DRAFT PROGRAM

Day 1: April 20, 2017

8:00-9:00am: Breakfast

"Creating a Foundation"

9:00am: Opening Keynote - The Big Picture – Richard Sear, SVP Innovation and Smart Cities, Frost & Sullivan

10:00am: Foundation for a Strong Start - Best Practices [and Lessons Learned] from Across the U.S.

●      David Graham, Deputy COO, City of San Diego

●      Kansas City –Herb Sih, Think Big Partners

●      Kristie Chin, UT-Austin Transportation Research Center

●      Gert Christen, City Innovate Foundation

11:00am: Creating a Smart City Structure for Your City

●      Jose de la Cruz, Chief Innovation Officer, City of San Antonio

●      Jennifer Sanders, Executive Director, Dallas Innovation Alliance

●      Amy Aussieker, Executive Director, Envision Charlotte

12:00pm - 1:00pm: Lunch

"The What"

1:00-4:00pm: Learn from cities and experts from around the country about [TWO TRACKS]:

●      Street Lighting – how to incorporate lighting advancements and make the best use of a city’s most valuable “street furniture”

o      Gilbert Salazar, Oncor Electric

o      David Graham, City of San Diego

o      Tentative: Austin Energy

o      TBD: Philips [Moderator]

●      Transportation/Mobility

o      Thomas Bamonte, NCTCOG [Future of mobility, AV etc.]

o      Christof Spieler, on METRO Board and VP/Director of Planning, Morris

o      Kathleen Baireuther, Rocky Mountain Institute

o      TBD, DART [Dallas Area Rapid Transit]

●      Water

o      Bart Bohn, Austin Technology Incubator

o      Amy Aussieker, Executive Director, Envision Charlotte

o      Tentative: Hank Habicht, US Water Alliance

o      Joe Ball, Itron

●      Open/Civic Data Strategies and Benefits

o      Bill Finch, CIO, City of Dallas

o      Ted Lehr, PhD., City of Austin

o      Jeff Reichman, SketchCity

o      Jay Boisseau, President, Austin CityUP

●      Cyber Security

o      Eddie Block, Senior Attorney, CISO, Gardere; former CISO, State of Texas

o      John Ansbach, General Counsel of General Datatech

4:00-5:00pm: Resiliency/Equity

o      Resiliency Approach: Theresa O’Donnell, Chief Resiliency Officer, City of Dallas

o      Public Health, Green Space and Data, a Case Study: Robert Kent, Trust for Public Land

o      Underserved Population Services Access – Sheila Holbrook-White, Resource Development Director, MHMR Tarrant County

o      Mobility - Leandre Johns, External Affairs Lead for Texas, Arkansas, and Oklahoma, Uber

5:00pm: Closing Day 1 Wrapup

Evening Reception - West End

Day 2: April 21, 2017

8:00-9:00am: Breakfast

"The How"

9:00am -10:00am – Procurement/Policy discussion – What Needs to Change?

●      Lane Becker, 18F – General Services Administration (GSA)

10:00 – 11:00am – How to Execute: Grants, Funding and Financing Models

●      Carlos Torres, Managing Director, Smart City Capital

11:00-12:00 pm – University/Research Partnerships and Living Labs/Innovation Districts

●      Bill Fulton, Director, Kinder Institute for Urban Research, Rice University

●      Shima Hamidi, Director of the Institute of Urban Studies, CAPPA Institute, University of Texas - Arlington

12:00-1:00pm – Lunch

1:00-5:00pm: Smart Texas Workshops

Led by the Smart Cities Council for state, agency, regional and local leadership to begin working through a state-level smart city strategy for Texas. This will seek to incorporate good work being done in this space, and not ‘reinvent the wheel’, but pull in a larger structure for smart city/advanced infrastructure planning and policy, with the goal of walking out with concrete plans and go-forward strategy. Facilitated breakout discussions around regional and state priorities and initiatives: Tentative: mobility, energy, water, infrastructure, public safety and technology/data. 

5:00pm Day 2 Closing plenary/recap – What Now? [Where do we go from here]

5:30pm – Closing Reception: Monarch Mixer, Texas Discovery Garden

The conference will conclude with a special Monarch Mixer reception; providing a chance to celebrate a successful week, and shine a spotlight on the important role cities play in sustaining the pollinator population to support our food supply.