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2nd Smart Cities International Symposium & Exhibition, January 17-18, 2018, Chicago

The 2nd Smart Cities International Symposium & Exhibition, January 17-18, 2018 in Chicago brings together key thought leaders and municipal executives to explore the most recent technology advances and lessons learned to date in making the intelligent, interconnected city a reality.

The emphasis is on implementation strategy, project financing, case studies, and compelling business models for achieving successful results in the real world.

Don't miss this opportunity to network one-on-one with leading Smart City innovators and executives.

>> Urbanicity is an official Media Partner for this Symposium -- enter code URBANICITY when registering for 15% off.

Expert speakers include:

Danielle DuMerer
CIO & Commissioner
Department of Innovation & Technology
City of Chicago
Tom Dallessio
President, CEO & Publisher
Next City
Bob Bennett
Chief Innovation Officer
City of Kansas City
Cody Hooven
Chief Sustainability Officer
City of San Diego
Charles Ramdatt
Director of Smart Cities and Special Projects
City of Orlando
Lisa Brown
Senior National Director, Local Government and Municipal Infrastructure
Johnson Controls
Mrinalini Ingram
Vice President
Smart Communities
Adam Hecktman
Director, Technology & Civic Innovation Chicago
Monali Shah
Director of Intelligent Transportation
HERE Technologies
David Bressler
Vice President, IoT Business
CA Technologies
David Katcher
General Manager, Chicago
Mark Petit
Chief Information Officer
City of Akron, Ohio, and Summit County
Paul Baker
Chief Executive Officer
Mike Nawrocki
Vice President, Technology and Solutions,
Dr. Brandon Tinianov
Advisory Council
U.S. Green Building Council
Jack Fritz
Future of Connectivity US Leader
Andy Taylor
Strategy Director
Cubic Transportation
Daniel Woods
Governmental Affairs Analyst
David Leopold
Director, Program Management
City Digital,
UI Labs
Dan Littmann
Principal, Technology, Media & Telecommunications
Topics to be addressed include:

- Defining and Refining the Smart City Vision
- Financing and Business Models: Moving Forward Today On Critical Initiatives
- Key Lessons Learned: Viewpoints from Leading Smart City Mayors
- The MaaS Effect on the Business of Transport
- Smart Buildings for Smarter Workers and Workplaces
- Turning Big Data Into Local Insights For Smart Cities
- Supporting Climate Action and Sustainability Goals
- Effective Strategies for Becoming a Connected Smart City
- Smart Transportation and Electric Vehicles Progress
- To Open Smart City Data Or Not?
- New Challenges and Solutions for Cyber and Physical Security
- What is the Future of Smart Cities Technology Innovation, Deployment, and Adoption?
- And much more

"Very high quality speakers, well designed and organized, very professional attendees -- the dialog has been amazing. An impactful, meaningful use of my time to attend."

-- Jenn Toothaker, Project Manager, Tucson Department of Transportation

"The Symposium provided great discussion of what 'smart city' means today, with important practitioner insight bringing recent advances to life. Great event!"

-- Matt Schmitt, Senior Research Fellow & Director, Regional Competitiveness Institute, University of Minnesota


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Symposium Venue: Conference Chicago Center, 525 S. State Street, Chicago

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