Agenda

July 18th, 2012 Sessions Time Zone
Leveraging City Investments in Technologies 8:30 AM PDT
Building Partnerships and EV Readiness 9:30 AM PDT
Optimizing City Services with Data and IT 10:30 AM PDT

*Agenda subject to change

Leveraging City Investments in Technologies

Financial incentives and investment opportunities to connect transportation systems, broadband communications, building systems, and public safety infrastructure. What technologies are cities investing in today? What organizational challenges must they overcome to leverage these investments, and what initiatives are being used to finance them?

Speakers: Jim Anderson, Vice President, Smart Cities North America, Schneider Electric; Adel Ebeid, Chief Innovation Officer, City of Philadelphia; Helen Honisett, Director, Emerging Solutions Ecosystems, Cisco; Eric Woods, Research Director, Pike Research.

Moderator: Joel Makower, Chairman and Executive Editor, GreenBiz Group


Building Partnerships and EV Readiness

Strategies for cities in connecting all stakeholders -- building owners, planners and developers, utilities and service providers -- in the integration and adoption of electric vehicles. What will it take to commercialize new EV infrastructures? What incentives have cities put in place?

Speakers: Britta Gross, Director, GM; Ben Holland, Manager, Project Get Ready, Rocky Mountain Institute; Richard Lowenthal, CTO, Coulomb Technologies.

Moderator: Derek Top, Senior Editor, GreenBiz.com


Optimizing City Services with Data and IT

Making city data actionable through information sharing, integrated platforms, and mobile applications. What are the systems and services available to support smart city strategies? What is the role of government in building civic marketplaces and expanding city services? How can public-private partnerships help deploy the latest technologies to attract businesses?

Speakers: Brian Dalgetty, Director, Strategy and Product Development,IBM; Pat Kennedy, CEO, OSIsoft; Shannon Spanhake, Deputy Innovation Officer, City of San Francisco.

Moderator: Joel Makower, Chairman and Executive Editor, GreenBiz Group



Important Dates

July 18th
8:30 AM PDT
VERGE Virtual: Cities 2.0

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