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2018 Key Speakers Include:

Ian Aaron

CEO, Ubicquia

A. Abolmaali

Tseng Huang Professor of Structural and Applied Mechanics and the Chair of the Civil Engineering Department, The University of Texas at Arlington

Cleve Adams

CEO, Site 1001

Jason Anderson

President and CEO, Cleantech San Diego

Sean Barbeau

Principal Mobile Software Architect for R&D, University of South Florida, Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR)

Ken Bednasz

VP Engineering, Telit

Laura Benold

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

Brenna Berman

Executive Director, City Tech Collaborative

Jean-Luc Bernier

Channel Partner Manager, DimOnOff

René Bihan

Managing Principal,

Rob Brewer

President and CEO, PUC Services Inc., Canada

Tom Butts

VP Product Management, Digi

Sam Cancilla

Vice President Business Development, Redzone Robotics, Inc

John Carpenter

Director, Innovation and Economic Opportunity, City of Birmingham

Chris Castro

Director of Sustainability, Smart Cities co-chair, City of Orlando

Chelsea Collier

Editor-At-Large and Managing Partner, Smart Cities Connect Media & Research

Don Conover

FM Project Executive, Facility Management Services, Gilbane Consulting

Pete Costello

Associate Vice President, Iteris

Jose De La Cruz

Chief Innovation Officer, City of San Antonio

Victor Dover

Co-Founder, Dover, Kohl & Partners Town Planning

Jean Duncan

Director, Transportation and Stormwater Services Department, City of Tampa

Richard Erb

Executive Director, Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo

Seda Evis

Director of Strategy, Birsel + Seck Design and Innovation Studio

Ron Fangio

Dir. Business Development, Public Networks Telecom Division, Black & Veatch

Lead Product Marketing Manager, FirstNet Solutions

Miguel Gamiño Jr.

Executive Vice President, Global Cities, Mastercard

Alex Gamota

SVP of ICT Business Unit, Bigbelly

Kate Garman

Smart City Coordinator, City of Seattle

Victor Gill

Chief of Product, Blyncsy

John Globensky

Treasurer, City of Grand Rapids, MI

Ahmad Habibian

Global Technical Strategy Leader - Conveyance, CDM Smith Inc.

Senior Engineer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Russell Haupert

Chief Technology Officer, City of Tampa

Dale Hill

Founder, Proterra

Eric Hill

Director of Transportation System Management and Operations, METROPLAN Orlando

Brian Hoeft

Freeway and Arterial Systems of Transportation (FAST) Director, Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada

Craig Hopkins

Chief Information Officer, City of San Antonio

Eliza Hotchkiss

Technical Project Lead, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Robert Hubbard

Sales Business Development Manager, Ecosystem Channels, Smart Cities and IoT, Cisco

Debra Innocenti

Partner, Innocenti Jones, PLLC

Ken Jacobs

Director of Transportation, Pinellas County Florida

George Koutitas

Assist. Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Texas State University

Kimberly LaGrue

Chief Information Officer, City of New Orleans

Andre Lalljie

Director of Infrastructure, PROTERRA

Charlie Lane

Senior Vice President and COO, University of Florida

Matthew Laudon

CEO, TechConnect

Isabelle Lessard

Lighting Expert, Transportation Department, City of Montreal, Canada

Anthony Lyons

City Manager, City of Gainesville

Bill Maguire

Founder, Communities LLC

Noam Maital

CEO, Waycare, Israel

Glen Martin

CEO, Infrastructure Energy

Shivakumar Mathapathi

Co-Founder and CTO, Dew Mobility

Joyce McLaren

Senior Research Analyst, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Bob McQueen

Industry Consultant for Transportation, Teradata

Brian Moore

President, Kahua

Jane Nickles

Chief Information Officer, City of Greensboro

Keith Noble

Commander, Austin – Travis County Emergency Medical Services

Kerry O'Connor

Chief Innovation officer, City of Austin

Michael Pegues

Chief Information Officer, City of Aurora, IL

Walter “Buzz” Pishkur

Director of Arlington Water Utilities, City of Arlington

Lauren Poe

Mayor, City of Gainesville

Adnan Rahman

Managing Director, DATS Consulting B.V., Netherlands

Nicole Raimundo

Chief Information Officer, City of Cary, NC

Regina Ramazzini

Community & Partnership Director, TechConnect

Charles Ramdatt

Director of Smart Cities and Special Projects, City of Orlando

Angelo Rao

Manager, Traffic Operations and Parking Services (TOPS), City of Lakeland, Florida

Dan Raudebaugh

Executive Director, Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE)

David Ricketts

Professor and Innovation Fellow, Harvard Technology and Entrepreneurship Center.

Jennifer Rocha

Executive Director - Corporate, Federal & Defense Programs, TechConnect

Stan Schultes

Innovation Architect, Spark Growth

Rob Silverberg

CTO, Digital Communities, Dell EMC

Emily Silverman

Smart City Program Manager, City of Denver

Grace Simrall

Chief of Civic Innovation and Technology, Louisville Metro Government

Jerry Skalka

VP, Victor Stanley, Inc.

Scott Smith

Associate Professor, Texas State University

Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Solow

Assistant Chief, Nevada Highway Patrol

Arzu Tekir

Co-Founder, Head of Strategy & Business Development, of URBANARBA Smart City Marketing & Communications

John Timmerman

Industry Specialist – Customer Journey Analytics, Teradata

Tom Vair

Deputy CAO, Community Development and Enterprise Services, City of Sault Ste. Marie, Canada

Anita Vandervalk-Ostrander

Associate Vice President, Iteris

Caroline VanDeusen

Director Local Government, PayIt

David Warren

Director of Sustainable Transportation, New Flyer

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