May 18

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Smart city initiatives have the power to improve nearly every aspect of a community, from reducing crime and combatting climate change to easing traffic congestion and improving equity and access to wireless connectivity. At the heart of all those initiatives is data. Data leads innovation and drives the decision-making process, and it can truly transform a city.

Smart city focused strategy and solutions allows us to achieve outcomes that creates a better outcome for the citizens by improving quality of life. One of the biggest challenges in a smart city initiative is “where and how do we get started?”

To learn more how to start a smart cities initiative, join us May 18th 11:00AM PT/2:00PM ET. In this in-depth webinar, our virtual panel of industry experts and public-sector smart city planners will cover a range of topics, including:

• Getting started with a smart city plan
• How smaller communities with fewer resources can leverage private partnerships
• Using a single point of contact to manage your digital transformation efforts, artificial intelligence, cloud migration, public safety tech, customer experience and more



Sandeep Sinha

Sandeep Sinha

SLED Market Leader for Digital Innovation at Insight

Sandeep Sinha is part of Insight’s Digital Innovation national sales team and leads Insight’s Digital Innovation strategy for Public Sector. He’s responsible for developing and driving GTM and sales strategy to deliver business outcomes for our SLED clients. He is focused on driving Cloud and Data/AI adoption in accounts across the country.

Sandeep has worked with both large companies and startups such as Microsoft, Motorola and Trustonic. He has MS in Computer Science from Univ. of Texas at Arlington and MBA from Univ. of Chicago.

Clint Pires

Clint Pires

Chief Information Officer, City of St. Louis Park

Clint Pires holds a master’s degree in public administration from Northern Illinois University and an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Massachusetts. He has spent the last 47 years working in both the public sector and academia. Clint held positions with Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic District (Massachusetts); Northern Illinois University; the City of Elgin, Illinois; and was assistant director of the Illinois City Management Association. He spent fifteen years as manager of information technologies and five years as deputy city manager for the City of St. Louis Park, Minnesota. He is now chief information officer for the same city, responsible for IT, Cable TV, and Communications and Marketing. He was an adjunct professor at Hamline University’s Graduate School of Management in St. Paul, Minnesota, 2001 - 2014.

Darren Nix, CPP

Darren Nix, CPP

Strategic Partner Manager, Justice and Public Safety Solutions, Genetec

Darren Nix has been with Genetec 10yrs in various roles. In his current role, he leads the partnership efforts and engagement with Insight. He also focuses on working with cities and agencies to promote digital transformation and solutions for public safety.

With over 20 years of experience in the security industry, Darren has held positions in integration, consulting, and design focusing on Federal Agencies, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, and education. His specializations include solution development, threat and vulnerability assessment, asset protection and loss prevention, as well as physical security system design.

Prior to joining Genetec, Darren was a Senior Associate Consultant with Risk Management Associates Inc. He is ASIS Board Certified as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) in Security Management and was the Physical Security Subject Matter Expert on the “OneNASA” Smartcard program.

Bob Bennett

Bob Bennett — Moderator

Senior Fellow, Center for Digital Government

Bob Bennett is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Digital Government and the founder of B2 Civic Solutions, an international smart cities consultancy firm based in Parkville, Mo. From 2016 to 2019 he served in Mayor Sly James’ administration as the Chief Innovation Officer for the City of Kansas City, Mo. During his tenure, he oversaw the city’s smart city initiatives including a 54-block total digitalization pilot, strategy development for the city and P3-based expansion plans.