David Graham

Chief Innovation Officer at City of Carlsbad

Graham has worked in local municipal government for nearly 20 years, including the City of San Diego, County of San Diego and in private sector public affairs. He most recently served as the deputy chief operating officer for smart and sustainable communities at the City of San Diego. While in San Diego, Graham helped create San Diego’s first all-electric car-share fleet in North America, developed a streamlined open-data platform for development permitting, deployed the largest municipal “Internet of Things” network in the U.S. with smart LED streetlights, and led regulatory reform to spur housing and neighborhood placemaking.

His passion for land use, sustainability and intelligent infrastructure has led him to be a recognized leader, speaker and writer on civic innovation.

Tuesday, April 16
9:00 am - 10:30 am • Opening Plenary: Mayors Roundtable
Opening Plenary
Mayors Roundtable:
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm • City Readiness Hub: North Florida Smart Regioncity readiness hub
Our City Readiness Hub sessions offer a unique opportunity to hear from cities who are “in the trenches” on their journey to becoming a smart city. Featured Cities will highlight current challenges and will then receive targeted advice from Mentor Cities—other smart city practitioners who are further along the path to creating more livable, workable, and sustainable cities. Mentors have been carefully selected from those cities already designated as “Readiness Challenge winners and finalists” and paired with Featured Cities who are facing similar issues.
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm • Smart Cities San Diego: A Regional Approachinstitute
Our host city, San Diego, and the surrounding communities have developed a robust regional partnership to leverage resources while advancing smart infrastructure. Join a conversation with some of the visionaries behind this robust, durable and successful regional collaboration.