’s Micro Nano Research Facility in Australia have developed a new, ultra-thin, self-modifying coating that responds to heat and cold to create smart windows. Working with colleagues at the University of Adelaide Read More

The Schenectady Smart City Report Emphasizes Civic Engagement

In 2018, four projects articulated such a clear plan and vision for a smart future that the Smart 50 Awards committee included them in a special category: horizons. One of those winners, The Schenectady Smart Read More

Seven Qualities of the Future Focused City: Disruptive Technologies Invite a New Not-Normal

Sean Moffit just published the Top 30 Technologies 2018-2023. Topping the list are Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Thing (IoT), Mobile/Social Internet, Blockchain, Big Data and Automation. The list closes with Better, Faster Internet, Proximity Read More

An Interview with OASC Ireland / INSIGHT Centre for Data Analytics, Smart 50 Awards Recipient

Smart 50 Awards recipient highlights several cities in Ireland committed to smart air, noise, and traffic monitoring. Learn more about how they’re making a difference!

An Interview with Dave Roberts, Chief Technology Officer for the State of Indiana

Hear how the State of Indiana supports communities with their smart city initiatives.

Emergency Internet Bypass Lane Protocol Impacts Response with Reliable Connectivity

We spoke with Smart 50 Awards recipient, Emergency Internet Bypass Lane Protocol, to hear how emergency response may be impacted with smarter delivery of connectivity. Learn more here: “During an emergency, successful response and recovery 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

Smart Cities Connect struck a great balance between education, structured dialogue, and informal networking. The Conference is focused not just on innovation, but how to improve people's lives through technology.


Matt Gray, Chief of Sustainability, City of Cleveland

The Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo enables like-minded professionals to share ideas by facilitating the discovery and discussion of innovations and achievements. The conference also provides the opportunity to interact directly with vendors and influence product offerings.


Rosa Akhtarkhavari, Chief Information Officer, City of Orlando

This years' Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo was a great opportunity for me to connect with new and innovative smart city solution providers that can help advance Atlanta's smart city strategy. I also got a chance to interact with other city leaders around the world to discuss their respective smart city strategies and how we can collaborate on solving civic challenges using ICT, IoT, and big data analytics moving forward. Looking forward to next year's event!


Samir Saini, DoITT's Commissioner/Citywide CIO, City of New York

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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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