Global City Teams Challenge Super Action Cluster Summit

Event Details

Feb 01, 2017 to Feb 02, 2017
8:00 am to 1:30 pm
Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Portland, OR 97232

Registration is open for the Global City Teams Challenge Super Action Cluster.


Portland, Oregon, is pleased to host a NIST Global City Teams Challenge Super Action Cluster Summit on Transportation.

Join representatives from cities from around the U.S., federal officials, and executives from leading tech companies as we explore opportunities for collaboration related to intelligent transportation solutions.  As co-hosts of this event, the Technology Association of Oregon and aim to provide you with a world-class experience in one of America's leading destinations for urban and transportation planning as well as thriving food, arts and culture, and music scenes. 

We are pleased to welcome the following Cities, Federal and State Agencies that will be in attendance:

Beaverton, OregonOakland, California Vancouver, WashingtonCity of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia            Trimet
(Greater Portland)
White House Council
of Economic Advisors
Bellevue, Washington  Orlando, FloridaGalle Municipal
Council (Sri Lanka)
The Netherlands
(on behalf of the City of Eindhoven)
Federal Aviation
Columbus, OhioPortland, OregonMontgomery County,
Oregon Metro
(Greater Portland)  
National Institute
of Standards & Technology
Greenville, South CarolinaSalem, OregonMulnomah County,
Pokhara Sub-Metropolitan (Nepal)Oregon Department
of Transportation
Los Angeles, CaliforniaSpokane, WashingtonCity of Addis Ababa, EthiopiaSouthern Nevada Transit AuthorityUS Department of Transportation

To coordinate a strong conference for our attendees we ask that you fill out this SURVEY to determine the sessions in which you are interested. This will also help the planning team how much space to allocate to each session, as well as how much food is needed for both breakfast and lunch on the first day of the conference.


February 1
Oregon Convention Center

6:00 am - Convention Center Parking Garage Opens
$10 per day for parking

7:30 am - Lobby C
Registration Opens

8:00 am - C123/124
Skip Newberry, Technology Association of Oregon
Carol Dillon, Portland General Electric
Ted Wheeler, Mayor - City of Portland
Mark Gamba, Mayor - City of Milwaukie and Chair - Metro’s Metropolitan Policy Advisory Committee

Breakfast Keynote: Global Smart City Trends - Including How to Finance Smart City Projects
Ruthbea ClarkeInternational Data Corporation

9:30 am - Break

9:45 am - C123/124
Cities Reverse Pitch: Welcome Video by Congressman Earl Blumenauer,  Michelle Maggiore, Smart+Connected Communities Transportation, Cisco , and GCTC overview by Sokwoo Rhee of NIST

Trimet - Portland, Oregon: Bibiana McHugh, IT Manager of GIS and Location-Based Service
Montgomery County, Maryland: Dan Hoffman, Chief Innovation Officer
Porto, PortugalPaulo Calçada, CEO, Porto Digital
Passaic County, New Jersey: Michael Lysicatos, Assistant Director at the Passaic County Department of Planning and Economic Development
Centennial, Colorado: Melanie Morgan, Innovation Team Data Analyst
Hong Kong: Rosanna WongHong Kong Smart Cities Consortium

11:00 am - Networking Break

11:15 am - C123/124
Cities Reverse Pitch

PBOT - Portland, Oregon: Margi Bradway, Active Transportation Division Manager
Orlando, Florida: Charles Ramdatt, Transportation Engineering Executive
Ancona, Italy Fabiano Compagnucci, Department of Industrial Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
Columbus, Ohio:  Sherry Kish, Deputy Director, Columbus Department of Technology & Carla Bailo, AVP - Mobility Research and Business Development at The Ohio State University
Bellevue, Washington: Chris Long, Traffic Engineering Manager

12:30 pm - C123/124
Lunch Keynote: Data Protection, Privacy and Security, and Smart Cities
This panel will discuss transportation cybersecurity issues within a Smart Cities framework with an emphasis on privacy, trust, and identity, and EV charging, storage, and electrification.  The panel will discuss the current technological state of practice, critical issues, and future/emerging capabilities.

John Feo, Director, Northwest Institute for Advanced Computing, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Jeff Alan, Executive Director, Drive Oregon
Sean Docken, ICS-CERT, DHS
Weisong Shi, Professor of Computer Science, IEEE Fellow, Wayne State University
Isaac Potoczny-Jones, CEO, Tozny
Lorie Wigle, General Manager, IoT Security

1:30 pm - Break

1:30 pm - B113-116
Product Showcase Opens

Confirmed Product Showcase Companies 
Civiq SmartscapesDKS Associates
Metro - PortlandMoonshadow Mobile
Studio Transcendent 


Poster Session: Transportation & Smart Mobility  

Urban Freight Research at the Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics

Jose Luis Machado and Manali Seth

Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics Center, University of Washington 

Digital Vulnerabilities in a Connected Transportation WorldIsaac Potoczny-JonesTozny
Asymmetric Resilient Cybersecurity OverviewKannan KrishnaswamiPacific Northwest National Laboratory
Open SidewalksJess HamiltonUniversity of Washington

EVBatteryGuard:  Toward a Durable and Reliable Battery System for Electrical Vehicles

Bing Luo, Sidi Lu, Yongtao Yao, Weisong Shi and Fengwei ZhangWayne State University
Mobile Smart and Crowd Sensing for Smart CitiesYu WangUniversity of North Carolina at Charlotte
PNNL Energy Storage ProgramDavid GottholdPacific Northwest National Laboratory
Control of Complex SystemsHong WangPacific Northwest National Laboratory
EVs/Charging Stations offer Grid/Economic BenefitsMike HoffmanPacific Northwest National Laboratory

An Approach to Urban Sensing: Array of Things, Waggle and

Rajesh Sankaran

Argonne National Laboratory

AccessMap Nick BoltonUniversity of Washington

DOE SMART Mobility: An Urban Energy-Mobility Nexus Framework for the Curation of Data and Models across Seven Smart City Finalists

John Milton Beck 2nd Idaho National Laboratory
National Renewable Energy Laboratory

1:45 pm - Breakout Sessions - Wiki: Breakout Sessions

Sensor Network Development Workshop
In this workshop, discussions will be led focusing on the project stages involved in developing a sensor network. These stages include designing and finalizing use cases for sensor data, selecting the appropriate sensor package for your use cases, privacy and community engagement processes, installation plans, data communication, and data management. Cities, counties, and other types of project teams will provide overviews of sensor deployment projects and lessons learned during any of the various project stages to help facilitate the development of sensor networks in new areas and improve existing projects.

Christine Kendrick, City of Portland, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability

An Approach to Urban Sensing Using Array of Things, Waggle, and
Rajesh Sankaran, Assistant Computer Scientist, Co-Creator of the Waggle Platform and Chief Platform Engineer for the Array of Things Platform, Argonne National Laboratory-

Urban Mobility
First & Last Mile

Last mile is a term used in supply chain management and transportation planning to describe the movement of people and goods from a transportation hub to a final destination in the home. In this workshop we consider the hub to be transporation points (train, bus, trucking, etc.) in a transit system and the first and last mile refers to moving people and goods to and from home, work, shopping, events and other destinations. We will focus on improved and affordable access to transporation points, accessability for disabled and in need, pollution reduction, advanced mobility, wellness, and livability
Skip Newberry, President & CEO, Technology Association of Oregon
Wilf Pinfold, CEO,

4:30 pm - B113-116
Product Showcase Reception

February 2nd
Oregon Convention Center

8:30 am - C123/124
Report Out:  Day One Urban Mobility and Sensor Network Breakout Sessions

9:30 am - Break

9:45 am
Breakout Sessions - Wiki: Breakout Sessions

Urban Freight Delivery and Logistics
A workshop to discuss how Freight Transportation can utilize data, sensors, applications, and other emerging technologies to reduce congestion, increase efficiency, improve safety and reduce environmental impacts. Topics include local drayage for shipping and logistics, “last 50” logistics for consumer freight delivery, unmanned aerial delivery, and other topics.

Greta Knappenberger, Director of North American Smart City Practice, iSoftStone

Leveraging Partnerships to Develop a Connected Freight Corridor
Susie Lahsene, ‎Director Policy and Planning, Port of Portland
Highly Automated Vehicles and Their Impact on Trucking
Suman Narayanan, Engineering Manager – Driver Assistance and Safety, Daimler Trucks North America
Connected Technologies to Improve Intermodal Freight Drayage
Christine Wolf, Senior Planner, Transportation, NW Seaport Alliance 
3D Urban Planning for Aerial Freight Delivery
Mariah Scott, COO,
Smart City SDK Development Workshop
This is a workshop to discuss the creation of an open source development community and project to build an environment of SDKs and tools towards such a goal.
Transportation Modeling
This breakout session will examine the status of current transportation modeling systems, data and technology challenges, and future expectations.

Developing the ActivitySim Open Platform for Travel Demand Modeling
Ben Stabler, Director, RSG

Current Trends and Challenges in Traffic Simulation​​​​​​​
Munehiro Fukuda, Division of Computing & Software Systems, University of Washington Bothell

Thoughts from a Regional Forecaster on Cities’ Forecasting and Smart Data Needs
Jeff Frkonja, Research Center Director, Oregon Metro
Regulatory and Policy

This workshop will discuss how in particular Federal and State regulations and policies will influence smart city development. In particular with respect to the testing and operation of automated vehicles safety and security aspects need to be considered. In order to follow regulations and policies the key question is to which degree system validation as well as infrastructure preparation is required.

Joachim Taiber, Chief Technology Officer, International Transportation Innovation Center

Transportation Use Cases for City-University-Private Partnerships

The goal of this workshop will be to discuss and articulate use cases for using transportation data and technology to improve people’s lives.

John MacArthur, Sustainable Transportation Program Manager, TREC at Portland State University
Charles Ramdatt, Transportation Engineering Executive - ‎City of Orlando
Kristin Tufte, Research Assistant Professor, Departments of Computer Science and Civil and Environmental Engineering, Portland State University & Technology Policy Analyst - Technology Innovation and Policy Division, Volpe Center, U.S. Department of Transportation in the Faculty Fellows Program

11:30 am -  West Parking Garage - Rose Quarter
Autonomous and Electric Vehicle Demonstration

Confirmed Companies 
MC ElectricMeridian Autonomous Vehicles
Mobility Cubed - PangeaReachNow BMW i3
SemaConnect, Inc. 

Directions to Autonomous & Electric Vehicle Demonstration



Sponsorship for the Global City Team Challenge Super Action Cluster Summit is available. Please click HERE to find out more.

Companies interested in showcasing product at the Global City Team Challenge Super Action Cluster Summit should click HERE to find out more or contact


Hotel Eastlund 1021 NE Grand Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97232 - will be providing rooms for $155 plus tax for the summit. Please use Promotional Code GCTC when you register ONLINE or over the phone - (503) 235-2100.