Smart Cities Connect

Spring Conference & Expo 2024



Connect. Share. Collaborate.





Raleigh, NC, USA

8 – 10 May, 2024


We are delighted to invite you to be part of the Smart Cities Connect Spring Conference where innovative minds converge to redefine the future of urban spaces. Join us for an inspiring journey into the heart of city innovation!


Discover how a collaborative approach can drive the development of smart solutions for cities and communities. Explore how open standards facilitate the creation of sustainable urban development solutions that deliver lasting benefits to both citizens and governments.

Connected Infrastructure:

Achieving seamless integration between various smart city components and the broader ecosystem. This synergy ensures that data flows effortlessly, enabling efficient services and improved quality of life.

Open Knowledge Sharing:

By promoting the exchange of ideas, best practices, and standards, cities can foster innovation. The use of open data and open-source software encourages collaboration, driving progress in smart city development.

Stakeholder Collaboration:

Effective collaboration among government bodies, businesses, and citizens is crucial for successful smart cities. Together, they can create a thriving ecosystem that benefits everyone.



Check out the collaboration opportunities we’ve curated to suit your needs, making sure there is something for everyone!


Connect with our team at your convenience, either during or after the event. Schedule a face-to-face or online meeting with your preferred expert at a time that suits you best. Book your spot now!

Book your meeting for face-to-face meetings in Raleigh by May 3rd !


Andrea Battaglia
FIWARE Foundation

Karen Vega
BD Americas
FIWARE Foundation

Laura Schipani
act. CMO
FIWARE Foundation


Join the FIWARE team and speakers during Smart City Connect in May:


KEYNOTE : Open and smart solutions for the world’s smartest cities
Listen to Andrea Battaglia’s (FIWARE CEO) and Marcus Scheiber’s (ms.GIS CEO) insights on the development of open-source solutions and their benefits for the ecosystem..
Wednesday May 8, 9:00 – 9:20 AM
📍Ballroom B



Join us for a relaxed social gathering at The Haymaker, a popular downtown venue just a short walk from the convention center!

This happy hour offers a casual environment to connect with fellow attendees, share industry insights, and build valuable relationships.

Secure your spot to enjoy their special cocktails and delicious refreshments with networking opportunities.Space is limited!
Wednesday May 8, 18:30 to 21:30
📍The Haymaker: 555 Fayetteville Street #115, Raleigh, NC 27601

people at a bar



PANEL: Empowering Open Innovation: successful components for Smart and Open solutions adoption
Get insights from experts on core components of open source smart solutions and how they can address real challenges faced by cities and citizens in domains such as water or energy management.
Thursday May 9, 11:00 – 11:50 AM
📍Room 302A.

Andrea Battaglia

Misato Hattori

Marcus Scheiber

Steve Johnston

Uma Marques
IT director
Roanoke County

ROUND-TABLE : Innovation in action: real-world examples of Smart and Open Solutions
Share your knowledge and participate in the open discussions that will take place around the following core topics!
Thursday May 9, 12:00 AM – 1:30 PM
📍 Room 201

💧 Water / connecting enterprise ArcGIS with the FIWARE ecosystem (hosted by Marcus Scheiber, ms.GIS)
How can the FIWARE ecosystem be integrated into the existing enterprise ArcGIS solution for cities, public works and water departments? Discussing needs and solutions. 

🌐 iHubs / Innovation and the Ecosystem (hosted by Steve Johnston, MindfulTech Institute)
How can innovation and business be supported by local and regional innovation hubs, such as the FIWARE iHubs and their ecosystem to foster the development of easy solutions to maintain, save costs and make efforts sustainable.

🚅 Mobility & Traffic Solutions (hosted by Johann Sedlmair, [ui!] Urban Integrated Inc)
Use of FIWARE on Optimizing traffic flow, parking and multimodal mobility solutions including EV(Electric Vehicle)-Charge Investment analysis by leveraging standardized Data Catalogues.

🤖 Artificial Intelligence (hosted by Kiran Yeddala, Nivid technologies)
Making restoration smart and repairs more efficient! N-SMARTs FIWARE-enabled platform integrates multi-stream sensor data and uses AI to predict and prevent failures, enhancing grid resilience and reducing downtime, with building blocks based on trust, transparency, and provenance.



EXHIBITION: Meet the FIWARE Team, Partners and Innovation Hubs

Come and have a chat with us, there will be networking opportunities!
📍Booth 306

two women at booth








Rosemah Zia
Marketing Manager