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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door2door Partners With Via Verde To Drive Future Of Mobility In Smart Cities

door2door, the digital mobility solution for today’s on-demand economy and tomorrow’s smart cities, announced today its partnership with Brisa, through its affiliate company Via Verde Serviços. The partnership aims at creating advanced mobility solutions for smart Read More

Partnership for African Social and Governance Research Launches $400K Research Project in Six Cities

A one-year, $400,000 (over Rwf344.8 million) research project – ‘Urban Governance and Turning African Cities’ – has been implemented in in six African cities in Rwanda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Nigeria, South Africa and Angola. Led by Read More

Georgia Smart Communities Challenge Supports Local Government with Seed Funding, Technical Assistance

The Georgia Institute of Technology and its partners are excited to announce the launch of the Georgia Smart Communities Challenge (“Georgia Smart”), open to all communities in Georgia. Local Georgia governments of any size—cities, counties, Read More

Stop Over Salting (SOS) In Minnesota Supports Legislation Against Over-Salting Roadways and Sidewalks

Sue Nissen, one of the founding members of the citizen group StopOverSalting (SOS) in Minnesota, is supporting limited liability legislation that will reduce over-salting of roads and sidewalks. The proposed legislation, which is modeled on Read More

Quincy, Massachusetts Looks at Surtrac for Smart Intersections

The city of Quincy, Massachusetts is installing new traffic software that will control a dozen major Quincy intersections.  Chris Cassani, the director of the city’s Department of Traffic, Parking, Alarm and Lighting states that they Read More

moovel Partners with Caltrain to Launch Mobile Ticketing Platform

moovel North America, the leading provider of public transit mobile ticketing and fare validation solutions, today announced the launch of Caltrain Mobile, a mobile application designed to provide a more convenient and accessible ticketing solution Read More

Ciscos Kinetic for Cities Platform Works in Adelaide on Pilot Project

Cisco has partnered with the South Australian government and the City of Adelaide for a trial of traffic sensors with the aim of easing congestion and the future ability to communicate with autonomous vehicles. The Read More

Mobile Recycler – Biocycler – Uses Living Organisms to Bind Construction Waste Into Bricks

In the US, an excess of more than 500 million tons of demolition waste is shipped to landfills every year. In an attempt to solve this problem, Chris Maurer, Principal Architect with Cleveland-based redhouse studio, Read More

Smart Building Facility Management Platform Allows Improved Equipment Failure Reporting

An interactive, user-friendly facility management platform – “Smart Building” – was recently launched by the Campus Facilities and IT Services of New York University Shanghai. Developed with the Lujiazui Group – real estate development and Read More

UK Consortium Wins $15.6M for Electric Vehicle-To-Grid Demonstrations

A consortium of organizations – including electricity distributor UK Power Networks, utility SSE, China’s BYD, Octopus Energy and the University of Leeds – has won £11m ($15.6M USD) in government funding for four electric vehicle-to-grid 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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