October 17, 2018 National Governors Association

Smarter States, Smarter Communities Learning Lab

Oct 17, 2018

October 17-19, 2018 | Chicago, Illinois

The National Governors Association convened Colorado, Nevada, New Jersey, North Dakota, and Virginia in Chicago to participate in the Smarter States, Smarter Communities Learning Lab to accelerate and replicate smart activities across the country. The initiative will initially focus on opportunities in energy, transportation, public safety and emergency management, where states are already making strides.  The learning lab addressed fundamental components to smarter states initiatives, such as governance, stakeholder engagement and telecommunications policy in both rural and urban regions.

AgendaPresentation

October 17

Welcoming Remarks

Speakers:

  • Kirk Lonbom, Chief Information Officer, State of Illinois
  • Sue Gander, Director, Environment, Energy & Transportation Division, NGA Center for Best Practices
  • Jeff McLeod, Director, Homeland Security & Public Safety Division, NGA Center for Best Practices

Presentation: Overview of State Goals 

Speakers:

  • Adam Zarrin, Policy Advisor, Office of Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper
  • Tracy Larkin-Thomason, Deputy Director, Nevada Department of Transportation
  • Vinn White, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Governor Phil Murphy, New Jersey
  • Duane Schell, Chief Technology Officer, North Dakota Information Technology Department
  • Robby Demeria, Deputy Secretary of Commerce and Trade for Technology, Commonwealth of Virginia

Welcome from Governor Bruce Rauner

Overview of the Smarter Illinois Initiative

Speakers:

  • Kirk Lonbom, Chief Information Officer, State of Illinois
  • Nicholas Cosentino, Special Projects Manager, Illinois Department of Innovation & Technology

Following the overview of the Smarter Illinois initiative, experts from the state will discuss the following projects and deliverables:

  • LED Streetlighting
  • Smart Public Safety
  • Smart Roads

Speakers: 

  • Nicholas Cosentino, Special Projects Manager, Illinois Department of Innovation & Technology
  • Essam El-Beik, Telecommunications Consultant, Department of Innovation & Technology
  • Matt McAnarney, Project Manager for Connected & Autonomous Vehicles, Illinois Department of Transportation

Laying the Foundation: Broadband, 5G Deployment, and Ensuring Rural Equity

Moderator:

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Lunch and Presentation: Security-by-Design 

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Silo Busting: Statewide Data Governance and Data Sharing 

Moderator:

  • Kay Meyer, Principal Industry Consultant, State and Local Government, SAS

Speakers: 

  • Tyler Kleykamp, Chief Data Officer, State of Connecticut
  • Krishna Iyer, Chief Data Officer, Illinois Department of Innovation and Technology
  • Jon Gottsengen, Chief Data Officer, Colorado Governors Office of Information Technology

State Team Time 

October 18, 2018

Networking Breakfast

Travel to UI Labs

Welcome to UI LABS

Speaker:

  • Jamie Ponce, Director of Strategic Partnerships, City Tech Collaborative, UI Labs

Tour and Demonstration: UI LABS and the City Tech Collaborative

Presentations on UI LABS, the City Tech Collaborative, and the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute, including a staff-led tour of an experiential manufacturing environment that demonstrates digital manufacturing technologies.

Smarter Transportation

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Emergency Management

Speaker:

  • Craig Fugate, Chief Emergency Management Officer, One Concern

The Smart Grid

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Public Safety

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Lunch and Plenary Presentation on Innovative Technology Procurements

Moderator:

  • Dan Lauf, NGA Center

Speakers: 

  • Robin Carnahan, Director, State and Local Practice, 18F, U.S. General Services Administration
  • Waldo Jaquith, Technology Advisor, 18F, U.S. General Services Administration

Campfire Discussions: Identifying State Strategies to Enable Smart Technology Deployment

  • Smarter Transportation
  • Smarter Emergency Management and Public Safety
  • A Smarter Grid

State Strategies Report Out

State Team Time

October 19, 2018

Networking Breakfast

Dig Deeper: Jurisdictional Partnerships in Illinois

Moderator:

  • Sue Gander, NGA Center

Speakers: 

  • Robin Woodsome, Supervisor, Regional Technology Center, Illinois Department of Innovation and Technology
  • Roger Fahnestock, Executive Director, Information Technology Department, Kane County Government
  • Michael Pegues, Chief Information Office, Information Technology Division, City of Aurora

Strategic Public and Legislative Engagement

Moderator:

  • Mallory Huggins, Senior Policy Director, The Keystone Policy Center

Speakers: 

  • Tyler Clark, Chief of Staff, Illinois Department of Innovation & Technology
  • Robby Demeria, Deputy Secretary of Commerce and Trade for Technology, Commonwealth of Virginia

Lunch and State Team Time

State Report Out

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