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

City leaders, this is for you.

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

Smart networks are the foundation.

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

 

 

Call for Posters    dueJan. 19

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Smart Cities Connect News

Singapore Management University Launches Four Year Smart City Management Major

Singapore Management University (SMU) recently launched a new four-year academic major – Smart-City Management and Technology. The new major is offered by the School of Information Systems along with the School of Social Science. Many Read More

University of Calgary Creates Two Advanced Degree Programs Focused On Designing Smart Cities

The University of Calgary’s Faculty of Environmental Design has created two new post-baccalaureate certificate programs – ‘Designing Smart and Secure Communities’ and ‘Built and Landscape Heritage; – designed to allow practicing professionals to learn how Read More

Smart 50 Awards Finalists Announced

Smart 50 Awards review committee, Smart Cities Connect, US Ignite, and Smart Cities Connect Foundation proudly announce the 2018 Smart 50 Award Finalists. These municipal-scale projects exemplify innovation and concrete influence in their community or Read More

Nanosensor-Based Detection Technologies Applied in Precision Agriculture

The Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), along with other Singapore universities and research institutions will form the ‘Disruptive and Sustainable Technologies for Agricultural Precision’ (DiSTAP) interdisciplinary research group in January of 2018. DiSTAP Read More

The Magic of Manchester

­­“What Manchester does today, the rest of the world does tomorrow.” This well-known phrase was coined in the Victorian era but still rings true today. Known for being the world’s first industrialized city and subsequently Read More

Scanalytics Further Develops Pressure-Sensitive Flooring with ARPA-E Funding

Scanalytics Inc. recently received a $851,957 award from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) which will be used to develop floor sensing technology that reduces energy use in commercial buildings. The Read More

Columbus Adjusts Projects Out of Smart City Challenge Learnings

In June 2016, the city of Columbus, Ohio received a $40 million grant from the US Department of Transportation and $10 million from Vulcan Inc. as part of the federal Smart City Challenge. Since then, Read More

Urban Seed Uses Hybrid Aeroponics for Farming

Urban Seed – an urban farming company creating a new food supply chain for the Las Vegas Valley – is growing plants using a hybrid aeroponics system, the process of growing plants vertically in a Read More

Australia Funds 52 Smart Cities Projects with $28.5M AUS

The Australian Government has released details of all 52 projects funded $28.5 million AUS under the first round of its Smart Cities and Smart Suburbs program. 176 applications were received, and a second funding round Read More

Mastercard Begins Three-Year Innovation Partnership with Dublin

Dublin City Council (DCC) and Mastercard have formed a three-year innovation partnership to aid in Dublin city planning as part of its Smart Dublin program. Mastercard will develop its SpendingPulse reports – retail spending data Read More

2018 Key Speakers Include:

Rosa AkhtarkhavariRosa Akhtarkhavari
CIO, City of Orlando

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


Kimberly LaGrueKimberly LaGrue
Chief Information Officer, City of New Orleans


Samir SainiSamir Saini
CIO, City of Atlanta

Sly James Sly James
Mayor of Kansas City, MO

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


Michael PeguesMichael Pegues
CIO, Aurora, IL

Jerry TinianowJerome Tinianow
CSO, City of Denver


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

Girish RamachandranGirish Ramachandran
Chief Technology Architect, City of Dallas

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


Ruthbea ClarkeRuthbea Clarke
Research Director, Smart Cities, IDC


Dennis GakungaDennis Gakunga
Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Chula Vista

Nick MaynardNick Maynard
Chief Strategy Officer, US Ignite

Herb SihHerb Sih
Managing Partner,
Think Big Partners

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


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

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

Kate GarmanKate Garman
Smart City Coordinator, City of Seattle

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


David GrahamDavid Graham
Deputy COO, City of San Diego

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

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

Marshall Duer-BalkindMarshall Duer-Balkind
Program Analyst, Department of Energy & Environment, District of Columbia



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

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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
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Contact Information

General Inquiries

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

Exhibitors & Sponsors

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

Press & Partners

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

Media & Research

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

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