It is such a pleasure to talk with people across the US and around the world about smart city technology and policy. As this area expands, the goal is to continue to learn and listen while also sharing information and encouraging collaboration.
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 10, 2017
Some of the nation’s leading Smart City voices - Mayor Kasim Reed, Michelle Robinson (Verizon), Joe Kochan (US Ignite), Howard Wright (Intel) and Chelsea Collier (Digi.City) - gathered to discuss the most recent smart city developments including #PAWR, a program that will deploy $100 million to cities that will fund wireless network research and infrastructure investment. Atlanta Mayor Reed provided insight on the experience of a city leader tasked with visioning and achieving smart city status. Executives Kathleen Grillo (Verizon) and Howard Wright (Intel) gave advice as to what smart city technology can do and actionable next steps. Joe Kochan with US Ignite provided a wide lens perspective of US cities large and small, outlining available resources.
What others are saying:
The Drum, “Growth of smart cities awareness sees it enter mainstream consciousness,” 3/12/17
Austin Chronicle, “How Smart is Your City? Interactive Panels Dive into the Data,” 3/10/17
Atlanta Daily World, “Mayor Kasim Reed to participate in South by Southwest Conference,” 3/9/17
Atlanta Intown, “News Briefs: Housing Opportunity Bonds; BeltLine Fitness; Mayor at SXSW,” 3/9/17
Mundo Hispanico, “Alcalde de Atlanta hablará sobre implementación de tecnología en las ciudades durante festival SXSW,” 3/9/17
Austin Inno, “Seeing the Future: An Innovator's Guide to SXSW Interactive 2017,” 3/9/17
SMART CITY DAY AT SXSW
AUSTIN, TX - March 12, 2017
This year at @SXSW in Austin, Texas, 25 mayors, city leaders, startups and community advocates presented a full day of 10-minute “lightning talks” on the top trends and happenings in Smart Cities. It was a great opportunity to gather a crowd, make meaningful connections and enjoy learning about what's next for Smart Cities.
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING:
AVNetwork, "SXSW Interactive 2017 – Technology and the Smart City,” 3/14/17
GovTech, "SXSW 2017: 3 Ways to Become a Change Agent for Your (Smart) City," 3/13/17
Rivard Report, "Choose SA’s Smart City Day at SXSW Convenes Thought Leaders," 3/13/17
Art + Seek, "AI, Machine Learning and Smart Cities: Trends from SXSW Interactive," 3/13/17
KUT 90.5: Austin's NPR Station, "How Can Austin Achieve Smart City Status?," 3/14/17
JAN 25, 2017
Event featured a welcome from Governor Doug Ducey followed by a Panel with Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton; Mesa Mayor John Giles; Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane; Arizona Commerce Authority President Sandra Watson; Arizona Chamber President Glen Hamer; Digi.City Founder Chelsea Collier (moderator)
SmartAustin hosted a meetup at Austin City Hall titled, "How Can Austin Supercharge its SmartCities Startup Profile?" Speakers included Jen Gooding, Co-Founder of Prime PR and Digi.City Founder Chelsea Collier.
SAN DIEGO, CA
DEC 8, 2016
Event featured opening remarks from San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer followed by a Panel with San Diego Council member-elect Barbara Bry; CIty of San Diego Deputy COO, David Graham; CalInnovates Director Kish Rajan; San Diego Regional Economic Dev Corporation President & CEO Mark Cafferty; San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce VP International Business Affairs & Leadership Development Paola Ávila; Digi.City Founder Chelsea Collier (moderator)