Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo
June 26-28, 2017, Austin, TX, In Partnership with usignite

Full Program    


  Sponsored by:  CompTia

SUNDAY, JUNE 25, 2017     Registration 11:00am - 6:00pm

1:00 - 5:00 Short Courses (Additional Registration Fee Required)
Short Course I: How to Design a Smart City - IoT Technology Based Short Course II: Smart City 101 – Effective Planning for Smart City Projects        
 
  Sponsored by:  CompTia

MONDAY, JUNE 26, 2017     Registration 7:00am - 6:00pm

 Advanced Networks Energy Networks Transportation Government  
  Networks & Data Energy & Buildings Infrastructure & Resilience Mobility Citizen Life & Governance  
9:00 - 9:25 Keynote: Basic Principles of the IoT and Emerging Smart Cities Opportunities, Room 5ABC Keynote: City and Utility Partnerships an Essential Ingredient for Smart City Success, Room 6A Keynote: Transforming Urban Infrastructure - Strategies to Win, Room 7 Keynote: Urban Mobility: Transforming Smart Cities, Room 6B Keynote: Reimaging the User Experience of Government, Room 8ABC  
9:30 - 10:25 City Spotlights: Networks & Data, Room 5ABC Smart Utilities Vision: A New Paradigm of City Planning, Room 6A Innovation Challenge: Infrastructure, Room 7 Partnership Pioneers: Creating a Platform for Innovation, Room 6B Digital Inclusion in ATX: It’s not just about the Web, Room 8ABC  
10:30 - 11:30 City Solutions: Networks & Data, Room 5ABC Innovation Challenge: Energy/Buildings, Room 6A Beyond the Water Meter, Room 7

Urban Mobility on Demand, Room 6B

Creating a Next Generation Public Safety Ecosystem using Atos’ NGSmart solution for Government, Room 8ABC  
11:30 - 1:00 Lunch (on own)
 Advanced Networks Energy Networks Transportation Government StartUp Challenge
   Networks & Data Energy & Buildings Infrastructure & Resilience Mobility Citizen Life & Governance Smart Cities StartUp Challenge
1:00 - 1:50 Using Data Science and Fog Computing to Accelerate Smarter Cities Use Cases, Room 5ABC City Spotlights: Energy & Buildings, Room 6A Sensors, Sensors Everywhere - Building Blocks of the IoT, Room 7   Community Relationship Management: How Public Safety (and the rest of government) can Improve Their Customer Service with Better Technology, Room 8ABC

The 2017 Smart Cities Startup Challenge provides the opportunity for Smart Cities focused startups to pitch and interact with an esteemed panel of judges representing venture capitalists, city officials, business executives and thought leaders. The top submissions for the B2B category and B2C category will do a 5-minute pitch followed by a 5-minute Q&A session with the judges, Room 4AB

2:00 - 2:50 Case Study: City of Dallas & AT&T, Room 5ABC City Solutions: Energy & Buildings, Room 6A   City Spotlights: Mobility, Room 6B Connected City, Smart City: Using Technologies to Inform & Engage Citizens, Room 8ABC
3:00 - 3:50 Streaming Analytics: Transforming Local Government Operations, Room 5ABC Exploring the Water - Energy Nexus, Room 6A Smart Streets: Turning Light Poles into a Multifunction ‘Smartphone' for Cities, Room 7 City Solutions: Mobility, Room 6B  
4:00 - 7:00
 Expo Reception sponsored by:   Ubicquia
Expo Program & Reception
 
Expo Expo Expo
 
  Sponsored by:  CompTia

TUESDAY, JUNE 27, 2017     Registration 7:00am - 6:00pm

8:30 - 9:55 Keynote Program, Ballroom A
9:55 - 10:15 Coffee Break
  Sponsored by:  CompTia
10:15 - 12:00 Keynotes & Advanced Network Applications Demonstrations, Ballroom A
12:00 - 1:30 Lunch (on own)
 Advanced Networks Energy Networks Transportation Government Energy
  US Ignite Energy & Buildings Infrastructure & Resilience Mobility Citizen Life & Governance U.S. Department of Energy Cleantech University Prize 2017 National Competition Finals

Come to this session to hear the six national competition finalists pitch their clean energy business ideas. The event is open to the public, but seating is limited, Ballroom B

1:30 - 2:25 Enhancing the role of higher education institutions in your smart community, Room 5ABC Supporting Smart Cities – Intelligent Data, Performance Measurements and Transparency, Room 6A

Enabling Connected Places: What Safe, Secure, Successful Looks Like, Room 7

Electrification of Transportation, Room 6B City Spotlights: Citizen Life & Governance, Room 8ABC
2:30 - 3:25 Strategies for sustaining your smart community programs, Room 5ABC Australian Smart Cities Strategies, Room 6A Connected LED streetlights – economics and Smart City potential explored through City and Utility deployment case studies, Room 7 Innovation Challenge: Mobility, Room 6B City Solutions: Citizen Life & Governance, Room 8ABC
3:30 - 6:30
  Posters Program Sponsored by:  Sensus   Expo Reception sponsored by:  Ubicquia
Expo and Posters Program & Reception
 
Poster Meetings Expo
 
  Sponsored by:  CompTia

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, 2017    Registration 7:30am - 3:00pm

8:30 - 10:05 Keynotes & Advanced Network Applications Demonstrations, Ballroom A
10:05 - 10:25 Coffee Break
  Sponsored by:  CompTia
10:25 - 12:00 Keynote Program, Ballroom A
12:00 - 1:30 Lunch (on own)
Advanced Networks Energy Networks Transportation Government  
  US Ignite Energy & Buildings Infrastructure & Resilience Mobility Citizen Life & Governance
1:30 - 2:25 Unlocking Open Data’s Network Effect, Room 7 Public Private Partnerships Bridging the Digital Divide, Room 6A   Smart Mobility for Smart Cities, Room 6B Going Beyond Smart Cities: Driving Citizen Engagement and Smart Communities, Room 8ABC
2:30 - 3:25 Pursuing funding for smart city projects and programs, Room 9AB Union Point – Partnering to Build a Smart City from the Ground Up, Room 6A Leveraging Smart City Investments to Improve Public Safety, Room 7 Nasdaq New Technology Forum: View Dynamic Glass and Proterra, Room 6B Smart Privacy for Smart Cities, Room 8ABC
3:30 -4:15 Closing Reception  
 
Panel Session Expo

 


Sunday June 25, 2017


11:00 - 6:00

Registration


This workshop provides an overview of IoT applied while architecting smart city applications. The session provides building blocks and schematic of few case studies of smart cities. Attendees will learn fundamentals of IoT infrastructure and networking technologies such as IPv4, IPV6, Wi-Fi, BLE, 6LowPAN, ZigBee and Cellular concepts. Instructor will demonstrate few hardware, smart city sensors and IoT cloud technologies including AWS IoT, IBM Bluemix and Microsoft Azure. Few of the IoT communication protocol such as MQTT, CoApp shall be discussed. The session also helps to learn how to deploy interoperable and scalable smart city solutions that will meet needs of the city communities. It will help cities plan roadmaps to acquire these solutions for their citizens.

Shivakumar Mathapathi, Co-Founder and CTO, Dew Mobility

Starting with an overview of the term “smart city” – what it is and why there is so much buzz around the term, this course is designed to provide municipal leaders and their partners with a framework for smart city planning that course participants can apply in their community.

Bill Maguire, Founder, Connected Communities Consulting LLC

Monday June 26, 2017


7:00 - 6:00

Registration


5ABC
9:00 - 9:25

Keynote: Basic Principles of the IoT and Emerging Smart Cities Opportunities

The IoT has achieved celebrity status today, and the current bandwagoning can make it hard to discern its tangible efficacy. Mauricio will review the basic principles of the IoT he’s derived from current real world use cases, with a focus on Smart City applications.

Mauricio Malpica-Zamorano, Sales Lead, IoT and Global Connectivity Platform for Americas, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

6A
9:00 - 9:25

Keynote: City and Utility Partnerships an Essential Ingredient for Smart City Success

Energy infrastructure is being transformed. The electric grid of the future will be a two-way, technology enabled system able to accommodate greater distributed generation resources, engage active energy management by utility customers and achieve unprecedented levels of security and resilience. North American utilities will invest over $20 billion annually on the transformation. Can these investments create the platform for smart services and how can cities and their utilities work together to accelerate smart city progress? The presentation will discuss principles for city and utility collaboration and best practice examples where collaboration and partnerships are making smart cities a reality.

Bill Abolt, Vice President, Energy, AECOM

7
9:00 - 9:25

Keynote: Transforming Urban Infrastructure - Strategies to Win

Sandra Baer will discuss how smart cities connect and compete. Ms. Baer will recommend the ways in which cities can transform their urban infrastructure and the important attributes every city leader should consider before investing in technology. Ideally, every city should require solutions that are integrated, secure and scalable, enabling a city to easily add new services and expand capabilities as it grows. In addition, new technology should focus on real smart city benefits to resident—more efficient lighting, improved transit systems, smarter recycling programs, stronger public safety protections—all lead to a better quality of life. Through city and company examples, Ms. Baer will show how cities are evolving to invest in infrastructure and prosper in the digital world.

Sandra Baer, President, Personal Cities

6B
9:00 - 9:25

Keynote: Urban Mobility - Transforming Smart Cities

As disruptive technology transforms antiquated transportation models, consumers will see vast improvements in safety, reliability, and convenience. At the same time, municipalities will have access to massive amounts of data that will enable them to drive change in policies, ideas, and solutions like never before. This keynote presentation will discuss - Perspectives on current smart mobility trends shaping the future of transportation in US cities and abroad - Tangible examples of recent technology and business model innovations in the smart mobility space - Perspectives on how ecosystem players may collaborate to accelerate the pace of progress.

Rahul Gupta, Principal, PwC

8ABC
9:00 - 9:25

Keynote: Reimagining the User Experience of Government

Government technology is undergoing an evolution from one-to-many services toward, ultimately, one-to-one. In the past through today, each government agency has acquired its own technology systems and developed its own business and service processes. While this gives agencies due control over their own business and data, it also means residents must interact with 40+ agencies directly, learning new processes each time. With the advancement of cloud-based technology—data, development, and design will combine to yield truly consistent and, ultimately, direct, two-way interactions between residents and government agencies.

Brenna Berman, Executive Director, City Digital, UI Labs
Mike Duffy, CEO, CityBase

5ABC
9:30 - 10:25

City Spotlights: Networks & Data

This moderated panel will explore and identify challenges and best practices presented by the participating cities. This session will focus on Networks & Data.

Chelsea Collier, Editor-At-Large, Smart Cities Connect (moderator)
Rosa Akhtarkhavari, Chief Information Officer, City of Orlando
Kip Harkness, Deputy City Manager, City of San Jose
Karen Tay, Smart Nation Director, Prime Ministers' Office, Singapore
Ted Lehr, IT Data Architect, Business Application Services, City of Austin

6A
9:30 - 10:25

Smart Utilities Vision: A New Paradigm of City Planning

From microgrids to fiber systems, from autonomous vehicle infrastructure to smart greywater systems, transformation of utilities planning is a central element of smart cities implementation. Can smarter utilities become the platform for and accelerate progress towards smarter cities? Across the country, some progressive utilities and cities are answering the question and leading that transformation. ComEd’s Public Purpose Microgrids strategy is driving the transformation to smart infrastructure, cities and utilities of the future. Its Bronzeville Microgrid demonstrates utility leadership and lays out a compelling vision of a Community of the Future. Instead of working on single solutions in energy, ICT, water, or mobility, Boston is comprehensively planning all utilities for a single urban district. Boston's Smart Utilities Vision addresses technologies, critical governance structures, cross-sector collaboration, and investment options. The panel discussion will highlight leading programs; discuss the critical roles of city utility collaboration and the implications for accelerating smart city adoption.

Bill Abolt, Vice President, Energy, AECOM (moderator)
Travis Sheehan, Senior Infrastructure Advisor, Boston Redevelopment Authority
Joe Svachula, VP, Smart Grid, ComEd
Amy Cording, Chief Engineer, City of Boston’s Public Improvement Commission
Brenna Berman, Executive Director, City Digital, UI Labs

7
9:30 - 10:25

Innovation Challenge: Infrastructure

The Smart Cities Connect Innovation Challenge is designed to bring together technology & solution providers working on the next generation of Smart City solutions with corporate executives, technology developers, and city leadership.

Chair:
David Edmonson, Executive Director, Austin Tech Alliance (moderator)
Innovators:

Milimeter wave PtMP wireless, Alex Doorduyn, Siklu Communication LTD.

OptiPulse Light Grid, John Joseph, OptiPulse Inc.

CIVIQ Smartscapes urban technology networks, George Burciaga, CIVIQ Smartscapes

Review Panelists:
Peter Ambs, CIO, City of Albuquerque 
Miriam Roure, Program Director, Urban-X
David Edmonson, Executive Director, Austin Tech Alliance
Abhi Nemani, Interim CIO, City of Sacramento
Renee Peet, Director of Marketing Communications, Sensus
Robert Quatier, Leader, IoT/Connected Homes North America, Accenture

6B
9:30 - 10:25

Partnership Pioneers: Creating a Platform for Innovation

Cities are at a pivotal moment – where the rate of population growth, infrastructure needs, and technological advancement are challenging their abilities to provide quality mobility services. Faced with rapid change, it is critical to manage this disruption proactively rather than allow it to stifle innovation. Creative partnerships among public agencies, research institutions, foundations, and industry leaders will become the standard for delivering mobility solutions in the 21st century. This panel will highlight next generation partnerships and the extension of the USDOT Smart City Challenge at the local, regional, state, and national levels. Critical success factors for developing public-private partnerships, engaging stakeholders in active collaboration, and tackling data sharing strategies will be offered. Discussion will shed light on how different agencies and partners can work together in order to shift from competitive to collaborative models.

Mark Dowd, Architect, USDOT Smart City Challenge (moderator)
Darran Anderson, Director of Strategy & Innovation, TxDOT
Tom Lambert, President & CEO, Houston METRO
Alex Pazuchanics, Policy Advisor, City of Pittsburgh
Santi Garces, Chief Innovation Officer, City of South Bend

8ABC
9:30 - 10:25

Digital Inclusion in ATX: It’s not just about the Web

Austin is a city of contrast. A community with a reputation for high technology, music and weirdness, while being a magnet for people of many dimensions whether they are entrepreneurs, young people, immigrants, creative artists, technologists or just people wanting a great place to raise a family. Yet Austin is one of the most economically segregated cities in the United States. As such, it will be neither a smart city nor properly use the smart city assets it builds and acquires if it targets its population that is already enjoying the benefits of digital inclusion. This panel discusses the programs and technologies Austin is using to bring the digital world to our marginalized communities in form of participation, training, jobs and health care.

Sherri Greenberg, Professor, University of Texas at Austin (moderator)
John Speirs, Program Manager, City of Austin, Digital Inclusion
Juanita Budd, Executive Director, Austin Freenet
Brian Dietrich, Sales Manager, Intel

5ABC
10:30 - 11:30

City Solutions: Networks & Data

This fast moving session will feature world class technology companies presenting smart solutions and services to a panel of global city officials. Each presenting company will have the opportunity to present data, client testimonials and closing arguments for why they are best-in-class within their market segment. City officials will have the opportunity lead a short Q&A session with each presenting company. This educational session is organized for both city officials, technology providers and all delegates interested in smart IoT technology vertical market solutions and services.

Moderator:
Bob Knight, EVP & Chief Operating Officer, Harrison Edwards (moderator)
Innovators:
Austin Ashe, GM, Intelligent Cities, Current powered by GE
Jim Haskins, Communities Solutions Specialist, Cisco
Review Panelists:
Rosa Akhtarkhavari, Chief Information Officer, City of Orlando
Kip Harkness, Deputy City Manager, City of San Jose
Ted Lehr, IT Data Architect, Business Application Services, City of Austin
Abhi Nemani, Interim CIO, City of Sacramento

6A
10:30 - 11:30

Innovation Challenge: Energy & Buildings

The Smart Cities Connect Innovation Challenge is designed to bring together technology & solution providers working on the next generation of Smart City solutions with corporate executives, technology developers, and city leadership.

Chair:
Brian Dorval, Associate Research Scientist and Technology Scout, Dow Ventures
Innovators:

eiPower Cloud Services, Joe DAgostino, Enterprise Infrastructure Partners, LLC

Review Panelists:
Marina Leight, Vice President-Business Development, Philips
David Graham, Deputy Chief Operating Officer, City of San Diego
Brian Dorval, Associate Research Scientist and Technology Scout, Dow Ventures
Kurt Stogdill, Mgr. Green Building & Sustainability, Austin Energy
Brian Stevens, Director of Energy Programs, Sustainability Branch Chief, Texas Military Department

7
10:30 - 11:30

Beyond the Water Meter

Today most AMI water systems collect consumption data, but there is an opportunity to use these networks for a variety of other applications. This session will review opportunities to measure and report data for all areas of the water cycle including ground water, surface water, wastewater, stormwater, pre-treatment, water quality and reclamation. A discussion on how analytics can solve water quality, hydraulics, planning, and sustainability issues will also be facilitated.

Travis Smith, Product Manager Residential Metering, Sensus

6B
10:30 - 11:30

Urban Mobility on Demand 

When it comes to developing mobility in smart cities, there's no single "silver bullet" solution provider. In order to finally get people out of their cars and adopt mass transit carriers as a practical means of transportation, the elusive last mile mobility puzzle will need to be tackled. This challenge has been solved through partnerships between industry leaders working together toward the common goal of urban mobility on demand. Join us to learn how our panelists have finally unlocked the secret to effective micro-transit utilizing a combination of cutting edge positioning technology, connected electric vehicles, world class fleet management infrastructure, and seasoned urban transportation providers.

Mark Zannoni, Research Director, Smart Cities & Transportation, IDC (moderator)
Chris Nielsen, CEO, Electric Cab of Austin
David Bruemmer, Co-Founder and Chief Technical Officer, 5D Robotics
Helge Jacobsen, Vice President – Operational Excellence, United Rentals
Tricia Hamak-Sundeen, Transportation Director, Product And Marketing, Polaris Industries, Inc.

8ABC
10:30 - 11:30

Public Safety and Smart Cities – The Urban Area City of Tomorrow presented by Garry McCarthy, Superintendent Chicago PD (Ret), Deputy Commissioner NYPD (Ret).

Atos, through its industry-first “NGSmart” infrastructure modernization solution model, is laying the foundation for urban futures using Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) as a catalyst to build safe and intelligent cities. Hearing the mission plan from us is one thing, but listening to real-life examples from one of the world’s foremost experts in urban area safety, policing and program implementation and how he views an NGSmart ecosystem is an entirely different testament. Atos is pleased to have Mr. Garry McCarthy, retired Superintendent of Chicago Police Department and former Deputy Commissioner of New York Police Department join us and share the challenges and threats he faced in some of the most progressive urban environments, strategies employed to enhance public safety, and his perspective on where priorities should be when implementing a Smart City ecosystem.

Robert Clark, Vice President, Atos Public Safety
Garry McCarthy, Senior Advisor, Atos Public Safety

11:30 - 1:00

Lunch (on own)


5ABC
1:00 - 1:50

Using Data Science and Fog Computing to Accelerate Smarter Cities Use Cases

The growth of data science in support of smarter cities is impressive and growing. Moving beyond cloud only architectural approaches successful deployments are meeting the challenges related to latency, network bandwidth, reliability and security. Fog computing and edge analytics adds important elements between the cloud and endpoint devices, and between devices and gateways, to meet these challenges in a high performance, open and interoperable way. This panel will explore the current state of data science and fog computing implementations and provide best practice and guidance on using them to accelerate IoT, 5G, and AI systems successfully.

Melvin Greer, Director Data Science and Analytics, Intel Corporation (moderator)
Renata Rawlings-Goss, Co-Executive Director, South Big Data Innovation Hub, Georgia Institute of Technology
Katalin Walcott, IOTG Principal Engineer, Intel, Chair for the Manageability/Orchestration WG, OpenFog Consortium
Kim Hayes, CEO, The Ambit Group
Peggy Irelan, Intel Fellow, CTO & Director of Solutions Innovation Office, Intel Corporation

6A
1:00 - 1:50

City Spotlights: Energy & Buildings

This moderated panel will explore and identify challenges and best practices presented by the participating cities. This session will be a moderated panel discussion focused on Energy & Buildings.

Chelsea Collier, Editor-At-Large, Smart Cities Connect (moderator)
Elaina Ball, Vice President Deputy General Manager & COO, Austin Energy
Dennis Gakunga, Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Chula Vista
Matt Gray, Chief of Sustainability, City of Cleveland
Betsy Fretwell, City Manager, City of Las Vegas

7
1:00 - 1:50

Sensors, Sensors Everywhere - Building Blocks of the IoT

These days when the Internet of Things (IoT) is mentioned one of the first things that come to mind are sensors. This panel of experts will discuss if this is a fair assessment - certainly IoT is much more than sensors, right? Sensors are a fundamental building block for Smart Cities networks and data collection. Topics to be addressed include various types of industrial IoT sensors, new and emerging applications and where are sensors heading. One trend is certainly intact, sensors, sensors everywhere….

Santiago Giraldo, Urban Scientist/Director of Product Marketing, CARTO (moderator)
Steven Gerhardt, Partner, co-founder, SensorInsight®
Nicolas Keutgen, Chief Innovation Officer, Schreder Lighting
Frank Sgambati, Director, Business Development Smart City – North America, Bosch
Franck Carassus, Co-founder & COO, OpenDataSoft

8ABC
1:00 - 1:50

Community Relationship Management: How Public Safety (and the rest of government) Can Improve Their Customer Service With Better Technology

Your citizens are your customers, and they expect to be treated as such. But how can you achieve private-sector levels of customer service on an already tight budget? We'll be talking about ways that you can use technology to optimize and automate your customer service, while bringing down your costs considerably. Discussions will include automating citizen notifications, managing citizen requests, interacting with a multilingual population and gathering incident-based survey data. We'll be focusing on public safety, but this is relevant to any government department that interacts with constituents.

Rahul Sidhu, CEO, SPIDR Tech (moderator)
Jeff Halstead, Retired Chief, Fort Worth P.D.
Michael Schirling, Secretary of Commerce & Community Development, State of Vermont
Abhi Nemani, Interim CIO, City of Sacramento

4AB
1:00 - 4:00

Smart Cities StartUp Challenge

The 2017 Smart Cities Startup Challenge provides the opportunity for Smart Cities focused startups to pitch and interact with an esteemed panel of judges representing venture capitalists, city officials, business executives and thought leaders. The top submissions will do a 3-minute pitch followed by a 5-minute Q&A session with the judges.

Startups:
Chris Augeri, CEO and Co-founder, Drive Spotter
Jack Al-Kahwati, CEO, Lattis
Apu Kumar, CEO, LotaData
Jim Keravala, CEO, OffWorld, Inc
Daniel Farb, CEO, Head of IP, Pioneer Valley Renewables LLC
Travis Knepper, Founder & CEO, RideHop, LLC.
Mark DeSantis, CEO, RoadBotics
Thomas Dickey, CEO & President, Sensco, Inc.
David Boston, COO, SmartBench.co
Felicite Moorman, CEO, StratIS
Chris Memmott, Founder/CEO, Vault RMS, Inc
Alexander Kapur, Co-Founder, Tolemi
Chris Ripley, CEO, SmarterSorting
Anya Babbitt, Founder and CEO, SPLT
Review Panelists:
Krishna Srinivasan, Founder & General Partner, LiveOak Venture Partners
Sara Brand, Founder & General Partner, TrueWealth Ventures
Kerry O'Connor, Chief Innovation Officer, City of Austin
Christine Primmer, Principal, SJF Ventures
Brett Hurt, Co-Founder, BazaarVoice and Data.World
Andrew Therriault, Chief Data Officer, City of Boston
Steve Welch, Co-Founder & Chairman of the Board, Dreamit Ventures
Kip Harkness, Deputy City Manager, City of San Jose

5ABC
2:00 - 2:50

Case Study: City of Dallas & AT&T

Historic Dallas West End has been transformed into a Living Lab, a multi-phased smart cities project, spearheaded by the Dallas Innovation Alliance (DIA) in collaboration with AT&T and other technology leaders in the public and private sector. Panelists will discuss how this unique partnership led to a project that will ultimately enhance the quality of life for residents by improving things like safety, energy efficiency, sustainability, and infrastructure.

Jori Mendel, Director of Sales, AT&T Smart Cities (moderator)
Jennifer Sanders, Executive Director, Dallas Innovation Alliance
Clint Madsen, Program Director for IoT Solutions, Ericsson North America
Tim Fleming, Director of Sustainability Operations, AT&T

6A
2:00 - 2:50

City Solutions: Energy & Buildings

This fast moving session will feature world class technology companies presenting smart solutions and services to a panel of global city officials. Each presenting company will have the opportunity to present data, client testimonials and closing arguments for why they are best-in-class within their market segment. City officials will have the opportunity lead a short Q&A session with each presenting company. This educational session is organized for both city officials, technology providers and all delegates interested in smart IoT technology vertical market solutions and services.

Moderator:
Chelsea Collier, Editor-At-Large, Smart Cities Connect (moderator)
Innovators:
George Karayannis, LEED AP, VP, CityNOW, Panasonic
Charlie Nobles, Marketing Director for Network Lighting Solutions, Sensus
Scott McCarley, Senior Director of Solution Management, ThingWorx
Review Panelists:
Elaina Ball, Vice President Deputy General Manager & COO, Austin Energy
Matt Gray, Chief of Sustainability, City of Cleveland
Dennis Gakunga, Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Chula Vista
Betsy Fretwell, City Manager, City of Las Vegas

6B
2:00 - 2:50

City Spotlights: Mobility

This panel of city leaders and innovators will discuss their mobility priorities and the biggest challenges they are facing in transforming urban mobility. The moderated panel will look at best practices and lessons the cities have learned as they cope with a changing mobility landscape, industry disruptions, and the complexities of implementing new services.

Ruthbea Yesner Clarke, Research Director, Smart Cities, IDC (moderator)
Kate Garman, Innovation Policy Advisor, City of Kansas City, MO
Grant Ervin, Chief Resilience Officer, City of Pittsburgh
Jerry Tinianow, Chief Sustainability Officer, City and County of Denver
Scott Clark, Chief Information Officer, Town of Chapel Hill
Kevin Martin, Smart Cities Manager, City of Portland, OR
Karla Taylor, Mobility Innovations Manager, Austin Transportation Department

8ABC
2:00 - 2:50

Connected City, Smart City: Using Technologies to Inform & Engage Citizens

Smart cities use technologies to collect and analyze data to make better decisions that improve city infrastructure and services--for people. However, most smart technologies are focused on measuring infrastructure and services, rather than informing people, engaging citizens, and collecting data directly from residents and visitors. This panel will focus on the importance of connecting directly with the people for whom smart cities efforts are intended, using both ubiquitous and emerging technologies. For example, smartphones are now pervasive, but their potential for personal data collection--both passive (e.g. location and movement, business/service utilization, etc.) and active (e.g. polling, feedback) and analytics for city planning, operations, and services delivery is vastly underutilized; there are very few widely-used, comprehensive 'smart city' apps. Smart home devices (e.g Amazon Echo) and AI agents (e.g. Google Pixel's Assistant) are beginning to explode in popularity, but initial applications are not focused on smart city purposes. On the other hand, smart kiosks are focused on city services and infrastructure, but are in their infancy in terms of adoption. This panel will discuss how these and other current and emerging technologies have great potential to improve citizens' lives and experiences in their cities, through better information, data collection and analytics.

Jay Boisseau, Founder and President, Austin CityUP (moderator)
Jay Williams, Executive VP & CTO, HubcitiX
Brad Gleeson, Chief Commercial Officer, Civiq Smartscapes
Kurt Nehrenz, VP for Technology, BlueCats
Greg Curtin, CEO, CivicConnect
Reid Serozi, Analytics and Innovation Manager, Cary, NC

5ABC
3:00 - 3:50

Streaming Analytics: Transforming Local Government Operations

 Our governments are complex organizations with employees doing thousands of tasks each day. While we strive to operate at peak efficiency, there are times when the wrong tasks are performed at the wrong time. New Event Stream Processing (ESP) technology addresses this problem by analyzing data at the point of collection so that appropriate action can be taken quickly. Join the CIO of Cary, NC and members of SAS, Intel, and Cisco as they discuss the evolution of the processing of big data and IoT analytics, how ESP works, and how cities will be able to use ESP technology to optimize their utility production, mobility, and infrastructure management.

Dan Ault, Assistant Manager and Chief Innovation Officer, Town of Cary, NC (moderator)
Brad Klenz, IoT Analytics Architect, SAS
Brian Dietrich, Sales Manager, Intel
Jim Haskins, Communities Solutions Specialist, Cisco
Leah Lehman, Analytical Expert, SAS

6A
3:00 - 3:50

Exploring the Water-Energy Nexus 

Water and Energy are two of the cornerstones of any smart community. Billions of gallons of water help drive our nation's energy supply. As smart technologies are interwoven into a community's fabric, how will this impact the water-energy nexus? How should a community plan for this? Leading industry experts will describe how the nexus can either drive or hinder smart growth. Learn how to implement the nexus into your community.

David Logsdon, Senior Director, Federal Advocacy, CompTIA (moderator)
Steve Crout, Vice President, Government Affair, Qualcomm
Steve Davis, Digital Business Transformation Leader, GE Power
Kate Zerrenner, Senior Manager, Energy-Water Initiatives, Environmental Defense Fund
Erik Hromadka, CEO, Global Water Technologies

7
3:00 - 3:50

Smart Streets: Turning Light Poles into a Multifunction ‘Smartphone’ for Cities

When smart cities initiatives upgrade a city's street lighting, it often involves swapping in energy-efficient LED luminaires and sometimes adding networked control of those lights. This enables robust energy savings. But street lights offer much more promise for smart cities, by transitioning from a single-use asset (lighting) into a multifunction 'smartphone' for cities. The light pole can host video cameras for public safety and parking/traffic management, community WiFi access points, environmental sensors, and much more. At Peña Station NEXT in Denver, stakeholders including the City and County of Denver, real estate developer LC Fulenwider, and technology partner Panasonic have deployed multiple systems all integrated through a single software portal for centralized management and control. More than merely a technology deployment, Peña Station NEXT is a fully functioning test bed for business models, technology evaluation, and public-private partnerships so that cities intelligently consider broader deployment of smart street solutions. Panelists will discuss this project, as well as broader experiences from smart streets efforts in Denver, Chicago, and beyond.private partnerships so that cities such as Denver can evaluate broader deployment of smart street solutions. Panelists will discuss this innovative project.

Peter Bronski, Marketing & Content Strategy, Panasonic (moderator)
George Karayannis, LEED AP, VP, CityNOW, Panasonic
Jerry Tinianow, Chief Sustainability Officer, City and County of Denver
John Tolva, Co-founder, CityFi, and former CTO, City of Chicago
Brenna Berman, Executive Director, City Digital, and former CIO, City of Chicago
Aleta Jeffress, Chief Information Officer, City of Aurora, CO

6B
3:00 - 3:50

City Solutions: Mobility

This fast moving session will feature world class technology companies presenting smart solutions and services to a panel of global city officials. Each presenting company will have the opportunity to present data, client testimonials and closing arguments for why they are best-in-class within their market segment. City officials will have the opportunity lead a short Q&A session with each presenting company. This educational session is organized for both city officials, technology providers and all delegates interested in smart IoT technology vertical market solutions and services.

Mark Zannoni, Research Director, Smart Cities & Transportation, IDC (moderator)
Innovators:
Frank Sgambati, Director, Business Development Smart City – North America, Bosch
Peter Torrellas, National Business Manager, State and Local Government, Siemens
Darren Beyer, CTO, Trafficware
Review Panelists:
Scott Clark, Chief Information Officer, Town of Chapel Hill
Karla Taylor, Mobility Innovations Manager, Austin Transportation Department
Kevin Martin, Smart Cities Manager, City of Portland, OR
Kate Garman, Innovation Policy Advisor, City of Kansas City, MO
Michael Rogers, Director, Department of Transportation, City of Raleigh
Grant Ervin, Chief Resilience Officer, City of Pittsburgh

Hall 1
4:00 - 7:00

Smart Cities Connect Expo & Innovation Showcase Reception

Join your fellow delegates and peers in the Smart Cities Connect Exposition and meet industry leading innovators, entrepreneurs and enterprise leaders representing 150 world class companies, universities and startups. The exposition floor will include an exposition theater with exciting content and presentations from leading organizations and startups. Join us for a cocktail and network with city and technology executives from around the world representing the largest collection of technology solutions serving cities in North America.


Tuesday June 27, 2017


7:00 - 6:00

Registration


Ballroom A
8:30 - 10:10

Smart Cities Connect Keynotes


Ballroom A
8:30 - 8:40

Welcome & Keynote Opening

Chelsea Collier, Editor-at-Large, Smart Cities Connect
Steve Adler, Mayor, City of Austin

Ballroom A
8:40 - 8:55

Welcome from US Ignite, New Smart Gigabit Communities (SGC) Competition

Bill Wallace, Executive Director, US Ignite

Ballroom A
8:55 - 9:20

The Future of Smart & Connected Communities: Driving Science and Community Impact

Erwin Gianchandani, Deputy Assistant Director for Computer & Information Science and Engineering (CISE), National Science Foundation

Ballroom A
9:20 - 9:40

Recognition of New Smart Gigabit Communities (SGC) and Success Stories

Nishal Mohan, National Community Leader, Smart Gigabit Communities (SGC)
Meghan Histand, Director of Program Operations, US Ignite

Ballroom A
9:40 - 9:55

Demo: Holograms in Your City: Smart Training, Data Visualization and Communication with Hololens

Holograms in Your City: Smart Training, Data Visualization and Communication with Hololens features various applications of the Microsoft Hololens including education, visualization of complex data sets, and distance communication.

Mark Griswold, Case Western Reserve University
Erin Henninger, Case Western Reserve University

Ballroom A Foyer
9:55 - 10:15

Coffee Break


Ballroom A
10:15 - 10:55

Smart Cities 2.0: Technology, Governance & Citizen Life

When you think of what a Smart City is, the natural inclination would be to imagine a connected environment replete with innovative IoT solutions for energy, buildings, infrastructure, mobility and more. But, what comes next for the smart city? What disruptive innovations will shape the smart city of tomorrow? How will citizens interact with these new solutions and services? The future of work, transportation, healthcare and how we live is quickly changing. This panel of experts will provide a vision for the Smart City 2.0 with a keen focus on innovation, policy considerations and citizen engagement.

Evan Smith, CEO and co-founder, The Texas Tribune (moderator)
Scott McCarley, Senior Director of Solution Management, ThingWorx
Dan Rhodes, Specialist Leader in IoT, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Jori Mendel, Director of Sales, AT&T Smart Cities
Kyle Corkum, CEO & Managing Partner, LStar Ventures

Ballroom A
10:55 - 11:10

Demo: Data-Driven Green Design Case Studies

A smart modeling platform for the building and construction industry, that enables faster and more holistic predictive performance metrics to be visualized pulling from Open Data and 3D digital modeling tools, is applied to real world development scenarios and shows viable potential for drastic reductions in energy and water use.

Dominique Davidson, PlanIT Impact
Abigail Newsham, PlanIT Impact

Ballroom A
11:10 - 11:30

Connected Cities, A Blueprint for Smart Government

Cities are the engines of innovation, economic prosperity, and social transformation. Today, cities around the world are growing at a tremendous rate. By 2050, 70% of the world’s population will be living in cities. Learn from Vala Afshar, Salesforce's Chief Digital Evangelist, on the key components that make up a Connected City and vision of the city of the future.

Vala Afshar, Chief Digital Evangelist, Salesforce

Ballroom A
11:30 - 11:40

Evolution of the Global City Teams Challenge

Bill Maguire, Project Director, US Ignite

Ballroom A
11:40 - 12:00

Mayoral Smart City Spotlight

Joel Robideaux, Mayor, City of Lafayette, LA

12:10 - 1:30

Lunch (on own)


Ballroom B
1:30 - 3:00

U.S. Department of Energy Cleantech University Prize 2017 National Competition Finals

The Cleantech University Prize National Competition brings together the top three teams from eight regional collegiate business plan competitions hosted earlier in 2017. In addition to competing for $100,000 in prizes, the participating 24 teams receive entrepreneurial training, market exposure, and investor feedback. Come to this session to hear the six national competition finalists pitch their clean energy business ideas. The event is open to the public, but seating is limited.

Alice Wang, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), U.S. Department of Energy, Program Manager (moderator)

5ABC
1:30 - 2:25

Enhancing the role of higher education institutions in your smart community

Higher education and it's research community were at the forefront of Internet, playing a key role in networking and application development in the early days of the Internet. As such, higher education institutions continue to play a significant role in the development and advancement of the Internet-- from gigabit network adoption and diffusion to related applications, Internet of Things, and "smart community" technology. Today, communities, from its local government and civic organizations to its K12 schools, libraries, and health organizations can partner with higher education to serve as research partners, test beds, and agents for technology diffusion. During this session, panelists with share and discuss examples and best practices for this unique community-higher education link, specifically as it supports smart city development.

Susannah Spellman, Executive Director, US UCAN program at Internet2 (moderator)
Beth Anderson, CIO, Burlington VT
Ben Levine, Executive Director, MetroLab Network
Kemi Jona, Board Member, National Alliance for Broader Impact, Board Member, National Alliance for Broader Impact
Lev Govnick, CEO, DigitalC and OneCommunity
Bill Fulton, Director, Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University
Santiago Garcia, Chief Innovation Officer, City of South Bend, Indiana

6A
1:30 - 2:25

Supporting Smart Cities – Intelligent Data, Performance Measurements and Transparency

As communities and cities strive towards being “smart”, how can they tell what the impact is of their implementation efforts? Are decisions and implementation efforts successful? How is success defined and measured, and shared with the community? This panel will explores several models used by cities to define, measure and share the impact of their efforts. Models also explore how performance measurements/indicators assist with continuous process improvement, informed decision making and effective governance among city leaders. Panelist discussion topics include: transparency and data sharing, benchmarking and targets.

Mital Hall, Program Manager, ecoPreserve (moderator)
Guillaume Bazouin, Director of Product and Innovation, BONE Structure
Elizabeth Heider, Chief Sustainability Officer, Skanska
Kenneth Simpson, Director, Energy/HVAC, Green Business Certification Inc.
Robert Horton, Vice President, Environmental Affairs, DFW International Airport
George Karayannis, LEED AP, VP, CityNOW, Panasonic

7
1:30 - 2:25

Enabling Connected Places: What Safe, Secure, Successful Looks Like

Connectivity is revolutionizing how cities operate, transforming them into information conduits with the capacity to collect and share data offering new insights about how technology can adapt to the way people and communities interact with their city. We will take a close look at the myths surrounding cloud computing security issues and reveal the six big things you should know about the benefits of using the cloud versus building private networks. Additionally, this session will discuss new models in infrastructure management along with the planning and implementation models that cities are utilizing to explore and deploy new technologies

Marina Leight, Vice President-Business Development, Philips (moderator)
Jeffrey Cassis, Head of Government Business, Philips Lighting
Jennifer Sanders, Executive Director, Dallas Innovation Alliance
Sri Elaprolu, Public Sector IoT, Amazon Web Services

6B
1:30 - 2:25

Electrification of Transportation

New state mandates combined with billions of investments are being rolled out to transform our transportation systems to Zero Emission Vehicles. This session will explore how, when, and where those programs will be deployed. Additionally, we will examine the market opportunities and challenges that are evolving.

Robert Welch, President, Energy Crafters (moderator)
Elise Keddie, Manager, Zero Emission Vehicle Implementation, California Air Resources Board
Rick Azer, Assoc VP Smart Integrated Infrastructure, Black and Veatch
Dale Hill, Founder, Proterra Electric Bus
Vinn White, Sr. Consultant, Deloitte Consulting

8ABC
1:30 - 2:25

City Spotlights: Citizen Life & Governance

This moderated panel will explore and identify challenges and best practices presented by the participating cities. This session will be a moderated panel discussion focused on Citizen Life & Governance.

Kerry O'Connor, Chief Innovation Officer, City of Austin (moderator)
Peter Ambs, CIO, City of Albuquerque 
Jose De La Cruz, Chief Innovation Officer, City of San Antonio
Michael Mattmiller,  Chief Technology Officer,  City of Seattle 
Archana Vermulapalli, Chief Technology Officer, District of Columbia 

5ABC
2:30 - 3:25

Strategies for Sustaining your Smart Community Programs

This session will feature a panel of national Smart Gigabit Community (SGC) leaders building sustainable local innovation ecosystems to support the development of next-generation applications and services that leverage advanced networking technologies to build the foundation for smart communities, including cities, rural areas, regions, and states. The presentations and discussion will feature real world examples and best practices for community activities, partnerships, funding, and more that allow for the long term development and sustainability of smart communities.

Nishal Mohan, National Community Leader, US Ignite (moderator)
Eugenia Payne, Program Manager, The Enterprise Center
Aaron Deacon, Managing Director, KC Digital Drive
Dennis Moynihan, Executive Director, BTV Ignite
Tracy Smith, Director of IT Infrastructure, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

6A
2:30 - 3:25

Australian Smart Cities Strategies

Adapting, leveraging and embracing technology to enhance liveability can take many forms. This panel discussion provides deep insights into how three Australian cities have integrated smart technology to achieve positive and productive outcomes for their community. The varying models and approaches used by each city leaders recognises and reinforces that each city must first understand the needs and aspirations of their community and define the problem before embarking on the challenge of being ‘smart’.

Professor Edward Blakely, Director, Cities Leadership Institute (moderator)
Sandy Burgoyne, Affiliate, University of Sydney
Katherine O’Regan, Executive Director, Cities Leadership Institute
Cathy Cook, Founder & Principal, Node Communications

7
2:30 - 3:25

Connected LED streetlights – Economics and Smart City Potential Explored through City and Utility Deployment Case Studies

By 2026 95% of the North America’s streetlights will be LED and 65% will be connected “smart” streetlights, according to the latest research from Northeastern Group, LLC. This panel will: - Explore the market drivers for this transformation - Hear case studies from two leaders of pioneering smart LED street-lighting projects: - The utility: Scotty Hutto of Georgia Power is leading the world’s largest connected LED streetlight deployment. - The City: Wayne Martin has converted the entire City of Harrisburg PA to connected LED. - Examine the business case for combining smart controls with LED conversion. - Discuss examples from around the world of how connected street-lighting is providing a simple low-cost platform for Smart City applications.

Jack Hanley, VP Sales North America, Telensa (moderator)
Ben Gardner, President, Northeast Group, LLC
Scotty Hutto, Lighting Services Business Unit Manager, Georgia Power
Wayne Martin, City Engineer, City of Harrisburg PA

6B
2:30 - 3:25

Innovation Challenge: Mobility

The Smart Cities Connect Innovation Challenge is designed to bring together technology & solution providers working on the next generation of Smart City solutions with corporate executives, technology developers, and city leadership.

Chair:
Jennifer Rocha, Executive Director, Innovation Programs, TechConnect (chair)
Innovators:

Immotor GO, Christian Scheder, Immotor, LLC

FLOWZ, John Estrada, eTrans Systems

SmartPhone-Based System for Snow Removal Command & Control, Peter Shashkin, EastBanc Technologies

HAAS Alert, Cory Hohs, HAAS Alert

Review Panelists:
Micah Kotch, Managing Director, Urban-X
Karen Tay, Smart Nation Director, Prime Ministers' Office, Singapore
Kate Garman, Innovation Analyst, City of Kansas City, MO
Michael Rogers, Director, Department of Transportation, City of Raleigh
Peter Bronski, Marketing & Content Strategy, Panasonic

8ABC
2:30 - 3:25

City Solutions: Citizen Life & Governance

This fast moving session will feature world class technology companies presenting smart solutions and services to a panel of global city officials. Each presenting company will have the opportunity to present data, client testimonials and closing arguments for why they are best-in-class within their market segment. City officials will have the opportunity lead a short Q&A session with each presenting company. This educational session is organized for both city officials, technology providers and all delegates interested in smart IoT technology vertical market solutions and services.

Moderator:
Kerry O'Connor, Chief Innovation Officer, City of Austin
Innovators:
Kenneth McKnight, Senior Manager, Consulting, Deloitte
Tim McCormick, National Vice President, Salesforce
Review Panelists:
Peter Ambs, CIO, City of Albuquerque 
Jose De La Cruz, Chief Innovation Officer, City of San Antonio
Michael Mattmiller,  Chief Technology Officer,  City of Seattle 
Archana Vermulapalli, Chief Technology Officer, District of Columbia 

Join your fellow delegates in the Smart Cities Connect Exposition and meet industry leading innovators, entrepreneurs and enterprise leaders representing 150 world class companies, universities and startups. The exposition floor will include an exposition theater with exciting content and presentations from leading organizations and startups, the US Ignite demonstration area and a dedicated poster program area. Join us for a cocktail and network with city and technology executives from around the world representing the largest collection of technology solutions serving cities in North America.


Wednesday June 28, 2017


7:30 - 3:00

Registration 7:30 - 3:00 pm


Ballroom A
8:30 - 8:35

Opening of Community Connect Day

Joe Kochan, COO, US Ignite

Ballroom A
8:35 - 8:40

Welcome from Texas LEARN

Pankaj Shah, CEO, LEARN

Ballroom A
8:40 - 8:55

Top 10 Signs of a Smart City & Advanced Application Demos

Glenn Ricart, CTO and Founder, US Ignite

Ballroom A
8:55 - 9:10

Demo: Immersive Virtual Reality Field Trip to a Solar Plant with a Live-Streamed Remote Teacher

Immersive Virtual Reality Field Trip of a Solar Plant with a Live-Streamed Remote Teacher features a virtual field trip of a solar plant designed to allow experts from a real energy center to guide and assess students remotely.

Christoph Borst, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Jason Woodworth, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Ballroom A
9:10 - 9:25

Demo: Compute for Cancer

Compute for Cancer features an application that harnesses unused computing power in Smart Gigabit Communities and applies the computing power towards efforts to help cure cancer.

Isaiah Blackburn, Compute for Cancer
Kristopher Kitchens, Compute for Cancer

Ballroom A
9:25 - 10:05

Keynote: Driving Meaningful Progress Through Collaborative Governance

This panel discussion will examine the positive impacts of cities working together to advance smart and connected cities through the global governance body “Council of Global City CIOs”. In September 2016, the Council of Global City CIOs (CGCC) was formed and the current city membership includes Washington DC, New York City, The Hague, Boston, Seattle, Chicago, Atlanta, Austin, and Dubai – and growing. The key focus area will be how leveraging the unique strengths from each city accelerates the progression of the combined community of cities. Technology impacts every person on this planet and will continue to influence how city leader’s best serve residents, visitors, and businesses. We realize though, that to go bigger, faster, and safer that we cannot do it alone. To truly drive meaningful change there is a need for a collective and global strategy. At the heart of data, technology, and innovation are Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and Chief Technology Officers (CTOs) that have identified the need for a collective and governing body to bring together CIOs from major cities to share data and use technology to transform cities. The initial focus of this energized body will be working to build a common framework, focused on three primary initiatives (1) Developing a Smart Cities model, (2) Bringing broadband connectivity to everyone, and (3) Accelerating the digitization of government through open source code-sharing.

Archana Vemulapalli, CTO, Washington DC (moderator)
Stephen Elkins, CIO, City of Austin
Miguel Gamiño, CTO, City of New York
Michael Mattmiller, CIO, City of Seattle
Samir Saini, CIO, City of Atlanta

Ballroom A Foyer
10:05 - 10:25

Coffee Break


Ballroom A
10:25 - 11:05

Data and the City: Unlocking Big Benefits

IoT is generating massive volumes of structured and unstructured data, and an increasing share of this data is being deployed on cloud services. While innovations in storage and managed services have sped up the capture process, accessing and understanding the data itself still pose a significant last-mile challenge. As a result, demand is growing for analytical tools that seamlessly connect to and combine a wide variety of cloud-hosted data sources. Such tools enable cities to explore and visualize any type of data stored anywhere, helping them discover hidden opportunity in their IoT investment. This panel of experts will discuss how cities can leverage their investments in big data, overcome last-mile challenges and address what is coming next for speed, demand analytics, architecture, machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Chelsea Collier, Editor-at-Large, Smart Cities Connect (moderator)
Mitchell Hensley, Director of Software Strategy and Data Analytics, Sensus
Salomon Salinas, Managing Director, Accenture Digital - Mobility, Accenture Smart Cities
Jon Newhard, CEO, Trafficware
Rob Silverberg, CTO Digital Communities - State and Local Government and Education, Dell EMC Corporation

Ballroom A
11:05 - 11:15

A Tale of New Cities: creative solutions for a brighter urban life through human-centered tech acceleration

Micah Kotch, Managing Director, Urban-X

Ballroom A
11:15 - 11:25

Innovation in Phoenix: City on the Rise

Dominic Papa, Executive Director, Institute for Digital Progress (iDP)

Ballroom A
11:25 - 11:40

Demo: Real-time See-Through Technology for Collective Autonomous Vehicles

Real-Time See-Through Technology for Connected Autonomous Vehicles features an application that can provide a vehicle with a real-time augmented view of a traffic scene that in reality may be blocked by surrounding vehicles.

Mina Sartipi, University of Tennessee Chattanooga
Rebekah Thompson, University of Tennessee Chattanooga

Ballroom A
11:40 - 11:55

Demo: Towards Wireless-Networked Real-Time Augmented Vision

Accounting for over 80% of human-perceived information about the physical world, vision is a critical interface between humans and city environments. Natural human vision, however, is subject to inherent physical constraints such as being limited to the line of sight (LOS). To eliminate the LOS constraint of natural human vision, our US Ignite project will develop a real-time wireless-networked augmented vision system and establish the technology foundations in real-time wireless networking and collaborative augmented 3D vision. In this demo, we will share our preliminary results towards real-time wireless-networked augmented vision, and we will demonstrate a system where a robot can automatically identify and track surrounding objects and people, as a building block of collaborative wireless-networked augmented vision.

Hongwei Zhang, Wayne State University
Jing Hua, Wayne State University
Hai Jin, Wayne State University

Ballroom A
11:55 - 12:00

Keynote Wrap Up

Glenn Ricart, CTO and Founder, US Ignite

12:00 - 1:30

Lunch (on own)


7
1:30 - 2:25

Unlocking Open Data’s Network Effect

Open data can help solve society’s toughest challenges, but only if we maximize its network effect. 18 million open datasets exist and growth is accelerating. Data producers are positioned to create foundational metadata that can make open data accessible, but they cannot anticipate every use of a dataset across industries and sectors. As data users – both humans and computers – normalize, extract meaning, and identify correlations between datasets, they are creating additional metadata. However, this work is too often done in silos, only to be repeated from scratch by the next person using the data. The panelists will discuss strategies for data producers and users to work collaboratively to create metadata-rich datasets that can unlock data’s network effect. The panelists bring a breadth of relevant experience in: managing city data assets (Boston’s Chief Data Officer; SD’s Data Scientist), launching dozens of open data programs (What Works Cities’s Executive Director), and engaging data users (data.world’s Partnerships Director). The audience will learn new strategies to maximize the impact of their city’s open data programs by working collaboratively with users of their open data and capturing the knowledge and metadata created by this community.

Ian Greenleigh, Head of Marketing, data.world (moderator)
Zachary Markovits, Director of City Programs, What Works Cities
Leonard Fishman, Director of Business Development, data.world
Arnaud Vedy, Senior Data Scientist, City of San Diego
Charles Purma III, IT Manager, City of Austin

6A
1:30 - 2:25

Private Public Partnerships Bridging the Digital Divide

Speakers will present their experiences and recommendations for creating public private partnerships that bridge the digital divide and support technology access in low income housing, enabling increased efficiencies in building and property management.

Felicite Moorman, CEO, StratIS (moderator)
Emily Schapira, Vice Chair & Executive Director, Philadelphia Energy Authority 
Salomon Salinas, Managing Director, Accenture Digital - Mobility, Accenture Smart Cities
Christopher DeSchamp, Director, Customer Solutions Development, Vectren Corporation

6B
1:30 - 2:25

Smart Mobility for Smart Cities

Smart mobility technologies and solutions are helping cities better cope with congestion, pollution and stress on people and city infrastructure. These solutions are coming to the market in all sizes, shapes and layers - it is nearly impossible to keep pace with the speed of innovation. From smart applications on your phone, to smart infrastructure & networks, to the electrification of vehicles with advanced autonomous software - transportation and mobility is changing before our eyes. This panel of technology experts will discuss smart mobility trends, policies and social implications that are reshaping and disrupting our city landscapes.

Ruthbea Yesner Clarke, Research Director, Smart Cities, IDC (moderator)
Ryan Sullivan, CEO & Founder, ParkiFi
Alan Clelland, Senior Vice President, Transportation Systems, Iteris
Kurtis McBride, CEO, Miovision
Laura Lierz, Regional Sales Manager, Cale America Inc.

8ABC
1:30 - 2:25

Going Beyond Smart Cities: Driving Citizen Engagement and Smart Communities

Regardless of a city’s aspirations and motivations to be smarter, resilient, more sustainable, eco-friendly or livable, it first needs to develop smart communities and better engage with citizens. Without citizen engagement as the foundation, any city will be greatly challenged to thrive. Cities and governments across the world are trying to move closer to their citizens in order to attain enhanced citizen engagement, because it is all about citizen engagement. Growing evidence confirms that under the right conditions, citizen engagement can help improve wellbeing and longevity, enhance lifestyle, and achieve better economic development and growth results. This presentation reveals how a more human-centric and holistic approach boosts the overall “smartness” of communities, cities, and governments while maintaining the citizens' privacy. In addition, the presentation will describe few embraced new technologies and business models (Blockchain, CityCoin, CityBot etc.) that allow cities to improve citizen engagement, better understand citizens' concerns, and address urban planning challenges.

Michelle Specktor, Co-Founder & EVP Business Development,, IPgallery (moderator)
Austin Ashe, GM, Intelligent Cities, Current powered by GE
David Graham, Deputy Chief Operating Officer, City of San Diego
Jori Mendel, Director of Sales, AT&T Smart Cities
Marlyn Zelkowitz, Global Lead, Future Cities and Internet of Things, Public Sector Industry, SAP, SAP Future Cities & IoT

9AB
2:30 - 3:25

Funding Solutions: Pursuing support for smart city projects and programs

As cities work to scale their smart city pilot programs, they must develop a broad range of local and national partnerships to target funding opportunities. US Ignite is hosting a panel of experts from cities, industry, university, and Federal agencies to talk about efforts they have led with local stakeholders to target smart city funding. This panel will provide case studies on what has worked, and what hasn't, including the DOT Smart City Challenge.

Nick Maynard, Chief Strategy Officer, US Ignite (moderator)
Dan Correa, former Assistant Director, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
Andrea Fumagalli, Professor, The University of Texas at Dallas
Landon Franklin, Senior Product Manager, AT&T Smart Cities
Andrew Rodgers, Research and Applications Development, The Enterprise Center

6A
2:30 -3:25

Union Point – Partnering to Build a Smart City from the Ground Up

Union Point is one of the largest mixed-use developments underway in the country. A 1,500 acre urban environment just outside Boston that will be a technologically advanced, environmentally conscious city built entirely from the ground up. The project is a collaboration between LStar Ventures, three neighboring towns, and leading architects, engineers and designers. Through an effective private/public collaboration model, the team is drawing new, clean commercial development, business and recreational opportunities into the region, all while restoring the site’s natural systems. Once complete, Union Point will be one of the nation’s leading examples of sustainable building and smart city technology. In this discussion, Union Point’s project leads and partners will overview the collaborative features enabling development of Union Point, as well as the smart city technologies and sustainable building frameworks being employed to build a true smart city of the future.

Ryan Blackmon, Vice President of Advanced Technologies and Assistant General Counsel, (moderator)
Kyle Corkum, CEO & Managing Partner, LStar Ventures
Cameron Thomson, Associate Principal, Arup
Oscar Mertz III, AIA LEED AP, Senior Associate, Elkus Manfredi Architects

7
2:30 - 3:25

Leveraging Smart City Investments to Improve Public Safety

Public safety is a necessary function of every city. Those who serve in police and fire departments, emergency medical services, and 911 centers are vital to the safety and quality of life of residents. “Smart cities” are more than a collection of independent, siloed, departments. More than ever, those departments leverage resources to share data, information, and budget to coordinate their services and prepare for incidents. A smart city is an infrastructure of sensors collecting data from a wide variety of sources: streets, traffic, buildings, water systems, electrical grids. Some sensors are specific to first responders: fire alarms, installed or worn cameras, police dashcams. “Smart City” services depend upon a reliable, seamless, robust network to share data to be effective. When making investments into smart cities, local leaders should consider in total what is needed to deploy and support on-going data-enriched, technology-enabled products and services. This panel will discuss how city and local managers might employ a “multi-use” policy approach that includes support for public safety and agility in communities. In particular, the panel will explore common constraints to a smart city design to meet the needs of public safety: budget, access to resources and expertise, and policy.

Bill Schrier, Senior Advisor, First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) (moderator)
Todd Early, Deputy Assistant Director, State of Texas Department of Public Safety.
Carter Hewgley, Department of Human Services (DHS), District of Columbia Government
Jennifer Sanders, Executive Director, Dallas Innovation Alliance
Craig Buerstatte, Acting Director, Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, U.S. Department of Commerce

6B
2:30 - 3:25

Nasdaq New Technology Forum: View Dynamic Glass and Proterra

Nasdaq—a global exchange that built its reputation on disruptive technology—tries to bring the smartest, most innovative companies to market. This session, created especially for Smart Cities Connect, features a dialogue between the exchange and two of the brightest lights on the technology horizon. View makes smart, connected, electrochromic windows that provide comfort and cost savings in equal measure. Proterra is a leading manufacturer of zero-emission EV buses that reduce fleet costs and save energy. Both companies are positioned to be part of the smart city infrastructure. The conversation will focus on smart grid buildout, public-private partnerships, and IoT implications for infrastructure.

Evan Harvey, Global Head of Sustainability, Nasdaq (moderator)
Matthew Horton, Chief Commercial Officer, Proterra
Rob Rozbicki, Chief Technology Officer, View Dynamic Glass

8ABC
2:30 - 3:25

Smart Privacy for Smart Cities

As smart cities intertwine technology platforms with Big Data analytics and government services, they promise to use civic data to spark innovation, drive inclusivity, and make cities more efficient, livable, and equitable. At the same time, smart technologies and data-driven services raise concerns about individual privacy and civil liberties, meaning cities must set careful safeguards for the collection, use, sharing, and disposal of personal data. As cities and their partners harness more information than ever, how can we assess the risks and opportunities of new technologies and data flows while preserving individual privacy and building public trust? In this session, hear leaders from local government and industry discuss how they engender trust, empower urban populaces, and protect individual privacy with smart city technologies.

Stacey Gray, Policy Counsel, Future of Privacy Forum (moderator)
Jeff Brueggeman, VP Global Public Policy, AT&T
Andrew Therriault, Chief Data Officer, City of Boston

3:30 - 4:15

Smart Cities Connect - City Leaders Closing Reception


 

 

Platinum Sponsors

Austin Energy

Salesforce

Gold Sponsor

Union Point

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Produced by  TechConnect

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