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CITY LAUNCH 2019

On behalf of the Connected Communities Collaborative,

Thank you for participating in the inaugural

CityLaunch Conference!

Madaffer Enterprises is a proud supporter of Connected Communities Collaborative, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping local governments strategically integrate and leverage technological innovation to enhance economic prosperity, environmental sustainability, and quality of life. Connected Communities Collaborative’s signature production is CityLaunch, held annually in San Diego, California.

On behalf of the Connected Communities Collaborative, Thank you to all those who participated in the inaugural CityLaunch Conference! It was a very interactive, informative and enlightening couple of days including a few highlights below:

Keynote Speaker Peter Hirshberg! Talk about a #smartcity rockstar; Co-Founder of @CityInnovate, best-selling author, serial entrepreneur- he’s the real deal!

 

 

We dove into the benefits & challenges of implementing smart city strategic roadmaps during #CityLaunch! Panelists @BoilerChad, @thinkchulavista Chief Innovation Officer, @kc_cio & @TracyColunga are hands on getting agencies ready to be strategic!

 

The inaugural #CityLaunch Smart City Blueprint Awards.  Congratulations to the City of Chula Vista for their Smart City Technology Roadmap.

 

From the Federal level, to nonprofit, to tech providers: What drives digital adoption? Our experts @BenLevine, @NSF, @dsocia & @hvbhatt spoke to a packed crowd @ #CityLaunch.

 

 

In a decade, transportation will look nothing like it does today… @ryanthomsnyder1 with @TranspoGroup rocked cities during his keynote luncheon on the impacts of smart and connected transportation.

 

 

Congratulations to Ben Shalom with Innovate Mobile for City of San Diego Startup in Residence Program.

 

A citizen-centric smart city is the best smart city. Leveraging technology for the greatest citizen impact is our panelists expertise @deebrar. @Jay_Nath, @Ldeesing & @msherwood.

 

The house was packed for our breakouts:  A Smart and Connected Community Roadmap, Digital Equity through Citizen Engagement and Different Open Innovation Models.

 

 

 

The First Responder Drone Program @ChulaVistaPD is the future of public safety. Great presentation by @MayorMarySalas and her team.

 

About Connected Communities Collaborative

Connected Communities Collaborative is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping local governments strategically integrate and leverage technological innovation to enhance economic prosperity, environmental sustainability, and quality of life. Connected Communities Collaborative works to give local governments the strategies they need to take advantage of smart city technologies. 

Connected Communities Collaborative’s signature production is CityLaunch, held annually in San Diego, California. CityLaunch is the kickoff to a year-long series of educational and networking meetings, seminars and online trainings for local government officials, vendors and smart city researchers and practitioners. CCC programming is designed to bring together novice and veteran smart city leaders in working groups to share best practices and build relationships that provide ongoing support to achieve local goals.