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Smart Cities International Virtual Symposium

  • February 23-24, 2021
  • Online Event, Your Computer

It is predicted that by 2050 about 64% of the developing world and 86% of the developed world will live in urban areas. The global smart cities market is expected to reach USD 237.6 billion by 2025, expanding at a CAGR of 18.9% from 2019. Furthermore, nearly all global population growth through 2030 will be absorbed by cities -- about 1.1 billion new urbanites over the next 10 years.

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New insights and solutions are urgently needed in order to manage the scarce resources that will be impacted by this trend, as well as operate new and regenerated urban spaces. New generations of sensor networks, Big Data analytics, and Internet of Things (IoT) applications are being deployed in public and privately managed physical spaces to meet these requirements, though many challenges remain. As they prepare to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, municipal governments around the world are looking to the future and formulating their Smart City strategies. Now is the time to engage and learn from industry peers at the forefront of this key trend.

The 5th Annual Smart Cities International Virtual Symposium, February 23-24, 2021 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.

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Topics to be addressed include:

  • Moving toward the post-COVID-19 smart city
  • Leveraging the smart energy grid for other municipal applications
  • Smart lighting advances, platforms and business models
  • Smart transportation and parking
  • Environmental monitoring and waste management
  • IoT applications and communications networks for enabling the Smarter City
  • Learning from the leaders: key smart city developments around the world
  • Market trends and growth drivers: challenges and opportunities
  • Phased, cost-effective approaches: efficiency measures that can fund additional steps
  • Building a culture of performance via data analytics and benchmarking
  • Enhancing sustainability, accessibility and livability
  • Key emerging technologies and applications
  • And more

Why Participate?

Focus on Implementation: The conference places primary focus on actual implementations, key case studies and lessons learned to date, in order to formulate real-world success strategies going forward.

Technology Innovation: Exhibits in the coffee break and luncheon area allow for quality networking with industry thought leaders and interaction with cutting-edge innovations

Senior-Level Executive Attendees: The Symposium is uniquely designed for senior decision-makers, CIOs, and executives charged with making the smart city a reality in today's environment

Emphasis on Qualty Networking: Ample time is reserved for focused, one-on-one meetings and high-value interaction among attendees

Who Should Attend?

  • Government policy makers and managers
  • Mayors and municipal leaders
  • Urban planning professionals
  • Telecommunication companies
  • Electric, water and gas utilities
  • Developers and construction companies
  • Electric vehicle and transportation organizations
  • Financial and investment professionals
  • Smart grid and communication technology providers
  • IT and Big Data analytics companies
  • Standards and regulatory organizations
  • Industry associations

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  • Meghan Cook, Program Director, Center for Technology in Government, University at Albany, SUNY
  • Monali Shah, Head of Industry Solutions, Google
  • Albert Gauthier, Chief Technology Officer, City of Rochester, NY
  • Dan Hoffman, City Manager, City of Westminster, Virginia
  • Stacey Mansker-Young, Deputy CIO, City of Chicago
  • David Graham, Chief Innovation Officer, City of Carlsbad, CA
  • Michael Hess, Director of Future Ready, City of Orlando
  • Ron Zimmer, President & CEO, Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA)
  • James Carlini, President, Carlini & Associates
  • Maimunah Jaffar, Director - Lead Technology and Innovation, Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA), Johor, Malaysia
  • Lou Celi, CEO, ESI ThoughtLab
  • Karen Lightman, Executive Director, Metro 21: Smart Cities Institute, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Chris Castro, Director of Sustainability & Resilience, Co-chair of Future-Ready Initiative, City of Orlando
  • Miguel Eiras Antunes, Global Smart City, Smart Nation and Local Government Leader, Deloitte
  • Elizabeth A. Kócs, PhD, Director, Partnerships & Strategy, UIC Energy Initiative
  • Maria S. Bocanegra, Commissioner, Illinois Commerce Commission
  • Katie Kaluzny, Associate Director, Illinois Green Alliance
  • Prashanthi Rao Raman, Director, Global Government Affairs, Cruise, LLC
  • Aymeric Rousseau, Section Manager, Vehicle and Mobility Systems, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Scott Lepold, Business Development Manager, Utility Solutions, FleetCarma, a division of Geotab
  • James Carlini, President, Carlini & Associates
  • Keith Moran, Founder, Moran Economic Development
  • The Hon. Russell W. Hartigan, Former President, Illinois Bar Association
  • Jason Anderson, President and CEO, Cleantech San Diego
  • Brian Dillard, Chief Innovation Officer, City of San Antonio
  • Itai Dadon, Global Head of Smart Cities, Itron
  • Matt Petersen, President & CEO, Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI)
  • Sarah Coulter, Executive Director, Calumet Collaborative
  • Erika Allen, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Operations, Urban Growers Collective
  • Dawveed Scully, AICP, Associate Director, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM)
  • Ellington Ellis, Managing Partner and Co-Founder, GBS
  • Daniel Kushner, Manager of Smart Grid Programs, ComEd
  • Basmah Nadeem, Urban Studies Major, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
  • Amanda Ang, PhD Student, University of Southern California
  • Katherine Nickele, Transportation Planner, Sam Schwartz
  • Liam Donnelly, CEO & Founder, WasteNot Compost
  • Claire Juracka, Masters Student, Institute for Sustainability and Energy, Northwestern University
  • Spencer Stanton, Masters of Science in Energy & Sustainability, Northwestern University

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Source: ASDEvents
Date: Feb 11, 2021

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