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3rd Smart Cities International Symposium

Posted by IoT Now MagazineJanuary 2, 2019
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3rd Smart Cities International Symposium

January 22 - January 24

The 3rd Annual Smart Cities International Symposium & Exhibition, January 22-24, 2019 in Chicago brings together thought leaders and practitioners from around the world to explore the most recent technology advances, business models, and lessons learned to date in making the Smart City a reality.

Expert speakers will examine the experiences of municipal governments who are pushing the envelope and moving toward actual implementation of the Smart City vision. The emphasis is on implementation strategy, case studies, best practices and the development of compelling business models for transitioning to the 21st Century Smart City.

Topics to be addressed include:

  • Putting People First in Sustainable Urban Development
  • Refining the Smart City Vision: Innovative Approaches and Strategies
  • Shaping Smart City Development with Strategic Partnerships
  • The Array of Things and the Future of the Smart City
  • Viva Las Vegas, Where Tech is Used for Good
  • Is America Prepared for Energy Democracy?
  • Modernizing Our Cities: The Role of the Utility and Other Players
  • Energy Independent Smart Cities
  • Different Approaches To Structuring A Smart Cities Movement
  • Catalyzing Smart Communities: Changing Parameters, Players And Structures
  • Communications Protocols and Networks for Smart City Communications
  • Enhancing sustainability, accessibility and livability
  • Key emerging technologies and applications
  • And more

“The Symposium is a unique opportunity for thought leaders at the edge of Smart City innovation to network in a focused environment with fellow senior executives,” says Daniel Coran, editor of the Smart Grid Observer and program manager for the 2019 event. “The information-sharing and cross-silo interaction is of critical value for municipalities undertaking the Smart City transition.”

A Sample of Confirmed Speakers:

  • Alby Bocanegra, Interim Chief Technology Officer, City of New York
  • Mark Wheeler, Chief Information Officer, City of Philadelphia
  • Miguel A. Gamiño Jr., Executive Vice President, Head of Global Cities, Mastercard
  • Ken Hillebrand, Deputy Director, Department of Information Technology, Louisville Metro Government
  • Danielle Dumerer, CIO & Commissioner, Department of Innovation & Technology  City of Chicago
  • Gerben Van Straaten, CEO, World of Walas
  • Craig Lewis, Founder & Executive Director, Clean Coalition
  • Melissa Washington, Vice President, External Affairs and Large Customer Service, ComEd
  • Tim Antoniuk, Associate Professor, Design Studies, University of Alberta
  • Dr. Danielle Kizaire, Co-Founder,Bronzeville Urban Development
  • Rebekah Scheinfeld, Commissioner, Department of Transportation (CDOT), City of Chicago
  • Andrew Feuerborn, Director of Data & Analytics, City of Aurora
  • Wilfred Pinfold, CEO,
  • Michael Sherwood, CIO, City of Las Vegas
  • Nancy Hamill Governale, Founder, Zero Energy Lab, Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Carlos Nouel, Vice President, Innovation and Development, National Grid
  • Dr. Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx
  • Daniel Lauf, Program Director, Environment, Energy & Transportation Division, National Governors Association
  • Larisa Dobriansky, Chief Business & Policy Innovation Officer, General Microgrids
  • Syed Zaeem Hosain, Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Aeris
  • Elizabeth A. Kocs, PhD, Director, Energy Initiative, University of Illinois at Chicago

The main conference on January 23-24 will be preceded by a half-day workshop on “The Future of Mobility” on January 22. The workshop takes a look at key developments in the e-mobility space, their likely impact on current infrastructures, and how best to implement and manage change in the transportation sector order to optimize the overall smart city vision.


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