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Smart Cities and Infrastructure National Insights – Spring Edition 

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 | 12:00-2:30pm ET / 9:00-11:30am PT | Online

Event Overview

Reimagining the future of our urban spaces: Improving the lives of Canadians through innovation, data, and technology

With smart technologies such as sensors, robotics and artificial intelligence, Canadian infrastructure will soon have the capability to improve operations using data sets that were previously unavailable. With this robust information, it will be infinitely better equipped to predict our behaviours and proactively adjust its own operations in response. But will the addition of smart technology make infrastructure truly “intelligent?”

We tend to think of intelligent infrastructure as nothing more than the combination of physical assets such as roads and bridges with sensors, communications capabilities, and analytics. The more sensing, communications and control capabilities, the more we can shift from merely describing a situation to being proactive about it and move toward self-managing situations, thus achieving truly intelligent infrastructure.

This spring, join us at our Smart Cities and Infrastructure National Insights virtual event and add value to your smart cities projects. The event will focus on how being truly a “smart city” is about seamlessly bringing together physical infrastructure, data and digital delivery with the ultimate goal of bettering the lives and experiences of citizens.

Benefits of Attending

Discover the limitless potential of Smart Cities and how connected solutions will drive city wide improvements and better quality of life for citizens

Explore advanced technologies that are driving opportunities in the Smart City sector

Foster stronger communities by delivering critical public transportation projects that connect citizens more closely than ever before

A Sneak Peek Of Your Inspiring Speakers

Wendy Law

Wendy Law
Deputy City Manager, Administrative Services and City Solicitor
City of Vaughan

Dan Mathieson

Dan Mathieson
City of Stratford

Alina Cheng

Alina Cheng
Manager, Parking Management
City of Vancouver

Brendon Hemily

Brendon Hemily
Senior Advisor, Transit Analytics Lab (TAL)
University of Toronto

Chris Moore
Community Advisor
Public Sector Network

Neha Ganjoo

Neha Ganjoo
Senior Data Analytics Strategist, Advanced Analytics
City of Calgary

Kate Greene
Regional Policy Manager
Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM)

Hugh O'Reilly

Hugh O’Reilly
Executive Director
Innovate Cities

Thomas Linder
Coordinator, Knowledge and Insight Development
Open North

Jasleen Arora
Senior Project Manager, Digital & Innovation Office
City of Hamilton

Key Sessions

KeynotePanel Discussion 1Case StudyPanel Discussion 2

Overview of Smart City Initiatives and the importance of Governance

  • Discuss how Vaughan’s Smart City Initiatives are advancing the municipality’s city building efforts
  • Explore the importance of governance model to oversee Smart City Initiatives

Intelligent Transportation Systems in A Smart City: Strategies to Speed Up Future Transportation Projects

  • What are the emerging trends transforming the transportation sector including transit electrification, connected vehicles and Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS)?
  • What are the barriers faced while implementing future transportation projects?
  • How is the real-time data and analytics collected by transportation agencies use to make the city intelligent?
  • What are the best practices to safeguard transport investments and prevent project delays?
  • What is the impact of future transportation projects on climate, citizen experience and social communities?

Overcoming the Housing Supply Challenges in Nova Scotia by using Data-Driven Solutions

  • Introducing new data solutions that aim to improve decision-making for housing supply in Nova Scotia
  • Charting a new course forward with comprehensive, integrated actions that will collectively increase supply of and access to affordable housing across the province

Disruption and Opportunity: Strategies to Build Digital Trust in Citizens While Creating Intelligent Cities

  • How is the real-time data collected by various public agencies used to make the city intelligent?
  • What are the barriers to converting data collected from multiple public infrastructure touchpoints into usable data?
  • What are the challenges you encounter when obtaining data from internal and external departments?
  • What are the benefits of conducting a privacy impact assessment to prevent the misuse and overuse of citizen data?
  • How do we shift to a much more flexible data collection and storage model, considering digital equity issues?
  • Where can strategies be implemented to tackle the cultural challenge of engaging citizens into accepting open-source data?

Your Registration

Virtual Presentations

Hear from public sector leaders about the latest trends and explore how to instantly apply these insights and gaining unique perspectives


An opportunity to engage with the inspiring speaker panel and peers in the live Q&A and polling to discover answers to shared challenges

Leading Technology Solutions

Hear  from leading solutions providers in the government space as they explore key technologies to improve citizen services


Receive on-demand access to session content on the complimentary Public Sector Network social learning platform

What Your Peers Had to Say

“I was impressed with the cross-section and diversity of participants. Truly a nationwide forum. Well organized and delivered.”
 Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA)

“Sharing some of the great work our municipal partners are doing in this space has been eye-opening. It really shows you how important innovative staff is to provide councils with the information they need to make decisions for the future as the decisions made today impact generations to come. The platform of events like SMART Infrastructure enables leaders to learn from one another.”
Township of Cramahe

“I really enjoyed spending time with colleagues from across Canada as we discussed the challenges and value around Smart Infrastructure Planning, the guest speakers were very knowledgeable and provided insights I will take back to my team. Well Done Everyone!”
City of Richmond Hill

Our Event Partners

Interested in sponsoring? Contact Andrew Cowan by email ([email protected])