Smart Cities Connect  Conference & Expo

  MAY 8-10, 2024 | RALEIGH, NC

TechConnect, a division of ATI

2022 Key Speakers Include:

Brian Adams

CEO, Ollo

Lori (Sherwood) Adams

Senior Director of Broadband Policy & Funding Strategy, Nokia

Mariela Alfonzo

CEO + Founder, State of Place

Mike Allison

Head of Government and Cities, Nokia North America

Erik Amundson

Vice President, OATI

Andy Anderson

Director of Industrial & Agritech Business, Synapse

Daryl Anderson

CFO, Swift Rails

Mathias Auffray

Technical Account Manager, Siradel, Canada

Patti Austin

Head, Department of Utilities, City of Columbus, OH

Alison Barlow

Executive Director, St. Pete Innovation District

Dorothy Baunach

Chief Executive, DigitalC

Phil Beecher

President, Wi-SUN Alliance

Wyatt Behringer

Communications Strategist, City of Lancaster, PA

Laura Benold

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

Chase Berenson

Senior Consultant of Technology Planning and Implementation Company, E Source

Chris Bilby

Research Engineer, Holy Cross Energy

Mandy Bishop

Deputy Director of Public Service, City of Columbus, OH

Danielle Blount

Project Manager, Launch NY

Brandie Boaz

National Sr. Sales Manager, IoT for Public Sector, T-Mobile

Troy Bolander

Director of Planning, Development & Neighborhood Services, City of Joplin, Missouri

Alison Brooks

Research Vice President, IDC, Canada

Tim Brosnihan

Executive Director of MEMS and Sensors Industry Group, SEMI

Matt Brown

Planning Administrator, Franklin County

Anna Bunce

City Traffic Engineer, City of Centennial, CO

Bryan Burke

US Sales Manager, Arduino

Lomax Campbell

President, Third Eye Network & Founding Chairman of the Board/Niche Market Insights Foundation Inc.

Casey Canfield

Assistant Professor, Engineering Management & Systems Engineering, Missouri University of Science & Technology

Paul Carey

Director MSIG, SEMI

Brian Carnell

Chief Information Officer, Lifescale Analytics

Clay Carpenter

Deputy Chief, Frisco Fire Department

Milzy Carrasco

Director of Neighborhood Engagement, City of Lancaster, PA

Ben Caruso

Practice Leader – State & Local Government, Juniper Networks

Mark Charles

Sustainability Manager, City of Dayton , OH

Steve Clark

Security Technologist, WISeKey

Amber Cobb

Director of Partnership East, RIoT

Shelley Cohen

Director, Clean Technology Business Development, Ameresco

Chelsea Collier

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

Jason Cooley

Chief Innovation Officer, City of Frisco, TX

Mark Cotter

CSO, Swift Rails

Amanda Daflos

Executive Director, Bloomberg Center for Public Innovation, Johns Hopkins University

Bryan Darr

VP of Smart Communities, Ookla

Lee Davenport

Director, Community Development, US Ignite

Jordan Davis

Executive Director, Smart Columbus

Lisa Delp

Co-Founder, GDI Partners, LLC

Joyce Deuley

Sr. Research Analyst, Zpryme


Operational and Technology Director, Parallax Advanced Research

Marc Dilsaver

Mobility & Construction Manager, City of Marysville, OH

Jason Dixon

CEO, Strategic Alliance Community Development Corporation

Bill Dodd

Co-founder and CEO, GigaMonster Networks

Francesco Doddo

IoT Sensors, RF and Cloud Application Director, ST Microelectronics

Paul Duffy

Senior Technical Leader, Enterprise CTO Team / Industrial IoT, Cisco

Michael Dunaway

Assoc. Director for Innovation, Smart Grid and Cyber Physical Systems Program, NIST

Andrew Duvall

Transportation Behavior Analyst, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

James Eck

Vice President & General Manager, Dominion Energy Ohio

Richard Erb

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

Dan Evans

Senior Director of Product Marketing, Itron

Thea (Walsh) Ewing

Director of Transportation & Infrastructure Development, Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC)

Alissa Farina

Deputy Chief Resilience Officer, City of Miami, FL

Fritz Feiten

National Lighting Consultant, Ameresco

Robert Ferrin

Assistant Director, Parking Services, City of Columbus

Joe Flarida

Executive Director, Power a Clean Future Ohio

Chris Foreman


Tim Fowler

DTIC/IAC Field Science & Technology Advisor, USSTRATCOM / NORAD-NORTHCOM

Luisa Freeman

Clean Transportation Prizes, NYSERDA

Marshall Freeman

Chief Operating Officer, Atlanta Police Foundation

John Gabbard

Captain, Canton Police, City of Canton, OH

Tony Gale

COO, Swift Rails

Richard Garbi

Founding Architect and Chief Technology Officer, PayIt

Marcellino Gemelli

Bosch Sensortech, General Manager, Robert Bosch LLC

Andrew Ginther

Mayor, City of Columbus, MO

John Globensky

City Treasurer, City of Grand Rapids

Justin Goodwin

Transportation Planning Mgr, City of Columbus

James Gough

Transportation Services Director, Marine Corps Installations Command, G4

Neil Graham

Chief Revenue Officer, PayIt

Joseph Greco Trapp

CEO & Co-Founder, Third Estate Analytics

Mike Grigsby

Director, Innovation & Technology, City of Sioux Falls

Adair Grover

CEO, Wi-Fiber

Mat Grudzien

Director, Altman Solon

Rhett Gustafson

EVP Corporate Development, EDJX

Katie Gwathmey

Senior Partnerships Manager, Rubicon

Stephen Hackley

SVP – Community Connections, Comcast

Mike Hagan

Deputy Chief, Frisco Police Department

Rebecca Hammons

Associate Professor of Information and Communication Sciences, Ball State University

Jack Hanley

Chief Operating Officer Company, Connected Cities Integrators, Inc.

Phyllis Harris

Community Liaison, Masten District Councilmember, City of Buffalo, NY

Holly Hartell

Assistant Chief Information Officer, County of Arlington, VA

Phil Harvey

Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading

Ali Asad Hasan

Business Development–IoT/Smart Cities, WW Public Sector Partners, Amazon Web Services

Jim Haskins

Director of Community Engagement, Open Sustainability Collaborative

Kevin Hasley

VP, Strategic Initiatives, Root Metrics

Lisa Hayes

Strategic Performance Manager, Town of Wake Forest, NC

Patrick Hayes

CSO, UncommonX

Troy Hege

Vice President of Innovation and Technology, Purdue Research Foundation

Mike Helfrich

CEO, Blueforce

Elle Hempen

Co-founder, The Atlas

Paul Hoekstra

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

John Holden

Director of Economic Development and Tourism, Stafford County, VA

Caitlin Holley

Program Manager, Capital Projects, ENGIE 

Patrick Howard

Mid-Atlantic Business Area Technical Manager, Axis Communications, Inc.

Steve Hyser

Managing Director/Co-Founder, SmartPoint.IO

Don Jacobson

IT Business Partner for Innovation, City of Las Vegas

Anthony Jamison

Co-Founder & CEO, CivStart

Erik Janas

Deputy County Administrator, Franklin County

Brian Johnson

City Manager, Peachtree Corners

Bryant Johnson

Assistant Director of Solid Waste/General Services, City of Clearwater, FL

Tim Johnson

Director IoT Sales - Public Sector & Enterprise West, T-Mobile

Wilfred Justin

Technology Executive, AWS

Raj Kadiyala

Senior AI/ML Evangelist, AWS

Tom Kane

CEO, Network Building & Consulting (NB+C)

George Karayannis

North American Smart Cities Lead, Honeywell

Lloyd Keith

Chief Innovation Officer, City of Gary, IN

Brendan Kelley

Director of Drive Electric Ohio, Clean Fuels Ohio

Kerry Kelly

Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering, University of Utah

Matt Kiesow

Associate Director Strategic Products, OATI

Michael Kilpatrick

Key Segment Manager – State & Local Government, Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions

Mitchell Klein

Executive Director of Strategic Partnerships - IoT, Silicon Labs

Johan Koch

Senior VP, Marketing, Strategic Property Partners

Laura Koprowski

Chief Executive Officer, Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority

Cameron Kraemer

Assistant Chief – Emergency Services, Frisco Fire Department

Oliver Kroner

Sustainability Manager, City of Cincinnati

Jess Kropczynski

Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati

Matthew Laudon

VP TechConnect, ATI

Karen Lightman

Executive Director, Metro21

Filippo Malandra

Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering Department, University at Buffalo

Akshay Malik

Infrastructure Innovation Coordinator, City of Philadelphia

Kristin Managlia

Project Development Engineer, Ameresco

Raymond Martinez

Former Police Chief, City of Miami, FL

Nick Maynard

Co-founder and CEO, US Ignite

Michael Mazur

COO, Colu

Mike Mazzocco

President & CEO, Alytic/US Navy

Doug McCollough

CIO, City of Dublin, OH

Noelani McGadden

VP of Strategic Accounts, Senet

Kevin McSweeney

Management Analyst, City of Columbus

Edwin Mein

Senior Domain Architect, TNL U.S.A., Netherlands

Katie Meyer

Policy and Program Manager for UniCity, Cincinnati Bell

Mark Minden

Executive Vice President of Business Development, Labyrinth Smart Mobility

Sophia Mohr

Chief Innovation and Technology Officer, Central Ohio Transit Authority

Ben Muhlenbruch

VP of Marketing & Business Development, Ready Wireless

Chari Mullen

Director Office of Diversity & Inclusion, City of Fremont

William Murdock

Executive Director, Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission

Kevin Neumaier

CEO, Swift Rails

Rachael Newberry 

Program Director, RIoT 

Andrew Ngui

Director of the Office of Innovation and Startups, Greater Peoria Economic Development Council

Sarah Kernerc Nicoll

Chief Strategy Officer, CivStart

Kirk Niemeyer

City Engineer, City of Lima, OH

Teri Nolan-Range

Channel Manager Smart Cities, Itron, Inc.

Melanie Nutter

Principal , Nutter Consulting, LLC

Daniel Obodovski

Consultant, Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions

Becky Oh

CEO & President, PNI Sensor

Susan Olson

Assistant Director, Information Technology - SAFER, City of Frisco, TX

Vince Parisi

President & COO, Columbia Gas of Ohio

Stephen Patak

Chief Revenue Officer, Ubicquia

Renee Peet

Chief Marketing Officer & Vice President of Product Management, Xylem

Michael Pegues

Chief Information Officer, City of Aurora, IL

Dale Pennington

President of Technology Planning and Implementation Company, E Source

Devayani Puranik

Mobility Development Program Director, Central Ohio Transit Authority

Tristan Rader

Council Member, City of Lakewood, OH

Regina Ramazzini

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

Helen Ramirez

Deputy City Manager, City of Brownsville, TX

Sarah Ratcliffe

SVP Product, Passport

George Reed

SVP Sales and Marketing NORAM, Siradel

Marc Reitter

President & COO, American Electric Power, Ohio

Kate Richardson

Deputy Director, Government Relations, NREL

Nia Richardson

Asst. to Director for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, City of Kansas City, MO

Tod Riedel

Director, Government Video Solutions, Avigilon

Conor Riffle

Vice President, Smart Cities, Rubicon

Dave Rios

Field Science & Technology Advisor, U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM)

Paul Robinson

Executive Advisor, Bedford Funds, LP

Jennifer Rocha

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

Aslyne Rodriguez

Director Of Government Affairs, Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA)

Tim Roe

Director of Venture Development, Rev1Ventures

Ross Roley

Energy Innovation Lead, US Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM)

Micah Runner

Deputy City Manager, City of Rancho Cordova, California

Patrick Ryan

Solutions Engineer, Esri

Jennifer Sanders

Executive Director, North Texas Innovation Alliance (NTXIA)

Matt Sayre

Managing Director, Onward Eugene

Marcus Seas

Geographic Information Systems Analyst, City of Columbus

Jigyasa Sharma

Smart Communities Program Manager, US Ignite

Kimberly Sharp

Sr Director Development, Central Ohio Transit Authority

Mari Silbey

Senior Director of Partnerships and Outreach, US Ignite

Mike Smith

President & CEO, Whitespace

Timothy Wolf Starr

Managing Partner, Ohio Impact Fund

Linda Stevens

Vice President of Smart Grid Sales, OATI

Tyler Svitak

Executive Director, Colorado Smart Cities Alliance

Scott Swanson

Program Manager of Agile Operational Technology, Parallax Advanced Research

Martha Symko-Davies

Energy Systems Integration (ESIF) Laboratory Program Director, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Steve Taggart

Vice President, Ameresco

Uri Tamir

General Manager, Intel Mobileye USA

Kevin Taylor

Segment Development Manager, Smart Cities, Axis Communications, Inc.

Matthew Thomas

Assistant Director, City of Houston , TX

David Thrift

Tax Administrator, Cabarrus County NC

Jennifer Tifft

Director of Strategic Initiative, City of Syracuse, NY

Carlos Tomayo

Innovation Manager, City of Colorado Springs, CO

Timothy Treadwell

Customer Technology Development Manager, Portland General Electric

Ryan Trujillo

Director of Support Services, City of Colorado Springs

Matthew Tuerk

Mayor, City of Allentown, Pennsylvania

Gary Underwood

GVP of State Government Affairs, Spectrum

Ted Urbaniak

Integration and Development Product Manager, Town Of Cary, NC

Peter van Deventer

Director, Governor’s Office Planning & Research, State of California

David van Gilluwe

Chief Data Officer, City of Carlsbad, CA

Pablo Vegas

EVP, Chief Operating Officer & President Utilities, NiSource Inc.

Derek Wallace

Vice President of Marketing, LoRa Alliance

Adam Wason

Director, Department of Public Works, City of Bloomington, IN

Andrew Watkins

President and COO,

Jay Wheeler

President, Underground Refuse Systems Inc.

Del White

SVP Global Sales, Quantela

Christina Willingham

Manager, Smart Mobility Office, Austin Transportation Department, City of Austin

Tim Wilson

Sr. IoT Enablement Specialist, AWS

Michael Wu

Executive Director, RISE Consortium

Emily Yates

Smart City Director, City of Philadelphia

Ruthbea Yesner

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

David Young

CTOO, Nebraska Investment Finance Authority

Stan Young

Senior Research Scientist, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Patti Zullo

Sr. Director Smart City Solutions, Spectrum


2023 Silver Sponsors


2023 Bronze Sponsors

Citizen Lab
Dell Technologies
Save Our Standards
SEMI MEMS & Sensors Industry Group
Stealth - ISS Group

2023 Government Procurement Partner


2023 Supporting Partners

Colorado Smart Cities Alliance
Guidehouse Insights
Innovation And Tech Today
US Ignite

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