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Smart and Connected Communities

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Smart and Connected Communities

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

UNC Carolina Club

Can innovative smart city technology create coherent and inclusive cities?


Smart Cities are a hot topic. But what are they and what is really behind the concept? Individual tech and IT firms may have brilliant ideas, but how do we know that these will work in your community, without impeding other important issues and initiatives? How do we embed accountability? How do we work from a wide systems perspective that includes all important themes, structures and foremost of all citizens?

This pre-summit event is for local government employees, developers, participants from industry, students and faculty. The day will offer keynote speakers and panelists who will provide an update on state-of-the-art global smart city developments, answer questions on why smart city solutions can’t be addressed or implemented in isolation, and provide information on how to develop a systems approach that offers a coherent and inclusive city. Throughout the day you’ll get a chance to develop principles and a draft, actionable roadmap to strategic, holistic smart city implementations suited for your situation and an opportunity to network with leaders and systems thinkers in the integrated smart city field.


Trevor Clements

Trevor Clements
Director of Water Resources
Tetra Tech Engineering

Keith Dickerson

Keith Dickerson
Manager Smart Infrastructure
Schneider Electric

Vivian Jones
Town of Wake Forest

Gary Marchionini

Gary Marchionini
UNC School for Information and Library Science

Charles Nobles

Charlie Nobles
Marketing Director

Robert Phocas

Robert Phocas
Sustainability Director
City of Charlotte

Arcot Rajasekar

Arcot Rajasekar
UNC School of Information and Library Sciences

Cor Rademaker
CEO /Research Associate
Strateq / UNC

Brenden Shane

Brendan Shane
Regional Director for North America

Gary Trott

Gary Trott
VP of Marketing, Intelligent Lighting

Berry Vetjens

Berry Vetjens
Business Director

Registration Types

Professional and Student registration both include full day attendance, breaks with refreshments and lunch.

Registration Rates 
Professional $50.00 - FULL
Student$20.00 - FULL
Wednesday, March 1stCarolina Club - Alumni Hall
8:30-9:00Check In
9:00-9:15Welcome Address: Gary Marchionini, Dean, UNC School for Information and Library Science
9:15-9:55Gary Trott, VP of Marketing, Intelligent Lighting, Cree
10:10-11:00Brendan Shane, Regional Director for North America, C40
11:15-12:05Berry Vetjens, Business Director, TNO Netherlands
1:25-2:15Keith Dickerson, Manager Smart Infrastructure Schneider Electric
2:30-3:30Panel Discussion:
Trevor Clements,Director of Water Resources,Tetratech
Charlie Nobles, Marketing Director, SENSUS
Arcot Rajasekar, Professor,UNC School of Information and Library Science
Vivian Jones, Mayor, Town of Wake Forest
3:30-4:30Keynote: Robert Phocas, Sustainability Director, City of Charlotte
4:30-5:00Wrap Up

Subject to change.