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The International Smart and Safe Cities Conference

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University of San Diego, Center for Cybersecurity, Engineering & Technology, Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering

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CyberTECH, the City of San Diego and ConsenSys Presents
“Securing the Smart City: International Best Practices"


Dates: 20-23 March 2018
Location: University of San Diego, Center for Cybersecurity, Engineering & Technology, ShileyMarcos School of Engineering

This event, hosted by CyberTech and the San Diego's Smart & Safe Cities Initiative, will include thought leadership, innovation, and industry collaboration from around the world, but will be focused on improving San Diego. Join a this collaboration of more than 1,000+ tech MVP collaboraters as we look to build and secure the smart city of San Diego.

Spots are limited so make sure to RSVP you and your team as soon as possible! Can't wait to see you there!

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(Agenda may be subject to change).

Wednesday, March 20 – Day 1

4:00 to 6:00 PM Smart City Smart Talks and Cocktail Reception. (Location: Puesto Restaurant. Hosted John Turner, Gafcon, Inc.)
6:30 PM VIP Dinner - Born & Raised Restaurant, San Diego (up to 20 participants)


Thursday, March 21 – Day 2

9:00-9:45 AM Welcome Panel - Securing the Smart City presented by:

  • Chris Preimesberger, Editor In Chief, eWeek Magazine,
  • Darin Andersen, Chairman CyberTECH,
  • Dean Chell Roberts, Dean of Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering & Technology, University of San Diego,
  • Erik Caldwell, Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Director of Smart City San Diego

9:45-10:15 AM Keynote Address - Europe’s Vision for Smart City Transformation & Innovation

10:15-10:45 AM Keynote Address - Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Smart Contracts: Smart City Building Blocks presented by: Mr. Joe Lubin, CoFounder, Ethereum, CEO, ConsenSys

10:45-11:00 AM Coffee & Tea Break

11:00-11:45 AM City Leadership Panel - Building Livable, Secure and Resilient Cities with AI, Robotics and Other Innovative Technologies and Programs. Panelists include:

  • Chris Preimesberger, Editor in Chief, eWeek Magazine, (Moderator)
  • Darren Bennett, CISO, City of San Diego
  • Kate Garman, Smart City Coordinator, City of Seattle (Invited)
  • Mark Ghilarducci, Director CalOES, Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Invited)
  • Scott King, Sr. Director, Strategic Advisory Services, Rapid 7
  • Delilah Panio, VP of Capital Formation, TMX Group
  • Don Zukis, University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business, Founder & CEO, Digital Directors Network

LUNCH – La Gran Terraza Restaurant, University of San Diego

12:45-1:45 PM City Leadership Panel - How Smart Cities Leverage Privacy by Design and Other Trusted Privacy Models. Panelists include:

  • Ford Winslow, CEO & Founder ICE Cybersecurity (Moderator)
  • Stephen Cobb, Sr. Security Researcher, ESET
  • Ann Cavoukian, PhD, Distinguished-Expert-in-Residence, Privacy Design of Excellence, Ryerson University
  • David Graham, Chief Innovation Officer, City of Carlsbad
  • Dr. Gordon Romney, Director, Center for Cybersecurity, Engineering and Technology, University of San Diego

BREAK - 2:00-2:15 PM

2:15-3:45 PM Poneman Smart & Safe Cities Group Exercise

3:45-4:30 PM City Leadership Panel - Balancing Data Use and Ownership Issues in Smart & Safe Cities. Panelists include:

  • Daniel Obodovski, Author, The Silent Intelligence CoFounder & Managing Partner, ScaleSD (Moderator)
  • Arwa Sayed, Energy & Sustainability Program Manager, City of San Diego (Invited)
  • Francesca Bria, Chief Technology and Digital Innovation Officer, City of Barcelona (Invited)
  • Bill Britton, VP of Information Technology, CIO, Director of Cybersecurity Center, Cal Poly University
  • Craig Hopkins, Chief Information Officer, City of San Antonio

4:30 PM - Business Unplugged Reception (O’Toole’s Lounge, University of San Diego)

VIP Dinner – Herb & Wood Restaurant, San Diego (up to 20 participants)

Friday, March 23 – Day 3

9:00-2:00 PM Smart City Tech Crawl & Field Trip

Site 1: San Diego Walking Tour of Smart & Safe City San Diego, East Village District

  • James Benson, Head of Global Strategic Alliances, Current, powered by General Electric
  • Mr. Adam Saba, Managing Partner, Stockdale Capital Partners, Horton Plaza Tech Innovation Project (Invited)

Site 2: Biocom Institute, La Jolla - Making Smart Cities with Genomics, Bioinformatics, Body Computing and Telemedicine Tech

  • Jason Callahan, CISO, Illumina (Invited)
  • Dr. Peter Evans, Principal, Innovation & Enterprise Solutions, KPMG
  • Jack Leidecker, Head of Information Security, Teradata
  • Joe Panetta, President & CEO, Biocom (Invited)

Site 3: Farmer & Seahorse Center - Smart & Safe City Building Blocks: Applied Technologies Panel

  • o Tristen Tyler Blake, CoFounder, Machine Learning Society and CO (Moderator)
  • Larry Castro, CEO, StealthGrid
  • Dr. Andreas Freund, Blockchain Swiss Army Knife
  • Paul Puey, CEO & CoFounder, Edge
  • Arie Trouw, Founder & Architect, XYO Network

Wrap up Networking Lunch, Farmer & Seahorse Restaurant


About San Diego Smart & Safe Cities Initiative

Launched in late 2016, San Diego’s Smart & Safe Cities Initiative is a broad public-private collaboration of more than 1,000 technologists and entrepreneurs. The initiative’s prime objectives are to improve the region's energy independence, empower consumers to use electric vehicles, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and encourage economic growth.

In addition to the City of San Diego, the event’s lead presenters are CyberTECH, a San Diego-based coalition of startup and early-stage tech companies and entrepreneurs; and ConsenSys. Additional support comes from SDG&E, Cooley LLP, UC San Diego, Cal State San Marcos, San Diego Workforce Partnership, and Getaround.


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