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December 4-5, 2018|Las Vegas, NV

AN EVENT DESIGNED TO TACKLE
TODAY'S OPPORTUNITIES & DELIVER OUTCOMES

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.


Conference at a Glance

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INVESTMENT & 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!

MOBILE & FRICTIONLESS

Built on a century of vehicle ownership, North America's urban transport networks are no longer fit to support the needs of today's on-demand economy and connected consumers.

Tackle the crucial technologies and business models enabling a new generation mobile and frictionless urban transportation and commerce solutions.

Connected, Autonomous, Shared, Electric: It's time to leverage the urban mobility revolution!

HEALTHY & SUSTAINABLE

For cities and enterprise, sustainability is no longer an option. It is mandatory. But what's exciting is; this is a responsibility with a double bottom line.

Not only are we duty bound to improve the quality of life for citizens and employees, breakthroughs in green tech and data science means that investment in sustainability is now driving real financial results.

Reap the rewards of a healthy and sustainable urban future!

THE SCRUMS

It's time for a new kind of event. One that enables genuine collaboration and facilitates the creation of a tangible strategies to take back to your teams. We have designed Day 2 of IMPACT>CITIES to do exactly this.

The Scrums: Built around interactive groups, they will enable attendees to discuss the details from the previous day's conference sessions, collaborate on how to remove barriers to innovation and create a deliverable actionable plan.

Day One

BREAKFAST WORKSHOP
08:00am08:30am
Finance vs. Funding: What Models Are at Play?

Smart Cities aren’t your typical investment; encompassing multiple sectors and business models; from ICT to energy. Make sense of the often complicated terms surrounding funding and financing.

  • Show me the value! Map out a project’s business model to determine the ‘value’ it is generating. If you want investors you need a clear revenue proposition!
  • Understand who would be interested in funding/ financing the project. Is it best for public funding, private financing from the PE/ VC community or can it live on its own revenues?
  • Create a project procurement and delivery strategy. Assess the options on the table incl. ventures, P3s, privatization or even franchising

Deloitte Ximon Zhu Manager, Infrastructure & Capital Projects Deloitte

Chairperson:

Mike Barlow Managing Partner Cumulus Partners

INVESTMENT & PARTNERSHIPS
8:45am
-
9:05am
The Smart Cities State of the Union

With the appetite for smart city investment set boil over, take the temperature of the industry as we head into 2019. Map out where the true impacts and opportunities lie.

  • Take a macro view of the investment landscape. Look across US, European and Asian markets to see what tech and projects are making the biggest impact on a global scale
  • Ecosystem, Ecosystem, Ecosystem. Discuss the shift in the market towards ecosystem building. Embrace collaboration and openness to maintain relevancy!
  • Explore case studies of leading deployments of smart city tech and services. Understand the successful factors to learn from the pioneers!

NGP Capital Paul Asel Managing Director NGP Capital

9:05am
-
09:45am
Las Vegas: Delivering Urban Innovation through Public Private Collaboration

In a cross-stakeholder panel, hear from the City of Las Vegas, Regional Transportation Agency and a private partner on how collaborative P3s are delivering transformative smart city services, today!

  • From autonomous shuttles to final mile commuting, work with mobility service providers to create mobility pilots which support and augment the existing urban transit network 
  • Break down the departmental silos. Tackle interoperability among public sectors, (incl. transportation, energy, facilities) through open-source data sharing, real-time data analytics and decision support
  • Technology is the new asphalt and jurisdictions are getting smart with new solutions that communicate across different platforms (traffic signals, predicting crash zones and communicating across other departments and agencies)

City of Las Vegas Lester Lewis Deputy Director of Information Technology City of Las Vegas

RTC Southern Nevada Tina Quigley General Manager RTC Southern Nevada

Waycare Noam Maital CEO Waycare

Moderator: SFB Consulting Scott Belcher President and CEO SFB Consulting

09:45am
-
10:15am
Autonomous Vehicles & The City: Real Time Urban Test Bed

Self-driving vehicles are already carrying fare paying passengers on US roads. See how Automakers, Tier 1s, Cities and TNCs need to collaborate on testing today, to take urban AVs to scale. 

  • Create a safe urban testbed for SDCs to evaluate the systems impact and new use-cases arising from this seismic shift in transportation
  • Utilize autonomous vehicle pilots to determine the future of city planning from prioritised lanes and curb usage to parking reduction and traffic efficiency
  • The autonomous future is upon us – Discuss the intrinsic need for collaboration from the private and public spheres to prepare people for AVs – perception matters!

Transpo Group Ryan Snyder Principal of Active Transportation Transpo Group

Aptiv Abe Ghabra Managing Director, Las Vegas Customer Technology Center, Autonomous Driving Aptiv

City of Austin Jason JonMichael Assistant Director – Smart Mobility City of Austin

Moderator: DNA Data Solutions Dale Neef Founder DNA Data Solutions

10:15am
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10:35am
The Procurement Process: Stop Pitching, Open Up, Start Collaborating

Tech companies; ditch the ‘tech looking for a solution’ approach – it’s alienating your customers. Businesses and cities; open up your processes – it’s slowing down innovation!

  • Ditch the widgets to become solution focused. Collaborate around the real needs of your customer to meet the strategic targets of businesses rather than focusing on devices
  • Create genuine partnerships. Explore P3’s to create proof of concept and get buy-in for further investment in smart services
  • Get inside the civic procurement framework, incl. state bid lists, RFPs. Move towards transparency and inclusivity in a system that permits both tech giants and start-ups

Marketplace.city Andrew Watkins President and COO Marketplace.city

10:35am
-
11:05am
NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
11:05am
-
11:35am
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.

  • Build networks which allow data sets to be leveraged between current and future applications and devices in order to provide real IoT scalability
  • Break through the siloed structures of enterprise and city org. charts. Go beyond immediate needs to build a long-term architecture that can leverage data across all departments
  • Understand the need for platform openness between tech players. Overcome challenges around standardisation and security to create interoperable urban tech solutions

university_of_southern_california Jerry Power Assistant Professor – Institute for Communications Technology Management University of Southern California

Oracle Canada Franco Amalfi Director of Innovation Oracle Canada

City of Long Beach Cason Lee Deputy Director City of Long Beach

Moderator: TALQ Consortium Daniel Noiseux TALQ Consortium

11:35am
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12:05pm
Selling Urban Resilience: Cities and Innovators Working Together to Catalyze Urban Resilience

Right NOW is a unique moment for all cities when it comes to making strategic investments in technology to catalyze urban resilience. Develop that action plan today!

  • What does it mean to be resilient? Identify how the world’s leading cities are addressing shocks and stresses, i.e. storms, flooding, earthquakes, water and food scarcity, plus violence and lack of social cohesion
  • Identify how tech incl. big data, the cloud and mobility are changing how cities operate internally and interact with their constituents, e.g. land-use and planning, predictive crime analytics etc. 
  • Move from excitement and imagination to action. See how organizations like City Innovation and 100 Resilient Cities are work with all stakeholders to facilitate the collaboration required for true urban resiliency

City Innovate Kamran Saddique Executive Director City Innovate

100 Resilient Cities Jason Whittet Associate Director 100 Resilient Cities

12:05pm
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12:25pm
Laying the Foundation for a Shared, Autonomous Commute

Hear from the largest carpooling solution in the US outline how government and businesses need to lay the foundation for the shared, autonomous commute to give themselves an advantage in an ever-evolving, competitive landscape.

  • Attracting and retaining top talent is crucial to every organization. Whilst the commute is one of the top three drivers of voluntary attrition. Harness carpooling to deliver employee satisfaction and create loyalty
  • As the densification of office and urban areas increases, assess the impact of congestion along commuting corridors and see how shared mobility can overcome these problems
  • Plot the steps that organizations of all types (from enterprises, to governments and TMAs), should take today to make possible the future of urban transportation we all envision

Scoop Rob Sadow Co-Founder and CEO Scoop

12:25pm
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2:00pm
LUNCH

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2:00pm
-
2:30pm
What Investors Want: Evaluating the Potential for a Deal

Investors are primed and ready to act, but not all projects are born equal. Hear a panel of leading VCs talk on how to pull the levers which attract financiers. Don’t miss the money boat! 

  • Hear the criteria used by investors for assessing projects, e.g. market demand for services, ROI, pay-back period to identify the investor that is right for each specific project
  • Evaluate your organisation; from talent to org. chart and culture. Hear from investors what organisations they find attractive
  • Backing the Next Urban Tech Unicorn: Identify where start-ups are making the biggest impact on incumbent business models
  • Understand the challenges faced by start-ups in the smart city space, incl. procurement and referencing. Remove the barriers to working with innovators

Renu Ventures Gerd Goette Founder & Managing Partner Renu Ventures

Energy Impact Partners Shayle Kann Senior Vice President, Research & Strategy Energy Impact Partners

Starwood Energy Group Ali Amirali Senior Vice President Starwood Energy Group

Moderator: Cornelia Lévy-Bencheton Principal CLB Consulting

MOBILE & FRICTIONLESS
2:30pm
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2:50pm
Telling the Story with Data – B2C Car Sharing

It’s projected that the car sharing fleets will grow between 10-15% over the next 10 years. Tackle its impact on delivering mobile and frictionless access to mobility for city residents.

  • Explore the need to build an urban mobility ecosystem that encompasses transit departments automakers, commercial real estate, infrastructure and tech companies
  • See how to increase the utilization of assets by allowing vehicles to be used for ride-hailing, micro-leasing or delivery
  • Every city is unique! Factor in existing transportation network, regulatory issues and local habits to create tailored solutions that meet the specific needs of each market

Strategy Analytics Roger Lanctot Director, Connected Mobility Strategy Analytics

2:50pm
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3:10pm
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 to create a ‘one stop’ mobility solution.
  • Discover how one of the leading mobility providers works with cities as a trusted private partner to launch new services (i.e. bikeshare) to enhance low emission urban mobility
  • Get to grips with how multi-modal mobility (e-hailing, public transit, bikes etc.) will enhance urban transportation by offering convenience and choice, bringing value to residents and cities alike

Uber Robert Kellman Global Head of Government Affairs and Policy for Bikeshare Uber

3:10pm
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3:50pm
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 from sharing data sets to real time updates to system interoperability
  • Drive the shared mobility revolution – Find ways to transform the American traditional mobility from car centric to shared intermodal mobility by enabling access and availability of service

City of Las Vegas Joanna Wadsworth Civil Engineer City of Las Vegas

Zipcar Justin Holmes Director of Communications & Public Policy Zipcar

Getaround Sylvano Carrasco VP Connected Car Getaround

Tesloop Rahul Sonnad CEO Tesloop

Scoop Rob Sadow CEO and Co-Founder Scoop

Moderator: Renu Ventures Boris von Bormann Founder & Manging Partner Renu Ventures

3:50pm
-
4:10pm
Sharing Cars for the Sharing Economy

Peer to peer car rental is provides great alternatives to current mobility models and empowers city residents. But what are the real benefits from the P2P car rental model?

  • Delve into the economic impact of P2P car sharing for citizens, how it generates revenue improves residential income and offsets cost of car ownership
  • Discuss the environmental impact of the P2P car sharing model by reducing the number of vehicles on the road and thus Co2 emissions on a city-wide scale
  • Discuss tactics to drive adoption of car sharing services and shared mobility models. Encourage American’s to break from the culture of vehicle ownership

Getaround Sylvano Carrasco VP Connected Car Getaround

4:10pm
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4:40pm
NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
4:40pm
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5:10pm
Revolutionizing the Last Mile

The final mile is undergoing a revolution. Listen to an interactive fireside discussion between a founding member of one of the world’s most exciting mobility companies and a council member from one of North America’s largest cities.

  • Discuss the opportunity shared scooter and other micro-mobility options have to transform urban environments around the world
  • Explore the environmental, equity, and innovative opportunities this new, rapidly growing mode of transit presents for cities, as well as the regulatory conversations around them

Lime Andrew Savage Vice President of Strategic Development and Founding Team Lime

City of Los Angeles Joe Buscaino Councilmember City of Los Angeles

Moderator: NGP Capital Paul Asel Managing Director NGP Capital

5:10pm
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5:40pm
Shared Mobility & Microtransit: Blurring the Lines of Public & Private Transportation

Urban mobility is in dire need of revamp. With the tech. innovation outstripping implementation, discover how blurring public and private transit can enable rapid service activation at low costs. 

  • Get to grips with how a zero emission microtransit mobility model is augmenting urban transportation by complementing traditional public transit and private transportation
  • Delve into the complexities of P3s to understand how the private and public sectors with the help of a third launched an effective mobility service with no capital investment
  • Everyone is a winner -Discuss added monetization opportunities outside of the traditional service (i.e. advertising) and how P3 models can boost city revenue whilst improving the life of citizens at no extra cost to the tax payers

Electric Cab of North America Kris Bailey COO Electric Cab of North America

Polaris Russ Ziegler Strategic Account Manager Polaris

City of Chula Vista Gary Halbert City Manager City of Chula Vista

City of Chandler Kim Moyers Downtown Redevelopment Manager City of Chandler

Moderator: IMPACT>CITIES Thomas Wilson Co-Founder IMPACT>CITIES

5:40pm
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6:00pm
Fireside Chat with Lyft's Head of Bike, Scooter and Pedestrian Policy

Cities should be built around people, not cars. Join Caroline Samponaro, Lyft's head of bike, scooter and pedestrian policy in a fireside chat with author and award-winning journalist Mike Barlow as they take on a discussion around the future of mobility.

  • Hear from two leading experts in smart cities on what it takes to build more sustainable, connected and liveable cities
  • Dive into how Lyft works with cities to launch and operate multi-modal transportation
  • Explore how consumer behavior is shifting from personal car ownership to embracing e-bikes, scooters, and self-driving cars

Lyft Caroline Samponaro Director of Bike, Scooter & Pedestrian Policy Lyft

Moderator: Cumulus Partners Mike Barlow Managing Partner Cumulus Partners

6:00pm
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7:00pm
Networking Drinks Reception

Day Two

INVESTMENT & PARTNERSHIPS
08:30am
-
09:00am
Delivering Win-Win Private/ Public Partnerships

Public Private Partnerships – It’s the phrase on everyone’s lips. With financiers and tech vendors ready to partner, explore the key investment model that will unlock smart cities.

  • Explore the need for creating a third-party. See how partnerships and consortia are crucial to enable public and private organisations to speak the same language
  • Target the low hanging fruit. Look to bus shelters, billboards, small cell leasing and kiosks etc. for P3s opportunities where revenue is already proven to exist for both sides
  • Partnerships not Privatisation: Utilize P3s to fund trials/ pilots and create an initial business case for wider scale deployments and infrastructure projects

City of St Louis Dr. Robert Gaskill-Clemons Chief Technology Officer City of St Louis

City of Chula Vista Gary Halbert City Manager City of Chula Vista

Dallas Innovation Alliance Jennifer Sanders Executive Director Dallas Innovation Alliance

Curated Growth Laura Kinnard, MBA Founder Curated Growth

Moderator: Deloitte Ximon Zhu Manager, Infrastructure & Capital Projects Deloitte

09:00am
-
09:30am
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? Audit existing infrastructure to see what can be done.

  • Turn dumb data into smart data by examining how better analytics of existing assets can drive real results for new pilots and programs at a low paying point
  • Identify the problem first and work your way back to truly recognise the data sets you need, the hardware required and ultimately who your future partner will be
  • Transform the way city government think. Shift focus from tactical issues to strategic thinking. Move from today’s reactive organization to a high performance one

City of Plano Chris Chiancone Chief Information Officer City of Plano

City of Buffalo Dr. Luis Taveras Chief Information Officer City of Buffalo

Arity Lauren Haynes Smart Cities Product Manager Arity

Moderator: Smart Connections Consulting Bill Pugh Managing Partner Smart Connections Consulting

09:30am
-
10:00am
Forget the Tech: Smart City Success is a Human Challenge

Whilst the power of urban tech is transformative, confront the question; is your organisation prepared, ready and skilled to embrace this new data driven world.

  • Is your organization prepared for change? Build C-suite buy champions for smart services. Create a culture where innovation rather than the status quo is the ultimate goal
  • Understand what training and support is required to capitalize on new data driven services. Make every worker data savvy!
  • Support technology with training. Empower the organisation with the knowledge to truly operate and derive the most insights from new services

City of West Hollywood Kate Kigongo Innovation Analyst City of West Hollywood

City of St Louis Dr. Robert Gaskill-Clemons Chief Technology Officer City of St Louis

Dallas Innovation Alliance Jennifer Sanders Executive Director Dallas Innovation Alliance

Moderator: IMPACT>CITIES Gareth Ragg Co-Founder IMPACT>CITIES

HEALTHY & SUSTAINABLE
10:00am
-
10:35am
Energy Disrupted: Entering the Era of Distributed Urban Energy

The century old model of energy generation and distribution are in flux. Tackle this issue head-on to create a strategy where DER support the next generation urban grid and smart built environment.

  • Decarbonization includes movement away from natural gas to all-electric. What does that mean for high performance building design?
  • Get to grips with the new energy players enabled by DER incl. energy brokers as the energy industry re-aligns business models in the digital age
  • How can energy systems be optimized at the right scale and how do investors and developers make the right choice in a landscape of rapid price decline and technology disruption?
  • What’s the right balance between a methodical, risk-averse policy landscape and the fail-fast/win-big ecosystem for market entrants?
  • What role vehicle grid integration ("VGI") will play as transportation options becomes more electric and autonomous

NV Energy Amy Lahav Sr. Project Manager, Renewable Energy & Smart Infrastructure NV Energy

DNV GL Douglas Kot Head of Section, Sustainable Buildings and Communities DNV GL

Integral Group Brendan McEneaney Principal, Urban Innovation Integral Group

e-centricity Marie Steele Principal e-centricity

EDF Renewables Patrick Kelly Director, Microgrid Development EDF Renewables

Moderator: Cleantech San Diego Jason Anderson President and CEO Cleantech San Diego

10:35am
-
11:05am
NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
11:10am
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11:40am
Are Cities Truly Becoming Smarter or Inadvertently Becoming More Siloed?

We must expand our focus beyond a single problem and a single solution. The point-solution entrapment that impedes our cities today must give way to a more pragmatic and open approach: The System of Systems.

  • Don’t let the current technology landscape become a barrier to innovation and delay time-to-value. Focus on your desired state and the steps required to get there!
  • Accelerate your time-to-innovation with pluggable solutions that deliver immediate value.
  • Take control of your future. Leverage the technologies and vendors that establish a solid infrastructure to protects you from evolving technology and changing business outcomes.
  • The Intelligent City is the Interconnected City: leverage the power of an IoT Platform and a system of systems approach.

Troy Dillard Senior Vice President, Smart Cities and Government Solutions Tech Mahindra

Tyson Echentile Global Director, Smart Infrastructure PTC

11:25am
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11:50am
Interactive Q&A: 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. 

  • Understand the complex legal and ethical concerns of data sharing within public private partnerships, from data ownership issues to algorithmic bias and propriety data analytics
  • Forget big data, it’s all about focused data. Target which data sets are vital for the solution you are providing to avoid collecting data which is being stored to no avail
  • Put consumers first in your data strategy. Delve into the consumer’s data privacy rights to nullify potential threats to personal privacy posed by smart cities

Akerman Gail Gottehrer Principal Akerman

11:50am
-
12:10pm
Electric Transportation: The Blessing or Curse for Utilities?

With number of electric vehicles on the road set to increase, confront the question; is the power network primed to cope with their deployment? 

  • Sidewalk, Office, Depot, Mall? Plot out the optimal network, factoring in slow, fast and wireless charging, required to support the update of EVs in cities
  • Get to grips with bi-directional charging. EVs to become a key node in the urban energy network, enabling a smoother grid and increased resiliency
  • The Next Great Revenue Stream? With sustainability threatening the revenues of energy companies, assess how utilities can leverage EVs as mobility moves from gas to the grid

EDF Renewables Patrick Kelly Director, Microgrid Development EDF Renewables

12:10pm
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12:30pm
Smart Water: Fixing a Leaking Network with Analytics

Harness smart technology to protect the quality of water supply, whilst managing the increased demand from mass urbanisation and reducing water waste. 

  • Quantify the problem. Use sensors to  of how much water is lost > depleting of resource additional cost and potential additional damage as well
  • Combine high-definition pressure sensing and machine learning to give an accurate picture of water detection and usage
  • Explore the role of smart devices in the home to alert the consumers on how to save water and strengthen conservation efforts

Phyn Mariel Devesa Global Head of Business Development Phyn

12:20pm
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12:55pm
Smart Lighting: The Tech Platform of the Built Environment

Hear the results of pioneering case studies to see how a smart urban built environment will be built upon a platform of lighting.

  • Utilize Li-Fi to build out a sensor suite which measure inputs including temperature, gas, smoke, occupancy. Get a granular picture on the performance of your assets
  • Grasp the fundamental effect of light on human behavior. Quantify its impact with real world trial data in critical areas including productivity, safety and health
  • Evaluate the business model behind lighting. See how maintenance, tech upgrades and connectivity can deliver recurring revenue streams

Energy Performance Lighting Rod Heller CEO Energy Performance Lighting

12:555pm
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2:15pm
LUNCH

Purchase the Post-Conference Materials

Event Presentations • Event Audio • On Demand Subscription

THE SCRUMS
2:15pm
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3:40pm

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


SCRUM MASTERS: SFB Consulting Scott Belcher President and CEO SFB Consulting

company____ Marie Steele Principal e-centricity

3:40pm
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4:00pm
SCRUM MASTER EVALUATION PANEL

Interactive discussion panel where we reflect on the outcomes of the scrums and the Scrum Masters take your questions and discuss collaborative industry next steps.

SFB Consulting Scott Belcher President and CEO SFB Consulting

e-centricity Marie Steele Principal e-centricity

Moderator: IMPACT>CITIES Gareth Ragg Co-Founder IMPACT>CITIES

Day One

BREAKFAST WORKSHOP
08:00am08:30am
Finance vs. Funding: What Models Are at Play?

Smart Cities aren’t your typical investment; encompassing multiple sectors and business models; from ICT to energy. Make sense of the often complicated terms surrounding funding and financing.

  • Show me the value! Map out a project’s business model to determine the ‘value’ it is generating. If you want investors you need a clear revenue proposition!
  • Understand who would be interested in funding/ financing the project. Is it best for public funding, private financing from the PE/ VC community or can it live on its own revenues?
  • Create a project procurement and delivery strategy. Assess the options on the table incl. ventures, P3s, privatization or even franchising

Deloitte Ximon Zhu Manager, Infrastructure & Capital Projects Deloitte

Chairperson:

Mike Barlow Managing Partner Cumulus Partners

INVESTMENT & PARTNERSHIPS
8:45am
-
9:05am
The Smart Cities State of the Union

With the appetite for smart city investment set boil over, take the temperature of the industry as we head into 2019. Map out where the true impacts and opportunities lie.

  • Take a macro view of the investment landscape. Look across US, European and Asian markets to see what tech and projects are making the biggest impact on a global scale
  • Ecosystem, Ecosystem, Ecosystem. Discuss the shift in the market towards ecosystem building. Embrace collaboration and openness to maintain relevancy!
  • Explore case studies of leading deployments of smart city tech and services. Understand the successful factors to learn from the pioneers!

NGP Capital Paul Asel Managing Director NGP Capital

9:05am
-
09:45am
Las Vegas: Delivering Urban Innovation through Public Private Collaboration

In a cross-stakeholder panel, hear from the City of Las Vegas, Regional Transportation Agency and a private partner on how collaborative P3s are delivering transformative smart city services, today!

  • From autonomous shuttles to final mile commuting, work with mobility service providers to create mobility pilots which support and augment the existing urban transit network 
  • Break down the departmental silos. Tackle interoperability among public sectors, (incl. transportation, energy, facilities) through open-source data sharing, real-time data analytics and decision support
  • Technology is the new asphalt and jurisdictions are getting smart with new solutions that communicate across different platforms (traffic signals, predicting crash zones and communicating across other departments and agencies)

City of Las Vegas Lester Lewis Deputy Director of Information Technology City of Las Vegas

RTC Southern Nevada Tina Quigley General Manager RTC Southern Nevada

Waycare Noam Maital CEO Waycare

Moderator: SFB Consulting Scott Belcher President and CEO SFB Consulting

09:45am
-
10:15am
Autonomous Vehicles & The City: Real Time Urban Test Bed

Self-driving vehicles are already carrying fare paying passengers on US roads. See how Automakers, Tier 1s, Cities and TNCs need to collaborate on testing today, to take urban AVs to scale. 

  • Create a safe urban testbed for SDCs to evaluate the systems impact and new use-cases arising from this seismic shift in transportation
  • Utilize autonomous vehicle pilots to determine the future of city planning from prioritised lanes and curb usage to parking reduction and traffic efficiency
  • The autonomous future is upon us – Discuss the intrinsic need for collaboration from the private and public spheres to prepare people for AVs – perception matters!

Transpo Group Ryan Snyder Principal of Active Transportation Transpo Group

Aptiv Abe Ghabra Managing Director, Las Vegas Customer Technology Center, Autonomous Driving Aptiv

City of Austin Jason JonMichael Assistant Director – Smart Mobility City of Austin

Moderator: DNA Data Solutions Dale Neef Founder DNA Data Solutions

10:15am
-
10:35am
The Procurement Process: Stop Pitching, Open Up, Start Collaborating

Tech companies; ditch the ‘tech looking for a solution’ approach – it’s alienating your customers. Businesses and cities; open up your processes – it’s slowing down innovation!

  • Ditch the widgets to become solution focused. Collaborate around the real needs of your customer to meet the strategic targets of businesses rather than focusing on devices
  • Create genuine partnerships. Explore P3’s to create proof of concept and get buy-in for further investment in smart services
  • Get inside the civic procurement framework, incl. state bid lists, RFPs. Move towards transparency and inclusivity in a system that permits both tech giants and start-ups

Marketplace.city Andrew Watkins President and COO Marketplace.city

10:35am
-
11:05am
NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
11:05am
-
11:35am
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.

  • Build networks which allow data sets to be leveraged between current and future applications and devices in order to provide real IoT scalability
  • Break through the siloed structures of enterprise and city org. charts. Go beyond immediate needs to build a long-term architecture that can leverage data across all departments
  • Understand the need for platform openness between tech players. Overcome challenges around standardisation and security to create interoperable urban tech solutions

university_of_southern_california Jerry Power Assistant Professor – Institute for Communications Technology Management University of Southern California

Oracle Canada Franco Amalfi Director of Innovation Oracle Canada

City of Long Beach Cason Lee Deputy Director City of Long Beach

Moderator: TALQ Consortium Daniel Noiseux TALQ Consortium

11:35am
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12:05pm
Selling Urban Resilience: Cities and Innovators Working Together to Catalyze Urban Resilience

Right NOW is a unique moment for all cities when it comes to making strategic investments in technology to catalyze urban resilience. Develop that action plan today!

  • What does it mean to be resilient? Identify how the world’s leading cities are addressing shocks and stresses, i.e. storms, flooding, earthquakes, water and food scarcity, plus violence and lack of social cohesion
  • Identify how tech incl. big data, the cloud and mobility are changing how cities operate internally and interact with their constituents, e.g. land-use and planning, predictive crime analytics etc. 
  • Move from excitement and imagination to action. See how organizations like City Innovation and 100 Resilient Cities are work with all stakeholders to facilitate the collaboration required for true urban resiliency

City Innovate Kamran Saddique Executive Director City Innovate

100 Resilient Cities Jason Whittet Associate Director 100 Resilient Cities

12:05pm
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12:25pm
Laying the Foundation for a Shared, Autonomous Commute

Hear from the largest carpooling solution in the US outline how government and businesses need to lay the foundation for the shared, autonomous commute to give themselves an advantage in an ever-evolving, competitive landscape.

  • Attracting and retaining top talent is crucial to every organization. Whilst the commute is one of the top three drivers of voluntary attrition. Harness carpooling to deliver employee satisfaction and create loyalty
  • As the densification of office and urban areas increases, assess the impact of congestion along commuting corridors and see how shared mobility can overcome these problems
  • Plot the steps that organizations of all types (from enterprises, to governments and TMAs), should take today to make possible the future of urban transportation we all envision

Scoop Rob Sadow Co-Founder and CEO Scoop

12:25pm
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2:00pm
LUNCH

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2:00pm
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2:30pm
What Investors Want: Evaluating the Potential for a Deal

Investors are primed and ready to act, but not all projects are born equal. Hear a panel of leading VCs talk on how to pull the levers which attract financiers. Don’t miss the money boat! 

  • Hear the criteria used by investors for assessing projects, e.g. market demand for services, ROI, pay-back period to identify the investor that is right for each specific project
  • Evaluate your organisation; from talent to org. chart and culture. Hear from investors what organisations they find attractive
  • Backing the Next Urban Tech Unicorn: Identify where start-ups are making the biggest impact on incumbent business models
  • Understand the challenges faced by start-ups in the smart city space, incl. procurement and referencing. Remove the barriers to working with innovators

Renu Ventures Gerd Goette Founder & Managing Partner Renu Ventures

Energy Impact Partners Shayle Kann Senior Vice President, Research & Strategy Energy Impact Partners

Starwood Energy Group Ali Amirali Senior Vice President Starwood Energy Group

Moderator: Cornelia Lévy-Bencheton Principal CLB Consulting

MOBILE & FRICTIONLESS
2:30pm
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2:50pm
Telling the Story with Data – B2C Car Sharing

It’s projected that the car sharing fleets will grow between 10-15% over the next 10 years. Tackle its impact on delivering mobile and frictionless access to mobility for city residents.

  • Explore the need to build an urban mobility ecosystem that encompasses transit departments automakers, commercial real estate, infrastructure and tech companies
  • See how to increase the utilization of assets by allowing vehicles to be used for ride-hailing, micro-leasing or delivery
  • Every city is unique! Factor in existing transportation network, regulatory issues and local habits to create tailored solutions that meet the specific needs of each market

Strategy Analytics Roger Lanctot Director, Connected Mobility Strategy Analytics

2:50pm
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3:10pm
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 to create a ‘one stop’ mobility solution.
  • Discover how one of the leading mobility providers works with cities as a trusted private partner to launch new services (i.e. bikeshare) to enhance low emission urban mobility
  • Get to grips with how multi-modal mobility (e-hailing, public transit, bikes etc.) will enhance urban transportation by offering convenience and choice, bringing value to residents and cities alike

Uber Robert Kellman Global Head of Government Affairs and Policy for Bikeshare Uber

3:10pm
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3:50pm
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 from sharing data sets to real time updates to system interoperability
  • Drive the shared mobility revolution – Find ways to transform the American traditional mobility from car centric to shared intermodal mobility by enabling access and availability of service

City of Las Vegas Joanna Wadsworth Civil Engineer City of Las Vegas

Zipcar Justin Holmes Director of Communications & Public Policy Zipcar

Getaround Sylvano Carrasco VP Connected Car Getaround

Tesloop Rahul Sonnad CEO Tesloop

Scoop Rob Sadow CEO and Co-Founder Scoop

Moderator: Renu Ventures Boris von Bormann Founder & Manging Partner Renu Ventures

3:50pm
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4:10pm
Sharing Cars for the Sharing Economy

Peer to peer car rental is provides great alternatives to current mobility models and empowers city residents. But what are the real benefits from the P2P car rental model?

  • Delve into the economic impact of P2P car sharing for citizens, how it generates revenue improves residential income and offsets cost of car ownership
  • Discuss the environmental impact of the P2P car sharing model by reducing the number of vehicles on the road and thus Co2 emissions on a city-wide scale
  • Discuss tactics to drive adoption of car sharing services and shared mobility models. Encourage American’s to break from the culture of vehicle ownership

Getaround Sylvano Carrasco VP Connected Car Getaround

4:10pm
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4:40pm
NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
4:40pm
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5:10pm
Revolutionizing the Last Mile

The final mile is undergoing a revolution. Listen to an interactive fireside discussion between a founding member of one of the world’s most exciting mobility companies and a council member from one of North America’s largest cities.

  • Discuss the opportunity shared scooter and other micro-mobility options have to transform urban environments around the world
  • Explore the environmental, equity, and innovative opportunities this new, rapidly growing mode of transit presents for cities, as well as the regulatory conversations around them

Lime Andrew Savage Vice President of Strategic Development and Founding Team Lime

City of Los Angeles Joe Buscaino Councilmember City of Los Angeles

Moderator: NGP Capital Paul Asel Managing Director NGP Capital

5:10pm
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5:40pm
Shared Mobility & Microtransit: Blurring the Lines of Public & Private Transportation

Urban mobility is in dire need of revamp. With the tech. innovation outstripping implementation, discover how blurring public and private transit can enable rapid service activation at low costs. 

  • Get to grips with how a zero emission microtransit mobility model is augmenting urban transportation by complementing traditional public transit and private transportation
  • Delve into the complexities of P3s to understand how the private and public sectors with the help of a third launched an effective mobility service with no capital investment
  • Everyone is a winner -Discuss added monetization opportunities outside of the traditional service (i.e. advertising) and how P3 models can boost city revenue whilst improving the life of citizens at no extra cost to the tax payers

Electric Cab of North America Kris Bailey COO Electric Cab of North America

Polaris Russ Ziegler Strategic Account Manager Polaris

City of Chula Vista Gary Halbert City Manager City of Chula Vista

City of Chandler Kim Moyers Downtown Redevelopment Manager City of Chandler

Moderator: IMPACT>CITIES Thomas Wilson Co-Founder IMPACT>CITIES

5:40pm
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6:00pm
Fireside Chat with Lyft's Head of Bike, Scooter and Pedestrian Policy

Cities should be built around people, not cars. Join Caroline Samponaro, Lyft's head of bike, scooter and pedestrian policy in a fireside chat with author and award-winning journalist Mike Barlow as they take on a discussion around the future of mobility.

  • Hear from two leading experts in smart cities on what it takes to build more sustainable, connected and liveable cities
  • Dive into how Lyft works with cities to launch and operate multi-modal transportation
  • Explore how consumer behavior is shifting from personal car ownership to embracing e-bikes, scooters, and self-driving cars

Lyft Caroline Samponaro Director of Bike, Scooter & Pedestrian Policy Lyft

Moderator: Cumulus Partners Mike Barlow Managing Partner Cumulus Partners

6:00pm
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7:00pm
Networking Drinks Reception

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Day Two

INVESTMENT & PARTNERSHIPS
08:30am
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09:00am
Delivering Win-Win Private/ Public Partnerships

Public Private Partnerships – It’s the phrase on everyone’s lips. With financiers and tech vendors ready to partner, explore the key investment model that will unlock smart cities.

  • Explore the need for creating a third-party. See how partnerships and consortia are crucial to enable public and private organisations to speak the same language
  • Target the low hanging fruit. Look to bus shelters, billboards, small cell leasing and kiosks etc. for P3s opportunities where revenue is already proven to exist for both sides
  • Partnerships not Privatisation: Utilize P3s to fund trials/ pilots and create an initial business case for wider scale deployments and infrastructure projects

City of St Louis Dr. Robert Gaskill-Clemons Chief Technology Officer City of St Louis

City of Chula Vista Gary Halbert City Manager City of Chula Vista

Dallas Innovation Alliance Jennifer Sanders Executive Director Dallas Innovation Alliance

Curated Growth Laura Kinnard, MBA Founder Curated Growth

Moderator: Deloitte Ximon Zhu Manager, Infrastructure & Capital Projects Deloitte

09:00am
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09:30am
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? Audit existing infrastructure to see what can be done.

  • Turn dumb data into smart data by examining how better analytics of existing assets can drive real results for new pilots and programs at a low paying point
  • Identify the problem first and work your way back to truly recognise the data sets you need, the hardware required and ultimately who your future partner will be
  • Transform the way city government think. Shift focus from tactical issues to strategic thinking. Move from today’s reactive organization to a high performance one

City of Plano Chris Chiancone Chief Information Officer City of Plano

City of Buffalo Dr. Luis Taveras Chief Information Officer City of Buffalo

Arity Lauren Haynes Smart Cities Product Manager Arity

Moderator: Smart Connections Consulting Bill Pugh Managing Partner Smart Connections Consulting

09:30am
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10:00am
Forget the Tech: Smart City Success is a Human Challenge

Whilst the power of urban tech is transformative, confront the question; is your organisation prepared, ready and skilled to embrace this new data driven world.

  • Is your organization prepared for change? Build C-suite buy champions for smart services. Create a culture where innovation rather than the status quo is the ultimate goal
  • Understand what training and support is required to capitalize on new data driven services. Make every worker data savvy!
  • Support technology with training. Empower the organisation with the knowledge to truly operate and derive the most insights from new services

City of West Hollywood Kate Kigongo Innovation Analyst City of West Hollywood

City of St Louis Dr. Robert Gaskill-Clemons Chief Technology Officer City of St Louis

Dallas Innovation Alliance Jennifer Sanders Executive Director Dallas Innovation Alliance

Moderator: IMPACT>CITIES Gareth Ragg Co-Founder IMPACT>CITIES

HEALTHY & SUSTAINABLE
10:00am
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10:35am
Energy Disrupted: Entering the Era of Distributed Urban Energy

The century old model of energy generation and distribution are in flux. Tackle this issue head-on to create a strategy where DER support the next generation urban grid and smart built environment.

  • Decarbonization includes movement away from natural gas to all-electric. What does that mean for high performance building design?
  • Get to grips with the new energy players enabled by DER incl. energy brokers as the energy industry re-aligns business models in the digital age
  • How can energy systems be optimized at the right scale and how do investors and developers make the right choice in a landscape of rapid price decline and technology disruption?
  • What’s the right balance between a methodical, risk-averse policy landscape and the fail-fast/win-big ecosystem for market entrants?
  • What role vehicle grid integration ("VGI") will play as transportation options becomes more electric and autonomous

NV Energy Amy Lahav Sr. Project Manager, Renewable Energy & Smart Infrastructure NV Energy

DNV GL Douglas Kot Head of Section, Sustainable Buildings and Communities DNV GL

Integral Group Brendan McEneaney Principal, Urban Innovation Integral Group

e-centricity Marie Steele Principal e-centricity

EDF Renewables Patrick Kelly Director, Microgrid Development EDF Renewables

Moderator: Cleantech San Diego Jason Anderson President and CEO Cleantech San Diego

10:35am
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11:05am
NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
11:10am
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11:40am
Are Cities Truly Becoming Smarter or Inadvertently Becoming More Siloed?

We must expand our focus beyond a single problem and a single solution. The point-solution entrapment that impedes our cities today must give way to a more pragmatic and open approach: The System of Systems.

  • Don’t let the current technology landscape become a barrier to innovation and delay time-to-value. Focus on your desired state and the steps required to get there!
  • Accelerate your time-to-innovation with pluggable solutions that deliver immediate value.
  • Take control of your future. Leverage the technologies and vendors that establish a solid infrastructure to protects you from evolving technology and changing business outcomes.
  • The Intelligent City is the Interconnected City: leverage the power of an IoT Platform and a system of systems approach.

Troy Dillard Senior Vice President, Smart Cities and Government Solutions Tech Mahindra

Tyson Echentile Global Director, Smart Infrastructure PTC

11:25am
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11:50am
Interactive Q&A: 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. 

  • Understand the complex legal and ethical concerns of data sharing within public private partnerships, from data ownership issues to algorithmic bias and propriety data analytics
  • Forget big data, it’s all about focused data. Target which data sets are vital for the solution you are providing to avoid collecting data which is being stored to no avail
  • Put consumers first in your data strategy. Delve into the consumer’s data privacy rights to nullify potential threats to personal privacy posed by smart cities

Akerman Gail Gottehrer Principal Akerman

11:50am
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12:10pm
Electric Transportation: The Blessing or Curse for Utilities?

With number of electric vehicles on the road set to increase, confront the question; is the power network primed to cope with their deployment? 

  • Sidewalk, Office, Depot, Mall? Plot out the optimal network, factoring in slow, fast and wireless charging, required to support the update of EVs in cities
  • Get to grips with bi-directional charging. EVs to become a key node in the urban energy network, enabling a smoother grid and increased resiliency
  • The Next Great Revenue Stream? With sustainability threatening the revenues of energy companies, assess how utilities can leverage EVs as mobility moves from gas to the grid

EDF Renewables Patrick Kelly Director, Microgrid Development EDF Renewables

12:10pm
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12:30pm
Smart Water: Fixing a Leaking Network with Analytics

Harness smart technology to protect the quality of water supply, whilst managing the increased demand from mass urbanisation and reducing water waste. 

  • Quantify the problem. Use sensors to  of how much water is lost > depleting of resource additional cost and potential additional damage as well
  • Combine high-definition pressure sensing and machine learning to give an accurate picture of water detection and usage
  • Explore the role of smart devices in the home to alert the consumers on how to save water and strengthen conservation efforts

Phyn Mariel Devesa Global Head of Business Development Phyn

12:20pm
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12:55pm
Smart Lighting: The Tech Platform of the Built Environment

Hear the results of pioneering case studies to see how a smart urban built environment will be built upon a platform of lighting.

  • Utilize Li-Fi to build out a sensor suite which measure inputs including temperature, gas, smoke, occupancy. Get a granular picture on the performance of your assets
  • Grasp the fundamental effect of light on human behavior. Quantify its impact with real world trial data in critical areas including productivity, safety and health
  • Evaluate the business model behind lighting. See how maintenance, tech upgrades and connectivity can deliver recurring revenue streams

Energy Performance Lighting Rod Heller CEO Energy Performance Lighting

12:555pm
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2:15pm
LUNCH

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THE SCRUMS
2:15pm
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3:40pm

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


SCRUM MASTERS: SFB Consulting Scott Belcher President and CEO SFB Consulting

company____ Marie Steele Principal e-centricity

3:40pm
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4:00pm
SCRUM MASTER EVALUATION PANEL

Interactive discussion panel where we reflect on the outcomes of the scrums and the Scrum Masters take your questions and discuss collaborative industry next steps.

SFB Consulting Scott Belcher President and CEO SFB Consulting

e-centricity Marie Steele Principal e-centricity

Moderator: IMPACT>CITIES Gareth Ragg Co-Founder IMPACT>CITIES

Gareth Ragg

Gareth Ragg

Co-Founder & Head of Strategy
IMPACT>CITIES

UK: +44 (0) 207 375 7555

Email: gragg@impactconf.com

Thomas Wilson

Thomas Wilson

Co-Founder & Program Director
IMPACT>CITIES

UK: +44 (0) 207 375 7589

Email: twilson@impactconf.com

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