SMART CITIES: A CONNECTED WAY FORWARD
Washtenaw Community College
Morris Lawrence Building
4800 E. Huron River Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
This one-day event will provide participants with an overview of the smart city infrastructure and the urgency of planning that will be required to support it. The day will also include research regarding the changing demographics and infrastructure support needed to address 2030 society, connectivity imperatives, data opportunities and examples of how others have started to address these issues.
The future is here, are you ready?
Vice President, Research and Advanced Engineering and Chief Technology Officer,
Ford Motor Company
As the leader of Ford’s worldwide research organization, Ken Washington oversees the development and implementation of the company’s technology strategy and plans, and plays a key role in the company’s expansion into emerging mobility opportunities. Find out from one of the world’s leading electrification, autonomous vehicle and mobility companies where technology is driving us.
Elizabeth M. Douvan Collegiate Professor of Psychology and Senior Research Scientist, University of Michigan Institute for Social Research Life Course.
Changing demographics and the impact it will have on society will have major implications for smart infrastructure. Find out what city planners and stakeholders need to know and do now to face the challenges presented by our changing population.
Vice President, Corporate Strategy, DTE Energy
With their vast communications network and extensive project management experience, energy companies can play a major role assisting cities in the planning and development of the smart city infrastructure. Find out how DTE Energy is working with cities in metro Detroit to create smart cities, and what their longer-term vision is.
President and CEO, Ann Arbor SPARK
Like a new operating system, the technology driving smart cities can help cities and counties to be more sustainable, prosperous, and inclusive. Find out how to infuse intelligence throughout your civic systems and services and connect various areas of your government, so you can improve the urban experiences of the citizens you serve.
State Transportation Director, Michigan Department of Transportation
What things are happening around smart city infrastructure with regard to MDOT, and what does that look like for the future? With 15–20 years to get the infrastructure built and in place for the Smart Cities, local and county governments need to start planning now. Find out how changes in technology will impact your city or county planning.
What is a smart city? A city that uses information and communications technology to improve its livability, workability and sustainability. Find out how cities prepare, design and implement data-driven approaches to improve infrastructure and solve problems from three experienced experts.
Dr. Michelle Mueller,
Vice President Economic Community and College Development,
Washtenaw Community College
Dr. James R. Sayer,
Director of University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute
Public Service Area Administrator, City of Ann Arbor
Eugene W. Grant,
Mayor of Seat Pleasant, MD