"Cities as a Service, Accelerating Digital Communities"

September 16, 2019 | San Diego, California

September 16, 2019 | San Diego, California

Conference Chair Keynote Address: Smart Cities for Good

Speaker: Conference Chair, Stephanie Atkinson, Founder and CEO, Compass Intelligence

Description: Stephanie Atkinson, the chair of IoT, will dive into the core innovation and use cases in building smart communities and cities for good. As funding is scarce and projects get lost in translation and support, the industry must explore innovative funding mechanisms and leverage applications that drive benefits, sustainability, daily life improvement, resources for the betterment of the people, and use technology to provide real quantifiable improvements to the earth, environment, air quality, traffic, pollution, etc.



Sprint Keynote - Who is smarter, the city or its citizens?

Speaker: Ricky Singh, Chief of Products & Solutions - IoT, Sprint

Industry Expert Perspectives: Unique Opportunities & Key Learnings from Live Deployments, and Market Perspectives in Smart Cities

Moderator: Conference Chair, Stephanie Atkinson, Founder and CEO, Compass Intelligence

Participants: Advisory Board participants may include: Daniel Obodovski, CEO, The Silent Intelligence | Nadine Manjaro, CEO, Beyond M2M Communications | Sam Lucero, Senior Principal IoT & M2M Analyst, IHS Markit | Bill Pugh, Managing Partner, Smart Connections Consulting LLC

Description: The session will probe our industry experts and thought leaders around what is happening today, what to expect over the next 5 years, technology considerations, security considerations, and predictions for 2018. Hear for our advisory board on factors to consider, challenges to be aware of, success stories, and ideas to bring back to your team. Explore as we break apart live deployment examples, real world examples, segmenting the ecosystem and landscape, and expert perspectives.

Panel Discussion: Smart City Leaders and CXOs: Best in Class Thought Leadership, Key Perspectives, and Knowledge Sharing

Moderator: Bill Pugh, Managing Partner, Smart Connections Consulting LLC

Panelists: Tony Batalla, CIO, City of San Leandro | Keith Robinson, Deputy Director Mayor’s Office of Innovation and Performance, City of Atlanta | Chris Chiancone, CIO, City of Plano

Description: Moderated by Bill Pugh, hear the latest enterprise end-user IoT perspectives regarding project challenges, objectives, budget considerations, vendor selection, management, and security. Learning from your peers and the exchange of ideas is part of the IoT6 agenda, and we are excited to learn from these executives and thought leaders. Listen to real feedback from live deployments, live projects, real-time engagements and projects. Less focus on proof of concepts, trials, and test pilots and more focus on what real activities in smart cities are getting funded, showing real-live ROI, and benefiting cities and communities.

Building the Real-Time City | VANTIQ Keynote Presentation

Speaker: Blaine Mathieu, Chief Product & Marketing Officer, VANTIQ

Description: Legacy development approaches and tools simply aren’t architected to handle the enormous flow of real-time, event-driven, data streams generated by IoT devices, existing systems, and people that are necessary to create the Smart Cities of the future. In this session, learn how the revolution in event-driven application platforms enable innovative cities and their vendors to develop, deploy and run real-time operations with dramatically reduced time-to-market, significantly lowered development and maintenance costs, and maximum agility in the face of requirements for continuous innovation and digital transformation.

Panel Discussion: The City is on Edge - Leveraging Connectivity & Edge Computing to Boost City Intelligence

Moderator: Sam Lucero, Senior Principal Analyst for M2M/IoT, IHS Markit

Participants: Neal Kohl, Director of IoT Strategy, Dell Technologies | Jay Shaver, Senior Director of Product Management, SWIM.AI | Eric Simone, Founder/CEO, ClearBlade | Blaine Mathieu-Chief Product & Marketing Officer, VANTIQ

Description: As we continue to enhance chipset and device level analytics at the edge, this session will tie together both the connectivity and analytics imperatives for smart city solutions. Topics will include connecting via cellular, satellite, LPWAN, Bluetooth, and others, as well as topics including a dedicated core IoT network, edge computing, data analytics, bridging autonomous and self driving with smart roads and transportation, leveraging intelligence as close to the connected asset/sensor/device to better enable smart city applications. Our team of panelists will share optimal solutions, share decision-making considerations, explore technology options and paths, identify benefits and key challenges, and gather feedback from the audience.

Smart City Keynote: Deep Dive into Smart City Solutions

Speaker: Erik Caldwell, Head of Economic Development, City of San Diego

General Session: Implementing smart city solutions through public-private partnerships

Speaker: Daniel Obodovski, CEO, Silent Intelligence

Description: As municipal budgets are getting increasingly strained, cities and their partners are looking for alternative ways to finance smart city projects. Daniel Obodovski, CEO of the Silent Intelligence and co-founder of SCALE San Diego will share his experience with public-private partnerships and their impact on cities using examples in transportation and city mobility.

Panel Discussion: Secure the City, Connected Drives Risk – Ideal Solutions and Strategies to Prepare

Moderator: Nadine Manjaro, CEO, Beyond M2M Communications

Speakers: Preetham Naik - Director of IoT Security Solutions, Subex | Melissa Strauss - Regional Director, Darktrace | Herb Mooney - IoT Systems Engineer, Inseego | Bill Pugh,  Managing Partner, Smart Connections Consulting LLC

Description: One of the most discussed topics in IoT today is how to best protect, secure, and plan for the unknown including breaches, malicious network attacks, securing the physical systems, access control and monitoring, protecting assets, and having a post disaster and recovery plan in place in case of a security or hacking incident. Some of the most precious infrastructure and assets (fleets) are the part of the near-term solutions being rolled out within cities, and as such we as an industry need to continue to explore IoT security solutions to prepare, plan, and recover. Security at the device or equipment level to the IT/IoT network includes many stakeholders including the manufacturers, distributors, agencies/departments, IT teams, city leaders, technology vendors, and others. Our team of panelists will explore these topics, as well as provide best-in-class security services, solutions, and managed services to support in securing infrastructure. In addition topics such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, botnets, data security, identity/access control and monitoring, threat detection, risk management, and others will be explored during this session.