Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo

OCTOBER 19-21, 2021

In partnership with: USIgnite

2020 Key Speakers Include:

Marissa Aho

Chief Resilience Officer, City of Houston

Rosa Akhtarkhavari

Chief Information Officer, City of Orlando

Rowena Alegría

Chief Storyteller, City & County of Denver

Michael Allegretti

Chief Strategy Officer, Rubicon

Luis Alvarez

President & CEO, Alvarez Technology Group, Inc.

Steven Anson

VP Marketing, Anixter

Vince Aragona

Founder and CEO, Neo Network Development

Suparno Banerjee

Vice President of Public Sector and Smart Cities, Nokia Global Enterprise, France

Edward Barrett

Principal & Practice Leader – Fiber & Broadband Services, HR Green, Inc

David Basil

President and CEO, TerraGo Technologies

Jack Belcher,

CIO, City of Arlington, VA

Laura Benold

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

Chase Berenson

Senior Analyst, E Source

Reuben Bergsten

Utilities Director, City of Estes Park, CO

Bruce Bharat

Vice-President Global Software, Services & Communications Infrastructure, Sensus

Mandy Bishop

PE Smart Columbus Program Manager, City of Columbus

Gretchen Bliss

Cybersecurity Director, University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Oscar Bode

CEO, Smart City Capital

Tripp Borstel

Director - Head of Cities and Transformation, ENGIE Impact

Bob Borzillo

President, Sustainable Urban Strategies

Jesse Bounds

Director of Innovation, City of Houston

Reese Brewer

Transportation Director, Frontier Metropolitan Planning Organization

Anna Broberg

CEO, Mapita North America, Inc., Finland

Anthony Brock

CEO, SmartPark/SlideX

Lisa Brown

Senior National Director for Municipal Infrastructure & Smart Cities, Johnson Controls

Richard “Glenn” Buck

Manager of Engineering Sales, Transition Networks

Aubrey Burgess

Community Engagement Coordinator, Love My Air, City & County of Denver

John Burke

Downtown Westminster Development & Construction Manager, City of Westminster

Tim Campbell

Open Data Administrator, City of Fort Collins, CO

Franck Carassus

Co-Founder and CEO North America, Opendatasoft

David Carr

Fleet and Facilities Manager, RTC (Regional Transportation Commission) Reno NV

Dave Carter

Digital Strategist, Manchester City Council, United Kingdom

Kristopher Carter

Co-Chair, Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics, City of Boston

Jason Carver

Lead Project Development Engineer, Ameresco

Chris Castro

Director, Office of Sustainability & Resilience, City of Orlando

Charles Cieutat

Partner, Altman Solon

Eulois Cleckley

Executive Director, Denver Department of Transportation and Infrastructure, City and County of Denver

Courtney Cogdill

Project Manager, Ion Smart Cities Accelerator

Chelsea Collier

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

Matt Conger

Director, Alliances - Partner Business Development - Enterprise Sales, Igor

Chris Conway

Director of Public Works, City of Montgomery

Brian Crow

Vice President and Chief Software Officer, Sensus – a Xylem brand

Jesse Cruce

Research Analyst and Mechanical Engineer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Hannah Davis

Program Director, Sustainability Accelerator, TechStars

Jordan Davis

Director, Smart Columbus Columbus Partnership

Oliver Davis

CEO and Founder, buildee

Megan Day

AICP Senior Energy Planner, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Aaron Deacon

Managing Director, KC Digital Drive

David Dlugolenski

Managing Partner, SageStone Partners

Valerie Dodd

Executive Director, NextLight, City of Longmont, CO

Christian Doolin

Director of Strategic Innovation, City of Tallahassee, FL

Eric Drummond

CEO, Innovation Corridor Investment, LLC

Joseph Dryer

Solution Application Engineer, Sensus – a Xylem brand

Andrew Duvall

Transportation Behavior Analyst, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Emily Edmonds

Membership & Programs Director, Engaging Local Government Leaders (ELGL)

Richard Erb

Executive Director, TechConnect

W. Frank Eskridge, Jr.

Deputy Director of Utilities, Columbia Water

Mike Fabbri

Vice President of Site Solutions and Services, CommScope

Andrew Felbinger

Associate, Urban Innovation Fund

Joseph Flynn

CTO, Boomi, A Dell Technologies Business

Amy Ford

Director, Mobility on Demand Alliance, ITS America

Andre Fowlkes

President, Start Co.

Assaf Frances

Director of Urban Policy and Partnerships, Zencity, Israel

Joseph French

AMI Administrator, City of Walla Walla

Christine Galib

Senior Director of Accelerator Programs, Ion Smart Cities Accelerator

Erin Galiger

Program Manager, Forth

Neil Golson

EVP of Marketing/Strategic Partnerships, FlashParking

David Goodspeed,

President, OEC Fiber

Mat Grudzien

Director, Altman Solon  

Mike Gundling

VP Marketing, TerraGo Technologies

Andrew Halbrook

Public Works Manager, City of Ruston

Lemuel Hancock

Urban Designer and Neighborhood Planner, Town of Woodstock, VA

Jason Hanlin

Director of Technology Development, Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE)

Terie Hannay

VP, Telecommunication Services, Conexon

Jim Hanson

Senior Transportation Technology Leader, HDR

Amie Hendrix

Deputy County Administrator, Tompkins County Administration

Dale Hill

Founder, Proterra

Meghan Histand

Director of Program Operations, US Ignite

Ben Ho

Vice President, Product Strategy and Marketing, Smart Mobility / Smart Cities, Parsons Corporation

Marc Hoit

Vice Chancellor for Information Technology, NC State

Eliza Hotchkiss


Alan Howze

Assistant County Administrator/Chief Knowledge Officer, Kansas City/Wyandotte County, KS

Harley Hubbard

Sustainable Transportation Manager, Office of Sustainability, City of San Antonio, TX

Rebecca Hunter

Vice President, Aero Smart Communities, Aero Wireless

Craig Hurst

Manager, Freight Office, Colorado Department of Transportation

Matthew Jacob

Enterprise Applications Administrator, Department of Innovation and Performance, City of Pittsburgh

Erica Jacobo

Senior Continuous Improvement Analyst, City of Spokane

Jacob Jasperson

Solution Architect Manager, Badger Meter

Kamara Jeffrey

Senior Project Manager, Circular Economy and Innovation, Solid Waste Management Services, City of Toronto, Canada

Adam Jones

Vice President of Operations and Parking, Downtown Tempe Authority, Inc.

Jason JonMichael

Assistant Director, Austin Transportation Department (ATD), City of Austin

Colman Keane

Broadband Executive Director, City of Fort Collins, CO

Aaron Kelley

General Manager, Local Government Division, Tyler Technologies

Dev Khoslaa

Enterprise Business Development Leader, Nokia

Martin Kirk

Consultant, The NoVo Foundation / Co-Founder, The Rules

Joe Kochan

CEO, US Ignite

Kitty Kolding

CEO, Chrysalis Partners

Micah Kotch

Managing Director, URBAN-X

Yves Koulidiati

co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, SmartPark/SlideX

Paul Kresser

Chief Data Officer, City and County of Denver

Kimberly LaGrue

Chief Information Officer, City of New Orleans, LA

Guillermo Lambarri

Director, External Affairs, AT&T

Matthew Laudon

CEO, TechConnect

Rich Lechner

VP, Business Development, UrbanLeap

Jasmine Leek

Founder/Director, Third City Coalition

Jon Lewis

Urban Data Project Principal, Telensa

Rick Lisa

Director, IOT(G) BU Sales, United States Region, Intel, Sales and Marketing Group

Andrew Liu

SVP, Smart Cities, Parsons

Arnold Liyai

Program Manager, US Ignite

Dave Low

Network Liaison, 2030 Districts Network

Monte Lunacek

Staff Scientist, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Kevin Luteran

Smart Street Lighting NY Program Manager, New York Power Authority

Cindy Malinchak

Regional Mgr. Enterprise Systems and Services, Signify

Vincent Martinez

Senior Manager, Downtown Operations, Downtown Denver Partnership

Nick Maynard

COO, US Ignite

Mark Mc Millen

Solution Architect-National Strategic Accounts, Badger Meter

Rachel McClure

Assistant Collector, City of St. Louis, MO

Doug McCollough

CIO, City of Dublin, OH

Elizabeth McGee

Director Business Development and Marketing, Smart City and Transportation, Intel Corporation

Bill McShane

General Manager, Connected City Experience, Signify

Marianne Meed Ward

Mayor, City of Burlington, Canada

Geoff Millener

Program Officer, The Enterprise Center

Erin Miller

VP of Operations, Space ISAC

Jim Misener

Senior Director of Product Management – Global V2X Ecosystem Lead, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Aiden Mitchell

Vice President and General Manager for the Internet of Things (IoT) Global Solutions, Arrow Electronics

Joey Mitchell

Vice President of Consulting Services, Utility Metering Solutions

Matt Moniot

Research Engineer, Data Analyst, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Eric Montag

Senior Manager, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

Mike Nawrocki

Vice President of Technology and Solutions, ATIS

Richard Newberry

CEO, KMC Controls

Mike Noone

Market Analyst and Solution Developer, Victor Stanley, Inc.

Ashley Nylen

Assistant Director for Mobility Technology, Colorado Department of Transportation

Joe O'Donnell

Northwest Sales Manager, Ameresco

Aaron O'Shea

Customer Service Concierge, City & County of Denver

Chris Odom

Manager of Voice Services, Conway Corporation

Kathleen Osher

Manager of Innovation & Performance Excellence City Manager's Office, City of Littleton, CO

Brian Osterloh

Director, Dept of Technology & Innovation, City of Albuquerque

Jennifer Oswalt

President, Downtown Memphis Commission

Craig Owens

Systems Engineer, Principal SBIR Program Manager, Lockheed Martin

Elizabeth Papadopoulos

Consultant Project Manager, ODOT Region 1

Christophe Papin

VP Business Development Smart Cities, Siradel, France

Tom Parisi

Tellabs, Vice President, Government Sales

Avinash Patwardhan

Managing Director – Smart Cities, Jacobs

Renée Peet

VP of Marketing and Product Management, Sensus – a Xylem brand

Chad Peevy

Assistant Director of Grounds and Landscapes,, Old Dominion University

Shin Pei Tsay

Head of Policy, Cities and Transportation, Uber

President, E Source

Nicole Pennington 

Senior Manager, E Source

Gunnar Peters

Vice President, Enterprise Services Innovation, Spectrum Enterprise

Staci Pies

Vice President of Government Affairs, Crown Castle

Henry Quintin

CEO, SkyPackets

Nicole Raimundo

Chief Information Officer, Town of Cary, NC

Regina Ramazzini

Community & Partnership Director, TechConnect

George Reed

SVP Sales and Marketing - North America, Siradel

Brieana Reed-Harmel

Municipal Fiber Manager, City of Loveland, CO

David Reyes

Superintendent Of Electrical Operations, Department of Transportation, City of Chicago

Glenn Ricart

CTO and Founder, US Ignite

Conor Riffle

Vice President of Smart Cities, Rubicon

Jake Rishavy

Co-Founder & Executive Board Member, Colorado Smart Cities Alliance

Jorge Riveros

Assistant Director/Chief Engineer, Metropolitan Nashville Public Works Department

Scott Robinson

Senior City Planner, City and County of Denver

Jennifer Rocha

Executive Director-Innovation Programs, TechConnect

Raimundo Rodulfo

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

Jonathan Rogers

Renewable Energy Specialist, Denver Department of Public Health and Environment

Jeff Ross

VP, Smart Cities & Utilities, TerraGo Technologies

John Saldana

Application System Analyst,, City of Seguin, TX

Mina Sartipi

Director of the Center, Urban Informatics and Progress (CUIP)

Durga Satapathy

Director of Technology Innovation & Architecture, Sprint

Justin Schmitz

Director of Public Works and Mobility, City of Lone Tree, CO

Amy Schwab

Senior Project Leader, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Colin Scott

Vice President of Sales, Momentum Telecom (moderator)

Forrest Senti

Director of Business and Government Initiatives, National Cybersecurity Center

Sameer Sharma

Global General Manager (New Markets, Smart Cities & Transportation), IOT Solutions, Intel

Tom Shircliff

Principal, Intelligent Buildings, LLC

Lilly Shoup

Principal, Urban Movement Labs

Mari Silbey

Director of Communications, US Ignite

Phil Silver

Leader, Transportation, Worldwide Public Sector, Amazon Web Services

Rob Silverberg

Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer State and Local Government, Dell Technologies

Grace Simrall

Chief of Civic Innovation and Technology, Louisville Metro Government

Bill Skerpan

Innovation and Analytics Manager, City of Boulder

Stephen Smyth


Debra Socia

President and CEO, The Enterprise Center

Amir Softic

Information Technology Manager, City of St. Louis, MO

TJ Sokoll

Vice President of Product Strategy, Tyler Technologies

Brandy Stanley

Parking Manager, City of Las Vegas

Clarke Stevens

Principal Architect, Emerging Technologies, Shaw Communications

Sherry Stout

Civil Engineer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Ashley Summers

Information Systems Manager | Regional Planning and Development, Denver Regional Council of Governments

Adrian Sutor

Water Division Supervisor, City of Walla Walla

Tyler Svitak

Executive Director, Colorado Smart Cities Alliance

John Tayer

President & CEO, Boulder Chamber of Commerce

Sr. Business Development Manager, NI (National Instruments)

Ryan-Alexander Thomas

Founder & CEO,

Jennifer Tifft

Deputy Commissioner at the Department of Neighborhood & Business Development, City of Syracuse, NY

Tom Topolski

Executive Vice President, Connected Communities, Parsons Corporation

Lawrence Trifiletti

Senior Operations Manager, Building Automation, LONG Building Technologies

Ryan Trujillo

Innovation & Sustainability Manager, City of Colorado Springs

Scott Turnbull

Director of Technology, US Ignite

Matt Tyler

Director, IoT, Wachter, Inc.

Almis Udrys

Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer’s Chief of Innovation & Policy, City of San Diego

Paul Valente

Facility Automation Architect and Delivery Manager, Owner/operator, Chicago Public Schools

Caroline VanDeusen

Director Local Government, PayIt

Amber Ventimiglia

Vice President of Product Strategy, Tyler Technologies

Nina Vetter

District Manager, Pueblo West Metropolitan District

Tim Vogel

Director of IoT Sales, KMC Controls

Dr. Robert Wack

Chief Medical Information Officer, Frederick Health, Frederick, MD

Carla Walker

Climate Advisor, City of Cincinnati, Natural Resources Defense Council

William Wallace

Chairman of the Board of Directors, US Ignite

Maria Walls

Treasurer, Beaufort County, SC

Marianne Meed Ward

Mayor, City of Burlington, ON

Melanie Ward

Strategic Advisor for Transportation and Mobility - Innovation Team (i-team), City of Centennial

Andrew Watkins

President and COO,

George Wentz

Deputy City Manager, City of Jurupa Valley, California

Peter Williams

Founder and Principal, Peter Williams Solutions LLC

Anthony Willingham

Policy Analyst, District Department of Transportation

Alāna Wilson

Post-doctoral Researcher, National Renewable Energy Lab

Andy Wolpert

Deputy Program Manager, Smart Columbus

Jason Yan

Director of Sales Operations, BYD (Build Your Dreams) Coach & Bus

Emily Yates

Smart City Director, City of Philadelphia

Terry Yates

Smart Cities & IT Project Manager, Town of Cary

Ruthbea Yesner

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

David Young

CIO, City of Lincoln and Lancaster County, NE

Stanley Young

Mobility Systems Team Lead, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

David Zelenok

Manager Local Governmental Services, HR Green, Inc

Sarah Ziomek

Sustainability Project Manager Environmental Affairs Department, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW Airport)

Silver Sponsors


Bronze Sponsors

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Premier Partner


Supporting Organizaitons

451 Research
Advanced Energy Economy
Cleantech San Diego
Colorado Cleantech Industries Association
Colorado Smart Cities Alliance Colorado Smart Cities Alliance
Dallas Innovation Alliance
Innosphere Ventures
Innovation & Tech Today
loT Playbook
Metrolab Network
Open Connectivity Foundation
Smart Cities San Diego
Smart Columbus
University Of Texas

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