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13:00
Oct
02

13:00 - 16:00 Pre-conference Workshop

Let’s explore the possibilities. Together, facilitated by Intel Corporation

The term Smart Cities encompasses a plethora of use cases and technologies and Intel provides a broad swath of the technology ingredients to implement successful Smart City solutions. This interactive workshop will discuss Intel’s perspective of Smart Cities, and provide an overview of the companies’ offerings in the space. Deeper dive interactive discussions and roundtables on three hot topics are planned (Transportation, Vision and Open Data Platforms) with an eye to facilitating a meaningful dialogue between the city participants and Intel Smart City strategy and marketing teams. Learn about the latest from Intel with the opportunity to work jointly to unlock the potential of Smart Cities.


Speakers:

Sameer Sharma – Global GM for IOT Solutions

Sajid Khan – Director of Smart Cities Strategy & Marketing

Oct
02

13:00 - 17:00 Readiness Challenge Grant Application workshop

At Smart Cities Week D.C., the Smart Cities Council will launch its third-annual North American Readiness Challenge, providing a tremendous opportunity for cities like yours to get hands-on help and valuable products and services to advance your smart cities initiatives.

Gain an edge in this year’s Challenge by attending a free workshop on October 2 that will help you prepare. You will:

  • Get insider tips on what the judges are looking for.
  • See how to cut across department silos to build a stronger application.
  • Be able to ask for clarifications about this year’s questions.
  • Learn from past Winning Cities what it takes to be a winner – and how they’re benefiting.
  • Get introduced to the online application tool, part of the Smart Cities Project Activator.

You will also learn about the additional value you will get from the Smart Cities Project Activator, a new Smart Cities Council tool that’s designed to help you more quickly reach consensus, better scope your projects, and secure innovative financing. Smart Cities Readiness Challenge applicants get free access to Project Activator planning, modeling and mentoring tools, regardless of whether they win the Readiness Challenge.

Space is limited, so add the Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge Workshop to your Smart Cities Week registration today.

Oct
02

13:00 - 17:00 PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP

How will we run the cities of the future? Play the innovative, real-life EY Future Cities Simulation

The EY Future Cities Simulation is a 4-hour, interactive, digital experience that takes place over multiple rounds. Through the gamification of city management, the simulation allows participants to build a vision for the city of the future, all while navigating everyday challenges such as managing finite resources and balancing various stakeholder expectations.

Acting as city management, participant teams run Futopolis, a modern city on the verge of change. Over each round city leaders “manage” the city, addressing different scenarios related to city technology/data, connectivity, accessibility, environment, society and infrastructure. Teams then see how resilient their city is over the next 10 years. Within each scenario, participants not only address policy, budget and stakeholder expectations, but they must also address unexpected disruptive events impacting the city’s affordability, amenities, safety and more. The simulation allows participants to discuss and gain insight into how to achieve a city’s economic growth goals, while also addressing citizen wellbeing and Futopolis’ long-term sustainability.

Game on, let’s play!

Speakers:

Gianluca Di Pasquale – Future Cities Advisory & Technology Leader, EY

Meghan Mills – Global Strategy & Operations Leader, Government & Public Sector; Global Co-Leader, Future Cities EY

15:00
Oct
02

15:00 - 17:00 Preconference Workshop

Smarter States: Smarter Communities and Creating a “Smart for All” Future

Come hear the latest about how states are playing a key role in the move to smarter, safer, more secure, sustainable and resilient future. This session will feature a thought-leader address from the initial orchestrator of the first-of-its-kind Smart States Initiative in Illinois followed by a conversation about how other states are working to pursue their own smart efforts. The discussion will include a focus on issues of governance, data access and security, as well as how we build in equity and seize opportunities to create a smart-for-all future.

Moderator:

Mitch Herckis –  Senior Editor and Director of Strategic Initiatives, Route Fifty

Speakers:

Therese Empie – Senior Strategy Advisor to Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, Route Fifty

Sue Gander – Director, Energy, Environment & Transportation Division, National Governors Association

Carlos Rivero – Chief Data Officer, Commonwealth of Virginia

Oct
02

15:00 - 17:00 PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP

Comprehensive Smart Mobility Planning, facilitated by the Urban Mobility Task Force, Policy Subcommittee

This workshop will examine what a city needs to consider from a policy perspective when implementing a smart mobility project, with a focus on the following factors:

  1. funding a smart mobility network;
  2. planning a smart mobility network;
  3. building a smart mobility network;
  4. protecting a smart mobility network.

This workshop will utilize case studies from cities around the US.

Speaker:

Lindsay Miller – Associate, Ice Miller, LP

Dominie Garcia – Smart Cities Program Lead, Battelle

Malgorzata Rejniak – Columbia University

Patrick Zubin – Senior Consultant, Deloitte

Jason Goldman – Vice President, External Affairs and Stakeholder Engagement, ITS America

Justine Chen – Marketing Manager, Intelligent Cities

 

09:00
Oct
03

09:00 - 10:30 Opening Plenary Session

Keynote Address: The Need for Bankable Projects

Speaker:

Philip Bane, Managing Director, Smart Cities Council

Keynote Address: Think Big, Start Small, Move Fast: Intel’s Perspective on Making Cities Smarter

Speaker:

Sameer Sharma, General Manager, Intel Corporation


Collaborating for Change: Success stories from smart cities and states.

Hear from leading practitioners as they discuss their successes to date and plans for the future in their local and state smart cities programs. Each panelist will share one significant accomplishment as well as a current barrier. Panelists will share best practices from successful projects and brainstorm solutions to current difficulties. Attendees will be invited to submit details about their smart city challenges in advance. Several of these will be selected for review and feedback by the panel.

Moderator:

Jesse Berst, Chairman, Smart Cities Council

Speakers:

Barney Krucoff, Interim Chief Technology Officer, Government of the District of Columbia

Nigel Jacob, Co-founder of the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics, City of Boston, MA

Carlos Rivero, Chief Data Officer, Commonwealth of Virginia

Wendy Gnenz, Chief Information Officer, City of Edmonton, Canada

Frank Johnson, Chief Information Officer, City of Baltimore

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.

Speakers:

Rob Stalzer, Deputy County Manager, Fairfax County

William Ashton, Town Manager, Town of Herndon, VA

Keith Cooke, Account Executive, ESRI

Oct
03

11:00 - 12:15 Institute: Smart Infrastructure

Next Gen Connectivity –Building the Foundation for the City of Tomorrow

Robust, flexible mobile networks differentiate cities that are “open for business” from all of the rest. In order to stimulate innovation and economic development, city leaders must not only opt in, but must advance the network technology infrastructure to offer greater connectivity, faster speeds and lower costs. Hear from providers and practitioners about how they are building the infrastructure needed to carry huge amounts of data without breaking city budgets.

Moderator:

Peter Murray, Executive Director, Dense Networks

Speaker

Ben Easterling, Strategic Alliance Lead – Internet of Things Solutions, AT&T

Jose Escobar, Strategy and Business Development, Verizon Smart Communities

 

Oct
03

11:00 - 12:15 Stage: Smart Workforce

Training, Recruitment, and Retention for the Smart City Workforce

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

Moderator:

Shlomy Kattan, Executive Director, Barbara Bush Foundation Adult Literacy XPRIZE

Speakers:

Kelly Schulz, Secretary of Labor, State of Maryland

Anthony Amato, Vice President of Business Services, Workforce Opportunity Services

Anthony Hood, Associate Professor of Management, Collat School of Business

Oct
03

11:00 - 12:15 City Readiness Hub

The City Readiness Hub offers an unprecedented opportunity to hear from cities who are “in the trenches” on their journey to becoming a smart city.

This session features:

The City of Baltimore, MD. Represented by Shonte Eldridge, Deputy Chief of Operations (Featured City)

The City of Las Vegas, NV. Represented by Don Jacobson, Business Partner for Innovation in Information Technologies (Mentor City)

12:15
Oct
03

12:15 - 13:15 Lunch

Innovation Alley

13:15
Oct
03

13:15 - 14:30 BOARDROOM: SMART INFRASTRUCTURE

Smart for All: Technology Access and Connected Infrastructure for Diverse Communities

Expanding technology access and connecting infrastructure is critical for increasing access to services for historically underserved communities. In this discussion, hear from experts who are working throughout the world to redesign city services to address the diverse needs, behaviors, and attitudes of their communities. Learn about the tools and approaches city leaders use to engage a diverse set of stakeholders and measure the responsiveness of city services to stakeholder needs.

Moderator:

Devon HaynieAssistant Managing Editor, Global Cities Initiative, US News and World Reports

Speakers:

Kathleen O’Dell, Principal, Energy & Sustainability,  Deloitte

T.L. Omowale, Adjunct Professor of Real estate, Entrepreneurship and Global Strategy

Veneeth Iyengar, Assistant Chief Administrative Officer, City of Baton Rouge, LA

 

 

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.

Moderator:

Kevin Plexico, Senior Vice President, Deltek

Speakers:

Bob Bennett, Chief Innovation Officer, Kansas City

Lindsay Wines, Chief of Staff at Baltimore City Office of Information & Technology

 

Oct
03

13:15 - 14:30 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.

Moderator:

Grace Soderberg, Executive Director, National Association of Water Companies

Speakers:

Emily Barrett, Sustainability Manager, Town of Cary, NC

Jamie Revels, Utilities Director,  Town of Cary, NC

Ernest JollyEnergy Chief at DC Water

Oct
03

13:15 - 14:30 City Readiness Hub

The City Readiness Hub offers an unprecedented opportunity to hear from cities who are “in the trenches” on their journey to becoming a smart city.

This session features:

The City of Arlington, VA. Represented by David Herlihy, Division Chief, Technology & Innovation (Featured City)

City of Louisville, KY. Represented by Grace Simrall, Chief of Civic Innovation & Technology (Mentor City)

13:30
Oct
03

13:30 - 14:30 Place Making and Smart Cities -- A Walking Audit

Join this one-hour walk around the convention center neighborhood to see how DC bringing the practicalities of installing smart city technologies to place making. Connect the dots on the complexities of linking utilities with connected technologies to improve livability and quality of life. Categories that will be addressed include sidewalk design, multi-modal transportation, livable density, historic preservation and more.

14:30
Oct
03

14:30 - 15:00 Coffee Break

Fast Track

15:00
Oct
03

15:00 - 16:15 Boardroom: Smart Infrastructure

Digital Infrastructure for 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, air and water quality 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.

Moderator:

Zachary Markovitz, Director of City Programs, What Works Cities

Speakers:

Kevin Bush, Chief Resilience Officer, District of Columbia

Erin Gill, Sustainability Director, City of Knoxville

Carlos Mercader, Executive Director, Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration

 

 

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 cyber security and public safety practitioners as they share their experiences assessing, planning and seucring their cities’ physical and digital assets using smart technologies and digital infrastructure. Specific approaches to be addressed will include GIS, smart lighting, data, blockchain, resilience as the foundation of city operations, and others.

Moderator:

Sean Gardner, Digital Marketing and Business Intelligence, World Communication Forum

Speaker:

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

Andrew Feuerborn, Director, Data & Analytics, City of Aurora, IL

Oct
03

15:00 - 16:15 Stage: Smart Infrastructure

Electricity Company-Community Partnerships

Local governments are implementing clean and renewable energy and green building policies. Electric companies are investing in digital technology to improve energy generation and distribution efficiency. This session will examine how electric companies and cities are collaborating to jointly plan and achieve smart city goals and objectives.

Speaker:

 John Smola, Director of Business Transformation, Alabama Power

Bryan Clark, Director, Utility of the Future, Pepco Holdings

Oct
03

15:00 - 16:15 City Readiness Hub

The City Readiness Hub offers an unprecedented opportunity to hear from cities who are “in the trenches” on their journey to becoming a smart city.

This session features:

The City of Hamilton, Canada. Represented by Andrea McKinney, Chief Digital Officer (Featured City)

Cary, NC. Represented by Emily Barrett, Sustainability Manager (Mentor City)

16:15
Oct
03

16:15 - 17:30 Afternoon Plenary Session

Uniting Cities Towards a Common Goal: Discussion with 2018 Readiness Challenge Grant Winners

In this interactive session, winners of the 2018 Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge Grant will share their experiences orienting their city leaders, community stakeholders and businesses around their smart city programs. Hear from officials from Birmingham, Cary, Las Vegas, Louisville, Virginia and Puerto Rico as they address their plans for advancing their cities as well as their major challenges to date.

Moderator:

Jennifer James, Global Readiness Program Director, Smart Cities Council

Speakers:

Carlos Mercader, Executive Director, Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration

David Ihrie, CTO, Center for Innovative Technology, Commonwealth of Virginia

Terry Yates, Smart Cities Program Manager, City of Cary, NC

Josh Carpenter,  Director, Department of Innovation and Economic Opportunity, City of Birmingham

Grace Simrall, Chief of Civic Innovation and Technology, Louisville Metro Government

Don Jacobson, Business Partner for Innovation in the Information Technologies Department, City of Las Vegas

09:00
Oct
04

09:00 - 10:30 Morning Plenary Session

Keynote Address — Collaborating with Citizens to Make Smart Cities Smarter

Speaker:

Myung Lee – Executive Director, Cities of Service


Smart Cities 2.0 — Future Trends from Smart Cities Trailblazers

Hear from the original CIOs and CTOs who launched the smart city movement in Chicago, Kansas City, San Francisco, New York and Seattle as they look ahead to what’s next for cities. This candid conversation will provide insights into the opportunities and challenges for cities in the evolving and maturing smart cities market.

Moderator:

Bob Bennett, Chief Innovation Officer, Kansas City

Speakers:       

Brenna Berman, Executive Director, City Tech Collaborativ

Miguel Gamino, Executive Vice President, MasterCard

Michael Mattmiller, Director, Government Affairs, Microsoft

10:30
Oct
04

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break

Fast Track

11:00
Oct
04

11:00 - 12:15 Boardroom: 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.

Moderator:

Scott Andes – Program Director, Center for City Solutions at the National League of Cities

Speakers:

Patrick Wojahn – Mayor of the City of College Park, MD

Fred Payne – Councilman, Greenville County Council

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.

Moderator:

Shailen BhattPresident, and CEO, ITS America

Speakers:

Jeff MarootianDirector Department of Transportation, District of Columbia

Sameer Sharma,  General Manager, Intel Corporation

Robert Cary,  Deputy Commissioner, Department of Transportation, Commonwealth of Virginia

 

 

11:00
Oct
04

11:00 - 12:15 City Readiness Hub

The City Readiness Hub offers an unprecedented opportunity to hear from cities who are “in the trenches” on their journey to becoming a smart city.

This session features:

Featured City: Aurora, IL
Michael Pegues, Chief Information Officer

Mentor City: Louisville, KY
Chris Seidt, Director of Information Technology

11:00
Oct
04

11:00 - 12:15 Institute: Enlightened Financing

10 Ways to Advance your Smart City Agenda using P3

Public-Private partnerships are not new, but cities are using them in new and creative ways to finance critical smart city infrastructure investments. Learn from finance experts and city officials about how they are working together to strengthen local service delivery and invest in the future without upfront capital.

Moderator:

David Soares – President and CEO, Lexden Capital, LLC

Speakers:

Brandon Freeman – Lead, Smart Cities Pratice, Leidos

Ximon Zhu –  Manager, Infrastructure & Capital Projects, Deloitte Advisors

 

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.

Speakers:

Jay Wilson – Green Building Program Analyst, Department of Energy & Environment, City of Washington, D.C

Steve Teubner – Real Estate Technology and Smart Buildings Leader, EY

 

13:15
Oct
04

13:15 - 14:30 Institute: Reimagining Transportation

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

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.

Moderator:

Lisa NisensonCo-founder, GreaterPlaces

Speakers:

Christian Dorsey – Vice-Chair, Arlington County Board

Xavier Hughes – Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, ICMA

Todd Shurn – Professor, Howard University

 

13:15
Oct
04

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

Strengthening and Securing Communities: Lessons Learned from Open Data and Analytics 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.

Moderator:

Derek Prall, Editor, American City and County

Speakers:

Barney Krucoff – Interim Chief Technology Officer, Government of the District of Columbia

Tracy McKee – Chief Data Officer, City of Baltimore

Amen Ra Mashariki – Head of Urban Analytics, Esri

 

13:15
Oct
04

13:15 - 14:30 City Readiness Hub

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