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.

Panelists include:

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.

Panelists Include:

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.

Panelists Include:

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.

Panelists Include:

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

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