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

City leaders, this is for you.

The 2017 Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo, co-located with the US Ignite Application Summit, convenes 200+ global city leaders to prospect and partner with innovative technology and service providers.


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New York Institute of Technology Granted $40K To Create Test Bench Lab

New York Institute of Technology’s (NYIT) School of Engineering and Computing Sciences Associate Professor Remi Charron, Ph.D., an expert in high performance homes, has been granted $40,000 by BC Housing to create an energy management Read More

University of Warwick Demonstrates Vehicle-To-Grid Technology

Researchers at the University of Warwick, United Kingdom (UK) have demonstrated that vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology can be used to take enough energy from idle electric vehicle (EV) batteries to be pumped into the grid and Read More

Jerusalem Works Towards 5G with Millimeter Wave Technology

Jerusalem will be Israel’s first city to receive the Communications Ministry’s approval to set up an independent wireless communications network utilizing cutting-edge millimeter wave technology. Millimeter wave spectrum is the band of spectrum between 30 Read More

AgTech X Opens in New York City

The AgTech X Co-Lab recently opened in New York City with plans to offer hands-on experience, the use of hydroponic equipment, educational events, and access to resources for all. Its mission states that it is Read More

Members of Smart City San Diego Invest in IoT, Including SDG&E

The city of San Diego is discovering that partnering with utility companies can provide numerous benefits for the city, residents, the energy companies, and other partners. “You can’t have a smart city without a smart Read More

Keele University To Create Largest Smart Grid Test Bed in Europe

Keele University in Staffordshire, United Kingdom has received 15m sterling in funding to create the largest smart grid test bed of its kind anywhere in Europe. The 5-year project, led by Professor Zhong Fan, seeks Read More

Aurora, Illinois Works Towards Urban Food Forest

Chris Kuehn, a certified arborist and the manager of trees and lakes for the Fox Valley Park District in Aurora, Illinois is working to create an urban food forest. Lincoln Park was selected for the Read More

Rotterdam Connects 20,000 Homes with Renewable Energy

A smart grid pilot project in Rotterdam will connect 20,000 homes with renewable energy sources, such as wind turbines and solar PV plants, and storage systems by the year 2020. The aims of the project Read More

eleven-x and Waterloo Partner To Collect Groundwater Data

The Canadian Region of Waterloo and eleven-x are partnering to test the real-time automated data collection from the region’s water supply production and monitoring wells. eleven-x’s next generation network – utilizing  a LoRaWAN™ based carrier Read More

Nanyang Technological University and Smart City World Labs Partner on Sustainability

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore and the Danish consortium Smart City World Labs have partnered to develop smart city technology in order to improve the sustainability and liveability of cities. The joint venture will Read More

Smart Cities Connect Conference and Expo -
Placing Cities First - June 25-28 in Austin

Get to know key smart city leaders:

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

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

Smart City Solutions Include:

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

Policy, technology and resource management leaders will include:

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


Welcome To Austin

Austin Convention Center
500 East Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, Texas, 78701

On behalf of the City of Austin, we welcome you to the premier Smart City event of 2017. Austin has been declared one of the top 10 Smart Cites to watch, turning to technology to better connect our communities, improving citizen services, and perhaps most of all, finding more intelligent ways to manage resources. As an incubator for innovation, we are proud to host Smart Cities Connect Conference and Expo at the Austin Convention Center this June 25-28, 2017!

The Austin Convention Center is a LEED® Gold certified building located in the heart of the capital of Texas. The convention center has a convenient downtown location, between the shores of Lady Bird Lake and historic Sixth Street.

From Music to Technology, from Food to Investment, Austin is exploding with innovation and innovative people. Join us in Austin to be part of this creative vanguard for Smart Cities!

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

Platinum Sponsors

Austin Energy


Gold Sponsor

Union Point

Silver Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Premier Partners

Premier Partners

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