May 14th, 2019

City-County Briefing Center

660 North Capitol Street Northwest

Washington, DC 20001

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It’s #TimeToBuild, and we believe the timing is perfect to consider technology and connectivity as new infrastructure is built, as a fundamental part of the thinking, planning, investment, implementation and ongoing management of “smarter smart communities.”
Smart City Works is hosting a day-long seminar in Washington, DC as part of Infrastructure Week, an annual series of events.
Our seminar will focus on the intersection of the physical and digital worlds, bringing experts in building smarter villages, towns and cities using connected solutions. Whether more efficient roads, bridges, tunnels and public transportation, the control and management of energy usage that reduces cost and carbon emissions, the use of cameras incorporated into assets to enable law enforcement to keep citizens safer and respond to natural disasters faster – technology is the lifeblood of next generation public investment in sustainable infrastructure.
8:30AM-9:00AMDoors Open, Registration, Coffee and light refreshments Arrival and Check-in
9:00AM-9:05AMWelcome remarksClarence Anthony, Executive Director, National League of Cities
Matthew Chase, CEO and Executive Director, National League of Cities
9:05AM-9:20AMSetting the Stage: Technology, Infrastructure, and Government – A Global PerspectivePresentation by George Thomas, Principal, New Urban Informatics
Introducer: Robert Mazer , Founding Partner, SmartCityWorks
9:20AM-9:50AMFraming Presentation: Resilience and the Cyber-Physical WorldChristopher Rezendes, Founder, IOT Impact Labs
Don DeLoach, IoT Thought Leader, CEO, Rocket Wagon Venture Studios
Introducer: Robert Mazer, Founding Partner, SmartCityWorks
9:50AM-10:50AMLightening Talks: Defining Smart Infrastructure – Examples and applications across modes • Mobility: Kris Carter, Co-Head, Office of New Urban Mechanics, City of Boston, MA
• Water: Biju George, EVP, Operations and Engineering, DC Water
• Energy: Lidija Sekaric, Senior Director of Marketing and Strategy, U.S. Center of Competence in Distributed Energy Systems, Siemens
• Construction: Denise Roth, Chief Development Officer, WSP and former Administrator, GSA
• Intelligent Buildings: Lisa Brown, National Senior Director, Local Government and Municipal Infrastructure, Johnson Controls
• Introducer/MC: Zachary Schafer, CEO, Infrastructure Week
10:50AM-11:20AMFireside Chat: Local Leadership in Smart TechnologyCommissioner Randy Maluchnik, Carver County, MN, NACO Transportation Chair
• Mayor: TBD
• Reporter: TBD
11:20AM-11:50AMFireside Chat: Funding, Financing, and Procuring Digital Infrastructure at the Local LevelRobert Stalzer, City Manager, Fairfax, VA
Robert Johnson, Senior Vice President, Hannon Armstrong
• Moderator: Robert Mazer, Founding Partner, SmartCityWorks
11:50AM-12:10PMLunch Served
12:10PM-12:50PMLuncheon Panel: The Case for Technology-Rich RegionsAundra Wallace, President, JAXUSA Partnership
David Ihrie, Chief Technology Officer, Center for Innovative Technology
Christina Winn, Director of Business Investment, Arlington Economic Development, Arlington County, VA
Brooks Rainwater, Center for City Solution, National League of Cities
• Moderator: Erica Pandey, Reporter, Axios Global
12:50PM-1:30PMPanel: Protecting Smart Infrastructure – Data and Cyber-security at the intersection of digital and physical infrastructure Carlos Rivero, Chief Data Officer, Commonwealth of Virginia
Phil Horvitz, Chief Technology Officer, Management Services Group, AECOM
Joseph Averkamp, Vice President, Systems and Solutions, Parsons
• Moderator: David Heyman, Founding Partner, Smart City Works
1:30PMClosing RemarksGreg Sauter, Founding Partner, SmartCityWorks
Smart City Works Supporters
Media Sponsors

Don Deloach

Rocket Wagon Venture Studios

David Heyman

Smart City Works

Lidija Sekaric


Robert Johnson

Hannon Armstrong

Carlos Rivero

Commonwealth of Virginia

Lisa Brown

Johnson Controls

David Ihrie

Center for Innovative Technology

Phil Horvitz


Biju George

DC Water

Kris Carter

City of Boston

Robert Stalzer

City of Fairfax

Christina Winn

Arlington County

Joseph Averkamp


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May 14

Smart City Works Infrastructure Week Digital Community Seminar


About Smart City Works
Our mission is to build and launch next generation IoT infrastructure start-ups.

We are a new class of non-profit business accelerator to take the best ideas and inventions in civil infrastructure and technology and transform them into high-performing growth businesses that improve livability, operations, and resilience of cities.

Specifically, we:

  1. Identify and speed commercialization of the most promising ideas and companies focused on improving how we design, build, and operate civil infrastructure;
  2. Support business development and growth strategy development for start-ups, emerging companies and even mature ventures;
  3. Foster local and regional economic development.


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