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Join us for the first Triangle Smart Cities Summit, sponsored by NC State University and the City of Raleigh. This event will bring together local city, industry, and academic leaders for engaged discussion and to share ideas to help make our region a smarter and more connected community. Mayors, industry and academic executives, and national leaders in the smart cities movement will be invited to talk about the biggest challenges they face and their current efforts and vision towards making the Triangle a smart region. 

Event is free and open to the public. No registration required.

Triangle Smart Cities Summit Agenda

(Program will be in the Hunt Auditorium, Room 1103. Posters and refreshments will be in Duke Energy Hall)

8:15 – 8:30:  Dr. Alan Rebar, Vice Chancellor for Research, Innovation & Economic Development (confirmed)

8:30 – 8:45:  Mayor Nancy McFarlane (confirmed)

8:45 – 9:00:  Chancellor Randy Woodson (confirmed)

9:00 – 9:30:  Keynote Address:  Governor Martin O’Malley, MetroLab Advisory Council Chair (confirmed)

9:30 – 10:15:  Mayor’s Panel (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and Cary invited) – Moderated by Martin O’Malley

10:15 – 10:30:  Break

10:30 – 11:00:  Research – UNC, Duke and RTI (invited)

11:00 – 11:30:  National Security Agency Executive (invited)

11:30 – 12:30:  Industry Panel (SAS, Cisco, IBM, RedHat, NetApp –invited) – moderated by Ben Levine, Executive Director of MetroLab

12:30:  Morning program ends, poster session opens. Attendees encouraged to visit Centennial Campus restaurants for lunch and to continue discussions with colleagues, before or after attending the poster session.

12:30 – 3:00:  Open Poster Session – requesting posters from universities, companies, and municipalities

Lunch Options

A number of lunch options are within easy walking distance of Hunt Library. We encourage you to grab a bite and continue discussion. These locations are a great option before or after visiting the Poster Hall – a space devoted to highlighting relevant research and projects from multiple entities. Visiting the Poster Hall is a great way to spark ideas for connection and collaboration, and to just learn about some of the amazing work going on in smart cities domains in the region.

Event Location and Parking

James B. Hunt Jr. Library – 1070 Partners Way, Raleigh, NC 27606

The James B. Hunt Jr. Library is located on Centennial Campus. Parking is free and open to the public after 5:00 p.m. on weekdays, and throughout the weekend. Permits are required M-F, 8am-5pm. Hourly parking is available in three lots on Centennial. Parking fees are $2/hour. Parking spots are numbered, and there is are pay stations that accepts debit and credit cards only (no cash). Click here for visitor parking details.

Same Day Partner Events

In addition to the Triangle Smart Cities Summit, NC State University is partnering with the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster (RTCC) and NC RIoT to bring two other events to Hunt Library on June 6th. Both events are also free and open to the public, and offer additional opportunities to learn about Smart Cities related efforts going on in the region and to network with other interested and engaged Triangle area leaders and residents.

Details and links to these events are below. Each requires separate registration.

RTCC & RIoT Show Me the Money – Venture Capital in Cleantech and IoT

4:00-6:00pm, Hunt Library – Room 1103

Are you an entrepreneur with a cleantech, smart city, or IoT product or are you interested in learning more about how corporate venture and traditional capital works? We’ve got you covered. Join us for an in-depth conversation pertaining to the factors venture capital and corporate venture partners consider when they invest.

Details and Registrationhttp://bit.ly/2p9IvQ1 http://bit.ly/2onzx09

RIoT Startup Pitch Night

6:00-8:30pm, Hunt Library – Duke Energy Hall

Five early stage startups compete for the coveted Championship Belt in RIoT’s annual pitch event.  This year focuses on smarter communities and higher quality of life with applications in energy, water, homes and business.  Investors from across the region will judge the event and participants will enjoy great networking and free food and drink.  Four of last year’s competitors went on to successful raises and all are still growing.  Come support this year’s group to reach even higher!

Details and Registration:   http://bit.ly/2onzx09