9:00 am - 10:30 am

Keynote

Opening Plenary Session: Keynote Presentation
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Networking Break
11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Breakout Sessions

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Lunch
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Networking Break
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Breakout Sessions

4:15 pm - 5:30 pm

Keynote

Afternoon Plenary Session: Keynote Presentation
9:00 am - 10:30 am

Keynote

Opening Plenary Session: Keynote Presentation
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Networking Break
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Lunch
2:30 pm -
Conference Adjourns

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Mobile Workshop: San Diego International Airport Tour

Take a behind the scenes look at the inner workings of one of the world’s most technologically advanced and environmentally sustainable airports on a guided two-hour tour. Visit Terminal 2, the first ever LEED Platinum terminal and the new Terminal 2 parking lot, which has numerous smart features including a 100,000 gallon stormwater capture tank that is used in the airport’s central utility plant. You’ll also see the Innovation Lab, an incubator for businesses working to make the airport more efficient, user-friendly and sustainable.

Mobile Workshop: San Diego Port Harbor Tour

This tour of the San Diego shoreline will focus on the San Diego Port’s leading-edge planning and technologies. Guided by experts from the Port of San Diego, participants will explore the economic, environmental, and digital innovations around San Diego’s coastline.

On-Site Workshop: Code for Smart Communities

The Code for Smart Communities is a first of its kind document, which stipulates the core principles of smart urban development, and a comprehensive suite of metrics to guide smart communities outcomes. This workshop will provide participants with a first-hand account of what sits behind the principles, and how the metrics can be applied to a range of development types, including urban regeneration, campus and greenfield settings.
Speaker:
Adam Beck
Executive Director Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand

Mobile Workshop: Drones as First Responders in Chula Vista

Join this behind-the-scenes look at Chula Vista Police Department’s deployment of unmanned aircraft systems in response to 911 calls. Visit the Police Department’s drone control center and see firsthand how drones are providing important data for first responders under the city’s Smart City Action Plan.

On-Site Workshop: Smart Cities Activator Training Workshop

This training workshop, offered by the Smart Cities Council, will demonstrate how public sector officials can use Smart Cities Activator to accelerate smart cities plans and projects. Especially designed for Readiness Challenge participants who get free access to Smart Cities Activator planning and collaboration tools, the workshop will train communities to use built-in smart cities best practices, ecosystem management tools and planning templates to advance their smart cities journeys. Participants will also provide input to shape community-community knowledge sharing and other features that will be added in upcoming releases.
Speaker:
Philip Bane
Managing Director Smart Cities Council

Opening Plenary Session: Keynote Presentation

Networking Break

Creating a Policy Environment for Data Leadership

The new oil, some say. The data economy, others quip. It doesn’t matter what is driving your data interests, and journey, your ‘purpose’ is the most important attribute. Oh, and ethics, and privacy and governance! Join us for a policy deep dive on the data essentials. Highly interactive, diverse representation and voices, and ‘cutting through the noise’ commentary is what you will be part of.

Smart Buildings & Campuses: Driving Smart Developments

Cities are made up of smart buildings.  Smart building management will be needed to help cities meet 2030 climate goals.  Retrofit and integration of technology is just the start.  Smart building and campus technology can transform community engagement, improve quality of life, and make residents safer.  Hear from experts bringing their communities into the future.
Speakers:
Jiri Skopek
Architect & Smart City Planner, Board Vice Chair 2030 Districts Network
Ken DiScipio
Managing Director of Business Development & Strategic Relationships Tavistock Group

Funding Smart & Resilient Cities

Smart Intersection Technology: What Can Cities Do Now?

Cities around the world are embracing intelligent intersection technology to improve safety, reduce traffic, and ultimately improve the overall livability and sustainability of their communities. Hear from community leaders who are using the technology today and explore how they are using it in their communities.

City Readiness Hub

Our City Readiness Hubs are unscripted mentoring sessions that allow cities to receive targeted advice from smart city practitioners in another city as both strive to create more livable, workable, and sustainable communities. These unscripted examples of cities helping cities are unique to Smart Cities Week!

Lunch

Smart Cities & Digital Inclusion: A Policy Roadmap

A digitally-enabled smart city can help improve the delivery of city services, mobility, and other key metrics impacting citizens’ quality of life. However, to deploy this technology, city officials must navigate policy decisions that impact digital infrastructure projects. In doing so, they must also consider the impacts for all members of the community. This dynamic roundtable discussion will showcase the stories of several cities who are engaging in strategic policy initiatives to tackle the issues of digital equity and inclusion in their communities.
Speaker:
Dennis Gakunga
Chief Sustainability Officer City of Chula Vista, CA

Under the Spotlight: Regional Data Sharing Initiatives

Cities don't operate in a vacuum.  They are part of regional and state communities that need to be able to collaborate and share data.  For cities struggling to bring their own departments together to share data, engaging neighbors can seem like an even more difficult task.  Some communities are coming together to share the work and developing regional data strategies that are making it easier for everyone to use and monetize their data.
Speaker:
Brian Dean
Director of Operations The Institute for Digital Progress (iDP)

P3 Project Development & Creative Financing Opportunities

With limited resources for smart city project development, cities are getting creative in financing smart city projects.  P3's, ESCO's, data monetization, and other non-traditional financing sources are stepping up and creating opportunities for cities embracing the future. Leading financiers will explain how they are developing new opportunities for cities.
Speakers:
Michael Pegues
Chief Information Officer City of Aurora, IL
Jack Hanley
Chief Operating Officer Connected Cities Integrators, Inc.

Multimodal Transportation Accessibility: Helping All Communities Succeed

As cities foster a multitude of new transportation options, how are communities ensuring that no community gets left behind? From ride-sharing, to mopeds, to scooters, new transportation solutions bring a variety of opportunities and pitfalls for disadvantaged communities that need to be addressed. Learn how some communities are using innovative solutions to help their most disadvantaged communities to succeed.

City Readiness Hub

Our City Readiness Hubs are unscripted mentoring sessions that allow cities to receive targeted advice from smart city practitioners in another city as both strive to create more livable, workable, and sustainable communities. These unscripted examples of cities helping cities are unique to Smart Cities Week!

Networking Break

Resilience 3.0: Strengthening Cities for a Sustainable Future

Join resilience experts from around the world as they discuss the tools, policies and practices that have enabled their communities to prepare for and respond to extreme events.

Digital Equity: Leaving No One Behind

Cities are only as smart as their most disadvantaged citizens.  Technology deployments have the power to help streamline service delivery, reach indigent populations and improve the lives of the most unfortunate.  They also can increase the digital divide and further isolate underserved people.  We'll look at how some cities are making sure they serve everyone and solve some of the biggest challenges cities face through smart city projects.
Speaker:
Jeanne Holm
Deputy Chief Information Officer and Assistant General Manager, Senior Technology Advisor to the Mayor City of Los Angeles

Harnessing the Power of Community Anchors & E-Rate to Fund Smart City Projects

The Federal E-rate order gives schools and libraries many more options to consider fiber-based broadband access. For example, the FCC suspended the amortization rules, allowing FCC subsidy for large nonrecurring charges. This presentation will start with Fiber basics and terminology, and then explore how municipalities can leverage E-rate for deployment of fiber networks as a foundation to connected schools and libraries – and smarter cities.

The Future of Parking

City Readiness Hub

Our City Readiness Hubs are unscripted mentoring sessions that allow cities to receive targeted advice from smart city practitioners in another city as both strive to create more livable, workable, and sustainable communities. These unscripted examples of cities helping cities are unique to Smart Cities Week!

Afternoon Plenary Session: Keynote Presentation

Opening Plenary Session: Keynote Presentation

Networking Break

The Importance of a Connectivity Network in Building a Smart City: Embracing the 5G Mobile Revolution

Municipalities of all sizes are fielding more and more requests to accommodate demands by both public and private sector interests in the deployment of fiber-optic networks, small cell networks and a denser array of wireless antennas. The FCC estimates there is a need for millions of small cells to be sited to meet the demand for mobile capacity. As mobile operators (and others) move to “densify” mobile networks, more applications will be filed to deploy small cells. Learn what your community can do to effectively manage the ROW, protect the health and safety of your residents, and bring new services to your community.

What Can Cities Do to Prepare for an Autonomous Future?

This session examines how cities, counties, and regional transportation authorities can plan for a future of connected vehicles and smarter transportation infrastructure, and what role their permitting authority will play. Understand from early adopting municipalities and steps taken by the Federal guidelines to develop an appropriate safety management system approach to ensuring safe testing and deployment of automated transit systems.

City Readiness Hub

Our City Readiness Hubs are unscripted mentoring sessions that allow cities to receive targeted advice from smart city practitioners in another city as both strive to create more livable, workable, and sustainable communities. These unscripted examples of cities helping cities are unique to Smart Cities Week!

Lunch

Utility-Driven Smart Cities as a Service

Utilities electrified the country and connected our nation by financing infrastructure solutions.  Today leading utilities are similarly connecting communities and offering smart city solutions as a service.  Discover strategies for engaging your local utilities and learn how some are engaging unique financing models to build tomorrow's cities today.

Switching on Privacy as Default: Digital Transparency in the Public Realm

From logging onto public wifi to walking down the street - citizens are more aware than ever of the collection of personal information. As the capability of our technology and software advance at breakneck speed, so to do the potential risks around privacy. CCTV, IOT, and social data analytics are just some of the likely issues to be raised in this discovery session. Join us as we explore the key privacy interests of participants and unpack them with our expert guests.

Seamless Futures: Digitally Transforming Transportation Infrastructure

Today’s transit systems are often based on single-purpose, proprietary, non-interoperable subsystems that are individually sourced from vendors. These systems are costly and time-consuming to acquire, operate and maintain. But with a connected and digitized solution, you can converge aging, disparate and proprietary networks into a single resilient, secure, multiservice, standards-based communication infrastructure. Some benefits of a digitized network are improved wayfinding, accurate real-time information for passengers, a network infrastructure that can securely transport wireless payments through third-party mobile applications and the ability to increase operational efficiency and reduce operating and capital expenses with interconnectivity and information sharing between vehicles, bus stops, stations and more.

City Readiness Hub

Our City Readiness Hubs are unscripted mentoring sessions that allow cities to receive targeted advice from smart city practitioners in another city as both strive to create more livable, workable, and sustainable communities. These unscripted examples of cities helping cities are unique to Smart Cities Week!

Conference Adjourns

Post-Conference Workshop: First Pitch

Join the Smart Cities Council for First Pitch located at Smart Cities Week: San Diego! Be a part of the audience as leaders of California-based start-ups, who are developing the next wave of disruptive smart city technologies, deliver brief pitches about their innovative solutions. Funders will join Smart Cities Week attendees in the audience to identify potential new investment opportunities.  Investors and experts from a range of industries will serve as judges and will evaluate the startups based on viability, applicability to a wide range of cities, contributions towards the quality of life, sustainability, and economic development, and more. One startup will be selected as the winner and announced at the close of First Pitch.

Post-Conference Workshop: Smart City Activator Training

This training workshop, offered by the Smart Cities Council, will demonstrate how public sector officials can use Smart Cities Activator to accelerate smart cities plans and projects. Especially designed for Readiness Challenge participants who get free access to Smart Cities Activator planning and collaboration tools, the workshop will train communities to use built-in smart cities best practices, ecosystem management tools and planning templates to advance their smart cities journeys. Participants will also provide input to shape community-community knowledge sharing and other features that will be added in upcoming releases.
Speaker:
Philip Bane
Managing Director Smart Cities Council