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 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.




 

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Smart Cities Connect News

URBAN-X Venture Accelerator Launches 14-Week Cohort 02 Program

URBAN-X – a venture accelerator founded by MINI in partnership with SOSV – has announced the startup companies who will be part of the second round of participants chosen to work with MINI’s engineers to Read More

CajunCodeFest in Lafayette Transforms Data Into Real World Solutions

The Center for Business & Information Technologies at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette seeks innovative thinkers and programmers of all types for the CajunCodeFest Smart Community Challenge March 29 – April 1. The goal Read More

InnoSpring Offers Graduate Students Real World Experience in Smart Building Design

InnoSpring, along with Nantong University and Australia’s Swinburne University of Technology Design Factory, will work with ME310 graduate students at the Stanford Design School to focus on smart building design for 2017. As a corporate Read More

Smart Islands Program on Scilly Establishes Plan for Sustainability Goals

The Smart Islands program on the Isles of Scilly – 28 miles off the UK mainland – is intended to sustainably and affordably tackle some of the islands’ main infrastructure and utilities issues, along with Read More

Dreaming Out Loud Partners to Launch Kelly Miller Farm

Dreaming Out Loud – a food justice nonprofit – is partnering with the city of Washington D.C. and a half-dozen other organizations to run the Kelly Miller Farm in a way that generates revenue while Read More

Small Cities Represent 28% of Planned Smart Projects

A recent survey by the U.S. Conference of Mayors and the analytics firm IHS Markit examined the state of smart city projects in small cities, defined as those that have less than 150,000 residents. It Read More

Nordhaven, Denmark Integrates Lithium Ion Battery Storage

ABB recently announced the successful implementation of a lithium-ion based battery energy storage system (BESS) that will be integrated with the local electricity grid in the district of Nordhavn, Copenhagen, making this Denmark’s first urban Read More

How Biometrics and IoT Work Together for Increased Security

Biometrics is the measurement and statistical analysis of people’s physical and behavioral characteristics. It is usually used in physical security, relying on unique physical characteristics such as fingerprints, irises, faces, etc. to identify a person. Read More

An Interview with Amy Webb, Future Today Institute

Amy Webb, Founder and CEO of Future Today Institute, gives a forecast for smart cities, including the thing that scares her most about the years ahead.

An Interview with Brad Gleeson, CIVIQ Smartscapes

Brad Gleeson, Chief Commercial Officer at CIVIQ Smartscapes, shares about proud moments from the company’s start, as well as insights for the future.

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

Kip HarknessKip Harkness
Deputy City Manager, City of San Jose

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


Scott ClarkScott Clark
Chief Information Officer, Town of Chapel Hill

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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