IoT Forum on Smart Cities

IoT Forum on Smart Cities

    • 12:00 PM 
      Lunch, Introductions & Demo Tables
      Demo Tables are available to introduce your technology and get in the hands of the attendees. They are available first-come, first-served for $500 during registration.
      12:30 PM 
      Welcoming Remarks
      Marina Donovan, VP Global Marketing & Public Affairs at Itron
      12:35 PM 
      Alex Glaser, Vice President at Harbor Research

      New city technologies are showing promise in their ability to alleviate stakeholder pain-points, but the number of segments which comprise a city create challenges around siloed data. To be a truly smart city, information must be able to travel freely across disparate system architectures. Corporations and governments certainly have a major role to play in the smart city – by making data openly available for developers to build upon — but they must also make it easy for citizens themselves to create and contribute their own data. This presentation will discuss future applications, technologies and funding mechanism to drive adoption of IoT technologies in smart cities.
      12:55 PM 
      Fireside Chat
      Keshav Gupta, Smart City IoT Lead, City of San José, Civic Innovation, City Manager’s Office

      Keshav will share what the City of San José is currently working on in terms programs and initiatives.

      1:15 PM 
      Roundtable Discussion: The Hot Services and Apps of a Smart City
      We know IoT sensors is a key input of Smart Cities, but what are the key outputs? What city services can be created or enhanced, and what private services can be layered on a Smart City platform? Our panel will share their ideas and projects to add value and increase the efficiency of cities.

      • Justin Bean, Director of Smart Spaces and Video Intelligence Marketing at Hitachi Vantara
      • Lin Nease, CTO for IoT at HPE
      • Irene Zhang, Head of IoT Marketing at Juniper Networks
      • Ilan Vardi, Principal at MAG Consulting
      2:00 PM 
      Demos & Networking
      Use this break to visit the Demo Tables and connect with IoT Forum Members and guests. Flip over your agenda to the attendee list and put some faces to those names. As always, Forum staff are happy to help you connect with the people you want to meet.
      2:30 PM 
      Startup Pitches
      Startups from across the IoT ecosystem have 10 minutes each to pitch their company. Some are looking for partners, some are open to investment, and some are ready to deploy.

      • Ozan Gözbaşı, CEO at Optiyol
      • Marian Glaeser, CoFounder & CEO at Brighter AI Technologies
      • Guillaume de La Tour, Founder & CEO at
      3:00 PM 
      Product Pitches
      Innovative products are introduced to the IoT Forum in short 10 minute presentations. These new IoT products and services are already on the market and ready to buy.

      • Pete Karolczak, SVP of Corporate Development at VIMOC Technologies
      • Robert Murphy, VP Strategy & Business Development at Aclima
      • Geeta Chauhan, CTO at Deepcloud AI
      3:30 PM 
      Smart City Successes: A Look at IoT in Action
      Itai Dadon, Director of Smart Cities at Itron

      Growing urban populations strain resources, increase congestion, impact sustainability, and generate more waste and crime. Learn how three cities are investing in and benefiting from technology that will drive the digital transformation of their city services.
      3:45 PM 
      Verizon Smart Communities
      Jimmy Kim of Verizon Smart Communities will update us on their current projects.
      4:00 PM 
      4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM
      Year End Cocktail

      Don’t forget to register for our Year End celebration immediately following this meeting.