Smart Cities Dialogue Schedule


GT Smart Cities Conference: Building Inclusive Communities and Partnerships

May 7-8, 2019 | Global Learning Center


Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Mistress of Ceremony: Debra Lam, Managing Director, Smart Cities and Inclusive Innovation at the Georgia Institute of Technology

1:00 p.m. Welcoming remarks

1:15 p.m. Keynote address by Peter Hirshberg, Founder, Maker City Project

2:00 p.m. Panel 1: ‘The new paradigm in smart cities: building smarter communities'

  • Moderator: John Rossant, CEO, New Cities Foundation
  • Jennifer Musisi, former Mayor of Kampala and the first City Leader in Residence at the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative
  • Adam Beck, Executive Director, Australian/New Zealand Smart City Council
  • David Olatunji, President, African Smart Cities Innovation Foundation
  • Jason Whittet, Associate Director, 100 Resilient Cities, Rockefeller Foundation
  • Hardik Bhatt, Leader, Digital Government, Amazon Web Services
  • Dean J. Marsh, Managing Director, North America at Dassault Systèmes

3:15 - 5:15 p.m. Research in Action Site Visits

  • Inclusive Engagement
  • Digital Twin
  • Resilient Spaces
  • Innovation District
  • The Future of Robotics

5:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. Dinner and Panel 2 - 'Do smart cities accentuate social inequalities or can they support social mobility?'

  • Moderator: Nathaniel Smith, Founder and CEO, Partnership for Southern Equity
  • Mayor Andy Berke, City of Chattanooga
  • Chris Rich, CEO, Hawque
  • Ellen Hempen, Co-founder of The Atlas
  • Gerben Van Straaten, CEO, World of Walas
  • Jean-Nicolas Carnet, President, NeoLedge North America

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

8:00 a.m. Breakfast

8:30 a.m. Welcoming remarks

8:45 a.m. Review of the first day – Site visit reports

  • Moderator: Timothy Lieuwen
  • Georgia Tech Inclusive engagement lead: Ellen Zegura
  • Georgia Tech Digital Twin lead: John Taylor
  • Georgia Tech Resilient Spaces lead: Kim Cobb
  • Georgia Tech Innovation District lead: Greg King
  • Georgia Tech Future of Robotics lead: Seth Hutchinson

9:45 a.m. Panel 3- ‘Putting people back at the center of smart cities’

  • Moderator: Tess O’Brien, Bloomberg Associates
  • Erwin Gianchandani, Deputy Assistant Director, National Science Foundation
  • Deb Socia, Executive Director, Next Century Cities
  • Edward Krafcik, VP of City Development, Soofa
  • Eyal Feder, CEO, ZenCity

10:45 a.m. Break

11:00 a.m. Panel 4 - ‘Mobility at the heart of smart cities’

  • Moderator: Stephen Zoegall, enior Manager of Innovation Strategy, Accenture Digital
  • Lynn Blake, Vice president, Mobility, PSA Group North America
  • Kirk Talbott, CIO, MARTA
  • John Selden, General Manager, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
  • Patrick Browne, Director of Global Sustainability, UPS
  • Mouchka Heller, Lead, Integrated Mobility at the World Economic Forum

12:00 p.m. Final address by Nancy Cooper, Global Editor-in-Chief, Newsweek

12:25 p.m. Closing remarks

12:30 p.m. Networking lunch