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

2020 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

 


Arrow

Businesses need help simplifying the complex. Arrow's Enterprise Computing Solutions business guides the development of powerful, practical and complete IT solutions by combining technologies to address specific business needs. From cloud and data intelligence to security and IoT, Arrow brings innovative solutions to market through intelligent channels to deliver the modern enterprise. Hewlett Packard Enterprise is the global edge-to-cloud Platform-as-a-Service company that helps organizations accelerate outcomes by unlocking value from all of their data, everywhere. We're built on decades of reimagining the future through innovation.

Website: www.arrow.com




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




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




VANTIQ

VANTIQ is a high-productivity software platform that allows cities to quickly and flexibly build reactive applications with a fraction of the resources and time. VANTIQ's founders, Marty Sprinzen and Paul Butterworth, founded VANTIQ to solve the complex problems we face with the digital world by creating a software platform with an event-driven architecture (EDA). This allows VANTIQ to be the best platform to integrate siloed systems across geographic areas, scale to large data systems and growth, and ultimately react in real time to the flow of people, machines, and IoT devices across a city.

Website: vantiq.com

 

Bronze Sponsors

 


Ameresco, Inc.

Founded in 2000, Ameresco, Inc. (NYSE:AMRC) is a leading energy efficiency and renewable energy provider working with Smart Cities and organizations across North America and Europe. Our smart, comprehensive services span energy efficiency, infrastructure upgrades, asset sustainability, and renewable energy solutions. From LED streetlighting and advanced metering infrastructure to smart buildings, Ameresco designs, builds, operates, and maintains custom solutions using the most advanced energy technologies available in the market. Our experience in managing complex projects combined with innovative financing options have enabled customers to achieve meaningful and measurable results including: reduced operating expenses, modernized infrastructure, increased resiliency, and enhanced environment.

Website: www.ameresco.com




Badger Meter

Badger Meter smart water solutions provide actionable information through data analytics from our accurate and durable water metering products, without the need for utility-owned communications infrastructure. These smart solutions allow users to optimize, use and minimize waste of one of the world's most precious resources.

Website: www.badgermeter.com




BIAS

As an Oracle Platinum Partner and IT Services company, BIAS Corporation provides exceptional Business and IT expertise delivering advanced solutions for some of the world’s leading organizations leveraging Oracle technology. Our core differentiated services include strategic IT planning, cloud transformation & migration, application & technology implementations, managed services, and software & hardware acquisition.

Website: www.biascorp.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 Technologies

Dell Technologies 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 processes 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. Dell Technologies is aligned to deliver a singular goal: helping governments transform the way they work, so they can transform the lives of the citizens they serve.

Website: https://www.delltechnologies.com/slg




Ion Smart Cities Accelerator

The Ion Smart Cities Accelerator draws its strength from Houston's Innovation Ecosystem. The Accelerator, backed by Microsoft and Intel, also benefits from partnerships with the City of Houston and TX/RX, a nonprofit makerspace. Startups in the first cohort tackled Houston's infrastructure, transportation, mobility, resiliency, city mapping, and data collection and analysis needs. Startups in the second cohort will tackle water purification/quality, air quality, and clean tech needs, by having the opportunity to develop digital and technology-related products and pilot initiatives in the City of Houston and the Mayor's Complete Community Initiatives. In this way, the Ion Smart Cities Accelerator addresses the needs of Houston's people by deploying technology into the infrastructure and civic fabric that makes Houston so strong, complementing the Mayor's efforts to connect ideas, people, and communities and making our ecosystem even more robust. To see the story of Cohort 1, watch our short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZn7p00khN4. To learn more about The Ion, visit ionhouston.com.

Website: ionhouston.com




Nexar

Nexar makes it possible to connect every driver on the road for a safer, smoother journey. When people pair Nexar-enabled dash cams with the Nexar app, they join a connected vehicle network that uses computer vision and sensor fusion to see hazards on the road. Nexar CityStream takes anonymous, aggregated data from this network, turns it into insights and intelligence, and shares this information with cities, states and municipalities for safer and smarter roads for everyone. 

Website: www.getnexar.com




Nokia

Nokia creates the technology to connect the world. It develops and delivers the industry's only end-to-end portfolio of network equipment, software, services and licensing that is available globally. Nokia's customers include communications service providers whose combined networks support 6.1 billion subscriptions, as well as enterprises in the private and public sector that use its network portfolio to increase productivity and enrich lives. Through Nokia's research teams, including the world-renowned Nokia Bell Labs, it is leading the world to adopt end-to-end 5G networks that are faster, more secure and capable of revolutionizing lives, economies and societies. Nokia adheres to the highest ethical business standards as it creates technology with social purpose, quality and integrity. 

Website: www.nokia.com




Parsons

Parsons (NYSE: PSN) is a leading disruptive technology provider for the future of global defense, intelligence and critical infrastructure with capabilities across cybersecurity, missile defense, space, connected infrastructure and smart cities. Please visit parsons.com, and follow us on LinkedIn and Facebook to learn how we're making an impact.  

Website: www.parsons.com




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




Rubicon

Rubicon is a technology company that powers a digital marketplace, provides a suite of SaaS products for waste, recycling, and smart city solutions, and collects and analyzes data for businesses and governments worldwide. Using technology to drive environmental innovation, the company helps turn businesses into more sustainable enterprises, and neighborhoods into greener and smarter places to live and work. Rubicon's mission is to end waste, in all of its forms, by helping its partners find economic value in their waste streams and confidently execute on their sustainability goals. The company is a Certified B Corporation, affirming that Rubicon meets the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance. Through its technology, Rubicon is transforming the entire category of waste and recycling. With more than 2.6 million service locations worldwide, Rubicon Global is headquartered in Atlanta, GA, and has core teams in New York, NY; San Francisco, CA; St. Louis, MO; and Tinton Falls, NJ. Rubicon was named a Great Place to Work® in 2018 and 2019, and was recognized as one of Glassdoor's "Top Ten Companies with Seriously Impressive Benefits" in 2018. Visit https://www.rubiconglobal.com or follow Rubicon on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram.

Website: https://www.rubiconglobal.com/




Signify

BrightSites by Signify, recognizes that municipal leaders are looking for ways to improve their cities by enhancing Wi-Fi and IoT connectivity today in order to enable the transformation to a smarter, connected city of the future. Wth that in mind, we have developed a complete line of smartpoles utilizing Wi-FI, IoT, 4G ,5G and 5G mm LTE technologies.Digital transformation of public spaces is rapidly accelerating from historic town centres, to neighborhoods to large urban areas in order to meet the demands of the mobile society. BrightSites slim IoT pole will help municipalities meet the digital needs of their communities.

Website: www.signify.com/en-us/innovation/brightsites




Samsara

Samsara is the leader in Industrial IoT. Our mission is to increase the efficiency, safety, and sustainability of the operations that power our economy. Samsara's portfolio of complete IoT solutions combine hardware, software, and cloud to bring real-time visibility, analytics, and AI to operations. We serve over 10,000 customers across diverse sizes and industries, from transportation and logistics to field services, food production, energy, construction, local governments, and manufacturing. Samsara's growing suite of solutions includes vehicle telematics, driver safety, mobile workflow and compliance, asset tracking, and industrial process controls - all in an integrated, open, real-time platform. Samsara was founded in 2015 by the co-founders of Meraki, now part of Cisco Systems. Our fast-growing team of 1,300 employees is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in San Jose, Atlanta, and London.

Website: www.samsara.com




Siradel

Siradel produces 3D digital twins of cities, collaborative and open 3D visualization platforms with simulation, GIS and big data capabilities for smarter infrastructure planning, decision-making and communications.

Working in 60+ countries for 25 years, Siradel, an Engie group company, is providing innovative 5G and smart city solutions for telecom operators, public sector entities and all city stakeholders to make cities more sustainable, connected, resilient and attractive.

Website: www.siradel.com | Linkedin | Twitter




Telensa

Telensa is the market share leader in smart street lighting, with more experience of deploying systems of more than 100,000 lights than anyone else. Our dedicated wireless networks can cover entire counties, states and countries – with a controls range that covers every type of lit asset. Telensa PLANet is designed specifically for the finely balanced business case of smart street lighting, with ultra-low power and bandwidth consumption, advanced controls sets to maximise savings, and long-term durability. Telensa enables you to add smart city sensors throughout your connected streetlight deployment, helping build your smart city of today, and tomorrow.

Website: http://www.telensa.com




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




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




Verra Mobility

Verra Mobility (NASDAQ: VRRM) focuses on making life safer, easier and more connected for our customers and the communities we serve. A global leader in smart transportation, we work alongside our customers and behind the scenes to relentlessly develop customized technology solutions to solve complex transportation challenges. We seamlessly connect people, technology and data across the smart mobility ecosystem. Our Commercial Services customers include rental car companies, fleet management companies and large fleet operators. We provide the integrated technology to help these customers manage tolls, violations and vehicle registrations. Our Government Solutions customers consist of municipalities, school districts and other government entities. We install, maintain and manage leading technology that positively impacts driver behavior and enhances road safety. Our products include red-light, speed, school bus stop arm, and bus lane cameras.

As cities become smarter and mobility becomes more complex, connected and automated, Verra Mobility makes life safer and easier on the road ahead.

Website: www.verramobility.com




Zencity

Powered by Artificial Intelligence, Zencity aggregates digital community discourse and transforms that data into actionable insights for local governments. With the real-time community feedback from Zencity, local government leaders are able to better meet their community's needs, communicate effectively with their residents, and build better, data-informed policies. Powered by Artificial Intelligence, Zencity aggregates digital community discourse and transforms that data into actionable insights for local governments. With the real-time community feedback from Zencity, local government leaders are able to better meet their community's needs, communicate effectively with their residents, and build better, data-informed policies.

Website: zencity.io

 

Registration Sponsor

 


Victor Stanley

Victor Stanley, Smart 50 Award recipient and leader in quality site furnishings, helps you bring your visions to life. From benches and bike racks to smart litter receptacles using our Relay Sensor and Service, we meticulously design, engineer and manufacture every detail to ensure our site furnishings will withstand the test of time. Through embedded sensors, Relay measures fill levels, weight, nearby foot traffic, and countless other variables. This real-time data can help dramatically reduce wasted time, expenses, and environmental impact by eliminating unnecessary collection runs. For over 57 years, we have helped create a place for people to gather, live life and make timeless moments.

Website: www.victorstanley.com


Research Partner

 


IDC

IDC Government Insights Worldwide Smart Cities and Communities Strategies research analyzes the role of ICT in the areas of economic development and civic engagement, urban planning and administration, public safety, transportation, and energy and infrastructure. This research advisory service analyzes how cities and communities, with ICT suppliers and other partners, are leveraging technology to improve operations and better serve residents, visitors, and businesses. The continuing evolution of cities along IDC's Smart City Maturity Model, the creation of new partnerships and funding models, and the use of innovative technologies to create Smart City and community ecosystems are covered in detail.

Website: www.idc.com


Premier Partners

 


Austin Texas

Website: www.austintexas.gov


Denver

Website: www.denver.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


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


Cityfi LLC

Cityfi LLC is in the business of urban change management, with an eye towards facilitating empowering positive, sustainable impacts and economic returns. At our core is dispelling the myth that a necessary evil of good business is often a suboptimal outcome for people and the environment. We believe that true public-private partnerships are built upon clear lines of communication, common goals, aligned incentives and outcomes. Cityfi helps towns, cities, governments, start-ups, and companies understand and navigate the increasingly complex urban landscape, and work together to make positive change, fast. We focus a great deal on technology, but in the context of what is good for cities, citizens, and the long-term health of our environment. We leverage a network of thought leaders to provide holistic strategies, action plans, and practical solutions to meet community priorities.

We are global thought leaders in the transportation, technology, environment and finance sectors. Working by inspiring community action, advising organizational leadership, developing strategic roadmaps, and facilitating public-private partnerships, Cityfi integrates public policy, urban design, economic development, capacity building, and civic innovation to achieve measurable outcomes to create more livable, sustainable and efficient communities.

Website: cityfi.co


Cleantech San Diego

Cleantech San Diego is a member-based trade organization that positions the greater San Diego region as a global leader in the cleantech economy and smart cities movement. As a nonprofit organization, it is uniquely suited to support the cleantech industry 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 members include 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


Colorado Cleantech Industries Association

Founded in 2008, Colorado Cleantech Industries Association impacts Colorado's policies, people, products, and programs that drive expansion of a cleaner, cheaper, more efficient, and secure energy economy. Through advocacy, public policy leadership, development, and education, CCIA works to ensure that Colorado is a global cleantech leader.

Website: coloradocleantech.com


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


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


IoT Playbook

IoT Playbook is the comprehensive resource for integrators and solution providers to help them profit from the booming Internet of Things (IoT) market.

IoT Playbook offers cutting-edge guidance on trends and opportunities in everything from sensors, software, and gateways to smart offices and cities. It reaches thousands of North American providers of audio, control, digital signage, IT networking, business continuity, cybersecurity, surveillance, unified communication, mount, cabling, energy, cooling, and other solutions. IoT Playbook is part of the ChannelPro Network.

Website: www.iotplaybook.com


Marketplace.city

Website: marketplace.city


Metrolab Network

Website: www.metrolabnetwork.org


Navigant

Navigant Research is a market research and consulting team that provides in-depth analysis of global clean technology markets. The team's research methodology combines supply-side industry analysis, end-user primary research and demand assessment, and deep examination of technology trends to provide a comprehensive view of these industry sectors.

Website: www.navigantresearch.com


Open Connectivity Foundation

The Open Connectivity Foundation is dedicated to enabling an interoperable, scalable, reliable and secure Internet of Things for consumers, businesses and industries. OCF delivers a connectivity framework, IoTivity open source implementation, and certification program. OCF devices can securely communicate regardless of form factor, operating system, service provider, transport technology or ecosystem. Its solutions leverage industry standards that allow anyone to quickly build a complex device from a consistent set of building blocks and provided tools, driving scalability and interoperability. OCF specifications are ratified by ISO/IEC JTC1. Join our 400+ membership and learn more at OpenConnectivity.org.

Website: http://openconnectivity.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

An initiative led by Cleantech San Diego, Smart Cities San Diego is a collaboration between public, private, and academic organizations working together to deploy IoT technologies, advance urban connectivity, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase water and energy efficiency, and drive economic growth in the San Diego region.

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



Smart Columbus

Website: smart.columbus.gov



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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