Katie Hayes

Project Manager for Technology Innovation and Smart City, City of Edmonton

Katie Hayes is the Project Manager for Technology Innovation and Smart City at the City of Edmonton. In her role, she works to further the strategic capacity of Edmonton’s Smart City initiatives. Katie works with residents and partners to identify opportunities for making the city a more vibrant, healthy and safe community. Through this collaborative effort, processes and programs are transformed for community benefit. She has a Masters of Arts in Community Development from the University of Victoria and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta.

In her free time, Katie teaches dance classes for a local community recreational program and volunteers as the Civic Co-Chair with Edmonton’s NextGen Committee. She has a four year old shepherd/husky rescue dog named Brady.

 

Tuesday, April 16
11:00 am - 12:15 pm • Digital Equity: Ensuring Smart City Benefits for Allboardroom
The promise of a smart city means improved quality of life for all citizens. For too long, public investments in technology solutions have benefited those who are able to afford the price of entry, be it, hardware, internet, cable, etc. The new paradigm requires that the well-being of all residents be addressed. Bring your ideas and questions to this interactive discussion with practitioners who have successfully engaged traditionally disadvantaged populations in technology initiatives.
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm • City Readiness Hub: Jersey City, NJ & Edmonton, Canadacity 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. This unique opportunity to listen in on "cities helping cities" in an unscripted format is one of the higlights of Smart Cities Week.