Dedicated to bringing smart regions to life.
This experience will bring together civic-minded leaders from enterprise, government, academia, research, impact investors, startups and nonprofits to dive deep into what it takes to create a state full of connected communities. This one-day, single-track event also will feature a showcase of cutting-edge technologies and smart city solutions. Together, we can create the ultimate citizen experience, one partnership at a time.
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
8 am – 7 pm
McNichols Civic Center Building
144 W Colfax Ave, Denver CO
Who should attend the CO Smart Cities Symposium?
The CO Smart City Symposium brings together a diverse group of stakeholders to exchange ideas, network and learn.
Tech Company Professionals: Meet top smart city influencers and learn how your company can leverage these new smart city opportunities and capabilities within the public sector and beyond to create new business models and drive revenue.
Public Sector Leaders: Connect with cutting edge technology companies of all sizes leading the way in smart city development and learn from real innovative solutions being implemented across Colorado and beyond.
Residents: Find out what a smart city is beyond a marketing buzzword and explore how communities of the future will impact your quality of life from a diverse group of experts and change makers.
Academic and Research Leaders: Universities and research labs prepare students to innovate in a smart city and are positioned to create and test new ideas and technologies. Meet tech professionals and public sectors leaders who can benefit from this research and accelerate innovation.
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7:30 am // Tech Showcase, Breakfast + Networking
8:30 am // Welcome Remarks – Frannie Matthews, President & CEO, Colorado Technology Association
SESSION I: VISION
10:30 am // Break, Tech Showcase + Networking
SESSION III: INSIGHTS
3:15 pm // Break, Tech Showcase + Networking
SESSION II: INNOVATION
12:20 pm // Lunch, Tech Showcase + Networking
SESSION IV: LEADERSHIP
5:00 pm // Program End – Happy Hour, Tech Showcase + Networking
7:00 pm // Event End
Program and agenda are subject to change.
Fast Tracking the Development of Smart Cities – Announcing the Next Phase in Statewide Collaboration
Cities and regions throughout Colorado and across the world are individually experimenting with smart city technologies and solutions. The Colorado Smart Cities Alliance, to good effect, brings cities and regions across the state together to collaborate on sharing best practices and resolving challenges. Moreover, the Colorado Smart Cities Alliance leverages the strength of many stakeholders across the Colorado ecosystem to contribute to the development of Smart Cities, such as the private sector, academia, federal research, the business community plus powerful stakeholders that have come to the table for the very first time to join forces with us in Colorado.
This resilient collaborative foundation enables the next evolutionary stage in Smart City leadership to fast track development of Smart Cities not only within the Colorado but also expedite Smart City development for cities and regions throughout North America and globally. Aiden Mitchell, Matthew Bailey and John Tolva will be presenting and announcing a new initiative that will excite and empower all stakeholders leading Smart City and Regional initiatives – anywhere in the world! This talk is not to be missed!
Smart Cities Global Practice Leader
Co-Founder, Colorado Smart Cities Alliance
Matthew leads Arrow Electronics’ smart city practice, co-founded the Colorado Smart Cities Alliance, is on the board of CompTIA’s North American Smart Cities Council and is an international public speaker. Matthew has received wide public recognition as a leading authority in Internet of Things (IoT) and smart cities. He has been a catalyst for the IoT revolution in many international territories and was a 2015 Worldwide Technology Network award nominee.
VP City Solutions
Sean Harrington joined Verizon through the acquisition of Sensity Systems by Verizon in October 2016. Sean was the COO for Sensity, where he was responsible for the operational and strategic leadership of Sensity. Sean has led engineering, operations, sales and marketing, and business development at the company. He established the first strategic and partner relationships for Sensity, building an ecosystem for the newly created Light Sensory Network category. Sean spent the five years before joining Sensity in sales, marketing, and business development of high-growth clean tech companies in the San Francisco Bay Area.
VP of IoT Global Solutions
Aiden is responsible for Arrow’s full-solution IoT stack, including sensors, embedded, connectivity, networks, data platforms within hybrid, private and public cloud, analytics and security. Aiden joined Arrow in 2011 and has more than 20 years of sales and general management experience in the technology sector. During his time at Arrow, Aiden has led the Intelligent Systems Business Unit, which centers on embedded processing, wireless and sensor products and was VP of Semiconductors running marketing, assets and operations for that business segment in the Americas region.
Co-Founder, Colorado Smart Cities Alliance
John co-founded CityFi, an urban change management consultancy enabling smart, sustainable cities through innovative public-private partnerships, triple-bottom-line policy making and human-centric technology. John leads the nonprofit Colorado Smart Cities Alliance, a collaboration among Colorado municipalities, private sector companies and academia to develop, pilot and test solutions to urban challenges. John teaches a graduate course about the intersection of urban technology and policy at the School of Public Affairs for the University of Colorado.
NREL Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center
Mariano Delle Donne
City of Greenwood Village
CIO & Secretary of Technology
State of Colorado
VP of Innovation
Denver South EDP
Colorado Smart Cities Alliance
Technical Marketing Director
President of Global Strategy
Chief Information Officer
City of Aurora
Smart Cities Program Director
Cincinnati Bell Technology Solutions Inc.
Chief of External Initiatives
CityCenter, UC Denver
City of Lone Tree
City of Aspen
IEEE Smart Cities Standards Committee
President & CEO
Colorado Technology Association
Chief Innovation & Technology Officer
City of Boulder
More speakers to be announced
ABOUT THE PARTNERS
Colorado Technology Association (CTA), Colorado Smart Cities Alliance and Arrow Electronics are dedicated to bringing smart cities to life across Colorado. Founded in 2017, the Colorado Smart Cities Alliance seeks to build partnerships, pilot ideas and drive action across the state to better connect our communities and serve our citizens. Arrow Electronics, a founding partner of the Alliance, is leading the way in IoT and smart city technologies globally, and is intent on introducing the Arrow global network to the conversations happening across the state. As the leading technology nonprofit in the state, CTA is proud to showcase members who are changing the way we build cities, do business and connect.
The Tech Showcase will feature the latest tech innovation in smart cities with our showcase sponsors. Seeing is believing, after all.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
SPONSORSHIP & SHOWCASE OPPORTUNITIES
Sponsorships are available for thought leadership, branding, lightning presentations and booth opportunities. Demonstrate your organization, technology or smart city solution to 350+ smart city and regional stakeholders from across Colorado and the U.S. For more information, please contact Jason Delp at firstname.lastname@example.org.