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December 4-5, 2018|Las Vegas, NV

DELIVERING INNOVATION VIA PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS

It’s been an industry truth, accepted for too long; whilst technology moves at pace, buyers don’t have the funds to invest in it. However, this attitude must stop immediately because times have changed!

The investor community, tech vendors and enterprises now understand opportunity at hand and are actively seeking to invest in urban technologies; from pilots to large scale multi-million-dollar infrastructure modernization projects.

Understand where the money is and how to get it!

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WHO'S IN THE ROOM?

IMPACT>CITIES is bringing together both the public and private stakeholders from across the ecosystem who need to work together to secure investment and deliver value on the smart technologies. Uniting the investment community with cities, enterprise and technology providers, it will allow the you to understand key market investment trends whilst getting in detail around the barriers to investment around financing models, ROI and procurement. 

Here's the senior-level decision makers who will be attending these crucial sessions: 

  • Private Equity
  • Venture Capital
  • Banks
  • Financial Officers
  • Budget Officers
  • Revenue Officers
  • Strategy
  • Innovation
  • Technology
INVESTMENT & PARTNERSHIPS
08:30 - 09:00
Smart Cities: The Investment Market Overview

The appetite for investment in smart cities is set to explode. Get an overview of investment landscape to understand what technologies, projects and businesses investors are backing. Understand the market dynamics to align your needs with prevailing macro market dynamics.

08:30 - 09:00
What Investors Want: Evaluating the Potential for a Deal

In the brave new world of future cities, financiers are trying to comprehend rules of the game. Hear from investors as they outline their criteria for investment. Get inside factors including market demand for services, ROI, plus legal and regulatory framework to remove the barriers standing in the way of financial backing and pull the levers which attract financiers.

08:30 - 09:00
Finance vs. Funding: What Models Are at Play?

Smart Cities aren’t your typical infrastructure investment. Encompassing multiple sectors, from IT to energy and financial sources incl. banks, federal, state, bonds and taxes, it can be a minefield. Tackle the how to harness creative financial models to pay for next gen tech.

08:30 - 09:00
Delivering Win-Win Private/ Public Partnerships

Think there’s no budget for urban tech investment? Think again. With capital investors ready and willing to pay for infrastructure, explore innovative public/ private financial partnerships to build the infrastructure platforms of tomorrow.

08:30 - 09:00
Innovation Ready? Creating the Conditions for Investment

Confront reality; this game is competitive. Because whether you’re a corporate or a city - the most successful prosper! Evaluate your organisation; from talent to org. chart and culture. Hear from investors what organisations and projects they find attractive. Don’t miss the money boat!

08:30 - 09:00
The Urban Tech Procurement Process: Stop Pitching & Start Listening

Tech companies; ditch the ‘tech looking for a solution’ approach – it’s alienating your customers. Develop a collaborative sourcing and discovery strategy – where business practice and cultures are understood. Create solutions bespoke to the needs of the customer.

08:30 - 09:00
Break Down Departmental Silos to Build an Organisational Case for Technology

Organisations live in silos. The power of urban tech is transformative. Evaluate the uses cases for technology across the organisation. Recognize that if tech and data is to be utilized by all, it’s easier to get budget to build platforms once and reap the benefits over multiple lines of business.

08:30 - 09:00
The Urban Data Economy: From Cost to Revenue Centers

Government doesn’t make money, it spends money. Government doesn’t value data, it’s an asset business. That may have been true in the analog age – but this is the digital world. Discuss how to turn dumb assets into smart revenue generating platforms.

08:30 - 09:00
Venture Capital: Backing the Next UrbanTech Unicorn

Listen to a panel of leading VCs and startup accelerators discuss the evolving Urban Tech startup ecosystem. Understand how to tackle typical startup growth challenges, overcome process challenges (incl. procurement) specific to the city tech space and grasp the leadership characteristics which VCs find highly investable.

Gareth Ragg

Gareth Ragg

Co-Founder & Head of Strategy
IMPACT>CITIES

US: 1 800 814 3459 ex.7555

UK: +44 (0) 207 375 7555

Email: gragg@impactconf.com

Thomas Wilson

Thomas Wilson

Co-Founder & Program Director
IMPACT>CITIES

US: 1 800 814 3459 ex.7589

UK: +44 (0) 207 375 7589

Email: twilson@impactconf.com

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Speaker Line-Up | In-Depth Conference Program | Booking Discounts