Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo

OCTOBER 19-21, 2021

In partnership with: USIgnite

2021 Key Speakers Include:

Mariela Alfonzo

Founder, State of Place

Michael Allegretti

Chief Strategy Officer, Rubicon

Mike Allison

Head of Government and Cities, Nokia North America

Keith Armonaitis

Lead - Tech Innovation Lab, The Port Authority of NY and NJ

Bar Asherov

Head of Sales for North America, Zencity

Erica Atwood

Senior Director of Policy and Strategic Initiatives, Office of Criminal Justice and Public Safety, City of Philadelphia

Michael Baker

Business Development Innovation Products, Hexagon

Bob Banerjee 

VP of Products, Intellisite

Brenda Bannan

Co-Director, Center for Human-Machine Partnerships, George Mason University

Gerald Becker

VP, Market Development & Alliances, Quanergy Systems, Inc.

Phil Beecher

CEO, Wi-SUN Alliance

Laura Benold

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

Chase Berenson

Consultant, Technology, Planning, and Implementation Consulting, E Source

Lee Bienstock

Global Head of Enterprise Partnerships, Google Devices and Services 

Jeffrey Booth

Director, Sensors and Platforms Technology Center Science & Technology Directorate, Department of Homeland Security

Mike Cannon

CTO, Stafford County Virginia

Brian Carey

Founder/CEO, Knaq

Craig Carroll

Vice President Sales, Global Traffic Technologies, LLC

Mark Cave

Geographic Information System (GIS) Analyst, City of Virginia Beach

Sylvain Chapon

Marketing and External Relationships Executive- Key expert, ENGIE HQ - Paris, France, France

Ernest Chrappah

Director, District Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA)

Amber Cobb

Director of Partnership, RIoT

Courtney Cogdill

Program Manager, The Ion

Chelsea Collier

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

Jeremy Collins

Director, North Carolina Office of Digital Equity

Jason Cooley

Chief Innovation Officer, City of Frisco, TX

Kevin Curtis

Solutions Executive Federal Domain Specialist, Business Group, Verizon

Gregg Daly

Collector of Revenue, City of St. Louis, MO

Lee Davenport

Director of Community Development, US Ignite

Jordan Davis

Executive Director, Smart Columbus

Aaron Deacon

Managing Director, KC Digital Drive

Christian Doolin

Director of Strategic Innovation, City of Tallahassee, FL

Michael Dunaway

Assoc. Director for Innovation, Smart Grid and Cyber Physical Systems Program, NIST, Lead, Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC)

Michael Dunkwu

Safety, Infrastructure & Geospatial division, Hexagon

Bill Eger

Energy Manager, City of Alexandria, VA

Shonte’ Eldridge

Executive Government Advisor, AWS

Richard Erb

Executive Director, TechConnect

Andre Fowlkes

President, Start Co.

Vasudha Gadhiraju

Director of Innovation and Technology, Town of Normal

Christine Galib

Senior Director, Programs, The Ion

Joe Gallo

Co-founder/Illinois Smart City & Region Association (ISCRA), Mayor/Rolling Meadows, IL

Erwin Gianchandani

Senior Advisor for Translation, Innovation, and Partnerships, National Science Foundation

Calvin Gladney

President and CEO, Smart Growth America    

David Graham

Chief Innovation Officer, City of Carlsbad

Neil Graham

Chief Revenue Officer, PayIt

Regina Gray 

Director of the Affordable Housing Research and Technology Division (AHRT), U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development

Abhijit Grewel

Senior Marketing Manager, Industrial and Commercial IoT, Silicon Labs

Andrew Halbrook

Public Works Utilities Manager, City of Ruston, LA

Jack Hanley

Chief Operating Officer, Connected Cities Integrators, Inc.

Gerard Hayes

President & CEO, Wireless Research Center of North Carolina

David Herlihy

Division Chief, Digital Experience and Innovation, Arlington County

Paul Hoekstra

Mobility BU Director U.S.A, TNL U.S.A.

Dan Hoffman

City Manager, City of Winchester

Bryant Johnson

Assistant Director of Solid Waste/General Services, City of Clearwater

Tim Johnson

Director of IoT Sales, Public Sector, T-Mobile

Jason Kalkman

Principal Solutions Architect (PSA), Office of the CTO, Nokia Enterprise

Jason Kang

CEO, Kinnos

Adi Karisik

Global Technology Leader – Operational Technology (Cybersecurity), Jacobs Engineering

Teddy Kavaleri

Chief IT Officer (CIO), Office of Unified Communications, District of Columbia

William Kendrick

Consultant, OST, Inc.

Mitch Klein

Executive Director of Strategic Partnerships, IoT, Silicon Labs

Jeffrey Kok

Chief Innovation Officer and Chief Information Officer, Mill Creek Residential

Micah Kotch

Managing Director, URBAN-X

Matthew Laudon

CEO, TechConnect

Leonard Lightner

CED Director/Deputy Mayor, City of Allentown

Karen Lindquist

Co-founder and COO, Green Stream Technologies

Liza Massey

Chief Informaton Officer, County of Marin

Stacey Matlen

Director of Innovation Programs, Partnership for New York City

Rachel McClure

Assistant Collector, City of St. Louis

Doug McCollough

CIO, City of Dublin, OH

Heather McGaffin

Director of Emergency Operations Office of Unified Communications, District of Columbia

Felicite Moorman

CEO, Stratis IoT

Alex Moreno

Corporate Engagement Manager, The Ion

Noah Otto

Smart City Coordinator, City of Raleigh, NC

Dominic Papa​

Vice President, Smart State Initiatives, Arizona Commerce Authority

Christophe Papin

VP Business Development Smart Cities, Siradel, France

Shawn Parker

Vice President of Business Development & Government Affairs, SiFi Networks

Harsit Patel

Support Services Manager, City of Harrisonburg, VA

Avi Patwardhan

Managing Director, Jacobs Smart City Practice

Dale Pennington

President, E Source

Jeff Petry

Director of Administration, City of Eugene, OR

Brett Peze    

Client Services Consultant    , Verra Mobility

Nicole Raimundo Coughlin

Chief Information Officer, Town of Cary

Regina Ramazzini

Community & Partnership Director, TechConnect

Stephen Rau

Captain, Operations Division Falls Church Police Department, Falls Church, Virginia

George Reed

SVP Sales and Marketing NORAM, Siradel

Rachel Reilly

Founder, Aces & Archers

Scott Richards

Chief Marketing Officer, META Material

Paul Rothman

Director of the Smart Cities + IoT Lab, Mayor's Office of the Chief Technology, City of New York, NY

Jennifer Sanders

Co-founder & Executive Director, North Texas Innovation Alliance

Joel Scharlat

Director of Operations, Cyber Bytes Foundation

Eric Seiter

Vice President Customer Delivery, Landis+Gyr Americas, Landis+Gyr

Justin Sherwood

Business Relationship Manager, Town of Cary

Mari Silbey

Senior Director of Partnerships and Outreach, US Ignite

Michael Simon

VP of Strategic Partnerships, Zencity

Dr. Indu Singh

Senior Scientist, OST, Inc.

Gurdip Singh

Director, Division of Computer and Network Systems, National Science Foundation (NSF)

Allison Smith

Assistant Director of the Office of Advanced Planning and Sustinability, Louisville Metro Government

Eric Smith

Director, Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, U.S. Department of Commerce

Amir Softic

Information Technology Manager, City of St. Louis, MO

Gary Stuebing

Manager Engineering, Global IoT Standards, IoT Architecture, Technology and Standards, Cisco

Cleo Subido

Interim Director, Office of Unified Communications, District of Columbia

Tyler Svitak

Executive Director, Colorado Smart Cities Alliance

Larry Tittle

Founder and CEO, ClearWorld

Scott Tousley

Chief Development Officer, Inca Digital

Ted Townsend

Chief Economic Development Officer, Greater Memphis Chamber

Ryan Trujillo

Director of Support Services, City of Colorado Springs, CO

Robert Tse

Senior Policy Advisor, Rural Utilities Service, Rural Development, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Peter Tseronis

Founder and CEO/Chair, Utilities SuperCluster, Dots and Bridges/Global City Teams Challenge

Vincent Vandenberge

Head of Livin’, ENGIE Digital, France

Melissa Wandall    

President    , National Coalition for Safer Roads

Andrew Watkins

President and COO,

Jay Wheeler

President, Underground Refuse Systems Inc.

Del White

SVP of Global, Quantela Inc.

John Whitehead

VP of Sales, North America Public Safety, Hexagon

Christina Willingham

Manager, Smart Mobility Office, Austin Transportation Department, City of Austin

Benjamin Worcester

Captain, Dept. of Public Safety, Stafford County, Virginia

Emily Yates

Smart City Director, City of Philadelphia

Ruthbea Yesner

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

Paul Young

President and CEO, Downtown Memphis Commission (DMC)

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