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. Instructor will demonstrate few hardware, smart city sensors and IoT cloud technologies including AWS IoT, IBM Bluemix and Microsoft Azure. Few of the IoT communication protocol such as MQTT, CoApp shall be discussed. The session also helps to learn how to deploy interoperable and scalable smart city solutions that will meet needs of the city communities. It will help cities plan roadmaps to acquire these solutions for their citizens.

Shivakumar Mathapathi, Co-Founder and CTO, Dew Mobility  (@dewmobility)

1:00 - 5:00

Starting with an overview of the term “smart city” – what it is and why there is so much buzz around the term, this course is designed to provide municipal leaders and their partners with a framework for smart city planning that course participants can apply in their community.

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

1:00 - 5:00

Workshop 3: The Next Generation Smart City – How to Build a Modern Economic Development Engine Using the Smart City Platform

Herb Sih, Managing Partner & Co-Founder, Think Big Partners
Hunter Johnston, Vice President of Transportation & Mobility, Think Big Partners

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

8:33 - 8:45

Welcome to Kansas City

8:45 - 8:55

Think Big on City Innovations

8:55 - 9:35

Smart Cities in the Real World: CIO 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. Dr. David Ricketts from Harvard is building a community for these leaders to collaborate in that manner, and he will lead this panel which will include CIOs from NYC, Atlanta, San Diego and Kansas City.

Ruthbea Yesner, Vice President, Government Insights and Smart Cities, IDC (moderator)
Bob Bennett, CIO, City of Kansas City, MO
Michael Pegues, CIO, City of Aurora, IL
David Graham, COO, City of San Diego
Samir Saini, CIO, City of Atlanta

9:35 - 9:55

Smart Community Innitiatives

9:55 - 10:10

Visualizing Your City - US Ignite Application Demo

10:10 - 10:30

Coffee Break

10:30 - 12:00

Smart and Connected Communities: Keynote Panel

David Allen, Mayor, City of Prairie View, Texas
Dan Kilper, Research Professor, Arizona State University
Hamed Tabki, Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Robert Phocas, Sustainability Director, City of Charlotte, North Carlolina

11:00 - 11:15

Low Cost Air Pollution Sensors - US Ignite Application Demo

11:15 - 11:45

City Infrastructure: Politics, Policy & Possibilities: Keynote Industry Panel

11:45 - 12:00

SONYC Urban Noise Pollution - US Ignite Application Demo

12:00 - 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)
Bob Bennett, CIO, City of KCMO
Kate Garman, Smart City Coordinator, City of Seattle
Sherri Mcintyre, Director Public Works, City of KCMO
Eric Roche, Chief Data Office, City of KCMO

1:15 -2:05

NRG Energy Case Study

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

1:15 - 2:05

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

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)
Kate Garman, Smart City Coordinator, City of Seattle
Mark Drexel, Electric Operations, Performance Management Department Manager,, Con Edison
Danny Rotert, Senior Strategic Consultant, Burns & McDonnell

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.

Kimberly LaGrue, CIO, City of New Orleans
Girish Ramachandran, Chief Technology Architect, City of Dallas
David Roberts, Chief Innovation Officer, Indiana Economic Development Corporation

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)
Ali Levine, NYC Retrofit Accelerator Program Manager, City of New York
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.

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)
Mark De la Vergne, Chief of Mobility Innovation, City of Detroit
Jean Redfield, President & CEO, NextEnergy

2:10 - 3:00

Citizen Engagement Platforms

2:10 - 2:35

Extracting value from Smart City Data

The Smart City is a massive data producer. Citizens, sensors, and governments are putting city officials to the test with an opportunity to solve challenges facing their communities through innovative reuses of these data. Their biggest challenge is how to best manage and govern all this data to extract the greatest possible value from it. This talk will describe our belief in a bottom-up approach to the Smart City, and what technical infrastructure can be implemented to achieve this. Smart City data should be open to the public for reuse to create new applications and services serving the community. To do this, an infrastructure must be put in place to aggregate data from multiple sources. These sources can include sensors, city departments and service providers. Service provider data in electricity and transportation verticals can be standardized through the same API. Once these data are normalized they can be accessed from one central hub open to city officials and citizens alike. Our talk will demonstrate the success of this model through use of case studies such as Paris, Rennes Metropolis (Western France), and for service providers like the French National Train Company.

Rachel Han, Director of Business Development, OpenDataSoft

2:35 - 3:00

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

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.

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)
Amy Rader Olsson, Program Director, Smart Built Environment
Eva Schelin, CEO, IQ Samhällsbyggnad
Popp Larsen, Head of Urban Life, RISE

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.
Jack Hanley, VP Sales North America, Telensa

3:05 - 3:55

Optimizing City Assets - Turning City Vehicles Into Smart City Agents

Dan Galves, Senior VP and Chief Communications Officer, for Mobileye, an Intel Company  (@AECOM)

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

4:00 - 7:00

Expo and Posters Program & Reception

Wednesday March 28, 2018

7:00 - 8:30

Smart Cities, Dumb Pipes – A Light Reading Breakfast Workshop

8:30 - 12:00

Keynote Program

8:30 - 8:40

Smart Gigabit Communities - Announcement

8:40 - 8:45

US Ignite Forum - Announcement

8:45 - 9:00

Just in Time Virtual Reality - US Ignite Application Demo

9:00 - 9:10

Smart 50 Awards

9:10 - 9:45

Not So Future City: Leveraging 5G Networks

9:45 - 9:55

The Ammon Model - Homegrown open-access municipal fiber

9:55 - 10:05

Our Gigabit Downtown - Economic development in Madison

10:05 - 10:15

Phoenix - How we organized to be a smart community

10:15 - 10:45

Coffee Break

10:45 - 11:00

Smart Pavement Systems - US Ignite Application Demo

11:00 - 11:30

Sustaining your Smart Community: Keynote Panel

11:30 - 11:40

Announcement of PAWR Platform Winners

11:40 - 11:55

Deep Brain Stimulation Therapy - Providing rural community healthcare access

11:55 - 12:00

Bringing the Communities Together

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?

Reginald Brothers, former Under Secretary for Science and Technology, US Dept. of Homeland Security;, current Principal at The Cherthoff Group
Gregory Glaros, CEO and CTO, SYNEXXUS
Arlington County, Virginia

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.

Chris Castro, Director of Sustainability; Co-chair of Smart Cities, City of Orlando
Dennis Gakunga, Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Chula Vista
Jerry Tinianow, Chief Sustainability Officer, City and County of Denver

Ubicquia: City Case Study

Wednesday March 28, 2018

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

1:15 - 2:05

Smart Governance Solutions

1:15 - 1:40

Complex Isn’t Impossible: Connecting Processes Across Diverse Agencies

Kansas City, Missouri, implemented 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. Representatives from the city and the vendor will share an honest view of the challenges, as well as the victories, providing insight on how to manage a complex system addressing the needs of many departments. The moderator will pose questions and facilitate discussion, introducing panelists from Kansas City. Kansas City will share stories of the project from their different perspectives, and will set the stage for the vision and expected benefits for the community. The vendor will include perspectives on what makes a good vendor/jurisdiction partnership.

Mohamad Mabrouk, Implementation Manager, Tyler Technologies

1:40 - 2:05



ADD Procurement

Wednesday March 28, 2018

1:15 - 2:05

Bootstrapping Technologies behind Smart Cities

2:10 - 3:00

AT&T: City Case Study

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.

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)
Bob Bennett, Chief Innovation Officer, City of Kansas City, MO
Justin Dickstein, Director of Smart City, Black & Veatch
David Graham, Deputy Chief Operating Officer, City of San Diego
Jennifer James, Smart City Solutions Lead, Atonix Digital
Robert Phocas, Sustainability Director, City of Charlotte, NC

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.

Jameson Auten, VP, Regional Service Delivery and Innovations - KCATA, City of Kansas City, MO
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
David Parker, Systems Strategist, Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, City of Los Angeles

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)
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
Mike Duffy, CEO, CityBase

2:10 - 3:00

From the Bottom Up, Enabling an App Pipeline In Smart Cities from the Developers Perspective

Hewlett Packard: City Case Study

Wednesday March 28, 2018

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)
Cleve Adams, Chief Executive Officer, Site 1001
Kyle McQuiston, Vice President, JE Dunn Construction Group
Bill Miller, VP of Operations, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

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)
Erik Caldwell, Economic Development Director, City of San Diego
Chris Castro, Director of Sustainability; Co-chair of Smart Cities, City of Orlando
Dan Kirby, former President Orlando Utilities Commission, Principal, Jacobs
Sam Mehta, Former Dir, San Francisco Airport, Sr. VP, Gresham, Smith and Partners

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.

Wednesday March 28, 2018

3:05 - 3:55

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

4:00 - 7:00

Expo and Posters Program & Reception

Expo and Posters Program & Reception

Thursday March 29, 2018

7:30 - 1:00


9:00 - 9:55

Cisco: City Case Study??? or Blockchain Panel

9:00 - 9:55

Bosch: City Case Study

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.

Darnell Smith, Chief Information Officer, City of Raleigh
Dennis Kekas, Associate Vice Chancellor, Partnerships and Economic Development, NC State University
Ross Meentemeyer, Director, Center for Geospatial Analytics, NC State University
Madeline Schueren, Solution Engineer, Geodesign Team, Esri

9:00 - 9:55

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

9:00 - 9:55

City Spotlights: Citizen Life & Governance

Rosa Akhtarkhavari, Chief Information Officer, City of Orlando
Dan Ault, Assistant Town Manager/Chief Innovation Officer, Town of Cary, NC
Euken Sese, General Manager, Fomento de San Sebastián

10:00 - 10:55

TESSCO: City Case Study

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

10:00 - 10:55

Alternative Business Models and Financing for Smart Cities

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 of Austin
David Bruemmer, CEO, Adaptive Motion Group
Helge Jacobsen, Vice President – Operational Excellence, United Rentals
Russ Ziegler, Strategic Accounts Manager Western US, Polaris Industries

10:00 - 10:55

City Solutions

11:00 - 11:55

Mojo Networks: City Case Study

11:00 - 11:55

KCP&L, PlanIT Impact

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.

Pepperl+Fuchs, (moderator)
David Parker, Systems Strategist, Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
Rubicon Global,
Victor Stanley (pending),

11:00 - 11:55

Amazon: City Case Study

11:00 -11:55

Data for Internal Teams: Performance Management Solutions 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 to improved service delivery. Listen to our panel where city leaders share how they create cultures focused on data, accountability, and strategic initiatives. Hear from performance managers, city managers, and other government leaders on how to support internal teams in setting and achieving goals, providing meaningful metrics, and supporting Smart(er) Cities.

Jeffrey Press, Practice Leader for Government Performance, Socrata (moderator)
City of Kansas City,
City of Gainesville,
City of Chattanooga,
City of Dallas,
City of Little Rock,

12:00 - 12:55


12:00 - 12:55

Smart Energy & Buildings Solution

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.

Joe Ryan, Vice President Advanced Technology, Bigbelly
Scott Heinlein, Enterprise Segment Director, Ruckus

12:00 - 12:55

Smart Mobility Solutions

1:00 - 1:30

Closing Reception