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

Sponsors

 

Silver Sponsors

 


Kansas City Living Lab

The KC Living Lab is a smart city focused, public-private partnership innovation lab managed by Think Big Partners. The lab is designed to identify complex urbanization problems and create a platform in which emerging technologies and new ideas can be tested through access to smart city data streams, API's and SDK's and be considered for pilot deployment opportunities. Additionally, cities and established companies can also analyze, test, validate and innovate existing smart city and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies in order to manage risk and deliver maximum ROI to all stakeholders.

Website: http://kclivinglab.org




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


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


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




Burns McDonnell

Our engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists and consultants do more than plan, design and construct. At Burns & McDonnell, our mission is unchanged since 1898: Make our clients successful. More than 5,700 employee-owners partner with you to tackle your toughest challenges in developing the smart cities of the future.

From technology-enhanced smart buildings to mobility solutions that attract residents, we understand the underlying community infrastructure — power, water and transportation — that is the foundation for innovation. We focus on strategic, sustainable solutions that position neighborhoods for the growth ahead.

Website: www.burnsmcd.com




Cisco

Cisco is leading digital transformation in cities and communities with innovative technologies that enable leaders to address key issues using intelligent networking capabilities—turning information into actions that create new capabilities, richer experiences, and unprecedented economic opportunity. Our solutions provide integrated and validated architectures, an extensive partner ecosystem and decades of expertise in best practices for government. Working together with government, we are delivering strategies for digitization that transform processes, business models and citizen experiences to meet the 24/7 demands of today’s world while keeping networks secure.

Website: www.cisco.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




Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is an industry leading technology company that enables government to go further, faster. Our vision is to be the industry's leading provider of secure, next-generation technology that will power data centers today, bridge to multi-cloud environments, and enable an intelligent edge that powers campus, branch and IoT applications for decades to come. To achieve this vision, we are increasing R&D investment, moving aggressively to make strategic acquisitions, and addressing portfolio assets through the spin-mergers. The net result is a portfolio of technology, services and expertise to meet your aggressive mission and operations goals in an every-changing world.

Website: https://www.hpe.com




PTC

PTC helps companies around the world reinvent the way they design, manufacture, operate, and service things in and for a smart, connected world. In 1986 we revolutionized digital 3D design, and in 1998 were first to market with Internet-based product lifecycle management. Today, our leading industrial innovation platform and field-proven solutions enable you to unlock value at the convergence of the physical and digital worlds. With PTC's ThingWorx Platform Solutions for Smart Cities and our global partner ecosystem, you can rapidly build and deploy IoT applications and city-wide platforms and capitalize on the promise of the Internet of Things and augmented reality technology today and drive the future of innovation.

Website: www.ptc.com




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/




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


2017 Premier Partners



Austin Texas

Website: www.austintexas.gov


Kansas City

Website: kcmo.gov


Kansas City Digital Drive

KC Digital Drive is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is to make Kansas City a digital leader to secure our economic prosperity and improve the quality of life for all people in the region. We build civic capacity to help cities adapt to the disruptive impact of emerging technologies.

Website: www.kcdigitaldrive.org


KCP&L

For more than 125 years, KCP&L has played an important role in the growth and development of the Kansas City region as an affordable, reliable electricity provider. The company has more than 3,100 employees who serve approximately 800,000 customers in 47 counties throughout Missouri and eastern Kansas. These employees support nine plants, 26 generating units and 10 peaking facilities. Through innovation, collaboration and involvement, we strive to improve life in the communities we serve.

Website: www.kcpl.com


Light Reading

Light Reading (www.lightreading.com) combines its research-led online communities and targeted events portfolio to help those in the global communications industry make informed decisions. Lightreading.com is the ultimate source for telecom analysis for more than 400,000 subscribers each month, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content and reputation. Light Reading produces targeted communications events and focused one-day and two-day conferences each year for cable, mobile and wireline executives.

Website: www.lightreading.com


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


NSTXL


TREX

Website: trainingaccelerator.org


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


Austin Tech Alliance

Austin Tech Alliance is a member-based nonprofit that promotes civic engagement in Austin's tech sector and supports tech-forward policies to tackle our community's most pressing challenges.

Website: www.austintech.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




CIO Review®

CIOReview is a technology magazine that talks about the enterprise solutions that can redefine the business goals of enterprises tomorrow. It is the leading source that shares innovative enterprise solutions developed by established solutions providers, upcoming hot enterprises and is a neutral source for technology decision makers. Published from Fremont, California, CIOReview is an excellent platform for the enterprise to showcase their innovative solutions.

Website: www.cioreview.com




Cities Today®

Cities Today is the only global magazine containing analysis, comment and best practices on sustainable urban development, connecting local governments with public and private sector solutions.

With an expert editorial advisory board comprising the World Bank, UN-Habitat, UNEP, and city associations ICLEI, C40, UCLG ASPAC, UCLG Africa, UCLG MEWA, Sister Cities International and FLACMA, the publication highlights the challenges facing city leaders and local governments in mobility, finance, smart technology, health care, energy efficiency, water, sanitation, security and housing.

Website: www.cities-today.com


Cleantech San Diego

Cleantech San Diego is a nonprofit member organization that positions the greater San Diego region, including Imperial County, as a global leader in the cleantech economy. The organization achieves this by fostering collaborations across the private-public-academic landscape, leading advocacy efforts to promote cleantech priorities, and encouraging investment in the San Diego region. Cleantech San Diego's membership includes more than 100 local businesses, universities, governments, and nonprofits committed to advancing sustainable solutions for the benefit of the economy and the environment.

Website: cleantechsandiego.org


Cleantech University Prize


CleanTX

CleanTX s the energy and clean technology industry group for Central Texas. Headquartered in the capital city of Austin, CleanTX is uniquely positioned at the nexus of government, industry, academia, utility and community interests. Through our advancement of public-private partnerships, leadership on community education, and networking platform for key industry stakeholders, CleanTX supports our rapidly growing clean energy economy.

Website: cleantx.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


Innovation & Tech Today

Website: innotechtoday.com


Internet of Things Security Foundation (IoTSF)

Security and trust are fundamental to the adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) systems.  IoTSF is the global home for IoT security and the natural home for IoT product and service vendors, network providers, technology adopters, researchers and industry professionals.
The mission of IoTSF is to help secure the Internet of Things, in order to aid its adoption and maximise its benefits.  To do this, IoTSF promotes knowledge and clear best practice in appropriate security to those who specify, make and use IoT products and systems.

IoTSF is an international, collaborative and vendor-neutral initiative led by industry and inclusive of all technology providers and service beneficiaries.  Learn more about IoTSF at https://iotsecurityfoundation.org/.

Website: iotsecurityfoundation.org


Internet2

Website: www.internet2.edu


International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP)

The International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP) is a global association of experienced professional planners. It was founded in 1965 in a bid to bring together recognised and highly-qualified planners in an international network. The ISOCARP network brings together individual and institutional members from more than 80 countries worldwide. As a non-governmental organisation ISOCARP is recognized by the UN, UNHCS and the Council of Europe. The Society also has a formal consultative status with UNESCO.

The objectives of ISOCARP include the improvement of planning practice through the creation of a global and active network of practitioners. ISOCARP encourages the exchange of professional knowledge between planners, promotes the planning profession in all its forms, stimulates and improves planning research, training and education and enhances public awareness and understanding of major planning issues at a global level.
The association's main event is the annual World Congress, which focuses on a globally-significant planning theme and which takes place in a different country each year.

Website: www.isocarp.org


KC Social Innovation Center

KC Social Innovation Center focuses on economic opportunity in digital cities, advancing experiential education and learning to unlock opportunities for all youth, and to empower the future workforce in Kansas City.

Website: kcsocialinnovation.org


Light Reading

Light Reading (www.lightreading.com) combines its research-led online communities and targeted events portfolio to help those in the global communications industry make informed decisions. Lightreading.com is the ultimate source for telecom analysis for more than 400,000 subscribers each month, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content and reputation. Light Reading produces targeted communications events and focused one-day and two-day conferences each year for cable, mobile and wireline executives.

Website: www.lightreading.com


Metrolab Network

Website: www.metrolabnetwork.org


NSTXL

The National Security Technology Accelerator (NSTXL) is a consortium of Industry, Investment, and Academic members working to build the national security marketplace to accelerate innovation discovery and deployment. NSTXL aligns existing Department of Defense (DoD) programs, while partnering with military installations for new technology pilot, test and development efforts. NSTXL aims to address a range of operational and installation needs, from individual warfighter technology up to large-scale installation projects by supporting open innovation to deliver technology solutions that meet DoD requirements.

Website: www.nstxl.org



oneM2M

oneM2M is the global standards initiative that covers requirements, architecture, API specifications, security solutions and interoperability for Machine-to-Machine and IoT technologies. oneM2M was formed in 2012 and consists of eight of the world's preeminent standards development organizations: ARIB (Japan), ATIS (U.S.), CCSA (China), ETSI (Europe), TIA (U.S.), TSDSI (India), TTA (Korea), and TTC (Japan), together with six industry fora or consortia (Broadband Forum, CEN, CENELEC, GlobalPlatform, Next Generation M2M Consortium, OMA) and over 200 member organizations. oneM2M specifications provide a framework to support applications and services such as the smart grid, connected car, home automation, public safety, and health. oneM2M actively encourages industry associations and forums with specific application requirements to participate in oneM2M, in order to ensure that the solutions developed support their specific needs. For more information, including how to join and participate in oneM2M, see: www.onem2m.org.

Website: www.onem2m.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 & Resilient Cities™ (S&RC)

Smart & Resilient Cities™ (S&RC) is the independent resource for urban planners, leaders and visionaries, commerce developers and academics who are looking now for solutions to tomorrow's challenges of adapting legacy urban centers to accommodate future economic and social needs. Smart & Resilient Cities is about modernization and future design — and providing the data and resources that planners need to help define goals, design to meet those goals, implement policies, and maintain, administer, and upgrade the results. Quite simply, S&RC is dedicated to informing modern urban planners about the latest policies, technologies and applications to help them efficiently meet the needs of their citizens and enhance their quality of life.

Website: www.smartresilient.com



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/



SmartX Community Exchange

The SMART Community Exchange (SCE) brings together individuals and organizations through a powerful global platform.

We believe that a thriving community of SMART Experts, Leaders, and Learners working together will provide balanced and efficient solutions for Business, Environment, and Society.

We advance Positive Development (PD) and SMART Growth Economic Development through SMART partner projects, international SMART trade and investment.

We share strategic Information, Education, Advocacy and Networking Resources, to foster SMART Commerce Worldwide.

Website: www.SmartCommunityExchange.com



StateScoop

StateScoop features the latest news and events in state and local government technology. StateScoop gathers top leaders from across government, academia and the tech industry to discuss ways technology can improve government, and to exchange best practices and identify ways to achieve common goals.

In addition to the online property at StateScoop.com, StateScoop also publishes the DailyScoop Newsletter and features multimedia content on StateScoop TV/Radio. StateScoop also recognizes the outstanding work of state and local IT officials and technology thought leaders with the StateScoop 50 Awards.

StateScoop is a division of Scoop News Group – publisher of FedScoop and EdScoop.

Website: statescoop.com



University Of Kansas

Since its founding, the University of Kansas has embodied the aspirations and determination of the abolitionists who settled on the curve of the Kaw River in August 1854. Their first goal was to ensure that the new Kansas Territory entered the union as a free state. Another was to establish a university.

Today, KU has become a major public research and teaching institution of 28,447 students and 2,600 faculty on five campuses (Lawrence, Kansas City, Overland Park, Wichita, and Salina). Its diverse elements are united by their mission to educate leaders, build healthy communities, and make discoveries that change the world.

A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities since 1909, KU consistently earns high rankings for its academic programs. Its faculty and students are supported and strengthened by endowment assets of more than $1.44 billion. It is committed to expanding innovative research and commercialization programs.

Website: www.ku.edu


University Of Texas

Website: www.utexas.edu


WECOM




Wi-Fi Alliance®

Wi-Fi Alliance® is the worldwide network of companies that brings you Wi-Fi®. Members of our collaboration forum come together from across the Wi-Fi ecosystem with the shared vision to connect everyone and everything, everywhere, while providing the best possible user experience. Since 2000, Wi-Fi Alliance has certified more than 30,000 Wi-Fi products. The Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ seal of approval designates products with proven interoperability, backward compatibility, and the highest industry-standard security protections in place. Today, Wi-Fi carries more than half of the internet's traffic in an ever-expanding variety of applications. Wi-Fi Alliance continues to drive the adoption and evolution of Wi-Fi, which billions of people rely on every day.

Website: www.wi-fi.org


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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