September 13th, 2018

North Texas Smart Cities Summit to be streamed live on

The Smart Cities Summit gathers municipal IoT stakeholders, Federal and State policy advocates, as well as academic and industry, thought leaders to address Smart Cities and Transportation strategy, deployment, operation, funding, and success. The one-day summit will be held at the University of Texas at Dallas campus in Richardson, TX, a Tier 1 research institution and incubator for technology innovation on September 19, 2018. The speakers will be live streamed on starting at 8:30 am CST and ending approximately at 5 pm CST.

The North Texas Smart Cities Summit will help Public Officials start or accelerate their loT blueprint plans. The summit agenda will cover many topics including:

North Texas Smart Cities Community Partnerships

Smart Cities Empowering Smarter Communities

What a Smarter Grid Means For Policy and Municipal IoT Innovation

Smart Grid & Sustainable Energy

How Do We Make Intelligent Buildings a Reality?

Smart City Implementation Lessons… Data is Everything

Public Safety LTE Enabling Smart Cities for Mission Critical Services

The Cybersecurity Conundrum – Managing Risk: What’s Needed, What Isn’t.

Mark Tierney, host of The Tech Fugitives video and podcast said, “Participants in the summit will have the opportunity to meet with peers working on smart city opportunities, work with government agencies on best practices in starting and funding projects, and interact with leading businesses in the field. There will also be networking areas to discuss and show solution value and breakout sessions that will drive next level ideas.”

The Tech Fugitives Show is an entertaining take on today’s tech news and can be seen on

Speakers for the Smart Cities Summit are as follows:

Paul Voelker


Richardson, TX

Jennifer Sanders

Executive Director

Dallas Innovation Alliance

Bill Sproull

President and CEO

Richardson Chamber of Commerce

Dave Copps

Founder & CEO Brainspace Corp

Scott Cardenas

CIO Denver, CO

Steve Berberich

President & CEO

California ISO

Maher Maso


Prosper Economic Development Corporation

Daniel Engels

Dept of Computer

SMU Science & Engineering

Pete Denagy


Acommence Advisors, Inc.

Jiri Skopek

Managing Director


Michael Sherwood

Director of Information Technology

City of Las Vegas

TJ Kennedy

Chairman of the Board

Secured Communications

Roderick Jackson

Laboratory Program National Energy

Manager Renewable Laboratory

Shawn Wiora

Co-Founder & CEO


Jamey Cummings

Senior Client Partner

Korn Ferry

Dr. Calvin Jamison

Vice President for

The University of Texas at Administration Dallas

Eric Matthews

Information Technology

City of Allen, TX

Teri Takai

Executive Director

Center for Digital Government

Chris Day

Chief Cybersecurity


Jeff Cheney


City of Frisco, TX

Joel Austin

Senior Vice President


Matthew Walsh

Director of Project Management


Matthew Yarbrough


Squire Patton Boggs

Tierney explained that “The Smarter City that connects citizens with their community, connects networked and autonomous vehicles to roadways, and connects municipal services delivery using sustainable and renewable operations is here. Enabling these innovations to become realities requires that the public and private sector initiatives be supported by regional research institutions and orchestrated with regional government councils and local transportation authorities to orchestrate how to design and deliver on this promise. Bringing all these players together is what the Smart Cities Summit is all about”

You can register for the one-day event at If you are unable to attend the event, catch the stream on

Sponsors for the event are:



scientel solutions



Titans North Central Texas Council of Governments


Dallas 2030 District

City of Dallas

Dallas Innovation Alliance

Dallas Regional Chamber

City of Richardson


National Renewable Energy Laboratory

UT Dallas

Telecommunications Industry Association