Smart Cities Connect Announcement

As you know, our Smart Cities Connect Spring Conference & Expo team has been monitoring the spread of the COVID-19 virus in recent days. In addition to the information from public health officials and government leaders, we have heard from many of you that travel restrictions imposed by local governments, and now the federal government, have made it difficult or impossible for you to attend the conference at its current date and venue.

In light of these concerns, we have made the difficult decision to change the date and venue of the Smart Cities Connect Spring Conference & Expo and the US Ignite Application Summit set for April 6-9 in Denver to coincide with the Smart Cities Connect Fall Conference & Expo scheduled for November 17-19, 2020. These events will now be held simultaneously in National Harbor, Maryland. While we regret the inconvenience this change may cause for some of you, we are excited for the opportunities to connect that this first-of-its-kind joint gathering will bring.

Many of you have asked about a transfer of or credit for your Sponsor, Exhibitor, and attendee fees for the April event in Denver, and we’ve heard you. All April fees and registrations will be transferred to and honored at the rescheduled Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo in November (note that the remainder of the terms your attendance, sponsorship, or exhibition continue to apply). If you have questions regarding the rescheduling of the April event, please contact smartcities@techconnect.org. Please continue to monitor the event website for our joint November conferences for updated information. We at Smart Cities Connect thank you for your understanding. Additional information will be sent to all participants shortly.

Sincerely, The Smart Cities Connect Team

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Key Speakers Include:

Almis Udrys Almis Udrys
Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer's Chief of Innovation & Policy, City of San Diego


Mandy Bishop Mandy Bishop
Smart Columbus Program Manager, City of Columbus


Jesse Bounds Jesse Bounds
Director of Innovation, City of Houston

Ryan Trujillo Ryan Trujillo
Innovation & Sustainability Manager, City of Colorado Springs


Kathleen Osher Kathleen Osher
Manager of Innovation & Performance Excellence, City of Littleton, CO


Mike Salisbury Mike Salisbury
Transportation Energy Lead, City of Denver


Chris Castro Chris Castro
Director, Office of Sustainability & Resilience, City of Orlando


Doug McCollough Doug McCollough
CIO, City of Dublin, OH


Rene Peet Rene Peet
VP of Marketing, Sensus – a Xylem brand

Kristopher Carter Kristopher Carter
Co-Chair, Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics, City of Boston

Melanie Ward Melanie Ward
Strategic Advisor for Transportation and Mobility - Innovation Team (i-team), City of Centennial

Terry Yates Terry Yates
Smart Cities & IT Project Manager, Town of Cary


Alan Howze Alan Howze
Assistant County Administrator/Chief Knowledge Officer, Kansas City/Wyandotte County


Amanda Daflos Amanda Daflos
Director, Innovation Office & Gender Equity Team for Mayor, Eric Garcetti, City of Los Angeles


Melanie Ward Melanie Ward
Strategic Advisor for Transportation and Mobility - Innovation Team (i-team), City of Centennial

Bernard Giry Bernard Giry
Digital, Innovation and Research Advisor of the President, Ile de France Region, France

Dev Khoslaa Dev Khoslaa
Enterprise Services Leader, North America, Nokia

Terry Yates Terry Yates
Smart Cities & IT Project Manager, Town of Cary


Jordan Davis Jordan Davis
Director, Smart Columbus Columbus Partnership


Sameer Sharma Sameer Sharma
Global General Manager (New Markets, Smart Cities & Transportation), IOT Solutions, Intel


Bill Skerpan Bill Skerpan
Innovation and Analytics Manager, City of Boulder

Melanie Ward Melanie Ward
Strategic Advisor for Transportation and Mobility - Innovation Team, City of Centennial

John Globensky John Globensky
City Treasurer, City of Grand Rapids

Alan Howze Alan Howze
Assistant County Administrator/Chief Knowledge Officer, Kansas City/Wyandotte County


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"We were excited to host Smart Cities Connect; it gave us a chance to highlight some of the great successes of our departmental leaders in smartification of their teams and, perhaps more importantly, allow them to meet some of the amazing leaders in this space from other communities."

Bob Bennett, Chief Innovation Officer, City of Kansas City


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

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


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

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