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Speakers Announced

Smart Cities Week San Diego will feature dynamic speakers from across the smart city ecosystem. Visionaries and thought leaders will inspire you. Trailblazing mayors, CIOs, CTOs and urban planners will inspire you. Respected industry practitioners and solution providers will educate you. Additionally, the new, highly- interactive format of this year’s event will trigger more opportunity for networking, dialogue and opportunity creation between attendees and speakers.

Rick Azer

Chair, Cleantech San Diego

Adam Beck

Chairman, Smart Cities Week

Jonathan Behnke

Chief Information Officer City of San Diego

Zach Birmingham

Senior Environmental Specialist at Port of San Diego

Shannon Bresnahan

Vice President, Cleantech San Diego

Erik Caldwell

Deputy Chief Operating Officer, City of San Diego

André Corrêa d’Almeida

Adjunct Professor, Columbia University, and Founder ARCx

Serge Dedina

Mayor, Imperial Beach, CA

Laura Engeman

Center for Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Kevin L. Faulconer

Mayor, City of San Diego

Dennis Gakunga

Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Chula Vista, CA

Matt Gardner

Chief Executive Officer , California Technology Council

Philip Gibbons

Environmental Specialist, Port of San Diego

Todd Gloria

California State Assembly Member

David Graham

Chief Innovation Officer at City of Carlsbad

Gary Hall

Chair of the Board of Directors of the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB)

Larry Head

Interim Dean, College of Engineering, Professor of Systems and Industrial Engineering, University of Arizona

Emma Hendry

CEO, Hendry

Cody Hooven

Chief Sustainability Officer, City of San Diego

Bahija Humphrey

Director, Performance and Analytics, City of San Diego

Jennifer James

Global Readiness Program Director, Smart Cities Council

Jeffrey Jordon

Lieutenant at San Diego Police Department

Maria Kachadoorian

Assistant City Manager at City of Chula Vista

Danielle Kochman

Senior Regional Planner, San Diego Association of Governments

Benjamin Lucha

Environmental & Technology Division Manager, City of Palmdale, CA

Luke Lucas

Senior Manager of Engineering Business Development

Daniel Obodovski

Co-Founder, SCALE SD

Marisa Mangan

Associate Regional Planner, SANDAG

Lee Ann Mangin

Associate Director, Intelligence, IBI

Christie Marcella

Economic Development Manager, City of Carlsbad, CA

John Minto

Mayor, City of Santee

Garth Nagel

Senior Facilities Planner with Naval Facilities Engineering Command

Wynn Newingham

Head of Innovation and Economic Development, City of Palm Coast

Melanie Nutter

Principal of Nutter Consulting

Dominic Papa

Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Institute for Digital Progress

Bruno Peters

Global Director, Smart Cities, IBI

Girish Ramachandran

Chief Technology Officer, City of Dallas

Chris Richardson

Deputy CIO, Arizona State University

Oscar J. Romo

Founder and Director, Alter Terra

Kristina Peralta

Director of Purchasing & Contracting, City of San Diego

Mary Salas

Mayor of Chula Vista

Zaira Y. Pérez Salinas

General Director, Center for Connectivity and Telecommunications Infrastructure, Mexico City

Laurie Scott

Captain, Civil Engineer Corps, United States Navy Public Works Officer, Naval Base Coronado

Jeff Sheffield

Executive Director, Florida Transportation Planning Organization

Reshma Singh

Program Director, DOE IMPEL Tech-to-Market program Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Darrell Steinberg, (invited)

Mayor, City of Sacramento

Ray Traynor

Director of Operation, SANDAG

Marisa Walker

Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning & Infrastructure at Arizona Commerce Authority

Jana Vargas

Director of Procurement and Contract Services San Diego County Regional Airport Authority

Raj Vaswani

Vice Chairman, Wi-SUN Alliance

Byron Washom

Director, Strategic Energy Initiatives, University of California San Diego

Renée Yarmy

LEED AP O+M, Program Manager, Energy & Sustainability, Energy, Port of San Diego

Chuck Burkhart

IT Director, City of Palm Coast

Bob Borzillo

Principal, Smart & Connected Communities Consulting

Deepak Darda

Global Director of Innovation, IBI

Joshua Gamez

Commander, Civil Engineer Corps, Naval Base San Diego

Melissa Kozakiewicz

Director, Office of Innovation, City of Jersey City

Paul Lavallee

U.S. Director, Intelligence, IBI