*North Texas Smart Cities Summit, Future Cities, May 16
The Premier Smart Cities End-User Summit in North Texas
The North Texas Smart Cities Summit, brought to you by Future Cities, gathers municipal stakeholders and federal and state policy advocates together with academic and industry thought leaders to address Smart Cities and Transportation Planning, Funding, Deployment, Operation, and Success. The one-day summit will be on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 from 8:30am – 4:30pm at the Edith O’Donnell Arts & Technology Center (ATC) on the University of Texas at Dallas campus in Richardson, TX, http://www.utdallas.edu/.
Innovative, Focused Audience Event
The Summit will be led by a world-class group of speakers. The distinguished list of contributors includes local DFW elected officials, USDOT leaders, academic Internet of Things (“IoT”) thought leaders, and senior officers from global technology innovators. The Summit will incorporate case-study presentations, opportunities to interact with Smart City experts, smaller group solution development break-out sessions, and academic round tables to understand what is on the horizon. Breakfast, lunch and a closing reception are included in the registration.
Automated vehicles are already starting to travel on North Texas roads. Intelligent infrastructure is being built into the newest area buildings, highways and transit facilities. Much like the cloud trend that began to gain traction a decade ago, IoT has already started to impact our communities even before many citizens and local leaders realize they are part of this game-changing trend. To deliver on the immense potential of innovative services for communities you serve it will be incumbent to fully understand the challenges of complexity, governance, security, analytics and budgetary discipline that are part of the promise of Smart Cities.
Value for Government Decision-Makers
The North Texas Smart Cities Summit is created specifically for local and regional public entities by providing special and attractive pricing aligned with a centralized location. The Summit audience will be large and diverse, drawing from the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) membership covering 16 counties and nearly 300-member governments in North Texas, IEEE membership, private sector representatives and academic communities with a vested interest in IoT and Smart Cities.
By the end of the day you will be able to start the process of building a Smart Cities Blueprint with answers to:
• What are the opportunities for using Smart City technologies/business practices?
• How do I take advantage of these opportunities and better our community?
• How can we engage expertise to develop Smart City concepts for our community?
• State and Federal compliance and security concerns.
• How to fund a Smart City initiative
• Real world use cases from industry and municipal stakeholders.
• Discussion opportunities with solution providers.
Summit pricing for Government, Academic, Association and Public Attendees
Attendance is limited to about 600 people. Attendee pricing has early and late elements so it is important to take advantage of early registration on the website. http://smartcitiesntx.com/
- Paul Voelker, Mayor, City of Richardson
- Christopher M. Poe, PhD., P.E, Assistant Agency Director & Senior Research Engineer, Texas A&M Institute of Transportation
- Egan Smith, P.E. PTP PTOE, Managing Director, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), Joint Program Office (JPO), US Department of Transportation
- Bill Sproull, President and CEO, Technology Association for North Texas (Tech Titans), Richardson Chamber of Commerce
- Michael Morris, P.E., Director of Transportation, North Central Texas Council of Governments
- Kiersten Todt, Executive Director, US Department of Commerce, Presidential Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity
- Peter DeNagy, President-Acommence Advisors, Inc., Tri-Chair IoT Forum-Tech Titans
- Jennifer Sanders, Executive Director and Co-Founder, Dallas Innovation Alliance