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

Rubicon’s “Trick or Trash” Halloween Recycling Campaign Featured on WFFT (Fort Wayne, IN)

Details of Rubicon’s “Trick or Trash” Halloween recycling program were featured on Fort Wayne, Indiana’s WFFT. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zsv-a3yLi2w   Keep Reading...

Rubicon’s “Trick or Trash” Halloween Recycling Campaign Featured on WISH-TV (Indianapolis, IN)

Details of Rubicon’s “Trick or Trash” Halloween recycling program were featured on Indianapolis, Indiana’s WISH-TV. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isAWxkHPN7E Keep Reading...

“Trick-or-Trash“ Recycling Effort Led by Princeton Students this Halloween

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osfcNoCGB2g Students at Princeton Community Middle School are doing their part for the environment this Halloween with a new recycling campaign called "Trick-or-Trash." After the children go trick-or-treating, instead of throwing their candy wrappers away, the students will put their wrappers in specially marked "Trick-or-Trash"… Keep Reading...

Press Releases

Nation’s Waste Workers Must Receive Priority Status in COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Rubicon CEO Nate Morris Urges CDC and ACIP to prioritize the waste and recycling sector in receiving COVID-19 vaccinations after health care workers. Lexington, KY (December 1, 2020) — As the United States anticipates the first phase of COVID-19 vaccine distribution, priority status must be… Keep Reading...

Rubicon Announces the Launch of Rubicon.org

Smart waste and recycling software leader brings together its local, national, and sustainable giving programs to create official community giving platform. New York, NY (December 1, 2020) — Rubicon®, a software company that provides smart waste and recycling solutions to businesses and governments worldwide, today… Keep Reading...

Rubicon’s Nate Morris Named Fulbright Specialist Scholar

Program Administered by U.S. Department of State and J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board Atlanta, GA (October 26, 2020) — Nate Morris, the founder and CEO of Rubicon, has earned the prestigious designation as a Fulbright Specialist Scholar, a program run by the U.S. Department of… Keep Reading...