Smart Cities Connect  Conference & Expo

MAY 16-18, 2023 | DENVER, CO

2023 Key Speakers Include:

Lori (Sherwood) Adams

VP, Broadband Policy & Funding Strategyategy, Nokia

Ian Aaron

CEO, Ubicquia

Chris Adams

President, Balancing Act

David Aguirre

Industrial Internet of Things Technician, Gateway Technical College

Jack Al-Kahwati

CEO, Lattis

Jim Alberque

GIS and Emerging Technology Manager, City of Raleigh

Mike Allison

Head of Government and Cities, Nokia North America

Christopher Ard

Enterprise Data Manager, City of New Orleans

Miguel “Mike” Arellano


Jodie Bare

Director, Intelligent Transportation Systems Technology / Smart Mobility, Parsons

Ronnie Barnes

Director of Enterprise Services, Houston-Galveston Area Council

Jill Beaupre

Senior Category Development Administrator, Sourcewell

Chris Belasco

Sr. Manager Digital Services and Chief Data Officer, City of Pittsburgh, PA

Laura Benold

Managing Editor and Communications Director, Smart Cities Connect Media & Research

Bob Borzillo

President, Sustainable Urban Strategies

Jodie Brinkerhoff

VP of Innovation, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)

Jeff Buchanan

Former Fire Chief of Las Vegas and Former City Manager of North Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV

Michael Buchanan

Former Deputy Commissioner of Department of Transportation, City of Chicago, IL

Anna Bunce

City Traffic Engineer, City of Centennial, CO

Carlos Caicedo Batista

Associate Professor, Syracuse University

Chris Canavati

Partner, NCL Government Capital

Nina Carlsen

Government Success Manager, CitizenLab

Kris Carter

Chair, Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics, City of Boston, MA

Philippe Cases

Co-Founder and CEO, Topio Networks

Chelsea Collier

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

Jason Cooley

Chief Innovation Officer, City of Frisco, TX

Patrick Cornell

Chief Financial Officer, City of Pittsburgh, PA

Jacques Coulon

Mobility Innovation Manager, City of Orlando, FL

Carlos Cruz Casas

Chief Innovation Officer, Miami-Dade County Department of Transportation and Public Works

David Cunha

Solutions and Applications Manager for Smart Cities, Schréder Hyperion, Portugal

Nicholas D'Andre

CEO and Co-Founder, GridMatrix

Bryan Darr

VP of Smart Communities, Ookla

Lee Davenport

Director, Community Development, US Ignite

Kelly Davis-Felner

Chief Marketing Officer, PayIt

Joyce Deuley

Director of Research & Innovation, Zpryme Research

Brian Dillard

Chief Innovation Officer, City of San Antonio, TX

Ashley Durkin-Rixey

Senior Director, Save Our Standards

Adele Edwards

Chief Information Officer, City of Racine

Richard Erb

Executive Director, TechConnect Division, Advanced Technology International (ATI)

Andrew Felbinger

Principal, Urban Innovation Fund

Michael Finegan

VP New Market Development, Anterix

Tim Fowler


Cesar Garcia

City Manager, City of La Marque, TX

Genesis Gavino

Chief of Staff, City of Dallas, TX

James Gillie

GIS | Information Technology & Innovation, City of New Orleans, LA

John Globensky

City Treasurer, City of Grand Rapids, MI

James Glover

Specification Coordinator, HGACBuy

David Graham

Chief Innovation Officer, City of Carlsbad, CA

Neil Grbach

Systems Operations Supervisor, Permits, Licenses, and Inspections, City of Pittsburgh, PA

Logan Grizzel

Partner, MUUS Climate Partners

Suri Grussgott

Senior Advisor, Special Projects & Initiatives (Office of the President), MTA New York City Transit

Laurie Guthrie

Civic Innovation-Smart City Strategist, City of Fredericton, Canada, Canada

Scott Haase

Senior Engineer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Alex Han

General Manager of Smart Communities, Cox 2M

Michael Hancock

Mayor, City of Denver, CO

Dan Hartman

Former Public Works Director, City of Golden. CO

Kevin Hasley

VP of Strategy Initiatives, Ookla

Andrew Hayhurst

Smart Cities Coordinator, Innovation & Performance, City of Pittsburgh, PA

Shane Healey

Chief of Police, Opelika, Alabama

Paul Hoekstra

Mobility BU Director U.S.A., TNL U.S.A.

Don Jacobson

IT Business Partner for Innovation, City of Las Vegas, NV

Junfeng Jiao

Founding Director, Urban Information Lab

Heath Johnson

Intel Analyst, Pittsburgh Police Bureau

Will Jones

Public Works Deputy Director - Mobility & Safety Operations, City of Greeley, CO

Jason JonMichael

Assistant Director, Austin Transportation Department, City of Austin, TX

Matt Kelley

Head of Retail Go to Market, LiveView Technologies

Christine Kendrick

Data Governance Lead, City of Portland, OR

Nicolas Keutgen

Chief Innovation Officer/Founder, Schréder-Hyperion, Portugal

Sajid Khan

General Manager, Smart Cities & Transportation Strategy & Marketing, Intel Corporation

Ian LaHiff

Energy Project Manager, City of Orlando, FL

Peter Lai

Co-Founder, Lattis

Brian Laird

Chief of Police, City of Paducah, KY

Roger Lanctot

Director Automotive Connected Mobility, Strategy Analytics

Matthew Laudon

VP TechConnect, ATI

Lloyd Levine

National Senior Executive, State Government Strategy, T-Mobile For Government

Steve Lindsey

CIO/CTO, LiveView Technologies

Marlana Mack

Sr. Program Coordinator, Member Services, HGACBuy

Stacey Matlen

Vice President of Innovation, Partnership for New York City

Andrew McFadden

Researcher at the Traffic Operations and Safety Laboratory, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Brandon McNulty

CEO, FusionTech

Edwin Mein

Senior Architect, TNL U.S.A.

Jon Minshew

Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, State and Local Government, Southeast and Gulf Valley Regions, Dell Technologies

Emma Mooney

Outreach and Project Manager, TechConnect, ATI Division

Jennifer Morgan

Virginia Program Lead, RioT

Rachel Mukai Stark

Smart Cities Program Manager, City of Charlotte, NC

Josh Naramore

Mobile GR Director, City of Grand Rapids, MI

Monique Nesset

Smart Cities Leader, The City of Calgary, Canada

Curt Ostrodka

Director of Smart Communities, VHB

Sergio Paneque

Former CPO, State of NY and MI

Stephen Patak

Chief Revenue Officer, Ubicquia

Frank Patercity

Director of Corporate Security, Investigations & ORC, Kroger

Tom Perttula

Manager of Supplier Development, Sourcewell

Bruno Peters

Director, Smart Communities, Arcadis IBI Group

Kyle Pickett

Director of Government Affairs, GridMatrix

Nick Pilipowskyj

VP Business Operations, Perrone Robotics

Bill Pugh

Managing Partner, Smart Connections Consulting

Jake Purcell

Director, Smart Cities, Comcast

Santosh Puttappa

Manager, HGACBuy

Flo Raitano

Director of Partnership Development and Innovation, Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG)

Regina Ramazzini

Community & Partnership Director, TechConnect Division, Advanced Technology International (ATI)

Sarah Ratcliffe

SVP, Product, Passport

George Reed

SVP Sales and Marketing NORAM, Siradel

Dave Reiff

Senior Project Director, TerraGo Technologies​

Grace Rink

Executive Director, Office of Climate Action, Sustainability and Resiliency, City and County of Denver

Dave Rios

DTIC-IAC Field Advisor, USCENTCOM, Cloud Lake Technology, LLC

Jake Rishavy

Executive Director of Chaffee County Economic Development, Chaffee County Economic Development

Jennifer Rocha

Vice President-Strategic Partnerships, TechConnect Division, Advanced Technology International (ATI)

Amanda Rohrer

Senior Associate, Blackhorn Ventures

Laura Roman

CMO, Topio Networks

Emily Royall

Smart City Administrator, City of San Antonio, TX

Weylin Ryan

Sustainability & Policy Manager, Visit Durango

Jennifer Sanders

Executive Director, North Texas Innovation Alliance (NTXIA)

Michael Sherwood

Chief Innovation Officer, City of Las Vegas

Ken Sills

CTO and CoFounder, Preteckt, Inc.

Emily Silverman

Smart Mobility/ITS Rocky Mountain Regional Manager, Parsons

Tom Snyder

Executive Director, RIoT

Greg Steininger

Vice President of Sales, Ubicquia

Sharon Strover

Chair, Good Systems

Kirsten Suddath

General Partner, Next Frontier Capital (NFC)

Tyler Svitak

Executive Director, Colorado Smart Cities Alliance

Steve Taggart

Vice President, Ameresco

Carlos Tamayo

Innovation Manager, City of Colorado Springs, CO

Art Thompson III

Chief Information Officer, City of Detroit, MI

Jennifer Tifft

Director of Strategic Initiatives, City of Syracuse, NY

Anne Townsend

Senior Principal Cybersecurity Engineer, The MITRE Corporation

Billy Trakas

Online Community Engagement Manager, CitizenLab

Joseph Trapp

Founder & CEO, Third Estate Ventures, Inc.

Ryan Trujillo

Deputy Chief of Staff, City of Colorado Springs

Kiki Turner

Participatory Budgeting Program Administrator, City and County of Denver

Geoffrey Urbach

Smart City Senior Manager, City of San Antonio

Jenti Vandertuig

Former CPO, Santa Clara County, CA

Andreya Veintimilla

Design Research Lead, Smart Columbus

Paul Vesel

Director of Intelligent Infrastructure, RealTerm Energy

Mike Veselik

Economic Development Program Manager, City of Bozeman, MT

David Von Dollen

VP of Data Science, GridMatrix

Andrew Watkins

President and COO,

Joe Weinman

Founder and Principal, XFORMA LLC

Carolyn Wheeler

Executive Director, Downtown Vegas Alliance

Kirk Whittington

Director, Smart City & Infrastructure Solutions, Wesco International

Kevin Wilkins

CIO, City of Fort Collins, CO

Austin Wilson

VP of Business Development, GridMatrix

Scott Woods

VP - Community Engagement & Strategic Partnerships,

Emily Yates

Chief Innovation Officer, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority

Ruthbea Yesner

Vice President, Government Insights and Smart Cities, IDC Government Insights

Dave Zelenok

Local Government Services Manager, HR Green


Silver Sponsors


Bronze Sponsors

Citizen Lab
Dell Technologies
SEMI MEMS & Sensors Industry Group
Stealth - ISS Group

Government Procurement Partner


Supporting Partners

Colorado Smart Cities Alliance
Guidehouse Insights
Innovation And Tech Today
US Ignite

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