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.

Upcoming Events

Smart City Tech Summit | Public Safety

October 18 – 19, 2017
Kansas City, MO

Plexpod Westport Commons
300 E 39th Street
Kansas City, MO 64110

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Patrick Woods – Featured Keynote

Patrick Woods – Featured Keynote

Joel Cherkis – Opening Keynote

Joel Cherkis – Opening Keynote

Justin Dickstein – Panelist

Justin Dickstein – Panelist

Event Agenda

Smart City Tech Summit – Public Safety

October 18-19, 2017

Plexpod Westport Commons | Kansas City, MO
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Day 1 - October 18, 2017

8:00 AM – 4:15PM

Registration Open
Exhibit Hall Open

8:00 – 8:30AM

Welcome Coffee Bar and Networking

8:30 – 9:10AM

Opening Session: Smart Cities Must Be Safe Cities – The Role of Smart Technologies, Big Data and How Communities Must Think About Modern Public Safety Challenges

Track 1

Track 2

9:20 – 10:20AM

Breakout Session I: Open Mic and Other Acts of Safety – Smart Devices Making A Difference In the Most Unexpected Urban Environments

Breakout Session I: Intelligence at the Edge: Analytics and IoT

10:20 – 10:40AM

Coffee Break

10:40 – 11:40AM

Breakout Session II: Prime Time Public Safety – Smart Technologies At Work In Public Sports Venues That Are Preventing the Next Domestic Terror Disaster

Breakout Session II: Cyber Security Lessons Learned – The Threats, Strategies and Tactics That You Aren’t Hearing About But Need to Know

11:40 AM – 1:10 PM

Lunch and Keynote Panel: Creating a Master Plan for a Smart City

1:20 – 2:20 PM

Breakout Session III: Big Data is My Co-Pilot – The Role of Data in Designing Modern Transportation and Mobility Solutions for the 21st Century (includes Autonomous Vehicles and other Public Transit)

Breakout Session III: IP Surveillance – Use Cases and How to Deploy

Sponsored by Ruckus Wireless and Yellow Dog Networks

2:20 PM – 2:40 PM

Cookie Break

2:45 – 4:15 PM

Cutting-Edge Technology Showcase – An energetic series of 5-minute presentations from companies building next-generation and progressive smart city technologies.

4:15 – Evening

Conversations and Cocktails – Facilitated Networking to Help You Meet Your Business Matches

Day 2 - October 19, 2017

8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Registration Open
Exhibit Hall Open

7:00 – 8:00 AM

Sunrise Fitness Challenge – A brisk walking tour of historic downtown KC (optional)

8:30 – 9:00 AM

Speed Networking Breakfast – Move Your Feet While You Eat, Meet and Greet

9:00 – 9:30 AM

Opening Keynote: Joel Cherkis, Global Vice President, Infrastructure, Education, Government, and Health, Oracle

9:35 – 10:15 AM

Facilitated Reverse Pitch: Government Edition – City leaders share their real-world safety and security problems to promote thoughtful discussion on possible solutions

10:20 – 10:55 AM

Collaboration Campfire – An orchestrated networking break that matches profiles of attendees to foster meaningful connections to advance your agenda

11:05 AM – 12:00 PM

Keynote Address: Behind the (Cyber) Scenes of One of The Nation’s Most Notable Law Enforcement Crisis Events
Patrick Woods, CISO Missouri State Highway Patrol and FBI’s CJIS Security and Access Subcommittee

12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

Networking Lunch and Exhibit Hall

Track 1

Track 2

12:50 – 1:50 PM

Breakout Session IV: The Current State of FirstNet and Public Safety Implications for Communities

Sponsored by Black & Veatch

Breakout Session IV: Cyber Threats and The Role of Big Data in Preventing the Next Public Safety Headline

1:50 – 2:10 PM

Energy Break

2:10 – 3:10 PM

Breakout Session V: Somebody’s Watching Me – A Thoughtful Discussion on Modern Video Surveillance and Its Impact, Capabilities and Risks

Breakout Session V: Designing Public Safety Pilots for High Value Public-Private Innovation Partnerships

3:20 – 4:30 PM

Innovator Spotlight: Public safety related technology organizations share their 15-20 minute case studies on how and what they’ve built and why

4:30 – 6:30 PM

Closing Reception

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 Who Should Attend

Government Officials, City Leaders & Smart City Project Managers

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


Black & Veatch

Ruckus Wireless

Yellow Dog Networks

Regent Power



Archangel Cyber




Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services



Smart Cities Must Also Be Safe Cities

The role of smart technology in ensuring public safety has never been more important than today.

Smart City Tech Summit: Public Safety is an event that focuses on creating thought provoking conversations, delivering insights and developing a deeper understanding of the challenges that cities face when looking at advanced technologies and tactics to make sure cities remain safe, secure and prepared for the next unplanned crisis incident.

Attendees will learn from leading technologists about proven and emerging technologies that can prevent, detect or manage day-to-day safety and security and unplanned events like domestic terrorism, cyber-terrorism and natural disasters.  This is an opportunity to gain insights from other cities that have incorporated smart technologies for best practices and lessons learned. Meet companies from all facets of the public safety technology space, from emerging startups to established industry leaders, who have cutting-edge solutions on display for you to see, touch and even use during this event. Interact with other cities and large industrial users facing similar safety and security challenges and discuss strategies used to overcome them.

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 two-day event will feature world-class public safety and technology speakers and showcase leading technologies that will help you make your city, company or project safer and more secure. Learn about the roles that big data, predictive analytics and various hardware and software solutions can play in making your city smarter and safer.

Interviews from March 2016 Public Safety Summit

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


A Sponsor

Show your company as a leader in the public safety and smart city industry by becoming a sponsor at Smart City Tech Summit.


An Exhibitor

Showcase your innovative products/solutions and get face-to-face with key decision makers in security and government organizations over the two-day event.



A limited number of speaking opportunities still remain. Contact us now to get on the agenda.