Tuesday, January 5, 2021
10:45 a.m. Olympic Village Breakout Sessions
Smart Campus - Stories to Inspire Action and Share Successes
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
Smart Sister CitiesApril 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
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
Dean Doug Sylvester, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
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.