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 & Expo, co-located with the US Ignite Application Summit, convenes 400+ global city leaders representing 250+ cities and communities to advance citizen engagement, improve citizen life and to prospect and partner with innovative technology and service providers.


Exhibit your Company

View 2017 Program

Smart Cities Connect News

Innovators in Waste Recovery, Analytics, and Mobility Win 2017 Smart Cities Startup Challenge

By guest author Barak Epstein, Co-Founder, SmartAustin There is an enormous global opportunity for startups to bring new technologies and solutions to cities and help solve major civic challenges such as transportation, health, energy and Read More

US Smart City Competitiveness Depends on Platforms, Policy, and Partnerships

When it comes to economic metrics, the United States is used to being ranked #1. In 2016, the US Gross Domestic Product (GDP) was $18.6 trillion, seconded only by China at $11.2 trillion followed by Read More

Smart Vertical Community Breaks Ground In Montreal

The HUMANITI Montreal mixed-use development which broke ground recently is promoting itself as the city’s first smart, vertical community. Mixed-use plans include a hotel, condominiums, rental apartments, and corporate and commercial spaces, with a grocery Read More

Singapore Installs Bluetooth Smart Racks for Bicycle Parking

Bluetooth solutions provider Viatick and the housing development board (HDB) of Singapore have partnered to create and install bluetooth smart racks for bicycle parking – smart bicycle/personal mobility device (PMD) racks that can be used Read More

Teen Startups Solve Civic Challenges at City of Austin’s CTM Summer Internship Shark Tank Pitch

There’s a wise saying, “If you need to build a city solution, call a teenager.” Okay maybe that isn’t exactly an age-old adage but perhaps it could be in the near future based on the Read More

Electric Nation Tests Impact of Electric Vehicles on Electricity Networks

Electric Nation, a project funded by Western Power Distribution and the Network Innovation Allowance in the United Kingdom, is testing a smart-charging solution to better understand what impact electric vehicles (EVs) could have on electricity Read More

Sacramento Launches Parking App

The city of Sacramento, California launched a website and app called in October of last year which enables people to view available parking garages in the city’s downtown area and their prices, as well Read More

Museum of London Presents The City is Ours Interactive Exhibition

The Museum of London in the United Kingdom (UK) is presenting a new exhibition The City is Ours through January of 2018, a part of its year-long ‘City Now City Future’ program of exhibitions, creative Read More

Lincoln, Nebraska Mayor Presents Environmental Action Plan to Public

The mayor of Lincoln, Nebraska, Chris Beutler, presented a draft of the Lincoln Environmental Action Plan (LEAP) to the public. Residents are able to review the plan and give feedback at (keyword: LEAP), and Read More

Brownsville’s Neighborhood Innovation Lab Teaches High School Students

Earlier this year, it was announced that Brownsville – a residential neighborhood located in eastern Brooklyn – would be home to NYC’s first Neighborhood Innovation Lab. A series of strategic planning sessions and community forums Read More

Smart Cities Connect Conference and Expo -
Placing Cities First - March 26-29, 2018 in Kansas City, MO

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

Top ↑

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


Welcome to Kansas City

Kansas City Convention Center
301 W 13th St, Kansas City, MO 64105


Contact Information

General Inquiries

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

Exhibitors & Sponsors

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

Press & Partners

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

Media & Research

Laura Benold
Managing Editor,
Tel: 615-450-8960

2017 Platinum Sponsors

Austin Energy


2017 Gold Sponsor

Union Point

2017 Silver Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

2017 Bronze Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

2017 Premier Partners

Premier Partners

2017 Supporting Organizations


Produced by  TechConnect

In partnership with  US Ignite