Smart Cities Connect  Conference & Expo
APRIL 4-7, 2022 | COLUMBUS, OHIO, In Partnership with US Ignite Application Summit

Key Speakers Include:

Mariela Alfonzo

Founder, State of Place

Michael Allegretti

Chief Strategy Officer, Rubicon

Rolando Alvarez

Director of Technology, DigitalC

Clayton Banks

Chief Executive Officer, Silicon Harlem

Jon Barad

VP of Business Development, Velodyne Lidar

Trudy Bartley

Associate Vice President, Local Government and Community Relations, The Ohio State Univ

Dave Basil

President & CEO, TerraGo Technologies

Phil Beecher

President, Wi-SUN Alliance

Dan Bennett

VP Energy Product Management, Sensus

Laura Benold

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

Mandy Bishop

Deputy Director of Public Service/Smart Columbus Program Manager, City of Columbus

Scott Blumenreich

Chief Innovation & Technology Officer (CITO), City of Centennial, Colorado

Jesse Bounds

Director, Mayor’s Office of Innovation, City of Houston, TX

Maureen Bourgeois

Accounting Manager, Woodlands Water

Collin Boyce

CIO, City of Tucson

Laura Bryan

Director, Mayor's Office of Transportation, City of New Orleans

Melissa Burns

International Security Consultant, Booz Allen Hamilton

Robert Cacace, Jr.

COO/CIO, City of Yonkers, NY

Erik Caldwell

Chief Sustainability Officer/Director, Sustainability Department, City of San Diego

Brad Chedister

Chief Technology & Innovation Officer, DEFENSEWERX

Ashwini Chharia

Senior Director, SMART World Solutions, NTT

Albert Cho

Chief Strategy and Digital Officer, Xylem

Courtney Cogdill

Program Manager, The Ion

Keith Cole

CEO, Water Lens

Chelsea Collier

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

Charlotte Craff

Ambassador, re:3D

Jordan Davis

Director Smart Columbus, Columbus Partnership

Jeffrey DeCoux

Chairman, Autonomy Fellow, Autonomy Institute

Simon Dimuantes

Manager, Integrated Technology Systems, City of Toronto, Canada

Ryan Donnelly

Executive Director, WiFi Solutions, Comcast Business

Dorit Donoviel

Director, BCM/Translational Research Institute for Space Health

Eamon Drumm

Urban Data Platform Business Developer, ENGIE Digital, France

Eric Drummond

CEO and Founder, Innovation Corridor

Stacia Eckenwiler

Assistant Administrator Division of Sewerage and Drainage, City of Columbus

James ‘J.J.’ Eden

Executive Director, N.C. Turnpike Authority, North Carolina Department of Transportation

Joshua Edmonds

Director of Digital Inclusion, City of Detroit

Stephen Edwards

Transportation Planning Program Manager, City of Memphis 

Bill Eger

Energy Manager, City of Alexandria, Virginia

Richard Erb

Executive Director, TechConnect

Jeff Evans

Principal Research Engineer, Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI)

Kieran Fahey

Director, Long-Term Control Plan, City of South Bend

Shayla Favor

Councilmember, City of Columbus

Andrew Felbinger

Senior Associate, Urban Innovation Fund

Jeff Friedman

Leader of Citizen Services, Amazon Web Services

Dennis Gakunga

Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Chula Vista

Christine Galib

Senior Director, Programs, The Ion

Stephen Goldsmith

Derek Bok Professor of the Practice of Urban Policy/ former Mayor of the City of Indianapolis, IN, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Keith Gornish

Senior Director, MachineQ

Abhijit Grewal

Senior Marketing Manager, Industrial and Commercial IoT, Silicon Labs

Douglas Guthrie

SVP, Smart Cities/Rural Broadband, Comcast

Andrew Halbrook

Public Works Utilities Manager, City of Ruston

Holly Hartell

Assistant Chief Information Officer, Strategic Initiatives, Dept. of Technology Service, Arlington County, VA

Phil Harvey

US Bureau Chief, Light Reading

Chetan Hassarajani

Manager – Digital Infrastructure and Support, City of Kitchener, Canada

Sean Hendrix

Managing Director, Indiana 5G Zone

Thomas  Herbst 

Head of Market Solutions, Pelion

Michael Hicks

Chief Information Officer, City of College Park, GA

John Jackson

City Manager, Greenwood Village, CO

Michelle James

Vice President, Strategic Industry Programs, CTIA

Margie Johns, Lt Col (Air Force, Ret)

Board of Directors, Whidbey Veterans Resource Center

Brian Johnson

City Manager, City of Peachtree Corners

Christine Johnson

Vice President, One Community One Goal

Tim Jones

Partner, ICI Venture Capital Fund, Innosphere

Jason JonMichael

Assistant Director, Smart Mobility at the Austin Transportation Department, City of Austin

Colman Keane

Broadband Executive Director, City of Fort Collins, CO

Justin Kimura

MobileGR, Assistant Director, City of Grand Rapids, MI

Mitchell Klein

Executive Director of Strategic Partnerships - IoT, Silicon Labs

Jeffrey Kupko

Smart Communities Lead, Michael Baker International

Ryan Kurtzman

Smart Cities Program Manager, City of Long Beach, Technology & Innovation

Matthew Laudon

CEO, TechConnect

Asad Lesani

CEO, Blue City Technology, Canada

Lillie Madali

Smart City Program Director, City of Atlanta

Catarina Madeira

Director of Cleantech Navigate Northeast, New England Clean Energy Center (NECEC)

Michelle Maggiore

Business Development Manager, Transportation and Smart Government, Cisco

Emerino “Emer” Marchetti

VP, Emerging Technologies, Federated Wireless

Kevin Martin

Smart City PDX/Tech Services Manager, City of Portland

Emanuel Martinez

General Managing Director and Limited Partner, GreenHills Ventures

Robin Mayall

Director of Information Technology and Strategic Information, Lane Transit District

Jim Maynard

Manager, Market Development, Wartsila

Rob McGarrah

General Manager, Electric & Gas Utility, City of Tallahassee, Fl

Candelaria Mendoza

Smart City Coordinator, City of San Antonio

David Millar

Director of Resource Planning Consulting, Ascend Analytics

Joey Money

Client Manager, Innosphere Ventures

Megan Mullarkey

Strategic Projects Manager, ENGIE UK and Ireland, United Kingdom

Bill Muras

Senior Analyst, Energy and Environment Lead, Alytic/US Navy

Eta Nahapetian

Economic Initiatives Coordinator, Fairfax County

Chad Nobles

Sr. Account Executive, Ameresco

Heidi Norman

Acting Director, Dept. of Innovation & Performance, City of Pittsburgh

Ralph Northam

Governor, State of Virginia

Aaron Osmond

Workforce Development Leader, AWS Public Sector

Brian Osterloh

Director of the Department of Technology and Innovation, City of Albuquerque

Christophe Papin

VP Business Development Smart Cities, Siradel, France

Nicole Pasch

Client Solutions Manager, Xylem Inc.

Stephen Pattenden

Global Practice Manager, Smart Wastewater Networks, Xylem, United Kingdom

Dale Pennington

President, E Source

Nicole Pennington

Senior Manager, Technology, Planning, and Implementation Consulting, E Source

Paul Pishal

Business Development Director, Black & Veatch

Jake Purcell

Director, Smart Cities Sales and Operations, Comcast

Flo Raitano

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

Girish Ramachandran

Assistant Director, Information & Technology Services, City of Dallas

Regina Ramazzini

Community & Partnership Director, TechConnect

George Reed

SVP Sales and Marketing NORAM, Siradel

Conor Riffle

Vice President, Smart Cities, Rubicon

David Roberts

Chief Innovation Officer, Indiana Economic Development Corporation

Jennifer Rocha

Executive Director - Corporate, Federal & Defense Programs, TechConnect

Raimundo Rodulfo

CIO/Director of Information Technology, City of Coral Gables, FL

Jeff Ross

VP Smart Cities & Utilities, TerraGo Technologies

Jennifer Sanders

Co-founder & Executive Director, North Texas Innovation Alliance

Brett Scharringhausen

Technology Scout for the Commander, Chief, Discovery & Integration of Science & Technology, United States Central Command (USCENTCOM)

Bernard Schmidt

Vice President of Automation, Jacksonville Transportation Authority

Amy Schwab

Leader, Business Development, Strategic Energy Analysis Center, NREL

Eric Seiter 

Vice President Customer Delivery, Landis+Gyr Americas

Michael Shaw

Director of Public Works, City of Kansas City, MO

Michael Sherwood

CIO, City of Las Vegas

Mari Silbey

Senior Director of Partnerships and Outreach, US Ignite

Phil Silver

Leader, Transportation, Amazon Web Services

Rob Silverberg

CSIO, State and Local Government, Dell Technologies

Raja Sundararajan

President and COO, AEP Ohio

Ryan Trujillo

Director of Support Services, City of Colorado Springs

Andrew Watkins

President and COO,

Mark Wheeler

Chief Information Officer, City of Philadelphia

Andrew Wolpert

Project Manager, Smart City Program, City of Columbus

Emily Yates

Smart City Director, City of Philadelphia

Ruthbea Yesner

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


2021 Platinum Sponsor


2021 Silver Sponsors

Dell Technologies
E Source
The Ion
Silicon Labs
WiSUN Alliance

2021 Premier Partners

Austin Texas

2021 Supporting Organizaitons

Advanced Energy Economy
Cleantech San Diego
Colorado Cleantech Industries Association
Colorado Smart Cities Alliance
Colorado Smart Cities Alliance
Colorado Technology Association
Dallas Innovation Alliance
Innosphere Ventures
loT Playbook
Metrolab Network
Open Connectivity Foundation
Smart Cities San Diego
Smart Columbus
University Of Texas

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