Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo
March 26-29, 2018, Kansas City, MO, In Partnership with usignite

2017 Key Speakers Include:

Bill Abolt

Vice President, Energy, AECOM

Steve Adler

Mayor, City of Austin

Vala Afshar

Chief Digital Evangelist, Salesforce

Rosa Akhtarkhavari

Chief Information Officer, City of Orlando

Peter Ambs

CIO, City of Albuquerque

Darran Anderson

Director of Strategy & Innovation, TxDOT

Austin Ashe

GM, Intelligent Cities, Current, powered by GE

Dan Ault

Assistant Manager and Chief Innovation Officer, Town of Cary, NC

Rick Azer

Assoc VP Smart Integrated Infrastructure, Black and Veatch

Sandra Baer

President, Personal Cities

Elaina Ball

Vice President Deputy General Manager & COO, Austin Energy

Guillaume Bazouin

Director of Product and Innovation, BONE Structure

Laura Benold

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

Brenna Berman

Executive Director of City Digital, UI Labs

Darren Beyer

CTO, Trafficware

Ryan Blackmon

Vice President of Advanced Technologies and Assistant General Counsel,, LStar Ventures

Professor Edward Blakely 

Director, Cities Leadership Institute, Australia

Jay Boisseau

CEO, Vizias

Sara Brand 

Founder & General Partner, TrueWealth Ventures

Peter Bronski

Strategic Marketing in Energy and Smart Cities, Panasonic

Jeff Brueggeman

VP of Global Public Policy, AT&T

David Bruemmer  

Co-Founder and Chief Technical Officer, 5D Robotics

Juanita  Budd

Executive Director, Austin Freenet

Craig Buerstatte

Acting Director, Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, U.S. Department of Commerce

Sandy  Burgoyne

University of Sydney, Australia

Franck Carassus

Co-founder & COO, OpenDataSoft

Jeffrey Cassis

Head of Government Business, Philips Lighting

Robert Clark

Vice President, Atos Public Safety

Scott Clark

Chief Information Officer, Town of Chapel Hill

Alan Clelland

Senior Vice President, Transportation Systems, Iteris

Chelsea Collier

Editor-At-Large and Managing Partner, Smart Cities Connect Media & Research

Cathy Cook

Founder & Principal, Node Communications

Amy Cording

Chief Engineer, City of Boston’s Public Improvement Commission

Kyle Corkum

Managing Partner, LStar Ventures

Dan Correa

Senior Advisor for Innovation Policy, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Steve Crout

Vice President, Government Affairs, Qualcomm

Gregory Curtin

Founder & CEO, CivicConnect

Steve Davis

Digital Business Transformation Leader, GE Power

Jose De La Cruz

Chief Innovation Officer, City of San Antonio

Christopher DeSchamp

Director, Customer Solutions Development, Vectren Corporation

Joyce Deuley

Founder & CEO, Smart Texas Alliance

Brian Dietrich

Enterprise Account Manager - Government & Education Segment, Intel

Brian Dorvel

Associate Research Scientist and Technology Scout, Dow Corporate Ventures

Mark Dowd

Architect, USDOT Smart City Challenge

Mike Duffy

CEO, CityBase

Todd Early

Deputy Assistant Director, Texas Department of Public Safety

David Edmonson

Executive Director, Austin Tech Alliance

Sri Elaprolu

Global Lead & Senior Manager, Public Sector IoT, Amazon Web Services

Stephen Elkins

Chief Information Officer, City of Austin 

Richard Erb

Executive Director, Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo

Grant Ervin

Chief Resilience Officer, City of Pittsburgh

Taylor Ferguson

Director, GrantThornton

Leonard Fishman

Director, Business Development,

Greg Flay

Chief Technology Officer, Austin Energy 

Tim Fleming

Director of Sustainability Operations         , AT&T    

Landon Franklin

Sr. Project Program Manager, Smart Cities, AT&T Business

Betsy Fretwell 

City Manager, City of Las Vegas

Dennis Gakunga

Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Chula Vista

Miguel Gamiño

Chief Technology Officer, City of New York

Santi Garces

Chief Innovation Officer, City of South Bend

Ben Gardner

President, Northeastern Group LLC

Kate Garman

Innovation Policy Advisor, City of Kansas City, MO

Geo George

Senior Manager, Salesforce

Steven Gerhardt

Partner, co-founder, SensorInsight®

Erwin Gianchandani

Acting Deputy Asst. Dir. for the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering, National Science Foundation

Santiago Giraldo

Urban Scientist/Senior Technical Evangelist, CARTO

Brad Gleeson

Chief Commercial Officer, Civiq Smartscapes

David Graham

Deputy Chief Operating Officer, City of San Diego

Matt Gray

Chief of Sustainability, City of Cleveland, OH

Stacey Gray

Policy Counsel, Future of Privacy Forum

Sherri Greenberg

Professor , University of Texas at Austin

Ian Greenleigh

Head of Marketing,

Melvin Greer

Senior Principal Engineer - Director, Data Science and Analytics, Intel Corporation

Rahul Gupta

Principal, PwC

Mital Hall

Program Manager, ecoPreserve

Jeff Halstead

Chief (retired), Fort Worth P.D.

Tricia Hamak-Sundeen

Transportation Director, Product And Marketing, Polaris Industries, Inc.

Jack Hanley

VP Sales North America, Telensa

Kip Harkness 

Deputy City Manager, City of San Jose 

Evan Harvey

Global Head of Sustainability, Nasdaq

Jim Haskins	 

Communities Solutions Specialist, Cisco

Kim Hayes

CEO, The Ambit Group

Elizabeth Heider

Chief Sustainability Officer, Skanska

Mitchell Hensley

Director of Software Strategy, Sensus | Xylem

Carter Hewgley

Department of Human Services (DHS), District of Columbia Government

Dale Hill

Founder, Proterra Electric Bus

Matthew Horton

Chief Commercial Officer, Proterra

Robert Horton 

VP, Environmental Affairs Department, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport

Erik Hromadka

CEO, Global Water Technologies

Brett Hurt

Co-Founder, BazaarVoice and Data.World

Scotty Hutto

Lighting Services Business Unit Manager, Georgia Power

Peggy Irelan

Intel Fellow, CTO & Director of Solutions Innovation Office, Intel Corporation

Helge Jacobsen

Vice President – Operations Excellence, United Rentals

Aleta Jeffress

Chief Information Officer, City of Aurora, CO

George Karayannis

LEED AP, VP, CityNOW, Panasonic

Elise Keddie

Manager, Zero Emission Vehicle Implementation, California Air Resources Board 

Nicolas Keutgen

Chief Innovation Officer, Schreder Lighting

Brad Klenz

IoT Analytics Architect, SAS

Bob Knight

EVP & Chief Operating Officer, HARRISON EDWARDS

Joe Kochan

COO, US Ignite

Micah Kotch

Managing Director, Urban-X

Tom Lambert

President & CEO, Houston METRO

Matthew Laudon

CEO, TechConnect

Denise Lee

Smart Cities and Emerging Technologies Cyber Security Advisor, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Leah Lehman

Analytical Expert, SAS

Ted Lehr

IT Data Architect, Business Application Services, City of Austin

Marina Leight

Vice President, Business Development, Government Solutions, Philips

Laura Lierz

Regional Sales Manager, Cale America Inc.

David Logsdon

Senior Director, Federal Advocacy, CompTIA

Clint Madsen

Program Director for IoT Solutions, Ericsson North America

Bill Maguire

Project Director, US Ignite

Mauricio Malpica-Zamorano

Sales Lead. IoT and Global Connectivity Platform for Americas, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Zachary Markovits

Director of City Programs, What Works Cities, Results for America

Kevin Martin

Smart Cities Manager, City of Portland, OR

Wayne Martin

City Engineer, City of Harrisburg PA

Shivakumar Mathapathi 

Co-Founder and CTO, Dew Mobility 

Michael Mattmiller

Chief Technology Officer , City of Seattle

Nick Maynard

Chief Strategy Officer, US Ignite

Kurtis McBride

CEO, Miovision

Scott McCarley

Senior Director of Solution Management , ThingWorx

Garry McCarthy

Senior Advisor, Atos Public Safety

Tim McCormick

National VP, Salesforce State and Local Business Unit, Salesforce

Kenneth McKnight

Senior Manager, Consulting, Deloitte, Canada

Jori Mendel

Director of Sales, AT&T Smart Cities

Oscar Mertz III

LEED AP, Elkus Manfredi Architects

Nishal Mohan

National Community Leader, Smart Gigabit Communities (SGC)

Felicite Moorman

CEO, StratIS

Rao Mulpuri

CEO, View Dynamic Glass

Brent Nair

CIO, City of Memphis

Kurt Nehrenz

VP for Technology, BlueCats

Abhi Nemani

Interim CIO, City of Sacramento

Jon Newhard

CEO, Trafficware

Chris Nielsen

CEO, Electric Cab

Charlie Nobles

Marketing Director, Network Lighting Solutions, Sensus

Kerry   O'Connor

Chief Innovation Officer, City of Austin

Katherine O’Regan

Executive Director, Cities Leadership Institute, Australia

Dominic Papa

Executive Director & Co-Founder, Institute for Digital Progress

Alex Pazuchanics

Policy Advisor, City of Pittsburgh

Renee Peet

Director of Marketing Communications, Sensus

Christine Primmer

Principal, SJF Ventures

Charles Purma

IT Manager, City of Austin 

Leader, IoT/Connected Homes North America, Accenture

Regina Ramazzini

Community & Partnership Director, TechConnect

Brady Ratchford

Strategic Alliance Manager – Smart Cities, AT&T 

Renata Rawlings-Goss

Co-Executive Director, South Big Data Innovation Hub, Georgia Institute of Technology

Dan  Rhodes

Specialist Leader in IoT, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Glenn  Ricart 

CTO and Founder, US Ignite

Joel Robideaux

Mayor, City of Lafayette, LA

Jennifer Rocha

Executive Director, Innovation Programs, TechConnect

Andrew Rodgers

Research and Applications Development Strategy, The Enterprise Center

Mike Rogers

Department of Transportation, City of Raleigh

Miriam Roure

Program Director, Urban-X

Chief Technology Officer, View Inc

Samir Saini

CIO, City of Atlanta

Mike Salem  

Consultant , Salesforce

Sol Salinas

Managing Director, Accenture Digital - Mobility and Global Lead, Accenture Smart Cities, Accenture

Jennifer Sanders

Executive Director, Dallas Innovation Alliance 

Shireen Santosham

Chief Innovation Officer, City of San Jose, CA 

Emily Schapira

Executive Director, Philadelphia Energy Authority

Michael Schirling

Secretary of Commerce & Community Development, State of Vermont

Bill Schrier

Senior Advisor, First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet)

Reid Serozi

Analytics and Innovation Manager, Town of  Cary, NC

Frank Sgambati

Director, Business Development Smart City – North America, Bosch

Travis Sheehan

Senior Infrastructure Advisor, Boston Redevelopment Authority

Rahul Sidhu


Rob Silverberg

CTO Digital Communities - State and Local Government and Education, Dell EMC Corporation

Kenneth Simpson

Director: Energy/HVAC, Green Business Certification Inc.

Evan Smith

CEO, The Texas Tribune

Travis Smith

Director, Smart Water Strategy, Sensus

Michelle Specktor

Co-founder, EVP Business Development, IPgallery Inc.

John Speirs

Program Manager, City of Austin, Digital Inclusion

Krishna   Srinivasan

Co-founder, LiveOak Venture Partners

Brian Stevens

Director of Energy Programs Sustainability Branch Chief, Texas Military Department

Kurt Stogdill

Mgr. Green Building & Sustainability, Austin Energy

Ryan Sullivan

CEO & Founder, ParkiFi

Joe Svachula

VP of Smart Grid, ComEd

Karen Tay

Smart Nation Director, Prime Ministers' Office Singapore, Singapore

Karla Taylor

Mobility Innovations Manager, Austin Transportation Department

Andrew Therriault

Chief Data Officer, City of Boston

Jerry Tinianow

Chief Sustainability Officer, City and County of Denver

John Tolva

Co-founder, CityFi, and former CTO, City of Chicago

Peter Torrellas

National Business Manager, State and Local Government , Siemens

Scott Turnbull

National Technology Leader, US Ignite

Arnaud Vedy

Program Coordinator - Performance & Analytics, City of San Diego

Archana Vemulapalli

Chief Technical Officer, District of Columbia

Katalin Walcott

IOTG Principal Engineer, Intel 

Bill Wallace

Executive Director, US Ignite

Alice Wang

Program Manager - Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), U.S. Department of Energy

Robert Welch

President, Energy Crafters

Steve Welch

Co-Founder & Chairman of the Board, Dreamit Ventures, Åland Islands

Vinn White

Sr. Consultant, Deloitte Consulting

Jay Williams

Executive VP & CTO, HubcitiX

Ruthbea Yesner Clarke

Research Director, Smart Cities, IDC

Mark Zannoni

Research Director, Smart Cities & Transportation, IDC Government Insights

Marlyn  Zelkowitx

Global Lead, SAP Future Cities and Internet of Things, SAP Public Sector

Kate Zerrenner

Senior Manager, Energy-Water Initiatives, Environmental Defense Fund

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