Monday March 26, 2018

11:00 - 5:00


1:00 - 5:00

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)

1:00 - 5:00

Rapid technological advances create the need for ongoing education of the local workforce to stay competitive for regional economic growth. The availability of online education will stimulate the trend towards continuous in-house work force training and development.

In this workshop, SMART Leaders Will Learn How To:

  • Discover your community readiness for 21st century jobs, enhance SMART growth and attract a SMART workforce in your region
  • Implement SMART education and workforce development programs in your region

Minna LeVine, Co-Founder, SMART Community Exchange and SMART Education Exchange
Tana Torrano, Co-Founder, SMART Community Exchange and SMART Education Exchange  (tanatorrano)

1:00 - 5:00
Herb Sih, Managing Partner & Co-Founder, Think Big Partners  (herbsih)
Hunter Johnston, Vice President of Transportation & Mobility, Think Big Partners  (thinkbigkc)

6:00 - 9:00pm

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 March 27, 2018

7:00 - 6:00


8:30 - 10:10

Keynote Program

8:30 - 8:35

Opening the joint Smart Cities Connect Conference and US Ignite Application Summit

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

8:35 - 8:45

Welcome to Kansas City

Bob Bennett, CIO, City of Kansas City, Missouri  (kc_cio)
Aaron Deacon, Managing Director, KC Digital Drive

8:45 - 8:55

Think Big on City Innovations

Herb Sih, Managing Partner, Think Big Partners & KC Living Lab  (herbsih)

8:55 - 9:30

Smart Cities in the Real World: City Leaders Panel

There is a lot of talk about Smart Cities in the US, but there are few efforts that grow beyond a pilot stage. While many leaders in both the public and private sector wax eloquently about the “city of the future,” municipalities still struggle to keeps lights on, water moving, streets paved and crime controlled. Some cities are moving beyond pilots, though, and this panel will include four of them. Among the lessons they have been learning is requirement to collaborate among communities to share lessons learned, better understand capabilities of specific technologies and reapply effective programs when feasible. Ruthbea Yesner from IDC will moderate this keynote panel. City leaders from Aurora (IL), Atlanta, San Diego and Kansas City (MO) will participate.

Ruthbea Yesner, Vice President, Government Insights and Smart Cities, IDC (moderator)  (idc)
Bob Bennett, CIO, City of Kansas City, MO  (kc_cio)
Michael Pegues, CIO, City of Aurora, IL  (cityofaurorail)
David Graham, COO, City of San Diego  (cityofsandiego)
Samir Saini, DoITT’s Commissioner/Citywide CIO, City of New York  (nycgov)

9:30 - 9:55

PAWRing Smart and Connected Communities: Driving Research and Impact

Jim Kurose, Assistant Director, Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE), National Science Foundation

9:55 - 10:10

SONYC Audio Mapping the Smart City - NSF S&CC Demo

SONYC enables cities to identify, monitor and mitigate the noise pollution in their city through a novel system to continuously map the local soundscape. Urban noise pollution is one of the topmost effectors of quality of life and mental health for city residents and this system brings unpredicted capabilities to city planners and residents to understand their environment and make it more livable.

Juan Bello, Associate Professor of Music Technology, New York University

10:10 - 10:30

Coffee Break

10:30 - 11:00

Driving Smart and Connected Communities Research Through Partnerships: The Perspective of NSF-funded Teams

Academic researchers and community partners supported by the National Science Foundation will discuss how they formed their partnerships and research projects, how they work together, and rules for successful community engagement.

Jonathan Sprinkle, Program Director, National Science Foundation (moderator)
Farrah Cambrice, Professor, Prairie View A&M University
David Allen, Mayor, City of Prairie View, Texas
Hilary Boudet, Professor, Oregon State University
Jean Fahy, STEM Program Director, Girl Scouts of Northern California
Hamed Tabki, Professor, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Robert Phocas, Sustainability Director, City of Charlotte, North Carolina  (cltgov)

11:00 - 11:15

Low-Cost Sensing of Pollution Variation within Communities - US Ignite Application Demo

A new, low-cost sensor device allows communities to get a real-time picture of the variation in air pollution in their communities.  Using the principles of crowd-sourcing, multiple sensors add details to otherwise invisible patterns of pollution that can affect health.  Other communities are invited to join the effort.

Kerry Kelly, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of Utah

11:15 - 11:20

City Instrastructure: Mayoral Opening Remarks

Joel Robideaux, Mayor, City of Lafayette

11:20 - 11:50

City Infrastructure: Politics, Policy & Possibilities: Keynote Panel

The President is rolling out his 1.5 trillion dollar infrastructure plan, but he’s suggesting that the federal government will only fund a fraction of the money to fix our crumbling infrastructure - roads, bridges, dams, the water and sewer systems, railways and subways, airports, and harbors. After decades of decay, what are the opportunities and challenges for cities and smart infrastructure investments? This panel of industry leaders will discuss how industry can work with government to achieve funding and realize the benefits of smart infrastructure investments to improve to function of cities from coast to coast.

Chelsea Collier, Editor-at-Large, Smart Cities Connect Media & Research (moderator)  (chelseamcc)
Joel Robideaux, Mayor, City of Lafayette
Howard Heppelmann, Divisional VP and GM, Connected Operations Solutions, PTC
Randolf Wheatley, VP, Product Marketing, Sensus, a Xylem brand
Julie Lorenz, Senior Strategic Consultant, Burns & McDonnell  (burnsmcdonnell)

11:50 - 12:05

Smart and Connected Energy-Aware Residential Communities - NSF S&CC Demo

We aim to foster energy-aware residential communities by providing feedback and incentives based on large-scale data analytics and predictive modeling. Through our community engagement with IHCDA’s Moving Forward program, we are doing this in several hundred households across Indiana.

Panagiota Karava, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, Purdue University
Jacob Sipe, Executive Director, Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority
Gary Hobbs, Chief Executive Officer, BWI

CityGuide: Beacon-Based Community-Driven Inclusive Wayfinding - NSF S&CC Demo

Attendees will have the chance to interact with an early application prototype and navigate between indoor locations within the expo. Systems like this are important for the blind or visually impaired.

12:05 - 12:10
Vinod Namboodiri, Associate Professor of Computer Engineering, Wichita State University

12:10 - 1:15

Lunch (on own)

1:15 - 2:05

A Case Study in using Data Science to Fight Blight, Crime and Potholes

This panel will explore innovative models that cities and private companies are developing to overcome budget and funding constraints. These new models allow for faster deployment of smart city projects and implementations, while also providing return and savings for all parties involved. The panelists will be from public and private sector organizations and will provide real life case studies to demonstrate how we can move beyond traditional public funding or private investment to address city challenges and goals, while also providing return on investment for both the private and public sectors. I moderated a similar panel at Smart Cities Week in Washington DC and it was standing room only and a very lively discussion on which we have received a lot of positive feedback.

Chris Crosby, CEO, Xaqt (moderator)  (xaqtdata)
Bob Bennett, CIO, City of KCMO  (kc_cio)
Kate Garman, Smart City Coordinator, City of Seattle  (cityofseattle)
Sherri Mcintyre, Director Public Works, City of KCMO  (kcmo)
Eric Roche, Chief Data Office, City of KCMO  (kcmo)

1:15 -2:05

Reducing Cost, Risk and Emissions: Technology-Agnostic Sustainability Strategies for Cities

In considering energy options to build sustainable strategies, cities must be active energy participants – but the way forward can overwhelm even the best energy planners. Lynda Clemmons, NRG Vice President of Business Solutions, will discuss the importance of a diverse sustainable solutions portfolio, and the sustainability “wish list” of many cities today. Indeed, the best approach requires a technology-agnostic mindset. Integrating solutions that, among other things, back up intermittent renewables (like wind and solar), lower energy costs and ease grid stress at peak times are critical to overall efficiency. Platforms that leverage distributed energy resources (DER) and help achieve sustainability goals create a win-win – cities pay less for power and improve power reliability. This session will also share background on common requests from cities on emerging solutions, and provide city managers and planners insights to identify the best choices and align internal stakeholders to achieve success.

Lynda Clemmons, VP of Sustainable Solutions, NRG  (nrgenergy)
Steven Jones, City Manager, City of Montevideo

1:15 - 2:05

Applying Smarter Network Infrastructure Across the Water Cycle

A key enabler for smart water and smart cities is for utilities to implement fast, incremental projects that still have a significant impact. Such smart water projects require less capital and are often funded through the operational savings that they provide the utility. In addition to saving on operations in the short term, the information gleaned from these projects can be leveraged to justify future capital investment decisions. Future infrastructure decisions can thus be made more confidently and can be sized accurately to meet the precise needs of the utility. Today most AMI systems are just used to collect water consumption data, but there is an opportunity to use these networks for variety of other applications. This session will explore and provide case examples of how smart water projects can be implemented leveraging existing AMI networks and battery powered devices and sensors to get to new data points within the water cycle and transform that data into information. Such information can span the water cycle including ground water, surface water, wastewater, storm water, pre-treatment, water quality, and reclaim water to solve non-revenue water, water quality, hydraulics, planning and development, and sustainability issues.

Travis Smith, Director of Smart Water, Sensus  (sensusglobal)

1:15 - 2:05

Harnessing the Potential of Startups to Create Economic Growth and Solve Urban Challenges

This panel will explore how cities can engage with and grow their entrepreneurial communities to solve some of their hardest challenges in mobility, real estate, energy, water, waste, food systems, and governance. Municipal leadership has a critical role to play in setting policy, but also in building relationships with university researchers, entrepreneurs, and investors. Getting markets involved in urban change is critical, and local startup communities can be incredibly beneficial in building applications for better civic engagement with government, as well as in improving local utilities and infrastructure. In this panel, we'll feature the perspective of a city official, an investor, and a former University researcher turned entrepreneur, to explore the investments and policies required to create a thriving urbantech ecosystem.

Micah Kotch, Managing Director, URBAN X (moderator)  (urbanxaccel)
Mark De Santis, Founder, Roadbotic  (roadbotics)
Mark Paris, Managing Partner, Urban Us

1:15 - 2:05

Creating and Sustaining a Culture of Innovation

The panel will explore common cultural-change challenges across industries including cities, state agencies, and public utilities. This unique cross-pollination will assist city leaders in cross-industry collaboration.

Julie Lorenz, Senior Strategic Consultant, Burns & McDonnell (moderator)  (burnsmcdonnell)
Kate Garman, Smart City Coordinator, City of Seattle  (cityofseattle)
Danny Rotert, Senior Strategic Consultant, Burns & McDonnell  (burnsmcdonnell)

1:15 - 2:05

US Ignite Smart Gigabit Communities Programmatic Meeting: Invitiation Only

2:10 - 3:00

City Spotlights: Networks & Data

This moderated panel will explore and identify challenges and best practices presented by the participating cities. This session will focus on Networks & Data.

Jennifer Sanders, Executive Director, Dallas Innovation Alliance (moderator)  (dallassmartcity)
Kimberly LaGrue, CIO, City of New Orleans  (kim_lagrue)
Girish Ramachandran, Chief Technology Architect, City of Dallas  (cityofdallas)
David Roberts, Chief Innovation Officer, Indiana Economic Development Corporation  (indiana_edc)
Nina D'Amato, Chief of Staff, Technology Department, City of San Francisco  (sfgov)

2:10 - 3:00

Unlocking a Treasure Chest: Deploying Energy Policy Data to Drive Smarter Business Decisions, Increased Energy Savings, and More-Informed Policymaking

Data is only useful if it is put to use. Across the U.S., an ever-growing number of state and local jurisdictions are implementing building performance reporting laws regarding energy and water use in commercial and multifamily buildings. However, this wealth of performance information is not yet being deployed to its full potential to drive smarter business decisions and increase energy savings. Recognizing this, in 2015 the Institute for Market Transformation partnered with New York City and the District of Columbia and local groups NYCEEC and the District of Columbia Sustainable Energy Utility on a three-year project to understand how, exactly, this data can be integrated to reap an array of benefits for cities, energy efficiency service providers, utilities, and building owners. This panel will go beyond theoretical discussion and focus on practical application of data, examining how local governments, utilities, and program implementers can learn from DC and NYC experiences and replicate their success. It will highlight a range of new tools and lessons learned to help cities’ and their partners’ efforts to fully understand the datasets, overcome integration challenges, and apply data to strategic outreach and engagement, evidence-based policymaking, partnerships, and project identification and deployment.

Erin Beddingfield, Manager of Data Strategy and Application, Institute for Market Transformation (moderator)  (imt_speaks)
Ali Levine, NYC Retrofit Accelerator Program Manager, City of New York  (nycmayorsoffice)
Marshall Duer-Balkind, Program Analyst, District of Columbia Department of Energy & Environment

2:10 - 3:00

How Are Today’s Most Successful Digital Communities Unlocking Their Data?

The Internet of Things (IoT) is generating massive volumes of structured and unstructured data. While innovations in storage and managed services have sped up the capture process, accessing and understanding the data itself still pose a significant last-mile challenge. As a result, demand is growing for analytical tools that seamlessly connect to and combine a wide variety of cloud-hosted data sources. Such tools enable digital communities to explore and visualize any type of data stored anywhere, helping them discover hidden opportunity in their IoT investment. This panel of experts will discuss how communities can leverage their investments in big data, overcome last-mile challenges and address what is coming next for speed, demand analytics, architecture, machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Rob Silverberg, CTO, Ditigal Communities, Dell EMC Corporation (moderator)

2:10 - 3:00

A Michigan Take on Smart Mobility - How the Home of the Auto Industry is Preparing for Tomorrow’s Mobility

As the home of the automotive industry, Michigan cities are ideally positioned to see how smart city transportation solutions can improve the lives of their residents. This session aims to discuss how Michigan cities are planning to use smart city solutions to improve mobility and accessibility. The Center for Automotive Research will highlight their efforts in helping Michigan local governments understand the impacts of connected and automated vehicle (CAV) technologies and innovative mobility services (IMS). This initiative developed guidelines for community planning, transportation policy, road infrastructure design and investment. NextEnergy will highlight its work to accelerate data driven, interactive and connected technologies through public-private partnerships with cities, industry and the start-up ecosystem. The presentation will feature examples of new business models and technologies deployed via urban pilots that aim to create safer, more efficient, and environment- friendly places. As Detroit gets stronger and its future brightens, mobility will play a key role in ensuring all residents benefit from the city’s upward momentum. Detroit’s Chief of Mobility Innovation will discuss the ways Detroit is taking advantage of its status as the home of the North American automotive industry and is preparing for the future of advanced mobility.

Adela Spulber, Transportation Systems Analyst, Center for Automotive Research (moderator)  (cargroup)
Mark De la Vergne, Chief of Mobility Innovation, City of Detroit
Gina Schrader, Director, Business Model Innovation, NextEnergy  (nextenergymi)

2:10 - 2:35

Citizen Engagement Platforms I: Creating value from Smart City Data

The Smart City is a massive data producer. The challenge is how to manage and reuse this data to maximize value for both the public and private sector. This talk will describe our experience in helping governments and companies reuse smart city data in the US and Europe: Citilog and the City of Lille, France on transportation, Veolia and smarteo on water, and Enedis (EDF) on electricity distribution for 35 million customers. Companies, governments, and consumers are facing many challenges in their digital and built environments. City officials must pay closer attention to resources allocation and infrastructure management. Residents demand more detailed and real-time data. Companies want digital products as new revenue streams. This is a challenging time, but also an exciting one. Value from smart city data is key to creating opportunities for growth and managing resources and infrastructure in a sustainable way.

Rachel Han, Director of Business Development, OpenDataSoft  (opendatasoft)

2:35 - 3:00

Citizen Engagement Platforms II: AI & the City

Two of the biggest social changes of our time are accelerated urban growth and the rise of AI. How do the two influence each other? In this session we will demystify the buzzword of AI - explain what is it and how it works, what are its benefits and what are the risks we should consider. After a short "intro to AI for non data-scientists" we will hear from the CEO of an innovative startup working in this unique junction - ZenCity, which is leveraging AI for citizen engagement and performance measurement. Through their technology and case studies we will discuss how can AI benefit cities today, future opportunities and what challenges cities face in this exciting new age.

Eyal Feder-Levy, CEO, ZenCity  (zencityio)

2:10 - 3:00

US Ignite Smart Gigabit Communities Programmatic Meeting: Invitiation Only

3:05 - 3:55

City Solutions : Networks & Data

This fast moving session will feature world class technology companies presenting smart solutions and services to a panel of global city officials. Each presenting company will have the opportunity to present data, client testimonials and closing arguments for why they are best-in-class within their market segment. City officials will have the opportunity lead a short Q&A session with each presenting company. This educational session is organized for both city officials, technology providers and all delegates interested in smart IoT technology vertical market solutions and services.

Amazon, speaker, tbd
Pitney Bowes, speaker, tbd

3:05 - 3:55

Green build for a smarter city – from Living Labs to Full Scale Implementation in Sweden

This panel will tell the Swedish story of how innovations can apply lessons from Living Labs to wider city deployment, highlighting challenges and lessons learnt. Sweden is testing several “connected building sites” where all experts, contractors, factories and service providers can continually adapt to the often rapidly changing conditions at a building site by sharing real time information. HSB Living Lab and KTH Live-in Labs, in Gothenburg and Stockholm respectively, connect buildings and infrastructure, measure user behavior and facilitate human-built environment interaction. Climate, heating and ventilation are controlled by connected sensors and paired with household use and behavior studies. Buildings are flexible and dynamic allowing evaluation of alternative technical solutions in real time. Based on life cycle analyses, knowledge from the living labs and test beds is introduced in new subdivisions such as Viva (Gothenburg)and Augustenborg (Malmo). This includes climate-smart concrete, plus-energy solutions, waste to energy and mobility solutions for zero-car owners. Vallastaden in Linköping is another example where cooperation between public and private sectors as well as researchers is taking the sustainable city one step further.

Elizabeth Heider, Chief Sustainability Officer, Skanska USA Inc. (moderator)  (skanskausa)
Per G. Lundqvis, Professor of Energy Technology, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)  (kthuniversity)
Eva Schelin, CEO, IQ Samhällsbyggnad  (iqsamh)
Popp Larsen, Head of Urban Life, RISE  (risesweden)
Anders Trana, Head of Digitalization, Department of Innovation, Trade and Industry, City of Lund
Johan Rosén, Strategic Advisor, City of Uppsala
Torbjörn Fängström, Program Director IoT Sweden, Sweden  (iotsweden)

3:05 - 3:55

Smarter Lighting - Safety, Energy Reduction, ICT and Sensor Network Backbones and Health

Smart Lighting, i.e. solid state lighting and control network, can be much more than a service to citizens. The primary function of lighting is to provide safety for all of the road and sidewalk users, but recent studies have shown that the amount of lighting needed varies dramatically with time or night meaning there is potential energy savings potential with modern controls and solid state lighting. As cities convert to smart lighting, power capacity is freed up from the network enabling additional services and since the roadway lighting system is the only ubiquitous network that exists in cities it should be considered as the backbone for ICT and sensor networks. In addition to providing citizens with communication access points, that network can enable lighting-on-demand for vehicles and pedestrians, vehicle to infrastructure (V2I) communication and electrical vehicle charging points. All that being said, there are concerns with sky glow, human health impacts, as well as impact to flora and fauna. Smart Lighting, therefore, needs to be an integral part of any smart city plan.

Matthew Palmer, Senior Research Associate, Senior Research Associate Center for Infrastructure Based Safety Systems VTTI (moderator)
Chris Davis, Vice President, Smart Cities and Strategic Alliances, CIMCON Lighting, Inc.  (comconlighting)
Jack Hanley, VP Sales North America, Telensa  (telensa)
Charlie Nobles, Marketing Director, Network Lighting Solutions, Sensus, a Xylem brand  (sensusglobal)
Tre Zimmernan, CTO, Ubiquia

3:05 - 3:55

Social, economic, and technological trends will soon result in a new transportation model. What can city officials do today to prepare for the way that their transportation systems will function in the near future? How can they save costs during this dramatic shift by optimizing existing assets? The speakers will explore the best ways for cities to evolve their existing transportation systems into more advanced systems that are driven by breakthrough technology and data. Discussions will focus on leveraging what cities already have at their disposal – including the ADAS/AV sensors on municipal vehicles that are already gathering data about the city – to make their transportation system safer, smarter, and better. The speakers will also discuss how to turn sensor data into inexpensive tech solutions that find infrastructure flaws and safety and security solutions. Urban decision makers will not only learn how they can accelerate innovation and improve urban planning through breakthrough technology, they will also learn how they can use what they already have – data gathered by city vehicles and mass transit – to generate revenue and reduce transportation costs.

Ruthbea Yesner, Vice President, Government Insights and Smart Cities, IDC (moderator)  (idc)
Dan Galves, Senior VP and Chief Communications Officer, Mobileye, an Intel Company  (mobileye)
Mark De la Vergne, Chief of Mobility Innovation, City of Detroit
Alex Keros, Smart Cities Chief at GM Urban Mobility, Maven General Motors Company  (gm)

3:05 - 3:55

Global City Teams Challenge

Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC) is a U.S. government's flagship smart city and Internet of Things (IoT) program to facilitate partnerships to identify and replicate best practices to address shared issues in communities and cities around the world. Over 120 cities and communities along with over 300 companies, universities, and non-profits have created over 100 action clusters. Five SuperClusters have published their blueprints on transportation, public safety, utility, public WiFi, and city data platform, and two additional SuperClusters were launched on agriculture/rural applications and data governance/exchange. In its 2018 round, GCTC will focus on cybersecurity and privacy issues of the solutions being deployed in smart cities and communities. This panel will invite the chairs of GCTC SuperClusters as well as representatives from U.S. Department of Homeland Security and National Telecommunications Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce to discuss the current state and future directions of GCTC. The panel will also discuss how smart city/IoT stakeholders can get involved in GCTC to create maximum synergy.

Jean Rice, NTIA, U.S. Department of Commerce (moderator)  (commercegov)
Bob Bennett, CIO, Kansas City, MO  (kc_cio)
Michael Dunaway, Director, NIMSAT Informatics Research Institute (IRI), University of Louisiana at Lafayette (panelist- to be confirmed)  (ullafayette)
Nick Maynard, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Office, US Ignite  (us_ignite)
Scott Tousley, Deputy Director, Cyber Security Division, U.S. Department of Homeland Security  (dhsgov)

3:05 - 3:55

US Ignite Smart Gigabit Communities Programmatic Meeting: Invitiation Only

4:00 - 7:00

Smart Cities Connect Expo & Networking Reception

4:00 - 7:00

NSF Project Poster Session; NSF Project & US Ignite Application Demos

4:30 - 5:30

Smart Cities Innovation Challenge

The Smart Cities Connect Innovation Challenge is designed to bring together technology & solution providers working on the next generation of Smart City solutions with corporate executives, technology developers, and city leadership.

Jennifer Rocha, Executive Director, Innovation Programs, TechConnect (chair)

Site 1001, Lauren Long, Site 1000

BriskVANTAGE and BriskLUMINA, Charles Chung, Brisk Synergies Tech Corp

Smart City Platform, Dana Klein, CloudParc, Inc.

Wednesday March 28, 2018

7:00 - 8:30

Smart Cities, Dumb Pipes – A Light Reading Breakfast Workshop

This breakfast workshop will examine the role that network operators play in smart city development and how communities can partner with infrastructure providers to create the necessary foundation for smart city growth. Top industry executives will gather together to discuss the ins and outs of wired and wireless deployments, how low-power IoT networks fit into the equation and what type of capacity cities need to future-proof their communications infrastructure.

Satya Parimi, Group Vice President, Data & Cloud Products, Spectrum Enterprise  (charternewsroom)
Cheri Beranek, Chief Executive Officer, Clearfield  (clfdceo)
Rebecca Hunter, External Affairs & Strategic Communications, Corporate Development & Strategy, Crown Castle  (crowncastle)
Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, Light Reading  (light_reading)

8:30 - 12:00

Keynote Program

8:30 - 8:35

Mayoral Welcome to Kansas City

8:35 - 8:45

Announcement of new Smart Gigabit Communities

The 2018 Class of Smart Gigabit Communities will be announced.

Nishal Mohan, National Community Leader, US Ignite  (us_ignite)
Scott Turnbull, National Technical Leader, US Ignite

8:45 - 8:50

Announcement of US Ignite Forum

Bill Maguire will announce the US Ignite Forum, an initiative that includes a series of workshops and the development of playbooks regarding smart lighting, wireless deployments and other topics.  US Ignite, in partnership with the initiative's founding sponsors, established the US Ignite Forum to facilitate city-to-city sharing of approaches, lessons learned and best practices and advance municipal efforts to deploy transformative smart city projects.

Bill Maguire, Director, US Ignite Forum  (us_ignite)

8:50 - 9:05

Visualizing Underground Infrastructure in Augmented Reality - US Ignite Application Demo

The team will demonstrate augmented reality visualization of underground infrastructure mapped using their innovative ground penetrating radar.

Dryver Huston, Professor, University of Vermont
Dalei Wu, Professor, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

9:05 - 9:15

Smart 50 Awards

Laura Benold, Editor-in-Chief, Smart Cities Connect  (smartcityc)

9:15 - 9:45

Not so Future Smart City: Leveraging Next Generation Networks

Smart cities are about to get smarter with the deployment of next generation networks which are required to meet the growing demand for high quality and high speed wireless connectivity across the globe beyond 2020. Many smart city IoT applications such as energy and traffic management, citizen engagement and emergency services will be enhanced, while future innovations such as self driving vehicles require advanced network technologies to be realized. This panel session will discuss the benefits of next generation networks and opportunities and challenges for the smart city and their citizens.

Ruthbea Yesner, Research Director, Smart Cities, IDC (moderator)  (idc)
Mark Farrell, Mayor, City of San Francisco
Frank Sgambati, Director, Smart City Development North America, Bosch
AT&T, speaker, tba

9:45 - 9:55

The Ammon Model - Open Access Community Fiber

Ammon Idaho has pioneered a model where the city guarantees open access fiber connectivity to all who opt-in.  Subscribers can choose their ISP and services.  Overall prices are highly competitive.

Bruce Patterson, Technology Director, City of Ammon, Idaho

9:55 - 10:05

Phoenix - Organizing a smart regional community

Phoenix has a bold vision to bring people together from diverse backgrounds for civic collaboration.  This includes politicians, corporate business leaders, builders, architects, entrepreneurs, citizens, technologists, and a nucleus from Arizona State University.  Together we are on a path to implement solutions throughout a Smart Region.

Dominic Papa, Executive Director, Institute for Digital Progress  (az_idp)

10:05 - 10:45

Coffee Break

10:45 - 11:00

Smart Stormwater Systems - NSF S&CC Demo

The team will demonstrate a system of integrated low-cost sensors that form an adaptable, self-regulating stormwater system.  Flooding is the leading cause of severe weather fatality, but a stormwater system that can reconfigure itself based on real-time events can significantly reduce the impact of these events on citizens and the cities they live in.

Branko Kerkez, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Michigan

11:00 - 11:30

Sustaining your Smart Community

Sustaining successful smart community efforts can be a challenge that requires assembling contributions from civic, community, and academic organizations, donors, and sponsors.

Sue Spradley, Chair, US Ignite Board (moderator)
Steve Bowers, Media Coordinator, Jackson Energy
Cox Communications, speaker, tba
Ryan Trujillo, Sustainability Manager, City of Colorado Springs

11:30 - 11:45

PAWR Platform Launch Presentation

The National Science Foundation, US Ignite, and Northeastern University are launching an testbed featuring platforms for advanced wireless research (PAWR).  This session will feature discussions with PAWR participants concerning the impact they expect a $25 million advanced wireless research platform will have on their communities.

Joe Kochan, Principal Investigator, PAWR  (us_ignite)

11:45 - 12:00

Rural Access to Deep Brain Stimulation - US Ignite Application Demo

The team will demonstrate a unique way to deliver high quality medical treatment options to residents in their rural communities for the treatment of essential tremors.  Previously, patients would be faced with having to relocate near an urban medical center for months for treatment.  Through the use of implanted sensors and high-speed networks, doctors can now treat their patients remotely in their community.

Christopher Butson, Director of Neuromodulation, Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute, University of Utah

12:00 - 12:05

Bringing the Communities Together for 2018 and Denver 2019

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

12:00 - 1:15

Lunch (on own)

1:15 - 2:05

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

Hear from Arlington County, Virginia and their innovative approach to Smart City strategy and execution in their unique environment that is home to the Pentagon, multiple federal agencies and their neighbor across the river, Washington, DC Dr. Reginald Brothers, former Under Secretary of Science and Technology for the Dept. of Homeland Security, and one of the leaders in the fight to ensure ""Security"" and ""Resiliency"" are being FULLY understood, and more importantly, addressed, in any Smart City / IoT implementation SYNEXXUS, a Smart City/IoT technology systems integration and services firm with a heritage built on delivering open, yet secure, IOT architectures to defense and industrial organizations, now applying the same focus on ""operational efficiency"" in IOT strategy and execution for Smart Cities, Utilities and Industrial organizations.

Topics will include:

  • What are the most critical architectural choices behind implementation of a successful Smart City IoT strategy?
  • What technologies provide the basis for deploying IoT innovation?
  • Understanding the real cyber security liabilities in a Smart City or IoT environment and how to prevent them
  • Big Data: Big Deal or just another information overload?

Gregory Glaros, CEO and CTO, SYNEXXUS  (synexxusinc)
Jack Belcher, CIO, Arlington County, Virginia
Mark Dowd, Executive Director, Smart Cities Lab

1:15 - 2:05

City Spotlights: Energy & Buildings

This moderated panel will explore and identify challenges and best practices presented by the participating cities. This session will be a moderated panel discussion focused on Energy & Buildings.

Chelsea Collier, Editor-at-Large, Smart Cities Connect Media & Research (moderator)
Chris Castro, Director of Sustainability; Co-chair of Smart Cities, City of Orlando  (citybeautiful)
Dennis Gakunga, Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Chula Vista  (thinkchulavista)
Jerry Tinianow, Chief Sustainability Officer, City and County of Denver  (denverdant)
Robert Phocas, Sustainability Director, City of Charlotte, NC  (cltgov)

1:15 - 2:05

Single-Occupancy Drones and Future Travel within Cities

Forget the traffic—even if you're just a passenger in your autonomous car. Single-occupancy unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, could carry you from your front lawn or the sidewalk in front of your building to your office or workplace across town, flying above the traffic, the congestion, the headaches. How real is this scenario? Such vehicles are already under development, though not yet ready for full-scale practical application. In addition to benefiting commuters, single-occupancy drones will also provide cash-strapped cities an alternative to constructing (and maintaining) new miles of pavement to move an ever-increasing number of vehicles. But other issues exist to include regulatory, technical, and safety matters. This session will look at where this technology is today, what barriers stand in the way (including technological and regulatory issues), and what can be expected to transpire in the coming few years.

Ruthbea Yesner, Vice President, Government Insights and Smart Cities, IDC (moderator)  (idc)
Mark Zannoni, Research Director for Smart Cities and Transportation, IDC  (idc)
Matt Zone, Councilman, City of Cleveland & President, National League of Cities
Casey Adams, CEO, The Kansas City Drone Company

1:15 -2:05

oneTRANSPORT, multi-city data marketplace for smart city and intelligent transport solutions

The oneTRANSPORT initiative started as a UK public-private sector field trial to address regional mobility challenges. It included eleven partners and integration of nearly 300 data sources to implement several intelligent transport use cases. Following a successful, 2-year trial, oneTRANSPORT data marketplace transitioned to a commercial service in Q4 2017. This panel will explore: The importance of public-private partnerships in city and region-wide deployments Lessons learned from implementing journey planning, congestion and parking management use cases The benefits of data sharing for the transport sector, citizens, and adjacent sectors Solution implementation elements including the platform as well as data licensing and commercial frameworks How to address the challenges of data security and privacy Use of the oneM2M standard to enable interoperability and minimize technology and vendor lock-in risks

Ken Figueredo, Senior Representative, Chordant, an InterDigital business (moderator)  (mychordant)
David Bressler, VP, Industry Solutions, CA Technologies  (cainc)
James Nolan, Executive Vice President, Chordant
Ian Machen, WorldSensing

1:15 - 1:40

Smart Governance Solutions I: Complex Isn’t Impossible: Connecting Processes Across Diverse Agencies

Kansas City, Missouri, is implementing an enterprise software system that manages everything from simple tasks to complex business processes and workflows. The system centrally connects processes across the enterprise, improving efficiencies and reducing human error. The panel will discuss how they worked together to successfully implement a solution across diverse agencies that manage community development, planning, building, code enforcement, tax and revenue, public works, transportation, land control, environment, and more. Between the City Representation and the Vendor, this presentation will include perspectives on what makes a good vendor/jurisdiction partnership.

Mohamad Mabrouk, Implementation Manager, Tyler Technologies  (tylertech)
Rick Usher, Assistant City Manager, City of Kansas City, MO

1:40 - 2:05

Smart Governance Solutions II: GovSpend & GovQuote: Smarter Procurement

International business leader in technology and expert in government procurement Kostas Dimitriou discusses how online application GovSpend is giving the 89,000+ US government agencies the power to make the most intelligent, data-driven purchasing decisions while opening new doors for company growth and expansion. Also, Mr. Dimitriou showcases how agencies are getting quotes below the RFP threshold faster and easier than ever with sister web-based platform GovQuote . Together, GovSpend and GovQuote lead the charge for smarter procurement in the public sector by bringing together the various methods of procurement that have traditionally operated independently, and efficiently connecting the 100,000+ government buyers with the 20 million+ sellers in the $7 trillion public purchasing market.

Kostas Dimitriou, General Manager, GovQuote  (govquote)


From the Lab to Municipal Testbeds: Mechanisms to Open your Community to Innovation

This session will explore steps communities can take in partnership with university researchers to enable and accelerate research pilots, demonstrations, and other community innovation activities. Examples may include personnel, organizations, and policy actions at the intersection of municipal government and universities.

David Corman, Program Director, National Science Foundation (moderator)

2:10 - 3:00

City Solutions: Energy & Buildings

This fast moving session will feature world class technology companies presenting smart solutions and services to a panel of global city officials. Each presenting company will have the opportunity to present data, client testimonials and closing arguments for why they are best-in-class within their market segment. City officials will have the opportunity lead a short Q&A session with each presenting company. This educational session is organized for both city officials, technology providers and all delegates interested in smart IoT technology vertical market solutions and services.

speaker, tbd, Site1001
speaker, tbd, Sensus
speaker, tbd, Ubicquia

2:10 - 3:00

Building the Connected Foundation for Smart Equitable Cities

Underlying all smart city applications and their benefits is a diverse network of telecommunications and data infrastructure. Ensuring the appropriate infrastructure is in place to enable benefits for everyone takes a planned approach that addresses current and future needs of all communities with special attention to low-moderate income residents. Unfortunately, many cities do not have a strong grasp on their existing telecom assets (public, private, wired, wireless), where the gaps are, and how to fill these gaps to enable smart, connected opportunities for all.

This panel will explore:

  • The digital dividend associated with pervasive high-speed internet access and integrated, scalable smart city deployments
  • How to assess telecommunications and data infrastructure in terms of smart city enablement, digital equity and LMI community impacts
  • How to create a telecom and data master plan that enables targeted applications and outcomes
  • Enabling business models and approaches, including public-private-partnerships
  • Policies for data sharing, data privacy, open data, cyber security and data monetization

Fred Ellermeier, VP & Managing Director, Connected Communities, Black & Veatch (moderator)  (black_veatch)
Bob Bennett, Chief Innovation Officer, City of Kansas City, MO  (kc_cio)
David Graham, Deputy Chief Operating Officer, City of San Diego
Robert Phocas, Sustainability Director, City of Charlotte, NC  (cltgov)
Mike Zeto, General Manager, Executive Director of Smart Cities, AT&T
Scott Stallard, VP and Director of ASSET360 Platform, Atonix Digital

2:10 - 3:00

City Spotlight: 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.

Ruthbea Yesner, Vice President, Government Insights and Smart Cities, IDC (moderator)  (idc)
Jameson Auten, VP, Regional Service Delivery and Innovations - KCATA, City of Kansas City, MO  (autenjameson)
Mark De la Vergne, Chief of Mobility Innovation, City of Detroit
Kristopher Carter, Co-Chair, Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics, City of Boston  (cityofboston)
David Parker, Systems Strategist, Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, City of Los Angeles  (mayorofla)

2:10 - 3:00

Creating A Digital City Hall: The Evolution of Government Service Delivery

Many local governments are investing in their digital presence. How can we move from city websites with a pleasing aesthetic, to city websites that are truly useful to people and businesses, and measurably improve government service delivery? The transformation requires a new vision of how to make information and services available to constituents, an analysis of the often disparate technological landscape of local government and its many entities, and a pragmatic approach to bridging our current state with our collective vision. Panelists will share experience and lessons from multiple perspectives.

Chris Foreman, CEO, (moderator)  (marketplacecity)
Ken Clark, CIO , Indianapolis and Marion County
Stephen Goldsmith, Daniel Paul Professor, Practice of Government/Director of the Innovations in American Government Program, Harvard's Kennedy School of Government  (kennedy_school)
Mike Duffy, CEO, CityBase  (citybaseinc)
Carrie Bishop, Chief Digital Services Officer, City and County of San Francisco  (carriebish)

2:10 - 3:00

Responsible Data Management: Researchers and Municipal Leaders Join Forces

This panel will include an academic researcher and municipal CIOs discussing potential challenges and opportunities of citizen data use. Considerations will include security, privacy, transparency, reproducibility, and much more.

2:10 - 3:00

Hewlett Packard Enterprise: City Case Study

3:05 - 3:55

Smart Cities – At the Center of Everything

This panel will address the innovation taking place in cities and how they act as the epicenter for driving regional initiatives across various sectors important to cities. Panelists will discuss how smart cities solutions has created data driven insights that will address topics including: improving connectivity, closing the digital divide, public safety (First Net), and creating a smart city focused ecosystem of public and private partners. We will begin the work of securing panelists this week. I’ll will send you an updated panel description in the near future.

3:05 - 3:55

A 360* View of Connected Cities from Construction, Operations, Technology, and Public Perspectives

It’s time to get smart about connected cities. Buildings are landmarks that make up our city’s infrastructure and where we spend most of our time. They are also responsible for much of the city’s consumption and are an ongoing, expensive cost. However, buildings are not at the top of everyone’s minds when they think of smart cities. Join industry experts to discuss how connecting smart buildings into a city’s network can provide the data necessary to make proven and optimized decisions for the entire city's betterment. A well-rounded conversation will include: the CEO of Site 1001, a smart facilities management mobile platform spun-out from construction giant, JE Dunn; JE Dunn, builder of the most iconic building in Kansas City, the Kauffman Center; the Kauffman Center, an advocate of smart buildings' integration into the city's connected network; and the City of Kansas City. The value of data from day one of construction and through the operational process to make an efficient building is a topic for both new construction and existing buildings in connected cities. Join to hear more about this and other ways smart buildings can improve the health, connectivity and overall smartness of our cities from all angles.

Dennis Murphey, Chief Environmental Officer, City of Kansas City, MO (moderator)  (kcmo)
Cleve Adams, Chief Executive Officer, Site 1001  (site1001)
Kyle McQuiston, Vice President, JE Dunn Construction Group  (jedunn)
Bill Miller, VP of Operations, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts  (kcperformingart)

3:05 - 3:55

How Smart Cities Data Supports Climate Action and Sustainability Goals

Massive urban population growth has necessitated the development of nontraditional approaches to municipal services. The Smart Cities movement, based on the premise that data is the foundation of continuous improvement, takes a data-driven approach to improved sustainability and resiliency. Cities are preparing with real-time, comprehensive data enabling information sharing between stakeholders and effective decision making in the wake of continuous change. This panel explores the challenges and opportunities that government officials face in designing and implementing urban sustainability programs. City officials will explore lessons learned in translating data into meaningful information for decision makers. Panelists will provide real life examples of current and future implementation efforts, and challenges concerning: • measuring and achieving sustainability and climate action program goals • reducing consumption of scarce resources • preventing and adapting to climate change • forecasting and responding to natural disasters • involving citizens in decision-making process and information sharing Learning objectives: • Understand principles and innovative approaches to implementing smart cities technologies to achieve sustainability and climate action goals • Understand strategies to translate data into meaningful information for decision makers and citizens • Recognize opportunities to integrate Smart Cities technology to leverage citizen engagement

Alexa Stone, President, ecoPreserve: Building Sustainability (moderator)  (ecopreserve)
Erik Caldwell, Economic Development Director, City of San Diego  (cityofsandiego)
Chris Castro, Director of Sustainability; Co-chair of Smart Cities, City of Orlando  (citybeautiful)
Dan Kirby, former President Orlando Utilities Commission, Principal, Jacobs  (jacobsconnects)
Sam Mehta, Former Dir, San Francisco Airport, Sr. VP, Gresham, Smith and Partners  (Gresham_Smith)

3:05 - 3:55

City Solutions: Mobility

This fast moving session will feature world class technology companies presenting smart solutions and services to a panel of global city officials. Each presenting company will have the opportunity to present data, client testimonials and closing arguments for why they are best-in-class within their market segment. City officials will have the opportunity lead a short Q&A session with each presenting company. This educational session is organized for both city officials, technology providers and all delegates interested in smart IoT technology vertical market solutions and services.

speaker, tbd, Bosch
speaker, tbd, Chordant
speaker, tbd, Mobileye

3:05 - 3:55

Creating smart city economic development zones based on citizen engagement, entrepreneurship, innovation and leadership

Herb Sih, Managing Partner & Co-Founder, Think Big Partners (moderator)  (herbsih)
Blake Miller, CEO, Homebase

3:05 - 3:55

Getting Ready to Be Smart

Learn from our panel about what it takes to build the infrastructure and the team to be a Smart Gigabit City. Representatives from a variety of cities and a variety of models will give short presentations about what worked for them – from infrastructure design, how they built their teams and what are their key tips and lessons learned. This is an opportunity for new SGCs to hear from national peers and cities that want to join the SGC club.

Larry Steffann, General Manager, Wireless Research Center of North Carolina
Tracy Smith, Director of IT Infrastructure, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Will Barkis, Technical Advisor, Mayors Office of Civic Innovation, City of San Francisco, CA

4:00 - 7:00

Smart Cities Connect Expo, Posters Program & Reception

Expo and Posters Program & Reception

4:30 - 5:30

Smart Cities Innovation Challenge

The Smart Cities Connect Innovation Challenge is designed to bring together technology & solution providers working on the next generation of Smart City solutions with corporate executives, technology developers, and city leadership.

Charles Warner, Editor-In-Chief, Innovation & Tech Today (chair)

TOMI, the City's Best Friend, José Agostinho, TOMI WORLD LDA

RoadWay, Mark DeSantis, RoadBotics

Urban Intelligence Platform, Mark Masongsong, UrbanLogiq

Real-time insights from streets, Paul de Konkoly Thege, Numina

Insight & Incontrol, Anuj Sharma, ETALYC LLC

Thursday March 29, 2018

7:30 - 1:00


9:00 - 9:55

People-Powered Cities: Sharing Practices and Catalyzing Action for Smarter Solutions

Cities are progressively adopting diverse solutions to improve the efficiency of urban governance and build thriving societies. Yet, relentless questions and challenges based on financing options, new business models, open data regulation, partnership ecosystems, and often, just how to start, still linger. This practical session will showcase lessons learned by city CIO’s for how cities can make better informed decisions, develop citizen-centric governance, and be at the service of their population’s evolving needs.

TJ Costello, Americas Director for IoT and Smart Cities, Cisco (moderator)  (cisco)

9:00 - 9:55

Citizen Engagement & The Future of Urban Planning

Fast-growing cities across the world are faced with proactively solving future challenges. As access to broadband and high-speed gigabit fiber rises, there are increasing opportunities to develop next generation applications for smart urban planning. Not only can these advanced technology solutions predict future obstacles, they enable new ways for citizens to engage with government. This panel will explore how local government can effectively leverage the expertise of research universities and industry to bring urban planning to simulated life using a web-based 3D visualization tool. The application, developed by geospatial analytics software company Esri, in partnership with the City of Raleigh and NC State University, enables city planners to enhance communication with the public by visualizing evolving urban landscapes. Local government can evaluate future transportation demands and envision various development scenarios. Collaborating with research universities and industry, and utilizing the reach of broadband, cities are able to engage citizens in a story about what the future could look like, right in the comfort of the citizen's living room.

Dennis Kekas, Associate Vice Chancellor, Partnerships and Economic Development, NC State University (moderator)  (ncstate)
Darnell Smith, Chief Information Officer, City of Raleigh  (raleighgov)
Ross Meentemeyer, Director, Center for Geospatial Analytics, NC State University  (ncstate)
Madeline Schueren, Solution Engineer, Geodesign Team, Esri  (esri)
Jim Alberque, GIS and Engagement Technology Manager, City of Raleigh

9:00 - 9:55

Grand Challenges: How Are Cities Collaborating to Make Progress on Real Problems in 2018?

A discussion of projects underway in cities to harness new tech to overcome "grand challenges" such as affordability, emissions, and mobility for underserved communities. The discussion will focus on how the cities in the Smart Cities Lab network are collaborating to overcome these common challenges, and to develop approaches to be shared with cities across the country.

Daniel Correa, Co-Founder, Smart Cities Lab (co-moderator)  (correadan)
Mark Dowd, Executive Director, Smart Cities Lab (co-moderator)
Santi Garces, Chief Innovation Officer, City of South Bend  (cityofsouthbend)
Mark de la Verne, Chief of Mobility Innovation, City of Detroit

9:00 - 9:55

City Spotlights: Citizen Life & Governance

This moderated panel will explore and identify challenges and best practices presented by the participating cities. This session will be a moderated panel discussion focused on Citizen Life & Governance.

Nina D'Amato, Chief of Staff, Technology Department, City of San Francisco (moderator)
Rosa Akhtarkhavari, Chief Information Officer, City of Orlando  (citybeautiful)
Dan Ault, Assistant Town Manager/Chief Innovation Officer, Town of Cary, NC
Euken Sese, General Manager, Fomento de San Sebastián  (eukensese)
Carrie Bishop, Chief Digital Services Officer, City and County of San Francisco  (carriebish)

10:00 - 10:55

The Vital Link for Smart Cities: Wireless Connectivity and Power Solutions

A smart city is a connected city. Wireless networks are the backbone of the smart city responsible for transmitting sensor data back to the “cloud” for analysis and action. In order to keep the smart city up and running, reliable wireless networks and power systems are critical to maintaining the quality of the network. Join us to learn and hear case studies about Smart City wireless connectivity, antenna solutions and power systems.

Bill Moten, VP Technical Sales, Services and Solutions Development, Tessco (moderator)  (billmoten)
Steve Bruegger, Account Manager, Laird
John J. Oliver, Jr., Channel Sales Manager, Microsemi  (pmcmicrosemi)
Charles Byrd, Director of Municipalities and Special Projects, Rajant  (rajantcorp)

10:00 - 10:55

Creating a New Language and a New Vision for Smart Cities

The phrase “smart city” has exploded in the past decade as new technologies and devices have made it possible to integrate and facilitate urban living in ways we never imagined. But, sometimes it feels like the technology is in search of a problem. Urban planning should not focus on technology for technology’s sake, but instead we should explore and leverage innovation to enhance the human experience in our communities. It’s time to expand the conversation around smart cities beyond technology and innovation to include education, culture and inclusivity in making a city “smart.” How can innovation make our cities more accessible to people of all abilities? How can it help close the opportunity gap? How are innovators, citizens and planners co-evolving the smart city landscape to be not only economically viable, but to also make us safer, healthier and happier? In this session, we will focus on how to use smart, tech-driven development as a tool, rather than as the end goal. This session will be of particular interest to entrepreneurs, urban planners, neighborhood activists, artists, and anyone interested in expanding our view of what’s possible in our communities.

Kyle Corkum, CEO and Managing Partner, LStar Ventures  (lstarland)

10:00 - 10:55

Alternative Business Models and Financing for Smart Cities

This panel will explore innovative models that cities and private companies are developing to overcome budget and funding constraints. These new models allow for faster deployment of smart city projects and implementations, while also providing return and savings for all parties involved. The panelists will be from public and private sector organizations and will provide real life case studies to demonstrate how we can move beyond traditional public funding or private investment to address city challenges and goals, while also providing return on investment for both the private and public sectors. I moderated a similar panel at Smart Cities Week in Washington DC and it was standing room only and a very lively discussion on which we have received a lot of positive feedback.

Dominie Garcia, Smart Cities Program Lead, Battelle (moderator)  (battelle)
Kate Garman, Smart City Coordinator, City of Seattle  (cityofseattle)
Molly Fowler, Senior Urban Strategist, Intersection
Lindsay Miller, Attorney, Public Affairs and Government Law Group, Ice Miller  (icemillerllp)
Mike Zeto, General Manager, Executive Director of Smart Cities, AT&T

10:00 - 10:55

Urban Mobility on Demand

When it comes to developing mobility in smart cities, there's no single "silver bullet" solution provider. In order to finally get people out of their cars and adopt mass transit carriers as a practical means of transportation, the elusive last mile mobility puzzle will need to be tackled. This challenge has been solved through partnerships between industry leaders working together toward the common goal of urban mobility on demand. Join us to learn how our panelists have finally unlocked the secret to effective micro-transit utilizing a combination of cutting edge positioning technology, connected electric vehicles, world class fleet management infrastructure, and seasoned urban transportation providers.

Mark Zannoni, Research Director, Smart Cities & Transportation,, IDC (moderator)
Chris Nielsen, CEO, Electric Cab North America  (electriccab)
David Bruemmer, CEO, Adaptive Motion Group
Helge Jacobsen, Vice President – Operational Excellence, United Rentals  (united_rentals)
Russ Ziegler, Strategic Accounts Manager Western US, Polaris Industries  (polarisind)

10:00 - 10:55

City Solutions: Citizen Life & Governance

This fast moving session will feature world class technology companies presenting smart solutions and services to a panel of global city officials. Each presenting company will have the opportunity to present data, client testimonials and closing arguments for why they are best-in-class within their market segment. City officials will have the opportunity lead a short Q&A session with each presenting company. This educational session is organized for both city officials, technology providers and all delegates interested in smart IoT technology vertical market solutions and services.

11:00 - 11:55

Mojo Networks: Secure Enterprise Networks

11:00 - 11:55

Smarter Buildings “build” Smarter Cities

Whether it’s a designing a new building or retrofitting an existing one the opportunity to drive efficiency and increase performance is now not only an available option, it’s becoming a requirement. The emergence of IoT is real, the price of sensors has finally become palatable and technology is now available to pull information from multiple sources both inside and outside of buildings. With this information we now have the ability to build smarter, measure use and adapt based on insights. This improvement can be reflected in the building’s performance, in the use/usability of the building as well as guiding improved design going forward. Reports show that buildings in the U.S., in their current state, lead to over $171B in waste. With more efficient systems, better design, and the knowledge to make change, $140B of that is easily recoverable. When you consider adding in the ability to make better use of space, this now becomes a $3T opportunity on a global scale. Join our industry experts as we discuss four distinctive, but related views of this opportunity leading us to build Smarter Buildings for our Smarter Cities of tomorrow.

Dominique Davison, Founder, DRAW Architecture + Urban Design (moderator)  (planitimpact)
George Hawkinson, Business Development Manager, Connexx Energy  (connexxenergy)
Rick Justis, CEO, Live Device
Brandon Wlosinski, Manager of Virtual Design and Construction, BNIM  (bnim)
Eric Bosch, City Architect, City of Kansas City, MO  (kcmo)

11:00 - 11:55

IoT and Waste Management: Revolutionizing an Old Industry

While Self driving cars, wearables and connected buildings lead many of the headlines for smart technologies, some of the best applications of IoT technology are in fields that are industrial and intensely practical. One such example is waste management. The U.S. generates nearly 230 million tons of trash every year – that’s 4.6 pounds of waste per person, per day. With strained budgets and growing populations, most nations are facing a crisis that keeps growing. This panel will discuss how sensor technologies, remote monitoring and other IoT solutions are being leveraged to address this crisis.

Helge Hornis, Director Technology, Factory Automation, Pepperl+Fuchs, Inc. (moderator)  (pepperlfuchs ‏)
David Parker, Systems Strategist, Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
Conor Riffle, Senior Manager, Public Policy, Rubicon Global  (rubiconglobal)
Jerry Skalka, VP, Victor Stanley, Inc.  (victorstanley62)

11:00 -11:55

Data Driven Programs: Connecting Performance Measures to Strategic and Operational Outcomes for Smart(er) Cities

As your city’s population grows and infrastructure demands increase, internal performance management systems that keep you focused on data are key to improved service delivery. Join this panel where city performance leaders share how they have created cultures built on data, accountability, and focused on strategic and operational outcomes. Learn how to build and lead data-driven teams, set and achieve performance measures, provide meaningful metrics, and move toward building Smart(er) Cities.

Jeffrey Press, Practice Leader for Government Performance, Socrata (moderator)  (socrata)
Julie Steenson, Deputy Performance Officer, City of Kansas City, MO
Nick Walker, Performance Data Manager, City of Memphis, TN  (memphis_city)
Melissa Bridges, Performance & Innovation Coordinator, City of Little Rock, AR

12:00 - 12:55

Advancing Smart Buildings, Infrastructure and Government Services

A smart city is a municipality that uses information and communication technologies to increase operational efficiency, share information with the public and improve both the quality of government services and citizen welfare. This panel of experts will provide examples of how smart (IoT) technologies are being applied to city buildings, infrastructure, and select government services with the goal of reducing costs, increasing operational efficiency and improving services for citizens. Attendees will learn that there are essentially no limits to how smart IoT technologies can be applied to the physical environment to improve results.

Matthew Palmer, Senior Research Associate, Senior Research Associate Center for Infrastructure Based Safety Systems VTTI (moderator)
Michael Son, Head of Global Business Development / CFO, Ecube Labs  (ecubelabs)
Michael Willette, Public Sector Business Development Manager, ARCHIBUS
Michael Gansman, Strategic Business Development Executive, GrayMatter

12:00 - 12:55

Combining Wi-Fi and Smart Waste Solutions to Improve Cities

Developing a smart city includes taking some of the most overlooked public systems and finding ways to increase their efficiency. Not only do smart cities set out to create new services, but an integral part of a city’s transformation is finding new solutions for legacy systems. Waste management typically constitutes a large portion of a city’s budget and carbon footprint. Trash collection once a week can cost upward of $2000 per trash can ( Bigbelly, a smart waste and recycling company, developed a compaction capability solution that uses solar power to reduce collection frequency, fuel consumption and plastic bag usage. Realizing there was untapped potential, Ruckus partnered with Bigbelly to take their solution one step further by incorporating Ruckus’ Smart Wi-Fi solution to provide reliable public Wi-Fi. Because of the solar power capabilities and densely populated locations, Bigbelly’s waste solutions proved to be the perfect host to mount Ruckus access points. In this presentation, Joe Ryan, vice president of advanced technology at Bigbelly and Scott Heinlein, enterprise segment director at Ruckus will discuss how creating new technologies for public waste and recycling collections significantly improves the lives of citizens and decreases a city’s carbon footprint. This dual presentation will feature Joe Ryan, vice president of advanced technology at Bigbelly, and Scott Heinlein, enterprise segment director at Ruckus to discuss the number of unexpected ways waste management solutions benefit the lives of citizens. They will discuss the cost savings for waste collection and public Wi-Fi expansion as well as ways in which this solution improves attractiveness to citizens and visitors.

Alex Gamota, Sr. VP & GM– ICT Business Unit, Bigbelly
Steve Wimsatt, Sr. Director of Business Development, Ruckus Networks

12:00 - 12:55

Smart Mobility Solutions

America has the worst traffic conditions in the world - the average American commuter loses an average of nearly 50 hours a year atrophying in traffic, in some cities this statistic is much worse. But, there is hope, smart technologies and solutions are helping cities better cope with congestion, pollution and stress on people and city infrastructure. This panel of technology experts will discuss smart mobility trends, technologies, policies and social implications that are reshaping and disrupting our city landscapes.

Mark Zannoni, Research Director for Smart Cities and Transportation, IDC (moderator)
Tim Sylvester, Founder, Integrated Roadways  (integratedroads)
Dave Bullock, Managing Director, ITS, Miovision  (miovision)
Mike Branch, Vice President Business Intelligence, Geotab
Alex Nesic, Director of Marketing, immotor

1:00 - 1:30

Closing Reception