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2019 Triangle Smart Cities Summit

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Learn how we’re building a smarter, more connected community

Join us for the 2019 Triangle Smart Cities Summit hosted by the City of Raleigh and North Carolina State University on Oct. 16. 

The event brings together city, industry, business and academic leaders to engage in discussions and share ideas on how to make our region a smarter and more connected community. Together, we’ll explore current and future challenges we face, and how we can work towards making the Triangle a smarter region.

The event is free and open to the public; however, registration is required.

About the event

Date: Oct. 16, 2019
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Raleigh Convention Center


  • Digital inclusion
  • Transportation and mobility
  • Collaborations
  • Smart city accomplishments
  • Academic research
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Connectivity and Internet of Things


The event is free and open to the public; register now through EventbriteSponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Noah Otto for more information.

In the meantime, don't forget to check out videos and speaker presentations from last year's summit. Or, read about Raleigh's Smart City Strategy.

Summit Agenda

Smart Cities Event Agenda 

8 a.m. - Doors Open

8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. - Welcome Remarks

8:45 - 9:30 a.m. - “How Digital Inclusion Drives Economic Development and How Your City Can Make a Difference”, Will Aycock, City of Wilson

9:30 - 10 a.m. - Smart Cities & Maps: A Global Perspective Mansour Raad, Esri

10 - 10:30 a.m. - “Where We are as a Region” Nicole Raimundo, CIO, Town of Cary

10:45  -11:45 a.m. - AERPAW: A PAWR Platform – Advancing 5G and Unmanned Aerial Systems 

(UAS) Communications, Terry Yates, Moderator, Town of Cary


  • Darshan Divakaran, NC Department of Transportation
  • Ismail Guvenc, NC State University
  • Gerry Hayes, North Carolina Wireless Research Center
  • Joe Kochan, US Ignite
  • Noah Otto, City of Raleigh


Noon - 1 p.m. - LUNCH speakers TBA

1 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. - Innovation from Everywhere panelists TBA

1:45 p.m.  - 2:30 p.m. – How to Make it Happen – Smart City Implementation Strategy Adelaide O’Brien and Curt Savoie- IDC

2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. – Wireless Infrastructure Panel panelists TBA

3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. – Collaboration and Partnership in Stormwater panelists TBA

4 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. - Closing Remarks

*Agenda current as of 9/23/19 and subject to change


The event will be held at the Raleigh Convention Center, at 500 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh, NC

  • From points west: 1-40 East to exit 298B South Saunders Street
  • From points east: 64/264 to I-440 East; merge onto I-40 West and exit at 298B South Saunders Street
  • From points south: US-1 North to I-40 East; exit at 298B South Saunders Street
  • From points north: US-1 South into the city; left on Lenoir Street


GoTriangle provides public transportation throughout the Triangle region; view routes and schedules.


Several public parking decks are located near the Raleigh Convention Center. The closest deck is the Performing Arts Parking Deck.

Accessible parking: First-level of each garage and near elevators on upper levels (varies by deck). See more information on ADA accessibility at the convention center.

Check out the downtown Raleigh interactive parking map

Drivers can download the City’s Passport Parking app and securely pay for metered parking using a debit or a credit card.


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