Keynote: Secretary Anthony Foxx
The critical role that the federal government is playing to improve transportation across the country is one of the themes that leaders will discuss at Smart Cities Week. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx will deliver a keynote address on the second day of the conference, emphasizing the long-term view and broad approach that’s required so that cities can help their swelling populations move around efficiently.
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New this year to Smart Cities Week is Innovation Alley – home to cutting edge startups and nonprofits. In this designated area on the expo floor, you’ll talk to CEOs of smart city-focused startups and watch demonstrations of new innovations in this space.
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Keynote: Dr. Aisha Bin Bishr, Dubai
Director General of the Smart Dubai Office Dr. Aisha Bin Bishr will keynote the international plenary session moderated by Leocadia Zak, Director of the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, on Thurs, September 29th from 8:30-10:00 a.m. Share insight on how Dubai used shared smart services and infrastructure to save over $1 billion dollars during the past 13 years.
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FREE exhibition program revealed
Complementing the Conference Program, the Hub Sessions will be held on the show floor and are free to attend for everyone. The program has now been revealed and make sure to keep an eye out for more additions every week.
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NEW CITIES signing up this week
Over 75 cities across 40 states were represented last year, with over 1800 attendees from even more cities expected this year! New cities that signed up this week: Cities of Portland, Columbus, Colorado Springs, Boston and Orlando, and many many more.
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White House supports Smart Cities Week
The Obama Administration is lending its support to the second-annual Smart Cities Week. The White House, which kicked off last year's inaugural event by announcing a sweeping smart cities initiative, says it will again bring leaders together to discuss new steps to help cities thrive.
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Together with our Program Advisors, we have been working very hard to put together an inspiring 2-day program, pre-conference workshops, interactive Hub Sessions and lots of networking opportunities. You can find all information in the detailed program brochure.
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The Smart Cities Week program, which has been developed with the dedicated help from our program advisors, will feature over 150 speakers who will discuss their vision for the future of cities with connectivity, sustainability, climate change mitigation and resilience and compassion towards disadvantaged communities in mind.
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Attend the workshops for FREE
The first day of Smart Cities Week will be filled with workshops that are FREE to attend for all delegates. Choose from topics like: Utilities Advancing Cities: A collaborative workshop for identifying gaps and next steps, Managing Potential Chaos in Smart City IoT Deployments: New York City's Smart+Equitable Guidelines, Smart Cities Readiness and more.
Find more detail on the workshops here.
An impressive list of CTOs, CIOs and other senior city representatives have already confirmed as speakers at Smart Cities Week, and this list is growing every day. We are proud to announce that Archana Vemulapalli, CTO for Washington, D.C. will be joining our opening panel.
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Over 50 international exhibitors will be showcasing their smart city solutions and products during Smart Cities Week. Check out the exhibitor list and floorplan and start planning your visit now. Meet with companies like Itron, GE Lighting or have a chat with the Canadian Embassy during your visit to the expo floor.
Check out the floorplan and exhibitor list here
Sold out Smart Cities Week marks a turning point in North America! The 2015 event was a great success, gathering over 1,000 thought leaders, technologists and forward-looking public officials in Washington, D.C.
Have a look at the snapshot video here