International Smart & Safe Cities Conference

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CyberTECH, the City of San Diego and ConsenSys Presents
“Securing the Smart City: International Best Practices"

Dates: 20-23 March 2018
Location: University of San Diego Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering

Wednesday, March 20 – Day 1
Afternoon event: 4:00 to 6:00 PM
Smart City Powertalks and Cocktail Reception
Location: TBD (closed to press)
3 Powertalks
1) Securing Smart Cities: a Primer (Christian Byrnes, Gartner Group)
2) What Every Smart City Needs to Know about CyberSecurity (Mark Weatherford)
3) TBD

VIP Dinner - Born & Raised, San Diego

Thursday, March 21 – Day 2
8:30 AM - Conference Day Welcome

Securing the Smart City (Chris Preimesberger, Editor at eWeek Magazine, Darin Andersen, CyberTECH and Godrey Gaston, University of Belfast)

• Thought leadership events
• Smart City partnerships in cybersecurity
• Comprehensive approach needed, including technical cybersecurity solutions, skilled workers, general cybersecurity awareness, and collaborative processes
• Value of collaboration – by industry sector, or between industry and academia, or within city government.
• Discuss obstacles to collaboration and begin to identify solutions.
• Work together to identify opportunities for more collaboration in California
o California Cyber Cup competition
o California’s leadership role in the development of new collaborative processes
o More collaboration from State agencies
o Continue small business surveying activity
o What other opportunities for collaboration?

Opening Keynote: 9:30-10:15 – Keynote
2nd Keynote: 10:15 – 10:45 – TBD
3rd Keynote: 10:45 to 11:45


1:00-2:15: City Government panel
• Focus on proactively addressing cybersecurity concerns
• Suggested panelists:
o Bill Britton, Cal Poly Cyber Center
o Harry Talbot, LA Unified School District
o US Patent Office, Silicon Valley
o Berkeley or Stanford Cyber Center
o Governor’s Office of Emergency Services
2:00-2:15 Break
2:15-4:15 Interactive exercise
• Led by an industry leading IoT company and Larry Ponemon, The Ponemon Institute
• Supply chain IoT problem
• Suggested groups for the exercise
o The Company
o Customer
o Regulatory Government
o Privacy

4:15: Wrap Up Keynote (Joseph Lubin, How Blockchain Is Transforming our World)
• One focus will be securing next generation of Smart Cities leveraging blockchain
• An underlying theme will be industry collaboration
• Suggested panelists
o Palo Alto Networks (both as a successful California company as a leader in the Cyber Threat Alliance)
o Venture Capital representative
VIP Dinner - San Diego

Friday, March 23 – Day 3 (Smart City Field Trips)
- UCSD Center for Contextual Robotics
- City of San Diego
- ConsenSys
- Qualcomm
- Illumina
- CyberTECH Smart City Pitch Event

VIP Reception and Dinner - San Diego