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NEXT-GENERATION SMART CITIES

May 8-10, 2017 ∙ Santa Clara Convention Center ∙ Santa Clara CA

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Building on the success of the Smart Cities Council’s annual conference held each fall in Washington, D.C., Smart Cities Week® Silicon Valley honors the region’s focus on innovation – with an interactive and intimate program tailored to meet the needs of cities in Western North America and the companies helping them prepare for what’s coming next.

Focused on the next generation of smart cities, this conference will bring together city leaders and technology innovators to envision the city of tomorrow.

Join us for a unique chance to discuss how cities are leading the way in next-generation transportation, artificial intelligence and analytics, digital payments and citizen services, compassionate cities and other topics.

A Roadmap to a Better Urban Future

Welcome

Welcome to your early warning system.

Each fall at Smart Cities Week in Washington, D.C., we focus on what is — on proven smart technologies and how to cash in. Each spring at Smart Cities Week Silicon Valley, we focus on what’s next. This event is designed as your radar, to warn you of incoming trends and disruptive technologies.

And disruption is a word that city leaders will be unable to avoid in the next years, as we remake virtually every aspect of urban life — our transportation, our policing, our power, the way we listen and talk to citizens, the way we deliver city services, everything.

Since you can’t dodge this disruption, your best strategy is to prepare. To understand what’s on the way and how to be a victor instead of a victim.

As always at a Smart Cities Council event, you’ll be learning from the world’s leading experts. And from many of the world’s foremost technology companies. And from your peers and colleagues. No other event works as hard to fill the halls and the panels with city decision makers, with emphasis on those individuals actively planning and implementing smart projects.

What do you get when you gather together inventors and technologists and pioneers and city leaders in the innovation capital of the world? You get an unprecedented preview of what’s coming next.

And a roadmap to a better urban future.

Jesse Berst
Chairman – Smart Cities Council

WHY ATTEND

By bringing people together to share experiences, lessons learned and gain an understanding of the city of the future, we can accelerate sustainable, socially-just and economically thriving cities benefiting all citizens.

WHY?

Why does my city need to evolve and grow? Why will smart city policies and investments help my communities?

WHAT?

What is the city of the future? What elements does my city already have and what do we need to know to grow and evolve?

WHERE?

Where are the leading smart cities and what can we learn from them?

HOW?

How do we advance a smart cities agenda within my city, region and state? How do I evaluate, procure and finance smart city infrastructure?

WHO?

Participants meet and interact with the disruptors who are changing the face of cities today and tomorrow – and who are leading the way locally and internationally. They also meet with qualified cities in buying mode.

LOOK WHO'S COMING

We are expecting over 500 (inter)national, state and local government officials, utilities, policymakers, financiers, technologists, non-profit and trade groups, business leaders, academics, researchers and citizen organizations from 45 cities such as:

Alameda (CA)    Albany (CA)    American Canyon (CA)    Atlanta (GA)
Austin (TX)    Birmingham (AL)    Chula Vista (CA)    Clearwater (FL)
Eastpoint (GA)    Indianapolis (IN)    Jersey City (NJ)    Los Angeles (CA)
Manhattan Beach (CA)    Menlo Park (CA)    Miami (FL)    Mount Airy (MD)
New York (NY)    Newport News (VA)    Oakland (CA)    Orlando (FL)
Overland Park (KS)    Philadelphia (PA)    Pleasanton (CA)    Port Washington (NY)
Portland (OR)    Post Falls (ID)    Providence (RI)    Redlands (CA)
Redwood City (CA)    Reston (VA)    Sacramento (CA)    San Francisco (CA)
San Jose (CA)    San Marcos (Texas)    San Leandro (CA)    Santa Clara (CA)
Seat Pleasant (MD)    Seattle (WA)    Sunnyvale (CA)
Walnut (CA)    Washington (DC)    West Chester (PA)
Durban (South Africa)    Hyderabad (India)    Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
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Renowned Experts Presenting Firsthand Smart City Experiences

SPEAKER LINE-UP

Jason Anderson
Cleantech San Diego
President and CEO

Jason Anderson is President and CEO of Cleantech San Diego, a nonprofit member organization that positions the greater San Diego region as a global leader in the cleantech economy. Cleantech San Diego’s membership includes more than 100 local businesses, universities, governments, and nonprofits committed to advancing sustainable solutions for the benefit of the economy and the environment. As President and CEO, Jason manages the overall organization and leads several initiatives critical to the mission of the organization, including Smart Cities San Diego, advocacy efforts, and economic development programs.

Jason is also Executive Director of the Cleantech Education Foundation, designed to develop education and workforce development programs aligned with the mission of Cleantech San Diego. Before joining Cleantech San Diego in 2010, Jason was Vice President of Business Development for the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation (EDC). Prior to joining EDC in 2006, Jason lived in Austin, Texas, where he worked in the State Capitol as Legislative Director for Texas State Senator Frank Madla. Jason holds a degree in Corporate Communications from the University of Texas in Austin and is a 2008 graduate of LEAD San Diego.

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Bas Boorsma
Cisco
Director Internet of Things & City Digitization, North Europe

Bas Boorsma currently serves as Cisco’s Internet of Things & Digitization leader in North Europe. In this role he orchestrates Cisco´s regional efforts that allow for the digitization of Cisco customer operations, partner operations and Cisco itself. Bas has a rich background as a City Digitization specialist. In that capacity he has managed a portfolio of smart city endeavors globally.

Bas has coordinated and overseen the implementation of innovative projects and programs that address the ways we work, live, consume, play, learn and deliver within the context of cities. Typical innovations delivered or currently being worked on include Smart Light, Smart mobility solutions, Street Digitization, City Digital Platform, Digital Ceiling, Smart Work Centers, Learning Hubs, Smart Ports, high-end broadband deployment as well as the architectures and service models that will help drive the digitization of society at large. Bas is the author of the upcoming book “A New Digital Deal” (July 2017).

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Charles J. Brennan
City of Philadelphia
Chief Information Officer

Charles Brennan worked for the Philadelphia Police Department for 33 years of which 20 were spent in the Information Technology Department. During his time in IT, he managed the Department’s programming staff, 911 and GIS systems, drug and DNA laboratories and communications network. After retiring from Police he worked for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for 5 years to implement a $500M communications network which spanned the state’s 45,000 square miles. He also spent several years in the private sector working on public safety projects.
Brennan was appointed Chief Information Officer for the City of Philadelphia by Mayor James Kenney in January 2016. He oversees the City’s Office of Innovation and Technology (OIT) with an operating and capital budget of over $160M with almost 400 employees. OIT is responsible for many diverse functions including the oversight of the City’s cable franchise agreements as well as running computer centers for the City underserved children.

Charlie has undergraduate and graduate degrees from St. Joseph’s University. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy Associates Program as well as Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government’s Program for state and local executives.

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Lilian Coral
City of Los Angeles
Chief Data Officer

Lilian Coral is the Chief Data Officer for the City of Los Angeles, working within the Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti. In this role, she has taken the Mayor’s directive on Open Data beyond the lens of transparency and towards his vision of a data-driven Los Angeles. Prior to joining the Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti, after having spent 15 years working on a wide range of health and human services issues as an advocate and executive leader. Having had the opportunity to work with labor unions, NGOs, foundations, and human service agencies at all levels of government, she felt inspired to apply her experience to re-thinking the way in which government uses data and technology to serve its citizens.

Most recently, as the founding Director of 2–1–1 California, she led a network of 26 non-governmental organizations, available to over 33 million Californians. The most significant challenge faced was: transforming legacy systems into state-of-the-art services that leverage technology to improve the lives of the most under-privileged in our communities. 2–1–1 programs throughout the U.S.A. and Canada provide the public with information, assessment and linkages to a wide range of public and private community resources, health and human services, and disaster response assistance.

Ms Coral holds a master’s degree in public policy from UCLA and is a native of Colombia, a place from where much of her inspiration for innovation and social justice emerged.

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Gregory C. Curtin, PhD, JD
CivicConnect
Founder and CEO

Gregory C. Curtin, PhD, JD, founder and CEO of CivicConnect, pioneered the use of technology and data to transform the public sector, and is now regarded as a revolutionary technology entrepreneur. Having spent many years as a public school teacher, a professor at the University of Southern California and a municipal government attorney, Dr. Curtin brings deep knowledge and passion for the public sector to his vision for digital governance.

Dr. Curtin is accredited for his work as a Senior Fellow at the World Economic Forum (WEF) and serves as a Charter Member of WEF’s Global Agenda Council on the Future of Government. During his 10-year tenure with the United Nations Global E-Government Survey and Report, Curtin served as the principle investigator and one of its senior contributors. He founded and directed the E-Governance Collaborative Program at the University of Southern California Bedrosian Center, and started the Journal of E-Government peer-review. Authoring work throughout the evolution of smart cities, Dr. Curtin published Free the Data: E-Governance for Megaregions and The World of E-Government.

Dr. Curtin is accredited for his work as a Senior Fellow at the World Economic Forum (WEF) and serves as a Charter Member of WEF’s Global Agenda Council on the Future of Government. During his 10-year tenure with the United Nations Global E-Government Survey and Report, Curtin served as the principle investigator and one of its senior contributors. He founded and directed the E-Governance Collaborative Program at the University of Southern California Bedrosian Center, and started the Journal of E-Government peer-review. Authoring work throughout the evolution of smart cities, Dr. Curtin published Free the Data: E-Governance for Megaregions and The World of E-Government.

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Gordon Feller
Meeting of the Minds - Cisco Systems HQ
Co-Founder – Consultant

Gordon Feller worked with emerging technology for three decades. As Director of Urban Innovation at Cisco Systems headquarters in Silicon Valley. As CEO of Urban Age Institute, he led an international non-profit research and training organization founded inside the World Bank and spun off in 2001. Meeting of the Minds is a global thought leadership network and knowledge-sharing platform focused on the future of cities. Gordon’s advised leaders of multinational companies, cities, NGOs, foundations, and national governments. Clients included The World Bank, UN, German and Canadian national governments, The Rockefeller Foundation, IBM, Reuters, Metropolis, United Cities and Local Governments, among others. He has published hundreds of articles including in CFO Magazine, Urban Land Magazine, TIME, Financial Times.

He was appointed as an Abe Fellow by the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership. He was Editor of Urban Age Magazine. Columbia University awarded him two degrees (both cum laude). At Columbia, he served as a Lehman Fellow, a Wallach Fellow and a Dean’s Fellow. He serves as a Fellow at the Urban Sustainability Lab within the Smithsonian Institution’s Wilson Center. He lives in San Francisco and will convene Meeting of the Minds 2017 in Cleveland (October 23-25, 2017).

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Lisa M. Gillmor
City of Santa Clara
Mayor

Lisa M. Gillmor is a 3rd generation Santa Claran who currently serves as Mayor in the City of Santa Clara. She has served two previous terms as Vice Mayor and City Council Member from 1992-2000 and 2012-2016. She operates Gillmor and Associates, a family-owned real estate company in Santa Clara. She has been a Realtor and Broker since 1982 specializing in residential and commercial real estate.

Lisa has been involved in many areas of government, non-profit and public benefit organizations. She was a member of the Grand Jury, County Roads Commissioner, County Assessment Appeals Board Member, City Parks and Recreation Commissioner, Santa Clara University Board of Fellows Member and Board Member of the Mission City Community Fund. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California with a degree in Political Science, is married and the mother of 3 children.

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Regina Hopper
Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America)
President and CEO

Regina Hopper was named President & CEO of ITS America in May, 2015. She is the former President and CEO of America’s Natural Gas Alliance and former Executive Vice President of US Telecom and the American Trucking Associations. Prior to her work in industry associations, Regina was a correspondent for CBS News, where she covered the White House, anchored the network’s overnight broadcast and reported on breaking news from the New York and Washington, D.C. bureaus. She was awarded an Emmy for investigative reporting on 48 Hours. Before working at both the ABC and CBS affiliates in Little Rock, Arkansas, Regina practiced securities and bankruptcy law.

Regina is currently the Chair of the Miss America Foundation Board of Trustees and first Vice-Chair of the Miss America Organization Board of Directors.

She is a graduate of the University of Arkansas School of Law and the University of Arkansas with a BA degree in political science.

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Ellen Hwang
City of Philadelphia
Program Manager for Innovation Management

Ellen Hwang currently works for the City of Philadelphia’s Innovation Management unit within the Office of Innovation and Technology. She is responsible for driving and building programs that spur municipal innovation to increase government capacity, equity, and efficiency. She manages the City’s Innovation Fund—a seed funding program that supports the piloting and testing of new ideas within government—procurement reform-related projects, and the City’s digital inclusion programs. Most recently, she has taken on the role of serving as the ambassador and lead project manager for the Philadelphia’s Smart City Initiative.

Ellen is passionate about and proud of her hometown, Philadelphia. Prior to working for the City, Ellen spent four years working in the local non-profit sector supporting community development organizations through program development, community organizing, and fundraising. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Master of Science degree in City and Regional Planning from Temple University. She served on the Board of Directors for the Pennsylvania Chapter of American Planning Association and continues to stay involved in the local Emerging Professional’s Committee. She is also a graduate of Philadelphia University’s Academy for Municipal Innovation which teaches municipal employees how to leverage innovative tools, techniques, and methodologies to solve municipal challenges.

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Maria Kachadoorian
City of Chula Vista
Deputy City Manager

Maria Kachadoorian has served as Deputy City Manager for the City of Chula Vista since August 2014. Prior to that, Ms Kachadoorian served as the Director of Finance/Treasurer for the City from 2003 to 2014.  Under Ms Kachadoorian’s financial leadership, the City of Chula Vista weathered one of its most volatile financial periods in its 100-year history while at the same time increasing its financial stability and improving the City’s bond rating to a favorable credit rating of AA-.

As a Deputy City Manager, Ms Kachadoorian is responsible for the direction and coordination of the activities of assigned City departments including Finance, Development Services, Public Works, Economic Development and the Office of Communications.  She provides leadership in policy formation and implementation of policies and procedures as well as performing highly responsible and complex professional administrative work while assisting the City Manager.

Ms Kachadoorian grew up in Imperial Beach and earned her B.S. Degree with an emphasis in Accounting and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from San Diego State University. She also is a Certified Public Accountant with the State of California. In 2013, Ms Kachadoorian was recognized by the San Diego Business Journal as CFO of the year.

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Dahlia Kelada
S&C Electric Company
Application Director for Smart Cities & PEER

Dahlia Kelada is the Application Director for Smart Cities & PEER at S&C Electric Company. She has over 20 years of technical marketing and strategic business experience in a variety of complex industries including aerospace, biotech/clinical research, engineering, oil and gas and electricity.

In her role at S&C, Dahlia supports business development and engagement activities that help utilities advance cities and campuses improve resiliency through microgrid electrical performance assessments that meet USGBC-PEER reliability, efficiency and environmental industry standards. She also represents S&C as the chair of the Utilities Task force of the Smart Cities Council.

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Dr. Ted Lehr
City of Austin
IT Data Architect

Dr. Ted Lehr is a Data Architect with the City of Austin, Texas. He is part of Austin’s Smart City team, advising on technology, business partnerships and the use of data for better services, more open government, and development of opportunities for entrepreneurs and other private sector entities. Ted is also the staff member leading the Mayor’s Office’s White House TechHire workforce initiative and is facilitating or participating in several university-industry-city research collaborations.

Dr. Lehr lectures in Computer Science at Texas State University where, in 2015, Texas State recognized him as an Outstanding Part-Time Faculty for the quality of his teaching and research outreach.  He has over 20 years of experience in the private sector in large and small companies.  Having published over 20 refereed articles, he often speaks on conference panels regarding open data entrepreneurship, research and smart cities.  Ted received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon-University.

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Michael Mattmiller
City of Seattle
Chief Technology Officer

Michael Mattmiller is the Chief Technology Officer and Director of the Department of Information Technology for the City of Seattle. In this role, Michael is responsible for connecting the City to the public, providing the City’s workforce with productivity enhancing technology solutions, and ensuring the public can equitably participate in the City’s high-tech economy. Since joining the City in 2014, Michael has focused on delivering solutions that optimize the City’s use of technology resources, build trust in how the City uses the public’s information, and increased the availability of gigabit broadband service to homes and businesses across Seattle.

Prior to joining Seattle, Mattmiller worked as a senior strategist for enterprise cloud privacy at Microsoft. From 2005 to 2013, he worked on risk assurance and data management for PricewaterhouseCoopers.

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Abhi Nemani
City of Sacramento
Interim Chief Innovation Officer

Abhi Nemani is the interim Chief Innovation Officer for Sacramento where he is building out the city’s budding startup sector, through venture investments, grants, and partnerships. Previously, he served as the first Chief Data Officer for the City of Los Angeles, where he led the city’s efforts to build an open and data-driven LA. As CDO, Abhi led Los Angeles to #1 ranking for US open data cities, by publishing over 400 datasets. In that role, Abhi built a nationally-recognized Mayoral Dashboard, led data and analytics trainings for city staff, and piloted data science projects to address key policy issues.

Previously, Abhi helped build, launch, and run the national non-profit, Code for America, a technology organization dedicated to reinventing government for the 21st century. Abhi led CfA’s product strategy as its teams tackled local government challenges ranging from transparency and business licensing to food stamps and public safety. He also led the organization’s efforts to scale through building multiple new programs: a first-of-its-kind civic startup accelerator, an international volunteer corps, and a collaborative network for hundreds of government innovators.

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Tina Quigley
RTC
General Manager

As general manager of the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada, Tina Quigley knows what it means to think big. In a city of 2.1 million residents and 42 million annual visitors, Quigley is at the forefront of visionary thinking and planning for the future. She recognizes that an enhanced multi-modal and technologically advanced transportation infrastructure will help ensure that Southern Nevada can continue to attract tourists, residents and new business.

She has embraced and pushed for sweeping technological advances; she has advocated for future planning, and she has built critical partnerships to well position the region for ongoing and sustained economic vibrancy. With more than 25 years of experience in air and ground transportation management and a licensed pilot herself, Quigley leads the only agency nationwide that is solely responsible for a region’s public transit system, traffic management, roadway design, construction funding and transportation planning.

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Lauren Riga
City of Indianapolis - IUPUI School for Public and Environmental Affairs
Global Smart Cities Analyst and Freelance Writer

Lauren Riga works for the City of Indianapolis, Department of Metropolitan Development and is an Associate Faculty Member at IUPUI School for Public and Environmental Affairs. She has been featured in several media outlets such as Forbes, Nature and The Times, among others; and hosted a radio show called Sustainability 101 with Lauren. Lauren was also the first Green Urbanism Director for the City of Gary and a Sustainability Instructor at Valparaiso University Graduate School of Business.

Lauren’s international experience on smart cities includes competitive academic and professional initiatives where she helped develop and author blueprints on low carbon futures with global thought leaders, including a Fellowship with the Waterloo Global Science Initiative (WGSI). Additionally, Lauren has served on several government committees and has been a delegate at United Nations conferences related to water, energy, sustainable development and climate change.

Lauren graduated at the top of her class with an honors M.S. from Valparaiso University in International Commerce & Policy with a focus on advanced emerging markets and received her Graduate Certificate in Environmental Affairs from Indiana University Northwest. She obtained her B.A.in Political Science and Communications from Rollins College.

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Shireen Santosham
City of San Jose
Chief Innovation Officer

Shireen Santosham is the Chief Innovation Officer for Mayor Sam Liccardo where she leads efforts to make San Jose the most innovative city in America by 2020. She has a passion for using technology to broaden opportunity and improve the lives of everyone in the city—especially for San Jose’s youth.
Previously, she worked at the GSMA where she was a Director in the Mobile for Development group that aimed to close the digital divide for base of the pyramid populations in the developing world through mobile technology and the internet. She has extensive experience working on innovative initiatives across sectors, including working at McKinsey & Company, with international NGOs, and as an impact investor at Vulcan Capital.

Shireen holds a M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, an M.P.A. from Harvard Kennedy School, and a B.S. and B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a term member at the Council on Foreign Relations and a Global Governance Futures Fellow at the Robert Bosch Foundation.

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Adam Stoker
UC Berkeley Transportation Sustainability Research Center (TSRC)
Innovative Mobility Researcher

Adam Stocker is a researcher with the Innovative Mobility group of UC Berkeley’s Transportation Sustainability Research Center (TSRC). His work entails the study of travel behavior and environmental impacts of carsharing, ridesourcing/transportation network companies, ridesharing, microtransit, and automated vehicles. He has experience in survey design, activity data analysis, and technical report writing, and worked on San Francisco’s recent Smart City Challenge efforts. Prior to joining TSRC, he worked with the San Francisco County Transportation Authority in their modeling and travel forecasting division. He holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from UC Davis and an M.S. in Transportation Engineering from UC Berkeley.

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David Witkowski
Joint Venture Silicon Valley - Oku Solutions LLC
David Witkowski is a wireless and telecommunications industry veteran. After serving in the U.S. Coast Guard and earning his BSEE from University of California-Davis, he held managerial and leadership roles for companies ranging from Fortune 500 multi-nationals to early-stage start-ups. David is Executive Director of the Wireless Communications Initiative at Joint Venture Silicon Valley, and the CEO of Oku Solutions LLC. He serves as Co-Chair of the NIST GCTC Public Wi-Fi SuperCluster, an Adviser to the Carnegie Institute of Technology Dean’s Council, as a Member of the UC Davis Industrial Affiliates Council, as a Member of the CTIA Innovation Council, as a Member of the 21st Century Communications Infrastructure Committee of the Bay Area Council, and is a Senior Member of both the IEEE and the Radio Club of America.

David is the author of “Bridging the Gap: 21st Century Wireless Telecommunications” (Joint Venture Silicon Valley, 2016), co-author of “Carrier & Public Wi-Fi” (Mobile Experts LLC – 2015), co-author of “Evaluation of RF Network Testing” (Anritsu, Bird Technologies, CommScope, & Motorola – 2013), and has written feature articles for IEEE Microwaves Magazine, CIO Review, MissionCritical Communications, EETimes, Make:Magazine, QST, Urgent Communications, Mission Critical, and RCR Wireless. He has presented and moderated panels at CDX Global Forum, APCO, IWCE, CTIA, TC3, ESC, IEEE International Microwave Symposium, Wireless West, State Of The Valley, IIT Bombay Heritage Fund, MIT Club of Northern California, Alberta Wireless Connections, RCA Technical Symposium, and Connectivity Week.

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Daniel Woldesenbet, Ph.D., P.E.
Alameda County Public Works Agency
Director

Daniel Woldesenbet is an experienced public sector executive with decades of leadership, professional engineering and management experiences. Currently, as the Director of the Alameda County Public Works Agency, he oversees the planning, engineering, construction, maintenance and operation of extensive public infrastructure. Daniel also serves as the General Manager of the Alameda County Flood Control and Water Conservation District that manages the District’s natural resources, channels, levees and associated flood control infrastructure, and serves as the County Engineer for Alameda County.

Daniel is a champion of several initiatives including promotion of sustainable practices that advance environmental stewardship as a core value to service delivery; implementation of technology-driven innovations to enhance customer service; and strategic knowledge sharing through employee engagement.

Daniel is the recipient of the “Top Ten Public Works Leader of the Year,” award from American Public Works Association. He served as the President of the County Engineers Association of California (CEAC), and was recognized as the 2013 County Engineer of the Year by CEAC.

Daniel holds Ph.D. and Masters (MPA) in Public Administration/Policy, Masters in Business Administration (MBA) and BS in Civil Engineering, and is a licensed Professional Engineer.

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Jason Anderson
Cleantech San Diego
Bas Boorsma
Cisco
Charles J. Brennan
City of Philadelphia
Lilian Coral
City of Los Angeles
Gregory C. Curtin, PhD, JD
CivicConnect
Gordon Feller
Meeting of the Minds - Cisco Systems HQ
Lisa M. Gillmor
City of Santa Clara
Regina Hopper
Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America)
Ellen Hwang
City of Philadelphia
Maria Kachadoorian
City of Chula Vista
Dahlia Kelada
S&C Electric Company
Dr. Ted Lehr
City of Austin
Michael Mattmiller
City of Seattle
Abhi Nemani
City of Sacramento
Tina Quigley
RTC
Lauren Riga
City of Indianapolis - IUPUI School for Public and Environmental Affairs
Shireen Santosham
City of San Jose
Adam Stoker
UC Berkeley Transportation Sustainability Research Center (TSRC)
David Witkowski
Joint Venture Silicon Valley - Oku Solutions LLC
Daniel Woldesenbet, Ph.D., P.E.
Alameda County Public Works Agency

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PROGRAM

Monday, May 8
Time Session
09:00 am – 12:30 pm Smart Cities Readiness Workshop
01:00 pm – 04:30 pm Utilities Advancing Cities: A Collaborative Workshop For Identifying Gaps And Next Steps
TBD SCC Task Force Meetings
05:00 pm SCC Partner Reception
Tuesday, May 9
Time Session
09:30 am -10:30 am Plenary Session: Next-Generation Smart Cities (From The CIOs Who Are Building Them)
10:30 am -11:00 am Coffee Break in Expo Hall
Presentations in Hub Theater
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Fireside Chats:
• Smart Transportation: Your Multi-Modal, Single-Payment Future
• Breakthroughs In Artificial Intelligence… And How Your City Can Benefit
12:00 pm – 01:15 pm Lunch in Expo Hall
Presentations in Hub Theater
01:15 pm – 02:15 pm Fireside Chats:
• The Experts Advise: How Cities Should Implement Analytics
• Smart Water – How Cities Are Making Every Drop Count (And Every Drop Safe)
02:15 pm -02:45 pm Coffee Break in Expo Hall
Presentations in Hub Theater
02:45 pm – 04:15 pm Solution Generating Dialogues
04:15 pm – 05:30 pm Plenary Session: Leading Technology Innovators Discuss New Approaches For Addressing Poverty And Homelessness
05:30 pm – 07:00 pm Reception in Expo Hall
Wednesday, May 10
Time Session
09:00 am – 10:15 am Opening Session
10:15 am -10:45 am Coffee Break in Expo Hall
Presentations in Hub Theater
10:45 am – 11:45 am Fireside Chats:
• The New Realities Of Tomorrow’s Cities
• Augmented Reality For Asset Management And Economic Development
• Why And How To Prepare Your City For Self-Driving Cars
11:45 am – 01:00 pm Lunch in Expo Hall
Presentations in Hub Theater
01:00 pm – 02:00 pm Fireside Chats:
• Meeting Of The Minds Case Study Of The San Diego Regional Smart City Ecosystem
01:00 pm – 02:00 pm Breakout Sessions:
• The Four Steps To A Winning Smart City Action Plan
02:00 pm – 02:30 pm Coffee Break in Expo Hall
Presentations in Hub Theater
02:45 pm – 04:00 pm Plenary Session: Tomorrow’s Smart Cities Industries: Projections By Leading Analysts

Next Generation Transportation

Smart Transportation: Your Multi-Modal, Single-Payment Future
City leaders and technology providers will discuss the evolution of transportation in cities. Topics will include connected and autonomous vehicles, transit integration, high-speed rail, multi-modal transit/single payment and shared platforms, with a focus on how cities can work with providers to facilitate an integrated transportation system.

Why and How to Prepare Your City for Self-Driving Cars
Analysts and tech companies are betting on the rapid deployment of connected and autonomous vehicles – and city planners and elected officials need to be ready. Learn how policy makers, planners and developers are getting their policies, streets and citizens ready for this transition.

Digital Transformation

Breakthroughs in Artificial Intelligence… And How Your City Can Benefit
New investments in Artificial Intelligence (AI) are expected to reach $1.2 billion this year, up from $681 million in 2015. City leaders are seeking to capitalize on profound computational advancements to improve delivery of utilities, public safety, transportation and facilities services, while balancing the challenges of managing big data along with policy, citizen engagement and regulatory hurdles.
City officials, analytics providers and investors will discuss what AI services and support cities need are how they are turning big data into deep knowledge while also addressing the cybersecurity and privacy concerns associated with these technologies.

Stretching Dollars and Making Sense of Smart Streetlights
Cities can stretch their investments by rolling out several smart city initiatives at one time as opposed to taking a piecemeal approach. Streetlights have typically been the first rung on the smart city ladder, and when high-efficiency lighting is accompanied by public wifi, public safety and traffic monitoring, environmental sensing, electric vehicle charging and other features, cities can reap the benefits rapidly and cost effectively.

Resilient Cities

Lessons from the Real World: What Cities Are Doing Today to Be More Resilient
Municipalities are investing in distributed energy resources such as storage, electric vehicles, distributed generation and microgrids to provide improved resilience and reliability, reduce costs to ratepayers, recover more quickly from disruptions and reduce emissions.
City officials and utility representatives will discuss planning for, financing and managing these assets and how they are moving their businesses and consumers towards a new model of energy distribution and management.

Safeguarding Your City’s Water Future
Opportunities for conservation, efficiency, cost savings and interoperability abound when water utilities employ smart metering and monitoring technologies. With most California water districts already using – or considering using – smart meter and monitoring technologies, much progress has been made towards addressing the state’s drought.
Engage in a discussion with water utility executives, and sensor and other technology providers to learn about the benefits to both cities and consumers as well as how to achieve water conservation objectives.

The Future-Friendly Approach to Smart City Communications
Telecommunication is fundamental to the smart city, making it vitally important to understand the many emerging – and competing – network options available today and those anticipated in the future.
Telecommunications providers and city CIOs will present case studies and lessons learned about their own experiences developing network roadmaps that provide both interoperability and situational awareness of the city. They will also explore trends across different regions and what is coming next in municipal telecommunication networks.

Citizen Engagement in a New Era

The Mobile-First Approach to City Services
Learn from leading technology service providers along with city CTOs and CIOs about how local governments are using mobile apps and smart technologies to facilitate citizen services and engagement.
Examples include electronic payments, real-time citizen reporting of local conditions, smart monitoring of water and electricity use and 311 applications for voice controlled digital assistants.

The Four Steps to a Winning Smart City Action Plan
Businesses, non-profits and universities have built partnerships with local governments to create more sustainable, resilient and inclusive regions. Identifying the core needs of cities through citizen assessments and other tools is critical to building and unrolling solutions that works for all members of the community.
Learn how innovative cities drive initiatives forward faster and more efficiently.

Digital Payments: Why, How and When (Hint: Now!)
Along with real-time citizen reporting and 311 access, cities have introduced mobile payment applications allowing citizens to submit electronic payments of property taxes, water or trash collection bills, parking tickets and other fees.
Learn from innovative providers and municipal customers who have successfully implemented bill paying technologies. Speakers will address the factors to consider when selecting a provider along with what systems are selling in different markets.

Innovations in Industry-City Collaboration

City-Vendor Collaboration: Procurement Tools and Strategies for the Smart City

Tomorrow’s Smart Cities Industries: Projections by Leading Analysts

Meeting of the Minds: Collaboration to Create a Smart City Ecosystem

Fitting the Pieces Together: Tech Solutions for Human Service Challenges

INNOVATION ALLEY AWARDS PROGRAM

Centrally located within the Smart Cities Week Silicon Valley Expo Hall, Innovation Alley Partners receive a full complement of benefits to ensure maximum exposure. Criteria for Innovation Alley Partners:

  • Spin-off, privately held company started less than three years ago or with less than 15 employee
  • Annual sales 2016 does not exceed $2M
  • OR a registered non-profit

 

Innovation Alley Partners are eligible to win the 2017 Innovation Alley Awards. The 2017 Award themes will be announced in early March.

All registered Innovation Alley partners are asked to submit a brief abstract/application to describe their company and address the award criteria. A judging committee comprised of investors and others will review the applications and will select up to 10 start-ups to deliver presentations in Innovation Alley. Ten Innovation Alley Partners will showcase their companies in 10-minute presentations/demonstrations during lunch in the Expo Hall on May 9 and 10.

Judges will also meet with all of the Innovation Alley Partners informally. Two winners will be selected based on award criteria and the awards will be presented during the closing plenary session. The award will include coordinated media outreach with the Smart Cities Council.

For more information please contact Danielle Miller Wagner at danielle.wagner@smartcitiescouncil.com or Lieven Marien at lieven.marien@eu.smartcitiescouncil.com.

2016 Innovation Alley Award Winners

Connectivity Award
Placemeter

Environmental Impact Awards
OperaSoft
StratIS

If your company is looking to increase its profile, develop new business, launch a new product or service or reinforce your market leadership in the smart cities sector, Smart Cities Week® is the ideal venue. Open the door to a world of opportunities.

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  • “I get invited to speak at many conferences throughout the world. But in my opinion, none come close to the excellent design and implementation of Smart Cities Week. Thank you for allowing me to take part in such an important event. I look forward to future years.”

    — Meghan Cook, Program Director - Center for Technology in Government (University at Albany, State University of New York)

  • “I greatly appreciated my experience as a participant in the 2016 edition of Smart Cities Week held in Washington, D.C. The conference was a tremendous success thanks to its outstanding organization and the diversity and excellence of the talks. Many of the people I met during the course of the event were truly inspiring. They have planted the seeds of ideas that are already developing and that I am sure will benefit the city of Granby in the future.”

    — Pascal Bonin, Mayor - City of Granby

  • “It was an honor to participate in Smart Cities Week alongside so many brilliant minds and innovative leaders from throughout the country. Together we can conquer the challenges that cities face today and build a better future through innovative and integrated solutions.”

    — William Peduto, Mayor - City of Pittsburgh

  • “I wanted to take a moment to thank you for inviting the City of Chula Vista to give a presentation at the Smart Cities Week in D.C. We appreciated the opportunity to share information on our initiatives and learn from the other agencies in attendance. The conference was a great success and the venue was excellent for networking. We are excited and looking forward to future partnerships. Thanks again for your efforts.”

    — Dennis Gakunga, Chief Sustainability Officer - City of Chula Vista

  • “With metros facing rapid urbanization, ancient infrastructure and climate change, Smart Cities Week is a place where businesses, academics and government leaders can work on real-world solutions to our toughest problems.”

    — David Graham, Deputy Chief Operating Officer - City of San Diego

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