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

2018 Day-At-A-Glance     


  Registration System Sponsored by: Chordant

MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2018    
Registration 11:00am - 5:00pm

1:00 - 5:00 Short Courses (Additional Registration Fee Required)
Workshop 1: How to Design a Smart City – IoT Technology Based - Room 2203 Workshop 2: The Next Generation Smart City – How to Build a Modern Economic Development Engine Using the Smart City Platform - Room 2204
8:00 - 5:00
National Science Foundation Smart and Connected Communities Program
Principal Investigators Meeting (Invitation Only)
Sponsored by: NSF
6:00 - 9:00
Smart 50 Awards Gala (Additional registration fee) Sponsored by: Sensus
 
  Registration System Sponsored by: Chordant

TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 2018    
Registration 7:00am - 6:00pm

7:30 - 8:30
Coffee & Tea Service   Sponsored by:   Atonix
8:30 - 10:10
  Program Supported by: NSF, USIgnite, Smart Cities Connect
Opening Keynotes - Room 2103AB
  • Welcome to Kansas City - KC CIO
  • Smart Cities CIO Panel: Kansa City, Aurora, San Diego, Atlanta
  • PAWRing Smart and Connected Communities - National Science Foundation
  • SONYC Audio Mapping the Smart City, New York, NY - Demo
10:00 - 10:20
Coffee Break   Sponsored by:   Black & Veatch
10:20 - 12:05
  Program Supported by: NSF, USIgnite, Smart Cities Connect
Keynotes Include - Room 2103AB
  • Smart and Connected Communities: Keynote Panel - Charlotte, NC, Prairie View, TX, Oregon State
  • Community Pollution Sensing, Salt Lake City, UT - Demo
  • City Infrastructure: Politics, Policy & Possibilities - Burns & McDonnell, PTC, Sensus
  • Smart and Connected Energy-Aware Communities, Lafayette, IN - Demo
  • Community-Driven Wayfinding, Wichita, KS - Demo
12:05 - 1:15 Lunch (on own)
 Advanced Networks Energy Networks Transportation Government
NSF Government
  Networks & Data
(Room 2201)
Energy & Buildings
(Room 2202)
Infrastructure & Resilience
(Room 2203)
Mobility
(Room 2204)
Citizen Life & Governance
(Room 2205)
Research & Innovation for Community Impact
1:15 - 2:05 A Case Study in using Data Science to Fight Blight, Crime and Potholes - Room 2201 Reducing Cost, Risk and Emissions: Technology-Agnostic Sustainability Strategies for Cities - Room 2202 Applying Smarter Network Infrastructure Across the Water Cycle - Room 2203 Harnessing the Potential of Startups to Create Economic Growth and Solve Urban Challenges - Room 2204 Creating and Sustaining a Culture of Innovation - Room 2205

NSF Smart and Connected Communities Program Principal Investigators Meeting: Invitation Only

2:10 - 3:00 City Spotlights - Room 2201:
  • City of New Orleans
  • City of Los Angeles
  • City of Dallas
  • State of Indiana
Unlocking a Treasure Chest: Deploying Energy Policy Data to Drive Smarter Business Decisions, Increased Energy Savings, and More-Informed Policymaking - Room 2202 How Are Today's Most Successful Digital Communities Unlocking Their Data? - Room 2203 A Michigan Take on Smart Mobility - How the Home of the Auto Industry is Preparing for Tomorrow's Mobility - Room 2204 Smart Engagement Platforms - Room 2205 US Ignite Smart Gigabit Communities (SGC) Programmatic Meeting: Invitation only - Room 2104A
3:05 - 3:55 City Solutions - Room 2201
  • Amazon
  • Pitney Bowes
  • Sprint
Green build for a smarter city – from Living Labs to Full Scale Implementation in Sweden - Room 2202 Smarter Lighting - Safety, Energy Reduction, ICT and Sensor Network Backbones and Health - Room 2203

Optimizing City Assets - Turning City Vehicles Into Smart City Agents - Room 2204

Global Cities Teams Challenge- - Room 2205 US Ignite Smart Gigabit Communities (SGC) Programmatic Meeting: Invitation only - Room 2104A
4:00 - 7:00
Smart Cities Connect Expo & Reception   Sponsored by:   Chordant
4:00 - 7:00
NSF Poster Session; NSF & US Ignite Demos Supported by:   NSF Government
 
Expo Expo Expo
 
  Registration System Sponsored by: Chordant

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2018    
Registration 7:00am - 6:00pm

7:30 - 8:30
Coffee & Tea Service   Sponsored by:   Black & Veatch
8:30 - 10:15
  Program Supported by: NSF, USIgnite, Smart Cities Connect
Keynotes Include - Room 2103AB
  • KC Welcome Keynote + Think Big on City Innovations
  • Announcing: Smart Gigabit Communities, US Ignite Forum & Smart 50 Awards
  • Not So Future City: Leveraging Next Generation Networks -AWS, Bosch, Mayor, City of San Francisco
  • Smart Models: Ammon, ID, Phoenix, AZ
10:10 - 10:45
Coffee Break   Sponsored by:   Atonix
10:45 - 12:05 Keynotes Include - - Room 2103AB
  • Smart Stormwater Systems, Ann Arbor, MI - Demo
  • Sustaining your Smart Community: Jackson Energy, Cox Communications, Colorado Springs
  • Advanced Wireless Networks - The Foundation For Smarter Cities: Sprint, AWS, Xaqt
  • Rural Access to Deep Brain Stimulation, Salt Lake City, UT - Demo
  • Bringing the Communities Together for 2018 and Denver 2019
12:00 - 1:15 Lunch (on own)
  Advanced Networks Energy Networks Transportation Government
NSF Government
  Networks & Data
(Room 2204)
Energy & Buildings
(Room 2201)
Infrastructure & Resilience
(Room 2203)
Mobility
(Room 2202)
Citizen Life & Governance
(Room 2205)
Research & Innovation for Community Impact (Room 2104A)
1:15 - 2:05 Operational Execution of an IoT Strategy – Putting Meat on the Bones - Room 2204 City Spotlights: Energy & Infrastructure - Room 2201:
  • City of Chula Vista
  • City of Denver
  • City of Orlando
  • City of Charlotte

Single-Occupancy Drones and Future Travel within Cities - Room 2203

oneTRANSPORT Data Marketplace in the United Kingdom - Room 2202 Smart Governance Solutions - Room 2205 From the University Lab to Living Lab: Mechanisms to Open your Community to Innovation - Room 2104A
2:10 - 3:00 Public Sector in the Age of Digital Transformation - Room 2204 City Spotlight: Energy & Infrastructure - Room 2201:
  • Site1001
  • PTC
  • Ubicquia
Building the Connected Foundation for Smart Equitable Cities - Room 2203 City Spotlights - Room 2202:
  • City of Kansas City (MO)
  • City of Boston
  • City of Detroit
  • City of Los Angeles
Creating A Digital City Hall: The Evolution of Government Service Delivery - Room 2205 Responsible Data Management: Researchers and Municipal Leaders Join Forces - Room 2104A
3:05 - 3:55 Smart Cities – At the Center of Everything - Room 2204 A 360* View of Connected Cities from Construction, Operations, Technology, and Public Perspectives - - Room 2201 How Smart Cities Data Supports Climate Action and Sustainability Goals - Room 2203 City Solutions - Room 2202:
  • Bosch
  • Chordant
  • Mobileye
Creating smart city economic development zones based on citizen engagement, entrepreneurship, innovation and leadership - Room 2205 Getting Ready to Be Smart - Room 2104A
4:00 - 7:00 Expo and Posters Program & Reception
 
Poster Meetings Expo
 
  Registration System Sponsored by: Chordant

THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2018    
Registration 7:30am - 1:00pm

Advanced Networks Energy Networks Transportation Government  
  Networks & Data
(Room 2204)
Energy & Buildings
(Room 2202)
Infrastructure & Resilience
(Room 2203)
Mobility
(Room 2205)
Citizen Life & Governance
(Room 2201)
8:00 - 9:00
Coffee & Tea Service   Sponsored by:   ComEd
9:00 - 9:55 People-Powered Cities: Sharing Practices and Catalyzing Action for Smarter Solutions - Room 2204 Leadership and Collaboration – Leveraging Resources for Smart & Resilient Communities - Room 2202 Citizen Engagement & The Future of Urban Planning - Room 2203 Grand Challenges: How Are Cities Collaborating to Make Progress on Real Problems in 2018? - Room 2205 City Spotlights - Room 2201:
  • City of Orlando
  • Town of Cary (NC)
  • City of San Sebastian (Spain)
  • City of San Francisco
10:00 - 10:55 Advanced Networks for IoT Services - Room 2204 Creating a New Language and a New Vision for Smart Cities - Room 2202 Alternative Business Models and Financing for Smart Cities - Room 2203 Urban Mobility on Demand - Room 2205 City Solutions - Room 2201:
  • Dell EMC
  • Cisco
  • Pitney Bowes
11:00 - 11:55 WiFi - The Foundation for Smart City Infrastructure - Room 2204 Smarter Buildings "build" Smarter Cities - Room 2202 IoT and Waste Management: Revolutionizing an Old Industry - Room 2203 Smart Mobility Solutions - Room 2205 Data for Internal Teams: Performance Management Solutions for Smart(er) Cities - Room 2201
12:00 - 12:55   Advancing Smart Buildings, Infrastructure and Government Services - Room 2202 Combining Wi-Fi and Smart Waste Solutions to Improve Cities - Room 2203   Data (Un) Blocked: What blockchain means for the future of cities - Room 2201
1:00 - 1:30 Closing Reception - 2200 Lobby
 
Panel Session Expo

 


Monday March 26, 2018


8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

National Science Foundation Smart and Connected Communities Program Principal Investigators Meeting (Invitation Only)


11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Registration


This workshop provides an overview of IoT applied while architecting smart city applications. The session provides building blocks and schematic of few case studies of smart cities. Attendees will learn fundamentals of IoT infrastructure and networking technologies such as IPv4, IPV6, Wi-Fi, BLE, 6LowPAN, ZigBee and Cellular concepts..

Shivakumar Mathapathi, Co-Founder and CTO, Dew Mobility  (dew_mobility)

Herb Sih, Managing Partner & Co-Founder, Think Big Partners  (thinkbigkc)
Hunter Johnston, Vice President of Transportation & Mobility, Think Big Partners  (thinkbigkc)
Sarah Fustine, Partner, Operations and Strategic Partnerships, Think Big Partners

Smart 50 Awards, in partnership with Smart Cities Connect, Smart Cities Connect Foundation, and US Ignite, annually recognize global smart cities projects, honoring the most innovative and influential work. This year, primary categories included governance, mobility, energy, citizen life, and networks.


Tuesday March 27, 2018


7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Registration


2103AB
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Keynote Program


2103AB
8:30 AM - 8:35 AM

Opening the joint Smart Cities Connect Conference and US Ignite Application Summit

Chelsea Collier, Editor-at-Large, Smart Cities Connect Media & Research  (chelseamcc)

2103AB
8:35 AM - 8:45 AM

Welcome to Kansas City

Bob Bennett, Chief Innovation Officer, City of Kansas City, MO  (kc_cio)
Aaron Deacon, Managing Director, KC Digital Drive

2103AB
8:45 AM - 9:20 AM

Smart Cities in the Real World: City Leaders Panel

There is a lot of talk about Smart Cities in the US, but there are few efforts that grow beyond a pilot stage. While many leaders in both the public and private sector wax eloquently about the “city of the future,” municipalities still struggle to keeps lights on, water moving, streets paved and crime controlled. Some cities are moving beyond pilots, though, and this panel will include four of them. Among the lessons they have been learning is requirement to collaborate among communities to share lessons learned, better understand capabilities of specific technologies and reapply effective programs when feasible. Ruthbea Yesner from IDC will moderate this keynote panel. City leaders from Aurora (IL), Atlanta, San Diego and Kansas City (MO) will participate.

Ruthbea Yesner, Vice President, Government Insights and Smart Cities, IDC (moderator)  (idc)
Bob Bennett, Chief Innovation Officer, City of Kansas City, MO  (kc_cio)
Michael Pegues, Chief Information Officer, City of Aurora, IL  (cityofaurorail)
David Graham, Deputy Chief Operating Officer, City of San Diego  (cityofsandiego)
Samir Saini, DoITT’s Commissioner/Citywide CIO, City of New York  (nycgov)

2103AB
9:20 AM - 9:45 AM

PAWRing Smart and Connected Communities: Driving Research and Impact

Jim Kurose, Assistant Director, Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE), National Science Foundation

2103AB
9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

SONYC Audio Mapping the Smart City - NSF S&CC Demo

SONYC enables cities to identify, monitor and mitigate the noise pollution in their city through a novel system to continuously map the local soundscape. Urban noise pollution is one of the topmost effectors of quality of life and mental health for city residents and this system brings unpredicted capabilities to city planners and residents to understand their environment and make it more livable.

Juan Bello, Associate Professor of Music Technology, New York University
Charles Mydlarz, Senior Research Scientist, New York University
Cecil McMaster, Deputy Commissioner and Chief Information Officer, NYC Environmental Protection

10:00 AM - 10:20 AM

Coffee Break


2103AB
10:20 AM - 10:50 AM

Driving Smart and Connected Communities Research Through Partnerships: The Perspective of NSF-funded Teams

Academic researchers and community partners supported by the National Science Foundation will discuss how they formed their partnerships and research projects, how they work together, and rules for successful community engagement.

Jonathan Sprinkle, Program Director, National Science Foundation (moderator)
Farrah Cambrice, Professor, Prairie View A&M University
David Allen, Mayor, City of Prairie View, Texas
Hilary Boudet, Professor, Oregon State University
Rachel DiFranco, Sustainability Manager, Fremont, California
Hamed Tabki, Professor, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Robert Phocas, Sustainability Director, City of Charlotte, North Carolina  (cltgov)

2103AB
10:50 AM - 11:05 AM

Low-Cost Sensing of Pollution Variation within Communities - US Ignite Application Demo

A new, low-cost sensor device allows communities to get a real-time picture of the variation in air pollution in their communities.  Using the principles of crowd-sourcing, multiple sensors add details to otherwise invisible patterns of pollution that can affect health.  Other communities are invited to join the effort.

Kerry Kelly, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of Utah

2103AB
11:05 AM - 11:10 AM

City Infrastructure: Mayoral Opening Remarks

Joel Robideaux, Mayor, City of Lafayette

2103AB
11:10 AM - 11:45 AM

City Infrastructure: Politics, Policy & Possibilities: Keynote Panel

The President is rolling out his 1.5 trillion dollar infrastructure plan, but he’s suggesting that the federal government will only fund a fraction of the money to fix our crumbling infrastructure - roads, bridges, dams, the water and sewer systems, railways and subways, airports, and harbors. After decades of decay, what are the opportunities and challenges for cities and smart infrastructure investments? This panel of industry leaders will discuss how industry can work with government to achieve funding and realize the benefits of smart infrastructure investments to improve to function of cities from coast to coast.

Chelsea Collier, Editor-at-Large, Smart Cities Connect Media & Research (moderator)  (chelseamcc)
Joel Robideaux, Mayor, City of Lafayette
Howard Heppelmann, Divisional VP and GM, Connected Operations Solutions, PTC
Randolph Wheatley, VP, Product Marketing, Sensus, a Xylem brand
Julie Lorenz, Senior Strategic Consultant, Burns & McDonnell  (burnsmcdonnell)

2103AB
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Smart and Connected Energy-Aware Residential Communities - NSF S&CC Demo

We aim to foster energy-aware residential communities by providing feedback and incentives based on large-scale data analytics and predictive modeling. Through our community engagement with IHCDA’s Moving Forward program, we are doing this in several hundred households across Indiana.

Panagiota Karava, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, Purdue University
Jacob Sipe, Executive Director, Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority
Gary Hobbs, Chief Executive Officer, BWI

2103AB
12:00 PM - 12:05 PM

CityGuide: Beacon-Based Community-Driven Inclusive Wayfinding - NSF S&CC Demo

Attendees will have the chance to interact with an early application prototype and navigate between indoor locations within the expo. Systems like this are important for the blind or visually impaired.

Vinod Namboodiri, Associate Professor of Computer Engineering, Wichita State University
Sayed Ali Cheraghi, Department of Computer Engineering, Wichita State University

12:05 PM - 1:15 PM

Lunch (on own)


2201
1:15 PM - 2:05 PM

A Case Study in using Data Science to Fight Blight, Crime and Potholes

From algorithms that save the city money by predicting potholes and reallocate city resources, to real-time anomaly detection that surfaces crime that's on the rise or when city services might be misaligned, Kansas City and San Diego are on the forefront of using analytics to improve city outcomes. Xaqt's unique partnership puts real-world data scientists inside of City Hall and the people that benefit most. This co-creation model continues to yield new and unexpected benefits to the city. In this case based panel, learn what went well, what didn't and how you can replicate similar success in your city.

Chris Crosby, CEO, Xaqt (moderator)  (xaqtdata)
Bob Bennett, Chief Innovation Officer, City of Kansas City, MO  (kc_cio)
Maksim Pecherskiy, Chief Data Officer, City of San Diego
Sherri Mcintyre, Director Public Works, City of Kansas City, MO  (kcmo)
Eric Roche, Chief Data Office, City of Kansas City, MO  (kcmo)

2202
1:15 PM - 2:05 PM

Reducing Cost, Risk and Emissions: Technology-Agnostic Sustainability Strategies for Cities

In considering energy options to build sustainable strategies, cities must be active energy participants – but the way forward can overwhelm even the best energy planners. Lynda Clemmons, NRG Vice President of Business Solutions, will discuss the importance of a diverse sustainable solutions portfolio, and the sustainability “wish list” of many cities today. Indeed, the best approach requires a technology-agnostic mindset. Integrating solutions that, among other things, back up intermittent renewables (like wind and solar), lower energy costs and ease grid stress at peak times are critical to overall efficiency. Platforms that leverage distributed energy resources (DER) and help achieve sustainability goals create a win-win – cities pay less for power and improve power reliability. This session will also share background on common requests from cities on emerging solutions, and provide city managers and planners insights to identify the best choices and align internal stakeholders to achieve success.

Lynda Clemmons, VP of Sustainable Solutions, NRG  (nrgenergy)
Steven Jones, City Manager, City of Montevideo

2203
1:15 PM - 2:05 PM

Applying Smarter Network Infrastructure Across the Water Cycle

A key enabler for smart water and smart cities is for utilities to implement fast, incremental projects that still have a significant impact. Such smart water projects require less capital and are often funded through the operational savings that they provide the utility. In addition to saving on operations in the short term, the information gleaned from these projects can be leveraged to justify future capital investment decisions. Future infrastructure decisions can thus be made more confidently and can be sized accurately to meet the precise needs of the utility. Today most AMI systems are just used to collect water consumption data, but there is an opportunity to use these networks for variety of other applications. This session will explore and provide case examples of how smart water projects can be implemented leveraging existing AMI networks and battery powered devices and sensors to get to new data points within the water cycle and transform that data into information. Such information can span the water cycle including ground water, surface water, wastewater, storm water, pre-treatment, water quality, and reclaim water to solve non-revenue water, water quality, hydraulics, planning and development, and sustainability issues.

Travis Smith, Director of Smart Water, Sensus  (sensusglobal)

2204
1:15 PM - 2:05 PM

Harnessing the Potential of Startups to Create Economic Growth and Solve Urban Challenges

This panel will explore how cities can engage with and grow their entrepreneurial communities to solve some of their hardest challenges in mobility, real estate, energy, water, waste, food systems, and governance. Municipal leadership has a critical role to play in setting policy, but also in building relationships with university researchers, entrepreneurs, and investors. Getting markets involved in urban change is critical, and local startup communities can be incredibly beneficial in building applications for better civic engagement with government, as well as in improving local utilities and infrastructure. In this panel, we'll feature the perspective of a city official, an investor, and a former University researcher turned entrepreneur, to explore the investments and policies required to create a thriving urbantech ecosystem.

Micah Kotch, Managing Director, URBAN X (moderator)  (urbanxaccel)
Mark DeSantis, Founder, RoadBotics  (roadbotics)
Mark Paris, Managing Partner, Urban Us
Santi Garces, Chief Innovation Officer, City of South Bend  (cityofsouthbend)

2205
1:15 PM - 2:05 PM

Creating and Sustaining a Culture of Innovation

The panel will explore common cultural-change challenges across industries including cities, state agencies, and public utilities. This unique cross-pollination will assist city leaders in cross-industry collaboration.

Julie Lorenz, Senior Strategic Consultant, Burns & McDonnell (moderator)  (burnsmcdonnell)
Kate Garman, Smart City Coordinator, City of Seattle  (cityofseattle)
Danny Rotert, Senior Strategic Consultant, Burns & McDonnell  (burnsmcdonnell)
Greg Sauter, Founder, Smart City Works - Infrastructure Actuator

1:15 PM - 2:05 PM

US Ignite Smart Gigabit Communities Programmatic Meeting: Invitation Only


2201
2:10 PM - 3:00 PM

City Spotlights: Networks & Data

Smart Cities do not evolve without advancements in networks, networking technologies and data science solutions. This dynamic group of city officials will share their insights, lessons learned and best practices in the areas of advanced networks and data science for their respective cities.

Jennifer Sanders, Executive Director, Dallas Innovation Alliance (moderator)  (dallassmartcity)
Kimberly LaGrue, Chief Information Officer, City of New Orleans  (kim_lagrue)
Girish Ramachandran, Chief Technology Architect, City of Dallas  (cityofdallas)
David Roberts, Chief Innovation Officer, Indiana Economic Development Corporation  (indiana_edc)
Nina D'Amato, Chief of Staff, Technology Department, City of San Francisco  (sfgov)

2202
2:10 PM - 3:00 PM

Unlocking a Treasure Chest: Deploying Energy Policy Data to Drive Smarter Business Decisions, Increased Energy Savings, and More-Informed Policymaking

Data is only useful if it is put to use. Across the U.S., an ever-growing number of state and local jurisdictions are implementing building performance reporting laws regarding energy and water use in commercial and multifamily buildings. However, this wealth of performance information is not yet being deployed to its full potential to drive smarter business decisions and increase energy savings. Recognizing this, in 2015 the Institute for Market Transformation partnered with New York City and the District of Columbia and local groups NYCEEC and the District of Columbia Sustainable Energy Utility on a three-year project to understand how, exactly, this data can be integrated to reap an array of benefits for cities, energy efficiency service providers, utilities, and building owners. This panel will go beyond theoretical discussion and focus on practical application of data, examining how local governments, utilities, and program implementers can learn from DC and NYC experiences and replicate their success. It will highlight a range of new tools and lessons learned to help cities’ and their partners’ efforts to fully understand the datasets, overcome integration challenges, and apply data to strategic outreach and engagement, evidence-based policymaking, partnerships, and project identification and deployment.

Erin Beddingfield, Manager of Data Strategy and Application, Institute for Market Transformation (moderator)  (imt_speaks)
Ali Levine, NYC Retrofit Accelerator Program Manager, City of New York  (nycmayorsoffice)
Marshall Duer-Balkind, Program Analyst, District of Columbia Department of Energy & Environment

2203
2:10 PM - 3:00 PM

How Are Today’s Most Successful Digital Communities Unlocking Their Data?

The Internet of Things (IoT) is generating massive volumes of structured and unstructured data. While innovations in storage and managed services have sped up the capture process, accessing and understanding the data itself still pose a significant last-mile challenge. As a result, demand is growing for analytical tools that seamlessly connect to and combine a wide variety of cloud-hosted data sources. Such tools enable digital communities to explore and visualize any type of data stored anywhere, helping them discover hidden opportunity in their IoT investment. This panel of experts will discuss how communities can leverage their investments in big data, overcome last-mile challenges and address what is coming next for speed, demand analytics, architecture, machine learning and artificial intelligence. Presenters will be joined by several city technology leaders for a lively and interesting discussion

Rob Silverberg, CTO, Ditigal Communities, Dell EMC Corporation (moderator)
Albert Seubers, Director of Global Strategy IT in Cities, Atos
Paul Bradenburg, Industry Strategist, State and Local Government, Dell EMC Corporation

2204
2:10 PM - 3:00 PM

A Michigan Take on Smart Mobility - How the Home of the Auto Industry is Preparing for Tomorrow’s Mobility

As the home of the automotive industry, Michigan cities are ideally positioned to see how smart city transportation solutions can improve the lives of their residents. This session aims to discuss how Michigan cities are planning to use smart city solutions to improve mobility and accessibility. The Center for Automotive Research will highlight their efforts in helping Michigan local governments understand the impacts of connected and automated vehicle (CAV) technologies and innovative mobility services (IMS). This initiative developed guidelines for community planning, transportation policy, road infrastructure design and investment. NextEnergy will highlight its work to accelerate data driven, interactive and connected technologies through public-private partnerships with cities, industry and the start-up ecosystem. The presentation will feature examples of new business models and technologies deployed via urban pilots that aim to create safer, more efficient, and environment- friendly places. As Detroit gets stronger and its future brightens, mobility will play a key role in ensuring all residents benefit from the city’s upward momentum. Detroit’s Chief of Mobility Innovation will discuss the ways Detroit is taking advantage of its status as the home of the North American automotive industry and is preparing for the future of advanced mobility.

Adela Spulber, Transportation Systems Analyst, Center for Automotive Research (moderator)  (cargroup)
Mark De la Vergne, Chief of Mobility Innovation, City of Detroit
Gina Schrader, Director, Business Model Innovation, NextEnergy  (nextenergymi)

2205
2:10 PM - 2:35 PM

Citizen Engagement Platforms I: Creating value from Smart City Data

The Smart City is a massive data producer. The challenge is how to manage and reuse this data to maximize value for both the public and private sector. This talk will describe our experience in helping governments and companies reuse smart city data in the US and Europe: Citilog and the City of Lille, France on transportation, Veolia and smarteo on water, and Enedis (EDF) on electricity distribution for 35 million customers. Companies, governments, and consumers are facing many challenges in their digital and built environments. City officials must pay closer attention to resources allocation and infrastructure management. Residents demand more detailed and real-time data. Companies want digital products as new revenue streams. This is a challenging time, but also an exciting one. Value from smart city data is key to creating opportunities for growth and managing resources and infrastructure in a sustainable way.

Rachel Han, Director of Business Development, OpenDataSoft  (opendatasoft)

2205
2:35 PM - 3:00 PM

Citizen Engagement Platforms II: AI & the City

Two of the biggest social changes of our time are accelerated urban growth and the rise of AI. How do the two influence each other? In this session we will demystify the buzzword of AI - explain what is it and how it works, what are its benefits and what are the risks we should consider. After a short "intro to AI for non data-scientists" we will hear from the CEO of an innovative startup working in this unique junction - ZenCity, which is leveraging AI for citizen engagement and performance measurement. Through their technology and case studies we will discuss how can AI benefit cities today, future opportunities and what challenges cities face in this exciting new age.

Eyal Feder-Levy, CEO, ZenCity  (zencityio)

2:10 PM - 3:00 PM

US Ignite Smart Gigabit Communities Programmatic Meeting: Invitation Only


2201
3:05 PM - 3:55 PM

City Solutions : Networks & Data

This fast moving session will feature world class technology companies presenting smart solutions and services to a panel of global city officials. Each presenting company will have the opportunity to present data, client testimonials and closing arguments for why they are best-in-class within their market segment. City officials will have the opportunity lead a short Q&A session with each presenting company. This educational session is organized for both city officials, technology providers and all delegates interested in smart IoT technology vertical market solutions and services.

Innovators:
Sri Elaprolu, Public Sector IoT, Amazon Web Services
Joe Francica, Managing Director, Location Intelligence, Pitney Bowes
Brian Huey, IoT Client Director, Sprint, IoT Solutions Group
Chair:
Jennifer Sanders, Executive Director, Dallas Innovation Alliance (moderator)  (dallassmartcity)
Review Panelists:
Kimberly LaGrue, Chief Information Officer, City of New Orleans  (kim_lagrue)
Girish Ramachandran, Chief Technology Architect, City of Dallas  (cityofdallas)
David Roberts, Chief Innovation Officer, Indiana Economic Development Corporation  (indiana_edc)
Nina D'Amato, Chief of Staff, Technology Department, City of San Francisco  (sfgov)

2202
3:05 PM - 3:55 PM

Green build for a smarter city – from Living Labs to Full Scale Implementation in Sweden

This panel will tell the Swedish story of how innovations can apply lessons from Living Labs to wider city deployment, highlighting challenges and lessons learnt. Sweden is testing several “connected building sites” where all experts, contractors, factories and service providers can continually adapt to the often rapidly changing conditions at a building site by sharing real time information. HSB Living Lab and KTH Live-in Labs, in Gothenburg and Stockholm respectively, connect buildings and infrastructure, measure user behavior and facilitate human-built environment interaction. Climate, heating and ventilation are controlled by connected sensors and paired with household use and behavior studies. Buildings are flexible and dynamic allowing evaluation of alternative technical solutions in real time. Based on life cycle analyses, knowledge from the living labs and test beds is introduced in new subdivisions such as Viva (Gothenburg)and Augustenborg (Malmo). This includes climate-smart concrete, plus-energy solutions, waste to energy and mobility solutions for zero-car owners. Vallastaden in Linköping is another example where cooperation between public and private sectors as well as researchers is taking the sustainable city one step further.

Elizabeth Heider, Chief Sustainability Officer, Skanska USA Inc. (moderator)  (skanskausa)
Per G. Lundqvis, Professor of Energy Technology, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)  (kthuniversity)
Eva Schelin, CEO, IQ Samhällsbyggnad  (iqsamh)
Popp Larsen, Head of Urban Life, RISE  (risesweden)
Anders Trana, Head of Digitalization, Department of Innovation, Trade and Industry, City of Lund
Johan Rosén, Strategic Advisor, City of Uppsala
Torbjörn Fängström, Program Director IoT Sweden, Sweden  (iotsweden)

2203
3:05 PM - 3:55 PM

Smarter Lighting - Safety, Energy Reduction, ICT and Sensor Network Backbones and Health

Smart Lighting, i.e. solid state lighting and control network, can be much more than a service to citizens. The primary function of lighting is to provide safety for all of the road and sidewalk users, but recent studies have shown that the amount of lighting needed varies dramatically with time or night meaning there is potential energy savings potential with modern controls and solid state lighting. As cities convert to smart lighting, power capacity is freed up from the network enabling additional services and since the roadway lighting system is the only ubiquitous network that exists in cities it should be considered as the backbone for ICT and sensor networks. In addition to providing citizens with communication access points, that network can enable lighting-on-demand for vehicles and pedestrians, vehicle to infrastructure (V2I) communication and electrical vehicle charging points. All that being said, there are concerns with sky glow, human health impacts, as well as impact to flora and fauna. Smart Lighting, therefore, needs to be an integral part of any smart city plan.

Matthew Palmer, Senior Research Associate, Senior Research Associate Center for Infrastructure Based Safety Systems VTTI (moderator)
Chris Davis, Vice President, Smart Cities and Strategic Alliances, CIMCON Lighting, Inc.  (comconlighting)
Jack Hanley, VP Sales North America, Telensa  (telensa)
Charlie Nobles, Marketing Director, Network Lighting Solutions, Sensus, a Xylem brand  (sensusglobal)
Tre Zimmernan, CTO, Ubicquia

Social, economic, and technological trends will soon result in a new transportation model. What can city officials do today to prepare for the way that their transportation systems will function in the near future? How can they save costs during this dramatic shift by optimizing existing assets? The speakers will explore the best ways for cities to evolve their existing transportation systems into more advanced systems that are driven by breakthrough technology and data. Discussions will focus on leveraging what cities already have at their disposal – including the ADAS/AV sensors on municipal vehicles that are already gathering data about the city – to make their transportation system safer, smarter, and better. The speakers will also discuss how to turn sensor data into inexpensive tech solutions that find infrastructure flaws and safety and security solutions. Urban decision makers will not only learn how they can accelerate innovation and improve urban planning through breakthrough technology, they will also learn how they can use what they already have – data gathered by city vehicles and mass transit – to generate revenue and reduce transportation costs.

Ruthbea Yesner, Vice President, Government Insights and Smart Cities, IDC (moderator)  (idc)
Dan Galves, Senior VP and Chief Communications Officer, Mobileye, an Intel Company  (mobileye)
Mark De la Vergne, Chief of Mobility Innovation, City of Detroit
Alex Keros, Smart Cities Chief at GM Urban Mobility, Maven General Motors Company  (gm)

2205
3:05 PM - 3:55 PM

Global City Teams Challenge

Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC) is a U.S. government's flagship smart city and Internet of Things (IoT) program to facilitate partnerships to identify and replicate best practices to address shared issues in communities and cities around the world. Over 120 cities and communities along with over 300 companies, universities, and non-profits have created over 100 action clusters. Five SuperClusters have published their blueprints on transportation, public safety, utility, public WiFi, and city data platform, and two additional SuperClusters were launched on agriculture/rural applications and data governance/exchange. In its 2018 round, GCTC will focus on cybersecurity and privacy issues of the solutions being deployed in smart cities and communities. This panel will invite the chairs of GCTC SuperClusters as well as representatives from U.S. Department of Homeland Security and National Telecommunications Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce to discuss the current state and future directions of GCTC. The panel will also discuss how smart city/IoT stakeholders can get involved in GCTC to create maximum synergy.

Jean Rice, NTIA, U.S. Department of Commerce (moderator)  (commercegov)
Bob Bennett, Chief Innovation Officer, City of Kansas City, MO  (kc_cio)
Michael Dunaway, Director, NIMSAT Informatics Research Institute (IRI), University of Louisiana at Lafayette  (ullafayette)
Nick Maynard, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Office, US Ignite  (us_ignite)
Scott Tousley, Deputy Director, Cyber Security Division, U.S. Department of Homeland Security  (dhsgov)

3:05 PM - 3:55 PM

US Ignite Smart Gigabit Communities Programmatic Meeting: Invitation Only


Expo Hall
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Smart Cities Connect Expo & Networking Reception


Expo Hall
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

NSF Project Poster Session; NSF Project & US Ignite Application Demos


Expo Hall
4:30 PM - 5:35 PM

Smart Cities Innovation Challenge

The Smart Cities Connect Innovation Challenge is designed to bring together technology & solution providers working on the next generation of Smart City solutions with corporate executives, technology developers, and city leadership.

Chair:
Jennifer Rocha, Executive Director, Innovation Programs, TechConnect (chair)
Innovators:
4:35 PM - 4:45 PM

Site 1001, Eric Hall, Site 1001

4:45 PM - 4:55 PM
4:55 PM - 5:05 PM
5:25 PM - 5:35 PM
Review Panelists:
Jack Hanley, VP Sales, Telensa
Robert Phocas, Sustainability Director, City of Charlotte
Nick Bowden, Mentor, TechStars KC
Kevin Martin, Smart Cities Manager, City of Portland
Micah Kotch, Managing Director, URBAN X

Expo Hall
5:40 PM - 6:30 PM

Smart 50 Awards Presentations

Moderator:
Laura Benold, Managing Editor & Communications Director, Smart Cities Connect Media
Innovators:
5:40 PM - 5:50 PM

Emergency Internet Bypass Lane Protocol

Emergency Internet Bypass Lane Protocol, Nirmala Shenoy, Professor, Rochester Institute of Technology

5:50 PM - 6:00 PM

Smarter Streets with Video Analytics

Smarter Streets with Video Analytics, Don Jacobson, IT Business Partner for Innovation, City of Las Vegas

6:00 PM - 6:10 PM

Crime Big Data Analytics from Atlanta Police Department

Crime Big Data Analytics from Atlanta Police Department, Yao Xie, Assistant Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology

6:10 PM - 6:20 PM

Electric Drive

Electric Drive, Cameron Freberg, Utility Strategist for Electric Vehicles and Emerging Technologies,, Austin Energy

6:20 PM - 6:30 PM

Wireless IoT Connectivity Platform

Wireless IoT Connectivity Platform, Deborah Acosta, Chief Innovation Officer, City of San Leandro


Wednesday March 28, 2018


2103AB
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Keynote Program


2103AB
8:30 AM - 8:40 AM

KC Welcome Keynote + Think Big on City Innovations

Herb Sih, Managing Partner, Think Big Partners & KC Living Lab  (thinkbigkc)

2103AB
8:40 AM - 8:50 AM

Announcement of new Smart Gigabit Communities

The 2018 Class of Smart Gigabit Communities will be announced.

Nishal Mohan, National Community Leader, US Ignite  (us_ignite)
Scott Turnbull, National Technical Leader, US Ignite

2103AB
8:50 AM - 8:55 AM

Announcement of US Ignite Forum

Bill Maguire will announce the US Ignite Forum, an initiative that includes a series of workshops and the development of playbooks regarding smart lighting, wireless deployments and other topics.  US Ignite, in partnership with the initiative's founding sponsors, established the US Ignite Forum to facilitate city-to-city sharing of approaches, lessons learned and best practices and advance municipal efforts to deploy transformative smart city projects.

Bill Maguire, Director, US Ignite Forum  (us_ignite)

2103AB
8:55 AM - 9:10 AM

Visualizing Underground Infrastructure in Augmented Reality - US Ignite Application Demo

The team will demonstrate augmented reality visualization of underground infrastructure mapped using their innovative ground penetrating radar.

Dryver Huston, Professor, University of Vermont
Dalei Wu, Professor, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

2103AB
9:10 AM - 9:20 AM

Mayoral Keynote: Fiber For San Francisco, Internet for All

Mayor Mark Farrell believes everyone deserves access to fast and affordable internet. He believes the internet is the 21st century utility, and as such, should be affordable and ubiquitous to all of San Francisco's residents and businesses. Mayor Farrell's keynote will highlight his Fiber for San Francisco project, which would make San Francisco the first, large urban area in the United States to complete a municipal fiber network of unparalleled size and scale. Fiber for San Francisco will create more choice and competition, and can serve as a replicable model for other cities to follow to create their own fiber internet future

Mark Farrell, Mayor, City of San Francisco

2103AB
9:20 AM - 9:50 AM

Not so Future Smart City: Leveraging Next Generation Networks

Smart cities are about to get smarter with the deployment of next generation networks which are required to meet the growing demand for high quality and high speed wireless connectivity across the globe beyond 2020. Many smart city IoT applications such as energy and traffic management, citizen engagement and emergency services will be enhanced, while future innovations such as self driving vehicles require advanced network technologies to be realized. This panel session will discuss the benefits of next generation networks and opportunities and challenges for the smart city and their citizens.

Ruthbea Yesner, Research Director, Smart Cities, IDC (moderator)  (idc)
Mark Farrell, Mayor, City of San Francisco
Frank Sgambati, Director, Smart City Development North America, Bosch
Hardik Bhatt, Leader, Smart Cities and Mobility verticals, Amazon

2103AB
9:50 AM - 10:00 AM

The Ammon Model - Open Access Community Fiber

Ammon Idaho has pioneered a model where the city guarantees open access fiber connectivity to all who opt-in.  Subscribers can choose their ISP and services.  Overall prices are highly competitive.

Bruce Patterson, Technology Director, City of Ammon, Idaho

2103AB
10:00 AM - 10:10 AM

Phoenix - Organizing a smart regional community

Phoenix has a bold vision to bring people together from diverse backgrounds for civic collaboration.  This includes politicians, corporate business leaders, builders, architects, entrepreneurs, citizens, technologists, and a nucleus from Arizona State University.  Together we are on a path to implement solutions throughout a Smart Region.

Dominic Papa, Executive Director, Institute for Digital Progress  (az_idp)
Chris Camacho, President and CEO, Greater Phoenix Economic Council

10:10 AM - 10:45 AM

Coffee Break


2103AB
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Smart Stormwater Systems - NSF S&CC Demo

The team will demonstrate a system of integrated low-cost sensors that form an adaptable, self-regulating stormwater system.  Flooding is the leading cause of severe weather fatality, but a stormwater system that can reconfigure itself based on real-time events can significantly reduce the impact of these events on citizens and the cities they live in.

Branko Kerkez, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Michigan
Harry Sheehan, Chief Deputy Water Resources Commissioner, Washtenaw County Government

2103AB
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Sustaining your Smart Community

Sustaining successful smart community efforts can be a challenge that requires assembling contributions from civic, community, and academic organizations, donors, and sponsors.

Sue Spradley, Chair, US Ignite Board (moderator)
Steve Bowers, Media Coordinator, Jackson Energy
Susan Anable, Vice President of Government and Public Affairs, Cox Communications
Ryan Trujillo, Sustainability Manager, City of Colorado Springs

2103AB
11:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Advanced Wireless Networks: The Foundation For Smarter Cities

Joe Kochan, Project Director, PAWR, US Ignite  (us_ignite)
Ivo Rook, Senior Vice President of IoT, Sprint  (sprint)
Alec Chalmers, Director, Amazon Web Services, Worldwide Public Sector  (awscloud)
Chris Crosby, Founder and CEO, Xaqt  (xaqtData)

2103AB
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Rural Access to Deep Brain Stimulation - US Ignite Application Demo

The team will demonstrate a unique way to deliver high quality medical treatment options to residents in their rural communities for the treatment of essential tremors.  Previously, patients would be faced with having to relocate near an urban medical center for months for treatment.  Through the use of implanted sensors and high-speed networks, doctors can now treat their patients remotely in their community.

Christopher Butson, Director of Neuromodulation, Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute, University of Utah

2103AB
12:00 PM - 12:05 PM

Bringing the Communities Together for 2018 and Denver 2019

Glenn Ricart, Founder and CTO, US Ignite  (us_ignite)

12:05 PM - 1:15 PM

Lunch (on own)


2204
1:15 PM - 2:05 PM

Operational Execution of an IoT Strategy – Putting Meat on the Bones

Hear from Arlington County, Virginia and their innovative approach to Smart City strategy and execution in their unique environment that is home to the Pentagon, multiple federal agencies and their neighbor across the river, Washington, DC Dr. Reginald Brothers, former Under Secretary of Science and Technology for the Dept. of Homeland Security, and one of the leaders in the fight to ensure "Security" and "Resiliency" are being FULLY understood, and more importantly, addressed, in any Smart City / IoT implementation SYNEXXUS, a Smart City/IoT technology systems integration and services firm with a heritage built on delivering open, yet secure, IOT architectures to defense and industrial organizations, now applying the same focus on "operational efficiency" in IOT strategy and execution for Smart Cities, Utilities and Industrial organizations.

Topics will include:

  • What are the most critical architectural choices behind implementation of a successful Smart City IoT strategy?
  • What technologies provide the basis for deploying IoT innovation?
  • Understanding the real cyber security liabilities in a Smart City or IoT environment and how to prevent them
  • Big Data: Big Deal or just another information overload?

Gregory Glaros, CEO and CTO, SYNEXXUS  (synexxusinc)
Jack Belcher, Chief Information Officer, Arlington County, VA
Mark Dowd, Executive Director, Smart Cities Lab

2201
1:15 PM - 2:05 PM

City Spotlights: Energy & Infrastructure

Energy is the foundation upon which smart cities evolve and thrive. Join these city leaders as they discuss new energy initiatives, sustainability plans and the opportunities for smart infrastructure for their respective cities.

Chelsea Collier, Editor-at-Large, Smart Cities Connect Media & Research (moderator)
Chris Castro, Director of Sustainability; Co-chair of Smart Cities, City of Orlando  (citybeautiful)
Dennis Gakunga, Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Chula Vista  (thinkchulavista)
Jerry Tinianow, Chief Sustainability Officer, City and County of Denver  (denverdant)
Robert Phocas, Sustainability Director, City of Charlotte, NC  (cltgov)
John Smola, Marketing and Business Development Manager, Alabama Power Company

2203
1:15 PM - 2:05 PM

Single-Occupancy Drones and Future Travel within Cities

Forget the traffic—even if you're just a passenger in your autonomous car. Single-occupancy unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, could carry you from your front lawn or the sidewalk in front of your building to your office or workplace across town, flying above the traffic, the congestion, the headaches. How real is this scenario? Such vehicles are already under development, though not yet ready for full-scale practical application. In addition to benefiting commuters, single-occupancy drones will also provide cash-strapped cities an alternative to constructing (and maintaining) new miles of pavement to move an ever-increasing number of vehicles. But other issues exist to include regulatory, technical, and safety matters. This session will look at where this technology is today, what barriers stand in the way (including technological and regulatory issues), and what can be expected to transpire in the coming few years.

Ruthbea Yesner, Vice President, Government Insights and Smart Cities, IDC (moderator)  (idc)
Mark Zannoni, Research Director for Smart Cities and Transportation, IDC  (idc)
Jonathan McGory, General Counsel, Cleveland Airport System, City of Cleveland
Bill Goodwin, General Counsel and VP of Policy, AirMap

2202
1:15 PM - 2:05 PM

oneTRANSPORT, multi-city data marketplace for smart city and intelligent transport solutions

The oneTRANSPORT initiative started as a UK public-private sector field trial to address regional mobility challenges. It included eleven partners and integration of nearly 300 data sources to implement several intelligent transport use cases. Following a successful, 2-year trial, oneTRANSPORT data marketplace transitioned to a commercial service in Q4 2017. This panel will explore: The importance of public-private partnerships in city and region-wide deployments Lessons learned from implementing journey planning, congestion and parking management use cases The benefits of data sharing for the transport sector, citizens, and adjacent sectors Solution implementation elements including the platform as well as data licensing and commercial frameworks How to address the challenges of data security and privacy Use of the oneM2M standard to enable interoperability and minimize technology and vendor lock-in risks

Ken Figueredo, Founder, More-With-Mobile.com (moderator)  (mychordant)
David Bressler, VP, Industry Solutions, CA Technologies  (cainc)
James Nolan, Executive Vice President, Chordant
Ian Machen, Software & Solutions Senior Sales Consultant, Worldsensing
Trevor Brennan, Strategy & Programme Manager, East Herts & Broxbourne, Hertfordshire County Council

2205
1:15 PM - 1:40 PM

Smart Governance Solutions I: Complex Isn’t Impossible: Connecting Processes Across Diverse Agencies

Kansas City, Missouri, is implementing an enterprise software system that manages everything from simple tasks to complex business processes and workflows. The system centrally connects processes across the enterprise, improving efficiencies and reducing human error. The panel will discuss how they worked together to successfully implement a solution across diverse agencies that manage community development, planning, building, code enforcement, tax and revenue, public works, transportation, land control, environment, and more. Between the City Representation and the Vendor, this presentation will include perspectives on what makes a good vendor/jurisdiction partnership.

Mohamad Mabrouk, Implementation Manager, Tyler Technologies  (tylertech)
Rick Usher, Assistant City Manager, City of Kansas City, MO

2205
1:40 PM - 2:05 PM

Smart Governance Solutions II: GovSpend & GovQuote: Smarter Procurement

International business leader in technology and expert in government procurement Kostas Dimitriou discusses how online application GovSpend is giving the 89,000+ US government agencies the power to make the most intelligent, data-driven purchasing decisions while opening new doors for company growth and expansion. Also, Mr. Dimitriou showcases how agencies are getting quotes below the RFP threshold faster and easier than ever with sister web-based platform GovQuote . Together, GovSpend and GovQuote lead the charge for smarter procurement in the public sector by bringing together the various methods of procurement that have traditionally operated independently, and efficiently connecting the 100,000+ government buyers with the 20 million+ sellers in the $7 trillion public purchasing market.

Kostas Dimitriou, General Manager, GovQuote  (govquote)

2104A
1:15 PM - 2:05 PM

From the University Lab to Living Lab: Mechanisms to Open your Community to Innovation

This session will explore steps communities can take in partnership with university researchers to enable and accelerate research pilots, demonstrations, and other community innovation activities. Examples may include personnel, organizations, and policy actions at the intersection of municipal government and universities.

Meghan Houghton, Staff Associate for Strategic Engagements, National Science Foundation (moderator)
Kristen Kurland, Teaching Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
Cecile McMaster, Deputy Commissioner/CIO, New York City Department of Environmental Protection
Clayton Banks, Co-Founder and CEO, Silicon Harlem
Brian Donoghue, Director of Civic Innovation, City of South Bend
Ben Levine, Executive Director, MetroLab Network

2204
2:10 PM - 3:00 PM

Public Sector in the Age of Digital Transformation

In a digital-first world, the public sector must rethink its approach to providing citizens with the services and information they need to flourish. This transformation, enabled by information technology, helps deliver improved quality of life for citizens, creates new jobs, drives economic growth, provides improved core services and makes for more connected places. Digital innovations and changing demographics mean citizens will expect more and more from their governments, schools and universities. Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Intel’s citizen-centric & outcomes-driven approach to public sector is the strategic enabler to develop new services, improve citizen satisfaction, increase operational effectiveness, and deliver better outcomes. Join this session to hear about trends requiring you to act now, emerging platforms that are enabling governments and examples of successful digital transformation.

Bob Patterson, Certified Master IT Architect and Chief Strategist, HPE
Hooman Dastghaib, Director of Smart Cities, Internet of Things Group, Intel Corporation

2201
2:10 PM - 3:00 PM

City Solutions: Energy & Infrastructure

This fast moving session will feature world class technology companies presenting smart solutions and services to a panel of global city officials. Each presenting company will have the opportunity to present data, client testimonials and closing arguments for why they are best-in-class within their market segment. City officials will have the opportunity lead a short Q&A session with each presenting company. This educational session is organized for both city officials, technology providers and all delegates interested in smart IoT technology vertical market solutions and services.

Innovators:
Eric Hall, Founder & Chief Innovation Officer, Site 1001
Ian Aaron, CEO, Ubicquia
Scott McCarley, Sr. Director of Solution Management, Smart Cities, PTC
Chair:
Chelsea Collier, Editor-at-Large, Smart Cities Connect Media & Research (moderator)  (chelseamcc)
Review Panelists:
Dennis Gakunga, Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Chula Vista  (thinkchulavista)
Jerry Tinianow, Chief Sustainability Officer, City and County of Denver  (denverdant)
Deborah Acosta, Chief Innovation Officer, City of San Leanadro, CA
John Smola, Marketing and Business Development Manager, Alabama Power Company

2203
2:10 PM - 3:00 PM

Building the Connected Foundation for Smart Equitable Cities

Underlying all smart city applications and their benefits is a diverse network of telecommunications and data infrastructure. Ensuring the appropriate infrastructure is in place to enable benefits for everyone takes a planned approach that addresses current and future needs of all communities with special attention to low-moderate income residents. Unfortunately, many cities do not have a strong grasp on their existing telecom assets (public, private, wired, wireless), where the gaps are, and how to fill these gaps to enable smart, connected opportunities for all.

This panel will explore:

  • The digital dividend associated with pervasive high-speed internet access and integrated, scalable smart city deployments
  • How to assess telecommunications and data infrastructure in terms of smart city enablement, digital equity and LMI community impacts
  • How to create a telecom and data master plan that enables targeted applications and outcomes
  • Enabling business models and approaches, including public-private-partnerships
  • Policies for data sharing, data privacy, open data, cyber security and data monetization

Fred Ellermeier, VP & Managing Director, Connected Communities, Black & Veatch (moderator)  (black_veatch)
Bob Bennett, Chief Innovation Officer, City of Kansas City, MO  (kc_cio)
David Graham, Deputy Chief Operating Officer, City of San Diego
Robert Phocas, Sustainability Director, City of Charlotte, NC  (cltgov)
Mike Zeto, General Manager, Executive Director of Smart Cities, AT&T
Scott Stallard, VP and Director of ASSET360 Platform, Atonix Digital

2202
2:10 PM - 3:00 PM

City Spotlight: Mobility

This panel of city leaders and innovators will discuss their mobility priorities and the biggest challenges they are facing in transforming urban mobility. The moderated panel will look at best practices and lessons the cities have learned as they cope with a changing mobility landscape, industry disruptions, and the complexities of implementing new services.

Ruthbea Yesner, Vice President, Government Insights and Smart Cities, IDC (moderator)  (idc)
Jameson Auten, VP, Regional Service Delivery and Innovations - KCATA, City of Kansas City, MO  (autenjameson)
Kristopher Carter, Co-Chair, Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics, City of Boston  (cityofboston)
David Parker, Systems Strategist, Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, City of Los Angeles  (mayorofla)
Jennifer Duthie, Intelligent Transportation System Engineer, City of Austin

2205
2:10 PM - 3:00 PM

Creating A Digital City Hall: The Evolution of Government Service Delivery

Many local governments are investing in their digital presence. How can we move from city websites with a pleasing aesthetic, to city websites that are truly useful to people and businesses, and measurably improve government service delivery? The transformation requires a new vision of how to make information and services available to constituents, an analysis of the often disparate technological landscape of local government and its many entities, and a pragmatic approach to bridging our current state with our collective vision. Panelists will share experience and lessons from multiple perspectives.

Chris Foreman, CEO, Marketplace.city (moderator)  (marketplacecity)
Ken Clark, Chief Information Officer, Indianapolis and Marion County
Stephen Goldsmith, Daniel Paul Professor, Practice of Government/Director of the Innovations in American Government Program, Harvard's Kennedy School of Government  (kennedy_school)
Mike Duffy, CEO, CityBase  (citybaseinc)
Carrie Bishop, Chief Digital Services Officer, City and County of San Francisco  (carriebish)

2104A
2:10 PM - 3:00 PM

Responsible Data Management: Researchers and Municipal Leaders Join Forces

This panel will include an academic researcher and municipal CIOs discussing potential challenges and opportunities of citizen data use. Considerations will include security, privacy, transparency, reproducibility, and much more.

David Corman, Program Director, National Science Foundation (moderator)
Andrew Rogers, Enterprise Fellow, City of Chattanooga
George Mohler, Associate Professor, Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis
Santiago Garces, Chief Innovation Officer, City of South Bend
Maksim Pecherskiy, Chief Data Officer, City of San Diego
Anurag Patel, Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Kansas Medical Center

2204
3:05 PM - 3:55 PM

Smart Cities – At the Center of Everything

This panel will address the innovation taking place in cities and how they act as the epicenter for driving regional initiatives across various sectors important to cities. Panelists will discuss how smart cities solutions has created data driven insights that will address topics including: improving connectivity, closing the digital divide, public safety (First Net), and creating a smart city focused ecosystem of public and private partners. We will begin the work of securing panelists this week.

Mike Zeto, General Manager, Executive Director of Smart Cities, AT&T (moderator)
David Graham, Deputy Chief Operating Officer, City of San Diego
Christine Primmer, Smart City Strategy & Business Development, Smart Cities, Georgia Power Company
Torri Martin, Chief Innovaiton Officer, City of Atlanta
Ray Lehr, Chief, Baltimore City Fire Department

2201
3:05 PM - 3:55 PM

A 360* View of Connected Cities from Construction, Operations, Technology, and Public Perspectives

It’s time to get smart about connected cities. Buildings are landmarks that make up our city’s infrastructure and where we spend most of our time. They are also responsible for much of the city’s consumption and are an ongoing, expensive cost. However, buildings are not at the top of everyone’s minds when they think of smart cities. Join industry experts to discuss how connecting smart buildings into a city’s network can provide the data necessary to make proven and optimized decisions for the entire city's betterment. A well-rounded conversation will include: the CEO of Site 1001, a smart facilities management mobile platform spun-out from construction giant, JE Dunn; JE Dunn, builder of the most iconic building in Kansas City, the Kauffman Center; the Kauffman Center, an advocate of smart buildings' integration into the city's connected network; and the City of Kansas City. The value of data from day one of construction and through the operational process to make an efficient building is a topic for both new construction and existing buildings in connected cities. Join to hear more about this and other ways smart buildings can improve the health, connectivity and overall smartness of our cities from all angles.

Dennis Murphey, Chief Environmental Officer, City of Kansas City, MO (moderator)  (kcmo)
Cleve Adams, Chief Executive Officer, Site 1001  (site1001)
Kyle McQuiston, Vice President, JE Dunn Construction Group  (jedunn)
Bill Miller, VP of Operations, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts  (kcperformingart)

2203
3:05 PM - 3:55 PM

How Smart Cities Data Supports Climate Action and Sustainability Goals

Massive urban population growth has necessitated the development of nontraditional approaches to municipal services. The Smart Cities movement, based on the premise that data is the foundation of continuous improvement, takes a data-driven approach to improved sustainability and resiliency. Cities are preparing with real-time, comprehensive data enabling information sharing between stakeholders and effective decision making in the wake of continuous change. This panel explores the challenges and opportunities that government officials face in designing and implementing urban sustainability programs. City officials will explore lessons learned in translating data into meaningful information for decision makers. Panelists will provide real life examples of current and future implementation efforts, and challenges concerning: • measuring and achieving sustainability and climate action program goals • reducing consumption of scarce resources • preventing and adapting to climate change • forecasting and responding to natural disasters • involving citizens in decision-making process and information sharing Learning objectives: • Understand principles and innovative approaches to implementing smart cities technologies to achieve sustainability and climate action goals • Understand strategies to translate data into meaningful information for decision makers and citizens • Recognize opportunities to integrate Smart Cities technology to leverage citizen engagement

Alexa Stone, President, ecoPreserve: Building Sustainability (moderator)  (ecopreserve)
Erik Caldwell, Economic Development Director, City of San Diego  (cityofsandiego)
Chris Castro, Director of Sustainability; Co-chair of Smart Cities, City of Orlando  (citybeautiful)
Dan Kirby, former President Orlando Utilities Commission, Principal, Jacobs  (jacobsconnects)
Sam Mehta, Former Dir, San Francisco Airport, Sr. VP, Gresham, Smith and Partners  (Gresham_Smith)

2202
3:05 PM - 3:55 PM

City Solutions: Mobility

This fast moving session will feature world class technology companies presenting smart solutions and services to a panel of global city officials. Each presenting company will have the opportunity to present data, client testimonials and closing arguments for why they are best-in-class within their market segment. City officials will have the opportunity lead a short Q&A session with each presenting company. This educational session is organized for both city officials, technology providers and all delegates interested in smart IoT technology vertical market solutions and services.

Innovators:
Frank Sgambati, Director, Business Development – Smart City, Bosch
Dan Galves, Senior VP and Chief Communications Officer, Mobileye, an Intel Company  (mobileye)
Mika Rasinkangas, VP of Business Development, Chordant
Moderator:
Ruthbea Yesner, Vice President, Government Insights and Smart Cities, IDC (moderator)  (idc)
Review Panelists:
Kristopher Carter, Co-Chair, Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics, City of Boston  (cityofboston)
David Parker, Systems Strategist, Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, City of Los Angeles  (mayorofla)
Jennifer Duthie, Intelligent Transportation System Engineer, City of Austin

2205
3:05 PM - 3:55 PM

Creating smart city economic development zones based on citizen engagement, entrepreneurship, innovation and leadership

Cities today are facing many urbanization challenges, but for the cities that involve citizens in this discussion, innovative solutions are being born. Meet some of the entrepreneurs and emerging technology companies that are not only building valuable solutions, but are also creating a culture of innovation while creating jobs in the communities that they live in. We will explore the role of "citizen innovators" and how communities can support their efforts through leadership, resources and engagement that delivers a triple bottom line.

Herb Sih, Managing Partner & Co-Founder, Think Big Partners (moderator)  (thinkbigkc)
Blake Miller, CEO, Homebase  (HomebaseAI)
Joe Fahrney, National Director of Local Government, Energy Systems Group  (EnergySysGroup)
Mike Mainthow, Chief Marketing Officer, Smart City Media, LLC  (Smartcitymedia1)
Martin Zhang, Funder, LED2 Lighting  (LED2LightingInc)

2104A
3:05 PM - 3:55 PM

Getting Ready to Be Smart

Learn from our panel about what it takes to build the infrastructure and the team to be a Smart Gigabit City. Representatives from a variety of cities and a variety of models will give short presentations about what worked for them – from infrastructure design, how they built their teams and what are their key tips and lessons learned. This is an opportunity for new SGCs to hear from national peers and cities that want to join the SGC club.

Larry Steffann, General Manager, Wireless Research Center of North Carolina
Tracy Smith, Director of IT Infrastructure, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Will Barkis, Technical Advisor, Mayors Office of Civic Innovation, City of San Francisco, CA

Expo Hall
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Smart Cities Connect Expo, Posters Program & Reception

Expo and Posters Program & Reception


Expo Hall
4:30 PM - 5:35 PM

Smart Cities Innovation Challenge

The Smart Cities Connect Innovation Challenge is designed to bring together technology & solution providers working on the next generation of Smart City solutions with corporate executives, technology developers, and city leadership.

Chair:
Charles Warner, Editor-In-Chief, Innovation & Tech Today (chair)
Innovators:
4:35 PM - 4:45 PM
4:45 PM - 4:55 PM

RoadWay, Mark DeSantis, RoadBotics

4:55 PM - 5:05 PM
5:15 PM - 5:25 PM
5:25 PM - 5:35 PM
Review Panelists:
Mark Paris, Managing Partner, Urban Us  (urbanxaccel)
Santi Garces, Chief Innovation Officer, City of South Bend  (cityofsouthbend)
Deborah Acosta, Chief Innovation Officer, City of San Leandro, CA
Blake Miller, Partner, Think Big Partners
Grant Chapin, Department Manager-Strategy, Innovation, Technology, Burns & McDonnell

Thursday March 29, 2018


7:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Registration


2204
9:00 AM - 9:55 AM

People-Powered Cities: Sharing Practices and Catalyzing Action for Smarter Solutions

Cities are progressively adopting diverse solutions to improve the efficiency of urban governance and build thriving societies. Yet, relentless questions and challenges based on financing options, new business models, open data regulation, partnership ecosystems, and often, just how to start, still linger. This practical session will showcase lessons learned by city CIO’s for how cities can make better informed decisions, develop citizen-centric governance, and be at the service of their population’s evolving needs.

TJ Costello, Americas Director for IoT and Smart Cities, Cisco (moderator)  (cisco)
Girish Ramachandran, Chief Technology Architect, City of Dallas  (cityofdallas)
Dominic Papa, Executive Director, Institute for Digital Progress  (az_idp)
Michael Pegues, Chief Information Officer, City of Aurora, IL  (cityofaurorail)

2202
9:00 AM - 9:55 AM

Leadership and Collaboration – Leveraging Resources for Smart & Resilient Communities

Cites are full of complexity – resources, systems, challenges, and stakeholders. Collaboration and leadership are essential ingredients to managing that complexity and building smarter, more resilient and sustainable communities. To address challenges from changing climate to increasing congestion, cities are searching for ways to become more efficient, more connected, and more resilient. With all the attention being given to the concept of smart and resilient communities, how can we leverage resources, and increase collaboration between cities, utilities and other key stakeholders to accelerate the deployment of solutions that make a real difference in people’s lives? In this panel, you’ll hear about how partnerships are being leveraged to advance the state of the art in resilient communities. Our speakers are creating places where resilient, clean energy and communications networks provide the backbone for other smart city features including efficient transportation options, responsive safety services, and near real time two-way communications between city and resident, for example. The panel will share lessons learned from work to date, describe exciting plans for next steps and examine the role that utility leadership and stakeholder collaboration play in building a smart community.    

Bill Abolt, Vice President, Energy, AECOM (moderator)
Patrick Graves, Smart Grid and Technology, ComEd
Erik Caldwell, Economic Development Director, City of San Diego  (cityofsandiego)
Karen Weigert, Senior Fellow on Global Cities, Chicago Council on Global Affairs  (@KarenRWeigert)

2203
9:00 AM - 9:55 AM

Citizen Engagement & The Future of Urban Planning

Fast-growing cities across the world are faced with proactively solving future challenges. As access to broadband and high-speed gigabit fiber rises, there are increasing opportunities to develop next generation applications for smart urban planning. Not only can these advanced technology solutions predict future obstacles, they enable new ways for citizens to engage with government. This panel will explore how local government can effectively leverage the expertise of research universities and industry to bring urban planning to simulated life using a web-based 3D visualization tool. The application, developed by geospatial analytics software company Esri, in partnership with the City of Raleigh and NC State University, enables city planners to enhance communication with the public by visualizing evolving urban landscapes. Local government can evaluate future transportation demands and envision various development scenarios. Collaborating with research universities and industry, and utilizing the reach of broadband, cities are able to engage citizens in a story about what the future could look like, right in the comfort of the citizen's living room.

Dennis Kekas, Associate Vice Chancellor, Partnerships and Economic Development, NC State University (moderator)  (ncstate)
Darnell Smith, Chief Information Officer, City of Raleigh  (raleighgov)
Ross Meentemeyer, Director, Center for Geospatial Analytics, NC State University  (ncstate)
Madeline Schueren, Solution Engineer, Geodesign Team, Esri  (esri)
Jim Alberque, GIS and Engagement Technology Manager, City of Raleigh

2205
9:00 AM - 9:55 AM

Grand Challenges: How Are Cities Collaborating to Make Progress on Real Problems in 2018?

A discussion of projects underway in cities to harness new tech to overcome "grand challenges" such as affordability, emissions, and mobility for underserved communities. The discussion will focus on how the cities in the Smart Cities Lab network are collaborating to overcome these common challenges, and to develop approaches to be shared with cities across the country.

Mark Dowd, Executive Director, Smart Cities Lab (moderator)
Santi Garces, Chief Innovation Officer, City of South Bend  (cityofsouthbend)
Kimberly LaGrue, Chief Information Officer, City of New Orleans  (kim_lagrue)
Kate Garman, Smart City Coordinator, City of Seattle  (cityofseattle)

2201
9:00 AM - 9:55 AM

City Spotlights: Citizen Life & Governance

This moderated panel will explore and identify challenges and best practices presented by the participating cities. This session will be a moderated panel discussion focused on Citizen Life & Governance.

Nina D'Amato, Chief of Staff, Technology Department, City of San Francisco (moderator)
Rosa Akhtarkhavari, Chief Information Officer, City of Orlando  (citybeautiful)
Dan Ault, Assistant Town Manager/Chief Innovation Officer, Town of Cary, NC
Euken Sese, General Manager, Fomento de San Sebastián  (eukensese)
Carrie Bishop, Chief Digital Services Officer, City and County of San Francisco  (carriebish)

2204
10:00 AM - 10:55 AM

Advanced Networks for IoT Services

A smart city is a connected city. Wireless networks are the backbone of the smart city responsible for transmitting sensor data back to the “cloud” for analysis and action. In order to keep the smart city up and running, reliable wireless networks and power systems are critical to maintaining the quality of the network. Join us to learn and hear case studies about Smart City wireless connectivity, antenna solutions and power systems.

Bill Moten, VP Technical Sales, Services and Solutions Development, Tessco (moderator)  (billmoten)
Steve Bruegger, Account Manager, Laird
John J. Oliver, Jr., Channel Sales Manager, Microsemi  (pmcmicrosemi)
Charles Byrd, Director of Municipalities and Special Projects, Rajant  (rajantcorp)

2202
10:00 AM - 10:55 AM

Creating a New Language and a New Vision for Smart Cities

The phrase “smart city” has exploded in the past decade as new technologies and devices have made it possible to integrate and facilitate urban living in ways we never imagined. But, sometimes it feels like the technology is in search of a problem. Urban planning should not focus on technology for technology’s sake, but instead we should explore and leverage innovation to enhance the human experience in our communities. It’s time to expand the conversation around smart cities beyond technology and innovation to include education, culture and inclusivity in making a city “smart.” How can innovation make our cities more accessible to people of all abilities? How can it help close the opportunity gap? How are innovators, citizens and planners co-evolving the smart city landscape to be not only economically viable, but to also make us safer, healthier and happier? In this session, we will focus on how to use smart, tech-driven development as a tool, rather than as the end goal. This session will be of particular interest to entrepreneurs, urban planners, neighborhood activists, artists, and anyone interested in expanding our view of what’s possible in our communities.

Kyle Corkum, CEO and Managing Partner, LStar Ventures  (lstarland)
Ryan Blackmon, Vice President of Advanced Technologies and Assistant General Counsel, LStar Ventures

2203
10:00 AM - 10:55 AM

Alternative Business Models and Financing for Smart Cities

This panel will explore innovative models that cities and private companies are developing to overcome budget and funding constraints. These new models allow for faster deployment of smart city projects and implementations, while also providing return and savings for all parties involved. The panelists will be from public and private sector organizations and will provide real life case studies to demonstrate how we can move beyond traditional public funding or private investment to address city challenges and goals, while also providing return on investment for both the private and public sectors.

Dominie Garcia, Smart Cities Program Lead, Battelle (moderator)  (battelle)
Kate Garman, Smart City Coordinator, City of Seattle  (cityofseattle)
Molly Fowler, Senior Urban Strategist, Intersection
Lindsay Miller, Attorney, Public Affairs and Government Law Group, Ice Miller  (icemillerllp)
Mike Zeto, General Manager, Executive Director of Smart Cities, AT&T

2205
10:00 AM - 10:55 AM

Urban Mobility on Demand

When it comes to developing mobility in smart cities, there's no single "silver bullet" solution provider. In order to finally get people out of their cars and adopt mass transit carriers as a practical means of transportation, the elusive last mile mobility puzzle will need to be tackled. This challenge has been solved through partnerships between industry leaders working together toward the common goal of urban mobility on demand. Join us to learn how our panelists have finally unlocked the secret to effective micro-transit utilizing a combination of cutting edge positioning technology, connected electric vehicles, world class fleet management infrastructure, and seasoned urban transportation providers.

Mark Zannoni, Research Director, Smart Cities & Transportation,, IDC (moderator)
Chris Nielsen, CEO, Electric Cab North America  (electriccab)
David Bruemmer, CEO, Adaptive Motion Group
Helge Jacobsen, Vice President – Operational Excellence, United Rentals  (united_rentals)
Russ Ziegler, Strategic Accounts Manager Western US, Polaris Industries  (polarisind)

2201
10:00 AM - 10:55 AM

City Solutions: Citizen Life & Governance

This fast moving session will feature world class technology companies presenting smart solutions and services to a panel of global city officials. Each presenting company will have the opportunity to present data, client testimonials and closing arguments for why they are best-in-class within their market segment. City officials will have the opportunity lead a short Q&A session with each presenting company. This educational session is organized for both city officials, technology providers and all delegates interested in smart IoT technology vertical market solutions and services.

Innovators:
Dan Collins, North American Sales Leader, Intelligent Infrastructure Solutions, Pitney Bowes
Rob Silverberg, CTO, Ditigal Communities, Dell EMC Corporation
Jim Haskins, Smart Cities and IoT Specialist,, Cisco  (cisco)
Moderator:
Nina D'Amato, Chief of Staff, Technology Department, City of San Francisco (moderator)  (sfgov)
Review Panelists:
Rosa Akhtarkhavari, Chief Information Officer, City of Orlando  (citybeautiful)
Dan Ault, Assistant Town Manager/Chief Innovation Officer, Town of Cary, NC
Carrie Bishop, Chief Digital Services Officer, City and County of San Francisco  (carriebish)

2204
11:00 AM - 11:55 AM

WiFi - The Foundation for Smart City Infrastructure

WiFi is the backbone of Smart Citiy infrastructure. Smart cities will increasingly rely upon the computing power of cloud managed WiFi as the source of data that will redefine city operations from managing traffic congestion, to better management of utilities and resources. By leveraging the power of cloud managed WiFi, cities can access the vast amounts of data that are produced by autonomous vehicles, drones and IoT devices to better understand and improve upon all facets of city life. High-speed, scalable WiFi is the foundation of a smart city.

Scott Jeffcoat, Regional Sales Manager, Mojo Networks
Blake Miller, CEO, Homebase
DJ Good, President, LK Communications
Aaron Attebery, Connected Communities Solutions Lead, Black & Veatch

2202
11:00 AM - 11:55 AM

Smarter Buildings “build” Smarter Cities

Whether designing a new building or retrofitting an existing one, the opportunity to drive efficiency and increase performance is not only an available option, it’s becoming a requirement. The emergence of IoT is real, the price of sensors has finally become palatable, and technology is now available to aggregate data from multiple sources and across systems. With this new level of information we have the ability to build smarter, measure use and adapt based on insights. This improvement can be reflected in the building’s performance, in the use/usability of the building as well as guiding improved design going forward. Reports show that buildings in the U.S., in their current state, lead to over $171B in waste annually. With more efficient systems, better design, and the knowledge to make change, $130B of that waste is easily recoverable. When you consider adding in the ability to make better use of space, this now becomes a $3T opportunity on a global scale. Join our industry experts as we discuss four distinctive, but related views of this opportunity leading us to build Smarter Buildings for our Smarter Cities of tomorrow.

Dominique Davison, Founder, DRAW Architecture + Urban Design (moderator)  (planitimpact)
George Hawkinson, Business Development Manager, Connexx Energy  (connexxenergy)
Rick Justis, CEO, Live Device
Dan Siroky, Architectural Technology Specialist, BNIM  (bnim)
Eric Bosch, City Architect, City of Kansas City, MO  (kcmo)
Kim Winslow, Director, Energy Solutions, Kansas City Power & Light

2203
11:00 AM - 11:55 AM

IoT and Waste Management: Revolutionizing an Old Industry

While Self driving cars, wearables and connected buildings lead many of the headlines for smart technologies, some of the best applications of IoT technology are in fields that are industrial and intensely practical. One such example is waste management. The U.S. generates nearly 230 million tons of trash every year – that’s 4.6 pounds of waste per person, per day. With strained budgets and growing populations, most nations are facing a crisis that keeps growing. This panel will discuss how sensor technologies, remote monitoring and other IoT solutions are being leveraged to address this crisis.

Helge Hornis, Director Technology, Factory Automation, Pepperl+Fuchs, Inc. (moderator)  (pepperlfuchs ‏)
David Parker, Systems Strategist, Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
Conor Riffle, Senior Manager, Public Policy, Rubicon Global  (rubiconglobal)
Jerry Skalka, VP, Victor Stanley, Inc.  (victorstanley62)

2205
11:00 AM - 11:55 AM

Smart Mobility Solutions

America has the worst traffic conditions in the world - the average American commuter loses an average of nearly 50 hours a year atrophying in traffic, in some cities this statistic is much worse. But, there is hope, smart technologies and solutions are helping cities better cope with congestion, pollution and stress on people and city infrastructure. This panel of technology experts will discuss smart mobility trends, technologies, policies and social implications that are reshaping and disrupting our city landscapes.

Mark Zannoni, Research Director for Smart Cities and Transportation, IDC (moderator)
Tim Sylvester, Founder, Integrated Roadways  (integratedroads)
Dave Bullock, Managing Director, ITS, Miovision  (miovision)
Mike Branch, Vice President Business Intelligence, Geotab
Alex Nesic, Director of Marketing, Immotor

2201
11:00 AM - 11:55 AM

Data Driven Programs: Connecting Performance Measures to Strategic and Operational Outcomes for Smart(er) Cities

As your city’s population grows and infrastructure demands increase, internal performance management systems that keep you focused on data are key to improved service delivery. Join this panel where city performance leaders share how they have created cultures built on data, accountability, and focused on strategic and operational outcomes. Learn how to build and lead data-driven teams, set and achieve performance measures, provide meaningful metrics, and move toward building Smart(er) Cities.

Jeffrey Press, Practice Leader for Government Performance, Socrata (moderator)  (socrata)
Julie Steenson, Deputy Performance Officer, City of Kansas City, MO
Nick Walker, Performance Data Manager, City of Memphis, TN  (memphis_city)
Melissa Bridges, Performance & Innovation Coordinator, City of Little Rock, AR

2202
12:00 PM - 12:55 PM

Advancing Smart Buildings, Infrastructure and Government Services

A smart city is a municipality that uses information and communication technologies to increase operational efficiency, share information with the public and improve both the quality of government services and citizen welfare. This panel of experts will provide examples of how smart (IoT) technologies are being applied to city buildings, infrastructure, and select government services with the goal of reducing costs, increasing operational efficiency and improving services for citizens. Attendees will learn that there are essentially no limits to how smart IoT technologies can be applied to the physical environment to improve results.

Matthew Palmer, Senior Research Associate, Senior Research Associate Center for Infrastructure Based Safety Systems VTTI (moderator)
Michael Son, Head of Global Business Development / CFO, Ecube Labs  (ecubelabs)
John McGee, President, ARCHIBUS
Michael Gansman, Strategic Business Development Executive, GrayMatter

2203
12:00 PM - 12:55 PM

Combining Wi-Fi and Smart Waste Solutions to Improve Cities

Developing a smart city includes taking some of the most overlooked public systems and finding ways to increase their efficiency. Not only do smart cities set out to create new services, but an integral part of a city’s transformation is finding new solutions for legacy systems. Waste management typically constitutes a large portion of a city’s budget and carbon footprint. Trash collection once a week can cost upward of $2000 per trash can (http://www.cvsan.org/content/commercial-services-rates). Bigbelly, a smart waste and recycling company, developed a compaction capability solution that uses solar power to reduce collection frequency, fuel consumption and plastic bag usage. Realizing there was untapped potential, Ruckus partnered with Bigbelly to take their solution one step further by incorporating Ruckus’ Smart Wi-Fi solution to provide reliable public Wi-Fi. Because of the solar power capabilities and densely populated locations, Bigbelly’s waste solutions proved to be the perfect host to mount Ruckus access points. In this presentation, Joe Ryan, vice president of advanced technology at Bigbelly and Scott Heinlein, enterprise segment director at Ruckus will discuss how creating new technologies for public waste and recycling collections significantly improves the lives of citizens and decreases a city’s carbon footprint. This dual presentation will feature Joe Ryan, vice president of advanced technology at Bigbelly, and Scott Heinlein, enterprise segment director at Ruckus to discuss the number of unexpected ways waste management solutions benefit the lives of citizens. They will discuss the cost savings for waste collection and public Wi-Fi expansion as well as ways in which this solution improves attractiveness to citizens and visitors.

Kevin Menice, VP of Engineering and Operations, Bigbelly
Steve Wimsatt, Sr. Director of Business Development, Ruckus Networks

2201
12:00 PM - 12:55 PM

Data (Un) Blocked: What blockchain means for the future of cities

Sharing data across sectors and silos is a challenge for any organization, and is especially critical for the public sector. Blockchain technology shows great promise in being able to break the barriers and simplify the management and security of trusted information. This panel will define blockchain and discuss its relevance for smart cities. Panelists will provide real-world, current examples and discuss their thoughts on future implementation.

Chelsea Collier, Editor-at-Large, Smart Cities Connect Media & Research (moderator)  (chelseamcc)
Matthew Delcambre, Dir. Center for Business and IT at the Informatics Research Institute, University of Louisiana
Mike McRoberts, Founder/Principal, MCS LLC
Shekhar Gupta, COO, The Solutions Group

Lobby 2200
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

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