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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.

Jonathan Adelstein

President and CEO, The Wireless Infrastructure Association

Stephanie Atkinson

Founder and CEO of Compass Intelligence

Rick Azer

Chair, Cleantech San Diego

Wolfgang Bauer

President, MSU Foundation and Associate Vice President for Administration, Michigan State University

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

Bob Borzillo

Principal, Smart & Connected Communities Consulting

Shannon Bresnahan

Vice President, Cleantech San Diego

Chuck Burkhart

IT Director, City of Palm Coast

Erik Caldwell

Deputy Chief Operating Officer, City of San Diego

Mark Carter

Vice President, RealTerm Energy

Vijitha Chekuri

Director of Strategy & Business Development, Automotive Industry Solutions, Microsoft Corp.

André Corrêa d’Almeida

Adjunct Professor, Columbia University, and Founder ARCx

Steve Crout

Senior Policy Advisor, Smart Cities Council

Gregory Curtin

Smart & Sustainable Cities; Founder & CEO, CivicConnect

Itai Dadon

Director, Smart Cities & IoT Itron

Deepak Darda

Global Director of Innovation, IBI

Serge Dedina

Mayor, Imperial Beach, CA

Savio Dias

IT Manager, City of Montgomery

Anant Dinamani

Principal, US Mobility Solutions, Deloitte

Kevin Ebi

Director, North American Readiness Program, Smart Cities Council

Brian Elliott

Policy Advisor, Councilmember Chris Ward, City of San Diego

Laura Engeman

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

Kevin L. Faulconer

Mayor, City of San Diego

Hilary Firestone

Deputy Director, American Cities Climate Challenge

Dennis Gakunga

Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Chula Vista, CA

Joshua Gamez

Commander, Civil Engineer Corps, Naval Base San Diego

Matt Gardner

Chief Executive Officer , California Technology Council

Ari Gati

President, one6zero Ventures

Philip Gibbons

Environmental Specialist, Port of San Diego

Todd Gloria

California State Assembly Member

David Graham

Chief Innovation Officer at City of Carlsbad

Rahul Gupta

Managing Director and US Smart Infrastructure Leader, Deloitte Advisory

Gary Hall

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

Steve Hamilton

Senior Manager, Infrastructure & Capital Projects (I&CP) Practice, Deloitte Advisory

Katie Hayes

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

Larry Head

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

Elle Hempen

Chief Executive Officer, The Atlas

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

Rebecca Jones

Mayor, City of San Marcos

Jeffrey Jordon

Lieutenant at San Diego Police Department

Maria Kachadoorian

Assistant City Manager at City of Chula Vista

Otto Khera

Director of Rural Initiatives and Grants, Western New Mexico University

Jan Kleissl

Associate Director, Center for Energy Research, UCSD

Danielle Kochman

Senior Regional Planner, San Diego Association of Governments

Melissa Kozakiewicz

Director, Office of Innovation, City of Jersey City

Eric Kung

Director of Research & Network Planning, Volta

Lee Ann Mangin

Associate Director, Intelligence, IBI

Paul Lavallee

U.S. Director, Intelligence, IBI

Jet Lu

Director, Digital DevOps, City of Baltimore

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

Christie Marcella

Economic Development Manager, City of Carlsbad, CA

Heather Martin

Director, Readiness Program at Smart Cities Week

Cory Mason

Mayor, City of Racine

Kevin McLaughlin

VP Strategic Partnerships Free2Move

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

Jennifer Park

Director of Certification and Community, What Works Cities

Sanjeet Pandit

Global Head for Smart Cities, Qualcomm

Dominic Papa

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

Bruno Peters

Global Director, Smart Cities, IBI

Brian Platt

Business Administrator, City of Jersey City

Girish Ramachandran

Chief Technology Officer, City of Dallas

Chris Richardson

Deputy CIO, Arizona State University

Stuart Robbins

Advisory CIO, California Technology Council

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, North Florida Transportation Planning Organization

Reshma Singh

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

Janna Smith

Transportation Technology Project Manager, Department of Transportation, City of Los Angeles

Scott Spagnola

Partnerships, Smart Cities, T-Mobile

Darrell Steinberg, (invited)

Mayor, City of Sacramento

Caroline Stevens

Associate Research Analyst, Automated Regional Justice Information System (ARJIS)

Kyle Taylor

Head of Partner Management Americas at Elektrobit Automotive Americas Inc

Jeffery Torrance

Vice President, Qualcomm

Ray Traynor

Director of Operation, SANDAG

Michael Trimble

Executive Director, Gaslamp Quarter Association

Marisa Walker

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

Shawn VanDiver

Senior Manager and Client Relationship Executive at Deloitte

Jana Vargas

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

Raj Vaswani

Vice Chairman, Wi-SUN Alliance

Frank Vernon

Research Geophysicist, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California at San Diego

Kate Wagoner

Director of Urban Mobility, Passport

Byron Washom

Director, Strategic Energy Initiatives, University of California San Diego

Jake H. Wise

Smart Cities Program Manager, Portland General Electric

Renée Yarmy

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

Bret Beringer

Chief Engineering Officer, FYBR