Michael Allegretti, Chief Strategy Officer at Rubicon (Twitter, LinkedIn)


Digital Trust (Mixed Panel)

More and more city service providers are embracing the digital realm to mitigate the impact of the global pandemic. When programmed thoughtfully, govtech solutions can enhance service delivery, increase two-way communication, and boost goodwill between the government and residents/citizens. But there are still many questions. What types of new services offered during the pandemic will continue? How do we shift to a much more flexible model of service delivery taking into account digital equity issues? Join us as we explore these critical issues as well as the elements required to establish Digital Trust including data ethics and governance protocols.

How the Cloud and IoT are Enabling Smart Waste Management in Our Cities (Rubicon-Hosted Panel)

As communities work to recover from the pandemic, now is the moment to rethink how we live, work, and consume. The common conception of “infrastructure” as “roads and bridges” has evolved to include a vast range of digital technologies. And local governments recognize the vital role of the Cloud and IoT in helping their cities become more sustainable, more fiscally responsible, and less wasteful going forward. The best smart city technologies will be those that assist cities in transitioning to remote and agile work environments as part of a renewed or reimagined push towards resilience in the age of public health crises.

What can the humble garbage truck contribute to this larger technology and data-driven shift? Moving from responding to citizen complaints to anticipating citizen needs is the mantra of a smart city at all times but especially during challenging times. And city leaders are now leveraging new technologies within public works operations to reshape how municipalities serve their customers and to map a more circular economy for the future.

Join Michael Allegretti, Chief Strategy Officer at Rubicon; Shonte Eldridge, Executive Government Advisor at Amazon Web Services (AWS); and Harsit Patel, Support Services Manager at the City of Harrisonburg, Virginia as they explore the topic of smart city innovation and digital transformation through the lens of waste and recycling operations, with a focus on the digital trends and technologies that are supporting essential services in times of crisis, improving efficiency, driving sustainability, and enabling long term resiliency.


Smart Cities Connect


Tuesday, October 19, 2021: 2:05-2:35 p.m. (Digital Trust)
Wednesday, October 20, 2021: 2:10-3:00 p.m. (How the Cloud and IoT…)