December 3-5, 2024 | AUSTIN, TX

TechConnect, a division of ATI

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Tauhirah Abdul-Matin

Program Manager, Energy, AECOM

Mariela Alfonzo

Founder/CEO, State of Place

Jawahar Ali

Chief Executive Officer, ISG, Allied Digital Service Limited, India

Christina Anderson

City Planner, City of Kalamazoo, MI

Daryl Anderson

CFO, Swift Rails

Lizzette Arias

Communications Manager, US Ignite

Heather Arnold

Senior Manager, Economic Development for Physical Stores, Amazon

Aaron Asis

Project Director, Watermarks, City as Living Laboratory (CALL)

David Baptiste

Chief Information Security Officer, Town of Cary

Eric Bathras

Associate Vice President, Connected Communities & Broadband Leader, AECOM

Byron BeMiller

Director of Cloud and Connectivity Business Development, Semtech

Carol Boland Whattam

Program Manager of Microgrids and Green Building, City of San Jose, CA

Matthew Booco

Chief Business Development, SHzoom

Cristina Brandstetter

Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), FIWARE Foundation

Ben Brezina

Assistant City Manager, City of Frisco, TX

Todd Brinegar

Senior Vice President of Sales, BrainBox AI

Alison Brooks

Research Vice President – Worldwide Public Safety, IDC

Ann Brooks

External Affairs Manager, Crown Castle

Tim Brothers

Observatory Manager, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Jeff Buchanan

Fire Chief/Las Vegas &, Former City Manager of North Las Vegas, NV

Nina Carlsen

Government Success Manager for North America, CitizenLab

Georgia Caruthers

Connected Communities Initiative Lead, Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)

Philippe Cases

Co-founder and CEO, Topio Networks

Renu Chaudhry

Chief Strategy Officer, OST

Keith Chinchar

Vice President of Sales, Ubicquia

Pjoy Chua

Senior Manager of Fuel and Purchased Power, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

Chelsea Collier

Editor-at-Large, Smart Cities Connect Media & Research

Kelvin Collins

VP of Economic Development, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.

Andrea Conway

Manager, Online Community Engagement, CitizenLab

Jamie Cooke

COO, Montgomery County, Maryland

Jason Cooley

Executive Director, Allen Community Development Corporation, City of Allen, TX

Lilian Coral

Head of Technology and Democracy Programs, New America

Karlynn Cory

Group Manager, Project Development and Finance, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Mark Cotter

CSO, Swift Rails

Nicole Coughlin

CIO, Town of Cary, NC

Jacques Coulon

Mobility Innovation Manager, City of Orlando, FL

David Currie

Builder Relations Manager, Taurus Investment Holdings, LLC

Doug Davenport

CEO, Prospect Silicon Valley

Robert Davies

Chief Executive Officer, Stealth-ISS Group, Inc.

Charley DeBow

Senior Vice President Strategic Partnerships, Parkhub

Dasha Deckwerth

CISO & President, Stealth-ISS Group, Inc.

Ravindra Deshpande

System Integration Specialist, Allied Digital Services, India

Joyce Deuley

Strategic Communications Specialist, Team b. Strategy +

Edward DeVilliers

President & CEO, DeVilliers Technology Solutions LLC

Michael Dunaway

Assoc Director for Innovation, Smart Connected Systems Division, NIST

Lisa Durbeck

Founder & CEO, Cell Matrix Corporation

Michael Epley

Chief Architect and Security Strategist, Red Hat

Richard Erb

Executive Director, TechConnect Division, Advanced Technology International (ATI)

David Eye

Director Customer Solutions & Strategic Partnerships – USA, Allied Digital Services, LLC

Andrew Fellows

Faculty Specialist, College of Information Studies, University of Maryland

Rachel Fishman

Project Manager, Clean Transportation, NYSERDA

Vanessa Frías-Martínez

Professor, College of Information Studies, University of Maryland

Tony Gale

COO, Swift Rails

Michael Garcia

National End User Manager, HID Global

Brad Gates

Manager of Electric Construction and Maintenance, Memphis Gas Light and Water (MLGW)

Katherlyn Geter

Program Manager, The Enterprise Center

Neelima Ghanta

Acting Chief Operations Officer, District Department of Transportation

Harry Giles

CEO, solartonic

Doug Gilliland

President, Taurus of Texas

Nathan Goodall

Sr. Mgr, Business Development, Phase II Staffing and Contracting

David Graham

Chief Innovation Officer, City of Carlsbad, CA

Mike Grigsby

Director of Business Development, Ubicquia, Inc

Elizabeth (Liz) Haas

Professor, New York University

Marcus Harris

Diversity and Economic Opportunity Manager, City of Sandusky, OH

Ali Asad Hasan

Business Development–IoT/Smart Cities, WW Public Sector Partners, Amazon Web Services

Jim Haskins

Director of Community Engagement, Open Sustainability Collaborative

Kirk Haslbeck

Global Field CTO, Data Quality, Collibra

Machesha (Kesha) Hasty

Electric Distribution Program Manager- Smart Cities Outdoor Lighting, Dominion Energy

Andrew Hayhurst

Sr. Manager of Innovation, City of Pittsburgh, PA

Robert Heinecke

Founder & CEO, Breeze Technologies, Germany

Jilea Hemmings

Founder, Nourish+Bloom

Mitsuko Herrera

Policy, Planning and Special Projects, Montgomery County, MD

Kyle Hildebrand

eX² EVP of Project Development and Vivacity EVP of Business Development & Marketing, eX² Technology/Vivacity EVP

Dan Hoffman

City Manager, City of Winchester, VA

John Holden

Smart City Manager, City of Raleigh

David Hoyt

Managing Director, North America, ParkMobile

Laura Humphrey

Housing and Energy Project Coordinator, Three3

Brent Ives

Director of IT, City of Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada

Robyn Jackson

Streetlights and P3 Division Manager, District Department of Transportation

Raza Jafri

CEO, MetaWorldX

Ben James

CEO and Co-founder, Tubular Network

Michelle James

VP of Strategic Industry Programs, CTIA

Jacob Jasperson

Sr. Advisor, Utility Metering Solutions

David Kaneda

CEO, IDeAs Consulting

Kara Keene Lively

Director of Economic Development, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.

Matt Kelley

Head of Retail Go to Market, LiveView Technologies

Salil Kharkar

Vice President and Senior Technical Advisor to COO, DC Water

Rebeka Kik

Assistant City Manager, City of Kalamazoo, MI

Tim Kipley

Chief Customer Officer, Everynet

Theresa Kuhns

Chief Executive Officer, The Maryland Municipal League

Kimberly LaGrue

Chief Information Officer, City of New Orleans, LA

Brian Laird

Chief, City of Paducah, KY

Jostran Lamontagne

VP Sales and Marketing, Dimonoff

Hans Larsen

Public Works Director, City of Fremont, CA

Matthew Laudon

VP TechConnect, ATI

Karen Lightman

Executive Director, Metro21: Smart Cities Institute

Sera Linardi

Founding Director, Center for Analytical Approaches to Social Innovation (CAASI)

Steve Lindsey

CIO/CTO, LiveView Technologies

Xia Liu

Director, Intelligent Systems, A.U.G. Signals Ltd.

Robert Lockett

Team Leader – National Housing Stability, Rocket Community Fund

Carlos Lopez, Sr.

Product Marketing Manager, Itron

David Loshin

DIrector, Careers and External Relations, University of Maryland

Cory Lowe

Senior Research Scientist, Loss Prevention Research Council (LPRC)

Shane Lucas

Chief Growth Officer and President, Stralto, Inc.

Akshay Malik

Smart Cities Director, City of Philadelphia, PA

Jagannath Mallela

Senior Vice President, WSP

Adam Manne

Chief Procurement Officer, City of Baltimore

Uma Marques


Michael Marshall

Design Director / Principal, FAIA, NOMA, Michael Marshall Design

Dan Mathers

President and CEO, eleven-x Inc., Canada

Ron Mattson

Smart, Connected & Sustainable Communities Lead, Honeywell

Robert Maxwell

CEO, TGT Solutions

Chad Mcintosh

Interim VP of Loss Prevention, Rite Aid

Melissa McMahon

Parking and Curbspace Manager, Arlington County Department of Environmental Services

Harry Meier

Deputy CIO for Innovation, City of Mesa, AZ

Feroz Merchhiya

CIO/CISO, City of Glendale, AZ

Geoff Millener

Chief Operating Officer, The Enterprise Center

Darin Mingo

Regional Operations Director, ENGIE North America

Joey Mitchell

Vice President, Utility Metering Solutions

Nicolaie Moldovan

Senior Urban Development Specialist & EU Funds Expert, European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium, Belgium

Jennifer Morgan

Virginia Program Lead, RIoT

Drew Morrison

Policy Advisor for Planning and Project Development, Maryland Department of Transportation/Washington Suburban Transit Commission

Laura Murphree

Managing Editor and Communications Director, Smart Cities Connect Media & Research

Kevin Neumaier

CEO, Swift Rails

Rachael Newberry

Program Director, RIoT

Hiep Nguyen

Smart City Officer, City of Winter Haven, FL

Jerri Northedge

Manager of Outdoor Lighting, Dominion Energy Virginia

Dawn Oleksy

Energy Program Manager, City of Richmond

Jennifer Olzinger

Chief of Procurement, City of Pittsburgh, PA

Sergio Paneque

Former Chief Procurement Officer, State of NY and MI

Stephen Patak

Chief Revenue Officer, Ubicquia

Tom Perttula

Senior Director of Cooperative Purchasing, Sourcewell

Kendal Prosack

Local Policy and Community Affairs Manager, Wing

Rick Ralph

CIO, Town of Morrisville, NC

Regina Ramazzini

Community & Partnership Director, TechConnect Division, Advanced Technology International (ATI)

Dennis Randolph

Traffic Engineer, City of Kalamazoo

George Reed

SVP Sales and Marketing NORAM, Siradel

Adam Reiser

North American Sales Director, Opendatasoft

Leila Ribeiro

Technology Director, MITRE Engenuity Open Generation

Denise Linn Riedl

Chief Innovation Officer, City of South Bend, IN

Tony Rinaldi

Program Manager, Ameresco

Raimundo Rodulfo

Director of Innovation and Technology / Chief Innovation Officer, City of Coral Gables, FL

Emily Royall

Smart City Administrator, City of San Antonio, TX

Ryan Salm

Business Development, Crown Castle

Rob Salsman

Senior Vice President, Kabam Robotics

Josh Schacht

Smart Mobility Program Manager, City of Alexandria, VA

Marcus Scheiber


Rachel Scheu

Principal Director of Research & Innovation Director, Elevate

William Shell

Senior Director of Product Management, Trilogy NextGen

Justin Sherwood

Deputy CIO, Town of Cary, NC

Kacey Siskind

Senior Vice President, HONK

Charles Smith

SVP Business Development, [ui!] Urban Integrated, Inc.

Tom Snyder

Executive Director, RIoT

Mark Stern

Senior Director of Commercial Programs, Philadelphia Energy Authority

Ken Stewart

CEO and President, Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research Alliance

Ronda Stewart

Economic Development Director, Rural Oxford Economic Development, Canada

Umair Surani

Director, Smart Cities, Siradel

Iffat Tariq

Chief Digital Officer, I&I Software, Inc.

Kevin Taylor

Manager of Nuclear & Radiological Services, AECOM

Brian Tell

COO and Co-Founder, solartonic

Gabe Thomas

Business Development Representative, Acta Solutions

Jennifer Tifft

Director of Strategic Initiatives, City of Syracuse, NY

Bruce Tonn

President, Three3, Inc.

Sebastien Torre

Head of ENRICH Programs, Temple University

Sofia Troutman

Product Portfolio Manager, Xcel Energy

Paul Turner

Founder & CEO, Virtual America LLC

Paul Vesel

Director of Intelligent Infrastructure, RTE Energy Solutions

Laszlo Virag

CTO and Executive President, Commsignia

George Waring

Senior Engineer, City of Kalamazoo, MI

Andrew Watkins

President and COO,

David Whitaker

Chief of Development, Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research Alliance

Jeffrey Whitman

Senior Broadband Consultant, AECOM

Al Wiggins

Commissioner Department of Public Works, City of Atlanta

Nicole Wobus

Director, Energy, Sustainability and Infrastructure, Guidehouse

Deb Wojcik

Executive Director, Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster

Vince Wong

Co-founder & COO, ElectricFish

Emily Yates

Chief Innovation Officer, SEPTA

Kiran Yeddala

CEO, N-Smart

Ruthbea Yesner

Vice President, Government Insights and Smart Cities, IDC Government Insights

Cindy Zork

Communications Manager, Public Information Officer, City of Hyattsville, MD

Additional Speakers

Smart City Technology Director – Generation Park, McCord Development

Acting Director, Housing & Community Development, City of Takoma Park, MD

Director of Emerging Business, Crown Castle

Economic Development Specialist, Department of City Development, City of Milwaukee, WI

Professor and Director, T.H.E. EJ Lab, University of Maryland

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