• Hear from top thought leaders regarding Smart Communities

  • Find solutions for your community and organization
  • Network with 100 other peers in the Smart Community Space
  • Enjoy breakfast and lunch from Motor Catering
  • Free parking and free pass to the Harley Davidson Museum

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Join us as we explore the community needs of today, their global impact, the need for educating our next generation of innovators, and the new companies that are bringing solutions to the market.

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8:00 am Registration
8:30 – 9:10 Keynote Todd McLees
9:10 – 9:40 David Cagigal
9:40 – 10:10 Carolyn Esswein
10:10 – 10:40 Kurt Brandt
10:40 – 11:00 Networking break
11:00 – 11:45 Round table
12:00 – 12:45 lunch and talk
12:45 closing remarks



Industry Keynote: Todd McLees, Founder, CEO of Pendio Group, and Industry-Leading Strategist for Global Enterprises like Foxconn, “Global Needs of Smart Cities”

Government: David Cagigal, Chief Information Officer at State of Wisconsin, “Security Impact on Smart City Infrastructure”

Academia: Carolyn Esswein,  UW Milwaukee Professor of Practice, Director at Community Design Solutions, Owner at Ce Planning Studio and ZoningHub:  “Smarter Leaders for Smart Cities”

Innovation: Kurt Brandt, PhD, CEO, LinqThingz, “Innovations and Emerging Solutions for Smart Cities”

 Round Table Discussion
Experts will discuss top issues and answer thought-provoking questions regarding smart cities

Yue Liu, Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Karalyn Kratowicz
Data Projects Coordinator at City of Madison

Steve Christensen
Supply Chain Executive at GAINSystems

Ann Seltzer
CISO Milwaukee County

Multiple networking opportunities at registration, breaks, and lunch

Exceptional Lunch by Motor Catering

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