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Smart Cities Connect Conference and Expo

October 27, 2020 - October 29, 2020

Smart Cities Connect Conference and Expo is moving online, October 27-29; so you can join us from your living room, poolside or the kitchen table whether you’re in Austin or Adelaide, Miami or Madrid. Connect with more city leaders than ever before, and view content live or on demand – whenever it suits your schedule. We’re offering the a best-in-class program, networking opportunities, and expanded access to city leadership than ever before at a fraction of the cost. Join us!

For more information visit: To receive 20% off registration, please use discount code: 20OCF

We encourage you to attend the “Building the Standard Smart City” presentation, featuring OCF Board member Clarke Stevens. View the full event program here.

Building the Standard Smart City

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

1:00PM – 2:00 PM ET

Smart City, IoT Standards, Smart City Projects, Networking Infrastructure, IoT Communication Methods One of the major problems in building smart cities is the fact that every city is a special case. This makes it difficult to build smart cities in a way that allows them to take advantage of their investment networking infrastructure. If you’ve downloaded the parking app for Denver, there is little chance it will work in Cleveland. If Colorado wants to provide an incentive to residents who conserve water, there may not be a universal way for customers to report their usage. Like any networked application, the benefits of the network are dependent upon communications with other applications on the network. The only way to make the networked opportunity scale is to agree on common communication methods. This can be done if everyone is using the same applications or if those applications are using the same types of standardized communications. This panel will explore the benefits, challenges and potential solutions around “standardizing” cities in order to ensure that cities, businesses and citizens reap the full benefits smart city projects.

Clarke Stevens, Principal Architect of Emerging Technologies, Shaw Communications, /Open Connectivity Foundation Board Member (moderator)
Tyler Svitak, Executive Director, Colorado Smart Cities Alliance
Gunnar Peters, VP Enterprise Services Innovation, Spectrum Enterprise
Aiden Mitchell, VP IoT Global Solutions, Arrow Electronics


October 27, 2020
October 29, 2020