A panel discussion hosted by
Reps. Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09) & Darrell Issa (CA-50)
Join the Congressional Smart Cities Caucus for our 117th Congress Inaugural Event, in conjunction with the Smart Cities Council.
Across our nation, a “smart” revolution is transforming the ways in which our public and private sectors harness technology and data to perform essential services and improve public life. As we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and seek to rebuild our nation’s crumbling infrastructure, what are the game changing technologies that will pave the way forward, and how can Congress support these efforts so that our cities and towns receive the maximum benefit from new technological advances?
Focusing on the four Caucus pillars of Connectivity, Sustainability, Mobility, and Workforce, panelists from a range of sectors will discuss the latest achievements in smart technology, as well as the challenges and opportunities communities of all sizes and geographies now face as they attempt to modernize infrastructure to meet the demands of the 21st century. Key to this discussion will be the important role of Congress in guiding federal investment and ensuring the right policy framework is set in place.
Steve Crout (Moderator) – Director of Policy and Resilience Programs, Smart Cities Council
Alice Tornquist – Vice President for Spectrum and Technology Policy, Qualcomm
Nadia El Mallakh – Area VP, Strategic Partnerships and Ventures, Xcel Energy
John DeBoer – Head of Siemens Future Grid and eMobility Solutions, North America
Rikin Thakker, Ph.D. – Chief Technology Officer, Wireless Infrastructure Association