Day 1: April 20, 2017

8:00-9:00am: Breakfast

"Creating a Foundation"

9:00am: Opening Keynote - The Federal Perspective. 

·      Eric Paul Smith, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, U.S. Department of Commerce

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

●      Herb Sih, Managing Partner, Think Big Partners

●      Kristie Chin, Texas Technology Task Force, UT-Austin Center for Transportation Research

●      Gert Christen, COO, 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"

1:00-3:00pm: Learn from cities and experts from around the country about [TWO TRACKS]

1:00 - 1:50pm: Concurrent Topical Sessions – African American Museum

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

o      Gilbert Salazar, Manager, Oncor Electric

o      David Graham, COO, City of San Diego

o      John Pouland, Public Sector Director, Philips

o      Tim Fleming, Director of Sustainability, AT&T

●      The Future of Water

o      Bart Bohn, Director of Water, IT and Wireless Portfolio, Austin Technology Incubator

o      Amy Aussieker, Executive Director, Envision Charlotte

o      Hank Habicht, US Water Alliance and Sun to Water

o      Joe Ball, Director – Water Solutions, Itron

2:00 - 2:50pm: Concurrent Topical Sessions – African American Museum


o      Thomas Bamonte, Program Manager, Automated Vehicles,  NCTCOG 

o      Christof Spieler, METRO Board and VP/Director of Planning, Huitt-Zollars

o      Kathleen Baireuther, Manager – Mobility Transformation, Rocky Mountain Institute

o      Nevin Grinnell, Chief Marketing Officer, DART [Dallas Area Rapid Transit]

     Cyber Security

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

o      John Ansbach, General Counsel of General Datatech

2:50 - 3:05pm - Coffee Break provided by Verizon – Music Hall at Fair Park

3:05 - 4:00pm - The Power of Open Data and Civic Engagement – Music Hall at Fair Park

o      Bill Finch, CIO, City of Dallas

o      Ted Lehr, PhD., Data Architect, City of Austin

o      Jeff Reichman, Founder, January Advisors and SketchCity

o      Jay Boisseau, President, Austin CityUP

o    Moderated by: Trey Bowles, CEO, Dallas Innovation Alliance and Dallas Entrepreneur Center

4:00-5:00pm: Resiliency/Equity – Music Hall at Fair Park

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

o      Public Health, Green Space and Data, a Case Study: Robert Kent, Director, 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

5:00-5:45pm: Closing Keynote – Bill Schrier, Senior Advisor, FirstNet; former CTO, City of Seattle and CIO, Seattle Police Department

6:00 – 8:00pm: Evening Reception in the Dallas’ West End and Smart Cities Living Lab, Ellen’s Southern Kitchen, 790 N Record St, Dallas, TX 75202

Day 2: April 21, 2017

A Day in the Life Expo will be open today from 10am – 6pm at the Automotive Building [see map] – please visit and experience elements of a smart city!

8:00-9:00am: Breakfast

"The How"

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

●      Mike Krusee, former Texas House Transportation Chair

●      John Pouland, Philips and Past Southwest Region Head, General Services Administration

●    Moderated by: Ben Guhin, Senior Advisor for Design and Technology, City of Austin

10:00 – 11:00am – How to Execute: Sustainable Financing Models

●      Carlos Torres, Managing Director, Smart City Capital

●      Rahul Bhardwaj, Nokia

11:00-12:00 pm – The Power of University Partnerships

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

●     Dr. Shima Hamidi, Director of the Institute of Urban Studies, CAPPA Institute, University of Texas – Arlington

●     Moderated by: Dr. Baranda Fermin, Director of Operations - Faith in Texas

12:00-1:00pm – Lunch Programming [Music Hall at Fair Park]: Texas Leading the Nation on Community-Corporate Partnerships

The panel will highlight how companies and cities are partnering to promote clean energy and reduce GHG emissions.

·         Becky Martin, Manager, Green Mobility, Toyota Motor North America

·         Neil McAndrews, Owner, Neil McAndrews & Associates

·         Elizabeth Lippincott, Executive Director, Texas Clean Energy Coalition

·         Moderator: Bob Perciasepe, President, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES)

1:00-5:00pm: Smart Texas Workshops – Led by the Smart Cities Council

Workshop sessions designed 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 integrate shared priorities into a larger structure for smart city/advanced infrastructure planning and policy, with the goal of concluding with a go-forward strategy for Texas.

1:00 – 1:45 PM: Smart States – definition, building a roadmap, introduction to breakouts - Stuart Cowan, Smart Cities Council

1:45PM – 2:45 PM: Three concurrent workshops on: built environment, energy and public safety. Sessions will be held at Music Hall at Fair Park and African American Museum [Please review lobby signage for session locations]

2:45PM – 3:00PM Coffee Break provided by Verizon – Music Hall at Fair Park

3:00PM – 4:00 PM Three concurrent workshops on: water, transportation and health & human services. Music Hall at Fair Park and African American Museum

[Please review signage in lobby for session locations]

4:00 – 5:00 PM: Report Back from Breakout Sessions [Music Hall]

Facilitated by Stuart Cowan, Smart Cities Council

5:00pm Day 2 Conference Wrap-up – Where do We Go From Here?

Closing Reception Immediately Following: 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.