Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo

OCTOBER 19-21, 2021

In partnership with: USIgnite

2021 Sponsors



Hexagon is a global leader in sensor, software and autonomous solutions. We are putting data to work to boost efficiency, productivity, and quality across industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, safety, and mobility applications.

Our technologies are shaping urban and production ecosystems to become increasingly connected and autonomous — ensuring a scalable, sustainable future.

Hexagon's Safety, Infrastructure & Geospatial division Hexagon's Safety, Infrastructure & Geospatial division improves the performance, efficiency and resilience of vital services. Its Safety & Infrastructure solutions enable smart and safe cities. Its Geospatial software leverages the power of location intelligence.



Rubicon is a technology company that powers a digital marketplace, provides a suite of SaaS products for waste, recycling, and smart city solutions, and collects and analyzes data for businesses and governments worldwide. Using technology to drive environmental innovation, the company helps turn businesses into more sustainable enterprises, and neighborhoods into greener and smarter places to live and work. Rubicon's mission is to end waste, in all of its forms, by helping its partners find economic value in their waste streams and confidently execute on their sustainability goals. The company is a Certified B Corporation, affirming that Rubicon meets the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance. Through its technology, Rubicon is transforming the entire category of waste and recycling. With more than 2.6 million service locations worldwide, Rubicon Global is headquartered in Atlanta, GA, and has core teams in New York, NY; San Francisco, CA; St. Louis, MO; and Tinton Falls, NJ. Rubicon was named a Great Place to Work® in 2018 and 2019, and was recognized as one of Glassdoor's "Top Ten Companies with Seriously Impressive Benefits" in 2018. Visit or follow Rubicon on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram.



E Source

E Source is the leading solver of problems facing electric, gas, and water utilities and municipalities. Our guidance helps our clients make data-driven decisions to strengthen their customer relationships, plan for tomorrow's infrastructure needs, and further their environmental sustainability goals while becoming more innovative and responsive in the rapidly evolving market.



IDC Government Insights Worldwide Smart Cities and Communities Strategies research analyzes the role of ICT in the areas of economic development and civic engagement, urban planning and administration, public safety, transportation, and energy and infrastructure. This research advisory service analyzes how cities and communities, with ICT suppliers and other partners, are leveraging technology to improve operations and better serve residents, visitors, and businesses. The continuing evolution of cities along IDC's Smart City Maturity Model, the creation of new partnerships and funding models, and the use of innovative technologies to create Smart City and community ecosystems are covered in detail.


The Ion Smart and Resilient Cities Accelerator

The Ion Smart and Resilient Cities Accelerator draws its strength from Houston's Innovation Ecosystem. The Ion Smart and Resilient Cities Accelerator and Prototyping Lab support selected startups as they develop and deploy technology that connects ideas, people, and communities in Houston. Backed by the Mayor's Office, the City of Houston, Microsoft, Intel, and TX/RX, Houston's non-profit makerspace, the Accelerator launched its first cohort in September 2019 and second cohort in April 2020. Startups in Cohort 1 focus on transportation, mobility, and resiliency solutions. Startups in Cohort 2 focus on air quality, water purification, and clean-tech solutions. Cohort 2's themes complement the City of Houston's Resilient Houston Strategy and Climate Action Plan, further aligning with civic efforts to address the needs of Houston's citizens. To learn more about The Ion, visit



We create technology that helps the world act together.

As a trusted partner for critical networks, we are committed to innovation and technology leadership across mobile, fixed and cloud networks. We create value with intellectual property and long-term research, led by the award-winning Nokia Bell Labs.

Adhering to the highest standards of integrity and security, we help build the capabilities needed for a more productive, sustainable and inclusive world.



The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) primary national laboratory for renewable energy, energy efficiency and advanced transportation and mobility research. From scientific discovery to accelerating market adoption, NREL deploys its deep technical expertise and unmatched breadth of capabilities to drive the transformation of our nation's energy resources and systems. Today, local governments are leading the nation in addressing complex energy challenges and setting ambitious goals. NREL's technical and collaborative approach offers "science toward solutions," focused on the use of credible and objective data, analytics, and advanced energy and mobility system modeling to equip local government decision-makers in mapping a path toward and achieving their energy goals.



PayIt is a purpose built Digital Government Platform that enables you to provide solutions that help improve the delivery of government services to citizens. The platform is cloud based, configurable, extensible and secure. This provides an ideal solution for your services and does not require hardware, ongoing maintenance or surprise you with any hidden fees. A partnership with PayIt is the best decision you can make for both you and your citizens.



Quanergy Systems' mission is to create powerful, affordable smart LiDAR solutions for automotive and IoT applications to enhance people's experiences and safety. Quanergy has developed the only true 100% solid state CMOS LiDAR sensor built on optical phased array (OPA) technology to enable the mass production of low-cost, highly reliable 3D LiDAR solutions. Through Quanergy's smart LiDAR solutions, businesses can now leverage real-time, advanced 3D insights to transform their operations in a variety of industries including industrial automation, physical security, smart cities, smart spaces, and much more. Quanergy solutions are deployed by over 350 customers across the globe.


Silicon Labs

Silicon Labs (NASDAQ: SLAB) is a leading provider of silicon, software and solutions for a smarter, more connected world. Our award-winning technologies are shaping the future of the Internet of Things, Internet infrastructure, industrial automation, consumer, smart cities and automotive markets. Our world-class engineering team creates products focused on performance, energy savings, connectivity and simplicity.



Siradel produces 3D digital twins of cities, collaborative and open 3D visualization platforms with simulation, GIS and big data capabilities for smarter infrastructure planning, decision-making and communications.

Working in 60+ countries for 25 years, Siradel, an Engie group company, is providing innovative 5G and smart city solutions for telecom operators, public sector entities and all city stakeholders to make cities more sustainable, connected, resilient and attractive.

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TNL's advanced mobility solutions and traffic flow management systems are unequalled in the world. Used in major cities throughout the world, TNL's MobiMaestro is the most sophisticated traffic flow engine currently available. Through MobiMaestro and a wide range of state-of-the-art traffic technology solutions including hardware, TNL enables cities like San Francisco, Portland, Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Stockholm and surrounding regions to make real improvements for their residents. We know how to bring measurable results to a city, improving the safety and experience of people on the streets and in public transit vehicles.



UBICQUIAⓇ offers municipalities, utilities, and broadband service providers a cost effective and expandable platform for Smart City deployment including our UbiCell streetlight router providing advanced lighting control, environmental monitoring, public WiFi and small cell services.

Ubicquia's product suite includes:

  • UbiCell - the Industry's only NEMA socket based Street Light Router featuring Advanced Light Control, Broadband Connectivity, Location-Based Services, IoT Applications with edge video and audio processing;
  • UbiHub™ - the quickest way to provide edge processing and backhaul to network and IoT applications and;
  • UbiMetro™ - the first NEMA socket based small cell with Backhaul plus multi-band dedicated host configurations.


Verra Mobility

Verra Mobility is a global company committed to developing and enabling the latest in innovative technology and advanced data intelligence to help make transportation safer and easier for all. Our purpose is to enable unrestrained mobility for a world on the move. We partner with communities, transportation departments, law enforcement agencies, and school districts around the world, empowering economic opportunities and balanced outcomes that are essential to our communities and our future.


Wi-SUN Alliance

The Wi-SUN Alliance is a global non-profit member-based association made up of industry leading companies. Its mission is to drive the global proliferation of interoperable wireless solutions for use in smart cities, smart grids and other Internet of Things (IoT) applications using open global standards from organizations, such as IEEE802, IETF, TIA, TTC and ETSI. With more than 240 members worldwide, membership of the Wi-SUN Alliance is open to all industry stakeholders and includes silicon vendors, product vendors, services providers, utilities, universities, enterprises and municipalities and local government organizations.



Powered by Artificial Intelligence, Zencity aggregates digital community discourse and transforms that data into actionable insights for local governments. With the real-time community feedback from Zencity, local government leaders are able to better meet their community's needs, communicate effectively with their residents, and build better, data-informed policies.



US Ignite

US Ignite fosters the creation of next-generation Internet applications that provide transformative public benefit.

By engaging diverse public and private leaders, we "ignite" the development and deployment of new apps with profound impact on how Americans work, live, learn and play.



451 Research

451 Research, now a part of S&P Global Market Intelligence, is a leading information technology research and advisory group focusing on technology innovation and market disruption. More than 100 analysts and consultants provide essential insight to more than 1,000 client organizations globally through a combination of syndicated research and data, advisory and go-to-market services, and live events. Learn more about 451 Solutions on our website.


Advanced Energy Economy (AEE)

ADVANCED ENERGY ECONOMY (AEE) is a national association of business leaders who are making the global energy system more secure, clean, and affordable. AEE engages in policy advocacy at the federal, state, and regulatory levels.
Our mission is transforming public policy to enable rapid growth of advanced energy companies. Learn more at


aSTEAM Village

OUR MISSION: Inspire students and families to pursue education and career pathways in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM), through community-based project learning and innovative programs.

aSTEAM Village is a 501(c)3 organization that focuses on engaging students, families, and educators in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) pathways to facilitate career and education readiness for participation in the 21st Century economies of today and tomorrow.


Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS)

As a leading technology and solutions development organization, the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) brings together the top global ICT companies to advance the industry's most pressing business priorities. ATIS' nearly 200 member companies are currently working to address 5G, the All-IP transition, network functions virtualization, big data analytics, cloud services, device solutions, emergency services, M2M, cyber security, network evolution, quality of service, billing support, operations, and much more. These priorities follow a fast-track development lifecycle -- from design and innovation through standards, specifications, requirements, business use cases, software toolkits, open source solutions, and interoperability testing.



The Austin Technology Incubator harnesses business, government and academic resources to provide strategic counsel, operational guidance, and infrastructure support to its member companies to help them transition into successful, high growth technology businesses.


Cityfi LLC

Cityfi LLC is in the business of urban change management, with an eye towards facilitating empowering positive, sustainable impacts and economic returns. At our core is dispelling the myth that a necessary evil of good business is often a suboptimal outcome for people and the environment. We believe that true public-private partnerships are built upon clear lines of communication, common goals, aligned incentives and outcomes. Cityfi helps towns, cities, governments, start-ups, and companies understand and navigate the increasingly complex urban landscape, and work together to make positive change, fast. We focus a great deal on technology, but in the context of what is good for cities, citizens, and the long-term health of our environment. We leverage a network of thought leaders to provide holistic strategies, action plans, and practical solutions to meet community priorities.

We are global thought leaders in the transportation, technology, environment and finance sectors. Working by inspiring community action, advising organizational leadership, developing strategic roadmaps, and facilitating public-private partnerships, Cityfi integrates public policy, urban design, economic development, capacity building, and civic innovation to achieve measurable outcomes to create more livable, sustainable and efficient communities.


Cleantech San Diego

Cleantech San Diego is a member-based trade organization that positions the greater San Diego region as a global leader in the cleantech economy and smart cities movement. As a nonprofit organization, it is uniquely suited to support the cleantech industry by fostering collaborations across the private-public-academic landscape, leading advocacy efforts to promote cleantech priorities, and encouraging investment in the San Diego region. Cleantech San Diego's members include more than 100 local businesses, universities, governments, and nonprofits committed to advancing sustainable solutions for the benefit of the economy and the environment.


Dallas Innovation Alliance

The Dallas Innovation Alliance (DIA) is a Public Private Partnership focused on the design and execution of a multi-phased Smart City strategy for Dallas. The DIA includes stakeholders from the City of Dallas, private corporations, civic/NGO organizations and academia who are invested in Dallas' continued evolution as an forward-thinking, innovative, and Smart global city. DIA operates from the definition that a Smart City is one where social and technological infrastructures and solutions facilitate sustainable economic growth, resource efficiency, and importantly, improves the quality of life for its citizens.




Innosphere Ventures


Innovation & Tech Today

The leading publication for cutting edge, innovative technologies, and those individuals driving the industry forward, Innovation & Tech Today is committed to featuring fascinating stories, products, and people across a plethora of industries. From education, engineering, gaming, travel, photography, and smart fabrics to wearables, smart home technology, business innovations, and so much more, our team of experts and journalists celebrate a passion for innovation across the board. With a different theme and special contributors every quarter, I&T Today offers something for everyone. Whether your interests lie in sustainability and clean energy, innovations in business strategy, sports and medical technology, or home automation, Innovation & Tech Today is your tech magazine.




IoT Playbook

IoT Playbook is the comprehensive resource for integrators and solution providers to help them profit from the booming Internet of Things (IoT) market.

IoT Playbook offers cutting-edge guidance on trends and opportunities in everything from sensors, software, and gateways to smart offices and cities. It reaches thousands of North American providers of audio, control, digital signage, IT networking, business continuity, cybersecurity, surveillance, unified communication, mount, cabling, energy, cooling, and other solutions. IoT Playbook is part of the ChannelPro Network.



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Open Connectivity Foundation

The Open Connectivity Foundation is dedicated to enabling an interoperable, scalable, reliable and secure Internet of Things for consumers, businesses and industries. OCF delivers a connectivity framework, IoTivity open source implementation, and certification program. OCF devices can securely communicate regardless of form factor, operating system, service provider, transport technology or ecosystem. Its solutions leverage industry standards that allow anyone to quickly build a complex device from a consistent set of building blocks and provided tools, driving scalability and interoperability. OCF specifications are ratified by ISO/IEC JTC1. Join our 400+ membership and learn more at


Smart Cities San Diego

An initiative led by Cleantech San Diego, Smart Cities San Diego is a collaboration between public, private, and academic organizations working together to deploy IoT technologies, advance urban connectivity, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase water and energy efficiency, and drive economic growth in the San Diego region.


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