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December 4-5, 2018|Las Vegas, NV

AN EVENT DESIGNED TO TACKLE 

TODAY'S OPPORTUNITIES & DELIVER OUTCOMES  


PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

DAY 1
IMPACT>HEADLINES
INVESTMENT &
PARTNERSHIPS
MOBILE &
FRICTIONLESS
HEALTHY &
SUSTAINABLE
CONNECTED &
SEAMLESS
DAY 2
IMPACT>HEADLINES
URBANTECH STARTUP SHOWCASE
THE SCRUMS

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IN-DEPTH: THE CONFERENCE TRACKS

Built around the core outcomes of Investment & Partnerships, Mobile & Frictionless, Healthy & Sustainable, Connected & Seamless, the conference tracks will enable an in-depth examination of technologies, business models and partnerships shaping development towards these common goals.

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.

MOBILE & FRICTIONLESS
08:30 - 09:00
Mobility 2.0: Managing the System of Systems

Roadways, sidewalks, intersections, public transit, TNCs; the mobility landscape is getting ever more complex. This is complicated further as the transport industry pushes forward with autonomy. Explore the role of government, tech providers, automakers and operators in managing the mobility system of systems.

08:30 - 09:00
Smart Parking: The First Step to Revenue & Sustainability

It’s estimated that 30% of urban traffic is vehicles searching for a parking space. Debate how smart parking can be the key to driving revenue, reducing congestion and changing vehicle usage habits.

08:30 - 09:00
From Corridors to Cities: Enabling Intelligent Traffic Management at Scale

The impact of traffic on cities is profound. See how to leverage artificial intelligence take traffic management from a pilot to systems level. Say hello to the Green Wave!

08:30 - 09:00
Shared Mobility & Microtransit: Blurring the Lines of Public & Private Transportation

Dynamic on-demand shared transit options are redrawing the transportation lines. Explore how microtransit can replace/ augment public transportation networks whilst offering a more costs effective and personalized service for consumers and cities.

08:30 - 09:00
Mobility as a Service: Possibility or Pipe Dream for North America

It could work in the public transit orientated Europe but is MaaS realistic in the North America’s car-centric cities. Examine the infrastructure and tech platform required to deliver genuine intermodal mobility.

08:30 - 09:00
The Future of Connected Fleet Management

Corporate, government, Uber, Lyft; whatever way you look at it – fleets are the future. Leverage connected fleet management solutions (FMS), incl. diagnostics, workforce management and maintenance to drive efficiency, productivity and sustainability in fleet and asset management.

08:30 - 09:00
Solving the Final Mile: Urban Transportation in the On-Demand World

The e-hailing and ‘Prime’ Rubicon has been crossed. Consumers are no longer willing to wait. Take a step back to create a platform that aligns on-demand services with a sustainable urban mobility network. Avoid adding vehicles to already congested cities.

08:30 - 09:00
Autonomous Vehicles & The City: Real Time Urban Test Bed

Self-driving vehicles are already carrying fare paying passengers on US roads. Debate how to work with the Automakers, Tier 1s and TNCs pioneering autonomous technologies. Create a safe urban testbed for SDCs to evaluate the systems impact and new use-cases arising from this seismic shift in transportation.

08:30 - 09:00
Entering the Last IC Age? The Forecast for E-Mobility

Despite ambitious predictions for EV penetration, vehicles continue to get bigger and gas prices remain low in North America. Debate how electromobility is set to develop in the US. Hint, it’s all about the urban fleet.

08:30 - 09:00
Charging Infrastructure: Building the Network to Deliver eMobility

Forget the Chicken and Egg. Come together as an ecosystem to deliver a profitable charging network which supports the urban and national roll out of electric vehicles.

08:30 - 09:00
Digital Payments: Enabling a Seamless Mobility Experience

From EV charging to intermodal journey booking and in-vehicle payments examine how to bring the hassle-free digital payments experience expected by users to the urban environment.

08:30 - 09:00
VTOL: Are Our Cities Ready for the Jetsons?

Is it a bird? is it a plane? No, it’s vertical take-off and landing aircraft. No doubt they are cool but, understand what is required to take urban mobility into the third dimension.

HEALTHY & SUSTAINABLE
08:30 - 09:00
The Renewable Shift: Moving from Fossil Fuels to Smart Energy

With the ROI for infrastructure and hardware perceived to be in the decades, build a business case to reject the status quo and embrace renewable energy sources, clean air and smart IoT technologies.

08:30 - 09:00
Energy Disrupted: Entering the Era of Distributed Energy Resources

The century old model of energy generation and distribution are in flux. Tackle this issue head-on to create a strategy where DER don’t threaten but support the next generation smart grid.

08:30 - 09:00
The Green Campus: When Does the Institutional Microgrid Make Sense?

Microgrid promises increased renewables, tariff arbitrage and even energy trading. Get inside the technology and the potential ROI and TCO models to understand when this technology makes sense for your organisation.

08:30 - 09:00
Closing the Loop: A.I. & The Self-Healing Grid

Understand how to use IoT sensors and A.I. monitor and fix the grid in real-time. Remove the human and say goodbye to downtime.

08:30 - 09:00
A Smooth Operator: The Future of Energy Storage

Whether it’s with the ‘peaks’ in the current model or the variability of renewable energy generation; energy supply & demand is not constant. Embrace energy storage tech to combat this fundamental challenge.

08:30 - 09:00
Data Analytics & Demand Response Management

To control the mix of available renewable energy and efficiently manage transmission the grid needs to get smarter.

08:30 - 09:00
Energy Resiliency: Preparing for the Unexpected

Urbanisation = a huge opportunity for the energy industry. But growth can lead to fragility. Build an energy development strategy that puts resiliency at its core.

08:30 - 09:00
Electric Transportation: The Blessing or Curse for the Utilities?

Scenario 1. Doomsday – The aging grid can’t cope with the proliferation of EVs.
Scenario 2. Saviour – Increased EV charging solves problem of reducing energy consumption.
Discuss the tech and business strategies to turn 1 into 2.

08:30 - 09:00
Smart Water: Fixing a Leaking Network with Analytics

In North America, ave water systems loss is 16%, with up to 75% of this recoverable. Harness smart technology to protect the quality of water supply, whilst managing the increased demand from mass urbanisation and reducing water waste.

08:30 - 09:00
Smart Waste: IoT (The Internet of Trash)

Waste doesn’t occur to a timetable. So why should waste collection? Leverage the urban tech IoT to monitor waste assets and create a waste management strategy that reflects reality. Improve the environment for citizens and employees whilst optimising the waste collection vehicle operations.

08:30 - 09:00
A.I. and Sustainable Smart Buildings

From LED conversions to smart HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) systems and intelligent fault detection. See how to create an IoT platform and suite of services that drives sustainability, a superior experience for users and cost savings to the bottom line.

CONNECTED & SEAMLESS
08:30 - 09:00
Privacy & Governance: In Data Sharing We Trust!

Can your customers, citizens and workforce trust you with their data? In an increasingly data savvy climate, confront the legal, ethical and societal expectations on data collection, storage & sharing.

08:30 - 09:00
Sensor Check: Leverage Existing Datasets to Pick the Low Hanging Fruit

What hardware is already installed? What data is already collected? What is the value of this data? Before investing in new technology examine how better analytics of existing assets can drive real results.

08:30 - 09:00
A Framework for the Future: The Open Smart City Platform

The single vendor big ICT approach is dead. Interoperability and ecosystems are king. See how to develop an urban tech platform which embraces innovation and is future-proofed for next-gen breakthroughs.

08:30 - 09:00
Living on the Edge/ Head in the Clouds: Powering Real-Time Urban Connectivity

Can today’s urban infrastructure support the explosion in real-time data processing and enable smart devices to make smart decisions on-demand? Build a connectivity framework that supports both high bandwidth cellular/ Wi-Fi and low-power wide area networks (LPWAN). Allow the flexible Edge & Cloud to work in harmony.

08:30 - 09:00
Blockchain: The Transformative Urban Tech Platform

Trust, Transparency, Transactions. Get to grips with the tech that potential platform that underpins the entire future of the connected urban environment.

08:30 - 09:00
Cybersecurity: End-to-End Confidence Across the Ecosystem

The digitalisation of cities means the proliferation of cyberattack points. As the ecosystem opens up to collaboration make end-to-end cybersecurity your M.O.

08:30 - 09:00
Smart Lighting: The Foundation of the Safe & Efficient Urban IoT

It might seem simple, but the connected urban environment starts with lighting. Harness the power of LED lighting to deliver IP connectivity, increased efficiency and a valuable IoT sensor. Examine how to leverage Lighting as a Platform to build the next gen of smart urban services.

08:30 - 09:00
Tourism Tech: Create Great Experiences and Attractive Destinations

Visitors are the lifeblood of urban revenues; powering tourism, businesses and convention centers. But who are these people? What do they do in cities? What did they think of their experiences? Tech has the answer. Leverage mobile apps, smart kiosks and crowd-sourced data to understand behaviour, add value, create great experiences that keep visitors coming back for more!

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STARTUPS > THE URBAN TECH SHOWCASE
08:30 - 09:00

The ecosystem stands at the beginning of an Urban Tech explosion as a new wave of game-changing startups recognize cities as the next frontier for innovation.

The Urban Tech Showcase will bring to the headline stage the most inspiring entrepreneurs delivering a new generation of data-driven business models, services and technologies that tackle the opportunities created by future cities. It will feature 3 hand-picked startups in each of the following areas:

  • Mobile & Frictionless
  • Healthy & Sustainable
  • Connected & Seamless

Forget the status quo to re-think what is possible in the urban future.

THE SCRUMS >
08:30 - 09:00

An innovative space for collaboration and planning you won’t find at any other event. Held on Day 2 The Scrums will give action to the opportunities and case studies outlined on Day 1.

STEP 1:

Built around a typical urban scenario of ‘Impactsville USA’, delegates will break into focused scrum groups to address the creation and delivery of a practical strategy around the themes of Mobile & Frictionless, Healthy & Sustainable or Connected & Seamless.

Facilitated by three expert scrum masters, groups will feature a cross section of stakeholders to create an urban development action plan structured around financing, public private partnerships, procurement, technology, piloting and implementation.

STEP 2:

The scrum masters will evaluate the outcomes of their groups and take to the keynote stage to share the strategies from each theme with all attendees. 

STEP 3:

The conference will conclude with an interactive discussion panel where the scrum masters take your questions and discuss collaborative industry next steps.

STEP 4:

The post event IMPACT Report featuring the scrum strategies and analysis from scrum leaders will be shared with all attendees.

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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