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About the Event

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Thursday, November 29, 2018 | 8:30am-5:00pm
MOHAI—Museum of History and Industry
860 Terry Ave. N Seattle, WA 98109


The future for cities is smart: urban areas where people and systems are more connected than ever before. Head to toe, from home to the office to the grocery store, technologies like wearable sensors, autonomous systems, and augmented reality are transforming the way we connect with each other and our surroundings in new and exciting, but also potentially challenging, ways.

We will explore the public and private sector perspective on technology and policy opportunities and challenges facing the smart city evolution. Smart technologies enable rapid decision making based on near real-time analysis of data gathered by a range of sensors and devices. Through energy-efficient and green buildings, smart waste and water management, smart transportation and other enhanced infrastructure, smart technologies are driving a vision for a more sustainable and clean environment and a better quality of life for the tomorrow’s citizens.

But what else does this transformation present?

While smart tools can lead to more efficient systems, safer communities, and improved delivery of public health services, we will take a deep dive into the technological implications and the policy processes required to reinforce and enable smart cities in a safe, secure, and productive way.  

This symposium is organized by Ann Lesperance, Program Director of the College of Social Sciences and Humanities at the Northeastern-Seattle campus.
Schedule, Speakers, Tickets

William Schrier

Schrier leads a team of public safety subject matter experts inside the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) who are engaging communities on capabilities related to smart cities. As senior advisor to FirstNet, he advises on the development of apps, products and services needed by public safety responders.

Schrier’s previous experience includes serving as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Seattle Police Department, senior policy advisor in the State of Washington’s Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) and as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the City of Seattle. He chaired the Washington State Interoperability Executive Committee from 2013 to 2016, which oversees public safety radio networks in the State of Washington. He also served as Washington’s State Point of Contact for FirstNet, a nationwide $7 billion effort to build a wireless 4G mobile network for first responders and other public safety agencies. 

EVENT PRICING   I  Regular Registration $50  I   Students Registration $25   I  Lunch Included  


Please make payment by November 26.

Scholarships are available for those who qualify.
Please contact Britain Scott, Strategic Partnerships Manager, at [email protected] for more information

Registration will take place 8:30 am– 9:15 am

Speakers, Panelist, and Technology Showcase 

  • CISO & CI Security - Michael Hamilton
  • Lime  - Gabriel Scheer, Director of Government Affairs
  • Northeastern University - Goeff Boeing
  • US Department of Homeland Security - Patrick Massey, Regional Director, Office of Infrastructure Protection
  • Shorenstein - Stan Roualdes, Executive VP
  • State of Washington - Alex Alben, Chief Privacy Officer
  • Washington State Fusion Center - Deb Winsor, Critical Infrastructure Program Manager
  • Uber - Abhishek Gupta, Movement Project