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Smart Cities International Symposium

1/22/19 1:30 PM - 1/24/19 11:00 PM
525 South State Street, Chicago, Illinois 60605, U...
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The world's urban population is expected to increase by 60 per cent between 2014 and 2050, when 6.3 billion people are projected to live in urban settlements. 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. Municipal governments around the world are currently formulating their Smart City strategies, and now is the time to engage and learn from industry peers at the forefront of this key trend.


The Smart Cities International Symposium and Exhibition, January 22-24, 2019 in Chicago (www.smartcities-symposium.com) brings together key 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. The proceedings will focus on 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 intelligent, connected city of the 21st Century.


Key topics to be addressed:

  • 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


Speakers Include:

- Dr. George Crabtree, Senior Scientist and Distinguished Fellow, Argonne National Laboratory
- 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 
- 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
- Melissa Washington, Vice President, External Affairs and Large Customer Service, ComEd
- Andrew Feuerborn, Director of Data & Analytics, City of Aurora
- Wilfred Pinfold, CEO, urban.systems
- 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


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

Why Attend?


smart city Chicago's Smart City Leadership: As a center for smart city application and deployment, Chicago is uniquely situated to lead the national conversation about moving toward the city of the future.

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 Exhibition: Exhibition tables 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



About the Organizer:

The Symposium is organized by the Smart Grid Observer (www.smartgridobserver.com), an online publication that delivers the latest news and information on a daily basis concerning key developments, deployment updates, and market trends in the smart grid and energy storage industries.


For full information regarding the Symposium and to register, visit www.smartcities-symposium.com.

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