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Cross-Countries Smart Skiing

Cross-Countries Smart Skiing

The official track of the 3rd Annual Smart Region Summit, in partnership with The Connective
Smart campus. Smart city. Smart region. Smart world. Spaces and places around the world are being equipped with the internet of things-enabled technologies to collect data and inform smarter practices that support people and infrastructure. Enjoy the views on this cross-countries tour guided by smart city architects from The Connective.


Missed a Session? Don't worry we have you covered!!

We know you’re an Olympian, but you’re also human and might not be able to attend every session. That’s why our Olympic Keynotes, Ski Lodge Firesides and breakout sessions will be recorded and shared to continue your quest for the gold (at your convenience). 

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10:45 a.m. Olympic Village Breakout Sessions

The Connective 

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Smart Campus - Stories to Inspire Action and Share Successes

Panelists: 

  • Barak Weinisman | VP & General Manager Cox 2m
  • Heath Price | Associate CIO University of Kentucky
  • Chris Richardson -|Deputy CIO ASU

Moderated by: John Rome | Deputy CIO ASU 

As smart campus planning advances, one constant variable impacts the speed, trajectory and dismount: evolving stakeholder relationships. It all starts with building a collaborative mindset between technologists, educators and learners. Strap on those cross-country skis for the scenic route of intersecting and diverging perspectives from two smart campus leaders, Arizona State University and University of Kentucky. While their journeys and techniques may be nuanced, there is much common ground when it comes to defining what it means to be a smart campus today -- and 20 years from now. Cox Business, a significant R&D leader and investor in this space will share how sustainable practices call for sustainable solutions.

11:45 a.m. Olympic Village Breakout Sessions

Winter Games Smart Campus, City and World 

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Smart Sister Cities
April Cavaletto | Youth and Education Coordinator at Phoenix Sister Cities
Cora Stevens | Assistant to the Vice President - Intern at Phoenix Sister Cities  

Phoenix Sister Cities exists to create people-to-people relationships between the residents of Phoenix and its sister cities. Through commercial, educational, cultural and artistic exchange programs and events, Phoenix Sister Cities creates and sustains global, long-term, international partnerships and business opportunities for the citizens of Phoenix. 

Come learn how Phoenix and its 10 sister cities across the world are progressing in their development of smart city initiatives to enhance the quality, performance, and interactivity of urban services, optimize resources and reduce costs. Analyze the current communication pathways that exist and discover what is being done to enhance collaboration globally, one sister city connection at a time.

4:00 p.m. Fireside Chat

The Connective

 

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State of the Smart Region

The Connective brings together 23 city, town, and county local government organizations, all to collaboratively create the nation’s largest and most connected Smart Region. Get the latest update on how The Connective is transforming Greater Phoenix into a top global market for innovation and technology. 

Following the State of the Smart Region, singer/songwriter Biddy Healey will perform an intimate acoustic solo set featuring music from her recent album, Salt River Bed. Healey's music is distinctive in its lyrical and harmonic richness, inspired by her hometown in Australia, the Sonoran desert surrounding Phoenix and the global ecological collapse we are now witnessing. Part entertainment and part exploration of the event’s themes, this performance will nudge you to connect more deeply to the country you are in. 

 6:00 p.m. State of the Smart Region Gala

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Dean Doug Sylvester, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University

Panelists: 

  • Major General John Wharton
  • Supervisor Bill Gates | Maricopa County
  • Sandra Watson | President & CEO, Arizona Commerce Authority
  • State Representative Jeff Weninger | Legislative District 17D
  • Dean Sanjeev Khagram | ASU Thunderbird School of Global Management

Join the Institute for Digital Progress (iDP), ASU, Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC), MAG, Cox Business and the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) for the Annual State of the Smart Region Gala! We’re excited to celebrate the one year anniversary of the Smart Region Consortium, officially called the Connective.

In this exclusive event, the State of the Smart Region Gala will gather Elected Officials, Chief Information Officers, University Leaders, and Technology Industry Champions to network, discuss, learn and showcase the latest advancements of Smart Campus, City and Region initiatives.

 View Entire January 5th Event Schedule

9:00 a.m. Olympic Keynote

Cox Business 

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The Future of Sports and Entertainment

Robert Mathews | Collaboration Strategist, AVI Systems
Rick Schantz| Head Coach, Phoenix Rising FC
Mark Feller | VP of Technology, Arizona Cardinals
Salvatore Galatioto | President of Galatioto Sports Partners
Stephen Rusche | Sr. Director, Smart Communities, COX Business

From the slopes of Winter Games to the field -- what will game day look like in 5, 10, 20 years? Join experts in technology and education for a lively conversation around the intersection of sports, entertainment and technology. Digital tools and smart approaches are pushing the boundaries of immersive sports experiences in modern sports facilities and classrooms alike. Get insights into the emerging relationships between sport and esports facilities -- a growing trend in higher education. The panelists will also make future-focused ideas concrete by sharing how local Arizona sports teams are thinking about the customer and spectator experience.


10:45 a.m. Olympic Village Breakout Sessions

The Connective 

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Smart Cities - Highlighting Local Stories from Cities/Towns in Maricopa County

Panelists:

  • Travis Cutright | CIO City of Mesa
  • Bianca Lochner | Assistant CIO City of Phoenix
  • Eugene Mejia | Deputy CTO Town of Gilbert
  • Jeanine Jerkovic | City of Surprise Economic Development Director

 Moderated by: Moderator: Chris Richardson | Deputy CIO ASU

Maricopa County in Arizona is home to a bevvy of cities and towns that have been stepping up in the face of the pandemic. Often the most Olympic-sized challenges lead to the local development of ideas and solutions that propel us into the future faster. This platinum medal session reveals the most shining silver linings from the local community as city leaders have leveraged lessons learned in COVID-19 to strengthen smart city infrastructure and strategic planning. Panelists make the trek downhill smoother by sharing new moves when it comes to competing against digital equity, building cross-functional teams that address the diversity of community needs and even navigating the Google Fiber RFP process.

11:45 a.m. Olympic Village Breakout Sessions

Cox Business 

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The Rise of the Collaboratory

Stephen Rusche | Sr. Director, Cox Smart Communities
Ed Aaronson | VP, Cox Business Arizona
Jake Huber |  Director, Smart Communities

Over the past year, a new team has been looking toward the horizon to create the future of the Internet of Things (IoT). Known as the Collaboratory, this strategic partnership brings together leaders and futurists from Cox Business and the ASU community to create IoT-focused solutions to solve campus-wide challenges. In this session, partners from across the Collaboratory will take a look back at the accomplishments and momentum built over the past year and share how promising solutions will be made available to other campuses. Join us for a discussion of the processes, partnerships and promise of the Collaboratory.

ASU University Technology Office 

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Check Yourself: Technology & Keeping the Campus Healthy During a Pandemic

Bobby Gray Director | Kelly Mukerjee Product Manager | Kari Christie UX Manager, | Gigi Speaks Director | Zachary Walker BI Associate | Joe McDonald Director | Corinna Busciglio Kamilli Strategic Comms Manager | Samantha Becker Executive Director Creative + Communications | Frank Montoya, Web Application and Salesforce IT Manager.

A smart campus is a healthy campus -- and it takes a village (an Olympic Village). The pandemic has exacerbated the need for institutions to have comprehensive strategies that promote the wellbeing of their communities, and technology is a significant enabler. ASU created the daily health check -- an integration in the ASU Mobile App that asks questions of Sun Devils before they step foot on campus to monitor symptoms and keep the community healthy. This wasn’t just a smart technology initiative but a behavioral change for a community of more than 120,000. Join subject matter experts from the University Technology Office at ASU to learn firsthand how the health check came together and how it’s being used to solve unique challenges presented by the pandemic.

Arizona Commerce Authority 

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Future of Mobility: Global Perspectives

Panelists:

  • Miguel Eiras Antunes | Global Smart City, Smart Nation & Local Government Leader, Deloitte
  • Alex Cardona | Transportation Engagement Office, State Farm
  • Miguel Gaspar | Deputy Mayor for the City of Lisbon

Moderators:

  • Diana Bowman | Arizona State University
  • Dominic Papa | Arizona Commerce Authority
To view a city from above is to observe a world in motion. Trains carry people to and from work; taxis circulate in abstract patterns; trucks deliver goods and carry away garbage; pedestrians hustle down city blocks; cyclists zip through traffic. Mobility is the lifeblood of our cities and essential for urban life. However, the way people move around the urban environment is primed for dramatic change. Technological innovations in the form of autonomy are on the horizon and the increasing urbanization with more people moving into cities and regions will provide the conditions for change. What, then, will be the future of mobility?

12:30 p.m. Let's Do Lunch

Winter Games Smart Campus, City and World 

 “Creatively Yours” Project/Action Fast Track 

Luge into our virtual lunchroom for rapid twists and turns through the ShapingEDU and the Connective project landscapes. Join breakout groups exploring projects around Smart Cities, fostering universal broadband access throughout the United States, aligning pedagogy and technology and more!

5:00 p.m. Après-Ski

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Winter Games Musical Artists Challenge

Music provides a singular experience for all who listen. Songwriters and musicians inspire us. They take us out of our current space, feelings and thoughts and into something new. Join us in the virtual ski lodge for an evening of live music!  This interactive Musical Artists Challenge is designed to provide opportunities for musicians and Winter Games attendees to engage with each other through video, audio performance, and live chat.  Come listen, chat with the artists and vote on who you want to hear from next!  ASU has also convened a panel of judges who, inspired by your votes and comments, will award musical medals at the close of the concert.

Performers: 

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9:00 a.m. Olympic Keynote

The Connective 

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Unlocking the Data to Drive a Smart Region Vision

Panelists:

  • Mayor Corey Woods | Mayor of Tempe
  • Dean Elizabeth Wentz | Knowledge Exchange for Resilience, ASU
  • David Cuckow | Head of Digital Sector, BSI
  • Dr. Patricia Solis | Knowledge Exchange for Resilience, ASU

Moderators:

  • Diana Bowman | Arizona State University
  • Dominic Papa | Arizona Commerce Authority

Board our luge for a thrilling smart-region ride through the world of making complex decisions and proposing novel solutions to challenges through the use of data. Riding with you on this 45-minute excursion will be other thrill-seekers including elected officials, policymakers, and members of the research community. We will navigate twists and turns along the path to building out a smart and sustainable region, data utilization challenges, and taking advantage of the intersection of sustainable development goals, international standards, and smart regions.

 10:45 a.m. Olympic Village Breakout Sessions

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Curling with the Cloud

Soo Nadarajah | Regional Leader, US West Higher Education and AMC, Amazon Web Services

Disruption is a word that we hear often in the business world, usually when we describe innovations that create new markets that could disrupt established norms, industry leaders, services or products. The outbreak of COVID-19 was the digital disruption and accelerant of the decade, forcing businesses to change how they operate and communicate practically overnight.
Public Cloud’s speed, scale and agility are enabling global organizations to innovate faster than ever, disrupting the global economy. Solutions being built today will be the standard for digital engagement in the future. Come hear how companies across multiple industries are curling with the Cloud.

 zoomlogo 

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Cross Country Ski with Zoom Across Campus
Anne Keehn | Global Education Lead - Zoom Video Communications
Jason Mobley | Higher Education Solutions Lead - Zoom Video Communications
Michael Berman | Office of the Chancellor, CIO - California State University System
Tracy Manier | Vice President for Enrollment Management, St. Edward’s University
Judith Scully Callahan | Researcher & Professor, University of Florida

What does the future of Smart Campuses look like? Hear from an expert panel of educators on how they are using Zoom not only in academic programs, but across the institution, to transform the education experience. You’ll learn how to create a transformed campus and enable a new world of work and learning experiences for students, faculty, administrators and alumni.

11:45 a.m. Olympic Village Breakout Sessions

Cox Business 

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Citizens Broadband Radio Service

Michael Socha | Cox Business
Brett Lasher | Mobile Private Networks Strategy for Cox Communications’ New Growth & Development
Somi Alapati | Principal Solutions Manager, Wireless Solutions, Ericsson

A previously exclusive ski run has opened up, clearing the way for the Internet of Things (IoT) innovation and expanded connectivity. Newly available Citizens Band Radio Service (CBRS) licenses are enabling exciting possibilities for emerging technology, community connectedness and innovation. So what is CBRS? CBRS is a band of radio-frequency spectrum that the FCC has designated for sharing among certain users — expanding access to this historically exclusive spectrum. With the expansion of IoT technology and the push to expand broadband Internet services, CBRS offers powerful opportunities to connect people and will undoubtedly impact the future of technology. Join us on this new ski run to explore all things CBRS — its advantages, applications, use cases, availability and importance for the next generation of IoT technology.

View Entire January 7th Event Schedule

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