Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo
April 12-15, 2021, Columbus,Ohio, In Partnership with US Ignite

2020 Day-At-A-Glance | View Full Program


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 (Room Mile High 1A) Workshop 2: Smart City 101 – Pathways to Effective and Sustainable Smart City Projects (Room Mile High 1B)
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 Keynote Session: 5G and Beyond – Advanced Networks for Smart Cities (Room Mile High 2&3)
  • Welcome Address ~ City of Denver
  • Mapping Smart City Needs to the Right Network Technologies
  • Transforming Intersections: Accelerating Smart Cities with the Parsons Smart City Challenge
  • US Ignite Announcements
  • Smart City Applications Making an Impact
  • All the World's a Wireless Testbed
  • Closing Announcements
  Presented by:     USIgnite, Smart Cities Connect
10:40 - 10:55
Coffee Break   - Sponsored by:
 Advanced Networks Energy Transportation Networks Government Government
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 As Cities are Growing - how are they leveraging vehicular anonymized data for decreasing city traffic  (Room Mile High 1A) Unlocking Smart City Potential with Government Fleets (Room Mile High 1B) Urban Mobility Solutions - Parson's Smart City Challenge  (Room Mile High 1C) FUSE - The Convergence of FttX, Utilities, Smart Cities and EDGE  (Room Mile High 1D) Breaking Down Government Silos: ONE eGov Platform for State-County-City-Agency (Room Mile High 1E)  

 

11:50-1:15
Lunch (on own)
Accelerating the Smart City Movement: Collaboration & Innovation for Community Impact (Invite Only)(11:50 am - 3:00 pm)
1:15 - 2:05 Managing the Pitfalls: Strategies and Technologies for Successful Smart City Initiatives Using Utility Intelligence to become a Smart City  (Room Mile High 1B)

Why Smarter Cities Start with Smarter Fleets (Room Mile High 1C)

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

Leveraging national laboratory leading-edge capabilities to plan and execute your smart energy, resilience, and sustainability strategies  (Room Mile High 1D)

Payments People Love: Making Compulsory Government Interactions Suck Less  (Room Mile High 1E) Smart Cities Startup Challenge: Community Engagement (2:20-3:10) (Room Mile High 1F)
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 Keynote Session: Resilient by Design (Room Mile High 2&3)
  • Welcome Address
  • Smart Infrastructure
  • Resilient Energy, Water and Waste Management
  • Digital twins will drive the future of smart city operations
  • Data-driven Urban Development
  • Smart Disruptors & Change Agents
  • Wrap-up and Announcements
  Presented by:     USIgnite, Smart Cities Connect
10:40 - 10:55
Coffee Break   - Sponsored by:
  Advanced Networks Energy Transportation Networks Government Government
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  (Room Mile High 1A) You Can't be a Smart City Unless you're a Connected City  (Room Mile High 1B) Smarter Cities Will Be Safer and More Efficient Cities  (Room Mile High 1C) Integrated Systems Approach to Smart Lighting in the City of Chicago (Room Mile High 1D) Making Sense of AI: How this technology turns community feedback on its head  (Room Mile High 1E) Smart Cities Startup Challenge: Smart Mobility (11:00-12:05) (Room Mile High 1F) The Nuts and Bolts of 5G
12:00 - 5:00 Expo Open (Lunch available for purchase on Expo Floor 12pm-2pm)
1:15 - 2:05 Building the Standard Smart City  (Room Mile High 1A) City data as a force for good: the Urban Data Project  (Room Mile High 1B) Building Faster Smarter IoT Applications to Transform Your City  (Room Mile High 1C) City Spotlights (Room Mile High 1D)
  • Pueble West, CO
  • Orlando, FL
  • Houston, TX
  • Woodstock, VA
  • City of Westminster, CO
(Room Mile High 1D)
Smart Cities are Engaged Cities — How Apps and Transparency are Changing Community Engagement (Tyler Technologies)  (Room Mile High 1E) Smart Cities Startup Challenge: Digital Transformation (1:15-2:10) (Room Mile High 1F)
Smart City Security
2:10 - 3:00 How do you scale your smart city?  (Room Mile High 1A) Analyzing a collaborative case study to demonstrate cost savings and carbon footprint reduction achieved through city-wide smart litter receptacle programs  (Room Mile High 1B) The Future Isn't What It Used to Be  (Room Mile High 1C) Digitalization of the Streetlighting Infrastructure: A path to inclusive innovation  (Room Mile High 1D) City Spotlights
  • Colorado Springs, CO
  • Boston, MA
  • Littleton, CO
  • Lone Tree, CO
  • Burlington, ON  
(Room Mile High 1E)
Rockies Venture Club Monthly Forum (Open to Conference Attendees) (2:15-3:45) (Room Mile High 1F)
Bridging the Digital Divide
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
  • Boulder, CO 
  • Denver, CO
  • Dublin, OH 
  • Los Angeles, CA 
(Room Mile High 1A)
Maximizing the ROI of Smart Cities Data  (Room Mile High 1B) Cities Stepping into Transportation Electrification  (Room Mile High 1C) Greenhouse Gas and Carbon Emissions Limits - The Evolution of Curbing Building Energy Use (Room Mile High 1D) Smart Columbus – Projects, Performance and Passion for Community Impact  (Room Mile High 1E)

 

 
10:00 - 10:55 Roadblocks to implementing IoT and how to overcome them  (Room Mile High 1A) City Spotlights:
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Cary, NC
  • Colorado Springs, CO
  • Joplin, MO 
  • Portland, OR 
(Room Mile High 1B)
Conquering Range Anxiety on Battery Electric Buses  (Room Mile High 1C) 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 (Room Mile High 1D) Small Places, Big Ideas – Bringing Innovation for Mobility & Engagement to Small and Medium Cities  (Room Mile High 1E)

 

 
11:00 - 11:55 Making Smart City Automation and City Infrastructure More Intelligent One Smart Technology at a Time  (Room Mile High 1A) Becoming a Secure Smart City: How Colorado Springs is taking a proactive approach in integrating cybersecurity into their smart communities program  (Room Mile High 1B) Metrics for the New Age of Mobility – Innovations in Data Sources and Multi-dimensional Metrics  (Room Mile High 1C) Bringing your City organization together to launch municipal broadband (Room Mile High 1D) Efficient and influential community engagement across departments - showcasing Denver  (Room Mile High 1E)

 

 
12:00 - 12:55 Cloud vs. Fog: Finding the Right Technology Partners  (Room Mile High 1A)   Reducing Congestion and Improving Urban Mobility Through an Unexpected Partner: Parking  (Room Mile High 1C)   How a Memphis Smart Development is Transforming a Community  (Room Mile High 1E)

 

 
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

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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


Mile High 2 & 3
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  (@smartcityc)
Mari Silbey, Director of Communications, @us_ignite  (@us_ignite)

Mile High 2 & 3
8:35 AM - 8:40 AM

Welcome Address ~ City of Denver

David Edinger, Chief Information Officer, City and County of Denver  (@cityofdenver)

Mile High 2 & 3
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)  (@idc)
Dev Khoslaa, Enterprise Services Leader, North America, Nokia  (@devkhoslaa)
Satya Parimi, Group Vice President, Enterprise Data Product & Smart Cities, Spectrum
Grace Simrall, Chief of Civic Innovation and Technology, Louisville Metro Government  (@greendrv, @louisvillemayor)
Jim Misener, Sr Dir. of Product Management – Global V2X Ecosystem Lead, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc

Mile High 2 & 3
9:10 AM - 9:25 AM

Transforming Intersections: Accelerating Smart Cities with the Parsons Smart City Challenge

Last year, Parsons asked cities around the world to share their challenges in taking their smart city ambitions to the next level. Join the Parsons’ smart cities team as they share their vision for Transforming Intersections and announce the winning city, which will receive a free one-year pilot of the company’s Intelligent Intersections solution.

Andrew Liu, SVP, Smart Cities, Parsons

Mile High 2 & 3
9:25 AM - 9:40 AM

US Ignite Announcements

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

Mile High 2 & 3
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)
Andy Schoneberger, Director of Client Services, Intelligent Business (invited)
City Leader - TBA

Mile High 2 & 3
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  (@us_ignite)
Jack Belcher, CIO, City of Arlington, VA
Mike Zeto, VP Advanced Solutions - Internet of Things Solutions, AT&T  (@ATT)
Durga Satapathy, Director Technology Innovation & Architecture, Sprint  (@sprint)

Mile High 2 & 3
10:40 - 10:45 AM

Closing Announcements

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

10:45 - 11:00 AM

Coffee Break


Mile High 1A
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 a technology solution that will aggregate data to automatically identify where and exactly when these construction zones are causing the most traffic.

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

Mile High 1B
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

Mile High 1C
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

2020: A Look at the Next Decade of Advanced Mobility Solutions

Truly advanced mobility is not yet widespread, but real cities are working right now to implement smart solutions, from smart parking to mobility on demand. Join a panel of city representatives and industry experts from around the country as they discuss the challenges and capabilities of today as well as solutions on the immediate horizon

Rick Hubbard, SVP, Business Development, Connected Communities, Parsons (moderator)
Jorge Riveros, Smart Mobility Program Manager. Transportation Department, City of Austin
Amy Ford, Director, Mobility on Demand Alliance, ITS America

Mile High 1D
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)  (@anixter)
Tom Schircliff, Co-Founder, Intelligent Buildings LLC
Andrew Watkins, President and COO, Marketplace.city
Chelsea Collier, Editor-at-Large, Smart Cities Connect Media & Research  (@smartcityc)

Mile High 1E
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)


11: 50 AM - 3:00 PM

Accelerating the Smart City Movement: Collaboration & Innovation for Community Impact (Invite Only)

Glenn Ricart, CTO, US Ignite
William Wallace, Chairman of the Board of Directors, US Ignite
Lee Davenport, Director of Community Development, US Ignite
Scott Turnbull, Director of Technology, US Ignite
Meghan Histand, Director of Program Operations, US Ignite
Arnold Liyai, Program Manager, US Ignite

Mile High 1A
1:15 PM - 2:05 PM

Managing the Pitfalls: Strategies and Technologies for Successful Smart City Initiatives

Governments and municipalities across the United States and the world are actively pursuing initiatives that leverage next generation technologies to streamline operations and improve the quality of life for all citizens. These projects realize varying degrees of success in moving from idea to execution and making a material impact. As urban populations continue to rise, government leaders must take the right steps to address sustainability, the environment, and delivery of critical services to residents while exercising proper stewardship of limited funds. On this panel, hear from industry thought leaders about the successful strategies and latest technologies that can be employed to achieve meaningful results while avoiding common mistakes.

Ruthbea Yesner, VP of Government Insights, IDC (moderator)  (@idc)
Marty Sprinzen, CEO, VANTIQ

Mile High 1B
1:15 PM - 2:05 PM

Using Utility Intelligence to become a Smart City

The city of Walla Walla, Washington is leveraging their Advanced Metering Infrastructure to realize the vision of a Smart Utility Network, powering applications across the water cycle such as pressure monitoring in the distribution system and level monitoring in a creek prone to flooding. These applications are providing insights and improvements in the areas of non-revenue water, asset management, operational efficiency, and disaster prevention and control. This presentation will explore their journey from traditional AMI to achieving a Smart Utility Network and how it’s paving the way for a true Smart City.

Joseph Dryer, Sensus – a Xylem brand
Adrian Sutor, Water Division Supervisor, City of Walla Walla
Joseph French, AMI Administrator, City of Walla Walla

Mile High 1C
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
Noah Budnick, Senior Director of Programs & Operations, Together for Safer Roads

Mile High 1D
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 Solutions, Ameresco
Joe O'Donnell, Northwest Sales Manager, Ameresco

Mile High 1E
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

Mile High 1F
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:
1:30 PM - 1:40 PM

Revolving algal biofilm water treatment system, Martin Gross, Gross-Wen Technologies

1:40 PM - 1:50 PM

Virtual Residents for Vacant & Abandoned Properties, Nathan Armentrout, CASPER Security

1:50 PM - 2:00 PM
2:00 PM - 2:10 PM

FLUX, Farid Mobasser, Flux Mobility

Review Panelists:
Neil Hughes, International Executive Director, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), UK
Jason Delp, Corporate Development Director, Colorado Technology Association
Emily Silverman, Senior Project Manager, Parsons
Almis Udrys, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer’s Chief of Innovation & Policy, City of San Diego
Eric Drummond, CEO, Innovation Corridor Investment, LLC

Mile High 1A
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, Paris Region
Emma Stewart, Head of Campus & Communities, Americas, ENGIE Impact

Mile High 1B
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, Badger Meter (moderator)
Mark Mc Millen, Sr. Solution Architect, Badger 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

Mile High 1C
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 Ward, AICP | Innovation Team (i-team), City of Centennial, CO  (@CentennialGov)
Mandy Bishop, Program Manager, City of Columbus
Jorge Riveros, Smart Mobility Program Manager. Transportation Department, City of Austin

Mile High 1D
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)  (@nrel)
Stanley Young, Mobility Systems Team Lead, National Renewable Energy Laboratory  (@nrel)
Monte Lunacek, Staff Scientist, National Renewable Energy Laboratory  (@nrel)
Martin Kirk, Consultant, The NoVo Foundation / Co-Founder, The Rules
Eric Montag, Senior Manager, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

Mile High 1E
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
Eric Warnars, Senior Investigator Collector Dept. of Finance, Revenue Management Division, City of San José
Elliott Patrick, Interim Chief Information Officer, City of Indianapolis and Marion County

Mile High 1F
2:20 PM - 3:15 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
2:45 PM - 2:55 PM
2:55 PM - 3:05 PM

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

3:05 PM - 3:15 PM

PAM, Jason Hutty, PAM Wayfinding Inc.

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 - 5:30 PM

Registration


Mile High 2 & 3
8:30 AM - 10:40 AM

Keynote Program: Resilient by Design


8:30 AM - 8:33 AM

Welcome

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

Mile High 2 & 3
8:33 AM - 8:45 AM

Keynote: Smart Infrastructure

Renee Peet, VP of Marketing for Sensus, a Xylem brand, offers her viewpoint on why every resiliency plan should start with a city's infrastructure, and shares how innovative investments in new technology can actually free up capital needed for other smart city initiatives. Using recent success stories from cities around the world, Renee will help you communicate why it's more important than ever before that smart cities start with smart infrastructure.

Renee Pete, VP of Marketing, Sensus – a Xylem brand  (@sensusglobal)

Mile High 2 & 3
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)  (@idc)
Dominic Papa, Executive Director & Co-Founder, Institute for Digital Progress/Phoenix, AZ  ((@az_idp)
Conor Riffle, Vice President of Smart Cities, Rubicon Global
Eliza Hotchkiss, Group Manager IIII- Cyber Security & Resilience, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Brian Crow, VP, Analytics & Software Solutions, Data Analytics, Sensus  (@sensusglobal)

Mile High 2 & 3
9:15 AM - 9:35 AM

Digital twins will drive the future for smart city operations

Join VANTIQ CEO, Marty Sprinzen, for a keynote presentation on how digital twins will dramatically influence the way governments and businesses manage smart spaces. ​Complex physical environments such as buildings, airports, or roadways are ​increasingly being augmented by digital representations to improve operational efficiency, safety, and security while reducing cost, waste, and redundancy. This representation is referred to as a ​"digital ​twin​". The next generation of digital twins will be used by governments to monitor environments, analyze data, and react in real-time to urgent problems such as natural disasters, major traffic incident​s, or public safety issues to improve quality of life and help save lives.

Marty Sprinzen, CEO, VANTIQ

Mile High 2 & 3
9:35 AM - 10:05 AM

Data-driven Urban Development

Big Data has become a tool widely adopted for urban development - big data is collected constantly and provides city planners with a much, much more precise tool to manage the things that are important to a city. This panel will discuss data driven urban development and, as a tool, how big data offers significant benefits for planners and others in the business of planning, managing, and improving cities.

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

Mile High 2 & 3
10:00 AM - 10:05 AM

Spring 2021 SCC Venue Announcement

Smart Columbus - TBA,

Mile High 2 & 3
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)  (@smartcityc)
Amanda Daflos, Director, Innovation Office & Gender Equity Team for Mayor, Eric Garcetti, City of Los Angeles  (@lainnovates)
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

Mile High 2 & 3
10:35 AM - 10:40 AM

Wrap-up

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

10:40 AM - 11:00 AM

Coffee Break


Mile High 1A
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Town of Cary and Dell Technologies – Innovation in Smart City Data Strategy

Many cities struggle with their enterprise data strategy. Valuable data is often locked in departmental line of business applications and databases creating separate data silos which cannot be easily leveraged for actionable intelligence. As cities start to deploy IoT connected devices, such as traffic or stormwater sensors, they desire to leverage these new data streams for automated alerts and dashboards. Some city departments have also started to use cloud based SaaS applications creating additional data silos in the cloud. The Town of Cary, NC, has partnered with Dell technologies to implement data integration as a service and a data broker architecture which allows the city to easily access and process data from the IoT edge to the data center to the cloud. We will explore how cities can break down data silos and more easily turn data into intelligence.

Rob Silverberg, CTO, Digital Communities, Dell EMC (moderator)
Nicole Raimundo, Chief Information Officer, Town of Cary, NC  ((@townofcary))
Terry Yates, Smart Cities & IT Project Manager, Town of Cary  ((@townofcary))

Mile High 1B
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

You Can't be a Smart City 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)

Mile High 1C
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.

Charles Territo, SVP Sales and Account Management, Verra Mobiliity (moderator)
Garrett Miller, Executive Vice President, Government Solutions, Verra Mobiliity
Chris Castro, Director, Office of Sustainability & Resilience, City of Orlando
Kait Clough, Data Analyst II, Office of Innovation, City of Colorado Springs. CO

Mile High 1D
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 Solutions, Ameresco

Mile High 1E
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

Mile High 4ABC
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

The Nuts and Bolts of 5G

Telecom companies are pursuing highly ambitious network upgrades for the rollout of 5G, but carriers and communities have different priorities when it comes to small cell permitting, infrastructure management, and civic need. Many local governments also lack the programs and processes necessary to meaningfully guide 5G deployments. This session will examine strategies for creating common ground, streamlining operations, and maximizing overall benefit. Panel participants will discuss not only the nitty gritty of regulatory requirements and access rights, but also where opportunities for collaboration exist in the joint effort to lead communities into a smarter, more connected future.

Phil Harvey, US Bureau Chief, Light Reading (moderator)
David Zelenok, Vice President, HR Green
Joshua Pace, Senior Contracting Specialist, City of Colorado Springs
Guillermo Lambarri, Director, External Affairs, AT&T
Rebecca Hunter, Vice President, Aero Smart Communities, Aero Wireless
Aaron Deacon, Managing Director, KC Digital Drive

Mile High 1F
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
11:25 AM - 11:35 AM
11:35 AM - 11:45 AM
11:45 AM - 11:55 AM

SeatsX, Erik Simpson, SeatsX LLC

11:55 AM - 12:05 PM
Review Panelists:
Andrew Felbinger, Associate, Urban Innovation Fund
Courtney Cogdill, Project Manager, Station Houston/The ION Smart City Accelerator
Barbara Cohn, Chief Data Officer, Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT)
Patricia "Patti" Zullo, Sr. Director Smart City Solutions, Spectrum
Gunnar Peters, Vice President, Product Innovation, Spectrum
James Bell, Application and Development Technology Officer, City of Plano, TX
Charles Warner, Editor-in-Chief, Innovation & Tech Today

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Lunch (Lunch available for purchase on Expo Floor)


12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Expo Open


Mile High 1A
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

Mile High 1B
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)

Mile High 1C
1:15PM - 2:05 PM

“Driving” to Become a Smart City Using Emerging Technologies

By integrating emerging technologies like IoT and AI, government agencies can become increasingly smarter and citizen-centric, fostering a vibrant and streamlined business climate in cities. Departments can reduce repetitive and menial tasks using these emerging technologies, while helping to boost economic development through an always-open, digital front door to city hall. Hear firsthand from the City of Albuquerque how they’ve successfully deployed AI-powered virtual digital assistants, giving instant access to city services, and how you can leverage data collected with sensors, integrated with city systems to improve safety and drive efficiencies in your own government.

Susan O’Connor, Global Director Smart Cities, Oracle Corporation
Hasan Zaidi, Vice President, Middleware Technologies & Security,, BIAS Corporation
Matthew Newman, Director of Public Sector Strategy and Business Development, Oracle
Brian Osterloh, Director, Dept of Technology & Innovation, City of Albuquerque, NM

Mile High 1D
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

Mile High 1E
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
John Saldana, Application System Analyst, City of Seguin, TX

Mile High 4ABC
1:15PM - 2:05 PM

Cybersecurity for your Community

State and national experts will discuss cybersecurity threats to your city, country, or state organization and best practices for protecting your community against such threats as ransomware and theft of personal information. In cybersecurity, an ounce of prevention is worth a hundred pounds of cure; learn what steps your organization can take today.

Glenn Ricart, CTO, US Ignite (moderator)
Christos Papadopoulos, Program Manager, Department of Homeland Security
Scott Tousley, Senior Executive for Cyber Programs, Splunk
David Balenson, Senior Computer Scientist, SRI International

Mile High 1F
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, Sean Gorman, pixel8earth inc.

1:30 PM - 1:40 PM

An Affordable Traffic Monitoring Solution, Rob Frizzell, OmniPreSense Corporation

1:50 PM - 2:00 PM

Neighborhood Intel, Nigel Griswold, Dynamo Metrics

2:00 PM - 2:10 PM

buildee®, Ben Levine, buildee

Review Panelists:
Renee Peet, Vice President, Marketing, Sensus
Scott Blumenreich, Chief Innovation & Technology Officer (CITO), City of Centennial, CO
Neil Hughes, International Executive Director, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), UK
Andrew Felbinger, Associate, Urban Innovation Fund
James Bell, Application and Development Technology Officer, City of Plano, TX
Eric Drummond, CEO, Innovation Corridor Investment, LLC

Mile High 1A
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)  (@devkhoslaa)
Suparno Banerjee, Global Public Sector Lead, Enterprise, Nokia
Oscar Bode, CEO & Founder, Smart City Capital
Avinash Patwardhan, Managing Director, Jacobs

Mile High 1B
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

Mile High 1C
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 Street lighting Infrastructure: A path to inclusive innovation

Cities today are looking to implement smart city initiatives, so they can better manage resources and assets, be more efficient and provide residents, businesses and visitors an enhanced city experience and quality of life. We will explore the role street lighting has on the digital transformation of cities across the U.S. and discuss methodologies to quickly deploy a wireless network for a connected citizen engagement. To accomplish their smart goals, cities need to have a robust wireless network that blends into the cityscape, avoiding the additional clutter of telecom equipment, and they must do so quickly to minimize disruption. Current Federal Regulations Surrounding Pole Attachments will be discussed. Smart poles, street lighting with wireless as a single infrastructure, can provide the connectivity and backbone for wireless, 5G and smart city applications in a form factor people are used to seeing every day. We will explore how Smart Street Lighting Poles can be the bridge to the digital divide and light inequity that currently exists in neighborhoods throughout the city while maintaining the neighborhood aesthetics.

Bill McShane, General Manager, Connected City Experience, Signify (moderator)
Henry Quintin, CEO, SkyPackets
Cindy Malinchak, Regional Mgr. Enterprise Systems and Services, Signify
Al Jenkins, Co-Chair, Wireless Broadband Alliance
Kevin Luteran, Smart Street Lighting NY Program Manager, New York Power Authority

Wednesday April 8, 2020


Mile High 1E
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)  (@cityofCOS)
Marianne Meed Ward, Mayor, City of Burlington, ON
Kristopher Carter, Co-Chair, Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics, City of Boston
Kathleen Osher, Manager of Innovation & Performance Excellence, City Manager's Office, City of Littleton, CO
Justin Schmitz, Director of Public Works and Mobility, City of Lone Tree, CO

Mile High 4ABC
2:10 PM - 3:00 PM

Advancing Digital Equity in the Smart City Era

Technology, and the increasing rate at which it evolves, has an outsized impact on our lives. Cities are investing billions in smart city technologies to target greater efficiency and community resilience. Unfortunately, the application of emerging technologies can isolate those caught on the wrong side of the digital divide Attendees at this workshop will hear from leaders who work to harness the capabilities of smart cities to provide all residents with the opportunity to increase equity and improve outcomes for residents. Join this session to collaborate alongside peers who empower bold, empowering actions at a local level.

Lee Davenport, Director of Community Development, US Ignite (moderator)
Debra Socia, President and CEO, The Enterprise Center
Geoff Millener, Program Officer, The Enterprise Center

2:15 PM - 3:45 PM

Smart Cities Angel Investor Forum Powered by RVC

Investor Forums bring together investors interested in fast-growing, early-stage companies in Colorado. These forums serve to pool the wisdom and expertise of many individuals and kick off the angel investment process. At this forum, investors will hear pitches from two founders. After pitches and Q&A with the founders, the founders are excused and investors discuss the merits and risks of each venture. The forum is informational and there is no requirement to invest by investors. For investors that are accredited, they have an opportunity to indicate interest in following the companies progress. This forum represents the start of the investment process and is a great way to learn about companies from the founders themselves. Both new and experienced investors are welcome at forums, specifically those interested in SmartCities type of companies, and this is the best way to learn hands-on about investing!


12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Expo Program & Reception


Thursday April 9, 2020


Mile High 1A
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.

Abby Abel, Senior Associate, Cityfi (moderator)
Amanda Daflos, Director, Innovation Office & Gender Equity Team for Mayor, Eric Garcetti, City of Los Angeles
Bill Skerrpa, Innovation and Analytics Manager, City of Boulder
Paul Kresser, Chief Data Officer, City and County of Denver  (@cityofdenver)
Doug McCollough, Chief Information Officer, City of Dublin, OH

Mile High 1B
9:00 AM- 9:55 AM

Maximizing the ROI of Smart Cities Data

Cities and other public jurisdictions possess extensive data assets and are adding new ones daily via smart technologies. They also face budget pressures to fund infrastructure upgrades and take on larger smart city projects. This panel will discuss new economic models for leveraging data to benefit the City – including when and how to standardize, aggregate, leverage, freely distribute and, when appropriate, monetize it.

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

Mile High 1C
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.

Erin Galiger, Program Manager, Forth
Mike Salisbury, Transportation Energy Lead, City of Denver
Dory Larsen, EV Program Coordinator, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
Carla Walker, Climate Advisor, City of Cincinnati, Natural Resources Defense Council

Mile High 1D
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
Dave Low, Network Liaison, 2030 Districts Network

Mile High 1E
9:00 AM- 9:55 AM

Smart Columbus – Projects, Performance and Passion for Community Impact

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. The challenge was designed to accelerate technology integration into a mid-sized city in the United States. The City of Columbus leveraged this investment in our residents. Three years into Smart Columbus, there is much to celebrate, as well as many lessons learned from the regional collaboration. This session will be an overview of the Smart Columbus projects, a candid share of what worked and what did not; as well as a sharing of early results from our projects that stemmed from our research with Ohio State.

Mandy Bishop, Smart Cities Relationship Director, Smart Columbus
Andy Wolpert, Program Manager, Smart Columbus

Mile High 1A
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 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

Mile High 1B
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).

Andrew Watkins, President and COO, Marketplace.city (moderator)
Matthew Jacob, Enterprise Applications Administrator, Dept. of Innovation and Performance, City of Pittsburgh
Ryan Trujillo, Director of Support Services, City of Colorado Springs  (@cityofCOS)
Terry Yates, Smart Cities & IT Project Manager, Town of Cary
Anne Hill, Program Development, Portland Bureau of Transportation, City of Portland,OR
Troy Bolander, Director of Planning, Development & Neighborhood Services, City of Joplin

Mile High 1C
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)  ((@proterra_inc))
Jason Yan, Director of Sales Operations, BYD (Build Your Dreams) Coach & Bus
Carly Macias, Senior Transportation Planner, Regional Transportation District (RTD)  ((@rideRTD)
Jason Hanlin, Dir. Technology Development, CTE

Mile High 1D
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)  (@nrel)
Jesse Cruce, Research Analyst, Renewable Energy Procurement Analysis Tool (REPAT), National Renewable Energy Laboratory  (@nrel)
Sherry Stout, Civil Engineer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory  (@nrel)
Jonathan Rogers, Renewable Energy Specialist, Denver Office of Climate Action, Sustainability, and Resiliency

Mile High 1E
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

Mile High 1A
11:00 AM - 11:55 AM

IoT Deployment in Smart Buildings and Smart Cities, The uLAN Emerges

A smart city utilizes IoT sensors, actuators, and information 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 more productive by converging building automation systems (BAS) with IP smart LED lighting. The proliferation of IoT and other non-core LAN IP devices, require a physical separation of two very different networks. A new Utility network (uLAN) is emerging that powers and connects smart building and smart city technology to deliver new levels of visibility and actionable information.

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

Mile High 1B
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)  (@cityofcos)
Forrest Senti, National Cybersecurity Center  (@NATLcybercenter)

Mile High 1C
11:00 AM - 11:55 AM

Needed Measures and Metrics in this New Age of Mobility –Perspectives from Workforce Mobility, Curb Management, Freight, and Accessibility

With rapid changes in technologies, our transportation systems are getting more complex, requiring different perspectives, data and measures to understand and manage. This session takes a look at key areas being pressured as a result of changes in the urban environment spurred by rapid tech adoption and the measures and metrics needed to make the most of these changes.

Stanley Young, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (moderator)  (@nrel)
Venu Garikapati, National Renewable Energy Laboratory  (@nrel)
John Sayer, Boulder Chamber of Commerce
Charles Alexander, Principal, Fehr and Peers  (@nrel)
Craig Hurst, Colorado DOT

Mile High 1D
11:00 AM - 11:55 AM

Bringing your City organization together to launch municipal broadband

Launching a successful municipal broadband initiative takes cooperation and integration across a city organization. Learn best practices for handling communication, building relationships, driving collaboration, and cooperation.

Valerie Dodd, Executive Director, NextLight, City of Longmont, CO
Brieana Reed-Harmel, Municipal Fiber Manager, Ciity of Loveland, CO
Reuben Bergsten, Utilities Director, Ciity of Estes Park, CO

Mile High 1E
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 residents 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  (@cityofdenver)
Anna Weber, Chief Performance Director,Community Planning and Development Department, City and County of Denver  (@cityofdenver)
Aubrey Burgess, Community Engagement Coordinator, Love My Air, City & County of Denver  (@cityofdenver)
Aaron O'Shea, Customer Service Concierge, City & County of Denver  (@cityofdenver)

Mile High 1A
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)
Terie Hannay, VP, Telecommunication Services, Conexon
Colman Keane, Broadband Executive Director, City of Fort Collins
Chris Odom, Manager of Voice Services, Conway Corporation

Mile High 1C
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

Mile High 1E
12:00 PM - 12:55 PM

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.

Chelsea Collier, Editor-at-Large, Smart Cities Connect Media & Research (moderator)  (@smartcityc)
Andre Fowlkes, President, Start Co.
Jennifer Oswalt, President, Downtown Memphis Commission

1:00 PM

Smart Cities Connect Conference Closed - See you in Washington DC, November 17-19


2:00 - 4:30 PM

Special Tour of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory

The tour will include an overview of NREL’s broad capabilities transforming energy and mobility systems for Smart and Connected Communities. Join lab tours including the popular Energy Systems Integration Facility and the ground-breaking net zero energy Research Support Facility. Cap your conference experience networking with NREL scientists and experts transforming cities’ energy systems. (Seating limited)


 

 

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