March 2016 Public Safety Summit

Smart cities use 21st-century internet of things technology to protect citizens, save money, modernize infrastructure and create new revenue opportunities. They can transform a city into a vibrant, world-class community that is globally competitive, safe and improves the quality of life for all citizens.

Smart City Tech Summit is an event network that focuses on different verticals within smart city development. Join municipal decision makers from across the globe to examine the social impact of these technologies through the lens of economic development, education and workforce development as attendees learn, experience and share best practices to implement their own smarter city.

Event Details

Smart City Tech Summit | Public Safety

March 29 – 21, 2017
Kansas City, MO

Day 1
Think Big Event Space
1712 Main St (2nd Floor), Kansas City, MO 64108

Day 2
Union Station Kansas City
30 W Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO 64108

Day 3
Kansas City Police Department Command Center (HQ)
1125 Locust, Kansas City, MO 64106

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Event Interviews

Phil Derry, CEO of TrackaPhone

Mike Grigsby, Director of the Information Services Division for the Kansas City Missouri Police Department

Stephen Wood, Co-founder and CEO of AllSource Analysis

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 Who Should Attend

Government Officials & Law Enforcement

Learn how smart technologies can:

  • Reduce costs and complexities of public safety
  • Evaluate technologies to combat domestic terrorism and active shooter threats
  • Protect citizens from future incidents
  • Learn new best practices

Technology Providers

Take hold of the opportunity to:

  • Engage with today’s decision makers who are in public safety and security
  • Showcase the power of your technology solutions
  • Discover new customer security needs
  • Expand your network and develop new partnerships

Organizations With Security Needs

Schools and other high profile targets:

  • Find technology solutions to fit your unique needs
  • Share knowledge through cross industry collaboration
  • Understand new lessons learned from experts
  • Identify holes in your current security plan




BAE Systems

BAE Systems



AllSource Analysis

AllSource Analysis

Elite ISI

Elite ISI

KC Next

KC Next

Downtown Council of Kansas City

Downtown Council of Kansas City

World Wide Technology

World Wide Technology

KC Living Lab

KC Living Lab




Smarter Technology For Safer Communities

For every city, organization and citizen around the world, one thing is very clear: the threat of domestic terrorism and an active shooter incident is very real.

Public terrorist attacks like Paris or San Bernardino, public infrastructure attacks like the lesser known “Metcalf Electrical Substation Sniper Attack” in San Jose, and the 161 school shootings that have occurred since 2013 all serve as violent reminders of how important it is to maintain public safety.

Technology plays a major role in helping detect and manage these threats. Selecting the right public safety technology is critical, but has never been more difficult due to rapid technology advances through innovation, new lessons learned from real life incidents and being able to properly assess your security risks in an era of dynamic and evolving security threats.

2015 Active Shooter Incidents. “It is important, too, that training & exercises include not only an understanding of the threats faced but also the risks & Options available in shooter incidents.” – U.S. Department of Justice/FBI, A Study of Active Shooter Incidents in the US between 2000 & 2013.

 The Epicenter of

Smart City Development

Kansas City, Missouri will be the host city for this event, which is home to one of the world’s largest Smart and Connected City public-private partnership projects. Kansas City’s expertise will allow attendees to gain additional knowledge of smart city best practices, Internet of Things technology insights and experience.

This is a must attend event for anyone who is making decisions related to public safety, in charge of managing the risks of domestic terrorism and active shooter scenarios or is looking to connect with the right people to make public safety technology decisions.


John Penn II

Keynote Speaker - Adobe Systems

Mike Grigsby

Kansas City Missouri Police Department

Stephen A. Wood

AllSource Analysis

James Spicuzza


Ken Carter

AllSource Analysis

Aaron Deacon

KC Digital Drive

Casey Adams

KC Drone Company

Darren Xu

Smart Cities Council

Kari Keefe

Kansas City Social Innovation Center

Kevin R. Brock

Public Safety Entrepreneur

Bob Bennett

City of Kansas City, Missouri

Herb Sih

Think Big Partners

Isaiah Blackburn

Machine Halo

Cliff Thomas

Cisco Systems

Phil Derry


Kim Hull

Turn-Key Mobile

Mike Mainthow

Smart City Media

Chief Londell Jamerson

Metropolitan Community College Police Department

Peter DiSalvo


Aaron Attebery

Black & Veatch

David Rowe

ECCO Select

Stephen Miller

Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission

Alan Fairless


Christine Murray

Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce

Keith Stern

WWT Asynchrony Labs

Dave Dock

City of Olathe

Syrus Mesdaghi

Prominent Edge

John M. Douglass

Shawnee Mission School District

Chief Randy Hopkins

Rockhurst University

Drew Fisher

BAE Systems

Captain Daniel Gates

Kansas City Missouri Police Department