Speaker Series: Rubicon Moderating Panel at Smart Cities Connect


  • Michael Allegretti, Chief Strategy Officer at Rubicon (Moderator)
  • Erica Jacobo, Continuous Improvement Analyst, City of Spokane
  • Chris Conway, Director of Public Works, City of Montgomery
  • Kamara Jeffrey, Senior Project Manager, City of Toronto


Unlocking Smart City Potential With Government Fleets

According to the EPA, more than 267 million tons of municipal solid waste was generated in the United States in 2017. The garbage truck does an amazing job collecting that waste; but there are more than four million miles of navigable roadways across our 50 states and an endless number of problems – beyond waste – that litter these thoroughfares. Roads get snow on them, creating dangerous driving conditions. Roads need to be swept and cleaned to keep traffic flowing. And roads get potholes, requiring immediate attention before they claim a vehicle’s front axle as an unassuming victim. Additionally, our roads have houses and storefronts along them that might be abandoned; buildings that might be covered in graffiti; and damaged street signs that might dot their path – all creating quality of life ills for our communities. But what if we could proactively deal with these issues and create better, safer and cleaner streets without adding more personnel to government budgets and more equipment to our already congested streets? By equipping existing government fleets with the right technology, and embedding a mission to transform a city service model from reactive to proactive, we can indeed do this very thing. Learn how – on the backs of the vehicles that pick up your trash, sweep your street, and plow your roads – the smart city trail is being blazed.




  • Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 12:00-1:00pm ET


  • Ruthbea Yesner, VP of Government Insights, IDC (Moderator)
  • Dominic Papa, Executive Director & Co-Founder, Institute for Digital Progress/Phoenix, AZ
  • Conor Riffle, Vice President of Smart Cities, Rubicon
  • Eliza Hotchkiss, Group Manager IIII- Cyber Security & Resilience, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Brian Crow, VP, Analytics & Software Solutions, Data Analytics, Sensus


Resilient Energy, Water, and Waste Management

Resilient design is defined as “the intentional design of buildings, landscapes, communities, and regions in response to vulnerabilities to disaster and disruption of normal life.” This panel of leaders will discuss smart solutions reshaping critical community needs in the areas of energy, water and waste management. Learn how cities are getting smarter when it comes to critical infrastructure and community services while anticipating future challenges and disruptions.




  • Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 10:00-10:40am ET

About Rubicon

Rubicon is a software company that provides smart waste and recycling solutions for businesses and governments worldwide. Using technology to drive environmental innovation, the company helps turn businesses into more sustainable enterprises, and neighborhoods into greener and smarter places to live and work. Rubicon’s mission is to end waste, in all of its forms, by helping its partners find economic value in their waste streams and confidently execute on their sustainability goals. Learn more at www.rubicon.com.

Press Coverage

“Smart” Waste Management

Waste management and recycling have taken on increased importance as retailers commit to corporate sustainability goals. Chain Store Age spoke with Perry Moss, chief advisor at Rubicon, about challenges, best practices and how technology is impacting waste management operations. What are the top recycling and… Keep Reading...

Baltimore Makes Investments in Recycling

The city resumes curbside recycling, invests in routing software and plans to launch a recycling education campaign. The Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) resumed curbside residential recycling collections Jan. 19. The city had suspended collections Aug. 31, 2020, after facing delays in collecting… Keep Reading...

Curbside Recycling is Back in Baltimore, and Drivers are Using Some New Tech

As weekly collection resumes for the first time in months, the city is implementing software to digitize route information. Curbside recycling is returning to Baltimore on Tuesday (1/19) with a new digitized system to help drivers navigate collection routes. The return comes more than four… Keep Reading...

Press Releases

Rubicon Certified as a Great Place to Work® Four Years in a Row

Software company builds on established track record of business culture excellence New York, NY (February 9, 2021) —Rubicon®, a software company that provides smart waste and recycling solutions to businesses and governments worldwide, is proud to announce that the company has been certified as a… Keep Reading...

Speaker Series: Rubicon Speaking at GreenBiz 21

WHO: Meredith Leahy, Waste Diversion Manager at Rubicon (Twitter, LinkedIn) WHAT: The Business Case for Rethinking Plastics What are the business incentives and best practices for rethinking plastics packaging in your business strategy? In the world of packaging and sustainability, plastics continue to be a… Keep Reading...

Rubicon’s Ryan Cooper Appointed to US Composting Council Board of Directors

New York, NY (January 28, 2021) — Rubicon, a software company that provides smart waste and recycling solutions to businesses and governments worldwide, is proud to announce that the company’s Waste Diversion Manager and Organics Recycling Lead, Ryan Cooper, has been appointed to the US… Keep Reading...