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

City leaders, this is for you.

The 2017 Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo, co-located with the US Ignite Application Summit, convenes 200+ global city leaders to prospect and partner with innovative technology and service providers.


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Singapore Sets the Bar for Government Modernization & Innovation

­“I am the most un-government person in the world,” says Mr. Chan Cheow Hoe who left a successful career with Citibank and Barclays to become the
Government Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Deputy Chief Executive of Read More

2017 Global Food Policy Report Examines Food Security and Urbanization

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI),  in collaboration with the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Bioversity International, and other partners, has released the 2017 Global Food Policy Report, which examines the impact of Read More

Sensors Improve Air Quality

Many cities are working to improve their efforts to measure pollution using IoT technology to provide data that can map areas of high pollution, track changes over time, identify polluters, and analyze potential interventions. City Read More

Philips Lighting Brightens Outlook as Municipal Lighting Needs Grow

As cities grow and people move toward more urban areas, more is needed from light. “Lighting is ubiquitous – it’s everywhere people live, work, learn and relax.” said Susanne Seitinger, PhD., global smart cities segment Read More

Christchurch, New Zealand Uses Smart Tech to Rebuild After Earthquake

The city of Christchurch, New Zealand is using smart city technologies while rebuilding from a 6.3 magnitude earthquake that struck six years ago. Christchurch’s central city and eastern suburbs were badly affected, with damage to Read More

Chemehuevi Indian Tribe Reservation Integrates Smart Energy Management Controls

A power system that integrates solar panels, battery storage, advanced data analytics, and smart energy management controls is being installed on the Chemehuevi Indian Tribe reservation near Lake Havasu, California. A joint venture between the Read More

The National League of Cities Releases Autonomous Vehicle Guide

The National League of Cities, a nonprofit group of municipal leagues, recently released a guide on autonomous vehicles (AVs) – “Autonomous Vehicles: A Policy Preparation Guide” – for state and local planners. It provides a Read More

Sasaki Installs Vertical Hydroponic Farm in Shanghai

The architecture firm Sasaki has designed a hydroponic vertical farm for the city of Shanghai’s Sunqiao Urban Agricultural District, located between Shanghai’s main international airport and the city center. The vertical system is intended to Read More

Nova Scotia Launches Smart Energy Innovation Program with Innovacorp

The Nova Scotia Department of Energy and Innovacorp recently awarded $700,000 CD to support local developers who are working on sustainable energy solutions. Their ‘Smart Energy Innovation Program’ – part of the province’s Electricity Plan Read More

Kansas City Announces Two-Mile Smart Streetcar Corridor

In June of 2016, Kansas City, Missouri, announced that it would invest $15 million in a public-private partnership with Cisco to make a two-mile smart streetcar corridor. It added free public Wi-Fi across 51 downtown Read More

Smart Cities Connect Conference and Expo -
Placing Cities First - June 25-28 in Austin

Get to know key smart city leaders:

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

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

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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


Welcome To Austin

Austin Convention Center
500 East Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, Texas, 78701

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 25-28, 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

Exhibitors & Sponsors

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

Press & Partners

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

Media & Research

Laura Benold
Managing Editor,
Tel: 615-450-8960

Platinum Sponsors

Austin Energy

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Bronze Sponsors

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Premier Partners

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