Cornell University

Smart Cities in a Connected World

Event Agenda


8:00 AM Breakfast and Registration
A light fare will be served in the ballroom foyer during registration.
8:45 AM Welcome Remarks
Alice Li, Executive Director, Center for Technology Licensing at Cornell University

Emmanuel Giannelis, Vice Provost for Research, Vice President for Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Research Policy at Cornell University
9:00 AM Opening Keynote Address: "Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment Program and Smart Columbus"
Kate Hartman, Chief, Research, Evaluation, & Management, Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program, US Department of Transportation
9:40 AM Focus Talk: "Selling Smart Cities to Cities"
Tim Kostolansky, Co-Founder, Build Rocket
10:10 AM Networking Break
10:25 AM Focus Talk: "Optimizing urban energy demand and supply, comfort, and livability through the use of big data?"
Timur Dogan, Assistant Professor, Architecture, Art and Planning, Cornell University
10:55 PM Panel Discussion: "Defining AI through the Smart City Lens"
John Lee, Principal, Osage University Partners
Peter Frazier, Staff Data Scientist and Data Science Manager, Uber; and Associate Professor, Operations Research and Information Engineering, Cornell University
Ely Greenberg, Co-Founder and CTO, Lōtik - A Samsung Next Company
Rimas Gulbinas, Chief Executive Officer, Maalka
11:40 AM Focus Talk: "The Smart Cities Market: The Companies, Projects and Technologies that are Creating the Cities of the Future"
Jason Whittet, Business Development Manager, AT&T
12:10 PM Lunch
A buffet lunch will be served.
12:55 PM Focus Talk: "What makes a city smart and innovative?"
Adria Finch, Director of Innovation, City of Syracuse
1:25 PM Focus Talk: "Social Cost Accounting"
H. Oliver Gao, Associate Professor, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University
2:05 PM Networking Break
2:20 PM Panel Discussion: "What's the greatest hindrance to realizing Smart Cities tomorrow? Technology? Government? Social Acceptance?"
Mike Kanellos, Head of Corporate Communications and Technology Analyst, OSISoft, LLC
Adria Finch, Director of Innovation, City of SyracuseS
H. Oliver Gao, Associate Professor, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University
Kate Hartman, Chief, Research, Evaluation, & Management, Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program, US Department of Transportation
Xanthe Matychak, Lecturer, Environmental Studies and Science, Ithaca College; and Assistant Director of Hardware Accelerator, Rev Ithaca
3:05 PM Focus Talk: "Enhancing Urban Mobility with On-Demand Transit Services"
Samitha Samaranayake, Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University
3:35 PM Networking Break
3:50 PM Focus Talk: "Economic Impacts of Ride-Hailing with Self-Driving Cars"
Peter Frazier, Staff Data Scientist and Data Science Manager, Uber; and Associate Professor, Operations Research and Information Engineering, Cornell University
4:20 PM Focus Talk: "Smart Cities - the Ithaca Perspective"
Svante Myrick, Mayor, City of Ithaca
4:50 PM Fireside Chat
Gus Warren, Managing Director, Samsung NEXT Ventures
Interviewed by:
Alice Li, Executive Director, Center for Technology Licensing
5:30 PM Networking Reception
Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served in the ballroom foyer.