Smart Cities MIAMI 2019 Conference + Competition 1/25/2019

Save the date:  Friday, January 25, 2019 for the 3rd annual Smart Cities MIAMI Conference and inaugural 2019 Smart Cities Miami Competition: Design Your Coral Gables.

The Conference explores the convergence of technology, design, and development in the shaping of a new urban landscape transformed by disruptive innovation. Conversations with social scientists, humanists, engineers, administrators, and citizens, will contemplate a future of hyper-connected environments and lifestyles.  This year’s theme is transportation, social AI, and privacy.

The Competition is organized by the City of Coral Gables, the UM School of Architecture, and the UM Center for Computational Science Smart Cities program.


Sponsorship Opportunites + Exhibitor Spaces available



Smart Cities MIAMI 2019 Panelists

Smart Cities Miami 2019 Keynote Speaker Rony Abovitz

KEYNOTE SPEAKER  Rony Abovitz, Founder, President, and CEO | Magic Leap

Rony founded Magic Leap in 2011, but was dreaming about such things for most of his life. Prior to Magic Leap, he was the co-founder and Head of Development and Technology for MAKO Surgical, the world leader in human-interactive robotics for orthopedic surgery. Rony was named a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum for his work on computer-assisted technologies for minimally invasive surgery. He holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering and a M.S. in biomedical engineering from the University of Miami.

Smart Cities Miami 2019 Panelist Cristian Robiou Cristian F. Robiou | Founder, Clarity Value, Inc.

Cristian Fernando Robiou is the founder and CEO of Clarity Value, Inc., a company creating a modular work flow automation engine designed to help cities manage the permitting and inspection process. He currently leads growth for Camino AI, a government technology startup led by the founders of OpenGov, and based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Mr. Robiou previously acted as the co-founder and CEO of Caribe Exotic Juice Co, a wellness food and beverage brand co-founded with fellow University of Miami alums, and as founding Chief Operating Officer for Startupbootcamp – Digital Health, based in Miami, Fl. A graduate of Harvard Law School and the University of Miami, Mr. Robiou is devoted to building a long term entrepreneurial ecosystem that fosters high impact community and market engagement.

Smart Cities Miami 2019 Panelist Michael Bartoszek Michael Bartoszek | Account Manager/Business Development, Citelum Group

Citelum is the global leader in the design, installation, financing and maintenance of municipal LED lighting. We manage over 2.5 million lights around the globe in 22 countries and 14 capital cities. We also light some of the world’s most iconic landmarks.

Smart Cities Miami 2019 Panelist Steven Aukstakalnis Steve Aukstakalnis | Practical AR

Steven Aukstakalnis (Awk-sta-call-niss) is an author, research scientist, and consultant in the area of man-machine interfaces and interactive systems. He is the former Director of the Virtual Environment and Interactive Systems Program for the NSF Engineering Research Center for Computational Field Simulation. He has served on the professional research staff at the Univ. of Washington and the faculty of Mississippi State University. Steven is the author of three books published in seven languages on the topic of AR/VR and the mechanics of human perception. He has spent more than two decades working in the development and application of fully immersive and optical see-through displays, spatial audio, and tactile feedback devices in such areas as architecture, medicine and defense.

Smart Cities Miami 2019 Panelist Eric Singer Eric Singer | Associate, Bilzum Sumberg

Eric has focused his practice for the past several years in the areas of government procurement and complex government transactions, including public-private partnerships (P3). Eric combines that practical experience with extensive academic knowledge, gained as a visiting faculty member and research fellow at the New York University School of Law, where he studied P3s across the United States and abroad, in order to further his clients’ goals. Prior to joining Bilzin Sumberg, Eric also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Danny J. Boggs of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Eric handles the full spectrum of public-contracting issues, from preparation of proposals through appeals of administrative bid protests, and has represented clients on some of Miami’s most transformative public-private projects. For example, as part of securing a $300-million Metrorail contract for an Italian company, he defended a bid-protest appeal to the Federal Transit Administration.

Lee Su-Huang, Panelist, Smart Cities Miami 2019 Lee-Su Huang | Lecturer, School of Architecture, University of Florida College of Design, Construction+Planning

Lee-Su Huang received his Bachelor of Architecture from Feng-Chia University in Taiwan and his Master in Architecture degree from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. He has practiced in Taiwan with various firms and in the United States with Preston Scott Cohen Inc. in Cambridge, and with LA.S.S.A Architects in Seoul, Korea. As co-founder and principal of SHO, his research and practice centers on digital design+fabrication methodology, parametric design optimization strategies, as well as kinetic/interactive architectural prototypes. Lee-Su is currently Assistant Professor at the University of Florida’s School of Architecture, teaching graduate and undergraduate level design studios as well as foundation and advanced digital media / parametric modeling courses.



$35.00 per person  Register here
Sponsorship Opportunites
& Exhibitor Spaces available
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