Smart Cities and Infrastructure National Insights – Summer Edition 

Wednesday, September 7, 2022 | 12:00-2:30pm ET / 9:00-11:30am PT | Online

Event Overview

Fast-Tracking Future Smart City Development with Emerging Technologies

Municipalities are always striving to improve the sustainability, connectivity and livability of their communities.

By partnering with innovative organizations to employ technology and complete tasks faster and with higher levels of accuracy, municipalities are starting to explore and increase reliance on technologies, such as GIS, to better understand their surroundings, plan future development and, in turn, the improve the needs of their citizens and communities.

The summer edition of our Smart Cities and Infrastructure virtual series will showcase different initiatives, challenges, and lessons learned from Canadian municipalities of all sizes. Join us to find out how you can leverage technology and partnerships with neighbouring regions and jurisdictions to increase the connectivity and intelligence of your community.

Benefits of Attending

Understand how cities of all capability can leverage GIS technology for future city development

Discover innovative technology and techniques used in city planning, that you can include for your own municipality

Discuss common challenges and brainstorm strategies to overcome them

A Sneak Peek Of Your Expert Speakers

Courtney Zinn

Courtney Zinn
Innovation Lab Director
City of Kitchener

Jason Winter

Jason Winter
Director, Asset Management & Business Solutions
City of Kitchener

Justin Miron
GIS & Data Specialist
The Regional Municipality of Durham

Nathan Hyde

Nathan Hyde
Town of Erin

Pat Podoborozny

Pat Podoborozny
Town of Bruderheim

Andrea McKinney
General Manager of Corporate Services
Town of Orangeville

Key Sessions

KeynoteCase StudyPanel Discussion

Driving Innovation: Utilizing Technology to Yield Higher Accuracy and Efficiency Results

  • Leveraging Technology: Identify a solution to improve data accuracy, and increase productivity
  • Identifying Value: Discussing the challenges and solutions when implementing the solution and how they are overcome

Courtney Zinn, Innovation Lab Director, City of Kitchener

Jason Winter, Director, Asset Management & Business Solutions, City of Kitchner

Extracting Value and Benefit from Utilizing GIS Technology for Municipality Planning and Development

Justin Miron, GIS & Data Specialist, The Regional Municipality of Durham

Future Trends in Smart Cities and Smart Citizens – Innovative Ways People and Technology Can Revolutionize Cities

  • What are the multitude of challenges faced_ by cities in the next 5-10 years in the areas of environmental, economic and societal?
  • What are the key trends the future smart cities?
  • How can technology be used as a Intelligent, Sustainable And As-A-Service?
  • How can cities attract talent, enable creativity and encourage disruptive thinking through a combination of physical and digital elements?

Nathan Hyde, CAO, Town of Erin

Pat Podoborozny, CAO, Town of Bruderheim

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

Event Partners

Interested in sponsoring? Contact Graeme Cowlen by email ([email protected]).