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Oct
02

- Readiness Challenge Grant Application workshop

13:00
Oct
02

13:00 - 17:00 Utilities Advancing Cities

09:00
Oct
03

09:00 - 10:30 Opening Plenary Session

Collaborating for Change: Success stories from smart cities and states

Moderator: 

  • Jesse Berst, Chairman, Smart Cities Council

10:30
Oct
03

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break

Fast Track

11:00
Oct
03

11:00 - 12:15 Boardroom: Enlightened Financing

Building a Strong Policy Foundation for your Smart City — the How and the Why

In this interactive session, talk with experienced smart city leaders about the scaffolding on which smart cities are built–the policies, guidance, action plans and legislation that provide direction for budgeting and future implementation.

Speaker: 

  • Rob Stalzer, Deputy County Manager, Fairfax County

Oct
03

11:00 - 12:15 Institute: Smart Infrastructure

Solid Waste Management in the Smart City

Learn about the tools city officials are using to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, and sustainability of solid waste management in this classroom-style session. Sensors, real-time monitoring, composting and robust recycling options help to divert waste, save on collection costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Oct
03

11:00 - 12:15 Stage: Smart Workforce

Training, Recruitment, and Retention for the Smart City Workforce

Learn about state initiatives in Maryland as well as innovations by non-profits to develop, recruit and retain the smart city workforce of the future. Find out how you can create a ready workforce provide job opportunities for difficult-to-employ populations.

Speaker:

  • Kelly Schulz, Secretary of Labor, State of Maryland
  • Anthony Amato, Vice President of Business Services, Workforce Opportunity Services
  • Debra Lam, Managing Director, Smart Cities and Inclusive Innovation

Oct
03

11:00 - 12:15 City Readiness Hub

12:15
Oct
03

12:15 - 13:15 Lunch

Innovation Alley

13:15
Oct
03

13:15 - 14:30 Boardroom: Smart Infrastructure

Digital Infrastructure for Social Resilience

The challenges plaguing our cities are varied and complex. Smart technologies can be used to evaluate and prioritize problems such as gun violence, food scarcity, homelessness, opioid addition and others, to help make sure that resources are allocated effectively and efficiently. Engage with city leaders who are using technology to address social challenges and bring your experiences to share.

Speaker:

  • Kevin Bush, Chief Resilience Officer, District of Columbia

 

Oct
03

13:15 - 14:30 Institute: Smart Workforce

Creating a Culture of Innovation Through City-Corporate Collaboration in Small Cities

Learn from officials representing small cities, suburbs and rural communities who are working with the private sector to build opportunities for innovation. Incubators, accelerators, and vocational training programs will be explored.

Oct
03

13:15 - 14:30 Stage: Enlightened Financing

Secrets of city leaders: financing, contracting and procurement for the smart city

In order to keep pace with technological and economic growth, cities are looking for new business models to fund their smart city programs. Hear from CIOs and CFOs about their creative procurement and finance strategies such as city-wide RFPs, performance contracting, infrastructure as a service, green bonds and more.

Speaker: 

  • Bob Bennett, Chief Innovation Officer, Kansas City

Oct
03

13:15 - 14:30 City Readiness Hub

14:30
Oct
03

14:30 - 15:00 Coffee Break

Fast Track

15:00
Oct
03

15:00 - 16:15 Boardroom: Smart Workforce

Innovation — The Engine of Economic Growth in the Smart City

Local government budgets are dependent on a strong economic base. Through governance, regulation, and investment, the public sector can create an environment in which innovation and economic growth thrive. Governments provide access to technology and data, set policies that support startups through simplified regulations and licensing, provide opportunities for job training and workforce expansion and more. Learn from public sector leaders about how they are strengthening local economies through innovation and entrepreneurship.

Oct
03

15:00 - 16:15 Institute: Data for Civic Good

The Secure Smart City of Tomorrow (and why you need it today)

In this classroom style session, learn from local government cybersecurity and public safety practitioners as they share their experiences securing their cities’ physical and digital assets using smart technologies and digital infrastructure. Specific approaches to be addressed will include smart lighting, data, the blockchain, resilience as the foundation of city operations, and others.

Speaker: 

  • Raimundo Rodulfo, Director of Information Technology, City of Coral Gables

Oct
03

15:00 - 16:15 Stage: Smart Infrastructure

Electricity Company-Community Partnerships

Oct
03

15:00 - 16:15 City Readiness Hub

16:15
Oct
03

16:15 - 17:30 Afternoon Plenary Session

Oct
03

16:15 - 17:30 Readiness Challenge Grant Awards Ceremony

Oct
03

16:15 - 17:30 Discussion with 2018 Readiness Challenge Grant Winners

09:00
Oct
04

09:00 - 10:30 Morning Plenary Session

10:30
Oct
04

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break

Fast Track

11:00
Oct
04

11:00 - 12:15 Boardroom: Data for Civic Good

Smart Regions Know No Boundaries: Collaboration Across Cities and States

11:00
Oct
04

11:00 - 12:15 Institute: Smart Infrastructure

The Water-Energy Nexus (and how it impacts your community)

The large quantities of water required throughout the energy production and electricity generation processes and the significant energy demands of water and wastewater treatment and distribution processes means that our water and energy systems are closely linked. To manage greenhouse gas implications and water conservation requirements, cities and utilities are relying on smart technologies to reduce waste and raise awareness of consumption trends.

Speaker: 

11:00
Oct
04

11:00 - 12:15 Stage: Reimagining Transportation

The Internet of Transportation: Ten Key Ingredients of Tomorrow’s Urban Transportation System

Connected transportation is a new reality that has or will impact every city. Hear from state and local transportation officials who will address how they are using IOT to improve the efficiency of public transit systems, strengthen traffic safety and reduce vehicle congestion. Learn these experts’ top 10 priorities for preparing their cities for the future of transportation.

11:00
Oct
04

11:00 - 12:15 City Readiness Hub

12:15
Oct
04

12:15 - 13:15 Lunch

Fast Track

13:15
Oct
04

13:15 - 14:30 Boardroom: Smart Infrastructure

The Next Frontier: Smart Buildings

In this interactive discussion, hear from practitioners who have melded new and traditional technologies to build net zero, low carbon, and regenerative buildings. Smart building financing will also be discussed.

13:15
Oct
04

13:15 - 14:30 Institute: Reimagining Transportation

The Smart and Complete Transportation Ecosystem–Coming Soon to a City Near You

The US and global cities are rebooting yesterday’s transportation systems to incorporate multiple modes of transport such as carshare, bikeshare, on-demand (micro) transit and more to facilitate door-to-door mobility. The new transportation ecosystem will help eliminate the vehicle congestion, poor air quality, parking challenges and expenses associated with the single owner/user car-centric transportation model. Hear from practitioners about how cities are implementing a variety of transportation options to facilitate sustainable, equitable and efficient experiences for residents, be they on foot, bikes, or scooters, or in automobiles and buses.

Speaker: 

  • Lisa Nisensen

13:15
Oct
04

13:15 - 14:30 Stage: Data for Civic Good

Strengthening and Securing Communities
Lessons Learned from Open Data Programs

Sensors enable cities to gather huge quantities of data, but creating manageable and useful tools remains a challenge for many. Providing data in publicly accessible and secure formats has vexed many local governments. Hear from data officers from a range of cities who are effectively collecting, analyzing, securing and basing decisions on public data.

13:15
Oct
04

13:15 - 14:30 City Readiness Hub Stage

14:30
Oct
04

14:30 - Adjourn

Boardroom

Interactive roundtable discussions

Institute

Classroom style lessons

Stage

Traditional panel session

City Hub

Presentations by local government officials about next steps and future