Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo

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

SBIR/STTR Defense TechConnect


Monday, October 7: 1:00pm – 3:00pm  (Registration is free, but limited to pre-registered conference city representatives) 

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

MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1 P.M. — 3 P.M.

Join Smart Columbus Program Manager, Mandy Bishop for a workshop hosted in partnership with Smart Cities Connect.

Everyone is seeking new and better ways to manage and apply their data to solve the problems they face. When we won the smart cities challenge the federal government chose us to demonstrate how to become smart.  At the center of a smart city is data… enter the Smart Columbus Operating system – a holistic integrated data exchange where data from multiple sectors can be securely collected, aggregated, published and used to power solutions for communities. It solves complex challenges that aren't adequately addressed by traditional data processing solutions.

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.

Who should attend? Innovators working in or with the public sector 

What will you learn? Attendees will learn how to use tools and methodologies to get diverse groups of stakeholders to solve real-world problems with social and civic value.

Please express your interest to attend to, after which you will receive registration details and a detailed agenda.

About the Instructor

Mandy Bishop
Smart Columbus, Program Manager
City of Columbus

Mandy Bishop serves as Smart Columbus Program Manager. Mandy joined the City of Columbus in July 2017, bringing 19 years of industry experience with an emphasis on large, complex project management. Mandy is responsible for the delivery of the Smart Columbus Operating System, systems engineering documentation, interagency coordination, contracting and partner selection as well as all other aspects of the USDOT and Paul G. Allen grant funded Smart Columbus program. Prior to the City of Columbus, Mandy was a Senior Project Manager with GPD Group managing over $100 million in public improvements in the Bridge Street District for the City of Dublin and served as the Project Manager for the Smart Columbus – Decarbonization & Electrification project for the City. Additionally, Mandy served as the staff lead for Governor Strickland's 21st Century Priorities Task Force and later as Deputy Director of Planning for ODOT managing Environmental Services, Technical Services, Transit, Systems Planning and other functions at the department.

Mandy holds a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from The Ohio State University and is a Registered Ohio Professional Engineer and Surveyor Intern. Mandy is also a WTS, Columbus Engineers Club and ASHE member.



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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