Smart Cities 2018 Conference
August 13-14, 2018
Columbus, OH

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By 2030, it is estimated that 66% of the world population will live in urban areas, this represents a massive challenge in how we build and manage cities but also provides a significant opportunity to improve the lives of billions of people.  During the Smart Cities 2018 event, organizations and governments will learn how data analytics, new technologies and cyber and physical security systems will improve such things as city transportation, parking, water and waste management, energy usage and a variety of other infrastructure issues that result in the operation of cities and the overall lifestyle of urban citizens. 

The Smart Cities 2018 Conference will specifically look at:

  • The collaboration of government and utilities
  • How smarter healthcare can help create smarter cities
  • Gathering, aggregating and analyzing data
  • Developing connected intersections and smarter transit
  • Improving public safety through emergency telehealth and navigation
  • Growth in connected vehicle capabilities
  • Greater real-time citizen interaction
  • Linking autonomous vehicles with government sensors and networks
  • Securing smart cities

This interactive and engaging conference will bring you the opportunity to hear best practices, lessons learned and ideas that are being implemented globally when it comes to creating a smart city infrastructure that not only can be implemented today but can be sustainable for the future. 

As Smart Cities affect every citizen and business, the Smart Cities 2018 Conference will be taking a holistic look into how Smart City development and planning affect the entire ecosystem.  Therefore, we encourage that individuals throughout the Smart City ecosystem join us in sharing their stories and learning how what they do affects your entire community.  We believe that by bringing together this diverse group of stakeholders will bring the “wave of the future” to you and your city.  Attendance will be comprised of:

  • Government Policy Makers & Managers
  • Mayors and Municipal Leaders
  • Urban Planning Professionals
  • Telecommunication Companies
  • Electric, Water and Gas Utilities
  • Education Leaders (K—12 and Higher Education)
  • Healthcare and Hospital Executives
  • Social Services Professionals
  • Developers and Construction Companies
  • Electric Vehicle and Transportation Companies
  • Financial and Investment Professionals
  • Smart Grid Executives
  • Communication Technology Providers
  • Big Data & Analytics Companies
  • IT and Technology Companies

Learning Outcomes Include:

  • Examine Smart City Trends in the United States and Across the World
  • Improve Collaboration between Government, Communities, Utilities and Businesses to accelerate the deployment of smart city services
  • Determine how government and healthcare can work together to create a healthy smart city
  • Leverage data collection and analysis technologies to transmit real-time information about traffic and parking conditions
  • Utilize wireless technology among and between vehicles and infrastructure to improve safety, efficiency and usability
  • Identify ways to reduce environmental issues and pollution through smart technology
  • Discuss the ways a smart city can also be sustainable
  • Understand how data can assist in building zoning and amenity creation
  • Determine how to use analytics to minimize the risk of overloading important elements of a city’s infrastructure
  • Leverage utility assets (such as data and ICT resources) to enable non-energy initiatives
  • Examine the role utilities and telecommunications companies play in creating a resilient city
  • Determine how cities can prepare for, prevent or most effectively respond to natural and man-made disasters
  • Discuss the latest trends in smart cities as it relates to IoT
  • Create scalable business models for cybersecurity in smart cities
  • Examine what citizens want from their smart city and how to deliver
  • Identify best practices for buildings to communicate with vehicles
  • Optimize Opportunities with Energy, Water and Waste Management through Smart Cities
  • Create effective action plans for decarbonization


Confirmed Speakers:

Jameson Auten | VP, Regional Service Delivery & Innovations | Kansas City Area Transportation Authority

Bob Bennett | Chief Innovation Officer | City Kansas City, MO

Chelsea Collier | Founder | Digi.City; Smart Cities Connect

George Korakakis | Verizon Smart Communities, Business Development | Verizon

Ted Lehr | IT Data Architect, Business Application Services | City of Austin

Stacey Mansker – Young | Assistant Chief Information Officer | City of Chicago

Mark de la Vergne | Chief of Mobility Innovation | City of Detroit 

Sara Estes White | Deputy Chief Information Officer | City of New Orleans

Sandor Williams | Manager Smart Grid & Innovation | ComEd

Mark Woulf | Assistant City Manager | City of Englewood, CO


Hyatt Regency Columbus
350 N High St
Columbus, OH 43215

To reserve your room, please call 1-614-463-1234
Please indicate that you are with the EUCI group to receive the group rate.

Room Rate:

The room rate is $139.00 single or double plus applicable taxes.

Room Block Dates:

A room block has been reserved for the nights of August 12 – 13, 2018.

Rate Available Until:

Make your reservations prior to July 12, 2018. There are a limited number of rooms available at the conference rate. Please make your reservations early.


Please Note: Confirmed speakers do not need to register and are encouraged to participate in all sessions of the event. If you are a speaker and have any questions please contact our offices at 1.303.770.8800

EventEarly Bird Before
Friday, July 27, 2018
Standard RateAttendees
Smart Cities ConferenceUS $ 1195.00US $ 1395.00

This event has the following workshops:

The Avenue for Future Revenue Growth: The Role of Utilities in the Smart City EvolutionUS $ 495.00
US $ 595.00

Take advantage of these discounts!

  • Attend the Conference and workshop and pay US $ 1,595.00 per attendee (save US $ 95.00 each)

Register 3 Send 4th Free!

Any organization wishing to send multiple attendees to these conferences may send 1 FREE for every 3 delegates registered. Please note that all registrations must be made at the same time to qualify.

Cancellation Policy

Your registration may be transferred to a member of your organization up to 24 hours in advance of the event. Cancellations must be received on or before July 13, 2018 in order to be refunded and will be subject to a US $195.00 processing fee per registrant. No refunds will be made after this date. Cancellations received after this date will create a credit of the tuition (less processing fee) good toward any other EUCI event. This credit will be good for six months from the cancellation date. In the event of non-attendance, all registration fees will be forfeited. In case of conference cancellation, EUCIs liability is limited to refund of the event registration fee only. For more information regarding administrative policies, such as complaints and refunds, please contact our offices at 303-770-8800