IEEE GreenTech 2018
4-6 April, 2018 – Austin, TX


Schedule at Glance

See below for the latest conference agenda – which may be subject to change.  Note that workshops must be registered for individually in addition to the base conference registration.

GreenTech 2018 Schedule At A Glance View Larger

The Central Texas Section of IEEE is proud to announce an exciting lineup of Keynote and Panel speakers for the annual IEEE GreenTech International Conference, focused on Smart Cities.  An outstanding lineup of panel sessions and distinguished speakers will embark on Austin to engage in the panel sessions, workshops and presentations from both Industry and Academia covering the current and future of Smart City innovations, as well as case studies from around the world.

Program Highlights

2018 GreenTech Conference  of Smart Cities has a rich lineup of panel sessions and distinguished speakers covering a variety of topical areas including:

  • Global and US Smart Cities Initiatives including  European Union approved and funded projects, Sweden, Mexico, US, Houston, San Antonio, Dallas and Austin.
  • The future of Autonomous Vehicles, business models, and future transportation infrastructure.
  • Enabling MEMS & Sensor technology, systems integration, edge & cloud computing, and data analytics.
  • Current Smart City developments in Cyersecurity, Distributed Grids, and Energy Infrastructure for sustainability.
  • Vision of future developments in clean energy power for Smart Cities and Distribution Grid Automation.
  • Current and future enabling technologies from 5G, IoT, IPv6 to Analytics.
  • Smart city applications from metering, to lighting, to parking
  • Opportunities and challenges in Human-centered Design for Smart Cities, including enabling socially responsible travel through technology.
  • Optional Technical tours including the World-renowned Pecan Street project and the Electric Drive & Second Street area of Austin.
  • A rich set of workshops and tours including: Simplifying a connected smart city, Smart city Grid, an all day workshop on IEEE Smart City Standard P2784: A guide for planning smart city.

In addition we are finalizing plans for VIP/Keynote speakers including:  City of Austin Mayor Steve Adler; US Army Richard Kidd, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Strategic Integration, U. S. Army,  on emerging & secure technology for resilient communities; and the Malaysian IRDA’s Chief Executive for Iskandar Regional Development Authority, Prime Minister’s Department.

In addition, we have received a comprehensive contribution of technical papers that had undergone through and rigorous peer review process.  Authors are being notified. The list of accepted papers will be posted February 23.

Partial List of companies & Institutions

  • Ameren
  • Analytics Advisory Group
  • Austin Chamber of Commerce
  • Austin CityUP
  • Austin Electric
  • Austin Energy
  • Cap Metro
  • Capital Factory
  • Cisco
  • City of Austin
  • Dell EMC
  • Digi.City
  • Emerson
  • Food and City
  • Ford
  • GM
  • Google
  • IBM
  • IEEE-Communications Society
  • IEEE – Computer Society
  • IEEE-Standards Association
  • IPv6 Forum
  • Memstronics
  • National Institute for Standards Technology (NIST)
  • National Instruments
  • NXP
  • Pedernales Electric Cooperative
  • Qualcomm
  • Resilient Grid
  • Synopsys
  • Texas State University
  • U.S. Army
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • U.S. Department of Transportation
  • University of Texas – Austin
  • Verizon

Partial List of Distinguished Speakers and Moderators

  • Steve Adler-Mayor City of Austin
  • Latif Ladid, Founder & President, IPv6 FORUM
  • Maria Lonnberg, Science & Innovation Officer, Embassy of Sweden
  • Prof. Luis M. Correia, University of Lisbon
  • Jorge Yeverino, University of Michocan, Mexico
  • Rob Silverberg, CTO Digital Communities, Dell EMC
  • Douglas Maughan-Division Director at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Ron Baker – Smart City Evangelist and Distinguished Engineer at IBM
  • Stan Barber, Google and Chair, Texas IPv6 Task Force
  • Cung Nguye, Solution Architect at Verizon
  • Chris Greer (NIST)-Executive for Cyber Physical Systems, National Coordinator for Grid Interoperability
  • Chelsea Collier, Founder, Digi.City
  • Andres Carvallo – Founder and CEO of CMG
  • Phillip Andrews – Executive Director at Biz Smarter and Advisory Board Member at Dallas-Fort Worth Innovation Center
  • Sherri Greenberg, UT and City Councilor
  • Ajay Bhargava – CEO at Analytics Advisory Group, former Director Global Analytics and Big Data, Insurance and Healthcare
  • Bert Haskell – CTO at the world renown Pecan Street Inc.
  • Karl Popham, Manager, Electric Vehicles & Emerging Technologies at Austin Energy
  • Dr. Michael Legatt – CEO at Resilient Grid
  • Ann Delenela-VP & Chief Information Security Officer at Ameren
  • Cris Eugster – Chief Operating Officer of CPS Energy-one of the largest city owned & US based municipalities
  • Dr. Ted Lehr -IT Data Architect at City of Austin
  • Richard Kidd – Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Strategic Integration, U.S. Army (houses 3M people)
  • Mina Hanna – of Synposys, Chair of the IEEE-USA Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems Policy, Committee and Vice Chair of IEEE-
  • USA R&D Policy Committee
  • Elaina Ball, Deputy General Manager and Chief Operating Officer at Austin Energy
  • John Havens – Executive Director of the IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems
  • Joe Jarzombek – Global Manager, Software Integrity Group, IoT, AI & ML, Cybersecurity, Synopsys Inc.
  • Stan McClellan, Director of Ingram School of Engineering at Texas State University and author of the book “Smart Cities”
  • Travis Hyzak – Program Manager at Pecan Street Inc.
  • Joe Iannello, VP, CIO CapMetro
  • Igor Alvarado, Business Development Manager, National Instruments
  • Finch Fulton – Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy, US Department of Transportation
  • Kathleen Baireuther – Manager of Mobility Transportation, Rocky Mountain Institute
  • Russ Harrison – IEEE-USA Director of Government Relations
  • Julia Matevosjana – Lead Planning Engineer at Electrical Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT)
  • Brad Jones – President and CEO, New York Independent System Operator (NYISO)
  • Ken McIntyre – VP of Standard and Compliance at North American Electric Reliability Corporation
  • John T Kennedy – Vice President of Mobility at Austin Alliance
  • We anticipate panel participation from Ford and General Motors
  • In addition, we anticipate participation by multiple top tier technology including Silicon Labs, NXP Semiconductor, and ARM
  • Ingmar Sterzing – VP of Power Supply& Energy Services at Pedernales Electric Cooperative
  • Robyn Metcalfe, Director, Director Food + City

Key elements of the program  are described in the conference information package available.



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