Albuquerque Smart Cities Conference
Wednesday, May 24th, 2017
10:30AM – 6:00 PM
Join us for an engaging Keynote and bonus Speaker Panel all about Smart Cities. As cities strive to understand what it means to be a ‘Smart City’, one application that is clearly in demand is public Wi-Fi. In this session, Mr. Wimsatt will discuss actual Smart and Connected City deployments focusing on how they are funded and what services they are delivering to cities, residents and visitors. Then a panel of local CIOs will give insights regarding Albuquerque as a Smart City.
Lunch and Happy Hour included.
10:30 AM: Doors Open/Check-In
11:00 AM: Opening Remarks & Lunch
11:30 AM: Keynote Presentation from Steve Wimsatt-Ruckus
12:15 AM: Panel: Building Cities of the Future – Insights from our Community CIOs
1:30 PM: Break Out Sessions 1 & 2 (Ingenu and Check Point)
2:30 PM: Break Out Sessions 3 & 4 (Smart Cities Infrastructure LLC & CABQ and Citelum Smart Lighting)
3:45 PM: Closing Presentation
4:45 PM – 6:00 PM: Happy Hour
Keynote – Smart and Connected Cities: View From the Front Lines
Synopsis: As cities strive to understand what it means to be a ‘Smart City’, one application that is clearly in demand is public Wi-Fi. In this session, Mr Wimsatt will discuss actual Smart and Connected City deployments focusing on how they are funded and what services they are delivering to cities, residents and visitors.
Mr Wimsatt is Director of Strategic Alliances for Ruckus Wireless. He leads Smart and Connected City initiatives including go-to-market activities and ecosystem partnerships with key partners providing streetlights, digital kiosks, IP video analytics, and other City-related solutions. He is on the Global Cities Team Challenge – Public Wi-Fi leadership team, a White House and National Institute of Science and Technology initiative to define and promote best practice blueprints for cities. He has been actively engaged in the Public Wi-Fi market for nearly 20 years.
Panel – Building Cities of the Future – Insights from our Community CIO’s
- Irene Luettgen, City IT Director – City of Santa Fe
- Peter Ambs, CIO – City of Albuquerque
- Bruce Oakeley – Deputy CIO, NMDOT
Moderator: Gene Grant
Gene Grant is a veteran journalist and columnist in Albuquerque. He has worked at the Albuquerque Tribune, Albuquerque Journal, and Weekly Alibi. He has also contributed to Variety Magazine on the New Mexico film industry, and also penned the “Albuquerque On Film” column for Albuquerque the Magazine. Gene joined KNME in 2005 as a regular panelist on a half hour opinion show called THE LINE. Gene has hosted THE LINE since 2006, and is now the sole host of KNME’s hour long public affairs show, NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS. Gene is also an award-winning playwright, screenwriter and former congressional staffer. He is the father of two girls, both attending UNM.
Breakout Session 1: Protection against unknown malware, zero-day threats and targeted attacks.
Synopsis: The pervasiveness of digital transformation and IoT calls for fundamental changes to existing and future IT security strategies. Join us to learn how Check Point SandBlast protects organizations against unknown malware, zero-day threats and targeted attacks, and prevents infections from undiscovered exploits. By combining CPU-level detection with our industry leading OS-level sandboxing, Check Point has made a significant leap in enterprise security.
Speaker: Rafael Smith
I have been in the security field for 15 years. During my career, I have strengthened the program and business-related operations for organizations within the public and private sectors through outstanding IT subject matter expertise. While working for Sheriff Joe Arpaio at the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, my responsibly included working with the Computer Crimes division providing assistances for several criminal cases. I also was responsible for supporting Biometric technologies while enhancing the network and architected the foundation for the current Sheriff’s Office secure network infrastructure. Specific credentials earned include Masters of Science in Criminal Justices and other certifications.