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

City leaders, this is for you.

The 2018 Smart Cities Connect Conference and Expo, co-located with the US Ignite Application Summit, will convene 400+ global city leaders, representing 250+ cities and communities to advance citizen engagement, improve citizen life, and to enhance partnership opportunities between innovative technology and solution providers.

Call for Panels, Posters, & Innovations - Now Open




 

Call for Panels    due Oct. 26

Call for Posters    due Oct. 26

Call for Innovations    due Dec. 15

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Smart Cities Connect News

Food Intelligent Grids Foundation Hopes to Improve Food Security Through Smart Urban Food Systems

Richard Canady from the White House Office of Science has created the foundation Food Intelligent Grids (FIG), with the vision of improving food security by creating smart urban food systems. The mission of the Foundation Read More

Continental Automated Buildings Association Examines Intelligent High Performance Buildings

The Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) – an international, not-for-profit, industry organization that promotes advanced technologies in homes and buildings – is conducting a collaborative research study, “Intelligent Buildings: Design & Implementation,” through its Intelligent Read More

Smart Cities Connect Conference and Expo

The 2018 Smart Cities Connect Conference and Expo will bring together over 250 cities and their respective leadership to prospect and partner with innovative technology and service providers; linking progressive cities with state-of-the-art solutions and Read More

InTEGReL, First Energy Systems Research, Development and Demonstration Site in UK Launches

The United Kingdom’s first fully integrated energy systems research, development, and demonstration site – InTEGReL (Integrated Transport Electricity Gas Research Laboratory) – has recently been launched by Northern Gas Networks (NGN), Northern Powergrid, and Newcastle Read More

Washington State University Leads $15M Power Grid Development Project in India and US

Washington State University (WSU) recently announced it will be the U.S. lead of a consortium of nationwide universities and industry partners in a five-year joint research project with India with the aim of advancing the Read More

South Korea’s 50-Year Sprint Toward Smart

While the last 50 years have represented incredible technological growth around the world, possibly none have sprinted forward more than South Korea. Not only did the country literally rise from the ashes of the Korean Read More

‘Eyes light up’: Identifying the Right Leaders is a Key to Building and Sustaining Excitement for Smart Cities

There is a lot of (understandable) excitement about smart cities. The possibilities of modernizing communities to make them more open, accessible and efficient for residents are worth the enthusiasm. But the task of deploying technology Read More

With Change in Chief Information Officer, Illinois Reflects On Smart Growth

The Chief Information Officer for the State of Illinois, Hardik Bhatt, has resigned in order to take a position with Amazon, where he will continue to be involved with Internet of Things (IoT) and smart Read More

An Interview with Bellevue Smart at Global City Teams Challenge Expo 2017

 

An Interview with Organic Transit at Global City Teams Challenge Expo 2017

2017 Key Speakers Included:

Rosa AkhtarkhavariRosa Akhtarkhavari
Chief Information Officer, City of Orlando

Peter Ambs Peter Ambs
CIO, City of Albuquerque


Shireen SantoshamShireen Santosham
Chief Innovation Officer, City of San Jose

Michael Mattmiller Michael Mattmiller
Chief Technology Officer, City of Seattle

Matt Gray Matt Gray
Chief of Sustainability, City of Cleveland

Kerry OConnorKerry OConnor
Chief Innovation Officer, City of Austin

Dennis GakungaDennis Gakunga
Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Chula Vista

Brent NairBrent Nair
CIO, City of Memphis


Archana VermulapalliArchana Vermulapalli
Chief Technical Officer, District of Columbia

Kip HarknessKip Harkness
Deputy City Manager, City of San Jose

Betsy FrettwellBetsy Fretwell
City Manager, City of Las Vegas


Jose De La CruzJose De La Cruz
Chief Innovation Officer, City of San Antonio

Girish RamachandranGirish Ramachandran
Chief Technology Architect , City of Dallas

Anthony Lyons Anthony Lyons
City Manager, City of Gainesville, FL

Kip HarknessMayor Steve Adler
Mayor, City of Austin


Mayor Joel RobideauxMayor Joel Robideaux
City of Lafayette, LA

Grant ErvinGrant Ervin
Chief Resilience Officer , City of Pittsburgh

Samir SainiSamir Saini
Commissioner & CIO, City of Atlanta

Kate	GarmanKate Garman
Innovation Analyst, City of Kansas City, Missouri


Scott ClarkScott Clark
Chief Information Officer, Town of Chapel Hill

Jerry TinianowJerry Tinianow
Chief Sustainability Officer
City and County of Denver

Karen TayKaren Tay
Smart Nation Director, Prime Ministers' Office Singapore

Brenna BermanBrenna Berman
CIO, City of Chicago


Kevin MartinKevin Martin
Smart Cities Manager, City of Portland, OR

David GrahamDavid Graham
Deputy Chief Operating Officer, City of San Diego

Andrew TherriaultAndrew Therriault
Chief Data Officer, City of Boston

Reid SeroziReid Serozi
Analytics and Innovation Manager, Town of Cary, NC


Ted LehrTed Lehr
IT Data Architect, City of Austin

Wayne MartinWayne Martin
City Engineer, City of Harrisburg PA

Stephen Elkins Stephen Elkins
Chief Information Officer, City of Austin 

Dan AultDan Ault
Assistant Manager and Chief Innovation Officer, Town of Cary, NC


Karen TayKaren Tay
Smart Nation Director, Prime Ministers' Office Singapore, Singapore

Santi GarcesSanti Garces
Chief Innovation Officer, City of South Bend

Alex Pazuchanics Alex Pazuchanics
Policy Advisor, City of Pittsburgh

Brenna BermanBrenna Berman
CIO, City of Chicago


Kate	GarmanKate Garman
Innovation Analyst, City of Kansas City, Missouri


Smart Cities Connect struck a great balance between education, structured dialogue, and informal networking. The Conference is focused not just on innovation, but how to improve people’s lives through technology.

Matt Gray, Chief of Sustainability, City of Cleveland

The Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo enables like-minded professionals to share ideas by facilitating the discovery and discussion of innovations and achievements. The conference also provides the opportunity to interact directly with vendors and influence product offerings.

Rosa Akhtarkhavari, Chief Information Officer, City of Orlando

This years’ Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo was a great opportunity for me to connect with new and innovative smart city solution providers that can help advance Atlanta’s smart city strategy. I also got a chance to interact with other city leaders around the world to discuss their respective smart city strategies and how we can collaborate on solving civic challenges using ICT, IoT, and big data analytics moving forward. Looking forward to next year’s event!

Samir Saini, Chief Information Officer, City of Atlanta

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Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo convenes leading technology and solution providers with city leaders

Smart City Solutions Include:

  • Energy Solutions
  • Transportation
  • Buildings & Infrastructure
  • Advanced/Wireless Networks
  • Sensor Networks
  • ICT Networks
  • Cyber Security
  • Gov/Civic Services
  • Healthcare Services
  • Resource/Commerce
  • Emergency Services
  • Islands/Isolated Communities
  • Water/Waste Management
  • Weather Solutions
  • Data Analytics/Tools





Policy, technology and resource management leaders will include:

  • Mayors
  • Council Members
  • Sustainability Officers
  • Chief Information Officers
  • Environmental Engineers
  • Chief Technology Officers
  • IT Architects
  • Water and Energy Managers
  • Waste Managers
  • Utility Operators
  • Urban Designers
  • Emergency Responders
  • Transportation Managers
  • Public Works Managers




 
 
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Kansas City Convention Center
301 W 13th St, Kansas City, MO 64105
https://kcconvention.com

 

Contact Information

General Inquiries

Sarah Wenning
Vice President, Operations
Tel: (512) 697-8849
(email)

Exhibitors & Sponsors

Richard Erb
Executive Director
Tel: (401) 477-2180
(email)

Press & Partners

Regina Ramazzini
Community & Partnership Director
Tel: (774) 249-1341
(email)

Media & Research

Laura Benold
Managing Editor,
Tel: 615-450-8960
(email)

2017 Platinum Sponsors

Austin Energy

Salesforce

2017 Gold Sponsor

Union Point

2017 Silver Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

2017 Bronze Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

2017 Premier Partners

Premier Partners

2017 Supporting Organizations

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