Day 1

20 October 2016

Smart Cities

“The smart city is an alluring vision of the future, in which civic technology such as traffic lights, smart meters for utilities and public transport could all be connected and feed back invaluable data online”

These sessions will cover all aspects of the development and future of smart cities. The track will explore the entire debate and structure of smart cities. They will discuss the effect of digital on the opportunities for smart city development, how to identify and implement an ecosystem within a smart city and also the social and societal considerations such as improving sustainability, quality of life and economic performance. The track will also discuss the energy sector and how changes within this industry fit with smart city development, and explore potential issues of technology, mobility and sustainability.

10:00AM

Smart Cities: Chairs welcome and opening remarks

Alex Glaser

Director of Development

Harbor Research

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. Alex Glaser, Director of Development, Harbor Research

10:20AM

Keynote Panel: Smart Cities on the move

Sergio Fernández de Córdova

,Co-Founder P3GM, UN-ECE BAB / Expert, PPP for Smart Cities, Policy and Best Practices & UNDP SDG-FUND

United National Development Programme

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Nuray Gokalp

Information Technology Manager

City of Amsterdam

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03:30PM - Day 1

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Alex Glaser

Director of Development

Harbor Research

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Renato de Castro

International Advisor

Wego - The World e-Governments Organization

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Jonathan Reichental

Chief Information Officer

City of Palo Alto

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  • Discussing smart city development in the US and beyond
  • What are different global initiatives and how does it help the digital transformation between and within cities? Exploring common set standards and principles
  • To what extend can new technologies help address socioeconomic and environmental challenges?
  • What are the challenges of adopting new technologies from local to national networks and beyond? Discussing relevant rules, regulations and policies in place
  • Exploring technologies, ecosystems and toolkits available for open and smart cities
  • Monetisation strategies for smart cities

Moderated by: Alex Glaser, Director of Development, Harbor Research

. Sergio Fernández de Córdova, ,Co-Founder P3GM, UN-ECE BAB / Expert, PPP for Smart Cities, Policy and Best Practices & UNDP SDG-FUND, United National Development Programme
. Nuray Gokalp, Information Technology Manager, City of Amsterdam
. Alex Glaser, Director of Development, Harbor Research
. Renato de Castro, International Advisor, Wego - The World e-Governments Organization
. Jonathan Reichental, Chief Information Officer, City of Palo Alto

11:00AM

Keynote: Our Future Belongs to Smart Cities

Jonathan Reichental

Chief Information Officer

City of Palo Alto

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  • By 2050, 70% of the world will live in an urban environment
  • Our challenges are growing and we need bold solutions and leaders
  • Technology will be central to rethinking and redesigning our cities
  • What are the near, medium, and long-term opportunities?
  • Examples will be provided of City of Palo Alto smart city work
. Jonathan Reichental, Chief Information Officer, City of Palo Alto

11:30AM

Networking Break

12:15PM

The future of urban mobility

Shireen Santosham

Chief Innovation Officer

city of San Jose

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  • Environmental and sustanablity issues being addressed
  • Data at the heart of transport innovation
  • Improving quality of life through smart transportation
. Shireen Santosham, Chief Innovation Officer, city of San Jose

12:30PM

Panel: Smart Travelling – Creating intelligent transport systems

Deepak Kesarwani

IoT Evangelist & Head - ISV Practice

Tech Mahindra

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Ron Victor

Founder and CEO

iotium

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Praas Chaudhuri

Principal - Monetization Strategies

ArcInsight Partners

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Jessica Groopman

Independent analyst and IoT advisor

Jess Groopman

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  • Exploring the potential of IoT in the transport sector and how it can help cities to address trends such as traffic congestion, environmental awareness and improving quality of life
  • What are the latest advancements and IoT technologies that enable connected transport systems?
  • The benefits of implementing M2M technologies such as smart navigation and how it can positively affect urban mobility
  • Discovering ways in which smart transportation can add business value and generate additional revenue

Moderated by: Jess Groopman

. Deepak Kesarwani, IoT Evangelist & Head - ISV Practice, Tech Mahindra
. Ron Victor, Founder and CEO, iotium
. Praas Chaudhuri, Principal - Monetization Strategies, ArcInsight Partners
. Jessica Groopman, Independent analyst and IoT advisor , Jess Groopman

01:10PM

Networking Break

02:00PM

Leadership for Digital Transformation

Hardik Bhatt

Chief Information Officer

State of Illinois

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As organizations across the globe go through major digital transformation, leadership becomes extremely critical in the success of transformation. While cloud, mobility, analytics and internet of things will play a critical role; security and privacy will be at the top of mind for everyone, it will be organizational and transformational leadership that will make or break the transformation. How does a transformational leadership take the concepts of Cloud, Mobility, Analytics and Internet of Things and use them as fuel for transformation?

. Hardik Bhatt, Chief Information Officer, State of Illinois

02:30PM

Panel: The cloud and big data as the cornerstone for Smart Cities

Nara Rajagopalan

Chief Executive Officer

Accelerite

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Professor Subhankar Dhar

Professor in the School of Information Systems and Technology

San José State University

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Nader Afzalan

Chair of APA-Technology Division

American Planning Association

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Gaurav Garg

CIO

City of Santa Clara

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Hardik Bhatt

Chief Information Officer

State of Illinois

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  • Big data management via the cloud? – Exploring different strategies for making smart use of the width of data generated via smart cities
  • How does big data technology help to improve smart cities? From public safety, to urban transportation, water and energy management and public sentiment analysis
  • What cloud platforms, data analytics tools and other big data technology are currently available? What are the advantages and disadvantages of using those?
  • In what way can cloud-based big data analytics help cities to achieve competitive advantage?

Moderated by: Nader Azfalan, Head of the APA Technology Division, American Planning Association

. Nara Rajagopalan, Chief Executive Officer, Accelerite
. Professor Subhankar Dhar, Professor in the School of Information Systems and Technology, San José State University
. Nader Afzalan, Chair of APA-Technology Division, American Planning Association
. Gaurav Garg, CIO, City of Santa Clara
. Hardik Bhatt, Chief Information Officer, State of Illinois

03:10PM

Networking Break

03:30PM

Amsterdam Tech City

Nuray Gokalp

Information Technology Manager

City of Amsterdam

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03:30PM - Day 1

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Exploring Blockchain, Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and FemTech. Accompanied by Government, Academia, NGO’s, Corporates, and StartUps/ScaleUps

. Nuray Gokalp, Information Technology Manager, City of Amsterdam

04:00PM

Panel: Smart Grids, sustainable cities and innovations in energy

Rohit Pasam

CEO & Co-Founder

Xaptum

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Todd Sandford

Head of North Amercian Distributed Energy

Centrica

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Prith Banerjee

EVP and CTO

Schneider Electric

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  • Exploring ways to make cities more effective and energy efficient using M2M and IOT solutions
  • Smart grids as a gateway towards a better quality of life in cities?
  • What processes need to be in place to adopt and implement innovative energy such as training of electricians and engineers?
  • Strategies for individual businesses to support the path towards becoming a more sustainable and economic city (e.g. smart buildings)
  • Discussing city partnerships with global leading companies to reach smart city goals – benefits and challenges

Moderated by Phil Beecher, Chair, Wi-SUN Alliance

 

. Rohit Pasam, CEO & Co-Founder, Xaptum
. Todd Sandford, Head of North Amercian Distributed Energy, Centrica
. Phil Beecher, Chair, Wi-SUN Alliance
. Prith Banerjee, EVP and CTO, Schneider Electric

04:40PM

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