Smart City Expo USA Announces Extraordinary Speaker Lineup for Annual Conference

Headlined by New York City Mayor Eric L. Adams, private sector leaders, and senior federal officials, the Expo will be the nation’s premier gathering for inclusive, people-first tech

NEW YORK--()--Smart City Expo USA today announced a highly diverse and multidisciplinary lineup of speakers for its annual conference in New York City, October 4th and 5th. The Expo will gather visionaries, experts, and thought leaders to explore forward-thinking solutions and strategies to build cities that are smart, more equitable, and more sustainable.

"We’re thrilled to host Smart City USA Expo in New York City," said CEO Aarti Tandon. "The challenges cities face have never been greater, but we've never had better tools to solve them. The conference will focus on technologies that can make cities safer, more sustainable, and more just. It will be highly inclusive, focusing on the ways technology can empower all communities to create change at scale."

With a broad range of sessions, panel discussions, and networking opportunities, Smart City Expo USA has two full days of programming that feature pivotal discussions with experts around climate change, inclusivity and equity, emerging technologies, data and automation, healthcare, finance, transportation, and economic opportunity. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in these conversations with today’s foremost thought leaders as all collectively set groundwork that will shape the cities of tomorrow.

A few of the expert speakers confirmed for Smart City Expo USA include:

  • Eric Adams, Mayor, City of New York
  • Don Graves, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Polly Trottenberg, Acting Administrator, FAA; Deputy Secretary U.S. Department of Transportation
  • David Pekoske, Administrator, TSA
  • Michael Regan, Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Deepak Chopra, Founder, Chopra Foundation
  • Kathryn Wylde, CEO, Partnership for New York City
  • Andrew Kimball, President & CEO, New York City Economic Development Corporation
  • Matthew Fraser, Chief Technology Officer, City of New York
  • Rohit Aggarwala, Chief Climate Officer, City of New York
  • Keith Kerman, Chief Fleet Officer, City of New York
  • Kelly Moan, Chief Information Security Officer, City of New York
  • Lane Dilg, Global Government Partnerships, OpenAI
  • Amen Ra Mashiriki, Director, AI and Data Strategies, Bezos Earth Fund
  • Mark Chambers, Director, Earth Alliance
  • Daniel Diez, Chief Transformation Officer, Magic Leap
  • Jumbi Edulbehram, Global Business Development, Smart Cities and Spaces, NVIDIA
  • Kody Kinsley, Secretary, Health and Human Services, State of North Carolina
  • Juliana Cardoso, Deputy Secretary, Economic Development, State of São Paulo
  • Ydanis Rodriguez, Commissioner, Department of Transportation, City of New York
  • Solomon Caviness, Commissioner, Department of Transportation, City of Atlanta
  • George McGraw, Commissioner, Dept of Water and Power, City of Los Angeles
  • Michael Sherwood, Chief Innovation and Technology Officer, City of Las Vegas
  • Mitch Kapor, Founding Partner, Kapor Capital
  • Julie Samuels, Executive Director, Tech:NYC
  • Bruce Revman and Lauren LaRusso, Co-Host City Managers, New York New Jersey 2026 World Cup Host Committee

A full list of esteemed speakers can found online:

For more information about the conference, sponsorship details, or to register, please visit To sign up for the Smart City Expo USA newsletter, visit

About Smart City Expo USA

Smart City Expo USA is a premier platform dedicated to showcasing the latest advancements and strategies in urban innovation. Through conferences, exhibitions, and networking events, the expo facilitates collaboration among policymakers, industry leaders, and urban visionaries to build sustainable, inclusive, and resilient cities.


Alexis Roberts
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Alexis Roberts
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