Smart Cities Summit
Urbanization is putting pressure on municipalities around the world to innovate and become smarter. Washington DC is leading the charge as a breeding ground for new ideas and solutions.
The Inclusive Smart Cities Summit will bring together top leaders from across the globe to discuss the future of smart cities and the need for inclusivity in innovation. Join us to discuss, debate and learn how cities around the world are attacking the challenges surrounding the future of the workplace, workforce and transportation head on.
Together we will explore how cities are turning their groundbreaking ideas into realities to improve the quality of life for all.
Workplaces of the Future
Leaders across the globe will share their take on the evolution of the workplace in smart cities of today and the future – discussing not only innovations to the infrastructure and spaces we work in, but also how the community will interact within them.
Reta Jo Lewis, Director of Congressional Affairs, The German Marshall Fund (moderator)
Randy Fiser, CEO ASID
Dave McLaughlin, General Manager of the East, WeWork
Nyla Beth Gawel, Booz Allen Hamilton
Rakia Finley, Founder, FIN Digital
Transportation of the Future
Cities are radically transforming how people are moving around them – from autonomous vehicles, innovations to public transit and the growth of the shared economy. Learn how these changes in transportation will powerfully impact, benefit and challenge all groups, races, and socio-economic classes within a city.
Zack Huhn, Founder, Venture Smarter; Chairman, IEEE Smart Cities Technology Standards Committee (moderator)
Lauren Belive, Director of Federal Government Relations, Lyft
Aaron Landry, General Manager, Car2go
Liisa Ecola, Senior Policy Analyst, Rand Corporation
Samuel I. Schwartz, Author, Street Smart: The Rise of Cities and the Fall of Cars
The Future of the Workforce
Innovation and a rapidly changing economy will create new workforce challenges for cities of the future to address. Creating an inclusive workforce will be critical to meeting those needs. Explore what skillsets will be required of the future workforce, tools for inclusive recruitment, and programs that are already leading the way.
Nicole Flatow, CityLab (moderator)
Lauren Gilchrist, Director, Pivotal Labs
Andy Rabens, Special Advisor for Global Youth Issues, U.S. Department of State
Ken Eisner, Senior Manager for Worldwide Education Programs, Amazon Web Services
Deloitte Human Capital Representative
Inclusive Smart Cities Panel
Our final panel will bring together leaders across both the public and private sectors in D.C. and address the need for inclusivity in the innovations that are shaping our cities.
Kevin Morgan, Tech Liason WDCEP (moderator)
Archana Vemulapalli, OCTO, CTO
Beth Blauer – Executive Director for The Center of Government Excellence
Gabe Klein, Founder, CityFi
Erin Baumgartner, Assistant Director, MIT Senseable City Labs
8:30AM: Registration Opens
8:30-9:00AM: Networking and Demos (coffee & refreshments will be served)
9:00-9:10AM: Opening Remarks
9:15-9:50AM: Panel 1 – Workplaces of the Future
9:55-10:30AM: Panel 2 – Transportation of the Future
10:30-10:55AM: Break and Demos
10:55-11:30AM: Panel 3 – The Future of The Workforce
11:40AM: Smart Cities Initiative Announcement
11:55-12:30PM: Inclusive Smart Cities Panel
12:30PM: Event Concludes