Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo
Defense TechConnect SBIR/STTR

City leaders and innovators, this is for you.

Join us for the Smart Cities Connect Fall Conference and Expo, co-located with the Defense TechConnect Fall Conference and SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit. Three extraordinary programs all accelerating innovative solutions for city, security, and society.


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Smart Cities Connect News

Las Vegas Implements Video Analytics for Safer Streets

The City of Las Vegas attracts 40 million visitors, annually, and takes mobility of its visitors and citizens very seriously. Hear more about how they integrate vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists and collect meaningful data: In Read More

SenSen Networks Installations Alleviate Choke Points in Sinagpore

SenSen Networks’ installations at multiple locations in Singapore earned a winning slot in the Smart 50 Awards. Learn more about their projects from an interview with them: For more than 50 locations across three strategic Read More

Motionloft Brings Safer Mobility to Smart Cities

Motionloft provides a way to count people and vehicles, outdoors and indoors, with a sensor and some sophisticated computer software.  The system to get this information used to be people who stood on street corners Read More

San Antonio Implements VIA goMobile App and Empowers Citizens

Steve Young, Vice President of Information Technology for VIA Metropolitan Transit, speaks about winning the Smart 50 Awards and the VIA Mobile Ticketing project in San Antonio, Texas. The VIA goMobile app gives customers in Read More

Hampton Roads, Virginia Gets Smart About Storm Water with StormSense

We reached out to winning Smart 50 Awards project, StormSense. They’ve shared a bit more about their project below: The StormSense Project is an inundation forecasting research initiative led by the Virginia Institute of Marine Read More

New Orleans Announces Downtown NOLA Energy Challenge

Mitch Landrieu, the mayor of New Orleans, Louisiana recently announced the Downtown NOLA Energy Challenge, a competition between business owners across downtown New Orleans to reduce their energy usage. The city has partnered with the Read More

Smart 50 Award Recipient Speaks: Ypsilanti Fire Station Solar Installation

We interviewed Dave Strenski about the Smart 50 Award winner, Ypsilanti Fire Station Solar Installation in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Here’s a bit more about his project: By using a combination of volunteer labor, an anonymous donation, Read More

Fremont Solar Farm Goes Live with 200 Subscribers, 100 Person Wait List

The city of Fremont, California’s first solar farm is expected to go live with 200 subscribers who have either purchased physical solar panels or a share of the solar energy that comes out of the Read More

Madeira to Become Smart Island, Energy Independent

Renault is working towards making the Madeira island of Porto Santo in Portugal a “smart island”. In a bid for energy independence, the pilot program is using Renault’s Zoe electric vehicles (EVs), home batteries, smart Read More

21st Century Citizens Deserve 21st Century Government

Kansas City, home of Smart Cities Connect Conference and Expo 2018, has long been a leader among smart cities. We asked them what it means to receive a Smart 50 Award, and here’s what they Read More

2017 Key Speakers Included:

Bob BuckhornBob Buckhorn
Mayor, City of Tampa

Edward Dorman IIIMajor General Edward Dorman III
Dir. for Logistics, USCENTCOM

Henry AhnHenry Ahn
National Science Foundation

James Caley James Caley
Dir. of Operational Energy, US Navy

Michael DanaLTG Michael Dana
Dep. Commandant, Installations & Logistics, US Marine Corps

Nick MaynardNick Maynard
Chief Strategy Office, US Ignite

Karen MooreKaren Moore
Operational Energy Manager, US Army

Bill Snider Bill Snider

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


Matt Gray, Chief of Sustainability, City of Cleveland

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


Rosa Akhtarkhavari, Chief Information Officer, City of Orlando

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


Samir Saini, Chief Information Officer, City of Atlanta

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

Smart City Solutions Include:

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

Policy, technology and resourcemanagement 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 Tampa, FL

Tampa Convention Center
333 S. Franklin Street, Tampa, FL 33602


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

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