Visible to the public Tech Jam Agenda and Registration

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Highlights from the Tech Jam's Agenda

Ignite-style presentations from 20+ existing GCTC Action Clusters including:

  • Autonomous vehicles deployment in 9 cities around the world
  • Creating an adhoc WiFi network at the time of disaster using drones in North Central Texas
  • Remotely caring for our most vulnerable citizens in-place during a pandemic
  • Deploying sensors in over 170 locations in lower Manhattan NYC and provide real-time data for air quality, noise level, and traffic patterns
  • Integrating Smart Street infrastructure in Washington DC, including lights, CCTV, Parking, Signage and Env. Sensing
  • Bringing Internet of Things Know-How to High School Students in Arlington VA, Baltimore, Portland OR

Invited presentations from national and international thought-leaders including, Jon Bruner, O'Reilly Media & Co-Chair of Solid Con 2015, Dan Correa, Senior Advisor of Innovation Policy at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Bram Reinders, Amsterdam Smart City.

Networking opportunities for folks new to GCTC to meet with current GCTC participants and to work with other organizations new to GCTC in order to discuss forming additional action clusters.

Please find the proposed agenda for the Tech Jam here.

About the Global City Teams Challenge

Through the Challenge, representatives of companies, local governments, universities, and non-profit organizations will form teams with a focus on particular smart city goals or challenges. Participants in the Challenge volunteer to work collaboratively on specific issues such as transportation, disaster response, energy, healthcare, and others.

I am Interested, what else do I need to know?

Attendance at the event is free of charge. The event is held at a secure government facility, so advanced registration is required. Visit the Global City Teams Challenge website, for more information about the Challenge. With questions about the Challenge or the Tech Jam, please email or

Who Should Attend the Tech Jam?

  • Global City Teams Challenge Participants
  • Attendees from the September 2014 Workshop
  • Mayors, CIOs, CTOs, Innovation Directors, Managers from local, state, federal governments working on smart city deployments
  • Corporations, educational institutions, non-profits working on smart city projects
  • Potential new Challenge participants with IoT/CPS technologies and designs that are directly relevant to the Challenge's objectives
  • Anyone interested in the latest trends and standards in IoT/CPS and Smart Cities

Attendance to Tech Jam is free, but advanced registration is required. We look forward to seeing you there!

Funding for Connected Vehicle Research

The US Dept of Transportation will address the Tech Jam with respect to a recently released Connected Vehicles

DoT & NIST encourage organizations planning to respond the DoT solicitation to consider participation in the GCTC as a means to refine their applications and develop partnerships with stakeholders.

A copy of DoT's CV Program pre-solicitation can be found here.