November 27-30, 2023
WASHINGTON, DC

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


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

1:00 - 5:00 EDT AECOMWorkshop - Smartest Street 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 Smart City IoT & Community Broadband Innovations
9:25 - 10:15 EDT Safe Reliable Daily Travel Using Emerging Technology City Spotlights
  • Peachtree Corners, GA
  • Winchester, VA
  • Durham, NC
Enhancing Smart City Initiatives Through Transit Tech Collaborations AI and IoT at the Edge
10:15 - 10:30 EDT
Coffee Break
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10:30 - 12:15 EDT Smart Cities Connect Keynotes:
  • Opening Remarks
  • Infrastructure: An Opportunity for Equitable Investment
  • The birth of the Commercial Metasphere
  • Working together to build Smart Private 5G Municipal Networks that connect People, Places and Things
12:15 - 1:15 EDT Lunch (on own)
2:00 - 6:00 EDT
Expo Open
Reception sponsored by
 
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 Smart Infrastructure as a Service (SIaaS): Using streetlights to Fund Smart City Initiatives  Electric LSVs: The Goldilocks of Urban EVs 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 Incorporating smart technologies into waste fleets and best practices Sustainable eMobility Solutions Improve Lives of Citizens Philly Streetlight Improvement Project: Lighting the way to our City's future
2:00 - 6:00 EDT
Expo Open
Sponsored by
 

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

Breakout Sessions Digital Transformation: Networks, Data, AI, 5G, Sensors, IoT, Cyber Community Engagement:
Policy, Funding, Commerce, Inclusion, Governance
Smart Mobility: Transportation, Autonomous, Public Transit, Ride Share Urban Infrastructure:
Buildings, Energy, Grid,
Utilities, Resilience
8:30 - 9:20 EDT City Spotlights:
  • Corona, CA
  • Frisco, TX
  • Fort Collins, CO
  • Coral Gables, FL
Smart Procurement for Smart Cities Airports – The New Front Doors to Your Smart City - Innovation and Automation for Airport Access Smartest Street in America
9:25 - 10:15 EDT Inspiring the Right People: Learnings from the Arlington Safety and Innovation Zone
Maximize success to gain buy-in and funding for "shovel ready" data projects Transforming Mobility in the Greater Houston Region Creating globally connected communities, cities, & countries utilizing laser based distributed fiber sensors systems
10:15 - 10:30 EDT Coffee Break
10:30 - 12:15 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!
12:15 - 1:15 EDT Lunch (on own)
2:00 - 6:00 EDT
Expo Open
Reception sponsored by
 
Breakout Sessions Digital Transformation: Networks, Data, AI, 5G, Sensors, IoT, Cyber
Community Engagement:
Policy, Funding, Commerce, Inclusion, Governance
Smart Mobility:
Transportation, Autonomous, Public Transit, Ride Share
Urban Infrastructure:
Buildings, Energy, Grid,
Utilities, Resilience
1:15 - 2:05 EDT The Value of Digital Twins for Smarter Cities Build a Stronger Democracy Through Data Driven Decision Making and Constituent Engagement Code is the New Concrete: How Successful Cities Leverage Digital Infrastructure Water Wise – a smart city success story
2:10 - 3:00 EDT Smart City As A Digital Platform How to turn an old gas station into an international center of innovation Crowdsource data powered AI for transformation to smart infrastructure Your Road to Safe & Secure Connected Infrastructure Lighting Solutions: Enabling your Smart City Vision through IIJA Funding
2:00 - 6:00  EDT
Expo Open
Sponsored by
   

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

 
Breakout Sessions Digital Transformation: Networks, Data, AI, 5G, Sensors, IoT, Cyber
Community Engagement:
Policy, Funding, Commerce, Inclusion, Governance
Urban Infrastructure:
Buildings, Energy, Grid,
Utilities, Resilience
9:00 - 9:55 EDT Clarifying Connectivity: Presenting the CTIA Wireless Maturity Model  
 
Turning the Town of Cary into a Smart City through Open Data  City Spotlights
  • Cary, NC
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Chula Vista, CA
10:00 - 10:55 EDT The Digital Transformation Journey - Positioning Your Municipality for Long Term Success: The Importance of Shared Vision and Robust Planning City Spotlight (Mobility/Community Engagement)
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Sandusky, OH
  • Dallas, TX
  • Alexandria, VA
  • Eugene, OR
Data-driven Traffic Flow Optimization and Road Safety Enhancement Utilizing AI while Leveraging Existing Infrastructure
11:00 - 11:55 EDT Data Driven Governance: Building and implementing an effective high-impact data governance program at your city eGovernment in Denmark and USA: Best practices and what we can learn from each other  The Power of Demand Response and its Role in Grid Sustainability
12:00 - 12:55 EDT The New Standard in Commercial Buildings: Real-Time Indoor Air Quality 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
Annapolis 1

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
Annapolis 1

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.

Dylan Tally, Alliances and Partnerships | Social, Healthcare and Public Entities (SHaPE), McKinsey & Company (moderator)
Phil Beecher, President and CEO, Wi-SUN Alliance (speaker)
Leslie Mulder, Co-Founder and President, Exegin Technologies (speaker)

8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
Annapolis 2

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)
Nancy Mendonca, ARMD’s Deputy AAM Mission Integration Manager, NASA (speaker)
Brittney Kohler, Legislative Director, Transportation & Infrastructure, National League of Cities (NLC) (speaker)

8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
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Smart City IoT & Community Broadband Innovations

Smart City planners are confronted with the difficulty of dealing with constructions costs, aesthetics, sustainability, and the disruptions that occur when deploying IoT and Community Broadband. This group will talk about innovation and new solutions to the above-mentioned problems.

Hans Hechtman, President, Hechtman Consulting LLC (moderator)
Pete Chase, CEO and Co-Founder, EasyStreet Systems (speaker)
Craig Burgess, Director of Business Development – Broadband Luminaire, Siklu (speaker)
Brian Johnson, City Manager, City of Peachtree Corners, GA (speaker)

9:25 AM - 10:15 AM
Annapolis 1

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
Annapolis 2

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, City of Peachtree Corners, GA (speaker)
Dan Hoffman, City Manager, City of Winchester, VA (speaker)
Wayne Fenton, Assistant Director, Solid Waste Management, City of Durham, NC (speaker)
Julia Murphy, Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer,, City of San Antonio, TX (speaker)

9:25 AM - 10:15 AM
Annapolis 3

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
Annapolis 4

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 queuing and fusion to achieve perimeter security, lockdowns, real-time threat detection, and many more utilizations.

Adair Grover, Founder and CEO, Wi-Fiber (moderator)
Jay Budhan, Senior Engineer, T-Mobile (speaker)
Mike Helfrich, Founder and CEO, Blueforce Development (speaker)
Holly Hartell, Business Relationship Manager, County of Arlington (speaker)

10:15 AM - 10:30AM

Coffee Break


10:30 AM - 12:15 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)

10:35 AM - 10:45 AM
Woodrow Wilson A

Welcome to the DMV: A Window into the Future of Smart Cities

Tracy will provide a general introduction to smart cities while establishing the DMV and National Landing as models for the future of innovation districts and smart cities. Learn about National Landing BID's role in shaping the region by creating a more sustainable, connected and equitable future.

Tracy Sayegh Gabriel, President and Executive Director, National Landing BID (speaker)

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Woodrow Wilson A

Infrastructure: An Opportunity for Equitable Investment

Thanks to the substantial increase in federal funding, U.S. cities have a unique opportunity to correct decades of disinvestment in underserved areas. Smart city technology can deliver data-driven insights to guide the application of this course-correcting spending. But what are the most effective approaches and how will success be measured? Join us to gain insight and perspective from leaders across government, economic development and industry.

Chelsea Collier, Editor-at-Large, Smart Cities Connect Media & Research (moderator)
Tracy Sayegh Gabriel, President and Executive Director, National Landing BID (speaker)
Hurst Renner, Director Smart City Partnerships & Policy, Rubicon (speaker)
Ryan Harper, Product Group Manager, Studio, Venture Innovation, Citi Ventures (speaker)
Jason Cooley, CIO, City of Frisco, TX (speaker)

11:15 AM - 11:35 AM
Woodrow Wilson A

Fireside chat: The birth of the Commercial Metasphere

Ruthbea Yesner, VP of Government Insights, IDC (moderator)
Dennis O'Leary, Chairman & CEO, DarkPulse Inc. (speaker)

11:35 AM - 12:10 PM
Woodrow Wilson A

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)
David Kim, Director Enterprise Sales, Networks Business, Samsung Electronics America (speaker)
Garfield Swaby, CIO, NY Public Library (speaker)

12:15 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
Annapolis 2

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 Wi-Fi access and enhance public safety.

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 of Sales, Ubicquia (speaker)
Don Jacobson, Enterprise Project Manager, City of Las Vegas (speaker)

1:15 PM - 2:05 PM
Annapolis 3

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
Annapolis 4

EV Infrastructure - How strategic charging networks can help cities achieve environmental goals

As cities work towards achieving climate mitigation goals and prepare for the growing adoption of electric vehicles (EV), building out a robust network of EV charging infrastructure is a crucial step. In this panel discussion, executives from Blink Charging and the City of San Antonio Office of Sustainability discuss how strategic deployment of EV charging infrastructure today will pave the way for improved transportation systems in the future. Panelists will share unique perspectives on how building a network of equitable and accessible EV charging stations encourages EV adoption and helps to accelerate city efforts to achieve environmental and emissions reduction goals, as well as discussion on the various EV charging options available, best practices for strategic deployment, and how cities can partner with the private sector to maximize available funding. Attendees will leave this panel discussion with a better understanding of the EV industry’s future outlook and how cities can take action now to build smarter and cleaner cities.

Antoine Thompson, Executive Director, Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition (GWRCCC) (moderator)
Brandon Jacobs, Regional Vice President of Sales, Blink Charging (speaker)
Julia Murphy, Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer,, City of San Antonio, TX (speaker)
Belkys Cordero, Director of Marketing, BlueLA (speaker)

2:10 PM - 3:00 PM
Annapolis 1

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.

Carola Mandelbaum, Executive Director, Smart City Works (moderator)
Colin Dunn, Founder and CEO, Fend Incorporated (speaker)
David Pickeral, Head of Strategy, Sheeva.AI (speaker)
Pramod Raheja, CEO & Co-Founder, Airgility, Inc (speaker)
Reg Viray, Technology Implementation Program Manager, VTTI (speaker)
Eta Nahapetian, Manager, Smart Community Innovation and Strategy, Fairfax County, VA (speaker)

2:10 PM - 3:00 PM
Annapolis 2

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 of Durham, NC, and Rubicon to explore the digital trends and technologies that are driving smart city innovation for long term sustainability.

Fred Hannon, Vice President, Smart City Customer Success, Rubicon (moderator)
Wayne Fenton, Assistant Director, Solid Waste Management, City of Durham (speaker)

2:10 PM - 3:00 PM
Annapolis 3

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

Tom Snyder, Executive Director, RIoT (moderator)
Greg Jones, CTO, Kajeet (speaker)
Dominic Marcellino, Head of Business Strategy, Kajeet (speaker)
Son Dang, Vice President of Hardware & Engineering, Loop (speaker)

2:10 PM - 3:00 PM
Annapolis 4

Philly Streetlight Improvement Project: Lighting the way to our City’s future

The City of Philadelphia is taking immense strides towards reducing its carbon emissions. Aimed at improving both streetscape and nighttime visibility in a cost-effective and energy-efficient way, the City partnered with Ameresco to design and implement the Philly Streetlight Improvement Project — a massive initiative which replace up to 140,000 LED fixtures. In this session, City representatives and Ameresco’s National Lighting Consultant Fritz Feiten will discuss why the Philly Streetlight Improvement Project is a unique program on how municipalities can utilize LED upgrades for city-wide smart cities infrastructure, and how cities of any size can adopt a similar blueprint. Using the Philly Streetlight Improvement Project as an example, speakers will also elaborate on how to design a program that ensures diversity in subcontractors and access to jobs and marketable skills for City residents, which exceeds all Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) participation goals. By establishing a private and public partnership, Ameresco hopes to exceed Philadelphia’s job creation and workforce development objectives and implement lasting job opportunities for residents that extend far beyond the project term. Takeaways: - Attendees will learn how the Philly Streetlight Improvement Project can be used as a blueprint for smart cities initiatives, no matter the size of the city, including how LEDs can directly and positively impact residents’ everyday lives. - Attendees will understand how the City of Philadelphia and Ameresco worked together from the early stage of program development to ensure a local and diverse workforce was a priority. - Attendees will leave with tactical next steps to take to get their communities on the path to becoming a smart city.

Andrew Watkins, President & COO, Marketplace.city (moderator)
Emily Schapira, President & CEO, Philadelphia Energy Authority (speaker)
Akshay Malik, Smart Cities Director, City of Philadelphia (speaker)
Fritz Feiten, National Lighting Consultant, Ameresco (speaker)

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Expo Program & Reception


Wednesday September 28, 2022


7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Registration


8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
Annapolis 1

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, 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
Annapolis 2

Smart Procurement for Smart Cities

The challenges of procurement can delay or even prevent innovative solutions from being launched but these challenges can frequently be avoided by using Cooperative Purchasing. Cooperative Purchasing is a process designed to meet your procurement requirements while saving significant time and providing increased flexibility and choice. Cooperative contracts are created by a government agency through a public solicitation process and are designed to be used by other state and local governments to satisfy their solicitation requirements.

In this session, you will learn about this efficient way to make the purchases that you need to support your Smart Cities initiatives. Ruthbea Yesner, who leads the Smart Cities practice at IDC will lead this panel discussion. She will lead a broad discussion on the procurement challenges that she sees every day. You will learn how procurement officials from innovative cities, counties, and states solved their procurement challenges and how they leveraged Cooperative Purchasing to save time and money. You will also hear the perspective of suppliers who have leveraged Cooperative Purchasing to help their customers make purchases more efficiently.

Ruthbea Yesner, VP of Government Insights, IDC (moderator)
Lilly Chadwick, Smart Cities Analyst, Rubicon (speaker)
Caroline Judy, Consultant, Project Finance Advisory Limited (PFAL) (speaker)
Sergio Paneque, Former Chief Procurement Officer, State of NY & MI (speaker)
Scott Sellers, Senior VP, Strategic Government Resources (speaker)

8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
Annapolis 3

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.

Andrew Duvall, Transportation Behavior Analyst, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (moderator)
Jodie Brinkerhoff, VP of Innovation, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) (speaker)
Brian Cobb, Chief Innovation Officer, CVG Airport - Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky International Airport (speaker)
Stanley Young, Advanced Transportation & Urban Scientist, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (speaker)

8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
Annapolis 4

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)

9:25 AM - 10:15 AM
Annapolis 1

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
Annapolis 2

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)

9:25 AM - 10:15 AM
Annapolis 3

Transforming Mobility in the Greater Houston Region   

The Greater Houston region, home to the country’s 4th largest city, is set to experience 2X population growth over the next 25 years, adding roughly the population of the entire state of Colorado! Traditional infrastructure build-out spans more than a decade and is expected to serve the region for generations. With this backdrop and the needs of a growing and diverse populace, how do you make massive infrastructure investments “future ready”?

Join a conversation with Houston METRO’s Board Chair and a panel of industry and technology experts reimagining mobility for the future.

Topics discussed will include:

  • The convergence of digital and physical infrastructure
  • Preserving footprints for connected autonomous vehicles (CAV)
  • Increasing collaboration in cities between private and public sector entities
  • Opportunities to improve citizens’ lives through smart transit options
  • Maximizing the return on prior and future investments

This session will focus on Houston METRO about how the “METRO Next” plan will support the 2X population growth anticipated in Houston in the next 25 years. Houston Metro Chair, Sanjay Ramabhadran, and the panel of industry and technology experts will explore these topics.

Elizabeth McGee, Chief Strategy & Innovation Advisor, US Public Sector, Intel (moderator)
Sanjay Ramabhadran, Chair, Houston METRO (speaker)
Jon Minshew, Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, State and Local Government, Dell Technologies (speaker)
Ashwini Chharia, Senior Director, NTT SMART World, NTT Data (speaker)

9:25 AM - 10:15 AM
Annapolis 4

Creating globally connected communities, cities, & countries utilizing laser based distributed fiber sensor 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.

Carrie "Boots" Bachner-Mullins, CEO, Bachner Group (moderator)
Dennis O'Leary, Chairman & CEO, DarkPulse Inc. (speaker)
Abieyuwa Aghayere, Professor of Structural Engineering Dept. of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Drexel University (speaker)
Ryan Mast, Senior Strategist and Climate Advisor, Orange Hummingbird (speaker)
Kristi Trail, Executive Director, Pontchartrain Conservancy (speaker)

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Coffee Break


10:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Woodrow Wilson A

Smart Cities Connect Keynotes


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

How multi-purpose streetlight platforms are improving smart city economics and public safety

City managers and law enforcement personnel all face the same key challenge: How to improve quality of life and public safety for the residents they serve, while reducing energy, operations and maintenance costs. Fortunately, city streetlights represent an enormous—though largely untapped—opportunity to enable cities to do everything from enhance public safety and expand access to broadband connectivity, to streamline traffic, make parking easier, and much more—all while significantly reducing costs. Attend this session to learn how to: - Overcome challenges to smart city technology deployments with next-generation infrastructure and technology solutions - Optimize AI for traffic, curb and pedestrian management to benefit your community - Reduce maintenance costs by 50% and energy savings by 67% - Scale quickly with lowest total cost of ownership (TCO)

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)
Ron Ivie, President, Telcon Services (speaker)

11:05 - 11:35 AM
Woodrow Wilson A

Smart City As A Digital Platform

A leap forward for smart solutions – Technology available to enable smart city initiatives is rapidly evolving. In recent years the sophistication of cloud computing, container orchestration, enhanced security, application extensibility, and open standards for data exchange are dramatically changing the power, scalability, and shareability of smart solutions. Here comes everyone – This keynote presentation brings together Red Hat, AWS, and the FIWARE Foundation to introduce new resources to accelerate project implementation timelines and leverage open source to prevent proprietary systems lock-in. Red Hat is a founding FIWARE Foundation Platinum Sponsor and contributes to the FIWARE Technical Steering Committee. AWS is a FIWARE Foundation Platinum Sponsor.

Ruthbea Yesner, VP of Government Insights, IDC (moderator)
Tony Fortenberry, FIWARE Foundation Board of Directors/, Public Sector Business Development, Red Hat (speaker)
Wilfred Justin, Head of AI/ML Enablement & Partnerships, AWS (speaker)
Juanjo Hierro, CTO, FIWARE Foundation (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)

12:15 PM -1:15 PM

Lunch (on own)


2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Expo Open


1:15 PM - 2:05 PM
Annapolis 1

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.

Sandra Baer, Brand Ambassador, SmartCitiesWorld (moderator)
George Reed, SVP Sales and Marketing NORAM, Siradel (speaker)
Mike Allison, Head of Government and Cities, Nokia North America (speaker)
Tom Kirkland, Smart Infrastructure Solutions Architect, Valmont Industries, Inc (speaker)

1:15 PM - 2:05 PM
Annapolis 2

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 Indigov’s and Polco’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. Polco brings the voice of everyday residents to government leaders with award-winning community engagement services, online polls, and survey research. With Polco, leaders around the nation can make better decisions for their communities with accurate and reliable feedback. These innovative tools used in conjunction help leaders engage, connect, and build trust with their constituents and create a more transparent government

Rachel Stern, Senior Vice President, InState Partners (moderator)
Alex Kouts, CEO, Indigov (speaker)
Nick Mastronardi, Founder and CEO, Polco (speaker)
Steve Benjamin, Former Mayor, Columbia, South Carolina (speaker)

1:15 PM - 2:05 PM
Annapolis 3

Code is the New Concrete: How Successful Cities Leverage Digital Infrastructure

Today, with unprecedented federal funding for transportation and infrastructure, communities are rethinking how investment in technology can support  existing investments in physical infrastructure. Historically, cities have relied on analog tools to manage transportation, but with the innovations in technology this panel will highlight, cities are  beginning to leverage digital infrastructure to manage the future of mobility and the public-right-of-way. From scooters and bike shares to ride hailing, drones, and managing curb space, public agencies need new tools to govern effectively and advance community goals. When agencies 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.

This panel will showcase leading public sector innovators from Los Angeles and Miami-Dade County, as well as leadership from the Intelligent Transportation Society of America to discuss their vision for leveraging transportation digital infrastructure in cities. Transportation Digital Infrastructure is the use of computer technology to create a framework for transportation services necessary for the operation of a modern nation, region, or city, enabling simultaneously the improvement of quality of life, equity, the environment, and economics.

Our panelists will demonstrate how Los Angeles and Miami-Dade County are successfully using digital policy to govern micromobility and other transportation modes in their cities and drive policy-based outcomes, and how other communities can benefit from these innovations.

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
Annapolis 4

Water Wise – a smart city success story

Canadian firms have excellent reputations abroad and provide solutions across a number of smart cities verticals, including smart buildings, utilities, data, energy, transportation and citizen services. These firms are sought after by global buyers for their professionalism and quality of service in improving energy efficiency, optimizing space and data, and minimizing the environmental impacts of urban infrastructure. With a shared national commitment to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, partnership across cities and across borders to achieve sustainability goals is now more important than ever; and Canadian firms have the know-how, the reputation, and the innovative spirit to provide smart city leaders with smart city solutions. At this panel session, participants will hear from SHARC Energy: a Canadian smart city solution-provider who has successfully deployed in-market, DC Water: major utility company and leader in renewable energy, who adopted their technology alongside others to create The Greenest Building in North America, as well as Critical Systems: a key in-market partner. Moderated by the Embassy of Canada to the United States, panelists will discuss lessons learned, and identify helpful tips for both Canadian companies seeking to enter the market, as well as for U.S. partners looking to tap into the wealth of Canadian capabilities.

Andrea James, Trade Commissioner and Second Secretary (Commercial), Embassy of Canada (moderator)
Saul Kinter, Program Manager for Business Development and Energy Initiatives, DC Water (speaker)
Jodi Guthrie, Global Director of Sales, SHARC Energy (speaker)
Michael Reichbach, Sales Partner, Critical Systems (speaker)

2:10 PM - 3:00 PM
Annapolis 1

Smart City As A Digital Platform

This moderated panel discussion provides a deeper dive into the “Smart City as a Digital Platform” keynote presentation. Panelists will discuss: ● Red Hat provides the most advanced open source software for the enterprise. OpenShift+FIWARE on AWS can help ensure an open and non-proprietary environment for smart solutions. ● AWS has new programs to assess readiness and speed up implementation of could-centric projects. ● FIWARE open data context framework, current implementations in Europe, and strategy for engaging in the United States. ● How cities can utilize the AWS+OCP+FIWARE open standards environment in conjunction with current initiatives, whether open or proprietary.

Ruthbea Yesner, VP of Government Insights, IDC (moderator)
Tony Fortenberry, FIWARE Foundation Board of Directors/, Public Sector Business Development, Red Hat (speaker)
Wilfred Justin, Head of AI/ML Enablement & Partnerships, AWS (speaker)
Juanjo Hierro, CTO, FIWARE Foundation (speaker)

2:10 PM - 3:00 PM
Annapolis 2

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)
John Holden, Director of Economic Development, Stafford County, VA (speaker)
Jeff Martin, CEO, Cocoflo (speaker)
Malik Ishak, Director of Smart City Connectivity, North America, Signify (BrightSites) (speaker)

2:10 PM - 3:00 PM
Annapolis 3

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)
Ray Richardson, Engineering Technician, City of Frankfort, KY (speaker)

2:10 PM - 3:00 PM
Annapolis 4

Your Road to Safe & Secure Connected Infrastructure Lighting Solutions: Enabling your Smart City Vision through IIJA Funding

Hear from experts about key Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) funding opportunities for your road, street, and smart city projects and their thoughts on creating winning proposals in a competitive grant environment. Learn about transportation infrastructure improvement opportunities, e.g. connected street lighting systems, sensors for parking and safety, public wifi, and optimized traffic systems with an emphasis on what is proven at scale today. Hear from panelists about the programs they lead which are driving the transportation guidelines and recommendations for the Federal Government, as well as their experience bringing smart technology to cities and the realized benefits. Discover how to deliver immediate value from connected lighting infrastructure, while laying the foundation for a larger smart city journey.

Martin Stephenson, President & CEO/Head of Connected Systems and Services North America, Signify Canada (moderator)
Don McLean, Principal / Senior Electrical and ITS Engineer, DMD and Associates (speaker)
Ronald Gibbons, Director of the Infrastructure Based Safety Systems Laboratory, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) (speaker)
Jean-Baptiste, CEO, Poljak (speaker)
Ben Gardner, President, Northeast Group (speaker)

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Expo Open


Thursday September 29, 2022


8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Registration


9:00 AM - 9:55 AM
Annapolis 1

Clarifying Connectivity: Presenting the CTIA Wireless Maturity Model

Smart cities depend on connectivity as a foundational element for success, but evaluating and prioritizing which wireless technologies to deploy can be daunting. To cut the confusion, many communities are turning to a “personality test” like tool called the Wireless Maturity Model. Created by CTIA’s team of subject matter experts from the wireless industry, this assessment supports communities in understanding where they are and where they want to go. The Wireless Maturity Model is designed to help to answer questions such as “Is there reliance on yesterday’s technology to manage operations? Are current technologies deployed? Are future wireless technologies being explored? The Maturity Model also addresses specific questions and issues posed related to readiness around data communications, connectivity access, infrastructure, security, resilience and equity. Attend this session to learn more about CTIA’s Wireless Maturity Model from those who have experienced the direct impact it can have on communities first hand. You will leave the session with a better understanding of how to determine the design of your Smart City Wireless Roadmap.

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)
Keith Chinchar, VP of Sales, Ubicquia (speaker)

9:00 AM - 9:55 AM
Annapolis 2

Turning the Town of Cary into a Smart City through Open Data

Join the Town of Cary to take a deep dive into how the largest town in North Carolina uses open data to connect its communities and increase transparency for businesses and residents as it becomes a smart city. This includes live data from its network of IoT sensors, which monitor everything from usage of the town’s walking and cycling trails and greenways to award-winning monitoring of wastewater to tackle the opioid crisis. Users of its open data portal can download datasets, create maps and data experiences, and even suggest new data sources to add. The town has created a range of data stories on specific topics, using information to inform and explain. All of these aim to bring data to life for users, whatever their interests and technical skills. Come along to the session to find out how Cary has successfully embraced open data to become a smart city, using a cost-effective, gradual approach and demonstrating that you don’t have to be a mega-city for your community to gain tangible benefits from utilizing open data.

Justin Sherwood, Deputy Chief Information Officer, Town of Cary, NC (speaker)
Adam Reiser, Sales Director, North America, OpenDataSoft (speaker)

9:00 AM - 9:55 AM
Annapolis 4

Urban Infrastructure: City Spotlights

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

Jeremy Goldberg, Worldwide Public Sector Director of Critical Infrastructure, Microsoft (moderator)
Nicole Raimundo Coughlin, CIO, Town of Cary (speaker)
Akshay Malik, Smart Cities Director, City of Philadelphia (speaker)
Dennis Gakunga, Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Chula, CA (speaker)

10:00 AM - 10:55 AM
Annapolis 1

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.

Jonathan Levitt, Vice President, Growth, Cocoflo (moderator)
John Holden, Director of Economic Development, Stafford County, VA (speaker)
Ali Asad Hasan, BD for IoT/Smart Cities Partners, AWS (speaker)
Alan Yarusevich, Principal Security Solution Architect, Cyemptive (speaker)

10:00 AM - 10:55 AM
Annapolis 2

City Spotlights: Mobility & Community Engagement

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

Ruthbea Yesner, VP of Government Insights, IDC (moderator)
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)

10:00 AM - 10:55 AM
Annapolis 4

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)

11:00 AM - 11:55 AM
Annapolis 1

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
Annapolis 2

eGovernment in Denmark and USA: Best practices and what we can learn from each other

Denmark has in the past few years ranked as the most digitalized society amongst members of the United Nation and the European member states. Not only is society highly digitalized, but the various levels of governments in Denmark are at the forefront. With cities leading the effort with citizen-facing (digital) services, much is still to be done but the experiences gained the past 10+ years tell a story of their own. With a renewed focus on public services in the US, cities across country have received new motivation to “build back better”. With the US having some of the world’s leading government innovators, technology companies and motivated public servants, the digital transformation is already on its way. Cities are becoming smarter, more innovative and services their communities better than ever before. By putting people at the center of implementing new technology and new service delivery models, access to service is heavily reduced for all communities. With the digital divide being evident in both countries, how can we ensure we use technology in a thoughtful matter to avoid pitfalls that will leave communities and demographics fall behind. With experts from both the USA and Denmark, best practices when implementing new technology will be shared and discussed. How do we manage multiple levels of government and therefore interests? Is it just a matter of finding the right technology or how much does the – internal and external - change management process mean?

Landon Van Dyke, Senior Advisor for the Office of Management, Strategy & Solutions, U.S. Department of State (moderator)
Trine Marie Ingeberg, Head of Office, International House, City of Copenhagen (speaker)
Michael Prytz, eGovernment Advisor and Director of Business Development, FrontDesk (speaker)
Robin Mayall, IT Director, City of Eugene, OR (speaker)

11:00 AM - 11:55 AM
Annapolis 4

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.

Jake Wengroff, Account Manager, Technica Communications (moderator)
Alex Bazhinov, Founder and CEO, Lumin (speaker)

12:00 PM - 12:55 PM
Annapolis 1

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.

Rosy Khalife, CMO, Senseware (moderator)
Serene Almomen, CEO and Co-Founder, Senseware (speaker)
Aaron Altscher, Director of Technology Initiatives, Carr Properties (speaker)
Larry Rothenberg, President, Agentis Air (speaker)

12:00 PM - 12:55 PM
Annapolis 2

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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