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

City leaders, this is for you.

The 2018 Smart Cities Connect Conference and Expo, co-located with the US Ignite Application Summit, will convene 400+ global city leaders, representing 250+ cities and communities to advance citizen engagement, improve citizen life, and to enhance partnership opportunities between innovative technology and solution providers.

Call for Panels, Posters, & Innovations - Now Open




 

Call for Panels    due Oct. 26

Call for Posters    due Oct. 26

Call for Innovations    due Dec. 15

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Smart Cities Connect News

Smart Quad-Generation Plant Prouduces All Four Key Utilities

Researchers from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the National University of Singapore (NUS) have developed a smart quad-generation plant capable of producing all four key utilities – electricity, water, air-conditioning and heat – simultaneously Read More

Seychelles Aims at 10,000 LED Street Lamps by 2020

The Seychelles – an archipelago in the Indian Ocean off East Africa – is launching a new program – ‘Smart Energy in Public Spaces’ – focusing on energy efficiency in state buildings and street lighting. Read More

NSF Invests $2.4M To Study Controlled Environment Agriculture at Cornell

Cornell University in Ithaca, New York has received a three-year, $2.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation in order to study how controlled-environment agriculture (CEA) compares to conventional field agriculture in terms of energy, Read More

WaterView Introduces New Way to Measure Rainfall

WaterView – an Italian startup founded by three engineers from the Politecnico di Torino in Italy – has introduced an innovative way to measure rainfall intensity. The technology re-purposes sensors that are already available (e.g., Read More

St Petersburg, Florida Signs With Streetline For Smart Parking

The City Council of St. Petersburg, Florida recently approved a three-year agreement with Streetline – a smart parking firm that delivers data and advanced analytics solutions – to install on-street sensors throughout the downtown area Read More

Smart Cities and Communities Act Would Authorize $220M Annually for Five Years to Deploy Smart Tech

New federal legislation seeking to accelerate the development of smart cities technology has recently been introduced in Congress by Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Representative Suzan DelBene (D-Wash.), and Representative Ben Ray Lujan (D-N.M.). The ‘Smart Read More

Federal Highway Commission Issues $11.9M Grant For Orlando Transportation Systems Technologies

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), the University of Central Florida (UCF), and MetroPlan Orlando are partnering to test intelligent transportation systems technologies in the city of Orlando. The five-year project will be funded by Read More

Ohio Department of Transportation Expands Smart Analytics

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is expanding its smart city technology by adding analytics and origin-destination to existing traffic services to help monitor, measure and manage the state’s road network. Currently, ODOT uses INRIX Read More

Think Big Partners Develops Innovative Solutions of All Sizes

While many technologists start by wanting to stretch limits or develop a new cool widget, Think Big Partners in Kansas City, Missouri reverses the innovation process with PRISM: Proof of concept Reverse Innovation Sequence Method, Read More

Gogoro To Launch Urban Electric Scooter Sharing Program in Japan

Gogoro – creators of the Gogoro smart scooter and Gogoro Energy Network – has partnered with Sumitomo to launch its urban electric scooter-sharing program under the new brand ‘GoShare’ in Japan. GoShare will begin with Read More

2017 Key Speakers Included:

Rosa AkhtarkhavariRosa Akhtarkhavari
Chief Information Officer, City of Orlando

Peter Ambs Peter Ambs
CIO, City of Albuquerque


Shireen SantoshamShireen Santosham
Chief Innovation Officer, City of San Jose

Michael Mattmiller Michael Mattmiller
Chief Technology Officer, City of Seattle

Matt Gray Matt Gray
Chief of Sustainability, City of Cleveland

Kerry OConnorKerry OConnor
Chief Innovation Officer, City of Austin

Dennis GakungaDennis Gakunga
Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Chula Vista

Brent NairBrent Nair
CIO, City of Memphis


Archana VermulapalliArchana Vermulapalli
Chief Technical Officer, District of Columbia

Kip HarknessKip Harkness
Deputy City Manager, City of San Jose

Betsy FrettwellBetsy Fretwell
City Manager, City of Las Vegas


Jose De La CruzJose De La Cruz
Chief Innovation Officer, City of San Antonio

Girish RamachandranGirish Ramachandran
Chief Technology Architect , City of Dallas

Anthony Lyons Anthony Lyons
City Manager, City of Gainesville, FL

Kip HarknessMayor Steve Adler
Mayor, City of Austin


Mayor Joel RobideauxMayor Joel Robideaux
City of Lafayette, LA

Grant ErvinGrant Ervin
Chief Resilience Officer , City of Pittsburgh

Samir SainiSamir Saini
Commissioner & CIO, City of Atlanta

Kate	GarmanKate Garman
Innovation Analyst, City of Kansas City, Missouri


Scott ClarkScott Clark
Chief Information Officer, Town of Chapel Hill

Jerry TinianowJerry Tinianow
Chief Sustainability Officer
City and County of Denver

Karen TayKaren Tay
Smart Nation Director, Prime Ministers' Office Singapore

Brenna BermanBrenna Berman
CIO, City of Chicago


Kevin MartinKevin Martin
Smart Cities Manager, City of Portland, OR

David GrahamDavid Graham
Deputy Chief Operating Officer, City of San Diego

Andrew TherriaultAndrew Therriault
Chief Data Officer, City of Boston

Reid SeroziReid Serozi
Analytics and Innovation Manager, Town of Cary, NC


Ted LehrTed Lehr
IT Data Architect, City of Austin

Wayne MartinWayne Martin
City Engineer, City of Harrisburg PA

Stephen Elkins Stephen Elkins
Chief Information Officer, City of Austin 

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


Karen TayKaren Tay
Smart Nation Director, Prime Ministers' Office Singapore, Singapore

Santi GarcesSanti Garces
Chief Innovation Officer, City of South Bend

Alex Pazuchanics Alex Pazuchanics
Policy Advisor, City of Pittsburgh

Brenna BermanBrenna Berman
CIO, City of Chicago


Kate	GarmanKate Garman
Innovation Analyst, City of Kansas City, Missouri


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

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Matt Gray, Chief of Sustainability, City of Cleveland

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

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Rosa Akhtarkhavari, Chief Information Officer, City of Orlando

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

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Samir Saini, Chief Information Officer, City of Atlanta

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

Smart City Solutions Include:

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





Policy, technology and resource management leaders will include:

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




 
 
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Kansas City Convention Center
301 W 13th St, Kansas City, MO 64105
https://kcconvention.com

 

Contact Information

General Inquiries

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

Exhibitors & Sponsors

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

Press & Partners

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

Media & Research

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

2017 Platinum Sponsors

Austin Energy

Salesforce

2017 Gold Sponsor

Union Point

2017 Silver Sponsors

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2017 Bronze Sponsors

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2017 Premier Partners

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2017 Supporting Organizations

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