Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo

 OCTOBER 27-29, 2020 | In partnership with:

USIgnite
 

Day-At-A-Glance | Detailed Program


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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2020    

  Registration Sponsored by:   
9:30 - 10:00 EDT
Sunrise Networking Reception   - Sponsored by:
10:00 - 11:45 EDT Keynote Session: 5G and Beyond – Advanced Networks for Smart Cities
  • Welcome Address
  • Mapping Smart City Needs to the Right Network Technologies
  • Answer to the Million Dollar Question for a Dime: Solving Traffic at City Intersections
  • Smart City Applications Making an Impact
  • All the World's a Wireless Testbed
  • Closing Announcements
  Presented by:     USIgnite, Smart Cities Connect
11:45 - 12:00 EDT
Networking Break & Expo Open   - Sponsored by:
 Advanced Networks Energy Transportation Networks Government
  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
Community Engagement:
Policy, Funding, Commerce, Inclusion, Governance
12:00 - 1:00 EDT Enabling Intelligent, Cross-Vertical Simulation, 3D Visualization and Decision-Making on a Smart City Digital Twin and Big Data Platform Unlocking Smart City Potential with Government Fleets Smart Mobility 2021: How the Transportation Industry and Advanced Technologies Will Adapt to Global Trends   FUSE - The Convergence of FttX, Utilities, Smart Cities and EDGE One Digital Government Solution: Breaking down the Silos of City, County and State Agencies
1:00 - 2:00 EDT Back to basics: How do you ensure citizens and businesses in your community get the connectivity they need today? Using Utility Intelligence to become a Smart City

The Shifting Mobility Market: From 0 to 60

Modernizing Oregon's Highways with High-Efficiency Lighting for Economic & Environmental Benefits Smart Cities & HOU: Launching & Leading a Smart Cities Accelerator that Integrates City Leadership with Innovation and Industry Solutions
2:00 - 3:00 EDT Broadband Models for Unserved and Underserved Communities Resiliency and Reliability through Smart Water Networks: A Case Study with Columbia, SC City Spotlights - Smart Mobility
  • Centennial, CO
  • San Diego, CA
  • Columbus, OH
  • Colorado DOT 

Broad-Based Recovery – Leveraging Leading-Edge NREL/National Laboratory Capabilities: Case Studies for All-Sized Cities

How a Memphis Smart Development is Transforming a Community
3:00 - 4:00 EDT
Networking Reception & Expo Open  
 
Expo Expo Expo
 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2020    

  Registration Sponsored by:   
9:30 - 10:00 EDT
Sunrise Networking Reception    
10:00 - 11:45 EDT Keynote Session: Resilient by Design
  • Opening Comments
  • Grit is Good
  • Resilient Energy, Water and Waste Management
  • Data-driven Urban Development
  • Smart Disruptors
  • Closing Comments
  Presented by:     USIgnite, Smart Cities Connect
11:45 - 12:00 EDT
Networking Break & Expo Open   - Sponsored by:
  Advanced Networks Energy Transportation Networks Government
  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
Community Engagement:
Policy, Funding, Commerce, Inclusion, Governance
12:00 - 1:00 EDT Town of Cary and Dell Technologies – Innovation in Smart City Data Strategy How To Get City-Wide Participation For Your Smart City Plan The New Next: How 3 Cities are Leveraging an IoT Strategy to Meet the Demands of Parkers Today and into the Future Integrated Systems Approach to Smart Lighting in the City of Chicago Using Data During Times of Crisis
1:00 - 2:00 EDT Building the Standard Smart City The Nuts and Bolts of 5G Smart Cities Startup Challenge: Infrastructure, Engagement, Mobility, and Transformation w/ Leadership Roundtable: How Industry is Navigating Covid-19 and Tips for Startups City Spotlights - Urban Infrastructure 
  • Pueble West, CO
  • Orlando, FL
  • Houston, TX
  • Woodstock, VA
  • City of Westminster, CO
Public Engagement During Times of Disruption
2:00 - 3:00 EDT Cloud vs. Fog: Finding the Right Technology Partners Analyzing smart litter receptacle systems in city, university, and business improvement district environments  Making Smart City Simple…Resiliency for the "New Normal" World Digitalization of the Street lighting Infrastructure: A path to inclusive innovation City Spotlights - Community Engagement
  • Boston, MA
  • Littleton, CO
  • Lone Tree, CO
  • Burlington, ON  
  • Colorado Springs, CO
3:00 - 4:00 EDT Smart 50 Awards Gala & Expo Open
 
Poster Meetings Expo
 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2020   

  Registration Sponsored by:   
9:30 - 10:00 EDT
Sunrise Networking Reception & Expo Open    
  Advanced Networks Energy Transportation Networks Government
  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
Community Engagement:
Policy, Funding, Commerce, Inclusion, Governance
10:00 - 11:00 EDT City Spotlight - Digital Transformation
  • Manchester, UK
  • Denver, CO
  • Boulder, CO 
  • Dublin, OH 
Maximizing the ROI of Smart Cities Data Cities Stepping into Transportation Electrification Greenhouse Gas and Carbon Emissions Limits - The Evolution of Curbing Building Energy Use Smart Columbus – Projects, Performance and Passion for Community Impact  
11:00 - 12:00 EDT Roadblocks to implementing IoT and how to overcome them City Spotlight - Urban Operations:
  • Colorado Springs, CO
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Cary, NC
  • Philadelphia, PA
Conquering Range Anxiety on Battery Electric Buses NREL's New State and Local Energy Planning Tools – An introduction to new tools that provide data and analysis for clean energy planning, procurement, and efficiency Small Places, Big Ideas – Bringing Innovation for Mobility & Engagement to Small and Medium Cities  
12:00 - 1:00 EDT IoT Deployment in Smart Buildings and Smart Cities, The Utility Network Emerges Secure Smart Cities: How the National Cybersecurity Center (NCC) is taking a proactive approach in integrating cybersecurity into smart cities. Mobility in the time of COVID – Measuring the mobility impacts of disruption Bringing your City organization together to launch municipal broadband Efficient and influential community engagement across departments - showcasing Denver 
1:00 - 1:30  EDT Networking Reception & Expo Open
1:00  EDT

GCTC Smart Regions Innovation, Resilience, and Recovery Virtual Workshop
October 29-30 , GCTC virtual workshop website

In conjunction with: US Ignite and the Smart Cities Connect Virtual Conference & Expo
Organized by: the Global City Teams Challenge Smart Regions Collaborative

Topics: best practices in smart regions investments and partnerships, navigating equity issues, regional data sharing, unique issues facing rural areas, the education and health response to disasters, and how smart regions projects can help us achieve a more resilient future.

 
keynote Session Expo

   

 


Tuesday October 27, 2020


10:00 AM

Smart Cities Connect Conference Opening Address

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

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Keynote: Mapping Smart City Needs to the Right Network Technologies

High capacity? Low latency? High security? Low cost? All networks are not created equal, so how should smart communities think about mapping the services they want to offer to the network technologies available? Panelists will discuss the requirements for different smart city services and how communities should think about supporting them from a network infrastructure and management perspective.

Ruthbea Yesner, VP of Government Insights, IDC (moderator)  (@idc)
Dev Khoslaa, Enterprise Business Development Leader, Nokia (speaker)  (@devkhoslaa)
Grace Simrall, Chief of Civic Innovation and Technology, Louisville Metro Government (speaker)  (@greendrv, @louisvillemayor)
Jim Misener, Sr Dir. of Product Management – Global V2X Ecosystem Lead, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc (speaker)
Tom Parisi, Vice President, Government Sales, Tellabs (speaker)

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Keynote: Answer to the Million Dollar Question for a Dime: Solving Traffic at City Intersections Case Study Discussion on Fort Smith, Arkansas and Austin, Texas

Case Study Discussion on Fort Smith, Arkansas and Austin, Texas. Hear firsthand how the Cities of Fort Smith and Austin are fulfilling their mobility visions by implementing cost-effective ATSPM and Automated Traffic Signal Retiming solutions to better manage intersection traffic conditions and overall network operations, even during the time of Covid.

Ben Ho, Vice President, Product Strategy and Marketing, Smart Mobility / Smart Cities, Parsons Corporation (moderator)
Reese Brewer, Transportation Director, Frontier Metropolitan Planning Organization (speaker)
Jason JonMichael, Assistant Director, Austin Transportation Department (ATD), City of Austin (speaker)

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Keynote: Smart City Applications Making an Impact

There’s a reason the smart city movement has taken hold. With new insights from digitally connected systems, governments can deliver services more efficiently, improve quality of life, and drive innovation in everything from mobility to public safety, energy management, and more. This panel will look at some of the most compelling use cases in the field today, and how municipal leaders can make a significant and positive impact with the smart city technologies they deploy.

Chelsea Collier, Editor-at-Large, Smart Cities Connect Media & Research (moderator)  (@smartcityc)
Tom Schircliff, Co-Founder, Intelligent Buildings LLC (speaker)
Sameer Sharma, Global General Manager (New Markets, Smart Cities & Transportation), IOT Solutions, Intel (speaker)
Jesse Bounds, Director of Innovation, City of Houston (speaker)

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Keynote: All the World’s a Wireless Testbed

The future of wireless technology isn’t in a lab. It’s in the connected communities, campuses, companies, and military bases where people live and work. This panel will examine the advantages of real-world, city-scale testbeds – how they can accelerate innovation and ensure that communities benefit from the technology breakthroughs that scientists engineer.

Joe Kochan, CEO, US Ignite (moderator)  (@us_ignite)
Jack Belcher, CIO, City of Arlington, VA (speaker)
Marc Hoit, Vice Chancellor for Information Technology, NC State (speaker)
Kira Theuer, Sr. Business Development Manager, NI (National Instruments) (speaker)

11:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Networking Break + Expo Open


12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Enabling Intelligent, Cross-Vertical Simulation, 3D Visualization and Decision-Making on a Smart City Digital Twin and Big Data Platform

Growing amounts of data are available in multiple organizations in a city. Cities must begin and/or continue to share, in confidence, data across organizations to insure intelligent utilization of precious funds, assets and resources. Furthermore, cities must be able to assess and understand cross-organizational and cross-vertical impacts resulting from proposed departmental projects as well as to be able to provide, share and visualize these impacts in multiple dimensions. This panel will show the power and necessity of a big data platform that can integrate data layers across departments and verticals and provide simulation and visualization capabilities for intelligent decision-making and risk management. The panel will provide real-world examples of smart city projects (including some of the following - lighting, solar potential, security, 5G small cell deployments, multi-modal mobility and well-being), the importance of the data policy approved by public and private partners and the foundational 3D digital city twins upon which all data/results can be imported, crossed, created, visualized and shared with city employees and residents alike.

George Reed, SVP Sales and Marketing NORAM, Siradel (moderator)
Christophe Papin, VP Business Development Smart Cities, Siradel (speaker)
Franck Carassus, Co-Founder and CEO North America, Opendatasoft (speaker)
Tripp Borstel, Head of Cities and Transformation, ENGIE Impact (speaker)

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Unlocking Smart City Potential With Government Fleets

According to the EPA, more than 267 million tons of municipal solid waste was generated in the United States in 2017. The garbage truck does an amazing job collecting that waste; but there are more than four million miles of navigable roadways across our 50 states and an endless number of problems - beyond waste - that litter these thoroughfares. Roads get snow on them, creating dangerous driving conditions. Roads need to be swept and cleaned to keep traffic flowing. And roads get potholes, requiring immediate attention before they claim a vehicle’s front axle as an unassuming victim. Additionally, our roads have houses and storefronts along them that might be abandoned; buildings that might be covered in graffiti; and damaged street signs that might dot their path - all creating quality of life ills for our communities. But what if we could proactively deal with these issues and create better, safer and cleaner streets without adding more personnel to government budgets and more equipment to our already congested streets? By equipping existing government fleets with the right technology, and embedding a mission to transform a city service model from reactive to proactive, we can indeed do this very thing. Learn how - on the backs of the vehicles that pick up your trash, sweep your street, and plow your roads - the smart city trail is being blazed.

Michael Allegretti, Chief Strategy Officer, Rubicon (moderator)
Erica Jacobo, Senior Continuous Improvement Analyst, City of Spokane (speaker)
Chris Conway, Director of Public Works, City of Montgomery (speaker)
Kamara Jeffrey, Senior Project Manager, Circular Economy and Innovation, Solid Waste Management Services, City of Toronto (speaker)
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Smart Mobility 2021: How the Transportation Industry and Advanced Technologies Will Adapt to Global Trends

Hear a diverse panel of public and private sector experts discuss potential impacts to advanced mobility trends post 2020 as global urbanization, workforce and mobility patterns shifted in a matter of months.

Tom Topolski, Executive Vice President, Connected Communities, Parsons (moderator)
Jorge Riveros, Assistant Director/Chief Engineer, Metropolitan Nashville Public Works Department (speaker)
Amy Ford, Director, Mobility on Demand Alliance, ITS America (speaker)
Phil Silver, Leader, Transportation, Worldwide Public Sector, Amazon Web Services (speaker)

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

FUSE - The Convergence of FttX, Utilities, Smart Cities and EDGE

Anixter will moderate a session with key SME's and project stakeholders that have proven experience in planning, building and deploying infrastructure to enable smart communities. The market forces of the Digital Divide, adjacency of Utility infrastructure, goals of Smart Cities and driving demands of EDGE devices are all coming together to provide new opportunities beyond what we could ever imagine. Through more collaboration among project owners there is an opportunity to achieve better Management, User Experience, Security, Insights and Control and ultimately improved return on Infrastructure.

Steven Anson, VP Vertical Markets, Anixter (moderator)  (@anixter)
Tom Shircliff, Co-Founder, Intelligent Buildings LLC (speaker)
Andrew Watkins, President and COO, Marketplace.city (speaker)
Chelsea Collier, Editor-at-Large, Smart Cities Connect Media & Research (speaker)  (@smartcityc)

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

One Digital Government Solution: Breaking down the Silos of City, County and State Agencies.

Please join us for a panel of local government leaders from across the US, with PayIt as moderator, to discuss how to deliver a modern eGov Platform for all agencies and government levels with a single-citizen-sign-on. Learn how a cloud-based platform approach to eGov services delivers real outcomes for digital engagement. Bonus Content: hear how each of these cities and counties launched citizen-facing COVID19 services in just a few days.

Caroline VanDeusen, Director Local Government, PayIt (moderator)
Alan Howze, Assistant County Administrator/Chief Knowledge Officer, Kansas City/Wyandotte County, KS (speaker)
Maria Walls, Treasurer, Beaufort County, SC (speaker)
Amir Softic, Information Technology Manager, City of St. Louis, MO (speaker)
Rachel McClure, Assistant Collector, City of St. Louis, MO (speaker)

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Back to basics: How do you ensure citizens and businesses in your community get the connectivity they need today?

The Covid-19 crisis has exposed the digital divide as never before. It has highlighted how critical broadband infrastructure is to empower city’s communities: whether it is for education, health, remote work, or other social & care services. Cities have a decisive role to play, particularly to enable those who suffer the most from such gap: the underserved ones. In this panel we’ll look at the most pressing needs of different communities, understand the existing barriers and explore the technologies and models to address them and accelerate the deployment of digital services for cities and communities in urgent need.

Dev Khoslaa, Enterprise Business Development Leader, Nokia (moderator)  (@devkhoslaa)
Suparno Banerjee, Global Public Sector Lead, Enterprise, Nokia (speaker)
Oscar Bode, CEO & Founder, Smart City Capital (speaker)
Avinash Patwardhan, Managing Director, Jacobs (speaker)
Colman Keane, Broadband Executive Director, City of Fort Collins (speaker)

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Using Utility Intelligence to become a Smart City

The city of Walla Walla, Washington is leveraging their Advanced Metering Infrastructure to realize the vision of a Smart Utility Network, powering applications across the water cycle such as pressure monitoring in the distribution system and level monitoring in a creek prone to flooding. These applications are providing insights and improvements in the areas of non-revenue water, asset management, operational efficiency, and disaster prevention and control. This presentation will explore their journey from traditional AMI to achieving a Smart Utility Network and how it’s paving the way for a true Smart City.

Joseph Dryer, Solution Application Engineer, Sensus – a Xylem brand (moderator)
Adrian Sutor, Water Division Supervisor, City of Walla Walla (speaker)
Joseph French, AMI Administrator, City of Walla Walla (speaker)

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The Shifting Mobility Market: From 0 to 60

The mobility industry is changing at lightning speed – new mobility providers, services and sectors are cropping up daily. Automotive OEMs are making huge investments in electric mobility, and prompted by covid, are offering new ways to engage with customers. Ridehail companies are offering transportation planning to government customers. Micromobility companies may be on the verge of profitability. Yet, city governments – key cogs in implementing new mobility options at scale – are far behind as they grapple with an unprecedented public health crisis, record rates of unemployment, and civil unrest. In a time of extreme urban innovation, how can cities and mobility companies meet consumer demand for more sustainable, efficient and seamless transportation? How likely are AVs going to be a part of the equation? What are some of the most promising paths forward and can they be replicated?

Micah Kotch, Managing Director, URBAN-X (moderator)
Stephen Smyth, CEO, COORD (speaker)
Shin Pei Tsay, Head of Policy, Cities and Transportation, Uber (speaker)
Lilly Shoup, Interim Executive Director, Urban Movement Labs (speaker)

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Case Study: Modernizing Oregon’s Highways with High-Efficiency Lighting for Economic & Environmental Benefits

Since 1913, the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has helped create and maintain a safe and reliable multimodal transportation system that connects people and communities across Oregon; from the days of horse-drawn road scrapers to today’s computer-operated machinery and solar highways. In 2018 -- guided by its commitment to using innovative​ program design and technologies to solve transportation problems -- ODOT partnered with Ameresco on a lighting pilot program aimed at improving public safety, reducing energy costs and freeing up resources for other projects and maintenance across ODOT’s system. Financed by an energy savings performance contract (ESPC) that allows the program’s energy savings to be applied to its costs, Ameresco will replace more than 10,000 low-efficiency highway lights in the Portland metro area with LEDs to create brighter, safer roadways that are more energy efficient and less costly to maintain. Speakers on this panel will provide attendees with an overview on the ODOT pilot program, outline the planning and procurement process, identify common obstacles and explain how to overcome them. The panel will also discuss various financing options available for major energy efficiency projects such as this one and describe some of the latest technologies they involve.

Elizabeth Papadopoulos, Consultant Project Manager, ODOT Region 1 (moderator)
Jason Carver, Lead Project Development Engineer, Ameresco (speaker)
Joe O'Donnell, Northwest Sales Manager, Ameresco (speaker)

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Smart Cities & HOU: Launching & Leading a Smart Cities Accelerator that Integrates City Leadership with Innovation and Industry Solutions

This panel will discuss best practices for launching and leading a Smart Cities Accelerator that was purposefully designed to integrate city leadership with innovation and industry solutions.Through public/private partnerships and emphasizing a collaborative and needs-based solutions-seeking and cross-domain problem-solving approach, the startups in the Ion Smart Cities Accelerator Cohort 1 integrated their solutions to resiliency, mobility, infrastructure, and digital transformation, into Houston's civic fabric, through seeking pilots with the City of Houston and other organizations.This panel will tell the story and highlight the journey of Cohort 1's startups, showcasing how the Ion Smart Cities Accelerator was designed to operate in a cross-domain way, bring historically siloed areas together, and develop smart cities solutions for these areas that are needs-based and sustainable.This panel will feature the pilot results of startups in the Accelerator's first cohort.The panel will also give specific examples of how everyone -- from students, to adults, to government decision makers, to C-level executives -- can take an active and proactive role in engaging with their city.

Courtney Cogdill, Project Manager, The Ion Smart and Resilient Cities Accelerator (moderator)
Jesse Bounds, Director of Innovation, City of Houston (speaker)
Ryan-Alexander Thomas, Founder & CEO, Umanity.io (speaker)
Christine Galib, Senior Director of Accelerator Programs, The Ion Smart and Resilient Cities Accelerator (speaker)
Anthony Brock, Chief Executive Office, SlideX (speaker)
Yves Koulidiati, Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, SmartPark/SlideX (speaker)

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Broadband Models for Unserved and Underserved Communities

What’s the best way to connect communities that still don’t have sufficient broadband service? A recent study by US Ignite and Altman Solon suggests a combination of public and private investment is the right way to move forward. Join partners from Altman Solon as they present major findings from the report Broadband Models for Unserved and Underserved Communities examining five different network and service options for broadband deployment. Then tune in for US Ignite interviews with leaders from Lincoln, Nebraska and Westminster, Maryland. These interviews cover two of the five broadband models in depth, including how communities should make their own decisions on deployment based on demographics, existing infrastructure, and available funding sources.

Mari Silbey, Director of Communications, US Ignite (moderator)
David Young, CIO, City of Lincoln, NE (speaker)
Robert Wack, City Council President, Westminster, MD (speaker)
Charles Cieutat, Partner, Altman Solon (speaker)
Mat Grudzien, Director, Altman Solon (speaker)

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Resiliency and Reliability through Smart Water Networks: A Case Study with Columbia, SC

The development of cellular network technologies, LTE, NB-IoT, and 5G, has fundamentally changed the ways cities can provide services/solutions to their residents. Often lost in the conversation around cellular technology is its ability to provide resilient communication for municipalities and their constituents, especially for smart water distribution systems. As the technology advances on the consumer side to provide more bandwidth and speed it continues to advance on the LP-WAN side as well. Ubiquitous networks like LTE-M and NB-IOT expand in coverage and provide a perfect use case for devices on a smart water network that transmit small amounts of data at a consistent interval. This panel will discuss how the City of Columbia, SC utilized a full suite of smart water technologies to improve the resiliency and reliability of their water operations. It will also discuss how Columbia has utilized that information for enhanced consumer engagement with their own stakeholders, which has been a key pillar of their City mission over the last few years. On the panel, we’ll hear from the City of Columbia on why they decided to move in this direction, how they made the determination, and how they are implementing it. We’ll also hear from consultants involved in the discussion on what some of the most important drivers of these types of projects are, and lessons learned for future projects.

Jacob Jasperson, Solution Architect Manager, Badger Meter (moderator)
Mark Mc Millen, Sr. Solution Architect, Badger Meter (speaker)
Joey Mitchell, Vice President of Consulting Services, Utility Metering Solutions (speaker)
W. Frank Eskridge, Jr., Deputy Director of Utilities, Columbia Water, City of Columbia, SC (speaker)
Lisa Brown, Senior National Director for Municipal Infrastructure & Smart Cities, Johnson Controls (speaker)

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

City Spotlights: Smart Mobility

This panel of city leaders and innovators will discuss their mobility priorities and the biggest challenges they are facing in transforming urban mobility. The moderated panel will look at best practices and lessons the cities have learned as they cope with a changing mobility landscape, industry disruptions, and the complexities of implementing new services.

Ashley Nylen, Assistant Director for Mobility Technology, Colorado DOT (moderator)
Almis Udrys, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer’s Chief of Innovation & Policy, City of San Diego (speaker)
Melanie Ward, AICP | Innovation Team (i-team), City of Centennial, CO (speaker)  (@CentennialGov)
Mandy Bishop, Program Manager, City of Columbus (speaker)

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Broad-Based Recovery – Leveraging Leading-Edge NREL/National Laboratory Capabilities: Case Studies for All-Sized Cities

It might seem impossible to access leading edge energy data, planning, analysis, and technology expertise for your smart city recovery strategies without the resources of a mega-city. Learn about resources residing in the U.S. Department of Energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) for transforming energy systems for equitable, sustainable, and resilient results. Hear how your city can leverage past data and analysis investments to support a variety of large- and small-city efforts. Panelists will share case studies illustrating NREL’s world-class capabilities on real projects, with real cities, for real impact

Amy Schwab, Senior Project Leader, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (moderator)  (@nrel)
Mandy Bishop, Deputy Director of Public Service/Smart Columbus Program Manager, City of Columbus (speaker)
Sarah Ziomek, Sustainability Project Manager, Dallas Forth Worth International Airport (speaker)
Martin Kirk, Consultant, The NoVo Foundation / Co-Founder, The Rules (speaker)
Eric Montag, Senior Manager, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (speaker)

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

How a Memphis Smart Development is Transforming a Community

The City of Memphis is a community with real economic and societal challenges; however new energy and investment promises to catalyze an underserved community. More than $19B+ in urban investment is being deployed including Union Row, a transformative $1B 50-acre, mixed-use development which will be designed "smart from the start." This unique public private partnership seeks to activate the 36 strands of high-speed, high quality, but unused fiber to build a civic innovation platform. The intended result will be a new focus on job and talent creation through technology startups and entrepreneurship as method of solving city challenges.

Chelsea Collier, Editor-at-Large, Smart Cities Connect Media & Research (moderator)  (@smartcityc)
Andre Fowlkes, President, Start Co. (speaker)
Jennifer Oswalt, President, Downtown Memphis Commission (speaker)
David Dlugolenski, Managing Partner, SageStone Partners (speaker)

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Networking Reception + Expo Open


Wednesday October 28, 2020


10:00 AM

Smart Cities Connect Conference Opening Address

Laura Benold, Managing Editor, Smart Cities Connect Media & Research (speaker)

10:02 AM - 10:10 AM

Keynote: Grit is Good

Renée Peet, VP of Marketing for Sensus, a Xylem brand, offers her viewpoint on why every resiliency plan should start with a city's infrastructure, and shares how innovative investments in new technology can actually free up capital needed for other smart city initiatives. Using recent success stories from cities around the world, Renee will help you communicate why it's more important than ever before that smart cities start with smart infrastructure.

Renée Peet, VP of Marketing and Product Management, Sensus – a Xylem brand (speaker)  (@sensusglobal)

10:10 AM - 10:40 AM

Keynote: Resilient Energy, Water and Waste Management

Resilient design is defined as “the intentional design of buildings, landscapes, communities, and regions in response to vulnerabilities to disaster and disruption of normal life”. This panel of leaders will discuss smart solutions reshaping critical community needs in the areas of energy, water and waste management. Learn how cities are getting smarter when it comes to critical infrastructure and community services while anticipating future challenges and disruptions.

Ruthbea Yesner, VP of Government Insights, IDC (moderator)  (@idc)
Conor Riffle, Vice President of Smart Cities, Rubicon (speaker)
Eliza Hotchkiss, Group Manager IIII- Cyber Security & Resilience, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (speaker)
Brian Crow, Vice President and Chief Software Officer, Sensus (speaker)

10:40 AM - 11:10 AM

Keynote: Data-driven Urban Development

Big Data has become a tool widely adopted for urban development - big data is collected constantly and provides city planners with a much, much more precise tool to manage the things that are important to a city. This panel will discuss data driven urban development and, as a tool, how big data offers significant benefits for planners and others in the business of planning, managing, and improving cities.

Nick Maynard, COO, US Ignite (moderator)
Mike Nawrocki, Vice President of Technology and Solutions, ATIS (speaker)
Mina Sartipi, Director of the Center, Urban Informatics and Progress (speaker)
Nicole Raimundo, Chief Information Officer, Town of Cary, NC (speaker)  ((@townofcary))

11:10 AM - 11:40 AM

Keynote: Smart in the time of Covid: Lessons from Smart City Disruptors

The global pandemic is forcing city and industry leaders alike to adjust and learn how to live in a constant state of disruption. Some city leaders are seeing this as a chance to “reboot” as described in a recent Smart Cities Connect article. This movement calls for a new type of leader who brings people together, welcomes new perspectives and new processes. We’ve assembled a panel of those ‘Smart City Disruptors’ who will talk about their approaches, lessons learned and offer advice for the future.

Chelsea Collier, Editor-at-Large, Smart Cities Connect Media & Research (moderator)  (@smartcityc)
Jordan Davis, Director Smart Columbus, Columbus Partnership (speaker)
Elizabeth McGee, Director Business Development and Marketing, Smart City and Transportation, Intel Corporation (speaker)
Rosa Akhtarkhavari, Chief Information Officer, City of Orlando (speaker)

11:40 AM - 12:00 PM

Networking Reception + Expo Open


12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Town of Cary and Dell Technologies – Innovation in Smart City Data Strategy

Many cities struggle with their enterprise data strategy. Valuable data is often locked in departmental line of business applications and databases creating separate data silos which cannot be easily leveraged for actionable intelligence. As cities start to deploy IoT connected devices, such as traffic or stormwater sensors, they desire to leverage these new data streams for automated alerts and dashboards. Some city departments have also started to use cloud based SaaS applications creating additional data silos in the cloud. The Town of Cary, NC, has partnered with Dell technologies to implement data integration as a service and a data broker architecture which allows the city to easily access and process data from the IoT edge to the data center to the cloud. We will explore how cities can break down data silos and more easily turn data into intelligence.

Rob Silverberg, Digital Communities, Dell Technologies (moderator)
Nicole Raimundo, Chief Information Officer, Town of Cary, NC (speaker)  ((@townofcary))
Terry Yates, Smart Cities & IT Project Manager, Town of Cary (speaker)  ((@townofcary))
Joseph Flynn, Public Sector CTO, Boomi, A Dell Technologies Business (speaker)

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

How To Get City-Wide Participation For Your Smart City Plan

Many cities are unable to develop a robust smart city plan due to the time and effort needed to get feedback from stakeholders across all its departments. Couple that with the overwhelming number of technology options on the market, and many cities find themselves at a standstill. We will discuss how the city of Ruston, Louisiana, was able to overcome these obstacles. Ruston decided to use a web-based smart city assessment tool as a cost-effective and speedy method to gain the insights it needed. During this session, we’ll walk through the city’s approach and showcase the results of Ruston’s partnership with the E Source Technology Planning and Implementation Division, previously, UtiliWorks Consulting. We will highlight which elements of a smart city Ruston is prioritizing as well as key risks and gaps for the city to mitigate. Lastly, we will focus on how cities can empower voices throughout their community and optimize their planning efforts.

Nicole Pennington, Senior Manager, E Source (moderator)
Chase Berenson, Senior Analyst, E Source (speaker)
Andrew Halbrook, Engineering Technology Manager, City of Ruston (speaker)

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The New Next: How 3 Cities are Leveraging an IoT Strategy to Meet the Demands of Parkers Today and into the Future

In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, IoT will become one of the most valuable tools in the smart city transformation, especially in the evolving world of parking and mobility. This panel discussion will highlight three cities that are leveraging parking in their digital transformation journey. Attendees will hear each city leader’s perspective on dynamic consumer demand and how IoT strategies are being implemented to respond to emerging innovations and market trends.

Neil Golson, EVP of Marketing/Strategic Partnerships, FlashParking (moderator)
Brandy Stanley, Parking Manager, City of Las Vegas, NV (speaker)
Christian Doolin, Director of Strategic Innovation, City of Tallahassee, FL (speaker)
Adam Jones, Vice President of Operations and Parking, Downtown Tempe Authority (speaker)

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Integrated Systems Approach to Smart Lighting in the City of Chicago

The City of Chicago has installed over 156,000 smart streetlights in the first 2 years of its program to deploy 270,000 smart networked LED lights in one of the largest modernization projects in the world. Taking an integrated systems approach is enabling the City of Chicago to compress installation schedules, accelerate benefits to the community, ensure data integrity across back-office systems and enhance operational efficiency for ongoing system management. If you are considering or in the planning stages of a smart streetlight initiative, this session will help you prepare for what’s next with insight from Chicago's smart streetlight deployment, including best-practices and lessons learned from leading practitioners at the City of Chicago, Ameresco, Itron and TerraGo Technologies.

Mike Gundling, VP Marketing, TerraGo Technologies (moderator)
Bob Borzillo, President, Sustainable Urban Strategies (speaker)
David Basil, President & CEO, TerraGo Technologies (speaker)
Jeff Ross, VP, Smart Cities & Utilities, TerraGo Technologies (speaker)
David Reyes, Superintendent Of Electrical Operations, City of Chicago Department of Transportation (speaker)

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Using Resident Feedback Data for Effective Crisis Management

2020 has put crisis management to the test across all levels of local government. Learn how leading CIOs from across the country are relying on different types of data sets, including Zencity’s resident sentiment data, to help inform critical decisions, optimize internal and resident-facing communications, and track the performance of policies and initiatives.

Kimberly W. LaGrue, Chief Information Officer, City of New Orleans (speaker)
Raimundo Rodulfo, Director of Information Technology / Chief Innovation Officer, City of Coral Gables (speaker)
Assaf Frances, Director of Urban Policy and Partnerships, Zencity (moderator)

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Building the Standard Smart City

One of the major problems in building smart cities is the fact that every city is a special case. This makes it difficult to build smart cities in a way that allows them to take advantage of their investment networking infrastructure. If you’ve downloaded the parking app for Denver, there is little chance it will work in Cleveland. If Colorado wants to provide an incentive to residents who conserve water, there may not be a universal way for customers to report their usage. Like any networked application, the benefits of the network are dependent upon communications with other applications on the network. The only way to make the networked opportunity scale is to agree on common communication methods. This can be done if everyone is using the same applications or if those applications are using the same types of standardized communications. This panel will explore the benefits, challenges and potential solutions around “standardizing” cities in order to ensure that cities, businesses and citizens reap the full benefits smart city projects.

Clarke Stevens, Principal Architect of Emerging Technologies, Shaw Communications, /Open Connectivity Foundation Board Member (moderator)
Tyler Svitak, Executive Director, Colorado Smart Cities Alliance (speaker)
Gunnar Peters, VP Enterprise Services Innovation, Spectrum Enterprise (speaker)
Aiden Mitchell, VP IoT Global Solutions, Arrow Electronics (speaker)

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The Nuts and Bolts of 5G

Telecom companies are pursuing highly ambitious network upgrades for the rollout of 5G, but carriers and communities have different priorities when it comes to small cell permitting, infrastructure management, and civic need. Many local governments also lack the programs and processes necessary to meaningfully guide 5G deployments. This session will examine strategies for creating common ground, streamlining operations, and maximizing overall benefit. Panel participants will discuss not only the nitty gritty of regulatory requirements and access rights, but also where opportunities for collaboration exist in the joint effort to lead communities into a smarter, more connected future.

Mari Silbey, Director of Communications, US Ignite (moderator)
Mike Fabbri, Vice President of Site Solutions and Services, CommScope (speaker)
Staci Pies, Vice President of Government Affairs, Crown Castle (speaker)
Jennifer Tifft, Deputy Commissioner at the Department of Neighborhood & Business Development, City of Syracuse, NY (speaker)

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

City Spotlights: Urban Infrastructure

This moderated panel will explore and identify challenges and best practices presented by the participating cities. This session will focus on Urban Infrastructure (Buildings, Energy, Grid, Utilities, Resilience)

Nina Vetter, District Manager, Pueblo West Metropolitan District (moderator)
Chris Castro, Director, Office of Sustainability & Resilience, City of Orlando (speaker)
Lemuel Hancock, Urban Designer and Neighborhood Planner, Town of Woodstock, VA (speaker)
John Burke, Downtown Westminster Development & Construction Manager, City of Westminster, CO (speaker)
Marissa Aho, Chief Resilience Officer, City of Houston (speaker)

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Public Engagement During Times of Disruption

Effective communication builds better trust between government and the residents they serve. From navigating expectations of four unique generations to addressing political differences and budget uncertainties, local leaders have proven time again that civic engagement is a constant, evolving change. Now, facing the impacts of COVID-19, governments are managing even greater demands with fewer resources. Strategies that are repeatable, scalable, and purposeful, and that are quick to standup and implement, are top of mind for smart city leaders. Instead of creating disparate engagement tactics, what if governments had a powerful, long-term strategy to navigate remote civic engagement during times of disruption, all while accelerating mobility and maintaining online business continuity? Join this session to hear how innovative governments have improved public engagement through effective use of mobile apps to capture citizen attention and transparency dashboards to engage with residents in new, impactful ways.

Amber Ventimiglia, Vice President of Product Strategy, Tyler Technologies (moderator)
John Saldana, Application System Analyst, City of Seguin, TX (speaker)
TJ Sokoll, Vice President of Product Strategy, Tyler Technologies (speaker)
Tim Campbell, Open Data Administrator, City of Fort Collins, CO (speaker)

1:00 PM - 1:40 PM

Smart Cities Startup Challenge: Infrastructure, Engagement, Mobility, and Transformation

The Smart Cities Connect Challenge is designed to bring together technology & solution providers working on next generation of Smart City solutions with investors, technology providers, and city leadership. Join us for a lighting round of pitches! Based on schedules, startups will be at the ready to answer your questions.

Chair:
Jennifer Rocha (Opening Remarks), Executive Director, Innovation Programs, TechConnect (chair)
Innovators:

Virtual Residents for Vacant & Abandoned Properties, Nathan Armentrout, CASPER Security (innovator)

Citibot Automated Customer Service Platform for SMS and Webchat, Bratton Riley, Citibot, Inc. (innovator)

Lightweight Road Pricing for Cities of All Sizes, Paul Salama, ClearRoad (innovator)

A cost effective NPMD and cybersecurity solution specifically built for smart cities, Eyal Elyashiv, Cynamics (innovator)

Audio augmented reality for outdoor pedestrian navigation, Hugo Furtado, Dreamwaves GmbH (innovator)

Neighborhood Intel, Nigel Griswold, Dynamo Metrics (innovator)

The world's first Autonomous Traffic Management Platform, Jatish Patel, Flow Labs (innovator)

PAM, Jason Hutty, PAM Wayfinding Inc. (innovator)

Pixel8earth Platform, Sean Gorman, pixel8earth inc. (innovator)

buildee®, Oliver Davis, simuwatt Inc. (innovator)

Skyhook Solar Stations for Mobility Charging and Resilience, Daniel Delano, Skyhook Solar Corp. (innovator)

StormSensor's Terrapin Network: Google Traffic Maps for Sewers and Urban Flooding, Erin Rothman, StormSensor Inc (innovator)

A patented revolutionary way to store emergency drinking water, Howard Murray, Waterfull (innovator)


1:40 PM - 2:25 PM

Smart Cities Startup Challenge Roundtable: How Industry is Navigating Covid-19 and Tips for Startups

A panel of investment, accelerator, and corporate leadership discuss how to navigate through covid-19 times and how startups can maximize visibility and impact to potential funders and partners.

Jennifer Rocha (Opening Remarks), Executive Director, Innovation Programs, TechConnect (moderator)
Bruce Bharat, VP Global Software, Services, Communications Infrastructure, Sensus (speaker)
Christine Galib, Senior Director of Accelerator Programs, The Ion Smart and Resilient Cities Accelerator (speaker)
Micah Kotch, Managing Director, URBAN-X (speaker)
Andrew Felbinger, Associate, Urban Innovation Fund (speaker)

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Cloud vs. Fog: Finding the Right Technology Partners

Cloud technology through voice and broadband has the power to completely change communities and to improve the lives of local residents and businesses. Partnering with a cloud provider has proven to be the most cost-effective and time-efficient way to start offering cloud services. However, not all clouds are created equal. When looking for a cloud partner, it can be easy to mistake fog for a cloud, and that can have dire results because the infrastructure, design and various ins and outs of the cloud are vital for you being able to efficiently leverage the technology and maximize your infrastructure. Together, we’ll walk through the cloud, and provide you with the understanding, working knowledge and questions should be asking in order to make a profitable decision. While also taking some time to share the secrets to driving sales and building strong customer management. By the end, you’ll be fully equipped to make technology decisions and select partners that you can be confident will help take you to cloud nine.

Colin Scott, Vice President of Sales, Momentum Telecom (moderator)
Terie Hannay, VP, Telecommunication Services, Conexon (speaker)
Colman Keane, Broadband Executive Director, City of Fort Collins (speaker)
Chris Odom, Manager of Voice Services, Conway Corporation (speaker)
David Goodspeed, President, OEC Fiber (speaker)

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Analyzing smart litter receptacle systems in city, university, and business improvement district environments, to demonstrate cost savings and environmental impact reduction

The panel will describe the process by which the City of Pittsburgh, Downtown Denver Partnership, and Old Dominion University have each used Victor Stanley Relay smart litter receptacles to improve their waste collection system. With a combined 1,450 smart trash containers, these organizations have increased operational efficiency, realized substantial cost savings, and re-prioritized tasks by using field data collected over more than one year of use. Covering the problems which are resolved by a smart litter system, the challenges of implementation, the most important data points to keep track of, and the benefits—both operational and environmental—of overhauling a waste collection system into one enhanced by sensors and data, this conversation demonstrates the “smart waste” differences between the city, university, and business improvement district settings. Touching on the addition of Relay dynamic routing to more efficiently navigate to each container, and an expanded suite of sensor functions capable of measuring important environmental factors—including pedestrian counting and pollution detection—this panel will describe a path to greater savings and more critical insight, gathered from use of the Relay system.

Mike Noone, Market Analyst and Solutions Developer, Victor Stanley, Inc. (moderator)
Matthew Jacob, Enterprise Applications Administrator, City of Pittsburgh (speaker)
Vincent Martinez, Senior Manager, Downtown Operations, Downtown Denver Partnership (speaker)
Chad Peevy, Assistant Director of Grounds and Landscapes, Old Dominion University (speaker)

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Making Smart City Simple…Resiliency for the “New Normal” World

Learn how converged and intelligent infrastructure are key to transforming your cities and your entire urban fabric. Gain a crystal-clear understanding of how progressive communities are aligning efforts across multiple priorities to reduce costs, enable economic development and create the foundation to support these radical changes. We will be facing the “4th Industrial Revolution” as we deal with a confluence of technologies that will fundamentally change our world’s infrastructure. Come for a glimpse of the future, and leave with an understanding of the steps you must take to position your city for the impact of these exciting new technologies.

David Zelenok, Manager Local Governmental Services, HR Green, Inc (speaker)
George Wentz, Deputy City Manager for the City, Jurupa Valley, CA (speaker)
Edward Barrett, Principal & Practice Leader – Fiber & Broadband Services, HR Green, Inc (speaker)

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Digitalization of the Street Lighting Infrastructure: A Path to Inclusive Innovation

Cities today are looking to implement smart city initiatives, so they can better manage resources and assets, be more efficient and provide residents, businesses and visitors an enhanced city experience and quality of life. We will explore the role street lighting has on the digital transformation of cities across the U.S. and discuss methodologies to quickly deploy a wireless network for a connected citizen engagement. To accomplish their smart goals, cities need to have a robust wireless network that blends into the cityscape, avoiding the additional clutter of telecom equipment, and they must do so quickly to minimize disruption. Current Federal Regulations Surrounding Pole Attachments will be discussed. Smart poles, street lighting with wireless as a single infrastructure, can provide the connectivity and backbone for wireless, 5G and smart city applications in a form factor people are used to seeing every day. We will explore how Smart Street Lighting Poles can be the bridge to the digital divide and light inequity that currently exists in neighborhoods throughout the city while maintaining the neighborhood aesthetics.

Bill McShane, General Manager, Connected City Experience, Signify (moderator)
Henry Quintin, CEO, SkyPackets (speaker)
Cindy Malinchak, Regional Mgr. Enterprise Systems and Services, Signify (speaker)
Vince Aragona, Founder and CEO, Neo Network Development (speaker)
Kevin Luteran, Smart Street Lighting NY Program Manager, New York Power Authority (speaker)

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

City Spotlights: Community Engagement

This moderated panel will explore and identify challenges and best practices presented by the participating cities. This session will focus on Community Engagement (Policy, Funding, Commerce, Inclusion, Governance).

Ryan Trujillo, Director of Support Services, City of Colorado Springs (moderator)  (@cityofCOS)
Marianne Meed Ward, Mayor, City of Burlington, ON (speaker)
Kristopher Carter, Co-Chair, Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics, City of Boston (speaker)
Kathleen Osher, Manager of Innovation & Performance Excellence, City Manager's Office, City of Littleton, CO (speaker)
Justin Schmitz, Director of Public Works and Mobility, City of Lone Tree, CO (speaker)

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Smart Cities Startup Challenge Meet and Greet, Hosted by The Ion Smart and Resilient Cities Accelerator

Join our Smart City Challenge startups, panelists, and investors for live networking and Q&A! Learn more about applying for Cohort 3 of The Ion Smart and Resilient Cities Accelerator. Advance sign up encouraged!


3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Smart 50 Awards Gala + Expo

Smart 50 Awards, in partnership with Smart Cities Connect, Smart Cities Connect Foundation, and US Ignite, annually recognize global smart cities projects, honoring the most innovative and influential work. This year, we honor those projects at a virtual Gala ceremony.

Chelsea Collier, Editor-at-Large, Smart Cities Connect Media & Research (speaker)  (@smartcityc)
Laura Benold, Managing Editor, Smart Cities Connect Media & Research (speaker)
Jordan Davis, Director Smart Columbus, Columbus Partnership (speaker)
Joe Kochan, CEO, US Ignite (speaker)  (@us_ignite)
W. Frank Eskridge, Jr., Deputy Director of Utilities, Columbia Water, City of Columbia, SC (speaker)
Adrian Sutor, Water Division Supervisor, City of Walla Walla (speaker)

Thursday October 29, 2020


10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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.

Chelsea Collier, Editor-at-Large, Smart Cities Connect Media & Research (moderator)  (@smartcityc)
Bill Skerpan, Innovation and Analytics Manager, City of Boulder (speaker)
Paul Kresser, Chief Data Officer, City and County of Denver (speaker)  (@cityofdenver)
Doug McCollough, Chief Information Officer, City of Dublin, OH (speaker)
Dave Carter, Digital Strategist, Manchester City Council (speaker)

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Maximizing the ROI of Smart Cities Data

Cities and other public jurisdictions possess extensive data assets and are adding new ones daily via smart technologies. They also face budget pressures to fund infrastructure upgrades and take on larger smart city projects. This panel will discuss new economic models for leveraging data to benefit the City – including when and how to standardize, aggregate, leverage, freely distribute and, when appropriate, monetize it.

Jake Rishavy, Co-Founder & Executive Board Member, Colorado Smart Cities Alliance (moderator)
Kitty Kolding, CEO, Chrysalis Partners (speaker)
Tyler Svitak, Executive Director, Colorado Smart Cities Alliance (speaker)
Ashley Summers, Information Systems Manager, Denver Regional Council of Governments (speaker)

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Cities Stepping into Transportation Electrification

Bloomberg Philanthropies’ American Cities Climate Challenge recognizes that cities are critical innovators and leaders in environmental protection and that local leadership is even more important in the face of a hostile federal government and increasing global urbanization. When it comes to mobility in particular, many of the most critical decisions are made at the city level. For decades, progressive cities have led efforts to reduce dependence on private, single occupancy, gas-guzzling cars and trucks. Through the Challenge, cities are doubling down on these efforts while also increasing their focus on newer strategies like transportation electrification. Many decarbonization pathway studies indicate that meeting our carbon goals requires that we electrify everything that moves. Cities have unique and important roles to play in transportation electrification. They can electrify their own fleets; accelerate electrification of public transit and shared services like Uber and Lyft; promote electrified micro-mobility services and multimodal hubs; support and encourage the development of robust electric vehicle (EV) charging networks on private property and in their own right-of-way; update building codes to ensure new construction supports EV charging; educate their residents and businesses about the benefits of electric vehicles; and ensure that communities of color and other frontline communities benefit from these new technologies. Technologies and business models are changing quickly, challenging cities to develop flexible strategies and nimble responses.

Erin Galiger, Program Manager, Forth (moderator)
Harley Hubbard, Sustainable Transportation Manager, Office of Sustainability, City of San Antonio, TX (speaker)
Carla Walker, Climate Advisor, City of Cincinnati, Natural Resources Defense Council (speaker)
Anthony Willingham, Policy Analyst, District Department of Transportation (DDOT) (speaker)

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Greenhouse Gas and Carbon Emissions Limits - The Evolution of Curbing Building Energy Use

Commercial building energy policy is a rapidly evolving component of the energy and emission reducing initiatives of major cities. Over 30 cities across the United States have enacted policies with the intention of bringing the commercial building sector into the 21st century, and part of the effort to curb energy demand. While some cities have simply adopted benchmarking policies, which require building owners to report their energy usage in comparison to their peers, other cities, like New York and D.C., have made their efforts more aggressive with emission limits and strict penalties for non-compliance. This panel will give a broad overview of all methods of energy and emission regulation currently in municipal legislation: benchmarking, auditing, and performance targets. The panel will then discuss the data and results surrounding these policies, and in this way evaluate best practices for the future of efficiency in the built environment of cities. Accomplishing these goals will require actionable data and a public/private partnership involving city governments, utilities, service providers, policy advocates, and private building owners.

Oliver Davis, CEO and Founder, Simuwatt (moderator)
Dave Low, Network Liaison, 2030 Districts Network (speaker)
Honey Berk, Managing Director, CUNY Building Performance Lab (speaker)

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Smart Columbus – Projects, Performance and Passion for Community Impact

In June 2016, the city of Columbus was awarded $40 million from the US Department of Transportation and $10 million from Paul G. Allen Philanthropies (formerly Vulcan Inc.) as part of the Smart City Challenge. The challenge was designed to accelerate technology integration into a mid-sized city in the United States. The City of Columbus leveraged this investment in our residents. Three years into Smart Columbus, there is much to celebrate, as well as many lessons learned from the regional collaboration. This session will be an overview of the Smart Columbus projects, a candid share of what worked and what did not; as well as a sharing of early results from our projects that stemmed from our research with Ohio State.

Mandy Bishop, Program Manager, Smart Columbus (speaker)
Andy Wolpert, Deputy Program Manager, Smart Columbus (speaker)

11:00 AM- 12:00 PM

Roadblocks to implementing IoT and how to overcome them

This panel will answer and overcome common questions and objections associated with the decision to buy smart technology, specifically IoT devices and sensors. You will learn about the benefits of selling and installing smart technology. The panelists include representatives from various verticals associated with IoT - from manufactures of sensors and IoT hardware (KMC Controls) to tech leaders (Intel), and from integrators (LONG Building Technologies) to end-users who have successfully convinced their leadership to purchase an IoT solution and have started installing the hardware (Chicago Public Schools). With such a diverse set of panelists, this robust discussion will be beneficial to end-users, contractors, and integrators alike. Panelists will discuss security, implementation, costs, scalability, ROI, reluctance to change, and how closed communications protocols are impeding growth.anel will be beneficial to end-users and contractors alike. We will discuss security, implementation, costs, scalability, ROI, reluctance to change, and how closed communications protocols are impeding growth.

Tim Vogel, Director of IoT Sales, KMC Controls (moderator)
Richard Newberry, CEO, KMC Controls (speaker)
Rick Lisa, Director, IOT Country Specialist, USA Region, Sales and Marketing Group, Intel Corporation (speaker)
Lawrence Trifiletti, Senior Operations Manager, LONG Building Technologies (speaker)
Matt Tyler, Director, IoT, Wachter Inc. (speaker)
Luis Alvarez, President & CEO, Alvarez Technology Group (speaker)  (@alvareztg)
Paul Valente, Facility Automation Architect and Delivery Manager, Chicago Public Schools (speaker)

11:00 AM- 12:00 PM

City Spotlights: Urban Operations

This moderated panel will explore and identify challenges and best practices presented by the participating cities. This session will focus on Urban Operations (Lighting, Water, Waste, Planning, Emergency Response).

Andrew Watkins, President and COO, Marketplace.city (moderator)
Matthew Jacob, Enterprise Applications Administrator, Dept. of Innovation and Performance, City of Pittsburgh (speaker)
Terry Yates, Smart Cities & IT Project Manager, Town of Cary (speaker)
Emily Yates, Smarty City Director, City of Philadelphia (speaker)

11:00 AM- 12:00 PM

Conquering Range Anxiety on Battery Electric Buses

As Battery Electric Bus deployment becomes a significant part of everyday transit applications the issue of range anxiety becomes a greater topic of concern and discussion. This panel will provide an update from vehicle manufacturers, transit agencies and industry experts to present updates on technology and real life application data for those considering deployment of Battery Electric Buses into their fleets. Not only is battery technology advancing at a rapid pace, but improvements are occurring in drive train efficiency, development of low rolling resistance tires as well as improvements in the efficiency of ancillary systems such as HVAC, air compressors, power steering etc. This has driven available range beyond 200 miles which meets the large percentage of transit applications.The other part of this equation for deployment of buses is route planning and realizing that buses do not have to be purchased to meet 100% of all of an agency’s route applications.

Dale Hill, Founder, Proterra (moderator)  ((@proterra_inc))
Jason Yan, Director of Sales Operations, BYD (Build Your Dreams) Coach & Bus (speaker)
Jason Hanlin, Dir. Technology Development, CTE (speaker)
David Carr, Facilities and Fleet Manager, Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe Co. (speaker)

11:00 AM- 12:00 PM

NREL’s New State and Local Energy Planning Tools – An introduction to new tools that provide data and analysis for city energy planning, procurement, and efficiency

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory will introduce you to a suite of new, publicly available energy planning data and tools with perspective from a local energy leader. The State and Local Planning for Energy (SLOPE) Beta platform provides localized energy efficiency potential, renewable energy generation potential, and energy consumption projections. The Renewable Energy Procurement Analysis Tool (REPAT) delivers the renewable procurement options available for each U.S. city and county as well as municipal franchise agreement expiration dates for 3,500 cities. New resilience and microgrid planning tools will also be introduced.

Megan Day, Senior Energy Planner, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (moderator)  (@nrel)
Jesse Cruce, Research Analyst, Renewable Energy Procurement Analysis Tool (REPAT), National Renewable Energy Laboratory (speaker)  (@nrel)
Sherry Stout, Civil Engineer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (speaker)  (@nrel)
Jonathan Rogers, Renewable Energy Specialist, Denver Office of Climate Action, Sustainability, and Resiliency (speaker)

11:00 AM- 12:00 PM

Small Places, Big Ideas – Bringing Innovation for Mobility & Engagement to Small and Medium Cities

Small and medium-sized cities (under 75,000) face many of the same issues as large cities, but lack the resources to address them on their own. Convened by ELGL (Engaging Local Government Leaders), the Small Places, Big Ideas Innovation Cohort has brought together 11 small cities from Portland Maine to San Luis Obispo California to collaborate in new ways. Together they can leverage peer learning, pool resources, and innovate beyond their borders with the goal of solving intractable common urban challenges. Through the use of a virtual team, dedicated city staff, moderation from a trusted organization, and a digital platform, geographically dispersed cities are able to come together to scope the challenge, develop common evaluation criteria, solicit & assess solution proposals, and conduct innovation pilots. As a group they are able to create a compelling market opportunity and effectively engage solution vendors. This first cohort has been working together since June 2019 and will share their learnings and outcomes. It has been so successful that additional theme and regional based cohorts are already being launched. Learn from some of the cities implementing these strategies and the facilitators bringing them together.

Emily Edmonds, Membership & Programs Director, Engaging Local Government Leaders (ELGL) (moderator)
Rich Lechner, VP, Business Development, UrbanLeap (speaker)
Amie Hendrix, Deputy County Administrator, Tompkins County, New York (speaker)
Jasmine Leek, Founder/Director, Third City Coalition (speaker)
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

IoT Deployment in Smart Buildings and Smart Cities, The Utility Network Emerges

A smart city utilizes IoT sensors, actuators, and information technology to connect and power components across the city impacting every layer of a city from under the streets to the air citizens breathe. On average people spend nearly 90% of their time indoors yet the building systems and air quality we live and work in are outdated yet they impact everything from health and productivity. At the most fundamental level, smart buildings deliver useful building services that make occupants more productive by converging building automation systems (BAS) with IP smart LED lighting systems . Through sensors and timers now embedded into light fixtures and powered by PoE, air quality, temperature, sound, occupancy, and other sensors provide new levels of environmental comfort and actionable information. A new Utility network is emerging that powers and connects smart building and smart city technology.

Glenn Buck, Manager, Sales Engineering, Transition Networks (moderator)  (@tnconnection))
Matt Conger, Director, Alliances - Partner Business Development - Enterprise Sales, Igor (speaker)
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Secure Smart Cities: How the National Cybersecurity Center (NCC) is taking a proactive approach in integrating cybersecurity into smart cities.

Often times, cyber security is an afterthought when implementing smart city projects. Join us in a panel discussion on the importance of keeping cybersecurity at the forefront of smart city deployments, and how the NCC is taking a programmatic approach to supporting smart cities.

Ryan Trujillo, Director of Support Services, City of Colorado Springs (moderator)  (@cityofcos)
Forrest Senti, Director of Business and Government Initiatives, National Cybersecurity Center (speaker)  (@NATLcybercenter)
Erin Miller, VP of Operations, Space ISAC (speaker)
Gretchen Bliss, Cybersecurity Director, University of Colorado Colorado Springs (speaker)

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Mobility in the time of COVID – Measuring the mobility impacts of disruption

COVID is one of the most disruptive events in our lifetimes with enormous impacts on mobility systems. This session will look at four key areas affected by the pandemic: commuting, transit, long-distance travel, and freight and supply chain impacts. Join this group of industry experts as they tackle how to measure and respond to unprecedented and far-reaching disruption.

Andy Duvall, Transportation Behavior Analyst, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (moderator)
Matt Moniot, Research Engineer, Data Analyst, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (speaker)
Eulois Cleckley, Executive Director of Denver Department of Transportation and Infrastructure, City of Denver (speaker)
Craig Hurst, Manager, Freight Office, Colorado DOT (speaker)
Alana Wilson, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, (speaker)

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Bringing your City organization together to launch municipal broadband

Launching a successful municipal broadband initiative takes cooperation and integration across a city organization. Learn best practices for handling communication, building relationships, driving collaboration, and cooperation.

Colman Keane, Broadband Executive Director, City of Fort Collins (moderator)
Valerie Dodd, Executive Director, NextLight, City of Longmont, CO (speaker)
Brieana Reed-Harmel, Municipal Fiber Manager, City of Loveland, CO (speaker)
Reuben Bergsten, Utilities Director, City of Estes Park, CO (speaker)

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Efficient and influential community engagement across departments - showcasing Denver

This panel highlights how one city, the City and County of Denver, has implemented various engagement and outreach methods across departments as part of its strategic goals in improving community engagement. Denver is a diverse, rapidly growing and evolving city, and equitable public engagement is a major area of focus. Special consideration is given to how the city can engage with its residents in an efficient and influential way, and how the different outcomes and datasets created in the processes can be taken into use across the departments in the city, to create a more livable city for its residents. The panel is moderated by Anna Broberg and Maarit Kahila from Maptionnaire, one of the leading online community engagement solution providers, and the panelists include representatives from three Denver agencies who are leveraging innovative public engagement tools.

Anna Broberg, CEO, Mapita North America, Inc (moderator)
Rowena Alegría, Chief Storyteller, City & County of Denver (speaker)  (@cityofdenver)
Aubrey Burgess, Community Engagement Coordinator, Love My Air, City & County of Denver (speaker)  (@cityofdenver)
Aaron O'Shea, Customer Service Concierge, City & County of Denver (speaker)  (@cityofdenver)
Scott Robinson, Senior City Planner, City and County of Denver (speaker)  (@cityofdenver)

1:00 - 1:30 PM

Closing Networking Reception + Expo Open


 

 

Platinum Sponsor

Sensus

Silver Sponsors

Anixter
Arrow
NREL

Bronze Sponsors

Ameresco
Badge Meter
Dell Technologies
Ion
Juniper Networks
Nokia
Parsons
PayIt
Rubicon
Signify
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