Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo

 NOVEMBER 16-19, 2020 | NATIONAL HARBOR, MD | Co-Located with:

USIgnite App Summit SBIR/STTR Defense TechConnect

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

Steven Anson

VP of Vertical Marketing, Anixter

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

Jean-Luc Bernier

Channel Partner Manager, DimOnOff, Canada

Hardik Bhatt

Leader, Smart Cities and Mobility verticals, Amazon Web Services

René Bihan

Managing Principal, SWA

Dan Biles

County Administrator, Pasco County

Colonel Ché Bolden

Assistant Chief of Staff, G-7 Modernization and Development, Installations Command, U.S. Marine Corps

Art Bosshart

Manager, Lighting, TECO Energy

Rob Brewer

President and CEO, PUC Services Inc., Canada

Arik Bronshtein

Founder and CEO, UrbanLeap

Tom Butts

VP Product Management, Digi

Brandon Campbell

Sr. Project Manager, Transportation and Stormwater Services, City of Tampa

Sam Cancilla

Vice President Business Development, Redzone Robotics, Inc

Adam Carnow

Community Evangelist, Esri

Chris Castro

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

Andy Chatham

Director of Product Development, Transdev

Chelsea Collier

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

Don Conover

FM Project Executive, Facility Management Services, Gilbane Consulting

Jeff Cook

Renewable Energy Policy and Market Analyst, NREL Strategic Energy Analysis Center

Pete Costello

Associate Vice President, Iteris

Carlos Cruz-Casas 

Assistant Director of Strategic Planning, Miami-Dade County’s Department of Transportation and Public Works

Chris Davis

Vice President, Smart Cities and Strategic Alliances, CIMCON Lighting, Inc.

Jose De La Cruz

Chief Innovation Officer, City of San Antonio

Jason de Souza

VP of Industrial Solutions, Anixter

Savio Dias

IT Manager (Systems), City of Montgomery

Jarrod Dillon

Chief Marketing and Revenue Officer, Tampa Bay Sports & Entertainment

Leila Dillon

VP, Global Marketing and North American Distribution, Bigbelly

Chairman & CEO, GigaMonster, Inc.

Alex Doorduyn

Director of Business Development, Security & Smart Cities, Siklu

Victor Dover

Co-Founder, Dover, Kohl & Partners Town Planning

Mike Duffy

CEO and Founder, CityBase

Jean Duncan

Director, Transportation and Stormwater Services Department, City of Tampa

Morne Erasmus

Global Lead, CommScope Smart City Solutions

Richard Erb

Executive Director, Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo

Chris Evanich

Manager of Microgrids, S&C Electric Company

Seda Evis

Director of Strategy, Birsel + Seck Design and Innovation Studio

Chris Fagas

VP Wireless Technologies, Bigbelly

Ron Fangio

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

Eyal Feder

CEO + Co-Founder, ZenCity, Israel

David Feinberg

Director, SMART and IOT Street Lighting Solutions, PENNSMART

Steve Fifita

Senior Vice President, Director of Digital Innovation and Technology, Strategic Property Partners, LLC

Liz Fischer

Chief Marketing Officer, CityBase

Andrea Foard

Transit Division Manager, Cobb County DOT

Joe Francica

Managing Director, Location Intelligence, Pitney Bowes

Sherry Freeman

Learning Director, Defense Acquisition University

Bob Frey

Director of Planning and Innovation, Tampa-Hillsborough Expressway Authority

Sarah Fustine

Partner, Operations & Strategic Partnerships,, Think Big Partners

Brandon Gallion

Lead Product Marketing Manager, FirstNet Solutions

Miguel Gamiño Jr.

Executive Vice President, Global Cities, Mastercard

Alex Gamota

Senior Vice President & General Manager – ICT Business Unit (Bigbelly), Bigbelly

Rahul Gandhi

co-founder and CEO, MakeSpace

Victor Gill

Chief of Product, Blyncsy

John Globensky

Treasurer, City of Grand Rapids, MI

Emilio Gonzalez

City Manager, City of Miami

Kartik Goyani

Vice President of Operations, Metro Development Group

Scott Haase

Senior Engineer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Ahmad Habibian

Global Technical Strategy Leader - Conveyance, CDM Smith Inc.

Russell Haupert

Chief Technology Officer, City of Tampa

Dale Hill

Founder, Proterra

Eric Hill

Director of Transportation System Management and Operations, METROPLAN Orlando

Gobe Hobona

Director, Knowledge Management, Open Geospatial Consortium, United Kingdom

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

Alex Huppenthal

Co-chair, NIST SC3 Supercluster on Data

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

Edward Krafcik

Partnerships, Soofa

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

Jason Mackel

Director of Business Developmen, Nokia

William Maguire

Founder, Connected Communities LLC

Noam Maital

CEO, Waycare, Israel

Glen Martin

CEO, Infrastructure Energy

Shivakumar Mathapathi

Co-Founder and CTO, Dew Mobility

Nick Maynard

Chief Strategy Officer, US Ignite

Lora McClendon

Director of Military and Federal Strategies, Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce

Joyce McLaren

Senior Research Analyst, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Chris McMasters

CIO, City of Corona. CA

Bob McQueen

Industry Consultant for Transportation, Teradata

Michael Measels

VP of Business Development, 3-GIS

Hakeem Miles

Sr. IT Portfolio Manager, City of San Antonio

Brian Moore

President, Kahua

Keith Noble

Commander, Austin – Travis County Emergency Medical Services

Kerry O'Connor

Chief Innovation officer, City of Austin

Max Oglesbee

Head of Client Strategy, Design & Technology at Intersection

Ignacio Ortiz-Petit

Chief of Staff to the City Manager, City of Miami

Kayla Patel

Product Manager for Data Analytics, City of Boston

Rishil Patel

State & Local Government- Southeast (Account Executive), Microsoft

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

Jamie Ponce

Director of Strategic Partnerships, City Tech Collaborative 

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)

Shannon Redd

Bus. Dev. Mgr, U.S. Public Sector Smart & Connected Communities division, Cisco

Brandon Reed

Senior Manager – South Region Advocacy, T-Mobile

Tara Reel

Transportation and Transit Planner, City of Virginia Beach

Lang Reynolds

Manager of Eectric Transportation, Duke Energy

David Ricketts

Professor and Innovation Fellow, Harvard Technology and Entrepreneurship Center.

Jennifer Rocha

Executive Director - Corporate, Federal & Defense Programs, TechConnect

Raimundo Rodulfo

Director, Information Technology, City of Coral Gables, FL

Energy Program Administrator, United States Air Force Office of Energy Assurance

Sol Salinas

Managing Director, Accenture Digital - Mobility

Mark Sardegna

Principal, Elkus Manfredi Architects

Stan Schultes

Innovation Architect, Spark Growth

Frank Sgambati

Director of Business Development Smart Cities, Bosch

Herb Sih

Managing Partner, Think Big Partners

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

Tommy Siniard

CTO and Co-Founder, 3-GIS

Jerry Skalka

VP, Victor Stanley, Inc.

Scott Smith

Associate Professor, Texas State University

John Smola

Director of Marketing and Business Development, Alabama Power

Executive Director, RIoT

Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Solow

Assistant Chief, Nevada Highway Patrol

Vanja Subotic

Director of Product Management, Chordant

Courtney Sung

Director of Business Development , Remix

Charles (Chip) Swisher

Global Practice Lead, Smart Solutions Portfolio, CenturyLink

Rajesh Talpade

VP - Product, Clarifai

Arzu Tekir

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

Bernard Tetu

Founder & CEO, DimOnOff, Canada

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

Andrew Watkins

President and COO,

Jase Wilson

CEO and Founder, Neighborly

Alan Worden

Founder, Nantucket Data Platform

Karri Zaremba

Founder and Chief Operating Officer, Venuetize

Co-founder and CTO, Ubicquia LLC.

Platinum Sponsor


Silver Sponsors


Bronze Sponsors

Badge Meter
Dell Technologies
Verra Mobility

Research Partner


2019 Premier Partners

Austin Texas
Light Reading

Supporting Organizaitons

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

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