Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo

OCTOBER 8-10, 2019 | NATIONAL HARBOR, MD | Co-Located with:

SBIR/STTR Defense TechConnect


Monday, October 7

Smart City 101 – Pathways to Effective and Sustainable Smart City Projects

Monday, October 7: 1:00pm – 5:00pm (Additional Registration Fee Required)


  • William Maguire, Founder, Connected Communities LLC

Starting with an overview of the term "Smart City" – what it is and why there is so much buzz around the term, this course is designed to provide municipal leaders and their partners with a framework for smart city planning that course participants can apply in their community...

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DOD 101 For Private-Sector Innovators

Monday, October 7: 1:00pm – 5:00pm (Additional Registration Fee Required)


  • Sherry Freeman, Former Learning Director, Defense Acquisition University
  • Diane M. Sidebottom, Former Learning Director, Defense Acquisition University

The Department of Defense (DoD) is looking to do business with "non-traditional" entities in research and cutting edge technology industries. Learn about DoDs acquisition and procurement models regarding Other Transactions (OTs), Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer Research (SBIR/STTR), Rapid Innovation Fund (RIF) programs, and more…

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Smart Columbus Workshop: Open Source in the Public Sector Built for One, Open to All.

Monday, October 7: 1:00pm – 3:00pm (No additional cost for pre-registered city representatives attending the Smart Cities Connect Fall Conference. Limited attendance!)


  • Mandy Bishop, Smart Columbus, Program Manager, City of Columbus

Today, the Smart Columbus Operating system fuels the technology deployments within the US Department of Transportation Smart City Challenge grant scope. It shares data that will inspire entrepreneurs and developers to create Columbus' mobility services of the future. Tomorrow, the open source code could transform how your city, agency or organization leverages data to make more informed decisions and solutions.

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2019 Bronze Sponsors


2019 Supporting Organizations

Colorado Smart Cities Alliance
Colorado Tech Assoc.
Innovation And Tech Today
Local Motors by LM Industries Group Inc.
Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster
Smart Columbus
Smart Cities Dive
Technology Transfer Days

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