SEPTEMBER 26-29, 2022
WASHINGTON, DC

2022 Fall Day-At-A-Glance | Detailed Program


MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2022  Registration 12:00pm - 6:00pm

1:00 - 5:00 EDT AECOM Workshop - Smartest Streets in America
 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2022 Registration 7:00am - 6:00pm

Breakout Sessions Digital Transformation: Networks, Data, AI, 5G, Sensors, IoT, Cyber
Urban Operations:
Lighting, Water, Waste, Planning, Emergency Response
Smart Mobility:
Transportation, Autonomous, Public Transit, Ride Share
Urban Infrastructure:
Buildings, Energy, Grid, Utilities, Resilience
8:30 - 9:20 EDT The Smartest Cities choose Wi-SUN Urban connectivity and smart cities, an overview of successful case studies by Dimonoff and Smartrek Technologies
Elevating Smart Cities to the 3rd Dimension Small cell innovation for your network planning
9:25 - 10:15 EDT Safe Reliable Daily Travel Using Emerging Technology City Spotlights
  • Peachtree Corners, GA
Enhancing Smart City Initiatives Through Transit Tech Collaborations AI and Iot at the Edge
10:15 - 10:30 EDT Coffee Break
10:30 - 12:00 EDT Smart Cities Connect Keynotes:
  • The birth of the Commercial Metasphere
  • How Kajeet, Google and Samsung are working together to build Smart Private 5G Municipal Networks that connect People, Places and Things

12:00 - 1:15 EDT Lunch (on own)
Breakout Sessions Digital Transformation: Networks, Data, AI, 5G, Sensors, IoT, Cyber
Urban Operations:
Lighting, Water, Waste, Planning, Emergency Response
Smart Mobility:
Transportation, Autonomous, Public Transit, Ride Share
Urban Infrastructure:
Buildings, Energy, Grid, Utilities, Resilience
1:15 - 2:05 EDT AWS: Digital innovation success stories from City of Coral Gables Incorporating smart technologies into waste fleets and best practices Sustainable eMobility Solutions Improve Lives of Citizens EV Infrastructure - How strategic charging networks can help cities achieve environmental goals
2:10 - 3:00 EDT Smart City Works: Celebrating Innovation in the Greater Washington Region Creating More Efficient Operations through Software Integration
Air Quality: The New Essential Amenity Smart Cities Start with Smart Lighting
2:00 - 6:00 EDT Expo Open
 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2022 Registration 7:00am - 6:00pm

Breakout Sessions Digital Transformation: Networks, Data, AI, 5G, Sensors, IoT, Cyber
Urban Infrastructure:
Buildings, Energy, Grid, Utilities, Resilience
Smart Mobility:
Transportation, Autonomous, Public Transit, Ride Share
Community Engagement:
Policy, Funding, Commerce, Inclusion, Governance
8:30 - 9:20 EDT City Spotlights
  • Corona, CA
  • Gillbert, AZ
  • Fort Collins, CO
  • Coral Springs, FL
Smartest Street in America Airports – The New Front Doors to Your Smart City - Innovation and Automation for Airport Access Smart Procurement for Smart Cities
9:25 - 10:15 EDT Inspiring the Right People: Learnings from the Arlington Safety and Innovation Zone
Creating globally connected communities, cities, & countries utilizing laser based distributed fiber sensors systems A Review of digital innovations in Sustainable Transportation Maximize success to gain buy-in and funding for "shovel ready" data projects
10:15 - 10:30 EDT Coffee Break
10:30 - 12:00 EDT Smart Cities Connect Keynotes:
  • How multi-purpose streetlight platforms are improving smart city economics and public safety
  • Smart City as a Digital Platform
  • Innovating in Government - it can be done!
12:00 - 1:15 EDT Lunch (on own)
2:00 - 6:00 EDT Expo Open
Breakout Sessions Digital Transformation: Networks, Data, AI, 5G, Sensors, IoT, Cyber
Urban Infrastructure:
Buildings, Energy, Grid, Utilities, Resilience
Smart Mobility:
Transportation, Autonomous, Public Transit, Ride Share
Community Engagement:
Policy, Funding, Commerce, Inclusion, Governance
1:15 - 2:05 EDT The Value of Digital Twins for Smarter Cities Embassy of Canada, Washington DC and Street Lights - Who Would Have Thought? Code is the New Concrete: How Successful Cities Leverage Digital Infrastructure Build a Stronger Democracy Through Data Driven Decision Making and Constituent Engagement
2:10 - 3:00 EDT Smart City As A Digital Platform Navigating the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and Lighting the Way to Fund Your Road, Street and Bridge Projects Crowdsource data powered AI for transformation to smart infrastructure How to turn an old gas station into an international center of innovation
2:00 - 6:00  EDT Expo Open
   

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2022 Registration 8:30am - 1:00pm

Breakout Sessions Digital Transformation: Networks, Data, AI, 5G, Sensors, IoT, Cyber
Urban Infrastructure:
Buildings, Energy, Grid, Utilities, Resilience
Community Engagement:
Policy, Funding, Commerce, Inclusion, Governance
9:00 - 9:55 EDT Clarifying Connectivity: Presenting the CTIA Wireless Maturity Model  
 
City Spotlights
  • Cary, NC
  • Philadelphia, PA
Turning the Town of Cary into a Smart City through Open Data 
10:00 - 10:55 EDT The Digital Transformation Journey - Positioning Your Municipality for Long Term Success: The Importance of Shared Vision and Robust Planning Data-driven Traffic Flow Optimization and Road Safety Enhancement Utilizing AI while Leveraging Existing Infrastructure City Spotlight (Mobility/Community Engagement)
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Sandusky, OH
  • Dallas, TX
  • Alexandria, VA
  • Eugene, OR
11:00 - 11:55 EDT Data Driven Governance: Building and implementing an effective high-impact data governance program at your city The Power of Demand Response and its Role in Grid Sustainability Denmark's small steps to a world-class digital government  
12:00 - 12:55 EDT The New Standard in Commercial Buildings: Real-Time Indoor Air Quality  Leveraging Existing Roadway Sensor Infrastructure to Advance Road Safety Innovation and the Changing Face of Government

Detailed Program


Monday September 26, 2022


12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Registration


1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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AECOM Workshop: Smartest Street in America (Additional fee)

Infrastructure is at the heart of every society, and there is no important piece of collective infrastructure than our streets. Learn how the Smartest Street in America came to fruition. AECOM, the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, designs and engineers the physical layer through collaborative design, taking into the needs and wants of all stakeholders, both now, and in the future. How Nokia is delivering the device layer with critical networks through technology leadership and trusted partnerships. And how Strategy of Things bring science, breakthrough strategies and disruptive innovations to help government and business organizations solve complex problems in new ways.

Jeffrey Whitman, Senior Broadband Consultant, AECOM (speaker)
Mike Allison, Head of Government and Cities, Nokia North America (speaker)
Renil Paramel, CEO and Co-Founder, Strategy of Things (speaker)
Eric Bathras, Associate Vice President, Connected Communities & Broadband Leader, AECOM (speaker)

Tuesday September 27, 2022


7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Registration


8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
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The Smartest Cities choose Wi-SUN

Creating the smart city of the future while designing for the here and now can be quite confusing at best, if not seemingly conflicting objectives at worst. We can help make things easier with this panel as we will explore the Wi-SUN FAN (Field Area Network), which provides all the versatility and flexibility to implement smart, automated, and wireless solutions designed to make major city infrastructure scalable, safer, more efficient, and more sustainable. Wi-SUN FAN’s numerous technical, performance, and reliability benefits for smart city IoT infrastructure, including superior coverage and resilience and enterprise-grade security already proven at a very large scale make this the smart choice for a wide range of applications such as street lighting, smart parking, smart signage, garbage monitoring, environmental sensing and water management . With more than 100 million devices deployed globally, Wi-SUN FAN is a field tested and proven smart city technology with compatible devices already extensively deployed in North America, EMEA and APAC regions. Learn how Wi-SUN FAN is particularly well suited to dense urban networks applications as well as how easy Wi-SUN networks are to commission and maintain.

Phil Beecher, President and CEO, Wi-SUN Alliance (moderator)
Leslie Mulder, Co-Founder and President, Exegin Technologies (speaker)
Silicon Labs (speaker)
Itron (speaker)

8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
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Urban connectivity and smart cities, an overview of successful case studies by Dimonoff and Smartrek Technologies

Dimonoff Inc. – How could you make your city smart rapidly? Case study: City of Cambridge, MA Smartrek Technologies Inc. – Easy connectivity in challenging environments. Case Study: Underground wireless connectivity for district metered area flowmeters in the city of Knoxville, TN

Chelsea Collier, Editor-at-Large, Smart Cities Connect Media & Research (moderator)
Jostran Lamontagne, VP Sales and Marketing, Dimonoff (speaker)
Martin Carrier, CEO, Smartrek Technologies (speaker)

8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
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Elevating Smart Cities to the 3rd Dimension

Increasingly, we will look to the skies as a path to provide more effective and efficient smart city solutions. Breaking from traditional road networks enables faster transit, reduced energy use, efficient rural coverage and prioritized transit paths. Learn how advances in aerial vehicle technologies transform public safety, healthcare, cargo and passenger travel. This panel teaches everything you need to know to prepare for the 3rd dimension of smart cities.

Tom Snyder, Executive Director, RIoT (moderator)
Kyle Snyder, Principal, Best Autonomous Insights (speaker)
Justin Towles, President, Crown Consulting (speaker)

8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
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Challenges of Small Cell Deployment

Before the bells and whistles of 5G/IOT technology can work, the grind of designing, permitting and constructing network small cells can be a challenge for all parties. This panel will discuss those challenges and how innovation in small cell designs can facilitate a smoother network deployment.

Pete Chase, CEO and Co-Founder, EasyStreet Systems (speaker)

9:25 AM - 10:15 AM
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Safe Reliable Daily Travel Using Emerging Technology

The panel highlights federal research investments that can lead to the safe and reliable daily movement of people and goods on the highway system. The research seeks to apply emerging areas of science and engineering such as artificial intelligence, computer vision, and edge computing that can predict, prevent, or improve the response to conflicts between vehicles and between vehicles and others in the roadway and how to provide safe and reliable travel for all people.

David Kuehn, Program Director, Federal Highway Administration (moderator)
Xuan (Sharon) Di, Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics Smart Cities Center, Data Science Institute, Columbia University (speaker)
Sean Qian, Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering/Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) (speaker)
Karen Panetta, Dean of Graduate Engineering Education/Professor, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Tufts University (speaker)

9:25 AM - 10:15 AM
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Urban Operations: City Spotlights

This moderated panel will explore and identify challenges and best practices presented by the participating cities.

Jennifer Morgan, Virginia Program Lead, RioT (moderator)
Brian Johnson, City Manager, Peachtree Corners, GA (speaker)

9:25 AM - 10:15 AM
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Enhancing Smart City Initiatives Through Transit Tech Collaborations

As cities and transit agencies around the world continue enhancing the transit experience for riders and pedestrians, many city planners and municipal leaders are exploring how best-of-breed transit technology will improve sustainability, efficiency, and communication with the customer. Robust and integrated technology solutions allow vital information to flow freely to passengers, who have come to expect more from modern transit agencies. E Ink’s Digital Paper empowers transit patrons with real-time updates while revolutionizing transportation signage with sustainable solutions. Signage using E Ink displays can run off solar power, resulting in an off-grid solution that eliminates the need to run new power lines or dig up city sidewalks or streets. E Ink’s digital paper technology consumes zero power when static and carries the Dark Sky Association Certification. This panel will showcase how the collaboration between E Ink, solutions provider Luminator Technology Group and end user Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority (CapMetro) of Austin, Texas, has improved operational efficiency, enhanced customer communication, increased customer satisfaction, and helped reduce negative environmental impact for smart cities like Austin.

Joyce Deuley, Sr. Research Analyst, Zpryme Research (moderator)
Jonathan Margalit, Senior Business Development Manager, E Ink Corporation (speaker)
Roger Baxter, Strategic Account Manager, Luminator Technology Group (speaker)
Daryl Weinberg, Transit Systems Architect, Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority (CapMetro) (speaker)

9:25 AM - 10:15 AM
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AI and IoT at the Edge

Current applications of AI and IoT at the edge for municipal operations and defense outcomes. Using industry-best sensor cueing and fusion to achieve perimeter security, lockdowns, real-time threat detection, and many more utilizations.

Adair Grover, Founder and CEO, Wi-Fiber (speaker)
Jay Budhan, Senior Engineer, T-Mobile (speaker)
Mike Helfrich, Founder and CEO, Blueforce Development (speaker)

10:15 AM - 10:30AM

Coffee Break


10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Woodrow Wilson A

Smart Cities Connect Keynotes


10:30 AM
Woodrow Wilson A

Conference Welcome

Chelsea Collier, Editor-at-Large, Smart Cities Connect Media & Research (speaker)

11:05 AM - 11:30 AM
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The birth of the Commercial Metasphere

Dennis O'Leary, Chairman & CEO, DarkPulse Inc. (speaker)

11:30 AM - 12:05 AM
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How Kajeet, Google and Samsung are working together to build Smart Private 5G Municipal Networks that connect People, Places and Things.

Private Wireless networks help drive digital education initiatives in underserved areas at a low cost by connecting the unconnected. Similarly, there is a need for underserved neighborhoods to access remote emergency services – be it helplines, remote mental health consultations, or special education services. Forward-looking smart cities can leverage this digital connectivity provided to underserved school districts by pairing Private 5G with other smart city use cases. The panel will discuss how building smart school and community networks to close the digital divide provide the core foundation for establishing smart cities by enabling all citizens to gain access to learning, health care, telework and other municipal services. Join us as our panel discusses how municipalities can leverage smart private 5G to empower smart cities.

Derrick Frost, SVP, Operations & GM of Private Networks, Kajeet (moderator)
Tanuj Raja, Global Director of Strategic Partnerships, Google (speaker)
Imran Akbar, VP & GM, New Business, Samsung Networks (speaker)

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Lunch (on own)


1:15 PM - 2:05 PM
Annapolis 1

AWS: Digital innovation success stories from City of Coral Gables

Cities are leveraging technologies in multiple ways to solve challenges around sustainability, mobility, citizen engagement and public safety. AWS cloud services and AWS partners are helping cities build solutions to tackle these challenges. In this session you will learn how the City of Coral Gables was able to work with AWS and its partner, Quantela in creating multiple smart city solutions and aggregating them in to a single citizen servicing website. The city is also able to expose these through the concept of digital twins. You will learn how they were able to get multiple stakeholders to collaborate, identify the challenges, work with the right partners to strategize and how the cloud services helped expedite the process of innovation.

Ali Asad Hasan, BD for IoT/Smart Cities Partners, AWS (moderator)
Rayza Collazo, Information Technology Systems Analyst II, City of Coral Gables, FL (speaker)
Aaron Simkin, VP, Strategic Parterships and Alliances - Americas, Quantela Inc. (speaker)

1:15 PM - 2:05 PM
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Smart Infrastructure as a Service (SIaaS): Using streetlights to Fund Smart City Initiatives

Over half the cities in North America have made the conversion to LED lights; but less than 10% have opted to add lighting controls. Providing an additional ~20% in energy savings, adding lighting controls enables communities to remotely schedule and dim lights, reduce power consumption, carbon emissions and cost. In addition to increasing operational efficiency, LED conversions with smart lighting controls typically result in a 60-80% reduction in energy usage, along with a corresponding reduction in carbon emissions. And the best part is not only can these savings enhance public safety, improve quality of life and the environment, they can be reinvested into your community.. with funding options available. Learn how to you can tap into lighting projects (and get them funded) to provide WiFi access, enhance safety, and learn more about the communities you serve. Join this discussion moderated by Chelsea Collier with Mark Carter, Vice President of Smart Solutions, RealTerm Energy; Don Jacobson, Enterprise Project Manager, City of Las Vegas; and Ubicquia VP, Keith Chinchar to learn how. Attend this session to learn: How to LED streetlight conversion creates massive savings to pay for smart city initiatives at no cost to the municipality. How to incorporate smart city applications to provide value to citizens Best practices and funding models

Chelsea Collier, Editor-at-Large, Smart Cities Connect Media & Research (moderator)
Mark Carter, Vice President of Smart Solutions, RealTerm Energy (speaker)
Keith Chinchar, VP, Ubicquia (speaker)
Don Jacobson, Enterprise Project Manager, City of Las Vegas (speaker)

1:15 PM - 2:05 PM
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Electric LSVs: The Goldilocks of Urban EVs

Discussion about how the future of urban mobility is taking shape with Electric Low Speed Vehicles (LSVs) as a right-sized platform for smart urban mobility. Panelists will discuss: what an LSV is, how they are they have a distinct advantage over other vehicle types in urban environments, and how they are ideal for solving mobility gaps to provide equitable service to underserved communities.

Agata Ciesielski, White House Presidential Innovation Fellow, (moderator)
Chris Nielsen, Founder and CEO, eCab (speaker)
David Bruemmer, Chief Strategy Officer, NextDroid (speaker)
Paul Vitrano, SVP/Chief Legal and Policy Officer, Waev Inc. (speaker)

1:15 PM - 2:05 PM
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EV Infrastructure - How strategic charging networks can help cities achieve environmental goals

With a huge innovation to transit, the Swift Rails panel will discuss what individualized, elevated, semi-autonomous transit vehicles mean for the future of cities. How do you best make use of transit that is 5 times faster; 40 times cheaper; comfortable and emission free? Start before your roads are congested. Tomorrow’s infrastructure will favor sustainable transportation that combines on-demand, comfort-of-a-car transit with a walkable, bikeable, and more livable city – make your city smarter.

Brandon Jones, Regional Vice President of Sales, Blink Charging (speaker)

2:10 PM - 3:00 PM
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Smart City Works: Celebrating Innovation in the Greater Washington Region

Smart City Works Innovation Hub is a non-profit organization focused on solving urban challenges through technology and innovation that foster economic development. We lead the Northern Virginia Smart Region Initiative and have a vision to transform Northern Virginia and the Greater Washington region into a global urban innovation hub and national testbed for digital services that improve the livability, sustainability, and resilience of cities. In this panel, we will bring together innovators and founders to discuss the challenges and opportunities for the region and share their innovative solutions.

David Heyman, Chairman of the Board of Director, Smart City Works (moderator)

2:10 PM - 3:00 PM
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Incorporating smart technologies into waste fleets and best practices

Digital technologies are crucial to driving resiliency for government services. The last three years have demonstrated the ways in which digitized government fleets and operations can both safeguard essential city services and unlock data-driven potential, realizing the promise of truly smart, and resilient, cities. Looking through the lens of waste and recycling operations, this panel will explore how smart technologies are reimagining what is possible for city services, from efficient operations to software integrations. Join leaders from [City TBC] to explore the digital trends and technologies that are driving smart city innovation for long term sustainability.

Hurst Renner, Director Smart City Partnerships & Policy, Rubicon (moderator)

2:10 PM - 3:00 PM
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Sustainable eMobility Solutions Improve Lives of Citizens

- EV Charging Stations as Connectivity Hubs - Connectivity Hubs as Win/Win for Solutions Providers, Sponsors and Citizens - A Connected City Is a Smarter and Safer City and how eMobility plays a role

Greg Jones, CTO, Kajeet (speaker)
Dominic Marcellino, Head of Business Strategy, Kajeet (speaker)

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Expo Program & Reception


Wednesday September 28, 2022


7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Registration


8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
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City Spotlights: Digital Transformation

Cities share what it means to remain relevant, safe, and invested in a time of digital transformation. Hear about the unique challenges and opportunities facing city leaders and what the future may hold for connected communities.

Joyce Deuley, Sr. Research Analyst, Zpryme Research (moderator)
Chris McMasterson, CIO, City of Corona, CA (speaker)
Jason Cooley, CIO, City of Frisco, TX (speaker)
Tyler Marr, Interim Deputy City Manager, City of Fort Collins, CO (speaker)
Rayza Collazo, Information Technology Systems Analyst II, City of Coral Gables, FL (speaker)

8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
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Smartest Street in America

Infrastructure is at the heart of every society, and there is no more important piece of collective infrastructure than our streets. Learn how the Smartest Street in America came to fruition.

Jeffrey Whitman, Senior Broadband Consultant, AECOM (speaker)
Mike Allison, Head of Government and Cities, Nokia North America (speaker)
Renil Paramel, CEO and Co-Founder, Strategy of Things (speaker)
Eric Bathras, Associate Vice President, Connected Communities & Broadband Leader, AECOM (speaker)

8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
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Airports – The New Front Doors to Your Smart City - Innovation and Automation for Airport Access

Airports, the new front doors for mid-size to large cities, serve as key testbeds for mobility and energy innovation. Time-efficient, sustainable, and equitable access is essential for travelers and employees. Travelers to and from a region need the most efficient lowest-friction mobility solutions to access airports and their extensive related networks of facilities for conferences, lodging, food, and collaboration. Typically ranking among the top five largest regional employers, airports rely on a broad range of workers to staff and manage a wide variety of operations. The airport itself encompasses complex systems, functioning as a city within a city while serving as a major (if not THE major) mobility hub for the region. Airports are vital participants in financially vibrant local economies. This panel gathers leading innovators from major airports to hear lessons learned from energy and mobility success stories.

Andy Duvall, Transportation Behavior Analyst, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (moderator)
Jodie Brinkerhoff, VP of Innovation, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) (speaker)

8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
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Smart Procurement for Smart Cities

What will it mean when broadband reaches every American home? How can we heal fractured communities with thoughtful infrastructure? How do we prioritize accessibility in transit? Municipal decision-makers consider these questions and more every day. The choices they make impact residents and the community for generations to come, resonating most loudly with the underserved. On this panel, we will discuss how city leaders can judiciously employ funding from the recently passed Infrastructure Bill, along with a data-based approach, to bolster social equity in their communities.

Ruthbea Yesner, VP of Government Insights, IDC (moderator)
Michael Allegretti, Chief Strategy Officer, Rubicon (speaker)
Jenti Vandertuig, Former Chief Procurement Officer, Santa Clara County (speaker)
Sergio Paneque, Former Chief Procurement Officer, State of NY & MI (speaker)
Scott Sellers, Former City Manager, City of Kyle, TX (speaker)

9:25 AM - 10:15 AM
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Inspiring the Right People: Learnings from the Arlington Safety and Innovation Zone

The City of Arlington partnered with Comcast to pilot phase one of a Safety and Innovation Zone in the Clarendon area of the city. This first phase of this project focused on providing Comcast connectivity and smart lighting with IoT sensors provided by Juganu, allowing for lighting control and a smart city analytics. Throughout the process of launching and implementing this pilot, important lessons were learned about bringing the right people to the table, leveraging local academia to determine best practices and verify data, and gaining consensus to increase enthusiasm, support, and partnership across multiple stakeholders. Hear from representatives of Arlington and Comcast as they discuss challenges and learnings, and the importance of helping the right people understand WHY they should care.

Lee Davenport, Director, Community Development, US Ignite (moderator)
Holly Hartell, Business Relationship Manager, County of Arlington (speaker)
Samantha Brien, Restaurant and Nightlife Liaison, Arlington County Police Department (speaker)
Caroline Goodbody, Director of Product Strategy, Comcast Smart Solutions (speaker)

9:25 AM - 10:15 AM
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Creating globally connected communities, cities, & countries utilizing laser based distributed fiber sensors systems.

DarkPulse's high resolution BOTDA sensor systems alert to internal anomalies in critical infrastructure before catastrophic failures. However, easy access to usable data across multiple platforms will allow for the globalization of smart cities. DarkPulse will present a next generation User Interface available anywhere on any device including VR/AR capable headset. This next generation interface will improve lives by putting the power of data technology into the hands of city managers and ultimately the world's inhabitants.

Dennis O'Leary, Chairman & CEO, DarkPulse Inc. (speaker)

9:25 AM - 10:15 AM
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Maximize success to gain buy-in and funding for “shovel ready” data projects

This session convenes industry and key thought leaders to explore ideas on how to maximize your chances of gaining approvals for your “shovel ready” data projects. We explore a) catching and communicating a vision that will make your smart city initiatives sticky, b) models for working with industry to shape your vision, and c) implementing sustainable smart city initiatives that are meaningful and impactful to your constituents. Rather than talking about end-point solutions, states, cities and municipalities should be able to drive towards functional outcomes and align end-point solutions and approaches to broader problem-solving outcomes. Ideas to be discussed include: · Equity lens · Street Safety (Vision Zero) · Data-informed Projects · Citizen-Operations · Performance Tracking (command center dashboards)

Roger May, Director of Public Sector Partnerships, Teradata (moderator)
John Weathersby, Area Vice President, Public Sector, Teradata (speaker)
David Loshin, President, Knowledge Integrity, Inc (speaker)
Andrew Fellows, Faculty Specialist, College of Information Studies, University of Maryland (speaker)

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Coffee Break


10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Woodrow Wilson A

Smart Cities Connect Keynotes


10:30 AM - 11:05 AM
Woodrow Wilson A

Multi-purpose Streetlight Platforms are Improving Smart City Economics and Public Safety

Over half the cities in North America have made the conversion to LED lights; but less than 10% have opted to add lighting controls. Providing an additional ~20% in energy savings, adding lighting controls enables communities to remotely schedule and dim lights, reduce power consumption, carbon emissions and cost. In addition to increasing operational efficiency, LED conversions with smart lighting controls typically result in a 60-80% reduction in energy usage, along with a corresponding reduction in carbon emissions. And the best part is not only can these savings enhance public safety, improve quality of life and the environment, they can be reinvested into your community.. with funding options available. Learn how to you can tap into lighting projects (and get them funded) to provide WiFi access, enhance safety, and learn more about the communities you serve.

Chelsea Collier, Editor-at-Large, Smart Cities Connect Media & Research (moderator)
Stephen Patak, Chief Revenue Officer, Ubicquia (speaker)
Tod Riedel, Director, Government Video Solutions, Motorola Solutions (speaker)
Genesis Gavino, Chief of Staff, City of Dallas, TX (speaker)

11:40 AM - 12:15 PM
Woodrow Wilson A

Innovating in Government - it can be done!

Technology is evolving constantly and requires us to adapt and anticipate problems of the future. Innovation is key for government agencies to continue advancing communities and planning for a better future state. Innovation requires understanding the challenges today with the foresight to see potential problems of tomorrow. It is thinking differently about how we approach the world as Technology propels us. Fear of failure stands in the way of great innovation. People are afraid of what they don’t know - what they haven’t experienced so adoption is paramount. Data also plays an integral part of the innovation journey. Many organizations haven’t yet started the necessary transformation or are early in their process. Let's discuss the opportunities with innovation in government, the role private sector plays in helping to solve future problems, how data can help organizations advance initiatives, and what approaches have worked for innovation in government.

Jodie Bare, Director, Intelligent Transportation Systems Technology / Smart Mobility, Parsons (moderator)
Brittaney Carter, Deputy Chief Technology Officer, City of Atlanta, GA (speaker)
Don Jacobson, IT Business Partner for Innovation, City of Las Vegas, NV (speaker)
Abraham Emmanuel, Deputy Commissioner, Division of Traffic Safety and Technology, Chicago Department of Transportation (speaker)
Sophia Mohr, Chief Innovation Officer, Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) (speaker)

12:00 PM -1:15 PM

Lunch (on own)


1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Expo Open


1:15 PM - 2:05 PM
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The Value of Digital Twins for Smarter Cities

In this panel, you will hear from industry experts about the importance and increasing value digital twins offer cities as they incorporate new technologies and solutions to address a wide variety of challenges spanning climate/environmental stresses, operationally efficiency, transparency, carbon neutrality, equity, mobility and more.

George Reed, SVP Sales and Marketing NORAM, Siradel (speaker)
Mike Allison, Head of Government and Cities, Nokia North America (speaker)
Alby Bocanegra, Vice President, Global City Partnerships, Mastercard (speaker)

1:15 PM - 2:05 PM
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Code is the New Concrete: How Successful Cities Leverage Digital Infrastructure

Today, with unprecedented federal funding for urban projects, cities are rethinking how investment in digital infrastructure can support and augment existing investments in physical infrastructure. Historically, cities have relied on blunt tools of the past (paper-based regulations) to manage transportation, and this panel will highlight how cities are now beginning to leverage digital infrastructure to manage new mobility modes in the public-right-of-way. From micromobility to ride hailing, drones, and even at the curb, cities need new tools to govern effectively. When municipalities are empowered to govern transportation dynamically and in real-time, they can drive outcomes that matter: environmental sustainability, social equity and safety, as well as economic efficiency of the public right-of-way. The result is a better quality of life for the residents that call their cities home. This panel will showcase public sector leaders from Los Angeles and Miami-Dade County, as well as leadership from ITS America to discuss their vision for leveraging digital infrastructure in cities. Our panelists will demonstrate how Los Angeles and Miami-Dade County, specifically, are successfully using digital policy to govern micromobility in their cities and drive policy-based outcomes.

Madeline Zhu, VP Sales, Lacuna Technologies (moderator)
Carlos Cruz Casas, Chief Innovation Officer, Miami-Dade County Department of Transportation and Public Works (speaker)
Jarvis Murray, For-Hire Transportation Administrator, Los Angeles Department of Transportation (speaker)
Kristin White, Chief Operating Officer, ITS America (speaker)

1:15 PM - 2:05 PM
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Build a Stronger Democracy Through Data Driven Decision Making and Constituent Engagement

Local governments are adopting innovative solutions to help address their constituents and communities they serve. By using City Pulse AI and Indigov’s SaaS platforms, local leaders can leverage technology to make informed decisions on policy and respond to current events within their community. Indigov is a constituent management platform that helps elected officials communicate with each and every constituent in a meaningful way. Representatives and their staff field requests from people who need social services benefits, official government documents and access to special programs. Indigov helps representatives and staff manage and track the correspondence with constituents and government agencies. City Pulse AI is a decision intelligence tool that gathers and highlights relevant local data, including social media, into easy-to-understand dashboards highlighting your most important community-focused topics and issues. These innovative tools used in conjunction help leaders engage, connect, and build trust with their constituents and create a more transparent government.

Rachel Stern, InState Partners (moderator)
Alex Kouts, CEO, Indigov (speaker)

2:10 PM - 3:00 PM
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Navigating the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and Lighting the Way to Fund Your Road, Street and Bridge Projects

Learn how to navigate the hundreds programs available through the IIJA and focus on the most relevant programs for your road, street, bridge and transit projects. Hear from experts on how to create winning proposals that maximize funding for your the city and state in a competitive grant environment. Learn from the experts about key transportation infrastructure improvement opportunities, e.g. connected street lighting systems, autonomous vehicles, intelligent traffic system, the benefits they bring and how they align with desired IIJA program outcomes.

Martin Stephenson, President & CEO/Head of Connected Systems and Services North America, Signify Canada (speaker)

2:10 PM - 3:00 PM
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Crowdsource data powered AI for transformation to smart infrastructure

Roadway Management Technologies is revolutionizing pavement preservation and performance management by providing passively collected, real-time pavement performance analytics to our customers. Using our proprietary RoadRunner technology, a city’s fleet can gather daily pavement quality data for an entire road network. Daily data collection allows our system to analyze not only which roads are failing, but also the rate of degradation for individual roads. RMT can determine the right treatment, at the right time before more expensive reconstructive work is necessary. Our system then monitors the performance of preservation efforts to generate a cost-benefit analysis. We have also built in Work Order and Fleet Management systems so that we can be a one-stop shop for all performance tracking needs. We recognize the crisis states face when it comes to road infrastructure and are here to ensure we stretch road budgets further.

Candler McCollum, CEO, Roadway Management Technologies (speaker)

2:10 PM - 3:00 PM
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How to turn an old gas station into an international center of innovation

In one year the Virginia Smart Community Testbed, located at the site of a refurbished gas station in Stafford, Virginia, has changed Stafford from a suburban commuter community to an international leading location for innovation, entrepreneurship, and a model for federal, state, local government, and industry collaboration. This panel will offer attendees an opportunity to learn about the technologies field-tested through this partnership, the "model" developed for implementing smart city technologies, and how it is fundamentally changing the economic landscape in Stafford County, Virginia, and the United States.

Tom Snyder, Executive Director, RIoT (moderator)
David Ihrie, CTO, Virginia Innovation Partnership Corporation (speaker)
John Holden, Director of Economic Development, Stafford County, VA (speaker)
Jeff Martin, CEO, Cocoflo (speaker)

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Expo Open


Thursday September 29, 2022


8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Registration


9:00 AM - 9:55 AM
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Clarifying Connectivity: Presenting the CTIA Wireless Maturity Model

Smart City planners are confronted with the difficulty of dealing with constructions costs, aesthetics, sustainability and the disruptions that occur when deploying small cells within their network. This group will talk about innovation and new solutions to the above mentioned problems.

Chelsea Collier, Editor-at-Large, Smart Cities Connect Media & Research (moderator)
David Graham, Chief Innovation Officer, City of Carlsbad, CA (speaker)
Marin Galvin, Director of Strategic Wireless Industry Programs, CTIA (speaker)
TBA, Ubicquia (speaker)

9:00 AM - 9:55 AM
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Urban Infrastructure: City Spotlights

This moderated panel will explore and identify challenges and best practices presented by the participating cities.

Nicole Raimundo Coughlin, CIO, Town of Cary (speaker)
Akshay Malik, Smart Cities Director, City of Philadelphia (speaker)

9:00 AM - 9:55 AM
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Turning the Town of Cary into a Smart City through Open Data

Effectively harnessing the power of mobile edge computing (MEC) and 5G in transit operations.

Justin Sherwood, Business Relationship Manager, Town of Cary, NC (speaker)
Adam Reiser, OpenDataSoft (speaker)

10:00 AM - 10:55 AM
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The Digital Transformation Journey - Positioning Your Municipality for Long Term Success: The Importance of Shared Vision and Robust Planning

Perspectives on planning, collaboration, vision, and pitfalls in executing your digital transformation journey. Seeking inputs from experts with experience in all stages of transformation.

John Holden, Director of Economic Development, Stafford County, VA (speaker)
Tom Snyder, Executive Director, RIoT (speaker)
Jeff Martin, CEO, Cocoflo (speaker)

10:00 AM - 10:55 AM
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Data-driven Traffic Flow Optimization and Road Safety Enhancement Utilizing AI while Leveraging Existing Infrastructure

Data collection methods are costly to establish and difficult to maintain. A major factor driving these inefficiencies is that many data collection systems are designed to solve a single problem. Magnetic loops count vehicles and may do basic classifications. Video detection systems often require specialized cameras which must be installed exclusively for a single system. This approach of “one device for one system” leads to redundancy and waste. Many cities have multiple cameras installed at the same location with each serving a different function. There is limited reuse of existing assets to reduce ROI for infrastructure. The Kapsch Deep Learning Versatile Platform (DLVP) solves this problem by applying state-of-the-art deep learning to existing or new video feeds and driving multiple applications off the same set of video streams. The DLVP software can run in a variety of existing or new computing environments (edge, fog or cloud) while leveraging new and/or existing video feeds and performing real-time and anonymous analytics for traffic flow optimization and various road safety applications.

Raman Jafroudi, National Sales Director – Canada | Sales & Business Development, Kapsch TrafficCom (speaker)

10:00 AM - 10:55 AM
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City Spotlights: Mobility & Community Engagement

Cities share their challenges, success stories, and best practices.

Genesis Gavino, Chief of Staff, City of Dallas, TX (speaker)
Marcus Harris, Diversity and Economic Opportunity Manager, City of Sandusky, OH (speaker)
Hillary Orr, Deputy Director, Transportation, City of Alexandria, VA (speaker)
Keith Robinson, Deputy Commissioner, Dept. of Public Works, City of Atlanta, GA (speaker)
Robin Mayall, IT Director, City of Eugene, OR (speaker)

11:00 AM - 11:55 AM
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Data Driven Governance: Building and implementing an effective high-impact data governance program at your city

The City of Carlsbad has taken a unique data-first enterprise approach to decision-making across all aspects of city government, from Police, and Fire, to Public Works and Finance with analytics and data visualization. Through real world examples of piloting and producing low-cost data-rich initiatives, the presentation will outline an approachable roadmap of policy development to democratize data citywide, develop governance around data as a strategic asset and translate data into insights for the benefit of internal and external constituents. From the ground floor to the moon, Carlsbad will share first-hand examples of successes, struggles, and adaptable approaches that small/medium sized cities can use to develop or improve a vibrant data intelligence strategy with key takeaways and blueprint models for cities of any size.

David Graham, Chief Innovation Officer, City of Carlsbad, CA (speaker)
David van Gilluwe, Chief Data Officer, City of Carlsbad, CA (speaker)

11:00 AM - 11:55 AM
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The Power of Demand Response and its Role in Grid Sustainability

Transactive energy is the use of economic constructs to control and coordinate the distribution of electricity. As the country moves towards clean energy initiatives, unlocking transactive energy ensures system reliability, enables peer-to-peer trading, steers decarbonization efforts further by incentivizing distributed solar and storage, and rewards homeowners for addressing their energy consumption and load management. Transactive energy systems can improve energy equity by giving underserved communities unprecedented access to clean, locally generated, and affordable electricity, without major capital investments in rooftop or community solar systems. Lumin is partnering with energy market access provider Leap to offer Lumin Response, a program providing homeowners automated participation in the wholesale demand response (DR) market, with financial incentives for energy reduction during times when the local grid is stressed. Highlighting the importance and power of demand response gives the Smart Cities connect audience insight into incorporating energy management systems into a simple solution that will move the industry forward. As municipalities move to enact standards for energy-saving measures in homes, smart appliances that integrate seamlessly with renewable energy systems will become critical as energy strain on the grid continues to be an issue.

Alex Bazhinov, Founder and CEO, Lumin (speaker)

11:00 AM - 11:55 AM
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Denmark's small steps to a world-class digital government

In this Masterclass, learn how Denmark is ranked as the most digital country in the world according to both the United Nations and the European Union. Key steps were taken to ensure a seamless digital government that spans across all levels of government. Learn Denmark's timeline and key moments that led to the success and start including some of the best-practices in the way you work with digital transformation. With digital transformation, digital is not necessarily the answer. Transformation is. The Masterclass will not only focus on Denmark but also on contextualizing where to continue your digital transformation in a City-perspective. Most of Denmark's successful initiatives are managed by local government such as Cities and Regions/Counties. This context will give attendees meaningful and valuable tools to drive innovation for the better of your City, your staff and your customers.

Mads Henning Jensen, Vice President, FrontDesk Queue Management Systems Inc (speaker)

12:00 PM - 12:55 PM
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The New Standard in Commercial Buildings: Real-Time Indoor Air Quality

The pandemic has set a new standard in commercial buildings. Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) has become a top priority in creating a healthy workspace. It's no longer sufficient to only be measuring temperature and humidity in a space. IAQ monitoring improves indoor environments that directly contribute to the health and wellness of employees including cognitive function and productivity. This panel will bring together technology experts with real-world experience in implementing large-scale IAQ monitoring programs in commercial buildings. They'll be discussing their journey with IAQ, lessons learned, keys to success, and more.

Serene Almomen, CEO and Co-Founder, Senseware (speaker)

12:00 PM - 12:55 PM
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Leveraging Existing Roadway Sensor Infrastructure to Advance Road Safety

Many cities already have video cameras deployed on their streets, sometimes for traffic monitoring, but other times for enforcement, security, and other surveillance of public places. Advances in technology can convert these raw data feeds into digestible and usable data. Join us as we discuss how cities can use the infrastructure they already have to: deliver deeper insights than ever before into the safety of their streets, inform how they can make their streets safer, and reverse the trends that have seen most cities' Vision Zero metrics deteriorate.

Nicholas D'Andre, CEO, GridMatrix (speaker)
Elan Silver, Director of Government Affairs, GridMatrix (speaker)

12:00 PM - 12:55 PM
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Innovation and the Changing Face of Government

Discover the roles, responsibilities and duties of Innovation Directors in municipal government. Determine if your organization is ready to implement high-level organizational innovation delivery techniques. Learn how to prepare staff, elected officials and citizen groups for the implementation of innovation directors. Also learn how changing organizational demographics within the workplace affect expectations of service delivery and levels of communication.

Jason Cooley, CIO, City of Frisco, TX (speaker)

 

 

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