Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo
April 6-9, 2020, Denver, CO, In Partnership with US Ignite

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MONDAY, APRIL 6, 2020    
Registration 12:00pm - 6:00pm

  Registration Sponsored by:   
8:30- 4:00 US Ignite Forum Smart City Small Cell (Registration open to city, state, local, and federal government representatives, and members of academic and non-profit organizations)
1:00 - 5:00 Workshops (Additional Registration Fee Required)
Workshop 1: How to Design a Smart City – IoT Technology Based Workshop 2: Smart City 101 – Pathways to Effective and Sustainable Smart City Projects
6:00 - 9:00
Smart 50 Award 2018 Smart 50 Awards Gala (Additional registration fee)  
 

TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 2020    
Registration 7:00am - 6:00pm

  Registration Sponsored by:   
 7:45 - 8:30
Sunrise Coffee Service   - Sponsored by:
8:30 - 10:40
  Presented by: NSF, USIgnite, Smart Cities Connect
Keynote Session: 5G and Beyond – Advanced Networks for Smart Cities
  • Welcome Address ~ City of Denver
  • Mapping Smart City Needs to the Right Network Technologies
  • Parsons Smart City Challenge Announcement
  • US Ignite Announcements & Demos
  • Smart City Applications Making an Impact
  • All the World's a Wireless Testbed
  • Closing Announcements ~ SCC Media
10:40 - 10:55
Coffee Break   - Sponsored by:
 Advanced Networks Energy Transportation Networks Government Government
NSF Government
  Digital Transformation:
Networks, Data, AI, 5G, Sensors, IoT, Cyber
Urban Operations:
Lighting, Water, Waste, Planning, Emergency Response
Smart Mobility:
Transportation, Autonomous, Public Transit, Ride Share
Urban Infrastructure:
Buildings, Energy, Grid, Utilities, Resilience
Community Engagement:
Policy, Funding, Commerce, Inclusion, Governance
Smart City Startup Challenge US Ignite Application Summit
11:00- 11:50 Technologies and Applications Making Roadways Smarter Getting Smart about Trash Urban Mobility Solutions - Parson's Smart City Challenge FUSE - The Convergence of FttX, Utilities, Smart Cities and EDGE Breaking Down Government Silos: ONE eGov Platform for State-County-City-Agency  

 

11:50-1:15
Lunch (on own)
1:15 - 2:05 Improve Citizen-Facing Services while Extending Staff Capacity Using Utility Intelligence to become a Smart City

Why Smarter Cities Start with Smarter Fleets

Modernizing Oregon's Highways with High-Efficiency Lighting for Economic & Environmental Benefits Smart Cities & HOU: Launching & Leading a Smart Cities Accelerator that Integrates City Leadership with Innovation and Industry Solutions Smart Cities Startup Challenge: Urban Infrastructure (1:15-2:10)
2:10 - 3:00 Enabling Intelligent, Cross-Vertical Simulation, 3D Visualization and Decision-Making on a Smart City Digital Twin and Big Data Platform Resiliency and Reliability through Smart Water Networks: A Case Study with Columbia, SC City Spotlights
  • Centennial
  • San Diego
  • Columbus

Leveraging national laboratory leading-edge capabilities to plan and execute your smart energy, resilience, and sustainability strategies: case studies for leveraging big efforts to benefit all-sized cities

Payments People Love: Making Compulsory Government Interactions Suck Less Smart Cities Startup Challenge: Community Engagement (2:20-3:10)  
3:00 - 6:00
Expo Program & Reception  
 
Expo Expo Expo
 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2020    
Registration 7:00am - 5:30pm

  Registration Sponsored by:   
 7:45 - 8:30
Sunrise Coffee Service    
8:30 - 10:40
  Presented by: NSF, USIgnite, Smart Cities Connect
Keynote Session: Resilient by Design
  • Welcome Address
  • Smart Infrastructure
  • Energy, Water, and Waste Management
  • US Ignite Demos
  • Data-driven Urban Development
  • Smart Disruptors & Change Agents
  • Wrap-up and Announcements
10:40 - 10:55
Coffee Break   - Sponsored by:
  Advanced Networks Energy Transportation Networks Government Government
NSF Government
  Digital Transformation:
Networks, Data, AI, 5G, Sensors, IoT, Cyber
Urban Operations:
Lighting, Water, Waste, Planning, Emergency Response
Smart Mobility:
Transportation, Autonomous, Public Transit, Ride Share
Urban Infrastructure:
Buildings, Energy, Grid, Utilities, Resilience
Community Engagement:
Policy, Funding, Commerce, Inclusion, Governance
Smart City Startups Challenge US Ignite Application Summit
11:00 - 11:55 Operational Execution of an IoT Strategy - Putting Meat on the Bones Planning a SMART Strategy - Start with Data Smarter Cities Will Be Safer and More Efficient Cities Integrated Systems Approach to Smart Lighting in the City of Chicago The Key to Becoming an AI-Driven City: Mastering Community Engagement to Build Better Services for Your Residents Smart Cities Startup Challenge: Smart Mobility (11:00-12:05)  
12:00 - 5:00 Expo Open (Lunch available for purchase on Expo Floor 12pm-2pm)
1:15 - 2:05 Building the Standard Smart City City data as a force for good: the Urban Data Project Building Faster Smarter IoT Applications to Transform Your City City Spotlights
  • Pueble West, CO
  • Orlando
  • Houston
  • Woodstock VA
Smart Cities are Engaged Cities — How Apps and Transparency are Changing Community Engagement (Tyler Technologies) Smart Cities Startup Challenge: Digital Transformation (1:15-2:10)
 
2:10 - 3:00 How do you scale your smart city? Analyzing a collaborative case study to demonstrate cost savings and carbon footprint reduction achieved through city-wide smart litter receptacle programs The Future Isn't What It Used to Be Digitalization of the Streetlighting Infrastructure: A path to inclusive innovation City Spotlights
  • Boston
  • Littleton CO,
  • Lone Tree C0
  • Burlington ON
Rockies Venture Club Monthly Forum (Open to Conference Attendees) (2:15-3:45)
 
12:00 - 5:00 Expo Program & Reception
 
Poster Meetings Expo
 

THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 2020   
Registration 7:30am - 1:00pm

  Registration Sponsored by:   
  Advanced Networks Energy Transportation Networks Government  
   
  Digital Transformation:
Networks, Data, AI, 5G, Sensors, IoT, Cyber
Urban Operations:
Lighting, Water, Waste, Planning, Emergency Response
Smart Mobility:
Transportation, Autonomous, Public Transit, Ride Share
Urban Infrastructure:
Buildings, Energy, Grid, Utilities, Resilience
Community Engagement:
Policy, Funding, Commerce, Inclusion, Governance
   
9:00 - 9:55 City Spotlights
  • Los Angeles
  • Denver
  • Boulder
Maximizing the ROI of Smart Cities Data Cities Stepping into Transportation Electrification Digital Sustainability Management: Using PropTech to Drive Strategy and Data Quality Smart Columbus + Smart@OhioState: Town/gown reflections on our smart city partnership

 

 
10:00 - 10:55 Roadblocks to implementing IoT and how to overcome them City Spotlights: Urban Operations
  • Colorado Springs
  • Pittsburgh
Conquering Range Anxiety on Battery Electric Buses NREL's New State and Local Energy Planning Tools – An introduction to new tools that provide data and analysis for clean energy planning, procurement, and efficiency Small Places, Big Ideas – Bringing Innovation for Mobility & Engagement to Small and Medium Cities

 

 
11:00 - 11:55 Making Smart City Automation and City Infrastructure More Intelligent One Smart Technology at a Time City Planning for 5G Traffic Management Strategies

Greenhouse Gas and Carbon Emissions Limits - The Evolution of Curbing Building Energy Use

Efficient and influential community engagement across departments - showcasing Denver

 

 
12:00 - 12:55 Cloud vs. Fog: Finding the Right Technology Partners High Resolution Intersection Pedestrian Performance Measures Using AI Video Detection Bolstering Public Transit Systems with Innovative Technologies Partnering with an Infrastructure Provider Municipal Data Monetization and Privacy - Guidelines for Usage

 

 
1:00 Smart Cities Connect Conference Closed - See you in Washington DC, November 17-19
2:00 - 4:30
Special Tour of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory   - Sponsored by:
 
keynote Session Expo

 


Monday April 6, 2020



12:00 PM - 6:00 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)
Raju Bhukya, Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, National Institute Technology Warangal

William Maguire, Founder, Connected Communities LLC

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 April 7, 2020


7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Registration


8:30 AM - 10:40 AM

Keynote Program


8:30 AM - 8:35 AM

Smart Cities Connect Conference and US Ignite Application Summit Opening Address

Chelsea Collier, Editor-at-Large, Smart Cities Connect Media & Research
Mari Silbey, Director of Communications, US Ignite

8:35 AM - 8:40 AM

Welcome Address ~ City of Denver

David Edinger, Chief Information Officer, City and County of Denver

8:40 AM - 9:10 AM

Mapping Smart City Needs to the Right Network Technologies

High capacity? Low latency? High security? Low cost? All networks are not created equal, so how should smart communities think about mapping the services they want to offer to the network technologies available? Panelists will discuss the requirements for different smart city services and how communities should think about supporting them from a network infrastructure and management perspective.

Ruthbea Yesner, VP of Government Insights, IDC (moderator)
Dev Khoslaa, Enterprise Services Leader, North America, Nokia
Satya Parimi, Group Vice President, Enterprise Data Product & Smart Cities, Spectrum
Grace Simrall, Chief of Civic Innovation and Technology, Louisville Metro Government

9:10 AM - 9:25 AM

Parsons Smart City Challenge Announcement

Andrew Liu, SVP, Smart Cities, Parsons

9:25 AM - 9:40 AM

US Ignite Announcements & Demos

Glenn Ricart, CTO and Founder, US Ignite

9:40 AM - 10:10 AM

Smart City Applications Making an Impact

There’s a reason the smart city movement has taken hold. With new insights from digitally connected systems, governments can deliver services more efficiently, improve quality of life, and drive innovation in everything from mobility to public safety, energy management, and more. This panel will look at some of the most compelling use cases in the field today, and how municipal leaders can make a significant and positive impact with the smart city technologies they deploy.

Mari Silbey, Director of Communications, US Ignite (moderator)
Steve Anson, VP of Marketing, Anixter,
City Leader - TBA

10:10 AM - 10:40 AM

All the World’s a Wireless Testbed

The future of wireless technology isn’t in a lab. It’s in the connected communities, campuses, companies, and military bases where people live and work. This panel will examine the advantages of real-world, city-scale testbeds – how they can accelerate innovation and ensure that communities benefit from the technology breakthroughs that scientists engineer.

Joe Kochan, CEO, US Ignite
Jack Belcher, CIO, City of Arlington, VA
Mike Zeto, VP Advanced Solutions - Internet of Things Solutions, AT&T
Durga Satapathy, Director Technology Innovation & Architecture, Sprint

10:40 - 10:45 AM

Closing Announcements ~ SCC

Laura Benold, Managing Editor, Smart Cities Connect Media & Research

10:45 - 11:00 AM

Coffee Break


11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

As cities are growing – how are they leveraging vehicular anonymized data for decreasing city traffic?

During this panel, hear from three leading city experts and departments of transportation about how they realized with the growing construction and booming economy their job of managing traffic and transportation was a lot more complicated. Each city has either implemented or has plans to implement Nexar CityStream to use their dash cameras anonymized and aggregated data to automatically identify where and exactly when these construction zones are causing the most traffic.

Elan Nyer, VP of Data Services, Nexar (moderator)

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Unlocking Smart City Potential With Government Fleets

According to the EPA, more than 267 million tons of municipal solid waste was generated in the United States in 2017. The garbage truck does an amazing job collecting that waste; but there are more than four million miles of navigable roadways across our 50 states and an endless number of problems - beyond waste - that litter these thoroughfares. Roads get snow on them, creating dangerous driving conditions. Roads need to be swept and cleaned to keep traffic flowing. And roads get potholes, requiring immediate attention before they claim a vehicle’s front axle as an unassuming victim. Additionally, our roads have houses and storefronts along them that might be abandoned; buildings that might be covered in graffiti; and damaged street signs that might dot their path - all creating quality of life ills for our communities. But what if we could proactively deal with these issues and create better, safer and cleaner streets without adding more personnel to government budgets and more equipment to our already congested streets? By equipping existing government fleets with the right technology, and embedding a mission to transform a city service model from reactive to proactive, we can indeed do this very thing. Learn how - on the backs of the vehicles that pick up your trash, sweep your street, and plow your roads - the smart city trail is being blazed.

Michael Allegretti, Chief Strategy Officer, Rubicon Global

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Urban Mobility Solutions - Parsons' Smart City Challenge

Rick Hubbard, SVP, Business Development, Connected Communities, Parsons (moderator)
Jorge Riveros, Smart Mobility Program Manager. Transportation Department, City of Austin

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

FUSE - The Convergence of FttX, Utilities, Smart Cities and EDGE

Anixter will moderate a session with key SME's and project stakeholders that have proven experience in planning, building and deploying infrastructure to enable smart communities. The market forces of the Digital Divide, adjacency of Utility infrastructure, goals of Smart Cities and driving demands of EDGE devices are all coming together to provide new opportunities beyond what we could ever imagine. Through more collaboration among project owners there is an opportunity to achieve better Management, User Experience, Security, Insights and Control and ultimately improved return on Infrastructure.

Steven Anson, VP Vertical Markets, Anixter (moderator)

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Breaking Down Government Silos: ONE eGov Platform for State-County-City-Agency

Please join us for a panel of local government leaders from across the US, with PayIt as moderator, to discuss how to deliver a modern eGov Platform for all agencies and government levels with a single-citizen-sign-on. Learn how a cloud-based platform approach to eGov services delivers real outcomes for digital engagement.

Caroline VanDeusen, Director Local Government, PayIt (moderator)
John Globensky, Treasurer, City of Grand Rapids, MI
Alan Howze, Assistant County Administrator/Chief Knowledge Officer, Kansas City/Wyandotte County, KS
Maria Walls, Treasurer, Beaufort County, SC

11:50 AM - 1:15 PM

Lunch (on own)


1:15 PM - 2:05 PM

Using Utility Intelligence to become a Smart City

Adrian Sutor, Water Division Supervisor, City of Walla Walla
Joseph French, AMI Administrator, City of Walla Walla

1:15 PM - 2:05 PM

Why Smarter Cities Start with Smarter Fleets

Nearly 70% of the world population is expected to live in urban areas by 2050. As a result, more cities are turning to smart technology for data and insights to inform the way future residents work, live, play, and move. With over 75% of governments facing severe budget constraints, however, how can public sector leaders find the resources to implement smart city projects? How can leaders build internal capacity to create efficient, safe, and sustainable communities? Join this session to hear how cities such as Fort Lauderdale and Boston are building smarter cities with smarter fleets. Learn how you can implement fleet-level programs to generate city-level results, such as: - Boosting urban mobility and public transit ridership, with a 10% improvement in ETA predictability - Increasing operational efficiency and sustainability, with a 20% reduction in idling and a smoother transition to electric vehicles - Improving citizen and employee safety, through video-based driver safety programs

Sherry Wu, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Samsara (moderator)
Mike Walsh, Director of Rail Maintenance, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority

1:15 PM - 2:05 PM

Modernizing Oregon’s Highways with High-Efficiency Lighting for Economic & Environmental Benefits

Since 1913, the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has helped create and maintain a safe and reliable multimodal transportation system that connects people and communities across Oregon; from the days of horse-drawn road scrapers to today’s computer-operated machinery and solar highways. In 2018 -- guided by its commitment to using innovative​ program design and technologies to solve transportation problems -- ODOT partnered with Ameresco on a lighting pilot program aimed at improving public safety, reducing energy costs and freeing up resources for other projects and maintenance across ODOT’s system. Financed by an energy savings performance contract (ESPC) that allows the program’s energy savings to be applied to its costs, Ameresco will replace more than 10,000 low-efficiency highway lights in the Portland metro area with LEDs to create brighter, safer roadways that are more energy efficient and less costly to maintain. Speakers on this panel will provide attendees with an overview on the ODOT pilot program, outline the planning and procurement process, identify common obstacles and explain how to overcome them. The panel will also discuss various financing options available for major energy efficiency projects such as this one and describe some of the latest technologies they involve.

Elizabeth Papadopoulos, Consultant Project Manager, ODOT Region 1 (moderator)
Jason Carver, Lead Project Development Engineer, Ameresco
Fritz Feiten, National Director, LED Lighting & Smart City Solutoins, Ameresco
Joe “O'Donnell, Northwest Sales Manager, Ameresco

1:15 PM - 2:05 PM

Smart Cities & HOU: Launching & Leading a Smart Cities Accelerator that Integrates City Leadership with Innovation and Industry Solutions

This panel will discuss best practices for launching and leading a Smart Cities Accelerator that was purposefully designed to integrate city leadership with innovation and industry solutions.Through public/private partnerships and emphasizing a collaborative and needs-based solutions-seeking and cross-domain problem-solving approach, the startups in the Ion Smart Cities Accelerator Cohort 1 integrated their solutions to resiliency, mobility, infrastructure, and digital transformation, into Houston's civic fabric, through seeking pilots with the City of Houston and other organizations.This panel will tell the story and highlight the journey of Cohort 1's startups, showcasing how the Ion Smart Cities Accelerator was designed to operate in a cross-domain way, bring historically siloed areas together, and develop smart cities solutions for these areas that are needs-based and sustainable.This panel will feature the pilot results of startups in the Accelerator's first cohort.The panel will also give specific examples of how everyone -- from students, to adults, to government decision makers, to C-level executives -- can take an active and proactive role in engaging with their city.

Courtney Cogdill, Project Manager, The Ion Smart Cities Accelerator (moderator)
Jesse Bounds, Director of Innovation, City of Houston
Ryan-Alexander Thomas, Founder & CEO, Umanity.io
Christine Galib, Senior Director of Accelerator Programs, The Ion Smart Cities Accelerator
Anthony Brock, Chief Executive Office, SlideX
Yves Koulidiati, Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, SmartPark/SlideX

1:15 PM - 2:10 PM

Smart Cities Startup Challenge: Urban Infrastructure

The Smart Cities Connect Startup Challenge is designed to bring together technology & solution providers working on next generation Smart City solutions with investors, technology providers, and city leadership.

Chair:
Eric Drummond, CEO, Innovation Corridor Investment, LLC (chair)
Innovators:

StormSensor's Terrapin Network: Google Traffic Maps for Sewers and Urban Flooding, StormSensor Inc

Revolving algal biofilm water treatment system, Gross-Wen Technologies

Virtual Residents for Vacant & Abandoned Properties, CASPER Security

IoT solution for transformer condition monitoring, Aurtra Pty Ltd

FLUX, Flux Mobility

Review Panelists:
Neil Hughes, International Executive Director, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), UK
Mark Paris, Partner and Managing Director, Urban Us
Jason Delp, Corporate Development Director, Colorado Technology Association
Emily Silverman, Senior Project Manager, Parsons
Eric Drummond, CEO, Innovation Corridor Investment, LLC

2:10 PM - 3:00 PM

Enabling Intelligent, Cross-Vertical Simulation, 3D Visualization and Decision-Making on a Smart City Digital Twin and Big Data Platform

Growing amounts of data are available in multiple organizations in a city. Cities must begin and/or continue to share, in confidence, data across organizations to insure intelligent utilization of precious funds, assets and resources. Furthermore, cities must be able to assess and understand cross-organizational and cross-vertical impacts resulting from proposed departmental projects as well as to be able to provide, share and visualize these impacts in multiple dimensions. This panel will show the power and necessity of a big data platform that can integrate data layers across departments and verticals and provide simulation and visualization capabilities for intelligent decision-making and risk management. The panel will provide real-world examples of smart city projects (including some of the following - lighting, solar potential, security, 5G small cell deployments, multi-modal mobility and well-being), the importance of the data policy approved by public and private partners and the foundational 3D digital city twins upon which all data/results can be imported, crossed, created, visualized and shared with city employees and residents alike.

George Reed, SVP Sales and Marketing NORAM, Siradel (moderator)
Christophe Papin, VP Business Development Smart Cities, Siradel
Franck Carassus, Co-Founder and CEO North America, Opendatasoft
Bernard Giry, Digital Advisor of the President, ile de France (Greater Paris) Region
Emma Stewart, Head of Campus & Communities, Americas, ENGIE Impact

2:10 PM - 3:00 PM

Resiliency and Reliability through Smart Water Networks: A Case Study with Columbia, SC

The development of cellular network technologies, LTE, NB-IoT, and 5G, has fundamentally changed the ways cities can provide services/solutions to their residents. Often lost in the conversation around cellular technology is its ability to provide resilient communication for municipalities and their constituents, especially for smart water distribution systems. As the technology advances on the consumer side to provide more bandwidth and speed it continues to advance on the LP-WAN side as well. Ubiquitous networks like LTE-M and NB-IOT expand in coverage and provide a perfect use case for devices on a smart water network that transmit small amounts of data at a consistent interval. This panel will discuss how the City of Columbia, SC utilized a full suite of smart water technologies to improve the resiliency and reliability of their water operations. It will also discuss how Columbia has utilized that information for enhanced consumer engagement with their own stakeholders, which has been a key pillar of their City mission over the last few years. On the panel, we’ll hear from the City of Columbia on why they decided to move in this direction, how they made the determination, and how they are implementing it. We’ll also hear from consultants involved in the discussion on what some of the most important drivers of these types of projects are, and lessons learned for future projects.

Jacob Jasperson, Solution Architect Manager, Badge Meter (moderator)
Mark Mc Millen, Solution Architect-National Strategic Accounts, Badge Meter
Joey Mitchell, Vice President of Consulting Services, Utility Metering Solutions
W. Frank Eskridge, Jr., Deputy Director of Utilities, Columbia Water, City of Columbia, SC
Lisa Brown, Senior National Director for Municipal Infrastructure & Smart Cities, Johnson Controls

2:10 PM - 3:00 PM

City Spotlights: Smart 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.

Sophie Shulman, Chief of Innovative Mobility, Colorado DOT (moderator)
Almis Udrys, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer’s Chief of Innovation & Policy, City of San Diego
Melanie Morgan, AICP | Innovation Team (i-team), City of Centennial, CO  (@CentennialGov)
Mandy Bishop, Program Manager, City of Columbus

2:10 PM - 3:00 PM

Leveraging national laboratory leading-edge capabilities to plan and execute your smart energy, resilience, and sustainability strategies: case studies for leveraging big efforts to benefit all-sized cities

It might seem impossible to access cutting edge planning, analysis, and implementation expertise for your smart city’s strategy without the resources of a mega-city. Learn about resources residing in U.S. Department of Energy national laboratories and how to access this expertise and leverage lessons learned from cities around the world. Discover how cutting-edge computing and independent technical expertise can support your city’s efforts, no matter your size. Panelists will share case studies that describe how NREL’s world-class capabilities are being applied to realize big aspirations of all-sized smart cities.

Amy Schwab, Senior Project Leader, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (moderator)
Stanley Young, Mobility Systems Team Lead, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Monte Lunacek, Staff Scientist, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Martin Kirk, Consultant, The NoVo Foundation / Co-Founder, The Rules
Eric Montag, Project Manager, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

2:10 PM - 3:00 PM

Payments People Love: Making Compulsory Government Interactions Suck Less

The most commonplace interactions a person has with their local government is tied to payments: paying taxes, a parking ticket, an animal license fee, a city sticker, etc. By their nature payments can be painful, and even more so if it’s confusing or inconvenient to make that payment. Hear from several local government leaders who are dedicated to making payments work better for the people they serve, and for the staff who manage those transactions.

Liz Fischer, Chief Customer Officer, CityBase (moderator)
Mike Duffy, CEO + Founder, CityBase

2:20 PM - 3:10 PM

Smart Cities Startup Challenge: Community Engagement

The Smart Cities Connect Startup Challenge is designed to bring together technology & solution providers working on next generation Smart City solutions with investors, technology providers, and city leadership.

Chair:
Charles Warner, Editor-in-Chief, Innovation & Tech Today (chair)
Innovators:
2:25 PM - 2:35 PM

Citibot Automated Customer Service Platform for SMS and Webchat, Citibot, Inc.

2:35 PM - 2:45 PM

Marketplace and Tools For Optimizing Community Projects, Needs, and Resources., Umanity

2:45 PM - 2:55 PM

A patented revolutionary way to store emergency drinking water, Waterfull

2:55 PM - 3:05 PM

BoxOfDocs, Go-By Design Inc. (o/a BoxOfDocs)

Review Panelists:
Christine Galib, Senior Director, Accelerator Programs, Station Houston/The ION Smart City Accelerator
Patricia "Patty" Zullo, Sr. Director Smart City Solutions, Spectrum
Jason Delp, Corporate Development Director, Colorado Technology Association
Joe Kunnath, Project Manager, City of Dallas, Office of Innovation
Hannah Davis, Program Director, Sustainability, TechStars
Charles Warner, Editor-in-Chief, Innovation & Tech Today

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Expo Program & Reception


Wednesday April 8, 2020


7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Registration


8:30 AM - 10:40 AM

Keynote Program: Resilient by Design


8:30 AM - 8:35 AM

Welcome

Chelsea Collier, Editor-at-Large, Smart Cities Connect Media & Research
Mari Silbey, Director of Communications, US Ignite

8:35 AM - 8:45 AM

Keynote: Smart Infrastructure

Sensus - TBA

8:45 AM - 9:15 AM

Resilient Energy, Water and Waste Management

Resilient design is defined as “the intentional design of buildings, landscapes, communities, and regions in response to vulnerabilities to disaster and disruption of normal life”. This panel of leaders will discuss smart solutions reshaping critical community needs in the areas of energy, water and waste management. Learn how cities are getting smarter when it comes to critical infrastructure and community services while anticipating future challenges and disruptions.

Ruthbea Yesner, VP of Government Insights, IDC (moderator)
Dominic Papa, Executive Director & Co-Founder, Institute for Digital Progress/Phoenix, AZ
Conor Riffle, Vice President of Smart Cities, Rubicon Global
Eliza Hotchkiss, Group Manager IIII- Cyber Security & Resilience, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

9:15 AM - 9:30 AM

US Ignite Demos

Glenn Ricart, CTO and Founder, US Ignite

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Data-driven Urban Development

Mari Silbey, Director of Communications, US Ignite (moderator)
Kevin Martin, Smart City PDX/Tech Services Manager, City of Portland

10:00 AM - 10:05 AM

Spring 2021 Smart Cities Connect Announcement

Smart Columbus - TBA,

10:05 AM - 10:35 AM

Smart Disruptors

When it comes to smart cities, disruption can take on several meanings. From a tech perspective, it's about innovation. But from a public sector perspective, disruption is more about doing things differently, which can often mean bringing in new people, new perspectives and new processes. Listen as these smart city leaders talk about how they are disrupting, lessons learned and advice for the future.

Chelsea Collier, Editor-at-Large, Smart Cities Connect Media & Research (moderator)
Jordan Davis, Director Smart Columbus, Columbus Partnership
Gabriella "Gaby" Rowe, Executive Director, The Icon Smart City Accelerator, City of Houston
Patricia “Patti” Zullo, Senior Director, Smart City Solutions, Spectrum Enterprise


10:35 AM - 10:40 AM

Wrap-up and Announcements

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

Wednesday April 8, 2020


10:40 AM - 11:00 AM

Coffee Break


11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

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

Rob Silverberg, CTO, Digital Communities, Dell EMC (moderator)

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

You Can't be a Smart Ciity Unless you're a Connected City

You can’t be a smart city until you’re first a connected city. And becoming a connected city requires a tight collaboration between municipalities, utilities and commercial businesses to provide solutions that benefit the citizens of those communities – and do so in such a way that it’s affordable, respectful of the environment and sustainable. The demand for data is growing exponentially and is expected to stay on this steep growth curve for the foreseeable future. Finding sustainable solutions to deliver this increasing need for data requires leveraging existing infrastructure and finding simple and smart solutions that keep costs low.

Ian Aaron, CEO, Ubicquia (moderator)

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Smarter Cities Will Be Safer and More Efficient Cities

According to McKinsey, “Smartness is not just about installing digital interfaces in traditional infrastructure or streamlining city operations, it is also about using technology and data purposefully to make better decisions and deliver a better quality of life.” This session will focus on how technologies, such as AI and data, can make cities smarter and more efficient for mobility – congestion pricing, smart parking, toll management, bus lane mobility, traffic management and so much more.

Garrett Miller, Executive Vice President, Government Solutions, Verra Mobiliity
Chris Castro, Director, Office of Sustainability & Resilience, City of Orlando

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Integrated Systems Approach to Smart Lighting in the City of Chicago

The City of Chicago has installed over 156,000 smart streetlights in the first 2 years of its program to deploy 270,000 smart networked LED lights in one of the largest modernization projects in the world. Taking an integrated systems approach is enabling the City of Chicago to compress installation schedules, accelerate benefits to the community, ensure data integrity across back-office systems and enhance operational efficiency for ongoing system management. If you are considering or in the planning stages of a smart streetlight initiative, this session will help you prepare for what’s next with insight from Chicago's smart streetlight deployment, including best-practices and lessons learned from leading practitioners at the City of Chicago, Ameresco, Itron and TerraGo Technologies.

Bob Borzillo, President, Sustainable Urban Strategies (moderator)
David Basil, President & CEO, TerraGo Technologies
Jeff Ross, VP, Smart Cities & Utilities, TerraGo Technologies
Fritz Feiten, National Director, LED Lighting & Smart City Solutoins, Amaresco

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Making Sense of AI: How this technology turns community feedback on its head

Learn how cities of all sizes embrace AI as a tool for understanding their less vocal community members, assessing sentiment on key issues, and building better policies and services. You'll walk away with actionable use cases and a better understanding of AI's potential in the context of local government.

Hannah Levenson, Director of Marketing, Zencity

11:00 AM - 12:05 PM

Smart Cities Startup Challenge: Mobility

The Smart Cities Connect Startup Challenge is designed to bring together technology & solution providers working on next generation Smart City solutions with investors, technology providers, and city leadership.

Charles Warner, Editor-in-Chief, Innovation & Tech Today (chair)
11:05 AM - 11:15 AM

Audio augmented reality for outdoor pedestrian navigation, Dreamwaves GmbH

11:15 AM - 11:25 AM

RFID Solution For Enhanced Vehicle Managment And Security Sytem, along with assets tracking, Slidex

11:25 AM - 11:35 AM

The world's first Autonomous Traffic Management Platform, Flow Labs

11:35 AM - 11:45 AM

Lightweight Road Pricing for Cities of All Sizes, ClearRoad

11:45 AM - 11:55 AM

SeatsX, SeatsX LLC

11:55 AM - 12:05 PM

Skyhook Solar Stations for Mobility Charging and Resilience, Skyhook Solar Corp.

Review Panelists:
Andrew Felbinger, Associate, Urban Innovation Fund
Courtney Cogdill, Project Manager, Station Houston/The ION Smart City Accelerator
Micah Kotch, Managing Director, Urban-X
Barbara Cohn, Chief Data Officer, Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT)
Patricia "Patti" Zullo, Sr. Director Smart City Solutions, Spectrum
Charles Warner, Editor-in-Chief, Innovation & Tech Today

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Lunch (Concession Stands in Expo)


12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Expo Open


1:15PM - 2:05 PM

Building the Standard Smart City

Smart City, IoT Standards, Smart City Projects, Networking Infrastructure, IoT Communication Methods One of the major problems in building smart cities is the fact that every city is a special case. This makes it difficult to build smart cities in a way that allows them to take advantage of their investment networking infrastructure. If you’ve downloaded the parking app for Denver, there is little chance it will work in Cleveland. If Colorado wants to provide an incentive to residents who conserve water, there may not be a universal way for customers to report their usage. Like any networked application, the benefits of the network are dependent upon communications with other applications on the network. The only way to make the networked opportunity scale is to agree on common communication methods. This can be done if everyone is using the same applications or if those applications are using the same types of standardized communications. This panel will explore the benefits, challenges and potential solutions around “standardizing” cities in order to ensure that cities, businesses and citizens reap the full benefits smart city projects.

Clarke Stevens, Principal Architect of Emerging Technologies, Shaw Communications/, Open Connectivity Foundation Board Member (moderator)
Don Dulchinos, Columnist, Smart Cities Consultant, & President, Smart Home and Away
Tyler Svitak, Executive Director, Colorado Smart Cities Alliance
Gunnar Peters, VP Enterprise Services Innovation, Spectrum Enterprise
Aiden Mitchell, VP IoT Global Solutions, Arrow Electronics

1:15PM - 2:05 PM

City data as a force for good: the Urban Data Project

Citizen faith in data-driven cities has been severely dented by social media privacy scandals and the negative aspects of new technologies like facial recognition. At the same time, city leaders still don’t have enough granular real-time data about how their cities are actually used – data that can help deliver more efficient services, better inform citizens and create a better living environment The Urban Data Project is a consortium formed by Telensa to create technology to meet two objectives: 1.restore citizen trust that urban data can be a force for good; 2.change the economics of hyper-local data collection using streetlight infrastructure. Key consortium members include Microsoft and Samsung SDS. The session will explain how trust-centric technology can change citizen perception and engagement, and will also explore the results of the deployment that has been running since May 2019 in Cambridge UK.

Jon Lewis, Urban Data Project Principal, Telensa (moderator)

1:15PM - 2:05 PM

Big Data & Trends and Mobility as a Service (MaaS and Big Data)

Oracle Corporation
Bias Corporation

1:15PM - 2:05 PM

City Spotlights: Urban Infrastructure

This moderated panel will explore and identify challenges and best practices presented by the participating cities. This session will focus on Urban Infrastructure (Buildings, Energy, Grid, Utilities, Resilience)

Nina Vetter, District Manager, Pueblo West Metropolitan District (moderator)
Chris Castro, Director, Office of Sustainability & Resilience, City of Orlando
Lemuel Hancock, Urban Designer and Neighborhood Planner, Town of Woodstock, VA
John Burke, Downtown Westminster Development & Construction Manager, City of Westminster, CO
Jesse Bounds, Director of Innovation, City of Houston

1:15PM - 2:05 PM

Smart Cities are Engaged Cities — How Apps and Transparency are Changing Community Engagement

From citizen apps to public data training, there’s an engagement tactic that’s repeatable and scalable for governments of all sizes. From paying bills to finding quick answers to important questions, today’s citizens spend more time using their mobile phones than desktops or laptops. With that has come increased focus on the mobile app. Research shows more than 80% of users’ mobile minutes are spent in apps, and that number only continues to rise. Join us to hear how your local government peers are capitalizing on this public interest by launching apps to capture citizen attention, extend community outreach, and engage with residents in impactful ways.

Amber Ventimiglia, Vice President of Product Strategy, Tyler Technologies (moderator)
Aaron Kelley, General Manager, Local Government Division, Tyler Technologies

1:15 PM - 2:10 PM

Smart Cities Startup Challenge: Digital Transformation

The Smart Cities Connect Startup Challenge is designed to bring together technology & solution providers working on next generation Smart City solutions with investors, technology providers, and city leadership.

Eric Drummond, CEO, Innovation Corridor Investment, LLC (chair)
1:20 PM - 1:30 PM

Pixel8earth Platform, pixel8earth inc.

1:30 PM - 1:40 PM

An Affordable Traffic Monitoring Solution, OmniPreSense Corporation

1:40 PM - 1:50 PM

A cost effective NPMD and cybersecurity solution specifically built for smart cities, Fusion PR

1:50 PM - 2:00 PM

Neighborhood Intel, Dynamo Metrics

2:00 PM - 2:10 PM

buildee®, simuwatt Inc.

Review Panelists:
Scott Blumenreich, Chief Innovation & Technology Officer (CITO), City of Centennial, CO
Neil Hughes, International Executive Director, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), UK
Shaun Abrahamson, Managing Partner, Urban Us
Andrew Felbinger, Associate, Urban Innovation Fund
Eric Drummond, CEO, Innovation Corridor Investment, LLC

2:10 PM - 3:00 PM

How do you scale your smart city?

In the past decade, many cities across the globe made experimentations to become smart, but only a few of them truly achieved to move the needle, demonstrating significant, broad improvements in the way they operate, develop or become more sustainable.As the smart city market mature, key question evolve from which smart city applications to how do I scale my smart city project? The traditional limited, siloed ways of developing cities is showing its limits, calling for outside-in thinking and a new approach. In this presentation we will explore what’s needed to change the city service delivery model and unlock the full potential of city digital transformation.

Dev Khoslaa, Enterprise Services Leader, North America, Nokia (moderator)
Suparno Banerjee, Global Public Sector Lead, Enterprise, Nokia
Oscar Bode, CEO & Founder, Smart City Capita
Avinash Patwardhan, Managing Director, Jacobs

2:10 PM - 3:00 PM

Analyzing a collaborative case study to demonstrate cost savings and carbon footprint reduction achieved through city-wide smart litter receptacle programs

The panel will describe the process by which the City of Pittsburgh and Victor Stanley, Inc. have worked collaboratively to install and track the efficiency of more than 1,300 smart litter receptacles on the City’s streets. This collaboration has resulted in increased operational efficiency, profound cost savings, and a re-prioritization of the City’s public works tasks, by using field data collected over more than one year of use. Over a multi-year period, the City reviewed and tested available technologies and resources to reduce both its expenses and environmental impact. The City selected Victor Stanley’s Relay monitoring system to use in combination with Victor Stanley litter receptacles, many of which were already on the streets prior to incorporating the Relay technology, allowing for a simpler retrofitting process. The addition of Relay ‘dynamic routing’ to more-efficiently navigate to each container, and an expanded suite of sensor functions, capable of measuring other important environmental factors, including pollution detection, pedestrian counting, and several neighborhood comparative variables, provide a path to even greater savings and more critical insight, gathered from the Relay system the City already has in place.

Bryan Slaughenhoupt, VP of Operations and Product Development, Victor Stanley, Inc. (moderator)
Mike Noone, Market Analyst and Solutions Developer, Victor Stanley, Inc.
Matthew Jacob, Enterprise Applications Administrator, City of Pittsburgh
Vincent Martinez, Senior Manager, Downtown Operations, Downtown Denver Partnership

2:10 PM - 3:00 PM

The Future Isn’t What It Used to Be

Smart cities start with a smart public infrastructure to deliver clean water, dependable power, safe gas, and efficient public lighting. As smart cities free up resources by intelligently delivering essential services through the Internet of Things, they are able to invest in other services to improve quality of life. Join us to learn more about how to change your perspective on smart.

David Zelenok, Manager Local Governmental Services, HR Green, Inc
George Wentz, Deputy City Manager for the City, Jurupa Valley, CA

2:10 PM - 3:00 PM

Digitalization of the Streetlighting Infrastructure: A path to inclusive innovation

Bill McShane, General Manager, Connected City Experience, Signify
Henry Quintin, CEO, SkyPackets
Cindy Malinchak, Key Account Manager, Signify
Al Jenkins, Co-Chair, Wireless Broadband Alliance
Kevin Luteran, Smart Street Lighting NY Program Manager, New York Power Authority

2:10 PM - 3:00 PM

City Spotlights: Community Engagement

This moderated panel will explore and identify challenges and best practices presented by the participating cities. This session will focus on Community Engagement (Policy, Funding, Commerce, Inclusion, Governance).

Ryan Trujillo, Director of Support Services, City of Colorado Springs (moderator)
Marianne Meed Ward, Mayor, City of Burliington, ON
Kristopher Carter, Co-Chair, Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics, City of Boston  (@Kris_W_Carter)
Kathleen Osher, Manager of Innovation & Performance Excellence, City Manager's Office, City of Littleton, CO

2:15 PM - 3:45 PM

Rockies Venture Club Monthly Forum


12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Expo Program & Reception


Thursday April 9, 2020


9:00 AM- 9:55 AM

City Spotlights: Digital Transformation

Cities share what it means to remain relevant, safe, and invested in a time of digital transformation. Hear about the unique challenges and opportunities facing city leaders and what the future may hold for connected communities.

Amanda Daflos, Director, Innovation Office & Gender Equity Team for Mayor, Eric Garcetti, City of Los Angeles
Biill Skerrpa, Innovation and Analytics Manager, City of Boulder
Paul Kresser, Chief Data Officer, City and County of Denver

9:00 AM- 9:55 AM

Maximizing the ROI of Smart Cities Data

Cities have a ton of data valuable to many different industries, but they are all siloed and difficult to access. Additionally, cities are in need of new revenue to fund smart cities initiatives, in addition to normal city services. This panel would focus on how cities can get monetary value out of their data, but still provide it open to the public for free.

Jake Rishavy, Co-Founder & Executive Board Member, Colorado Smart Cities Alliance (moderator)
Kitty Kolding, CEO, Chrysalis Partners
Tyler Svitak, Executive Director, Colorado Smart Cities Alliance
Ashley Summers, Information Systems Manager, Denver Regional Council of Governments

9:00 AM- 9:55 AM

Cities Stepping into Transportation Electrification

Bloomberg Philanthropies’ American Cities Climate Challenge recognizes that cities are critical innovators and leaders in environmental protection and that local leadership is even more important in the face of a hostile federal government and increasing global urbanization. When it comes to mobility in particular, many of the most critical decisions are made at the city level. For decades, progressive cities have led efforts to reduce dependence on private, single occupancy, gas-guzzling cars and trucks. Through the Challenge, cities are doubling down on these efforts while also increasing their focus on newer strategies like transportation electrification. Many decarbonization pathway studies indicate that meeting our carbon goals requires that we electrify everything that moves. Cities have unique and important roles to play in transportation electrification. They can electrify their own fleets; accelerate electrification of public transit and shared services like Uber and Lyft; promote electrified micro-mobility services and multimodal hubs; support and encourage the development of robust electric vehicle (EV) charging networks on private property and in their own right-of-way; update building codes to ensure new construction supports EV charging; educate their residents and businesses about the benefits of electric vehicles; and ensure that communities of color and other frontline communities benefit from these new technologies. Technologies and business models are changing quickly, challenging cities to develop flexible strategies and nimble responses.

Mike Salisbury, Transportation Energy Lead, City of Denver
Dory Larsen, EV Program Coordinator, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
Erin Galiger, Program Manager, Forth

9:00 AM- 9:55 AM

Greenhouse Gas and Carbon Emissions Limits - The Evolution of Curbing Building Energy Use

Commercial building energy policy is a rapidly evolving component of the energy and emission reducing initiatives of major cities. Over 30 cities across the United States have enacted policies with the intention of bringing the commercial building sector into the 21st century, and part of the effort to curb energy demand. While some cities have simply adopted benchmarking policies, which require building owners to report their energy usage in comparison to their peers, other cities, like New York and D.C., have made their efforts more aggressive with emission limits and strict penalties for non-compliance. This panel will give a broad overview of all methods of energy and emission regulation currently in municipal legislation: benchmarking, auditing, and performance targets. The panel will then discuss the data and results surrounding these policies, and in this way evaluate best practices for the future of efficiency in the built environment of cities. Accomplishing these goals will require actionable data and a public/private partnership involving city governments, utilities, service providers, policy advocates, and private building owners.

Oliver Davis, CEO and Founder, Simuwatt
Honey Berk, Managing Director, City University of New York's Building Performance Lab
Dave Low, Network Liaison, 2030 Districts Network

9:00 AM- 9:55 AM

Smart Columbus + Smart@OhioState: Town/gown reflections on our smart city partnership

In June 2016, the city of Columbus was awarded $40 million from the US Department of Transportation and $10 million from Paul G. Allen Philanthropies (formerly Vulcan Inc.) as part of the Smart City Challenge. During the grant development process, The Ohio State University was named the primary research partner for Smart Columbus, and committed $15m to the grant, $2m of which was cash to engage faculty, staff and students in research activities required for the grant projects. Three years into Smart Columbus, there is much to celebrate in this town/gown partnership, as well as many lessons learned from collaborations between two very different worlds: city government and academia. This session will be a candid conversation between city and university leadership highlighting faculty and student engagement in grant projects, our internal (university) and external (university/city) governance model, funding challenges, and end with insights on what's next for our smart city as the USDOT grant sunsets, Smart Columbus 2.0 emerges, and Smart@OhioState begins implementation.

Courtney Falato, Smart Cities Relationship Director, The Ohio State University (moderator)  (@courtney_falato @OhioState)
Mandy Bishop, Smart Cities Relationship Director, Smart Columbus
Andy Wolpert, Program Manager, Smart Columbus

10:00 AM- 10:55 AM

Roadblocks to implementing IoT and how to overcome them

This panel will answer and overcome common questions and objections associated with the decision to buy smart technology, specifically IoT devices and sensors. You will learn about the benefits of selling and installing smart technology. The panelists include have representatives from various verticals associated with IoT - from manufactures of sensors and IoT hardware (KMC Controls) to tech leaders (Intel), and from integrators (LONG Building Technologies) to end-users who have successfully convinced their leadership to purchase an IoT solution and have started installing the hardware (Chicago Public Schools). With such a diverse set of panelists, this robust discussion will be beneficial to end-users, contractors, and integrators alike. Panelists will discuss security, implementation, costs, scalability, ROI, reluctance to change, and how closed communications protocols are impeding growth.anel will be beneficial to end-users and contractors alike. We will discuss security, implementation, costs, scalability, ROI, reluctance to change, and how closed communications protocols are impeding growth.

Tim Vogel, Director of IoT Sales, KMC Controls (moderator)
Richard Newberry, CEO, KMC Controls
Rick Lisa, Director, IOT Country Specialist, USA Region, Sales and Marketing Group, Intel Corporation
Lawrence Trifiletti, Senior Operations Manager, LONG Building Technologies
Matt Tyler, Director, IoT, Wachter Inc.
Luis Alvarez, President & CEO, Alvarez Technology Group  (@alvareztg)
Paul Valente, Facility Automation Architect and Delivery Manager, Chicago Public Schools

10:00 AM- 10:55 AM

City Spotlights: Urban Operations

This moderated panel will explore and identify challenges and best practices presented by the participating cities. This session will focus on Urban Operations (Lighting, Water, Waste, Planning, Emergency Response).

Matthew Jacob, Enterprise Applications Administrator, Dept. of Innovation and Performance, City of Pittsburgh
Ryan Trujillo, Director of Support Services, City of Colorado Springs
Terry Yates, Smart Cities & IT Project Manager, Town of Cary
Anne Hill, Program Development, Portland Bureau of Transportation, City of Portland,OR
Joplin

10:00 AM- 10:55 AM

Conquering Range Anxiety on Battery Electric Buses

As Battery Electric Bus deployment becomes a significant part of everyday transit applications the issue of range anxiety becomes a greater topic of concern and discussion. This panel will provide an update from vehicle manufacturers, transit agencies and industry experts to present updates on technology and real life application data for those considering deployment of Battery Electric Buses into their fleets. Not only is battery technology advancing at a rapid pace, but improvements are occurring in drive train efficiency, development of low rolling resistance tires as well as improvements in the efficiency of ancillary systems such as HVAC, air compressors, power steering etc. This has driven available range beyond 200 miles which meets the large percentage of transit applications.The other part of this equation for deployment of buses is route planning and realizing that buses do not have to be purchased to meet 100% of all of an agency’s route applications.

Dale Hill, Founder, Proterra (moderator)
James Holtz, Regional Sales Manager, BYD
Carly Macias, Senior Transportation Planner, Regional Transportation District (RTD)
Jason Hanlin, Dir. Technology Development, CTE

10:00 AM- 10:55 AM

NREL’s New State and Local Energy Planning Tools – An introduction to new tools that provide data and analysis for city energy planning, procurement, and efficiency

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory will introduce you to a suite of new, publicly available energy planning data and tools with perspective from a local energy leader. The State and Local Planning for Energy (SLOPE) Beta platform provides localized energy efficiency potential, renewable energy generation potential, and energy consumption projections. The Renewable Energy Procurement Analysis Tool (REPAT) delivers the renewable procurement options available for each U.S. city and county as well as municipal franchise agreement expiration dates for 3,500 cities. New resilience and microgrid planning tools will also be introduced.

Megan Day, Senior Energy Planner, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (moderator)
Jesse Cruce, Research Analyst, Renewable Energy Procurement Analysis Tool (REPAT), National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Sherry Stout, Civil Engineer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Jonathan Rogers, Renewable Energy Specialist, Denver Office of Climate Action, Sustainability, and Resiliency

10:00 AM- 10:55 AM

Small Places, Big Ideas – Bringing Innovation for Mobility & Engagement to Small and Medium Cities

Small and medium-sized cities (under 75,000) face many of the same issues as large cities, but lack the resources to address them on their own. Convened by ELGL (Engaging Local Government Leaders), the Small Places, Big Ideas Innovation Cohort has brought together 11 small cities from Portland Maine to San Luis Obispo California to collaborate in new ways. Together they can leverage peer learning, pool resources, and innovate beyond their borders with the goal of solving intractable common urban challenges. Through the use of a virtual team, dedicated city staff, moderation from a trusted organization, and a digital platform, geographically dispersed cities are able to come together to scope the challenge, develop common evaluation criteria, solicit & assess solution proposals, and conduct innovation pilots. As a group they are able to create a compelling market opportunity and effectively engage solution vendors. This first cohort has been working together since June 2019 and will share their learnings and outcomes. It has been so successful that additional theme and regional based cohorts are already being launched. Learn from some of the cities implementing these strategies and the facilitators bringing them together.

Emily Edmonds, Membership & Programs Director, Engaging Local Government Leaders (ELGL) (moderator)
Rich Lechner, VP, Business Development, UrbanLeap
Amie Hendrix, Deputy County Administrator, Tompkins County, New York
Jasmine Leek, Founder/Director, Third City Coalition

11:00 AM - 11:55 AM

Making Smart City Automation and City Infrastructure More Intelligent One Smart Technology at a Time

While there are many definitions of a smart city, in general, a smart city utilizes IoT sensors, actuators, and technology to connect and power components across the city impacting every layer of a city from under the streets to the air citizens breathe. At the most fundamental level, smart buildings deliver useful building services that make occupants productive (e.g. illumination, thermal comfort, air quality, physical security, sanitation, etc.) at the lowest cost with a reduction of environmental impact. Reaching this vision requires adding intelligence from the beginning of design to the end of the building's life. Smart buildings use information technology during operation to connect a variety of subsystems, which typically operate independently to share information and optimize total building performance. Smart buildings look beyond traditional building needs. They are connected and responsive to the smart power grids and interact with building operators and occupants to deliver new levels of visibility and actionable information. This panel presentation will provide an overview of smart city/smart building technology, solutions used to support the technology, and specific equipment that can be used to provide smart services, sensors, LED lighting, security and access and environmental control applications.

Glenn Buck, Manager, Sales Engineering, Transition Networks (moderator)
Drew Kolb, Director, IoT Business Development, Cree Lighting
Jim Frey, Director of Marketing, Berk-Tek

11:00 AM - 11:55 AM

Becoming a Secure Smart City: How Colorado Springs is taking a proactive approach in integrating cybersecurity into their smart communities program

Often times, cyber security is an afterthought when implementing smart city projects.The City of Colorado Springs and Colorado Springs Utilities are partnering with the National Cybersecurity Center, the University of Colorado Colorado Springs and other organizations to integrate cybersecurity proactively into the SmartCOS program.

Ryan Trujillo, Director of Support Services, City of Colorado Springs (moderator)
Forrest Senti, National Cybersecurity Center

11:00 AM - 11:55 AM

Metrics for the New Age of Mobility –Innovations in Data Sources and Multi-dimensional Metrics

For the past century, the transportation modes that provided mobility for people and goods have remained largely unchanged, as did the data and metrics used to quantify mobility system efficiency. Fueled by technological advancements, the past decade has seen unprecedented changes in mobility options for moving people and goods. This panel will explore the cutting edge of mobility science assessing the impacts of new technologies ranging from new automotive technologies to mobility-as-a service such as ride-sharing, bike-sharing, car-sharing, and micro-freight. It will consider the limitations of traditional data sources and metrics and present the latest advancements in quantifying the effects of new mobility options.

Stan Young, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (moderator)
Venu Garikapati, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Eric Swanhorst, Parkingmill
Alejandro Henao, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
John Buffington, University of Denver

11:00 AM - 11:55 AM

Efficient and influential community engagement across departments - showcasing Denver

This panel highlights how one city, the City and County of Denver, has implemented various engagement and outreach methods across departments as part of its strategic goals in improving community engagement. Denver is a diverse, rapidly growing and evolving city, and equitable public engagement is a major area of focus. Special consideration is given to how the city can engage with its citizens in an efficient and influential way, and how the different outcomes and datasets created in the processes can be taken into use across the departments in the city, to create a more livable city for its residents. The panel is moderated by Anna Broberg and Maarit Kahila from Maptionnaire, one of the leading online community engagement solution providers, and the panelists include representatives from three Denver agencies who are leveraging innovative public engagement tools.

Anna Broberg, CEO, Mapita North America, Inc (moderator)
Rowena Alegría, Chief Storyteller, City & County of Denver
Anna Weber, Chief Performance Director,Community Planning and Development Department, City and County of Denver
Aubrey Burgess, Community Engagement Coordinator, Love My Air, City & County of Denver
Aaron O'Shea, Customer Service Concierge, City & County of Denver

12:00 PM - 12:55 PM

Cloud vs. Fog: Finding the Right Technology Partners

Cloud technology through voice and broadband has the power to completely change communities and to improve the lives of local residents and businesses. Partnering with a cloud provider has proven to be the most cost-effective and time-efficient way to start offering cloud services. However, not all clouds are created equal. When looking for a cloud partner, it can be easy to mistake fog for a cloud, and that can have dire results because the infrastructure, design and various ins and outs of the cloud are vital for you being able to efficiently leverage the technology and maximize your infrastructure. Together, we’ll walk through the cloud, and provide you with the understanding, working knowledge and questions should be asking in order to make a profitable decision. While also taking some time to share the secrets to driving sales and building strong customer management. By the end, you’ll be fully equipped to make technology decisions and select partners that you can be confident will help take you to cloud nine.

Colin Scott, Vice President of Sales, Momentum Telecom (moderator) (moderator)

12:00 PM - 12:55 PM

Reducing Congestion and Improving Urban Mobility Through an Unexpected Partner: Parking

Some of the most pressing threats to city success in today’s urban landscape include rising core congestion, the pollution it causes, and the diminishing quality of life that results. Cities must look beyond simply managing traffic patterns and flow, think outside the box, and look to partnerships with private sector asset owners to solve these mobility issues. In this session, attendees with learn how implementing smart technology infrastructures to connect traditional parking assets with current mobility services can improve congestion. Transforming traditionally isolated parking assets into connected mobility hubs creates mutually beneficial relationships between the mobility ecosystem’s oldest and newest entrants. Cities that facilitate this transition will encourage economic development and create cleaner, safer, and less congested communities.

Neil Golson, EVP of Marketing/Strategic Partnerships, FlashParking
Brandy Stanley, Parking Manager, City of Las Vegas


How a Memphis Smart Development is Transforming a Community

The City of Memphis is a community with real economic and societal challenges; however new energy and investment promises to catalyze an underserved community. More than $19B+ in urban investment is being deployed including Union Row, a transformative $1B 50-acre, mixed-use development which will be designed "smart from the start." This unique public private partnership seeks to activate the 36 strands of high-speed, high quality, but unused fiber to build a civic innovation platform. The intended result will be a new focus on job and talent creation through technology startups and entrepreneurship as method of solving city challenges.


Thursday April 9, 2020


1:00 -PM 1:30 PM

Smart Cities Leadership - Closing Reception


 

 

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