Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo
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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

New York City Begins Third Annual Dusk and Darkness Campaign

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced that as part of the Vision Zero initiative, the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT), NYPD, and TLC would begin their third annual Dusk and Read More

Interview with Emily Silverman, Smart City Program Manager for the City and County of Denver

Emily Silverman, Smart City Program Manager for the City and County of Denver, dives deep about initiatives for the mile high city and what it means to host Smart Cities Connect Conference and Expo in Read More

An Interview with Angelo Rao, Manager of Traffic Operations and Parking in Lakeland, Florida

Angelo Rao, Manager of Traffic Operations and Parking in Lakeland, Florida, shares about smart city vision and mobility.

New York City Collaborates to Launch Cybersecurity Moonshot Challenge

The Mayor’s Office of the Chief Technology Officer (MOCTO), NYC Cyber Command (C3), and New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), recently launched the ‘Cybersecurity Moonshot Challenge’ – a project with the goal of developing Read More

Microsoft Internet of Things Insider Labs Accepts WZMH Architects Into Program

WZMH Architects, based in Toronto, California, has been accepted into Microsoft’s global Internet of Things (IoT) Insider Labs – a program designed to assist businesses in transforming the way people, devices, and data interact. WZMH’s Read More

Sweden Rolls Out Noppera-Bo Technology to Simplify Data Redaction from CCTV

Technology from Noppera-Bo Technologies Ltd – a joint venture by Castlebridge and Altada companies – will be used in a project in Sweden “to ensure the roll out and deployment of ‘smart city’ systems can Read More

Join Us in Making Denver a “Smart City” (RFP for Professional Services Due 12/21)

Denver is getting smarter and needs you. Request for Proposal (RFP) is open to any vendor of any size who would like to apply. We are looking for those who appreciate the innovative technology and Read More

Trusted IoT Alliance and MachNation To Stage A Series of Trusted IoT Challenges Worldwide

The Trusted IoT Alliance – a consortium of more than 50 companies collaborating to build open source trusted systems for IoT with blockchain and related technologies – and MachNation, an independent IoT research and benchmarking Read More

Syracuse University Begins Two-Years of Working Seminars Exploring Smart Cities

Syracuse University will begin a two-year series of working seminars and meetings exploring multiple aspects of smart cities on November 7. Issues will include designing livable spaces, considerations of urban life and work, the importance Read More

SP Group Launches World’s First Smart Grid Index

SP Group – an energy utilities group in the Asia Pacific – launched the world’s first smart grid index to help utilities measure and advance in key dimensions of grid development. Currently, utilities worldwide apply Read More

Speaker Highlights Include:

Kerry O'Connor
Kerry O'Connor
Chief Innovation Officer, City of Austin

Miguel Gamiño Jr.
Miguel Gamiño Jr.
Executive Vice President, Global Cities, Mastercard

Kimberly LaGrue
Kimberly LaGrue
Chief Information Officer, City of New Orleans

Chris Castro
Chris Castro
Director of Sustainability, City of Orlando

Anthony Lyons
Anthony Lyons
City Manager, City of Gainesville, Florida
Josh Carpenter
Josh Carpenter
Director of Innovation and Economic Opportunity, City of Birmingham

Andrea Foard
Andrea Foard
Transit Division Manager, Cobb County DOT

Michael R. Pegues
Michael R. Pegues
Chief Information Officer, City of Aurora

Jean Duncan
Jean Duncan
Director, Transportation and Stormwater Services, City of Tampa
Lauren Poe
Lauren Poe
Mayor, City of Gainesville

Emily Silverman
Emily Silverman
Smart City Program Manager, City of Denver

Grace Simrall
Grace Simrall
Chief of Civic Innovation and Technology, Louisville Metro Government

Craig Hopkins
Craig Hopkins
Chief Information Officer, City of San Antonio
Isabelle Lessard
Isabelle Lessard
Lighting Expert, Transportation Department, City of Montreal, Canada

Charles Ramdatt
Charles Ramdatt
Director of Smart Cities and Special Projects
City of Orlando

 Jose De La Cruz
Jose De La Cruz
Chief Innovation Officer, City of San Antonio

Out of the many conference choices for Smart Cities, I prioritize attending the Smart Cities Connect conference each year. This conference brings together all the high-powered decision makers from every part of the Smart City ecosystem – city leaders, vendors, academics, researchers and non-profit organizations. The atmosphere is energetic and warm which fosters open, honest conversations and making new connections. I recommend this conference for everyone involved in the Smart Cities movement.


Ruthbea Yesner, VP, Government Insights and Smart Cities, IDC Government Insights

We were excited to host Smart Cities Connect; it gave us a chance to highlight some of the great successes of our departmental leaders in smartification of their teams and, perhaps more importantly, allow them to meet some of the amazing leaders in this space from other communities.


Bob Bennett, Chief Innovation Officer, City of Kansas City

The quality of attendees, speakers and exhibitors at Smart City Connect Kansas City was very impressive and also very targeted for our business. It's so helpful to be together, in one place at one time, with so many of the smart city leaders from around the country.


Ian Aaron, Chief Executive Officer, Ubicquia

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

Smart City Solutions Include:

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  • Mayors
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  • Water and Energy Managers
  • Waste Managers
  • Utility Operators
  • Urban Designers
  • Emergency Responders
  • Transportation Managers
  • Public Works Managers




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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
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