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May
07

12:00 - 19:00 Registration Desk

May
08

11:00 - 12:15 Stage (Panel)

Mobility — Transportation Investments: the Building Blocks for Tomorrow’s City

Join transportation officials as they address the progress city, regional and state agencies are making towards planning for the future of mobility through investments in transportation infrastructure. With objectives such as increasing transportation options, enhancing the quality of life and improving sustainability, practitioners will address how planning, coordination with other departments to bring a range of services, creative financing and public-private partnerships that modern mobility possible.

Moderator
Jason Goldman – Vice President, ITSA

Speakers
Roger Millar – Secretary, Washington State Department of Transportation
Stefano Landi – Global Sales, Business Development & Partnerships, Verizon
Dan McElhinney – District 4 Chief Deputy District Director, CalTrans

May
08

13:15 - 14:30 Institute (Classroom)

Mobility — Inclusive and Equitable Transit Systems (and How all Residents Can Benefit from Smart City Transportation Investments)

Access to affordable and accessible transportation options determines much about a person’s quality of life such as access to employment, education and cultural opportunities and health care options. Join this Institute session to learn from transportation and policy leaders who will discuss trends and technologies that advance equitable transportation infrastructure for ageing populations, people with disabilities and those with limited incomes.

Speakers
Charles Ramdatt – Director of Smart Cities and Special Projects, City of Orlando
Ahsan Baig – Chief Information Officer, Alameda-Contra Costa Transit
Kiana Taheri – Smart City Coordinator, Behavioral Science Lead, City of Los Angeles, CA
Melanie Nutter – Principal, Nutter Consulting

May
08

15:00 - 16:15 Boardroom (Interactive Roundtable)

Mobility — Preparing your City for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

Self-driving cars and trucks are about to make their debut in cities everywhere. However, cities and states must prepare by developing policies, plans and strategies to safely and efficiently adapt. In this Boardroom dialogue, practitioners working to prepare for self-driving cars in their own cities and states will share their experiences to date and will seek input and guidance from participants.

Speaker
Jon Coleman – Director, City Solutions, Ford Smart Mobility
Chris Budzynski – Director, Utility Strategy, Exelon Utilities

May
07

13:00 - 16:00 Workshop

Masterclass: Broadband 101 —  Infrastructure for the Next Century City
Next Century Cities

Join the Next Century Cities for a masterclass on the hows and whys of for local government broadband investment and implementation. Local government leaders from urban, suburban and rural communities will join in a wide ranging discussion that will address municipal broadband, public private partnerships, incremental builds and working with incumbent providers. A different group of city officials and vendors will address 5G–what it is, how to work collaboratively with providers to bring it to your community. This workshop is essential for cities in the early phases of broadband and 5G adoption.

Moderators
Deb Socia – Executive Director, Next Century Cities
Christopher Mitchell – Director, Community Broadband Networks at Institute for Local Self-Reliance

Speakers
Jill Boudreau – Mayor, City of Mount Vernon
Kate Garman – Smart City Coordinator, City of Seattle
Christy Batts – Broadband Division Director, CDE Lightband
Tom Mullen – Chief Data Officer, County of Riverside
Tony Batalia – Information Technology Manager, City of San Leandro, CA
Rebecca Hunter – External Affairs and Strategic Communications in Corporate Development & Strategy, Crown Castle
Zach Friend – County Supervisor, County of Santa Cruz, CA
Jory Wolf – Vice President of Digital Innovation, Magellan Advisors

May
07

14:00 - 16:00 Workshop

Industry Exchange: Smart City Technology and Planning Standards

Standards and guidance documents play a critical role in describing good practice and clearly set out what needs to be done to comply with specified outcomes. They help in the planning, design, manufacturing, procurement and management processes to ensure goods and services supplied are fit for purpose. Join other smart cities leaders in this forum to discuss the latest global standards, including the emerging IEEE standard on developing a technology and process framework for planning a smart city.

Moderator
Zack Huhn – Founder, Venture Smarter

May
08

09:00 - 10:30 Opening Plenary

Welcome
Mayor Lisa Gillmor, City of Santa Clara

Plenary Discussion
Building an Innovation Economy–Secrets from America’s Leading Cities
The same technologies that make a city smart also make it an ideal place to launch innovative new businesses. Hear from some of Silicon Valley’s most vibrant cities about their biggest successes; their biggest challenges; their biggest lessons learned; and the economic development aspects of their smart city efforts. In this interactive session, panellists will not only share their stories with each other but also their advice and recommendations with one another and the audience.

Speakers
Lily Mei – Mayor, City of Fremont
Jonathan Reichental – CIO, City of Palo Alto
Jesse Berst – Chairman, Smart Cities Council
Joy Bonaguro – Chief Data Officer, City of San Francisco
Shireen Santosham – Chief Innovation Officer, City of San Jose

May
08

11:00 - 12:15 Boardroom (Interactive Roundtable)

Future Ready — Five Ways to Finance your Smart City

Digital infrastructure requires significant financial resources, however, cities that do not make these critical investments will get left behind. Hear from experts in municipal finance and green bonds to learn about alternatives to traditional taxpayer-financed smart city infrastructure projects.

Speakers
Stuart Cowen – Director of Regenerative Development, The Capital Institute
Dominie Garcia – Smart Cities Program Lead, Battelle
Robert Stalzer – Deputy County Manager Fairfax County, Virginia

May
08

13:15 - 14:30 Stage (Panel)

Future Ready — Growing an Innovation Ecosystem in your Community — Learn from Experienced Practitioners

Through governance, regulation and investment, the public sector can create an environment in which innovation occurs. Cities, counties, states and other units offer access to technology and data, set policies that support startups through simplified regulations and licensing, and host incubators and accelerators. In this session, you will hear from practitioners from the San Diego region, the state of California and an Australian NGO about their efforts to create a climate of innovation and entrepreneurship.

Moderator
Emma Hendry – CEO, Hendry

Speakers
Marty Turock – Strategic Projects Consultant, Clean Tech San Diego
Erik Stokes – Manager, Energy Deployment and Market Facilitation Office California Energy Commission
Johanna Pittman – Program Director, CityConnect

May
09

13:15 - 14:30 Stage (Panel)

Future Ready Cities — The Robust Mobile Network (and Why You Need it Now)

Cities depend on mobile networks for day-to-day operations and delivery of citizen services, and this dependence is growing rapidly. In this session, mobile operators and local government officials will address the critical role of IoT applications for not only transportation, public safety and sustainability, but also for stimulating entrepreneurship, innovation and economic growth.

Speakers
David Witkowski – Executive Director of Civic Technologies, Joint Venture Silicon Valley
Peter Murray – Executive Director, Dense Networks
Rebecca Hunter – External Affairs, Corporate Development & Strategy, Crown Castle
Geoff Arnold – CTO, Verizon Smart Communities
Dolan Beckel – Smart City Lead, City of San Jose

May
07

13:00 - 16:00 Worskhop

Design Challenge: Innovation at the Urban Intersections
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Cities are the economic engines of every nation. Urban centers are growing at an extraordinary pace, in terms of their population, energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. Cities need new knowledge, data, models and tools to address the multiple challenges of buildings, mobility, and community, and meet aggressive national, regional, and local energy and sustainability goals. In this workshop, local government officials–mayors, city managers, CIOs, sustainability officers, as well as providers/vendors from smart cities verticals will take a deep dive into what’s next for integrated smart cities, to discover opportunities for innovation at the intersection of energy, carbon emissions, and city planning.

Speakers
Reshma Singh – Program Director, Department of Energy’s Center for Building Energy Research and Development (CBERD)
Rahul Chopra – Fellow, Entrepreneur and Strategic Advisor Rockefeller Center
Matt Haynes – Principal, Fehr and Peers
Paul Mathew – Staff Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Daniel Hamilton – Sustainability Manager, City of Oakland
Gaurav Garg – CIO, City of Santa Clara
Matt Luckhardt – Senior Project Director, Five Point Holdings

May
07

13:00 - 17:00 Workshop

City/Utility Summit Meeting: Partnering for Smart, Sustainable Cities

Join with notable cities and electric companies for a fast-paced, interactive workshop to uncover the best ways for cities and utilities to partner. Collaborate with your peers to understand the opportunities, the barriers and the next steps.

You will hear success stories from early pioneers. You will also work together in small teams to distil core principles and best practices, including exploring solutions like new business models for sharing infrastructure, costs and data. The findings of this Summit Meeting will become part of Utilities Advancing Cities, a year-long initiative of the Smart Cities Council and the Edison Electric Institute. Space is limited; please reserve your spot now.

Speakers
Bob Borzillo – Vice President of Smart Cities, Itron
Eric Finch – Chief Innovation and Technology Officer, City of Spokane
Andy Macklin – Director of Smart Cities Initiatives, PGN
Mike Diedesch – Lead Smart City Engineer, Avista
Kim Zentz – Chief Executive Officer, Urbanova
Maurice Henderson – Chief of Staff and Director of Strategic Initiatives, City of Portland

May
08

13:15 - 14:30 Boardroom (Interactive Roundtable)

Resilience — Resilient and Secure Smart City Networks – The Why and How for City Leaders

In their efforts to become interconnected and “smart,” local governments have rapidly adopted a range of new technologies that can put at cities risk as evidenced by the recent cyber attacks against the City of Atlanta. Building resilience into city operations, as well as tracking cyber threats and maintaining diligent security practices are essential to the integrity of city networks. In this session, learn from city managers from Evanston, Illinois, and other communities, about why they care about cybersecurity and how they are identifying and instituting best practices.

Moderator
Cory Fleming – Program Director, ICMA

Speakers
Wally Bobkiewicz – City Manager, City of Evanston, IL
Hong Sae – Chief Information Officer, City of Roseville, CA

May
08

15:00 - 16:15 Stage (Panel)

Resilience — City Leaders Share Promising Practices — Becoming a Sustainable and Resilient Smart City

Local government leaders seek to mitigate climate change by reducing carbon emissions in all sectors from transportation to procurement to resource conservation and reuse. At the same time, they are preparing for and responding to climate change impacts such as extreme weather events, droughts, flooding and wildfires. Meet local government sustainability leaders who are on the front lines of creating sustainable and resilient smart cities.

Moderator
Gordon Feller – Founder,  Meeting of the Minds

Speakers
Daniel Hamilton – Sustainability Manager, City of Oakland
Debbie Raphael – Director, San Francisco Department of the Environment
Dennis Gakunga – Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Chula Vista

May
08

16:15 - 17:30 Afternoon Plenary

Cities as Complex Ecosystems
Cities are complex and dynamic environments, which present many opportunities for new uses of merging technologies and data. In this keynote address, Luis Bettencourt will address many features that are common to all cities as complex ecosystems of people interacting over the built environment. In this light, he will presesnt opportunities to make cities smarter in terms of the efficiency and quality of underlying infrastructure, as well as the creation of informational signals and better markets that can reduce transaction costs and promote connectivity and exchange. Finally, he will highlight the need for smarter cities to integrate engineering solutions with a new logic of design that incorporates open-ended human development and synergies with evolving natural environments.

Speaker
Luis Bettencourt -Director, Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation, University of Chicago

2018 Readiness Challenge Grant Winners
What’s Next for The Winning Cities (and How Do They Get There?)

Moderator
Jennifer James – Readiness Program Director, Smart Cities Council

Speakers
Randall Woodfin – Mayor, Birmingham, Alabama
Terry Yates – Smart Cities Program Manager, Cary, North Carolina
David Ihrie – Chief Technology Officer, Virginia Center for Innovative Technology
Chris Seidt – Director of Information Technology, Louisville-Jefferson County
Don Jacobson – Business Partner for Innovation, City of Las Vegas

May
09

11:00 - 12:15 Institute (Classroom)

Resilience — Electric Companies Powering Cities and the Innovation Economy through Smarter Energy

Electric companies are investing in smart grid and IoT technology to improve how energy is supplied and consumed. Cities and communities are establishing energy-related goals and targets that are driving the development of more renewable energy, more efficient buildings, smart and connected street light systems, and other advancements. This session will examine how electric companies and cities are working together to understand common interests and better plan and deliver sustainable resources and solutions to achieve smart city goals and objectives.

Moderator
Landon Acriche – Innovation Team Strategist, Alabama Power

Speakers
Carlos Lucero – Government Affairs, PNM
Olya Anguelov – Director of Integrated Grid Platform Programs, PG&E

May
09

13:15 - 14:30 Boardroom (Interactive Roundtable)

Resilience — Protecting Consumers and Resources through Smart Water Infrastructure

 

Water shortages, contaminants in drinking water, leakages other threats put communities and ecosystems at risk. Therefore, water and wastewater management are utilizing people, data, and advancements in technology to improve water distribution and wastewater management. Join this Boardroom dialogue with water utility practitioners as they discuss efforts to modernize their agencies and bring your experiences to share with the group.

Speaker
Andrew Lee – Deputy Director, Bellevue Utilities
Mark Serres – Chief Technology Officer, USCubed

May
08

10:30 - 16:00 Workshop

Using the Science of Wellbeing to Guide Your Smart City

Co-sponsored by the City of Santa Monica and evolve24.

Get up to speed on the breakthrough science of wellbeing. New, science-based measures can transform your understanding of citizen needs; spur cross-department collaboration; address persistent civic challenges, and help you zero in on the most effective investments. Working with real-world data and expert advisors, you will:

  • Get an introduction to the science of wellbeing and its public sector applications
  • Find out why other cities are already measuring well being to improve outcomes
  • Learn when, why and how to combine wellbeing data with other metrics
  • Understand how to build out a wellbeing framework for your city
  • Take home insights and tools to apply the science of wellbeing to your own community

Speakers
Julie Rusk – Chief of Civic Wellbeing for the City of Santa Monica
Lisa Parson – Project Manager, Office of Civic Wellbeing for the City of Santa Monica
Anita Chandra – Director of RAND Justice, Infrastructure, and Environment
Anthony Sardella – CEO, evolve24

May
08

11:00 - 12:15 Institute (Classroom)

People-First — The Citizen-Centric Smart City (and How to Make Sure we Reach all Corners of Society)

 

The world is moving towards digital by default. Two-way engagement with residents are built on digital platforms that allow for quick response times and opportunities for multiple levels of interaction. While we build out Smart Cities, we should also focus on how to use digital to reach all levels of your community and deliberately enable citizen participation and access across regions.

Moderator
George Thomas – Global Director, Smart Infrastructure at Hatch

Speakers
Josh Carpenter – Director, Department of Innovation and Economic Opportunity, City of Birmingham
David Ihrie – Chief Technology Officer, Center for Innovative Technology (CIT)
Jon Robinson – Deputy City Manager, City of West Sacramento
Bankim Kalra – Manager, Urban Planning & Design, IBI Group

May
09

09:00 - 10:30 Morning Plenary

Innovation Alley Awards
Presentation of the Innovation Alley Award
Adam Beck, Director, Smart Cities Council Australia-New Zealand.

Keynote Address: Sharing the Promising Practices of Modern Mobility — Opportunities and Challenges
Learn about the coming mobility revolution with a keynote address by Daniel Sperling of UC Davis’ Institute of Transportation Studies. He will address the need for policies to ensure that electric, automated, and shared vehicles provide for improved traffic conditions, reduced carbon emissions and increased accessibility and affordability.

Speaker
Daniel Sperling, Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Director, Institute of Transportation Studies

Plenary Discussion: Leading Practices in City Wellbeing
Hear from the leaders of Tuesday’s workshop, ” Using the Science of Well-Being to Guide Your Smart City,” to find out how cities are using data to understand the needs of residents and to identify the most effective ways to improve outcomes. Specifically, learn about how data on civic well being has changed the policies and priorities of the City of Santa Monica.

Moderator

Speakers

May
09

11:00 - 12:15 Stage (Panel)

People First — The Top 10 Ways Cities are Benefiting from Open Data (and How Your City Can Too)

Open data systems provide a foundation for civic innovation. While cities collect vast quantities of data through sensors and other means, many struggle to compile data into useful and publicly available formats that can be accessed not only by local government decision makers, but also to the public, while ensuring privacy and security. By making public data available to city staff, developers, nonprofit organizations, and the public, cities can streamline service delivery and operations, stimulate partnerships, and empower and engage residents. Learn from data offficers from Los Angeles and others about how they are leveraging data to advance city and regional goals.

Moderator
Kathleen O’Dell – Principal, Deloitte

Speakers
Sari Ladin Sienne – Chief Data Officer, City of Los Angeles
Graham Walker – Product Marketing Director, Allied Telesis
Stonly Baptiste – Co-Founder, Urban US
Rachel Han – Director of Business Development, OpenDataSoft

May
09

13:15 - 14:30 Institute (Classroom)

People First  Accelerating Smart Buildings Using Technology and Data

Smart buildings maximize occupant comfort, productivity, and energy reduction by relying on connected building technologies and data to manage conditions inside buildings. Soon, smart buildings will also account for factors outside the building walls, such as the real-time capacity of the electric grid. In this Institute session, Department of Energy building technology experts will guide city officials through a workshop on moving municipal buildings towards interconnected building systems to optimize performance while saving money.

Speakers
Mary Ann Piette – Senior Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Michel Kamel – CEO, MelRock LLC
Gabe Fierro – Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, UC Berekeley
Josh Wentz – Product Architect of Building, Lucid

May
08

15:00 - 16:15 Institute (Classroom)

Economic Innovation — Achieving Smart City Outcomes Without Risking City Budgets

City budgets are tight and local officials face competing demands for resources. Because of the huge financial and human investments needed to build and operate ICT infrastructure, cities are looking for new business models to achieve their smart city goals. Hear from leading CIOs about their creative work with providers and other stakeholders to develop the infrastructure necessary for enhancing livability, workability and sustainability without requirement cities to own, operate and generate revenues from their ICT systems.

Moderator
Guarav Garg – Chief Information Officer, City of Santa Clara

Speakers
Savita Chaudhary, Director of Information Technology for the City of Berkeley
Byron Horn – Chief Information Officer, City of Fresno

May
09

11:00 - 12:15 Boardroom (Interactive Roundtable)

Economic Innovation — Smart Regions and States — Partnering Beyond City Limits

Livability, workability and sustainability know no boundaries and city leaders are learning that by leveraging resources across city borders, their smart city investments will go farther and have greater impacts. In this Boardroom discussion, subject matter experts from Silicon Valley and the State of Virginia will briefly share their experiences with partnering across jurisdictional lines to achieve smart city objectives and ask group members to share their experiences.

Speakers
David Heyman – Co-founder, Smart City Works
Dominic Papa – Executive Director & Co-Founder, Institute for Digital Progress

12:00
May
07

12:00 - 19:00 Registration Desk

13:00
May
07

13:00 - 16:00 Worskhop

Design Challenge: Innovation at the Urban Intersections
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Cities are the economic engines of every nation. Urban centers are growing at an extraordinary pace, in terms of their population, energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. Cities need new knowledge, data, models and tools to address the multiple challenges of buildings, mobility, and community, and meet aggressive national, regional, and local energy and sustainability goals. In this workshop, local government officials–mayors, city managers, CIOs, sustainability officers, as well as providers/vendors from smart cities verticals will take a deep dive into what’s next for integrated smart cities, to discover opportunities for innovation at the intersection of energy, carbon emissions, and city planning.

Speakers
Reshma Singh – Program Director, Department of Energy’s Center for Building Energy Research and Development (CBERD)
Rahul Chopra – Fellow, Entrepreneur and Strategic Advisor Rockefeller Center
Matt Haynes – Principal, Fehr and Peers
Paul Mathew – Staff Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Daniel Hamilton – Sustainability Manager, City of Oakland
Gaurav Garg – CIO, City of Santa Clara
Matt Luckhardt – Senior Project Director, Five Point Holdings

May
07

13:00 - 16:00 Workshop

Masterclass: Broadband 101 —  Infrastructure for the Next Century City
Next Century Cities

Join the Next Century Cities for a masterclass on the hows and whys of for local government broadband investment and implementation. Local government leaders from urban, suburban and rural communities will join in a wide ranging discussion that will address municipal broadband, public private partnerships, incremental builds and working with incumbent providers. A different group of city officials and vendors will address 5G–what it is, how to work collaboratively with providers to bring it to your community. This workshop is essential for cities in the early phases of broadband and 5G adoption.

Moderators
Deb Socia – Executive Director, Next Century Cities
Christopher Mitchell – Director, Community Broadband Networks at Institute for Local Self-Reliance

Speakers
Jill Boudreau – Mayor, City of Mount Vernon
Kate Garman – Smart City Coordinator, City of Seattle
Christy Batts – Broadband Division Director, CDE Lightband
Tom Mullen – Chief Data Officer, County of Riverside
Tony Batalia – Information Technology Manager, City of San Leandro, CA
Rebecca Hunter – External Affairs and Strategic Communications in Corporate Development & Strategy, Crown Castle
Zach Friend – County Supervisor, County of Santa Cruz, CA
Jory Wolf – Vice President of Digital Innovation, Magellan Advisors

May
07

13:00 - 17:00 Workshop

City/Utility Summit Meeting: Partnering for Smart, Sustainable Cities

Join with notable cities and electric companies for a fast-paced, interactive workshop to uncover the best ways for cities and utilities to partner. Collaborate with your peers to understand the opportunities, the barriers and the next steps.

You will hear success stories from early pioneers. You will also work together in small teams to distil core principles and best practices, including exploring solutions like new business models for sharing infrastructure, costs and data. The findings of this Summit Meeting will become part of Utilities Advancing Cities, a year-long initiative of the Smart Cities Council and the Edison Electric Institute. Space is limited; please reserve your spot now.

Speakers
Bob Borzillo – Vice President of Smart Cities, Itron
Eric Finch – Chief Innovation and Technology Officer, City of Spokane
Andy Macklin – Director of Smart Cities Initiatives, PGN
Mike Diedesch – Lead Smart City Engineer, Avista
Kim Zentz – Chief Executive Officer, Urbanova
Maurice Henderson – Chief of Staff and Director of Strategic Initiatives, City of Portland

14:00
May
07

14:00 - 16:00 Workshop

Industry Exchange: Smart City Technology and Planning Standards

Standards and guidance documents play a critical role in describing good practice and clearly set out what needs to be done to comply with specified outcomes. They help in the planning, design, manufacturing, procurement and management processes to ensure goods and services supplied are fit for purpose. Join other smart cities leaders in this forum to discuss the latest global standards, including the emerging IEEE standard on developing a technology and process framework for planning a smart city.

Moderator
Zack Huhn – Founder, Venture Smarter

09:00
May
08

09:00 - 10:30 Opening Plenary

Welcome
Mayor Lisa Gillmor, City of Santa Clara

Plenary Discussion
Building an Innovation Economy–Secrets from America’s Leading Cities
The same technologies that make a city smart also make it an ideal place to launch innovative new businesses. Hear from some of Silicon Valley’s most vibrant cities about their biggest successes; their biggest challenges; their biggest lessons learned; and the economic development aspects of their smart city efforts. In this interactive session, panellists will not only share their stories with each other but also their advice and recommendations with one another and the audience.

Speakers
Lily Mei – Mayor, City of Fremont
Jonathan Reichental – CIO, City of Palo Alto
Jesse Berst – Chairman, Smart Cities Council
Joy Bonaguro – Chief Data Officer, City of San Francisco
Shireen Santosham – Chief Innovation Officer, City of San Jose

10:30
May
08

10:30 - 16:00 Workshop

Using the Science of Wellbeing to Guide Your Smart City

Co-sponsored by the City of Santa Monica and evolve24.

Get up to speed on the breakthrough science of wellbeing. New, science-based measures can transform your understanding of citizen needs; spur cross-department collaboration; address persistent civic challenges, and help you zero in on the most effective investments. Working with real-world data and expert advisors, you will:

  • Get an introduction to the science of wellbeing and its public sector applications
  • Find out why other cities are already measuring well being to improve outcomes
  • Learn when, why and how to combine wellbeing data with other metrics
  • Understand how to build out a wellbeing framework for your city
  • Take home insights and tools to apply the science of wellbeing to your own community

Speakers
Julie Rusk – Chief of Civic Wellbeing for the City of Santa Monica
Lisa Parson – Project Manager, Office of Civic Wellbeing for the City of Santa Monica
Anita Chandra – Director of RAND Justice, Infrastructure, and Environment
Anthony Sardella – CEO, evolve24

11:00
May
08

11:00 - 12:15 Boardroom (Interactive Roundtable)

Future Ready — Five Ways to Finance your Smart City

Digital infrastructure requires significant financial resources, however, cities that do not make these critical investments will get left behind. Hear from experts in municipal finance and green bonds to learn about alternatives to traditional taxpayer-financed smart city infrastructure projects.

Speakers
Stuart Cowen – Director of Regenerative Development, The Capital Institute
Dominie Garcia – Smart Cities Program Lead, Battelle
Robert Stalzer – Deputy County Manager Fairfax County, Virginia

May
08

11:00 - 12:15 Institute (Classroom)

People-First — The Citizen-Centric Smart City (and How to Make Sure we Reach all Corners of Society)

 

The world is moving towards digital by default. Two-way engagement with residents are built on digital platforms that allow for quick response times and opportunities for multiple levels of interaction. While we build out Smart Cities, we should also focus on how to use digital to reach all levels of your community and deliberately enable citizen participation and access across regions.

Moderator
George Thomas – Global Director, Smart Infrastructure at Hatch

Speakers
Josh Carpenter – Director, Department of Innovation and Economic Opportunity, City of Birmingham
David Ihrie – Chief Technology Officer, Center for Innovative Technology (CIT)
Jon Robinson – Deputy City Manager, City of West Sacramento
Bankim Kalra – Manager, Urban Planning & Design, IBI Group

May
08

11:00 - 12:15 Stage (Panel)

Mobility — Transportation Investments: the Building Blocks for Tomorrow’s City

Join transportation officials as they address the progress city, regional and state agencies are making towards planning for the future of mobility through investments in transportation infrastructure. With objectives such as increasing transportation options, enhancing the quality of life and improving sustainability, practitioners will address how planning, coordination with other departments to bring a range of services, creative financing and public-private partnerships that modern mobility possible.

Moderator
Jason Goldman – Vice President, ITSA

Speakers
Roger Millar – Secretary, Washington State Department of Transportation
Stefano Landi – Global Sales, Business Development & Partnerships, Verizon
Dan McElhinney – District 4 Chief Deputy District Director, CalTrans

13:15
May
08

13:15 - 14:30 Boardroom (Interactive Roundtable)

Resilience — Resilient and Secure Smart City Networks – The Why and How for City Leaders

In their efforts to become interconnected and “smart,” local governments have rapidly adopted a range of new technologies that can put at cities risk as evidenced by the recent cyber attacks against the City of Atlanta. Building resilience into city operations, as well as tracking cyber threats and maintaining diligent security practices are essential to the integrity of city networks. In this session, learn from city managers from Evanston, Illinois, and other communities, about why they care about cybersecurity and how they are identifying and instituting best practices.

Moderator
Cory Fleming – Program Director, ICMA

Speakers
Wally Bobkiewicz – City Manager, City of Evanston, IL
Hong Sae – Chief Information Officer, City of Roseville, CA

May
08

13:15 - 14:30 Institute (Classroom)

Mobility — Inclusive and Equitable Transit Systems (and How all Residents Can Benefit from Smart City Transportation Investments)

Access to affordable and accessible transportation options determines much about a person’s quality of life such as access to employment, education and cultural opportunities and health care options. Join this Institute session to learn from transportation and policy leaders who will discuss trends and technologies that advance equitable transportation infrastructure for ageing populations, people with disabilities and those with limited incomes.

Speakers
Charles Ramdatt – Director of Smart Cities and Special Projects, City of Orlando
Ahsan Baig – Chief Information Officer, Alameda-Contra Costa Transit
Kiana Taheri – Smart City Coordinator, Behavioral Science Lead, City of Los Angeles, CA
Melanie Nutter – Principal, Nutter Consulting

May
08

13:15 - 14:30 Stage (Panel)

Future Ready — Growing an Innovation Ecosystem in your Community — Learn from Experienced Practitioners

Through governance, regulation and investment, the public sector can create an environment in which innovation occurs. Cities, counties, states and other units offer access to technology and data, set policies that support startups through simplified regulations and licensing, and host incubators and accelerators. In this session, you will hear from practitioners from the San Diego region, the state of California and an Australian NGO about their efforts to create a climate of innovation and entrepreneurship.

Moderator
Emma Hendry – CEO, Hendry

Speakers
Marty Turock – Strategic Projects Consultant, Clean Tech San Diego
Erik Stokes – Manager, Energy Deployment and Market Facilitation Office California Energy Commission
Johanna Pittman – Program Director, CityConnect

15:00
May
08

15:00 - 16:15 Boardroom (Interactive Roundtable)

Mobility — Preparing your City for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

Self-driving cars and trucks are about to make their debut in cities everywhere. However, cities and states must prepare by developing policies, plans and strategies to safely and efficiently adapt. In this Boardroom dialogue, practitioners working to prepare for self-driving cars in their own cities and states will share their experiences to date and will seek input and guidance from participants.

Speaker
Jon Coleman – Director, City Solutions, Ford Smart Mobility
Chris Budzynski – Director, Utility Strategy, Exelon Utilities

May
08

15:00 - 16:15 Stage (Panel)

Resilience — City Leaders Share Promising Practices — Becoming a Sustainable and Resilient Smart City

Local government leaders seek to mitigate climate change by reducing carbon emissions in all sectors from transportation to procurement to resource conservation and reuse. At the same time, they are preparing for and responding to climate change impacts such as extreme weather events, droughts, flooding and wildfires. Meet local government sustainability leaders who are on the front lines of creating sustainable and resilient smart cities.

Moderator
Gordon Feller – Founder,  Meeting of the Minds

Speakers
Daniel Hamilton – Sustainability Manager, City of Oakland
Debbie Raphael – Director, San Francisco Department of the Environment
Dennis Gakunga – Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Chula Vista

May
08

15:00 - 16:15 Institute (Classroom)

Economic Innovation — Achieving Smart City Outcomes Without Risking City Budgets

City budgets are tight and local officials face competing demands for resources. Because of the huge financial and human investments needed to build and operate ICT infrastructure, cities are looking for new business models to achieve their smart city goals. Hear from leading CIOs about their creative work with providers and other stakeholders to develop the infrastructure necessary for enhancing livability, workability and sustainability without requirement cities to own, operate and generate revenues from their ICT systems.

Moderator
Guarav Garg – Chief Information Officer, City of Santa Clara

Speakers
Savita Chaudhary, Director of Information Technology for the City of Berkeley
Byron Horn – Chief Information Officer, City of Fresno

16:15
May
08

16:15 - 17:30 Afternoon Plenary

Cities as Complex Ecosystems
Cities are complex and dynamic environments, which present many opportunities for new uses of merging technologies and data. In this keynote address, Luis Bettencourt will address many features that are common to all cities as complex ecosystems of people interacting over the built environment. In this light, he will presesnt opportunities to make cities smarter in terms of the efficiency and quality of underlying infrastructure, as well as the creation of informational signals and better markets that can reduce transaction costs and promote connectivity and exchange. Finally, he will highlight the need for smarter cities to integrate engineering solutions with a new logic of design that incorporates open-ended human development and synergies with evolving natural environments.

Speaker
Luis Bettencourt -Director, Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation, University of Chicago

2018 Readiness Challenge Grant Winners
What’s Next for The Winning Cities (and How Do They Get There?)

Moderator
Jennifer James – Readiness Program Director, Smart Cities Council

Speakers
Randall Woodfin – Mayor, Birmingham, Alabama
Terry Yates – Smart Cities Program Manager, Cary, North Carolina
David Ihrie – Chief Technology Officer, Virginia Center for Innovative Technology
Chris Seidt – Director of Information Technology, Louisville-Jefferson County
Don Jacobson – Business Partner for Innovation, City of Las Vegas

09:00
May
09

09:00 - 10:30 Morning Plenary

Innovation Alley Awards
Presentation of the Innovation Alley Award
Adam Beck, Director, Smart Cities Council Australia-New Zealand.

Keynote Address: Sharing the Promising Practices of Modern Mobility — Opportunities and Challenges
Learn about the coming mobility revolution with a keynote address by Daniel Sperling of UC Davis’ Institute of Transportation Studies. He will address the need for policies to ensure that electric, automated, and shared vehicles provide for improved traffic conditions, reduced carbon emissions and increased accessibility and affordability.

Speaker
Daniel Sperling, Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Director, Institute of Transportation Studies

Plenary Discussion: Leading Practices in City Wellbeing
Hear from the leaders of Tuesday’s workshop, ” Using the Science of Well-Being to Guide Your Smart City,” to find out how cities are using data to understand the needs of residents and to identify the most effective ways to improve outcomes. Specifically, learn about how data on civic well being has changed the policies and priorities of the City of Santa Monica.

Moderator

Speakers

11:00
May
09

11:00 - 12:15 Institute (Classroom)

Resilience — Electric Companies Powering Cities and the Innovation Economy through Smarter Energy

Electric companies are investing in smart grid and IoT technology to improve how energy is supplied and consumed. Cities and communities are establishing energy-related goals and targets that are driving the development of more renewable energy, more efficient buildings, smart and connected street light systems, and other advancements. This session will examine how electric companies and cities are working together to understand common interests and better plan and deliver sustainable resources and solutions to achieve smart city goals and objectives.

Moderator
Landon Acriche – Innovation Team Strategist, Alabama Power

Speakers
Carlos Lucero – Government Affairs, PNM
Olya Anguelov – Director of Integrated Grid Platform Programs, PG&E

May
09

11:00 - 12:15 Stage (Panel)

People First — The Top 10 Ways Cities are Benefiting from Open Data (and How Your City Can Too)

Open data systems provide a foundation for civic innovation. While cities collect vast quantities of data through sensors and other means, many struggle to compile data into useful and publicly available formats that can be accessed not only by local government decision makers, but also to the public, while ensuring privacy and security. By making public data available to city staff, developers, nonprofit organizations, and the public, cities can streamline service delivery and operations, stimulate partnerships, and empower and engage residents. Learn from data offficers from Los Angeles and others about how they are leveraging data to advance city and regional goals.

Moderator
Kathleen O’Dell – Principal, Deloitte

Speakers
Sari Ladin Sienne – Chief Data Officer, City of Los Angeles
Graham Walker – Product Marketing Director, Allied Telesis
Stonly Baptiste – Co-Founder, Urban US
Rachel Han – Director of Business Development, OpenDataSoft

May
09

11:00 - 12:15 Boardroom (Interactive Roundtable)

Economic Innovation — Smart Regions and States — Partnering Beyond City Limits

Livability, workability and sustainability know no boundaries and city leaders are learning that by leveraging resources across city borders, their smart city investments will go farther and have greater impacts. In this Boardroom discussion, subject matter experts from Silicon Valley and the State of Virginia will briefly share their experiences with partnering across jurisdictional lines to achieve smart city objectives and ask group members to share their experiences.

Speakers
David Heyman – Co-founder, Smart City Works
Dominic Papa – Executive Director & Co-Founder, Institute for Digital Progress

13:15
May
09

13:15 - 14:30 Boardroom (Interactive Roundtable)

Resilience — Protecting Consumers and Resources through Smart Water Infrastructure

 

Water shortages, contaminants in drinking water, leakages other threats put communities and ecosystems at risk. Therefore, water and wastewater management are utilizing people, data, and advancements in technology to improve water distribution and wastewater management. Join this Boardroom dialogue with water utility practitioners as they discuss efforts to modernize their agencies and bring your experiences to share with the group.

Speaker
Andrew Lee – Deputy Director, Bellevue Utilities
Mark Serres – Chief Technology Officer, USCubed

May
09

13:15 - 14:30 Institute (Classroom)

People First  Accelerating Smart Buildings Using Technology and Data

Smart buildings maximize occupant comfort, productivity, and energy reduction by relying on connected building technologies and data to manage conditions inside buildings. Soon, smart buildings will also account for factors outside the building walls, such as the real-time capacity of the electric grid. In this Institute session, Department of Energy building technology experts will guide city officials through a workshop on moving municipal buildings towards interconnected building systems to optimize performance while saving money.

Speakers
Mary Ann Piette – Senior Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Michel Kamel – CEO, MelRock LLC
Gabe Fierro – Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, UC Berekeley
Josh Wentz – Product Architect of Building, Lucid

May
09

13:15 - 14:30 Stage (Panel)

Future Ready Cities — The Robust Mobile Network (and Why You Need it Now)

Cities depend on mobile networks for day-to-day operations and delivery of citizen services, and this dependence is growing rapidly. In this session, mobile operators and local government officials will address the critical role of IoT applications for not only transportation, public safety and sustainability, but also for stimulating entrepreneurship, innovation and economic growth.

Speakers
David Witkowski – Executive Director of Civic Technologies, Joint Venture Silicon Valley
Peter Murray – Executive Director, Dense Networks
Rebecca Hunter – External Affairs, Corporate Development & Strategy, Crown Castle
Geoff Arnold – CTO, Verizon Smart Communities
Dolan Beckel – Smart City Lead, City of San Jose

Boardroom

Interactive roundtable discussions

Institute

Classroom style lessons

Stage

Traditional panel session

City Hub

Presentations by local government officials about next steps and future (these are 25 minutes each and located in the Hub Theater in the exhibit hall)

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