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

2018 Key Speakers Included:

Ian Aaron

CEO, Ubicquia

Bill Abolt

Vice President, Energy, AECOM

Deborah Acosta

Chief Innovation Officer, City of San Leandro

Cleve Adams

Chief Executive Officer, Site 1001

Rosa Akhtarkhavari

Chief Information Officer, City of Orlando

Jim Alberque

GIS and Engagement Technology Manager, City of Raleigh

Susan Anable

Vice President of Public Affairs, Southwest Region, Cox Communications

GM of Intelligent Cities, Current Powered by GE

Aaron Attebery

Connected Communities Solutions Lead, Black & Veatch

Dan Ault

Assistant Town Manager/Chief Innovation Officer, Town of Cary, North Carolina

Jameson Auten

VP, Regional Service Delivery and Innovations, Kansas City Area Transportation Authority

Erin Beddingfield

Manager of Data Strategy and Application, Institute for Market Transformation

Jack Belcher

Chief Information Officer, Arlington County, Virginia

Juan Bello

Associate Professor of Music and Computer Science, New York University

Bob Bennett

Chief Innovation Officer, City of Kansas City, Missouri

Laura Benold

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

Cheri Beranek

President & CEO, Clearfield

Hardik Bhatt

Leader, Smart Cities and Mobility verticals, Amazon Web Services

Carrie Bishop

Chief Digital Services Officer, City and County of San Francisco

Brandie Boaz

Director of Public Sector, Midwest Region, Sprint

Eric Bosch

City Architect, City of Kansas City, MO

Mike Branch

Vice President Business Intelligence, Geotab, Canada

Paul Brandenburg

Business Development Manager SLG, Dell EMC Corporation

Trevor Brennan

Strategy & Programme Manager, East Herts & Broxbourne, Hertfordshire County Council, United Kingdom

David Bressler

VP, Industry Solutions, CA Technologies

Melissa Bridges

Performance & Innovation Coordinator, City of Little Rock, AR

Steve Bruegger

Account Manager, Laird

David Bruemmer

CEO, Adaptive Motion Group

Dave Bullock

Managing Director, ITS Miovision, Canada

Christopher Butson

Director of Neuromodulation Research, University of Utah

Charles Byrd

Director of Municipalities and Special Projects, Rajant

Erik Caldwell

Economic Development Director, City of San Diego

Chris Camacho

President and CEO, GPEC

Kris Carter

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

Chris Castro

Director of Sustainability, Smart Cities co-chair, City of Orlando

Sayed Ali Cheraghi

Department of Computer Engineering, Wichita State University

Ken Clark

Chief Information Officer, The Consolidated City of Indianapolis and Marion County

Lynda Clemmons

VP of Sustainable Solutions, NRG

Chelsea Collier

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

Dan Collins

North American Sales Leader - Intelligent Infrastructure Solutions, Pitney Bowes

Kyle Corkum

CEO and Managing Partner, LStar Ventures

Daniel Correa

Co-Founder, Smart Cities Lab

TJ Costello

Americas Director for IoT and Smart Cities, Cisco

Chris Crosby

CEO, Xaqt

Director of Smart Cities, Internet of Things Group, Intel Corporation

Chris Davis

Vice President, Smart Cities and Strategic Alliances, CIMCON Lighting, Inc.

Dominique Davison

Founder, DRAW Architecture + Urban Design

Mark De la Vergne

Chief of Mobility Innovation, City of Detroit

Mark De Santis

Founder, Roadbotic

Aaron Deacon

Managing Director, KC Digital Drive

Kostas Dimitriou

General Manager, GovQuote

Mark Dowd

Executive Director, Smart Cities Lab

Marshall Duer-Balkind

Program Analyst, Department of Energy & Environment, District of Columbia

Mike Duffy

CEO and Founder, CityBase

Michael Dunaway

Director, NIMSAT/ Informatics Research Institute (IRI), University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Jen Duthie

Intelligent Transportation System Engineer, City of Austin

Nina D’Amato

Chief of Staff, Department of Technology, City and County of San Francisco

Sri Elaprolu

Public Sector IoT, Amazon Web Services

Fred Ellermeier

VP & Managing Director, Connected Communities, Black & Veatch

Richard Erb

Executive Director, Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo

Joe Fahrney

National Director of Local Government, Energy Systems Group

Torbjörn Fängström

Program Director, IoT Sweden, Sweden

Mark Farrell

Mayor, City of San Francisco

Eyal Feder-Levy

CEO, ZenCity, Israel

Ken Figueredo


Jamie Fink

CTO, Mimosa

Chris Foreman


Molly Fowler

Senior Urban Strategist, Intersection

Joe Francica

Managing Director, Location Intelligence, Pitney Bowes

Sarah Fustine

Partner, Operations and Strategic Partnerships, Think Big Partners

Dennis Gakunga

Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Chula Vista

Dan Galves

Senior VP and Chief Communications Officer, Mobileye, an Intel Company

Alex Gamota

Senior Vice President & General Manager – ICT Business Unit, Bigbelly

Michael Gansman

Strategic Business Development Executive, GrayMatter

Santi Garces

Chief Innovation Officer, City of South Bend

Dominie Garcia

Smart Cities Program Lead, Battelle Memorial Institute

Kate Garman

Smart City Coordinator, City of Seattle

Wes Geisenberger

Application Sales Manager, Citizen Experience & Smart City Solutions, Oracle

Gregory Glaros

Chief Executive Officer and founder, SYNEXXUS

Stephen Goldsmith

Professor, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

DJ Good

President, LK Communications

Bill Goodwin

General Counsel, AirMap

David Graham

Deputy COO, City of San Diego

Patrick Graves

Manager of Smart Grid Programs, ComEd

Shekhar Gupta

COO, The Solutions Group

Eric Hall

Founder & Chief Innovation Officer, Site 1001

Rachel Han

Director of Business Development, OpenDataSoft

Jack Hanley

VP Sales North America, Telensa

George Hawkinson

Business Development Manager, Connexx Energy

Elizabeth Heider

Chief Sustainability Officer, Skanska USA Inc.

Howard Heppelmann

Divisional Vice President and General Manager, Connected Operations Solutions, PTC

Gary Hobbs

Chief Executive Officer, BWI

Helge Hornis

Director Technology, Factory Automation, Pepperl+Fuchs, Inc.

Brian M. Huey

IoT Client Director, Sprint, IoT Solutions Group

Rebecca Hunter

External Affairs and Strategic Communications, Corporate Development & Strategy, Crown Castle

Dryver Huston

Professor of Engineering, University of Vermont

Richard C. Irvin

Mayor, City of Aurora, IL

Helge Jacobsen

Vice President – Operational Excellence, United Rentals

Scott Jeffcoat

Regional Sales Manager, Mojo Networks

Jill Jemison

Chief Information Officer for Health Sciences, University of Vermont

Hunter Johnston

Vice President of Transportation & Mobility, Think Big Partners

Steven Jones

City Manager, City of Montevideo

Rick Justis

CEO, Live Device

Panagiota Karava

Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, Purdue University

Dennis Kekas

Associate Vice Chancellor Partnerships and Economic Development, NC State University

Kerry Kelly

Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of Utah

Branko Kerkez

Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Michigan

Alex Keros

Smart Cities Chief at GM Urban Mobility / Maven, General Motors Company

Dan Kirby

Former President, Orlando Utilities Commission & Principal at, Jacobs

Joe Kochan

COO, US Ignite

Micah Kotch

Managing Director, URBAN-X

Kimberly LaGrue

Chief Information Officer, City of New Orleans

Claus Popp Larsen

Head of Urban Life, RISE, Sweden

Matthew Laudon

CEO, TechConnect

Ray Lehr

Chief, Baltimore City Fire Department

Ali Levine

NYC Retrofit Accelerator Program Manager, New York City Mayor’s Office of Sustainability

Julie Lorenz

Senior Strategic Consultant, Burns & McDonnell

Per Lundqvist

Professor of Energy Technology, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden

Mohamad Mabrouk

Implementation Manager, Tyler Technologies

Ian Machen

Software & Solutions Senior Sales Consultant, Worldsensing

Bill Maguire

Project Director, US Ignite

Mike Mainthow

Chief Marketing Officer, Smart City Media

Torri Martin

Chief of Innovation, City of Atlanta

Shivakumar Mathapathi

Co-Founder and CTO, Dew Mobility

Nick Maynard

Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer, US Ignite

Scott McCarley

Sr. Director of Solution Management, Smart Cities, PTC

John McGee

President, ARCHIBUS

Jonathan McGory

General Counsel, Cleveland Airport System, City of Cleveland

Sherri Mcintyre

Director Public Works, City of KCMO

Cecil McMaster

Deputy Commissioner and Chief Information Officer, NYC Environmental Protection

Kyle McQuiston

Vice President, JE Dunn Construction

Mike McRoberts

Founder/Principal, MCS LLC

Ross Meentemeyer

Director of the Center for Geospatial Analytics, NC State University

Sam Mehta

Former Dir, San Francisco Airport and Senior VP at, Gresham Smith and Partners

VP of Engineering and Operations, Bigbelly

Bill Miller

VP of Operations, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Blake Miller

CEO, Homebase

Lindsay Miller

Attorney, Ice Miller LLP

Mark Minden

Neighborhood Improvement Specialist, City of St. Louis

Nishal Mohan

National Community Leader, US Ignite

Nella Mollgaard

Executive Director, Red Wing Ignite

Bill Moten

VP Technical Sales, Services and Solutions Development, Tessco Technologies

Dennis Moynihan

Executive Director, BTV Ignite

Dennis Murphey

Chief Environmental Officer, City of Kansas City, MO

Charles Mydlarz

Senior Research Scientist, New York University

Vinod Namboodiri

Associate Professor of Computer Engineering, Wichita State University

Alex Nesic

COO, Immotor

Dennis Newman

Program Director for North Carolina Next Generation Network, Duke University

Chris Nielsen

CEO, Electric Cab North America

Charlie Nobles

Marketing Director for Network Lighting Solutions, Sensus, a Xylem brand

James Nolan

Executive Vice President, Chordant

John Oliver, Jr.

Channel Sales Manager, Microsemi

Matthew Palmer

Senior Research Associate, Center for Infrastructure Based Safety Systems VTTI

Dominic Papa

Executive Director, Institute for Digital Progress

Satya Parimi

Group Vice President, Data and Cloud Products for the Spectrum Enterprise, Charter Communications

Mark Paris

Managing Partner, Urban Us Capital

David Parker

Systems Strategist, Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

Bob Patterson

Certified Master IT Architect and Chief Strategist, HPE

Michael Pegues

Chief Information Officer, City of Aurora, IL

Robert Phocas

Sustainability Director, City of Charlotte

Jeffrey Press

Practice Leader for Government Performance, Socrata

Christine Primmer

Strategy & Business Development for Smart Cities, Georgia Power

Girish Ramachandran

Chief Technology Architect Innovation & Information Management, City of Dallas

Regina Ramazzini

Community & Partnership Director, TechConnect

Mika Rasinkangas

VP of Business Development, Chordant

Glenn Ricart

CTO and Founder, US Ignite

Jean Rice

Senior Broadband Program Specialist, U.S. Department of Commerce

Conor Riffle

Senior Manager, Public Policy, Rubicon Global

David Roberts

Chief Innovation Officer, Indiana Economic Development Corporation

Founder/Principal, MCS LLC

Joel Robideaux

Mayor, City of Lafayette, LA

Jennifer Rocha

Executive Director, Innovation Programs, TechConnect

Eric Roche

Chief Data Officer, City of KCMO

Johan Rosén

Strategic Advisor, City of Uppsala, Sweden

Danny Rotert

Senior Strategic Consultant, Burns & McDonnell

Kamran Saddique

Founder & Executive Director, City Innovate Foundation

Samir Saini

DoITT’s Commissioner/Citywide CIO, City of New York

Jennifer Sanders

Executive Director, Dallas Innovation Alliance

Gregory Sauter

Founder, Smart City Works - Infrastructure Actuator

Matt Sayre

Vice President, Technology Association of Oregon

Eva Schelin

CEO, IQ Samhällsbyggnad, Sweden

Gina Schrader

Director, Business Model Innovation, NextEnergy

Madeline Schueren

Solution Engineer, Geodesign Team, Esri

Euken Sesé Sarasti

General Manager, Fomento de San Sebastián

Albert Seubers

Head of global strategy IT in Cities, Atos

Frank Sgambati

Director, Business Development – Smart City, Robert Bosch

Harry Sheehan

Chief Deputy Water Resources Commissioner, Washtenaw County Government

Herb Sih

Managing Partner, Think Big Partners

Mari Silbey

Senior Editor, Cable/Video, Light Reading

Rob Silverberg

CTO, Digital Communities, Dell EMC Corporation

Jacob Sipe

Executive Director, Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority

Architectural Technology Specialist, BNIM

Jerry Skalka

VP, Victor Stanley, Inc.

Darnell Smith

Chief Information Officer, City of Raleigh

Travis Smith

Director of Smart Water, Sensus

John Smola

Marketing and Business Development Manager, Alabama Power Company

Michael Son

Head of Global Business Development / CFO, Ecube Lab

Adela Spulber

Transportation Systems Analyst, Center for Automotive Research

Scott Stallard

VP and Director of ASSET360 Platform, Atonix Digital

Julie Steenson

Deputy Performance Officer, City of Kansas City, MO

Alexa Stone

Founder, ecoPreserve

Tim Sylvester

Founder, Integrated Roadways

Jerry Tinianow

Chief Sustainability Officer, City and County of Denver

Scott Tousley

Deputy Director, Cyber Security Division, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Anders Trana

Head of Digitalization, Department of Innovation, Trade and Industry, City of Lund, Sweden

Scott Turnbull

National Technology Leader, US Ignite

Rick Usher

Assistant City Manager, City of Kansas City, MO

Jasmine Vreugdenburg

Manager: Innovation and Collaboration Centre, University of South Australia, Australia

Nick Walker

Performance Data Manager, City of Memphis, TN

Bill Wallace

Executive Director, US Ignite

Charles Warner

Editor-in-Chief, Innovation & Tech Today

Karen Weigert

Senior Fellow on Global Cities, Chicago Council on Global Affairs

James Werle

Executive Director, US UCAN, Internet2

Randolph Wheatley

Vice President of Product Marketing, Sensus, a Xylem brand

Michael Willette

Public Sector Business Development Manager, ARCHIBUS

Steve Wimsatt

Senior Director of Business Development, Ruckus Networks

Kim Winslow

Director, Energy Solutions, Kansas City Power & Light

Brandon Wlosinski

Manager of Virtual Design and Construction, BNIM

John Wolfe

Senior Vice President & Southwest Region Manager, Cox Communications

Dalei Wu

Assistant Professor of Computer Science, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Ruthbea Yesner

Vice President, Government Insights and Smart Cities, IDC

Mark Zannoni

Research Director, Smart Cities & Transportation, IDC Government Insights

Mike Zeto

General Manager, Executive Director of Smart Cities, AT&T Mobility

Martin Zhang

Funder, LED2 Lighting

Russ Ziegler

Strategic Accounts Manager Western US, Polaris Industries

Tre Zimmerman

CTO, Ubicquia

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Dell EMC
Medef International
Spectrum Enterprise
Sprint Curiosity
Think Big Partners

Premier Partners

Austin Texas
Light Reading

Supporting Organizaitons

Advanced Energy Economy
Austin Tech Alliance
Colorado Smart Cities Alliance
Colorado Smart Cities Alliance
Colorado Technology Association
Cleantech San Diego
Dallas Innovation Alliance
Innovation & Tech Today
etrolab Network
Smart Cities San Diego
University Of Texas
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