Smart Cities Week

Shaping the future of cities


Bethany Genier Bethany Genier
Regional Communications Manager, North America

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Sustainability Planning for Cities

Event Information

Smart Cities Week brings together public and private sector visionaries, including officials from all levels of government, companies developing and deploying smart technologies in cities around the globe, and experts on technologies and techniques that cities can employ to become safer, smarter, and greener. Visit us in Booth #604.

DNV GL is proud to be a Bronze sponsor.

Pre-Conference Workshop 

Be sure to join us for our complimentary workshop on Sept. 27 from 9:00AM to 12:00PM: 

Public & Private Sector Approaches for Innovative Partnerships

DNV GL, Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN), and Nutter Consulting are hosting breakfast and morning workshop for local government representatives and smart building/energy vendors to explore new innovative partnership models, funding opportunities, and how barriers can be overcome to build meaningful smart city initiatives.  Building on DNV GL's “Smart Cities Vendor Engagement Framework”  for sustainability and resiliency city projects developed for the Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN) with over 150 member cities, this workshop will explore best practices for soliciting, screening and contracting for sustainable smart city technologies and services. Workshop modules will include Smart City Integration between Office of Sustainability, IT and the Utility;  technology-specific procurement processes (ie: solar + storage, microgrids, building energy management software, controls, dashboards, smart meters); and improved data management and analytics using open standards and other techniques.

Featured Facilitators:

  • Nils Moe, Managing Director of URban Sustainability Directors Network
  • Sarah Isobel Moe, Senior Consultant, DNV GL
  • Melanie Nutter, Principal, Nutter Consulting

The workshop modules are designed for small group discussion, allowing cities and vendors to identify best practices for leveraging private sector and public sector funding, and development of selection criteria.  


8:00am: Continental Breakfast and Networking

9:00am: Welcome by Nils Moe, USDN Director, and Introductions 

9:30am: USDN/DNV-GL project briefing - Frame the Discussion: Why Does Vendor/City Engagement Matter? Stories from the field

10:00am: Breakout - Deep Dive Discussions around Smart City Energy and Buildings

• Group I: Smart City Integration between Office of Sustainability, IT and Utility 

• Group II: RFP Language: Solar + Storage, Smart Meters, and/or District Solutions 

• Group III: Creating Open Standards for better collaboration/ data management between City Departments and Vendors 

11:00am: Report outs

11:30am: Next Steps for the USDN Vendor Engagement Framework

12:00pm: End

Note: Conference registration is required to attend the workshop. Smart Cities Week is free for City participants. Contact Bethany Genier for the city registration code.