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

Sponsors

 

Platinum Sponsor

 


Sensus

Sensus, a Xylem brand, helps a wide range of public service providers—from utilities to cities to industrial complexes and campuses—do more with their infrastructure to improve quality of life in their communities. We enable our customers to reach farther through the application of technology and data-driven insights that deliver efficiency and responsiveness. We partner with them to anticipate and respond to evolving business needs with innovation in sensing and communications technologies, data analytics and services. Learn more at sensus.com and follow @SensusGlobal on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram.

Website: sensus.com

 

Silver Sponsors

 


Anixter

Anixter is a leading global distributor of Network & Security Solutions, Electrical & Electronic Solutions and Utility Power Solutions. We help build, connect, protect and power valuable assets and critical infrastructures. From enterprise networks to industrial MRO supply to video surveillance applications to electric power distribution, we offer full-line solutions, and intelligence, that create reliable, resilient systems that sustain businesses and communities. Through our unmatched global distribution network along with our supply chain and technical expertise, we help lower the cost, risk and complexity of our customers' supply chains.

Website: www.anixter.com




Cisco

We are the architects of possibility. Cisco delivers secure, scalable technology foundations that not only perform for today's requirements, but also help you modernize, innovate and grow to new heights. Our secure intent-based networking, collaboration, wireless and data center technologies have long been a fixture in cities and communities around the world. We offer practical forward-looking solutions for the communities you protect, serve and educate. Between the community you imagine and the community you live in, there's a bridge. And we are the builders of the bridge to possible.

Website: www.cisco.com/c/en/us/solutions/industries/smart-connected-communities.html




Mobileye

Mobileye, an Intel Company, is a global leader in the development of computer vision and machine learning, data analysis, localization and mapping for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and autonomous driving. Mobileye's technology keeps passengers safer on the roads by reducing the risk of collisions and has the potential to revolutionize the driving experience. In addition to meaningful improvment to safety, Mobileye's technology can generate valuable data regarding a city's infrastructure and potential danger zones. From Safety Today to the Autonomous Tomorrow.

Website: www.mobileye.com/en-us/




Ubicquia

UBICQUIA® offers municipalities, utilities, and broadband service providers a cost effective and expandable platform for Smart City deployment including our UbiCell streetlight router providing advanced lighting control, environmental monitoring, public WiFi and small cell services.

Ubicquia's product suite includes:

  • UbiCell - the Industry's only NEMA socket based Street Light Router featuring Advanced Light Control, Broadband Connectivity, Location-Based Services, IoT Applications with edge video and audio processing;
  • UbiHub™ - the quickest way to provide edge processing and backhaul to network and IoT applications and;
  • UbiMetro™ - the first NEMA socket based small cell with Backhaul plus multi-band dedicated host configurations.

Website: www.ubicquia.com

 

Bronze Sponsors

 


Bosch

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected industry. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group's strategic objective is to create solutions for a connected life, and to improve quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is "Invented for life."

Website: www.boschusa.com




CityBase

CityBase is a Chicago-based government technology company that transforms the way cities connect and do business with constituents. CityBase works with local governments, agencies, and utilities to integrate payment functionality, business processes, and communications onto a central, cloud-based platform that consumers can access through the web, mobile, kiosk, or point-of-sale.

Website: thecitybase.com




Dell EMC

Dell EMC brings innovation to government organizations of all sizes so they and their citizens can transform and thrive in the digital economy. Becoming a digital organization means transforming operating models, people, and process as well as IT. We uniquely power this digital transformation by delivering best-in-class technology for applications, data, infrastructure and security – from the edge to the core to the cloud. Collectively under the banner of Dell Technologies, Dell, Dell EMC, Pivotal, RSA, SecureWorks, Virtustream, and VMware align to deliver a singular goal: helping governments transform the way they work, so they can transform the lives of the citizens they serve.

Website: www.emc.com





MEDEF International

MEDEF International is a non-profit private-funded organization, created in 1989 by MEDEF, the French Business Confederation (750,000 companies). MEDEF International is the most representative organization of the French private sector at an international level. It is chaired by Mr Frederic Sanchez, CEO of FIVES GROUP. MEDEF International aims at promoting the French companies' know-how abroad through collective actions. Through its actions, MEDEF International supports trade, technologic cooperation and investments, long-term partnerships, especially on emerging and developing markets as well as reconstruction markets. It gathers every year about 7000 French companies already operating in the world, in 87 Business Councils headed by 60 CEOs of major international French companies.

Website: www.medefinternational.fr




NREL

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) primary national laboratory for renewable energy, energy efficiency and advanced transportation and mobility research. From scientific discovery to accelerating market adoption, NREL deploys its deep technical expertise and unmatched breadth of capabilities to drive the transformation of our nation's energy resources and systems. Today, local governments are leading the nation in addressing complex energy challenges and setting ambitious goals. NREL's technical and collaborative approach offers "science toward solutions," focused on the use of credible and objective data, analytics, and advanced energy and mobility system modeling to equip local government decision-makers in mapping a path toward and achieving their energy goals.

Website: www.nrel.gov




Panasonic

Panasonic CityNOW is driving transformational change for cities, utilities, developers, community residents. By embracing smart technology, clean energy, and emerging mobility solutions, CityNOW and our partners are pioneering a new era of urban living. That vision comes to life at Pena Station NEXT in Denver, Colorado. There we're advancing a living lab where collaboration, innovation and smart city technology paint a vision of the future, today.

Website: na.panasonic.com/us




PayIt

PayIt is a purpose built Digital Government Platform that enables you to provide solutions that help improve the delivery of government services to citizens. The platform is cloud based, configurable, extensible and secure. This provides an ideal solution for your services and does not require hardware, ongoing maintenance or surprise you with any hidden fees. A partnership with PayIt is the best decision you can make for both you and your citizens.

Website: www.payitgov.com




Spectrum Enterprise

Spectrum connects more than 27 million residential, business and government municipalities in communities across 41 states. We've invested more than $27 billion since 2014 to extend and enhance our network. Our investment in new technologies and network infrastructure will provide the right connectivity framework for communities to take advantage of new and innovative smart city services. Our network already enables smart city services in some communities and, as more communities embrace the potential of these services, Spectrum can be a reliable partner to deliver them. More information about Spectrum Smart Cities can found at SpectrumSmartCities.com.

Website: SpectrumSmartCities.com.




Sprint Curiosity

Sprint Business is making networks smarter, more agile and more manageable. By bringing 5G and IoT together, we put the power and performance of a modern converged network in the hands of customers. Our software-defined intelligence layer makes business networks ultra-responsive and more available. Our 5G spectrum advantage delivers more capacity at faster speeds than ever before. Our IoT roadmap is accelerating the deployment of billions of IoT devices and applications. Sprint is innovating within the largest, connected technology ecosystem in the world…the Softbank Vision Fund. Our carrier-agnostic, as-a-service model ensures that customers can access the new always-on, bandwidth-hungry, converged business world.

Website: business.sprint.com




Telensa

Telensa makes wireless smart city applications, including PLANet, the world's most deployed smart streetlight solution with a footprint of over one million lights. PLANet pays for itself by reducing energy and maintenance costs, future-proofs LED investments, and delivers a dedicated smart city network for other applications.

Leading municipalities and utilities are working with Telensa to deploy smart city applications including traffic analytics, environmental monitoring and smart waste.

Telensa's Ultra Narrow Band (UNB) radio combines low cost, wide area coverage and long battery life for massive numbers of devices. UNB is undergoing standardisation with ETSI.

Website: www.telensa.com




Tessco Technologies, Inc.

Tessco Technologies, Inc. is a value-added technology distributor, manufacturer, and solutions provider. Tessco was founded more than 30 years ago with a commitment to deliver industry-leading products, knowledge, solutions, and customer service and supports customers in the public and private sector. Tessco supplies more than 50,000 products from 400 of the industry's top manufacturers in mobile communications, Wi-Fi, Internet of Things, wireless backhaul, and more. Tessco is a single source for outstanding customer experience, expert knowledge, and complete end-to-end solutions for the wireless industry.

Website: www.tessco.com


Think Big Partners

Think Big Partners is an innovation-driven professional services firm located in Kansas City. As one of leading
experts in designing smart city platforms that address complex urbanization
challenges while catalyzing economic growth, Think Big advises cities,
established companies and early stage startup entrepreneurs in the areas of
innovation, smart city design and execution, emerging technology commercialization
and innovation driven economic development. In 2016, Think Big Partners won the
Golden Edison Award for its role in the Kansas City Smart City Project. Think
Big operates Think Big Labs, a civic technology focused innovation and big data
platform that utilizes design thinking and co-creation methodologies to develop
smart city, IoT and emerging technology based solutions and entrepreneurship opportunities.

Website: http://thinkbigpartners.com




URBAN-X

URBAN-X is a venture accelerator that educates, invests in and advocates for companies shaping the future of cities through technology and design. Founded by MINI, URBAN-X forges meaningful connections with leaders in the public and private sectors, helping early-stage startups turn compelling ideas into viable, scalable solutions for urban life.

URBAN-X is based in Greenpoint, Brooklyn at A/D/O, a creative space founded by MINI and dedicated to exploring the boundaries of design. Follow URBAN-X on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Website: www.urban-x.com



Verizon

Verizon Smart Communities helps private and public sector planners use IoT technologies to help solve today’s biggest challenges—like energy management, intelligent traffic and transportation and public safety.

Website: https://enterprise.verizon.com/products/internet-of-things/smart-cities-and-communities/

 

Registration Sponsor



Site 1001

Site 1001 is an AI-based building management and maintenance platform that uses core building information, building systems and sensor data in combination with artificial intelligence to put the "smart" in "smart buildings." Cloud-based, mobile first, and location-aware, Site 1001 helps owners, operators and FM pros save money and improve building performance by delivering FM information to the right person in the right place at the right time. Coupled with Site's AI technology, which can anticipate maintenance issues and automatically interact with building systems, Site 1001 users can improve efficiency, slash FM costs, and extend equipment lifecycles without increasing workloads.

Website: https://site1001.com/

 

Premier Partners

 


Austin Texas

Website: www.austintexas.gov


Denver

Website: www.denver.org


National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering. NSF is a leader in advancing research and innovation that connects science with local communities, revolutionizing them for the future.

Website: www.nsf.gov


US Ignite

US Ignite fosters the creation of next-generation Internet applications that provide transformative public benefit.

By engaging diverse public and private leaders, we "ignite" the development and deployment of new apps with profound impact on how Americans work, live, learn and play.

Website: www.us-ignite.org

 

Supporting Organizations

 


Advanced Energy Economy (AEE)

ADVANCED ENERGY ECONOMY (AEE) is a national association of business leaders who are making the global energy system more secure, clean, and affordable. AEE engages in policy advocacy at the federal, state, and regulatory levels.
Our mission is transforming public policy to enable rapid growth of advanced energy companies. Learn more at www.aee.net

Website: www.aee.net


aSTEAM Village

OUR MISSION: Inspire students and families to pursue education and career pathways in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM), through community-based project learning and innovative programs.

aSTEAM Village is a 501(c)3 organization that focuses on engaging students, families, and educators in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) pathways to facilitate career and education readiness for participation in the 21st Century economies of today and tomorrow.

Website: www.asteamvillage.org


Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS)

As a leading technology and solutions development organization, the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) brings together the top global ICT companies to advance the industry's most pressing business priorities. ATIS' nearly 200 member companies are currently working to address 5G, the All-IP transition, network functions virtualization, big data analytics, cloud services, device solutions, emergency services, M2M, cyber security, network evolution, quality of service, billing support, operations, and much more. These priorities follow a fast-track development lifecycle -- from design and innovation through standards, specifications, requirements, business use cases, software toolkits, open source solutions, and interoperability testing.

Website: http://www.atis.org


ATI

The Austin Technology Incubator harnesses business, government and academic resources to provide strategic counsel, operational guidance, and infrastructure support to its member companies to help them transition into successful, high growth technology businesses.

Website: ati.utexas.edu


Colorado Smart Cities Alliance

Website: coloradosmart.city


Colorado Technology Association

Website: coloradotechnology.org


Dallas Innovation Alliance

The Dallas Innovation Alliance (DIA) is a Public Private Partnership focused on the design and execution of a multi-phased Smart City strategy for Dallas. The DIA includes stakeholders from the City of Dallas, private corporations, civic/NGO organizations and academia who are invested in Dallas' continued evolution as an forward-thinking, innovative, and Smart global city. DIA operates from the definition that a Smart City is one where social and technological infrastructures and solutions facilitate sustainable economic growth, resource efficiency, and importantly, improves the quality of life for its citizens.

Website: www.DallasInnovationAlliance.com


Digi.City

Website: www.digi.city


Innosphere

Website: www.innosphere.org


Innovation & Tech Today

The leading publication for cutting edge, innovative technologies, and those individuals driving the industry forward, Innovation & Tech Today is committed to featuring fascinating stories, products, and people across a plethora of industries. From education, engineering, gaming, travel, photography, and smart fabrics to wearables, smart home technology, business innovations, and so much more, our team of experts and journalists celebrate a passion for innovation across the board. With a different theme and special contributors every quarter, I&T Today offers something for everyone. Whether your interests lie in sustainability and clean energy, innovations in business strategy, sports and medical technology, or home automation, Innovation & Tech Today is your tech magazine.

Website: innotechtoday.com


Internet2

Website: www.internet2.edu


Marketplace.city

Website: marketplace.city


Metrolab Network

Website: www.metrolabnetwork.org


Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster (RTCC)

The Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster (RTCC) is an initiative of business, government, academic, and nonprofit leaders working together to accelerate the Research Triangle region's cleantech economy. Since 2012, RTCC has worked to focus stakeholders on a single vision to promote cleantech innovation, accelerate research, and support sector growth in the region and North Carolina. The Research Triangle region is recognized as a global cleantech hub, with 350+ companies and research institutions developing innovations to shape a more sustainable future for cities, communities, and citizens.

Website: www.researchtriangle.org



Smart Cities San Diego

Smart Cities San Diego is collaboration between public, private, and academic organizations working to develop and implement initiatives that will improve the San Diego region's energy independence, empower consumers to embrace clean technologies, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and drive economic growth. The mission of Smart Cities San Diego is to drive existing energy programs forward, identify new opportunities, embrace additional collaborators, and make the San Diego region a leader in the smart cities movement.

Website: cleantechsandiego.org/smart-cities-home/



Smart Cities Dive

Website: www.smartcitiesdive.com



University Of Texas

Website: www.utexas.edu


Event and Promotional Sponsorships:

A number of high profile event and promotional sponsorships are available for purchase. Promotional sponsorships include Banners, Lanyards, Bags, Receptions, Coffee Breaks and more. Call Richard Erb for pricing and availability at +1.401.477.2180 or: email

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