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

Best Buy Facility Obtains Zero Waste Certification

Dive Brief: A week after Earth Day, Best Buy's Reverse Logistics Center in Chino, California earned the company's first Total Resource Use and Efficiency certification for zero waste. Green Business Certification manages the TRUE certification as well as the LEED certification for buildings. The electronics… Keep Reading...

Stimulus Funding for City Waste Initiatives, DC and NY Inch Toward Zero Waste Goals

The week of Earth Day saw news on zero waste plans, organics program expansions, reuse pilots and more. Since President Joe Biden last month signed into law the American Rescue Plan Act, the stimulus package with $350 billion for state and local governments, some municipalities… Keep Reading...

Many Thought COVID Would Derail Smart Cities Work — It Didn’t

On the second day of the Smart Cities Connect Conference and Expo, private- and public-sector tech officials discussed how the COVID-19 pandemic shifted smart city efforts and initiatives and positioned them for the future. Smart city technologies to support efforts like fleet management or remote… Keep Reading...

Press Releases

Rubicon Launches Project Clear Constellation to Tackle Space Debris Crisis

Smart waste and recycling software leader announces design concept competition for United States colleges and universities Lexington, KY (May 5, 2021) — Rubicon®, a software platform that provides smart waste and recycling solutions to businesses and governments worldwide, today announced the launch of Project Clear… Keep Reading...

Rubicon Named Winner of CFI.co Best SaaS Smart City Solutions Award

RUBICONSmartCity™ helps city governments run more efficient, effective, and sustainable operations New York, NY (April 27, 2021) — Rubicon®, a software platform that provides smart waste and recycling solutions for businesses and governments worldwide, today announced that it has been named the winner of the… Keep Reading...

Rubicon’s Renaud de Viel Castel Named to International Trade Advisory Body by decree signed by French Prime Minister Jean Castex

Chief Operating Officer appointed to key role in global French business advisory organization Lexington, KY (April 15, 2021) — Rubicon®, a software platform that provides smart waste and recycling solutions to businesses and governments worldwide, proudly announced today that the company’s Chief Operating Officer (COO),… Keep Reading...