From Hype to Action
There has been much hype about smart cities. The Colorado Smart Cities Symposium provides a forum to support and accelerate this hype into action.
This event brings 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 event includes a full day of general session presentations, breakout sessions and workshops designed to enhance collaboration and move innovation forward. The event also features a tech showcase of cutting-edge smart city solutions. Together, we will create the ultimate citizen experience, one partnership at a time. Take a look at photos from last year’s Symposium.
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
8 am – 5:30 pm
Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
650 15th St, Denver, CO 80202
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.
Who will be there?
Take a look at the impressive group attending the 2019 CO Smart Cities Symposium!
Blind Institute of Technology
Blue Star Recyclers
Burwood Group Inc.
Burwood Group, Inc.
Charter Communications Inc
Cisco Systems, Inc
City & County of Denver – Mayor’s Office
City & County of Denver – Office of Economic Development & Opportunity
City & County of Denver – Technology Services
City of Arvada
City of Aurora
City of Boulder
City of Centennial
City of Colorado Springs
City of Grand Junction
City of Greenwood Village
City of Lakewood
City of Lone Tree
City of Pueblo
City of Thornton
City of Westminster
City of Westminster Parks, Recreation & Libraries
Colorado Broadband Office
Colorado Business Roundtable
Colorado Competitive Council
Colorado Department of Transportation
Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT)
Colorado Smart Cities Alliance
Colorado State University (CSU)
Colorado Technology Association
Community College of Aurora
Consulate General of Canada
CopperPoint Solutions, LLC
COS Exponential Impact Tech Accelerator
Crimson Strategy Group
Denver Public Schools
Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG)
Denver South Economic Development Partnership
FMI Capital Advisors
Foundation to Grow
Governor’s Office of Information Technology (OIT)
Grand Junction Economic Partnership
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
High Plains Library District
HiQo Solutions Inc.
Jacobs Engineering Group
Layer 10 Consulting
LONG Building Technologies, Inc.
Madison Moncrief, LLC
Marketing Assist, llc
Meridian Metropolitan District
Merrick & Company
Metro Denver Economic Development Corp.
Minority Business Office – OEDIT
Mountain Parking Equipment
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
NIC, Colorado Interactive
Powering IoT LLC
Powers Brown Architecture
Pueblo West Metropolitan District
Regional Transportation District
Siemens Smart Infrastructure, Inc.
Smart Connections Consulting
St. Vrain Valley School District
STONE Resource Group
Stony Brook University
Synq3 Restaurant Solutions
The Copley Consulting Group
The World Transformed
Town of Breckenridge
Toyota Mobility Foundation
Tributary Real Estate
United States Patent and Trademark Office
University of Colorado
University of Denver
US House of Representatives
W Risk Group LLC
Whitefield Academy, Kansas City, MO
World Wide Technology
Wyant Data Suystems, Inc.
The Tech Showcase will be open from 11:30am – 5:30pm in parallel to the program. The Tech Showcase features the latest tech innovation in smart cities with our showcase sponsors. Seeing is believing, after all.
*Program subject to change.
2019 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Jerome Davis serves as Regional Vice President, Colorado for Public Service Company of, an Xcel Energy Company. In this role, Davis has executive leadership responsibility for local government affairs in 165 communities located throughout the state. He oversees the managed accounts of the company’s largest business customers, which account for more than $1 billion in annual revenue. Davis is also responsible for providing strategic leadership for the management of community relations and economic development for the Colorado jurisdiction. Davis also has oversight of the company’s charitable giving foundation, United Way Campaign, employee volunteer programs, and corporate sponsorships that support organizations and
programs in the communities we serve. Under his guidance, Xcel Energy has built a solid and well-earned reputation for community involvement.
After starting with Public Service Company of Colorado in 1984, Davis filled diverse roles within the company. His most recent position was that of director, Community Relations. Prior to that, he was area manager for the City and County of Denver and the City of Aurora, and has broad experience with the utility, working in substation engineering, corporate accounting, sales and marketing, and supplier diversity. Davis earned his bachelor’s degree in finance and computer information systems and a MBA from Regis University. He is also a Walter Kaitz Foundation Fellow. He has long been active in the community and is currently a board member of the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation, as well as Visit Denver, Colorado Health Foundation, Aurora Economic Development Council and the Denver Chapter of the American Association of Blacks in Energy.
James Thurston is an international technology policy leader. As G3ict’s Vice President for Global Strategy and Development, he leads the design and implementation of new worldwide advocacy strategies and programs to scale up G3ict’s global impact. He has experience applying both technology and public policy to important social and economic challenges. He has led efforts ranging from using technology to promote the inclusion and human rights of people with disabilities around the world to using technology to increase the economic competitiveness of aging industrial centers in the United States. He has broad policy and management experience in both the private and public sectors and at the federal, state, and international levels of government.
Prior to joining G3ict, Mr. Thurston was Director of International Accessibility Policy at Microsoft, where he developed and executed a worldwide strategy to expand the company’s outreach on disability and technology issues to governments and NGOs around the world. He has also served as a standards leader for an international technology industry association, an economic and technology advisor to a U.S. senator and vice presidential candidate, and a senior manager for a national technology and economic development initiative of the U.S. government. Mr. Thurston holds both a Master of Public Administration and an M.A. in East European Studies from the University of Washington, as well as a B.A. in International Affairs from the University of Maine.
Congresswoman Diana DeGette
Mayor Michael B. Hancock
Dr. Martha Symko Davies
ABOUT THE PARTNERS
Colorado Technology Association (CTA) and Colorado Smart Cities Alliance 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. 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.
THANK YOU TO OUR 2019 SPONSORS
Interested in sponsorship opportunities? Contact Jason Delp at 303-592-4070 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
THANK YOU TO OUR 2019 COMMUNITY PARTNERS
2018 CO Smart Cities Symposium Press