Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo
April 12-15, 2021, Columbus,Ohio, In Partnership with US Ignite

Spring 2019 Key Speakers Included:

Ian Aaron

CEO, Ubicquia

Abby Abel

Affiliate, Colorado Smart Cities Alliance

Cleve Adams

CEO, Site 1001

Alex Agrons

General Manager, Trillium

Michael Allegretti

Chief Public Strategy Officer, Rubicon Global

Alyssa Alt

Manager, On- Street Programs, City and County of Denver

Jason Anderson

President and CEO, Cleantech San Diego

Mikael Anneroth

Expert Human and Society Perspective of ICT, Ericsson, Board member Viable Cities

Steven Anson

VP of Vertical Marketing, Anixter

Ginger Armbruster

Chief Privacy Officer, City of Seattle

Tim Asta

National Director of Strategic Siting, ExteNet Systems

Elizabeth Babcock

Manager Climate Action Team, City and County of Denver

Matthew Bailey

Smart Cities Global Practice Leader, Arrow Electronics

Vincent Ball

Vice President of Product Innovation Center, Nytec Inc.

Suman Banerjee

Sheldon B. Lubar Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Suparno Banerjee

Vice President of Public Sector and Smart Cities, Nokia Global Enterprise, France

Clayton Banks

Co-Founder and CEO, Silicon Harlem

Chuck Banks

Director - Public Sector Capital Projects & Infrastructure, Guidehouse

Michael Barnett

Smart City Coordinator, City of Wichita

Bob Bennett

Chief Innovation Officer, City of Kansas City, MO

Laura Benold

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

Celine Berggren-Clausen

Strategic Change Leader, City of Malmo

Jean-Luc Bernier

Channel Partner Manager, DimOnOff, Canada

Hardik Bhatt

Leader, Smart Cities and Mobility verticals, Amazon Web Services

Vik Bhide

Manager, Smart Mobility, City of Tampa

Scott Blumenreich

Chief Innovation and Technology Officer, City of Centennial, Colorado

Troy Bolander

Director of Planning and Development, City of Joplin, MO

Benny Boykin

Sergeant, Wilson NC Police

Marissa Brand

ESTEP Program Manager, SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific

Brandi Braun

Deputy Innovation Officer, City of Columbus

Alison Brooks 

Research VP, Smart Cities & Communities – Public Safety, IDC, Canada

Matt Bult

Mgr, Distribution Automation, KCP&L and Westar, Energy Companies

Bruce Byington

Chief Impact Officer, The Colorado Health Foundation

Erik Caldwell

Interim Deputy Chief Operating Officer, City of San Diego

Cayelan Carey

Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, Virginia Tech

Sean Carpenter

Climate Economy Advisor, City of Fort Collins

Micheal Carroll

Chief Information Officer, Central Ohio Transit Authority

John Cattles

Sustainable Operations Director, Gunnison County

Marc Chiappero

General Manager, Aria Technologies

Jason Christensen

Water Resources Manager, Park City Municipal

Scott Clark

Executive Director for Technology, Town of Chapel Hill

John Clary

Manager, Data & Technology Services, City of Austin

Eulois Cleckley

Executive Director of the Department of Public Works, City and County of Denver

Andrea Cliche

Channel Account Manager, Miovision

Barbara Cohn

Chief Data Officer, Colorado Department of Transportation

Chelsea Collier

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

Francisco Contreras

Innovation Manager, City of West Hollywood

Lilian Coral

Director/National Strategy + Technology Innovation, Knight Foundation

Bill Corbin

President, MH Corbin, LLC

Karlynn Cory 

Group Manager for Project Development & Finance in the Integrated Applications Center, NREL

Brian Crow

VP & Chief Software Officer, Xylem

Michael Cuales

Creative Director, LEVR Studios LLC

Amanda Daflos

Director, Innovation Office & Gender Equity Team for Mayor Eric Garcetti, City of Los Angeles

Petra Dalunde

Chief Operating Officer, Urban ICT Arena, Sweden

Mike Dano

Editorial Director, 5G & Mobile Strategies, Light Reading 

Lee Davenport

Director of Community Development, US Ignite

Moran David

General Manager, Mobileye

Chris Davis

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

Jordan Davis

Director, Smart Cities, Columbus Partnership, City of Columbus

Rebekah Davis

Instructional Technologist, NC State College of Ed

Jason de Souza

VP of Industrial Solutions, Anixter

Matthew Delcambre

Director, Center for Business & Information Technologies, University of Louisana at Lafayette

Kostas Dimitriou

General Manager, GovQuote

Hector Dominguez

Open Data Coordinator, City of Portland

Mark Dowd

Executive Director, Smart City Labs

Eric Drummond

CEO and Founder, Innovation Corridor

Mike Duffy

CEO and Founder, CityBase

Andrew Duvall

Transportation Behavior Analyst, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Zoe Eather

Managing Director of Zemcon and Host of The Smart Community Podcast., The Smart Community Podcast, Australia

Stephen Elkins

Chief Information Officer, City of Austin - CTM

Richard Erb

Executive Director, Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo

Grant Ervin

Chief Resilience Officer, City of Pittsburgh

Seyi Fabode

Founder / Product & Go-To-Market Strategy, Varuna

Crissy Fanganello

Director of Mobility, Panasonic CityNOW

David Feinberg

Director, SMART and IOT Street Lighting Solutions, PENNSMART

Andrew Felbinger

Associate, Urban Innovation Fund

Kenny Fennell

Senior Mobility Strategist, City of Detroit

Kelsey Finch

Policy Counsel, Future of Privacy Forum

Michael Finochio

Engineering Manager for TMC; Public Works, City & County of Denver

Liz Fischer

Chief Marketing Officer, CityBase

Scott Fisher

Operations, U.S. Public Safety, Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure

Scott Fox

CEO, Global View Partners

Sarah Fustine

Partner, Operations and Strategic Partnerships, Think Big Partners

Theresa Gaisser

Principal Project Engineer, RTC of Southern Nevada – FAST

Dennis Gakunga

Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Chula Vista - Economic Development Department

Ben Gardner

President and co-founder, Northeast Group

Erwin Gianchandani

Deputy Assistant Director for the Directorate of Computer and Information Science and Engineering, NSF

Daniel Giblett

Director of Engineering, Valen Energy

Stephen Goldsmith

Daniel Paul Professor of the Practice of Government, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government

Eugene Grant

Mayor, Seat Pleasant, MD

Mike Grigsby

Business Development, Smart+Connected Communities, Cisco

J. Josh Guevara

Broadband Manager, City of San José

Nikhil Gupta

VP, Plano Intelligence Inc

Gene Gurevich

Director of Policy and Business Development, Mobileye

Rachel Han

Director of Business Development, OpenDataSoft

Michael Hancock

Mayor, City and County of Denver

Jack Hanley

VP Sales North America, Telensa

Sam Haren

Creative Director, Sandpit

Alyssa Harvey Dawson

General Counsel and Head of Legal, Privacy and Data Governance, Sidewalk Labs

Jim Haskins

Lead, Smart+Connected Communities Business Development for the Eastern U.S., Cisco

Chanelle Hawken

Vice President of Government Affairs and Public Affairs, Cox Communications California

Rondella Hawkins

Telecommunications & Regulatory Affairs Officer, City of Austin

Russell Heder

Sales Director, IOT, Sprint

Nick Hegemier

Managing Director - Infrastructure / Vehicle Deployment, DriveOhio

Dale Hill

Founder, Proterra

Meghan Histand

Director of Program Operations, US Ignite

Seth Hoffman

City Manager, City of Lone Tree

Robert Horton

Vice President, Environmental Affairs and Sustainability, Dallas Fort Worth Airport

Alan Howze

Chief Knowledge Officer, Unified Government - Wyandotte County & Kansas City, Kansas

Robert Hubbard

Ecosystem Channels - Smart Communities, Transportation & IoT – Americas, Cisco

Danielle Hughes

Capital Program Manager, Tahoe Transportation District

Jack Ihle

Director of Regulatory & Strategy Analysis, Xcel Energy – Colorado

Mrinalini (Lani) Ingram

Vice President of Smart Communities, Verizon

Richard Irvin

Mayor, Aurora, IL

Jason Isaacs

Founder and CEO, Hueneme Technologies Inc.

John Jackson

Smart City Manager, Greenwood Village

Kurt Jacobs

Director of Emerging Technologies, JMA Wireless

Aleta Jeffress

CIO, City of Aurora, CO

Andrew Jimenez

VP Technology, Anixter

Dennis John

Chief Information Officer, City of Arlington, TX

Brian Johnson

City Manager, Peachtree Corners

Tim Johnson

Director IoT Sales/Smart City Programs, Sprint

Tim Jones

Analyst, Innosphere Fund

Darryl Jones

Executive Vice President / Chief Real Estate Officer, Denver International Airport (DEN)

George Karayannis

Executive Director, Panasonic CityNOW

Kent Keel

Mayor, University Place, WA

Christine Kendrick

Smart City PDX Coordinator/Air Quality Lead, City of Portland

Taylor Kerby

Founder, Triangle UAS

Dev Khoslaa

Head, IoT Sales, Enterprise, North America, Nokia

Sara Kiesler

Program Director, Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences, NSF

Dan Kilper

Research Professor and Administrative Director at the Center for Integrated Access Networks, University of Arizona

Joe Kochan

COO, US Ignite

Peter Koonce

Division Manager Signals, Street Lighting, & ITS, City of Portland OR

Frank Kopas

Vice President, Worldwide Sales, Moovit

Micah Kotch

Managing Director, URBAN-X

Jeffrey Kupko

City Project Manager, Smart Columbus

Matt Larson

Innovation Director, City of St. Paul, MN

Alex Larson

Senior Transportation Engineer, Apex Design

Matthew Laudon

CEO, TechConnect

Patrick Lauziere

Vice-President, Technology & Development, Orange Traffic

Meredith Lee

Executive Director, West Big Data Innovation Hub

Ralph Leonard


Ben Levine

Executive Director, MetroLab Network

Jon Lewis

VP Urban Data, Telensa, United Kingdom

Jim Lindauer

IOT Lead Architect, City and County of Denver

Alex Little

Executive Director, Twin Cities Area Transportation Authority

Arnold Liyai

Program Manager, US Ignite

John Lower

Associate VP, Roadway Sensors, Iteris, Inc.

Jerome Lynch

Professor and Donald Malloure Department Chair, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan

Carly Macias

Senior Transportation Planner, Regional Transportation District (RTD)

Bill Maguire

Founder, Connected Communities LLC

Noam Maital

CEO, Waycare, Israel

Ray Major

Chief Economist, Director of Data, Analytics and Modeling, San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG)

Lance Marrano

Sustainment Management System Center of Expertise, US Army Corps of Engineers

Kevin Martin

Smart City PDX/Tech Services Manager, City of Portland, OR

Angie Martinez

Regional Director for Denver, EDA

Shivakumar Mathapathi

Co-Founder and CTO, Dew Mobility

Frannie Matthews

President and CEO, Colorado Technology Association

Wes Maurer

Head of Policy & Innovation - Division of Mobility Operations, Colorado DOT

Nick Maynard

Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer, US Ignite

Michael Mayta

CIO, City of Wichita

Robert McDonald 

Executive Director and Public Health Administrator - Department of Public Health & Environment, City and County of Denver

Bob McQueen

Industry Consultant, Teradata Government Systems

Candelaria Mendoza

Smart City Coordinator, City of San Antonio

John Mirisch

Mayor, Beverly Hills, CA

Nishal Mohan

National Community Leader, US Ignite

Brian Moore

President, Kahua

Paul Mundinger

Partner Solution Account Manager, Intel

Naren Muthiah

Director, Market and Product Strategy,, Tessco Technologies

Suma Nallapati

SVP & Chief Digital Officer, Dish

Ashlesha Nesarikar

President, Plano Intelligence Inc

Charlie Nobles

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

Daniel Noiseux

Executive VP, DimOnOff, Canada

Ashley Nylen

Connected and Autonomous Technologies Program Manager, CO DOT

Michael Ogletree

Air Quality Program Manager, Department of Public Health & Environment - City and County of Denver

Dereck Orr

Division Chief of the Public Safety Communications Division, NIST

Juan Ortiz

Director, Homeland Security and Emergency Management, City of Austin

Kiel Ova

CMO, Traffic Technology Services, Inc.

Sean O’Malley

Managing Principal – Laguna Beach, SWA Group

Dominic Papa

Executive Director and Co-Founder, Institute for Digital Progress

Mark Paris

Managing Partner Urban Us Capital & Managing Director, URBAN-X

Devin Patel

VP of Business Development, Passport

Michael Pegues

CIO, City of Aurora, IL

Karen Pellegrin

UI Designer/ Web Content Developer, City and County of Denver

Patrick Pennel

Sales Operations Manager, Proterra

Mats Petterson

CEO & Co-founder,, Sensative AB

Caleb Phillips

Computational Data Scientist, NREL

G. Pino Porciello

Director of Product Management and Strategic Marketing, ESCRYPT, Canada

Conner Prochaska

Chief Commercialization Officer, U.S. Department of Energy

Bozhao Qi

Ph.D student, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Anu Ramaswami

Charles M. Denny, Jr., Chair of Science, Technology, and Public Policy at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota

Regina Ramazzini

Community & Partnership Director, TechConnect

Anat Rapaport

VP R&D, ZenCity, Israel

Eric Redman

VP, Business Development, Parsons

Spencer Reeder

Director, Government Affairs, Audi of America

Rachel Rembrandt

Director of Customer Success, ZenCity, Israel

Douglas Rex

Executive Director, Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG)

Glenn Ricart

CTO and Founder, US Ignite

Donald Richardson

Engineering Manager, Greenlight, City of Wilson

Jake Rishavy

VP, Denver South Economic Development Partnership/Co-Founder, Colorado Smart Cities Alliance

Jennifer Rocha

Executive Director, Innovation Programs, TechConnect

Joel Rogers

Chair of the Board, EPIC-N Group

Zack Rosenburg

Co-Founder & CEO, SBP

Asher Rosenfeld

Director of Solution Architecture, SeamlessDocs

Claudia Rudolph

Sr. Manager, Solution Strategy, Global Traffic Technologies (GTT)

David Sacharny

Director of Systems Engineering and Development, Blyncsy

Allison Saltzer

IOT Partner Director, Americas in the Global Black Belt Incubation Sales Team, Microsoft

Ryan Saville

Associate Vice President, TransCore

Justin Schmitz

Director of Public Works and Mobility, City of Lone Tree

Jay Schneider

Director of Operations in North America, ZYLAB

Larry Schneider

Streets Superintendent, City of Fort Collins, CO

Griffin Schultz

CEO, Smart Intersections

Mike Scrudato

Senior Vice President and Strategic Innovation Leader, Munich Re America

Susanne Seitinger

Director, Public Sector Marketing, Signify

Karl Sellman

Deputy Director, ICT Infrastructure and Cyber Security, University of South Australia, Australia

Frank Sgambati

Director of Business Development – Smart Cities,, Robert Bosch LLC

Herb Sharpe

SVP Sales US and Canada, Ubicquia

Michael Sherwood

Director of Technology and Innovation, City of Las Vegas

Herb Sih

Managing Partner, Think Big Partners

Rob Silverberg

CTO, Digital Communities, Dell EMC

Emily Silverman

Program Manager, City and County of Denver

Grace Simrall

Chief of Civic Innovation and Technology, Louisville Metro Government

Jerry Skalka

VP, Victor Stanley, Inc.

Mark Smith

Technology Integration Program Manager, Vehicle Technologies Office - U.S. Department of Energy

Randy Smith

Director Facility Management Services, Gilbane Building Company

Bill Spraul

Chief Operating Officer, Transit Services, San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS)

Kristina Starborg

Energy Development Leader, Executive Office, City of Uppsala (Sweden)

Simon Sylvester-Chaudhuri

Executive Director, CIV:LAB

Tom Synder

Executive Director, RIoT

Uri Tamir

Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives, North America, Mobileye

Chris Thomson

Product Manager – Smart Water Cycle, Sensus | Xylem

Jerry Tinianow

Chief Sustainability Officer, City and County of Denver

Benjamin Todd

CEO, 10th Generator

John Tolva

Co-Founder, CityFi

Will Toor

Executive Director, Colorado Energy Office

Anders Trana

Head of IoT and digitalization, Future by Lund, City of Lund

Ryan Trujillo

Manager of Innovation and Sustainability, City of Colorado Springs

Scott Turnbull

National Technology Leader, US Ignite

Caroline VanDeusen

Director Local Government, PayIt

Daniel Vasini

Creative Director, West 8

Hollie Velasquez Horvath

Director, Community Relations, Xcel Energy

Bill Wallace

Executive Director, US Ignite

Jon Walton

Chief Information Officer, County of San Mateo

Charles Warner

Editor-In-Chief, Innovation & Tech Today

Bret Waters

Deputy Chief of Staff, City of Colorado Springs, CO

Andrew Watkins


Jon Weers

Data Science and Technology Lead, NREL

Randolph Wheatley

Vice President of Product Marketing, Sensus, a Xylem brand

Joel White

Vertical Marketing Manager for Smart Cities and ITS,, Robert Bosch LLC

Mike Whiteaker

City Transportation Engineer, City of Lakewood, CO

Peter Williams

Founder and Principal, Peter Williams Solutions LLC

Bill Wilson

Data & Analytics Capability Lead,, Kainos, United Kingdom

Jonathan Wisbey

CTO, City of New Orleans

M. Gérard Wolf

Président de la Task Force Ville Durable/Président, MEDEF International/Brics Access, France

Terry Yates

Smart Cities & IT Project Manager, Town of Cary

Ruthbea Yesner

VP, Government Insights & Smart Cities, IDC

Jim Young

Business Development, Esri

Stan Young

Senior Research Scientist, NREL

Tre Zimmerman

Co-founder & CEO, Ubicquia LLC.

Wangda Zuo

Associate Professor, University of Colorado Boulder

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