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

2017 Sponsors


Platinum Sponsors


Austin Energy

Austin Energy is the nation’s 8th largest community-owned electric utility serving more than 420,000 customers and a population of almost one million. Austin Energy has a diverse generation portfolio of about 3,000 megawatts, including natural gas, coal, nuclear power and renewable energy. Austin Energy created the first Green Building program in the country and also achieved the nation’s largest “conservation power plant” by offsetting 700 MW of generation through energy efficiency between 1982 and 2006.


Salesforce Government Cloud

Salesforce transforms the way departments, agencies, and their community of contractors meet the unique demands of today’s mission. The FedRAMP-approved Salesforce Government Cloud - the world’s #1 enterprise cloud, built for government – gives leadership, management, and employees the mobile, self-service tools they need to connect data, process, citizens, and partners across the mission.

With thousands of customer stories and an ecosystem that includes over 2.5 million developers as well as hundreds of certified partners, Salesforce demonstrates how trusted, agile, proven Cloud applications on a user-friendly development platform deliver better government services and empower modern missions.


Silver Sponsor


As a communications and Internet of Things (IoT) leader, AT&T is helping cities deploy integrated Smart City solutions to accelerate sustainable economic growth and create safer and more efficient cities in which citizens live, work and play. The AT&T Smart Cities framework helps urban areas address critical issues such as infrastructure, transportation, citizen engagement, public safety and smart grid management, to help better meet the needs of citizens by using Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. 



Bronze Sponsors


The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected industry. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to create solutions for a connected life, and to improve quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is "Invented for life."


Philips Lighting

Philips Lighting (Euronext Amsterdam ticker: LIGHT), a global leader in lighting products, systems and services, delivers innovations that unlock business value, providing rich user experiences that help improve lives. Serving professional and consumer markets, we lead the industry in leveraging the Internet of Things to transform homes, buildings and urban spaces.



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 and follow @SensusGlobal on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram.



Telensa makes wireless smart city applications, including PLANet, the world’s most deployed smart streetlight solution with a global footprint of over one million lights. PLANet pays for itself by reducing energy and maintenance costs, future-proofs LED investments, and delivers a dedicated smart city network for free.

Leading municipalities and utilities are working with Telensa to deploy smart city applications including parking, traffic analytics and environmental monitoring, plus smart grid applications such as demand-response.

Telensa’s Ultra Narrow Band (UNB) radio combines low cost, wide area coverage and long battery life for massive numbers of devices. UNB is undergoing standardisation with ETSI.





Premier Partners

Austin Texas


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.



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


Austin CityUP

Austin CityUP™ is a consortium of 'smart city' projects that collaborates and coordinates activities to enable and advance Austin community progress through digital technologies, data collection, analytics and modeling.


Austin Forum

The Austin Forum is a monthly community engagement activity bringing together technology leaders, advocates, and the public to share information and stimulate collaborations to promote technology applications that advance society. Forum topics cover technology applications, opportunities, and policies in all aspects of society: health & medicine, business & industry, science & research, education, government, entertainment, and 'social good.'



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.


Berlin Partner

Business and technology support for companies, investors and scientific institutions in Berlin – this is the Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH mission. With customized services and an excellent science and research network, our many experts provide an outstanding range of programs to help companies launch, innovate, expand and secure their economic future in Berlin.


Capital Factory

Located in the heart of downtown Austin, Capital Factory is the center of gravity for technology focused entrepreneurs. Every entrepreneur and programmer in Austin interacts with Capital Factory in some way over the course of the year. Last year, 50,000 entrepreneurs, programmers, and designers gathered for 1000 meetups, classes, and coworking with the centralized goal of building and bolstering innovative teams that drive successful companies through mentorship, investment, education, and growth.


CIO Review®

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


Cities Today®

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

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


Cleantech San Diego

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



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


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.


Envision America


Global Smart City & Community Coalition

The Global Smart City and Community Coalition is an alliance of cities and communities around the world dedicated to become change leaders by opening up their problems and sharing interoperable, scalable and replicable Smart City solutions. The vision of the GSC3 is a world where cities and communities collaborate and learn to improve urban life with a triple bottom line: (I) economic growth; (II) quality of life, a good city to live in social in; and (III) ecological footprint, sustainability (“planet”). GSC3 has been founded in June 2015 by eight cities: Amsterdam NL, Austin TX, Bandung Indonesia, Charlotte NC, Chicago IL, Den Haag NL, Eindhoven NL, and Genoa IT.


Greater Austin Area Telecommunications Network


Internet of Things Security Foundation (IoTSF)

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

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


International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP)

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

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




The Information Technology Industry Council (ITI)


Lonestar Education and Research Network (LEARN)


Metrolab Network



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.



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


Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster (RTCC)

The Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster (RTCC) is an initiative of industry, government, academic and nonprofit leaders working to accelerate the region’s cleantech economy through collaboration to encourage innovation, grow jobs and attract investment to the region. The Research Triangle Region, North Carolina is home to 350+ cleantech companies and is recognized globally as a hub for cleantech.


Smart & Resilient Cities™ (S&RC)

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


Smart Cities San Diego

Smart Cities San Diego is collaboration between public, private, and academic organizations working to develop and implement initiatives that will improve the San Diego region’s energy independence, empower consumers to embrace clean technologies, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and drive economic growth. The mission of Smart Cities San Diego is to drive existing energy programs forward, identify new opportunities, embrace additional collaborators, and make the San Diego region a leader in the smart cities movement.



SPEER is a regional energy efficiency organization that was formed in 2011 as a public purpose, mission driven, industry supported, non-profit educational partnership, devoted to increasing the understanding and uptake of energy efficiency in both Texas and Oklahoma. SPEER is a collaborative network of industry partners who shape the vision, message, and activities of the only organization specifically focused on growing markets for energy efficient technologies, products and services in both states. SPEER’s mission is to accelerate the adoption of advanced building systems and energy efficient products and services in the South-central US. Our purpose is to advance the understanding and adoption of energy efficiency as a low-cost energy resource, and to design, implement, coordinate, and support regional projects to promote high energy performance and clean distributed energy in the built environment.



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

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

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


University Of Texas



Wi-Fi Alliance®

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


World Affairs Council Austin

The World Affairs Council of Austin, a member chapter of the World Affairs Councils of America, serves central Texans who have a desire to engage in international affairs. We provide access to frequent programs, cultural events, and create conduits for direct interaction with experts and business decision-makers on a global scale.


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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