Smart Cities Connect  Conference & Expo

  MAY 7-10, 2024 | RALEIGH, NC

TechConnect, a division of ATI
  KEY SPEAKERS INCLUDE  


Majed Al-Ghafry

Assistant City Manager & Chief Economic Development Officer, City of Dallas, TX

Jim Alberque

GIS and Emerging Technology Manager, City of Raleigh

Mariela Alfonzo

Founder, State of Place

Megan Anderson

Sustainability Director, City of Raleigh, NC

Amy Armbruster

Sustainability Manager, City of Durham, NC

Will Aycock

Enterprise Services Director, City of Wilson, NC

Mark Badger

Fellow, Creative Director, CapTech

Kelvin Baker Sr.

Deputy City Manager, City of Miramar, FL

Mary-Ann Baldwin

Mayor, City of Raleigh

Karla Ballard

Founder and CEO, Ying

Sarika Bansal

Head of Identity & Access Management, Town of Cary, NC

Robin Barham

Solid Waste Services Director, City of Concord, NC

Dave Basil

President & CEO, TerraGo

Andrea Battaglia

Chief Executive Officer, FIWARE Foundation, Germany

Yannick Baudru

Director of Emerging and Specialty Technologies, SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority)

Jonathon Bazan

Assistant County Administrator, Dallas County, TX

Zach Berke

CEO, Exygy

Alex Boakye

Vice President, Solutions Development, SAS

Gennadiy Borisov

President & Co-CEO, Klika Tech

Jerry Brown

Branch GM, Siemens

Matt Brown

Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder, buildee

Sophia Bryan

Administrative Manager, Office of the City Manager, City of Miramar, FL

George Burciaga

Managing Director, US Mayoral Roundtable

Lori Bush

At Large Councilmember, Town of Cary, NC

Eric Byington

American-Made Network Lead, NREL

Sara Caliendo

Energy Manager, Town of Cary

Mike Cannon

Executive Advisor Smart Technologies, Network for Future, Former CTO for Stafford Co

Jen Carter

Global Head of Technology, Google.org

Andres Carvallo

Co-Director, CIEDAR Consortium, Texas State University

Isaac Castillo

Senior Advisor – Learning and Evaluation, KABOOM!

Wayne Chang

Co-Founder and CEO, Spruce Systems

Keith Chinchar

Vice President of Sales, Ubicquia

Bruce Coffing

Chief Information Security Officer, City of Chicago, IL

Chelsea Collier

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

Scott Conn

Chief Information Officer, City of Mesa, AZ

Jason Cooley

Executive Director, Allen Community Development Corporation, City of Allen, TX

Magdalena Cortinas

Customer Success Manager, CITYDATA.ai

Nicole Coughlin

Information Technology, Chief Information Officer, Town of Cary, NC

Chris Danforth

Smart Technologies Manager, Outdoor Lighting, Duke Energy

Lee Davenport

Director, Community Development, US Ignite

Robert Davies

Chief Executive Officer, Stealth-ISS Group, Inc.

Dasha Deckwerth

CISO & President, Stealth-ISS Group, Inc.

Chris Diacov

Cofounder and CTO, ActiVideo

Lee Ann Dietz

Director for Global Public Sector Marketing, SAS

Rick Dietz

CIO and Director, Department of Information & Technology Services (ITS), City of Bloomington, IN

Amanda Dixon

Sr Business Growth Mgr, Itron

Tim Dubois

Chief Information Officer, City of Kalamazoo

Gregg Eaton

Southeast Regional Sales Manager, Siemens Industry Inc. - Smart Infrastructure

Tyson Echentile

Global Manager, IoT Partner and Business Development, IoT Division, SAS

Jumbi Edulbehram

Global Business Development Director, Smart Cities and Spaces, NVIDIA

Elie El Khoury

Business Development Manager, Upciti

Joy Ennis

Downtown Park General Manager, Town of Cary, NC

Richard Erb

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

Emily Evans

Sr. Prize Lead, American-Made Program, National Renewal Energy Lab (NREL)

Fritz Feiten

National Smart Streetlighting Consultant, Ameresco

Andrew Felbinger

Principal, Urban Innovation Fund

Tania Flasck

Director of Market Development, Utilities, Sand Technologies

Rosa Fleming

Director - Tourism, Conventions and Events, City of Dallas, TX

Chris Foreman

CEO, Marketplace.city

Olivia Gachoud

Head of Science Office, Embassy of Switzerland in the United States of America

Beatriz Gago

Smart Cities & Mobility Sales Specialist, SONDA USA

Right Hon Yvonne Gamble

CEO, SanPete Financial Group

Ben Gardner

President, Northeast Group

Brad Gates

Manager of Electric Construction and Maintenance, Memphis Gas Light and Water (MLGW)

Genesis Gavino

Chief of Staff, City of Dallas, TX

Stephen Goldsmith

Former Mayor of Indianapolis, IN and Professor, Harvard University

Sarah Gomach

Sr. Prize Leader, NREL

Trent Goodin

Creative Director, Orlando Economic Partnership

David Graham

Chief Innovation Officer, City of Carlsbad, CA

Andrew Gray

Sr. Manager, Transit Mobile Specialist

Kasey Gridley

Manager, Solutions Development, Duke Energy

Mike Grigsby

Director of Business Development, Ubicquia, Inc

Katie Gwathmey

Sr Director, Smart Cities Team, Rubicon

Lynette Hall

Community Engagement Manager, City of Sacramento , CA

Michael Hancock

Former Mayor, Denver, CO

Ali Asad Hasan

BDM–Industry Solutions, Public Sector, Amazon Web Services

Jim Haskins

Director of Community Engagement, Open Sustainability Collaborative

Misato Hattori

Senior Business Development Manager, NEC America

Andrew Hayhurst

Senior Manager of Innovation, City of Pittsburgh

Aidan Helmbold

Innovation Director, Sand Technologies, South Africa

Paul Hoekstra

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

John Holden

Smart City Manager, City of Raleigh

Michelle James

VP of Strategic Industry Programs, CTIA

Sadia Janjua

Chief of Digital Transformation Program & Project Controls, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Steve Johnston

CEO, MindfulTech Institute, Canada

Elise Kalstad

Affordable Seattle Program Manager, City of Seattle, WA

Andy Kane

Principal Business Development Manager, Industry Products, Amazon Web Services

Daniel Kauffman

President & CEO, Enpira Inc.

Arek Kempinski

IoT Network Architect, Town of Cary, NC

Melinda King

Assistant Public Services Director, City of High Point, NC

Michael Knight

CTO, EPICiO

Brandon Kooman

Sr Manager IoT Delivery Support & Enablement, SAS

Melissa Kraft

Chief Information Officer, City of Frisco, TX

Apurva Kumar

CEO, CITYDATA.ai

Sandeep Kumar

CEO, L&T Semiconductor Technologies

Ryan Kurtzman

Technology Partnerships Officer, City of Long Beach, CA

Matt Landin

Assistant Vice President - Energy Portfolio, New York City Economic Development Corporation

Teresa Lange

Consultant, Social Impact Strategist

Doug Lape

Associate Vice Chancellor for Business Services, UNC Charlotte

Domenick Lasorsa

Community Innovation Manager, US Ignite

Matthew Laudon

VP TechConnect, TechConnect Division, ATI

Brian Lee

Senior Product Manager, SouthernLinc

Cristina Leos

Sr. Innovation Strategist, City of Raleigh

Ben Levine

Director of Business Development, buildee

Christian Lockard

Senior Engineering Advisor, Engie North America

Carlos Lopez, Sr.

Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Itron

Steve Lowe

Senior Sales Director, Ericsson

Jacqueline Lu

CEO, Helpful Places

Ashley MacQuarrie

Program Director and Lead Trainer, Communities Speak

Terry Mahaffey

Council Member, Apex, NC

Akshay Malik

Smart Cities Director, City of Philadelphia, PA

Zach Manor

Urban Forester, City of Raleigh

Andrei Marin

Technical Sales Manager, Flashnet

Uma Marques

IT Director, County of Roanoke, Virginia

Teddy Martinez

Senior Manager of Research, San Diego Regional EDC

Christopher Mazzarella

CIO, Information Technology, City of Tucson, AZ

Rasheed McCallum

Energy Resource Manager, City of Miramar, FL

Scott McCarley

Director of Marketing, Public Systems & Services, Signify

Heather McDougall

Sr Manager Strategy & Innovation, City of Raleigh, NC

Harry Meier

Deputy CIO of Innovation, City of Mesa, AZ

Feroz Merchhiya

CIO/CISO, City of Glendale, AZ

Richard Miesemer

Senior IT Consultant, Parsons

Jennifer Morgan

Virginia Program Lead, RIoT

Greg Moya

CTO, Dell Technologies

Rachel Mukai Stark

Smart Cities Program Manager, City of Charlotte, NC

Sandeep Mukunda

Research Manager, Smart, Sustainable Mobility and Transportation Strategies, IDC

Laura Murphree

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

Greg Myers

Vice President, Global Product Management, Trilliant

Darrin Mylet

CEO, Telosa Networks

Gabriel Nave

VP Business Development, Everynet

Gina Neilson

Principal Technical Consultant, Parsons

Rachael Newberry

Program Director, RIoT

Sarah Nicoll

Co-Founder & CSO, CivStart

Carl Nielson

Head of North America & Europe, CITYDATA.ai

Thomas Nisbet

Associate Partner, AI and Analytics, State and Local Government, IBM Consulting

Charlie Nobles

VP of Business Development, Smart Grid, Ubicquia

Teri Nolan

Sr. Business Growth Manager, EV-Distributed Energy Resources, Itron

Billy Noojin

Global Manager, Smart City Competency Program, AWS

Heidi Norman

CIO and Director, Innovation & Performance, City of Pittsburgh

Adam Oates

Chief Information Officer (CIO), Town of Wake Forest, NC

Ibrahim Odeh

Founding Director, Global Leaders in Construction Management (GLCM) - Columbia University

Tiago Oliveira

Product Architect, Amazon Web Services

Curt Ostrodka

Director of Smart Communities, VHB

Larry Paulhus

Senior Consultant, Patrick Engineering Inc.

Tucker Perkins

President and CEO, Propane Education & Research Council (PERC)

Karoline Pershell

Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Director of Strategy and Evaluation, SRT Labs

Stephen Piper

Lead Client Partner, State of Rhode Island, IBM Consulting

Linda Poissant

CDOT Utility Right-of-Way Supervisor, City of Charlotte, NC

Gregory Power

Data Scientist, Town of Cary, NC

Simmi Prasad

Advisor, Varidx

Kendal Prosack

Local Policy and Community Affairs Manager, Wing

Srinivas Pulugurtha

Professor and Research Director of Civil & Environmental Engineering, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Bala Rajaraman

Fellow, IBM

Rick Ralph

CIO, Town of Morrisville, NC

Regina Ramazzini

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

Abel Ramirez

Business Solutions Architect, Cisco

Juan Pablo Ramos Monzón

Director and founder, CityEs!, Mexico

Bryan Reardon

Infrastructure Executive, Siemens Industry, Inc.

Adam Reiser

Sales Director, Opendatasoft

John Richardson

Community Sustainability Manager, Chapel Hill, NC

Stacey Richardson

Director, Transit Account Executive, and Program Manager, CapTech

Natalie Richmond

Assistant Director of Procurement, City of Miramar, FL

Dave Rios

Defense Technical Information Center and Information Analysis Centers Field Advisor imbedded with US Central Command, Cloud Lake Technology, LLC

Jennifer Robinson

Global Public Sector Strategic Advisor, SAS

Mike Robinson

Senior Principal Engineer, The MITRE Corporation

Gregory Rocco

Co-founder, SpruceID

Jennifer Rocha

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

Raimundo Rodulfo

Director of Innovation and Technology / Chief Innovation Officer, City of Coral Gables, FL

Madi Rogers

Director of Civic Innovation, City of South Bend, IN

Ross Roley

Cyber Innovation Lead, Battelle in Support of U.S. Indo Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM)

Carolyn Roman

311 Assistant Director, Town of Cary, NC

Alessandro Rotta Loria

Scientist and Engineer | Assistant Professor, Northwestern University

Emily Royall

Smart City Administrator, City of San Antonio, TX

Soheil Sabri

Assistant Professor and Director of Urban Digital Twin Lab, at the School of Modeling Simulation, and Training, University of Central Florida

Amit Sachan

Sr. Project Director, Infrastructure Solutions, AtkinsRéalis

Katy Salamati

Global Principal Industry Consultant – IoT, SAS

Georgina Sanchez

Research Scholar, Center for Geospatial Analytics - NC State University

Jennifer Sanders

Executive Director, North Texas Innovation Alliance (NTXIA)

Michael Sarasti

Urban Innovation Fellow/Founder, Lab22c/Tigerbrook

Mark Sargent

VP, Certification, CTIA

Quazi Sayeed

Manager, Strategic Operations, Utilities and IIOT, Verizon

Aleksandra Scalco

Engineer, Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Atlantic

Richard Scalco

Senior Cyber Engineer, Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Atlantic

Marcus Scheiber

CEO, MS.GIS Inc.

Sarah Searcy

Advisor for Innovation Integrated Mobility Division (IMD), North Carolina Department of Transportation

William Serratore

Sustainability Development Director, Mayors Office, City of Yonkers, NY

Justin Sherwood

Deputy CIO, Town of Cary, NC

Brian Shuford

Vice President of Sales, BusPas

Tom Sibrizzi

Enterprise Account Executive, NWN Carousel

Aaron Simkin

VP Strategic Partnerships & Alliances, Quantela

Michelle Snider

Senior Data Scientist, SRT Labs

Tom Snyder

Executive Director, RIoT

David Spencer

Traffic Engineering Supervisor, Town of Cary, NC

Gretchen Stewart

Principal Engineer & Chief Data Scientist, Intel Corporation

John Stryjewski

Theoretical Physics and CTO, X-lumin

Michael Suarez

Marketing Communications Specialist, TechConnect Division, Advanced Technology International (ATI)

Zev Suissa

Chief Growth Officer, X-lumin

Tyler Svitak

Executive Director, Colorado Smart Cities Alliance

Carlos Tamayo

Smart Cities SME, SONDA

Lauren Tarin

Smart Cities Specialist, City of San Antonio, TX

Iffat Tariq

Chief Digital Officer, I&I Software, Inc.

Rebecca Tate

Research & Innovation Manager, Denver International Airport (DEN)

Kevin Taylor

Area Sales Manager, US Southeast, Axis Communications

Matthew Thompson

Sr VP and General Manager Public Sector, Socure

Jen Tifft

Director of Strategic Initiatives, City of Syracuse

Jason Tyre

Smart Cities Business Development Manager, Milestone Systems

Heiko Udluft

CTO, Divirod Inc.

Geoffrey Urbach

Smart Cities Senior Manager, City of San Antonio, TX

Peter van Oorschot

Director - North America, TNO

Karen Vega

VP Americas, FIWARE Foundation

Bart Vuijk

Innovation Partnership Manager, TNO, Netherlands

Howard Waldie

Chief Innovation Officer, City of Myrtle Beach, SC

Andrew Watkins

President and COO, Marketplace.city

Mark Wheeler

Founder, Alogra / Former CIO Philadelphia

Billy Whitehead

Smart City Program Manager, Town of Morrisville, NC

Jean-Ellen Willis

Director of Transportation & Mobility, City of Dublin, OH

Katie Witherspoon

Curbside Management & Shared Mobility Section Manager, City of Charlotte, NC

Mark Wittenburg

Chief Information Officer, City of Raleigh, NC

Deb Wojcik

Executive Director, Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster

Emily Yates

Chief Innovation Officer, SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority)

Ruthbea Yesner

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

Michael Youngs

VP of Information Technology Systems, Dallas Ft Worth International Airport (DFW)

 

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