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"Cities with engaged citizens are the world’s best hope. United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 11, which targets making cities inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable, puts cities right at the heart of global efforts."

Aarti Tandon, Executive Director 



Executive Director

Smart Cities New York (SCNY19) is North America’s leading global event exploring the emerging role of cities in defining the future. Based on the core principle that cities are Powered by People, SCNY19 will be guided by the theme “The Future Is Now.” With so many cities, large and small, pursuing bold new ideas, this is your chance to engage with leaders and bring home practical solutions to your city’s challenges.


Smart Cities New York 2019

The future of cities is now. And the people creating that future are bringing their energy and ideas to bear on the unique challenges and opportunities of urban life. Smart Cities New York brings together urban innovators to share and discuss the new and emerging technologies that are improving life in cities around the world. 

This year, at Smart Cities New York, a diverse global community of leaders from business, government, academia, civil society, and startups will explore the power of cities to bring innovations and ideas to the world stage. We explore the questions defining our time: How can technology transform the lives of citizens? What drives innovation? Where are today’s ideas and expertise coming from? How can cities collaborate and share innovations? Who is leading the movement for better, safer, smarter cities?

The event brings together top thought leaders and senior members of the private and public sector to work on investments in physical and digital infrastructure, health, education, sustainability, security, mobility, workforce development, and more, to ensure cities are central to advancing and improving urban life. SCNY is different from other conferences—we build a collaborative environment where the best and brightest can work together to not only share solutions and ideas, but learn how to implement them in their home cities.


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Topics & Top Level Speakers of Smart Cities New York 2019

We take a holistic look at the innovations in technology and infrastructure that are making cities more livable, equitable, and sustainable. Attendees will leave the conference with the tools and knowledge to implement solutions to their most pressing challenges.

Topics include:

  • Presenting new models of financing digital and physical infrastructure
  • Dissecting issues related to procurement
  • Providing guidance on designing and responding to RFPs
  • Sharing best practices on innovative pilot programs
  • Exploring how to foster entrepreneurship attract and retain tech talent, and build creative and inclusive economies.
  • Understanding critical issues of digital transformation.

Smart Cities New York speaker and panelist highlights include:

  • John McNeil, COO, Lyft
  • Joe Lubin, Founder, ConsenSys
  • Eric Gertler, Chairman, U.S. News and World Report
  • Alice Charles, Cities and Urban Development Lead, World Economic Forum
  • Yoav Tzruya, General Partner, Jerusalem Venture Partners
  • Melinda White, CEO, Transit Wireless
  • Ashwini Chhabra, Head of Public Affairs, Bird
  • Jan Vapaavuori, Mayor, City of Helsinki
  • Shaina Horowitz, Urban Tech Hub Director, New Lab
  • Liora Shechter, CIO, City of Tel Aviv
  • Mike Krygier, Deputy Chief Information Security Officer, City of New York

Make sure you get your tickets to this year’s conference!

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Smart Cities New York - May 13-15, 2019 in New York City

With the global smart city market expected to grow to $1.6 trillion within the next three years, a massive opportunity for innovation and civic advancement has emerged. SCNY is the premier forum for these discussions. The conference’s format offers ample opportunity for real
interaction and collaboration with other city leaders, enabling you to learn about and implement solutions in your city. Join us in New York City from May 13-15!

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bee smart city and Smart Cities New York continue their strategic partnership

bee smart city is proud to announce the continuing of their strategic partnership with Smart Cities New York for the second year. The aim of the global event is to bring together leaders of the public and private sectors, to help cities and municipalities seize the opportunities and become more prosperous and livable. The importance of holistic and citizen-centric strategic approaches in smart city development is highly meaningful for both organisations.

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