Smart Cities Technology Symposium

Key Technology Advances, Sucess Strategies, Case Studies, and Directions Forward

January 18-19, 2022- Chicago, IL, United States

It is predicted that by 2050 about 64% of the developing world and 86% of the developed world will live in urban areas. The global smart cities market is expected to reach USD 297.7 billion by 2026, expanding at a CAGR of 20% from 2019. Furthermore, nearly all global population growth through 2030 will be absorbed by cities -- about 1.1 billion new urbanites over the next 10 years.

New insights and solutions are urgently needed in order to manage the scarce resources that will be impacted by this trend, as well as operate new and regenerated urban spaces. New generations of sensor networks, Big Data analytics, and Internet of Things (IoT) applications are being deployed in public and privately managed physical spaces to meet these requirements, though many challenges remain. As they prepare to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, municipal governments around the world are looking to the future and formulating their Smart City strategies. Now is the time to engage and learn from industry peers at the forefront of this key trend.

The 6th Annual Smart Cities Technology Symposium and Exhibition, January 18-19, 2022, brings together thought leaders and practitioners from around the world to explore the most recent technology advances, business models, and lessons learned to date in making the Smart City a reality. Expert speakers will examine the experiences of municipal governments who are pushing the envelope and moving toward actual implementation of the Smart City vision. The emphasis is on implementation strategy, case studies, best practices, and the development of compelling business models for transitioning to the 21st Century Smart City.

Topics to be addressed include:

  • Moving toward the post-COVID-19 smart city
  • Technology strategies for decarbonizing the built environment
  • Leveraging the smart energy grid for other municipal applications
  • Smart lighting advances, platforms and business models
  • Smart transportation and parking
  • Environmental monitoring and waste management
  • IoT applications and communications networks for enabling the Smarter City
  • Learning from the leaders: key smart city developments around the world
  • Market trends and growth drivers: challenges and opportunities
  • Phased, cost-effective approaches: efficiency measures that can fund additional steps
  • Building a culture of performance via data analytics and benchmarking
  • Enhancing sustainability, accessibility and livability
  • Key emerging technologies and applications
  • And more

Why Participate?

Focus on Implementation: The conference places primary focus on actual implementations, key case studies and lessons learned to date, in order to formulate real-world success strategies going forward.

Technology Innovation: Exhibits in the coffee break and luncheon area allow for quality networking with industry thought leaders and interaction with cutting-edge innovations

Senior-Level Executive Attendees: The Symposium is uniquely designed for senior decision-makers, CIOs, and executives charged with making the smart city a reality in today's environment

Emphasis on Qualty Networking: Ample time is reserved for focused, one-on-one meetings and high-value interaction among attendees

Who Should Attend?

  • Municipal IT managers and technology decision-makers
  • Mayors and municipal leaders
  • Telecommunication service provider companies
  • Electric, water and gas utilities
  • Developers and construction companies
  • Electric vehicle and transportation organizations
  • Financial and investment professionals
  • Smart grid technology providers
  • IT and Big Data analytics companies
  • Standards and regulatory organizations
  • Industry associations

Join us for in-depth networking and information sharing with your Smart City technology colleagues and executives!


  • Karen Lightman, Executive Director, Metro 21: Smart Cities Institute, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Charlie Catlett, Founding Director, Urban Center for Computation and Data (Urban CCD), Senior Computer Scientist emeritus, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Anne Dodge, Executive Director, Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation, University of Chicago
  • John Zhang, Division Director, City of Chicago
  • Kevin Gray, Chief Information Officer, City of Burbank, CA
  • John Coluccio, Signal Superintendent and Information Technology Director, City of Schenectady, NY
  • Art Thompson, Chief Information Officer, City of Detroit, MI
  • Marc Hebert, Director, Innovation Office, San Francisco Human Service Agency
  • James Carlini, President and Strategic Advisor, Carlini & Associates, Former Practice Area Director, Arthur Young
  • The Hon. Russell W. Hartigan, Former President, Illinois Bar Association, Former Member, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
  • Darrin Mylet, CEO, Local Broadband Networks
  • Lisa Brown, Senior Director, Municipal Infrastructure and Smart Communities, Johnson Controls
  • Teresa A. Bennett, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Office of Community Engagement, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
  • Dr. Shiaofen Fang, Professor of Computer Science, Chair of the Department of Computer and Information Science, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
  • Dr. Justin Starr, Infrastructure Consultant, ClearObject
  • Irma Gonzales, Secretary of Innovation & Open Government, City of Monterrey, Mexico
  • Paula Robinson, President, Bronzeville Community Development Partnership
  • Dr. Mina Sartipi, Founding Director, Center for Urban Informatics and Progress (CUIP), University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
  • Del White, Senior Vice President, Quantela Inc.
  • Deb Socia, President and CEO, The Enterprise Center
  • Matt Caywood, CEO, Actionfigure
  • Dr. Elizbeth Kocs, Director, Partnerships and Strategy, Energy Initiative - University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Bryan Tillman, Project Manager, 360 Energy Group

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Chicago Conference Center
205 W. Wacker Drive, 60605
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Located in downtown Chicago's Loop, the Chicago Conference Center is steps away from the city's magnificent lakefront with world-renowned Millennium and Grant Parks, marvelous museums, restaurants and retail shopping.
Event details
Organizer :SGO
Event type :Conference
Attendance :Physical Event
Reference :ASDE-23165