Kevin Ebi

Director, North American Readiness Program, Smart Cities Council

Kevin Ebi is the Director of the North American Readiness Program for the Smart Cities Council. He is an experienced communicator who specializes in sustainability and change management. Before coming to the Council, he worked both in the fields of enterprise software and health care, developing marketing strategies and support programs to help people take full advantage of technology. At the Council, he works to help cities apply the Readiness Framework to develop truly cross-cutting solutions that deliver the biggest impact for their residents.

Tuesday, April 16
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm • Keeping the Smart City Safe: What do Facial Recognition, Bodycams and Other Technologies Offer for Public Safety?pressure cooker
Privacy, security and equity are huge concerns as police departments employ new technologies to prevent and mitigate crime. In this friendly debate, stakeholders from public safety, privacy and security interests will respond to a series of provoking questions about the current use and future promise of these groundbreaking technologies.
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm • Afternoon Plenary: Readiness Challenge Awards Ceremony
Keynote address: Building An Adaptable City: A Perspective on Smart Infrastructure and Smart Mobility,
  • Rahul Gupta, Managing Director and US Smart Infrastructure Leader, Deloitte Advisory
  • Anant Dinamani, Principal, US Mobility Solutions, Deloitte
Readiness Challenge Awards Ceremony
The largest Readiness Challenge in the Smart Cities Council’s history has built up to this: the 2019 Smart Cities Readiness Challenge awards ceremony — and you’re invited. Join us as we highlight 10 of the most inspiring smart communities in North America and reveal our five winning entities for the very first time.
Wednesday, April 17
11:00 am - 12:15 pm • City Readiness Hub: US/Mexico Consortiumcity 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.