Smart Infrastructure, Sustainability, and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (9:15-9:55 a.m.)

“If you can’t measure it you can’t improve it.” This famous quote from Peter Drucker gets to the heart of the possible related to how smart city technology, data, and infrastructure can support the creation of cleaner, greener, more sustainable cities. The appropriately designed and deployed technology platforms can reduce waste and save energy all while inspiring new innovation to power new partnerships.

  • Chelsea Collier, Editor-at-Large, Smart Cities Connect Media & Research (moderator)
  • Ian Aaron, CEO, Ubicquia (speaker)
  • Melanie Nutter, Founder, Nutter Consulting (speaker)
  • Conor Riffle, Senior Vice President of Smart Cities, Rubicon (speaker)
  • Karen Lightman, Executive Director, Metro21 (speaker)

Resilient Streets: The Reimagined Role of Municipal Fleets (1:15-2:05 p.m.)

We see a future in which heavy duty municipal fleets are adaptable, scalable, and leveraged to share data across departments, provide equitable services, and empower public works teams to thrive even during times of crisis. Today, modern fleet technologies are helping cities uncover efficiencies and valuable data integrations, achieve sustainability goals, and deliver quality customer service, all while promoting fiscal responsibility to save taxpayer dollars. This panel, featuring experts from Rubicon and the City of Columbus, will delve into the unique needs of government fleet managers and provide insights into the solutions and strategies that will extend the life of city fleets, optimize routes, streamline operations, and empower drivers in 2022—all of which are essential to helping public works teams transition to agile work environments as part of a reimagined push towards resilience.

  • Katie Gwathmey, Director of Smart City Partnerships, Rubicon (moderator)
  • Marcus Seas, Geographic Information Systems Analyst, City of Columbus (speaker)
  • Kevin McSweeney, Management Analyst, City of Columbus (speaker)

Data Led Sustainability: How Data in the AWS Cloud Helps Innovate Faster to Achieve Sustainability Objectives (2:10-3:00 p.m.)

In this session, you will learn about how data services from AWS are being used to help drive sustainability solutions in smart cities. You will hear from customers and partners that have used services such as IoT, AI, and ML to innovate and solve sustainability challenges. You will also learn of resources available to embark on your own sustainability journey using data led decision making.

  • Ali Asad Hasan, BD for IoT/Smart Cities Partners., AWS (speaker)
  • Conor Riffle, Senior Vice President of Smart Cities, Rubicon (speaker)


Smart Cities Connect Sping Conference & Expo


Tuesday April 5, 2022