2020 Cities - Kansas City, 28 - 29 March 2018

Cities Today organised its first North American meeting on connected communities hosted by Bob Bennett, Chief Innovation Officer, Kansas City, Missouri on 28-29 March.

The ninth meeting, chaired by Miguel Gamiño, brought together 22 cities from across North America to advance the solutions agenda through roundtable discussions with Chris White, CEO Americas, Philips Lighting; Hugh Martin, Vice-President IoT Platforms & SCV Strategy, Verizon; and Maddie Callis, Manager of City Possible, Mastercard.

Twenty-two CIOs, CTOs and Directors participated from: Arlington, Aurora, Austin, Baltimore, Buenos Aires, Dallas, El Paso, Henderson, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, Oakland, Orlando, Ottawa, Portland, Quito, Raleigh, San Antonio, San Diego, St. Louis, The Hague and Wichita.

Photo Gallery

Group photo of the 20-20 Kansas City meeting participants
Bob Bennett, Chief Innovation Officer of Kansas City and host of the meetings, exchanges thoughts with Martin Hugh, Vice President of Strategy, Smart Communities of Verizon
Rick Usher, Assistant City Manager for Entrepreneurship & Small Business of Kansas City,
Presentation by Chris White, CEO Americas of Philips Lighting
Jeanne Holm, Deputy CIO for the City of Los Angeles, during the roundtable discussions
Martin Hugh, Vice President of Strategy, Smart Communities for Verizon, gives his input in the roundtable discussions

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What attendees said

 

“ I had a great time in Kansas City and even closed a deal from there already.”

Eyal Feder, CEO, ZenCity (urban tech start-up)