Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo
March 26-29, 2018, Kansas City, MO, In Partnership with usignite

City leaders, this is for you.

The 2018 Smart Cities Connect Conference and Expo, co-located with the US Ignite Application Summit, will convene 400+ global city leaders, representing 250+ cities and communities to advance citizen engagement, improve citizen life, and to enhance partnership opportunities between innovative technology and solution providers.

Call for Panels, Posters, & Innovations - Now Open




 

Call for Panels    due Oct. 26

Call for Posters    due Oct. 26

Call for Innovations    due Dec. 15

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Smart Cities Connect News

MealConnect Enables Donations To 200 Nationwide Food Banks

Smart cities aren’t always about sensors – a new, free app is enabling business donors, such as restaurants, grocery stores, and farmer’s markets, to easily donate food to food banks thus helping reduce food waste, Read More

The Next Generation of Urban Farming Technologies

The next generation of urban farming technologies won’t rely on the use of brownfields, vacant lots, or rooftop farms. The use of “controlled-environment agriculture”, or CEA, frees the grower from the limitations of seasons and Read More

ParkKing Enables Double Parking Detection

Recent graduates from the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Edward Chan Kam Fai, Gan Yi Reng, and Leow Tan Chun Kit, have created ParkKing, a smart outdoor parking system with double parking detection. “The Smart Parking with Read More

University of Strathclyde Institute for Future Cities and CENSIS Collaborate on Sensing The City Initiative

In the city of Glasgow, Scotland, the University of Strathclyde Institute for Future Cities and the industry-led Center for Sensor and Imaging Systems (CENSIS), have collaborated to create the “Sensing the City” initiative in order Read More

KC Living Lab: Getting Smart with Gigabit

Usually smart city articles are about technology and chock full of details about amazing advances in big data, machine learning, sensors, cloud technology and gigabit networks. In Kansas City, Missouri they go a step beyond. Read More

InNEVation Center at University of Nevada Hosts IoT Startup Boot Camp

The InNEVation Center at the University of Nevada, Reno will hosting InNEVator 2017, a six-week program – boot camp for startups in the Internet of Things. Between six to eight participating startups will work directly Read More

5G Innovation Lab Opens in Hong Kong

The Smart City Innovation Centre (SCIC) in Hong Kong was officially opened this month. A collaboration between the Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) and Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation Read More

Montreal Wins 2017 Smart Cities Award from Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA)

The Fédération internationale de l’automobile (FIA) – the international body that oversees motorsports – has presented the City of Montreal with the 2017 Smart Cities Award in recognition of the city’s initiatives in sustainable and Read More

Adelaide Connected Places Project Brings Focus to Parks

The University of Adelaide leads the Australian Smart Cities Consortium, working with state and local government, industry and entrepreneurs, to improve the experiences of residents. “Our smart cities initiative is unique because of our ability Read More

IBM Smarter Cities Challenge Names Five Winners

Five cities have been named the winners of IBM’s Smarter Cities Challenge program – Busan, Korea; Palermo, Italy; San Isidro, Argentina; San Jose, US; and Yamagata City, Japan. The cities will receive pro bono consultative Read More

2017 Key Speakers Included:

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


Mayor Joel RobideauxMayor Joel Robideaux
City of Lafayette, LA

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


Kevin MartinKevin Martin
Smart Cities Manager, City of Portland, OR

David GrahamDavid Graham
Deputy Chief Operating Officer, City of San Diego

Andrew TherriaultAndrew Therriault
Chief Data Officer, City of Boston

Reid SeroziReid Serozi
Analytics and Innovation Manager, Town of Cary, NC


Ted LehrTed Lehr
IT Data Architect, City of Austin

Wayne MartinWayne Martin
City Engineer, City of Harrisburg PA

Stephen Elkins Stephen Elkins
Chief Information Officer, City of Austin 

Dan AultDan Ault
Assistant Manager and Chief Innovation Officer, Town of Cary, NC


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

Santi GarcesSanti Garces
Chief Innovation Officer, City of South Bend

Alex Pazuchanics Alex Pazuchanics
Policy Advisor, City of Pittsburgh

Brenna BermanBrenna Berman
CIO, City of Chicago


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


Smart Cities Connect struck a great balance between education, structured dialogue, and informal networking. The Conference is focused not just on innovation, but how to improve people’s lives through technology.

Matt Gray, Chief of Sustainability, City of Cleveland

The Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo enables like-minded professionals to share ideas by facilitating the discovery and discussion of innovations and achievements. The conference also provides the opportunity to interact directly with vendors and influence product offerings.

Rosa Akhtarkhavari, Chief Information Officer, City of Orlando

This years’ Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo was a great opportunity for me to connect with new and innovative smart city solution providers that can help advance Atlanta’s smart city strategy. I also got a chance to interact with other city leaders around the world to discuss their respective smart city strategies and how we can collaborate on solving civic challenges using ICT, IoT, and big data analytics moving forward. Looking forward to next year’s event!

Samir Saini, Chief Information Officer, City of Atlanta

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Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo convenes leading technology and solution providers with city leaders

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





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




 
 
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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
Community & Partnership Director
Tel: (774) 249-1341
(email)

Media & Research

Laura Benold
Managing Editor,
Tel: 615-450-8960
(email)

2017 Platinum Sponsors

Austin Energy

Salesforce

2017 Gold Sponsor

Union Point

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2017 Premier Partners

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