Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo
June 26-28, 2017, Austin, TX, In Partnership with usignite

The IoT Event for Global City Leaders

The 2017 Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo co-located with the US Ignite Application Summit brings together over 200 Cities and their respective leadership to prospect and partner with innovative technology and service providers; linking progressive cities with state-of-the-art solutions and best practices.




 

How to Participate

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View the US Ignite Program

Call for Posters  Due April 28

Exhibit your City

Exhibit your Company


Smart Cities Connect News

Singapore Reinvests In Urban Forests

The FAO defines an urban forest as “the networks or systems comprising all woodlands, groups of trees, and individual trees located in urban and peri-urban areas” – the term covers everything from parks down to Read More

Cities Transform Parking Spaces To Reclaim Land Area

MIT professor Eran Ben-Joseph once estimated that all of the parking lots in the US, if connected, would be able to cover Puerto Rico. “In some cities, like Orlando and Los Angeles,” Ben-Joseph stated,” parking Read More

Virginia Launches Smart City Works Infrastructure Actuator

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe recently announced the formation of the Smart City Works Infrastructure Actuator – a business accelerator focused on growing early-stage companies that help make cities smarter, more livable, and more resilient. “This Read More

The University of St. Thomas Studies Effects of Recycled Nutrients In Soil

Researchers Chip Small and Adam Kay from The University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, Minnesota have recently received a $500,000 grant over five years from the National Science Foundation to be used in studying what Read More

REPLICATE Models Cross-Country Smart City Development for European Commission

Each year, the European Commission offers funding through its Horizon2020 Program for Smart Cities Lighthouse projects which will integrate commercial-scale solutions with high market potential in the fields of energy, transportation and information communications technology Read More

Dallas Develops Neighborhood Pilot Programs to Test Drive Smart City Technology

They say everything is bigger in Texas, and Dallas is famous for its larger-than-life personality; so, we asked the city’s Chief Technology Architect Girish Ramachandran about their big plans for smart city growth. “Dallas is Read More

The Destiny of Future-Focused Technologies

Experts Deliver Insights at Executive IoT and Cloud Security Summit If you pay attention to the headlines, you would think that, as a country and as a society, we have never been more divided. Because Read More

University of Wollongong in Dubai and Plantagon Establish Urban Agriculture Framework

The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) is partnering with Swedish firm Plantagon, an “agritecture” firm, to set up an Urban Agriculture Research Center in Dubai in order to create a framework for developing innovative Read More

University of California Works with Mexico on Bi-National Energy Efficiency Research

University of California President Janet Napolitano, along with Mexican Secretary of Energy, Pedro Joaquin Coldwell, recently announced new funding of $10 million to be used toward energy efficiency research projects in Mexico. The funding will Read More

Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Makes Microgrid Plan

Black & Veatch is partnering with the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus in New York state to design and assess the financial and energy efficiency of a microgrid designed to provide resilient, clean energy for the Read More

Smart Cities Connect Conference and Expo - Placing Cities First

June 26-28 in Austin

Building upon the 2016 Smart Cities Innovation Summit, we are pleased to announce our program expansion and name change to the 2017 Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo. In partnership with US Ignite, the program will once again deliver North America's largest concentration of C-Level Smart City Leadership working towards innovative solutions for progressive city needs. Join us in Austin Texas as we expand our community of city leaders and solution providers, delivering an exciting “city first” agenda accelerating state-of-art solutions into global city practice. We look forward to seeing you in Austin!

2017 Key City Leaders Include:

Rosa AkhtarkhavariRosa Akhtarkhavari
Chief Information Officer, City of Orlando

Peter Ambs Peter Ambs
CIO, City of Albuquerque


Shireen SantoshamShireen Santosham
Chief Innovation Officer, City of San Jose

Michael Mattmiller Michael Mattmiller
Chief Technology Officer, City of Seattle

Matt Gray Matt Gray
Chief of Sustainability, City of Cleveland

Kerry OConnorKerry OConnor
Chief Innovation Officer, City of Austin

Dennis GakungaDennis Gakunga
Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Chula Vista

Brent NairBrent Nair
CIO, City of Memphis


Archana VermulapalliArchana Vermulapalli
Chief Technical Officer, District of Columbia

Kip HarknessKip Harkness
Deputy City Manager, City of San Jose

Betsy FrettwellBetsy Fretwell
City Manager, City of Las Vegas


Jose De La CruzJose De La Cruz
Chief Innovation Officer, City of San Antonio

Girish RamachandranGirish Ramachandran
Chief Technology Architect , City of Dallas

Anthony Lyons Anthony Lyons
City Manager, City of Gainesville, FL

Kip HarknessMayor Steve Adler
Mayor, City of Austin


Dr. Sung ChoiDr. Sung Choi
Mayor of Goyang City, South Korea

Grant ErvinGrant Ervin
Chief Resilience Officer , City of Pittsburgh

Samir SainiSamir Saini
Commissioner & CIO, City of Atlanta

Kate	GarmanKate Garman
Innovation Analyst, City of Kansas City, Missouri


Scott ClarkScott Clark
Chief Information Officer, Town of Chapel Hill

Jerry TinianowJerry Tinianow
Chief Sustainability Officer
City and County of Denver

Karen TayKaren Tay
Smart Nation Director, Prime Ministers' Office Singapore

Brenna BermanBrenna Berman
CIO, City of Chicago


Jose De La CruzJose De La Cruz
Chief Innovation Officer, City of San Antonio

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Leading technology and solution providers will be showcasing their products and services addressing the needs of the Smart City.

Smart City Solutions Include:

  • Energy Solutions
  • Transportation
  • Buildings & Infrastructure
  • Advanced/Wireless Networks
  • Sensor Networks
  • ICT Networks
  • Cyber Security
  • Gov/Civic Services
  • Healthcare Services
  • Resource/Commerce
  • Emergency Services
  • Islands/Isolated Communities
  • Water/Waste Management
  • Weather Solutions
  • Data Analytics/Tools

City Leaders and Planners will attend Smart Cities Conference and Expo to meet with leading solution providers.

Policy, technology and resource management leaders will include:

  • Mayors
  • Council Members
  • Sustainability Officers
  • Chief Information Officers
  • Environmental Engineers
  • Chief Technology Officers
  • IT Architects
  • Water and Energy Managers
  • Waste Managers
  • Utility Operators
  • Urban Designers
  • Emergency Responders
  • Transportation Managers
  • Public Works Managers




2016 City Leadership included representatives from:

  • Albuquerque, NM
  • Allegheny County, PA
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Amsterdam, NY
  • Anambra, Nigeria
  • Annapolis, MD
  • Ardo-Kola, Nigeria
  • Arlington County, VA
  • Atlanta GA
  • Austin, TX
  • Abuja City, Nigeria
  • Ado-Odo/Ota, Nigeria
  • Aguata, Nigeria
  • Bali, Nigeria
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Beijing, China
  • Bellevue, WA
  • Boston, MA
  • Buffalo, NY
  • Buguma City, Nigeria
  • Burlington, VT
  • Busan, South Korea
  • Cary, NC
  • Chapel Hill, NC
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Chattanooga, TN
  • Chesapeake, VA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Chikuma City, Japan
  • Chula Vista, CA
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Columbus, OH
  • Conover, NC
  • Cuyahoga County, OH
  • Daegu City, South Korea
  • Dallas, TX
  • Daxing District, China
  • Dayton OH
  • Denton, TX
  • Detroit, MI
  • Dundee, Scotland
  • Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • Eleme City, Nigeria
  • Erie County, NY
  • FairFax County, VA
  • Fayetteville, NC
  • Flint, MI
  • Fort Wort, TX
  • Gainesville, FL
  • Gassol, Nigeria
  • Genoa, Italy
  • Glasgow, Scotland
  • Gloversville, NY
  • Goyang City, South Korea
  • Greensborough, NC
  • Greenville, SC
  • Gwinnett County, GA
  • Hampton, VA
  • Hartford, CT
  • Helmond, Netherlands
  • Highland Park, NJ
  • Hoboken, New Jersey
  • Horry County, SC
  • Ibi, Nigeria
  • Idemili, Nigeria
  • Inverness, Scotland
  • Jackson, TN
  • Jalingo, Nigeria
  • Kaduna, Zaria & Jama’a, Nigeria
  • Kansas City, KS
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Kobe City, Japan
  • Lafayette, LA
  • Las Vegas NV
  • Lindale, TX
  • Logroño, Spain
  • Madison, WI
  • Memphis, TN
  • Midlothian, TX
  • Modesto, CA
  • Monona, WI
  • Montgomery County OH
  • Montgomery County, MD
  • Municipality of Genova, Italy
  • Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Nairobi, Kenya
  • Nashville, TN
  • New Brunswick, NJ
  • New Orleans, LA
  • New York, NY
  • Newport News, VA
  • Newport, RI
  • NJ Transit
  • Nnewi, Nigeria
  • Norfolk, VA
  • North Central Texas Council of Governments
  • NYC Parks & Recreation
  • Oakland, CA
  • Obio-Akpor City
  • Ogbaru, Nigeria
  • Onitsha, Nigeria
  • Pasco County, FL
  • Perth, Scotland
  • Perugia, Italy
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Pokhara Sub Metropolitan City, Nepal
  • Port Harcourt City, Nigeria
  • Port of San Diego, CA
  • Portland, OR
  • Porto, Portugal
  • Portsmouth, VA
  • Province of Trento, Italy
  • Rabat, Morocco
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
  • Research Triangle, NC
  • Richardson, TX
  • Rivers State, Nigeria
  • Rohnert Park CA
  • Saint-Quentin, France
  • San Antonio, TX
  • San Diego, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • San Leandro, CA
  • Santa Rosa CA
  • Schenectady, NY
  • Seoul, Korea
  • Shirahama Town, Japan
  • Sokoto, Nigeria
  • Sonoma County CA
  • South Bend, IN
  • Sri Lanka
  • Stirling, Scotland
  • Suwon City, Korea
  • Taipei, Taiwan
  • Takum, Nigeria
  • Tallahassee, Florida
  • TCS Campus in Chennai, India
  • Town of Cary, NC
  • Trento, Italy
  • Troy, NY
  • Truckee Meadows NV
  • UW-Madison Campus, WI
  • Valencia, Spain
  • Virginia Beach, VA
  • Wakayama Prefecture, Japan
  • Wake Forest NC
  • Washington DC
  • Wichita, KS
  • Williamsburg, VA
  • Windham, CT
  • Winooski, VT
  • Wukari, Nigeria
  • York County, VA
 
 
 
 
Austin

Smart Cities - Welcome To Austin

Austin Convention Center
500 East Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, Texas, 78701
www.austinconventioncenter.com

On behalf of the City of Austin, we welcome you to the premier Smart City event of 2017. Austin has been declared one of the top 10 Smart Cites to watch, turning to technology to better connect our communities, improving citizen services, and perhaps most of all, finding more intelligent ways to manage resources. As an incubator for innovation, we are proud to host Smart Cities Connect Conference and Expo at the Austin Convention Center this June 26-28, 2017!

The Austin Convention Center is a LEED® Gold certified building located in the heart of the capital of Texas. The convention center has a convenient downtown location, between the shores of Lady Bird Lake and historic Sixth Street.

From Music to Technology, from Food to Investment, Austin is exploding with innovation and innovative people. Join us in Austin to be part of this creative vanguard for Smart Cities!

Contact Information

General Inquiries

Sarah Wenning
Vice President, Operations
Tel: (512) 697-8849
(email)

Exhibitors & Sponsors

Richard Erb
Executive Director
Tel: (401) 477-2180
(email)

Press & Partners

Regina Ramazzini
Tel: (774) 249-1341
(email)

Platinum Sponsors

Austin Energy
Salesforce

Silver Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Premier Partners

Premier Partners

Supporting Organizations

Supporters

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In partnership with  US Ignite