New Speakers Added: 2nd Smart Cites International Symposium, Jan 17-18, Chicago

  • Posted by Daniel Coran
  • January 4, 2018 4:56 PM GMT
The 2nd Annual Smart Cities International Symposium & Exhibition, January 17-18, 2018 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.
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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!

Telco Professionals is an Official Media Partner for the Symposium -- enter discount code TP15 when registering for 15% off!

Newly Added Speakers Include:

Chris Davis
Vice President, Smart Cities and Strategic Alliances
CIMCON Lighting


Marita Garrett
City of Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania
Marilyn Strickland
City of Tacoma, Washington
Jim Brainard
City of Carmel, Indiana
Erik Birkerts
Chief Executive Officer
Clean Energy Trust

Syed Zaeem Hosain
Chief Technical Officer


Gordon Feller
Meeting of the Minds
Mike McGlinchy
Senior Project Manager
GPD Group
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

For further information -- including opportunities to sponsor or exhibit -- please contact us or visit

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