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Smart City Expo World Congress

The leading event for cities, committed to boosting the implementation of all global agendas and supporting the development of our cities.

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  • Date:13-15 November 2018
  • Location:Barcelona, Spain
    Barcelona – Gran Via Venue
  • Schedule:

    Tuesday 13 Nov: 09:00-19:00

    Wednesday 14 Nov: 09:00-19:00

    Thursday 15 Nov: 09:00-19:00

Cisco @ Smart City

Smart City Expo World Congress is the leading event for cities, committed to boosting the implementation of all global agendas and supporting the development of our cities. Since its first edition in 2011, it has turned out to be an exceptional discussion and business platform to connect governments, companies, entrepreneurs, research centers and innovators around the world, who are working to tackle similar urban challenges and generate opportunities for action. This year the event will focus on the imperative need to empower cities and therefore to empower people.

Join us at Cisco Stand D461 to:

·   Meet our industry experts

·   Schedule 1:1 meetings with executives

·   Participate in live demos and experience our solutions first-hand


Speaking Sessions

Cisco will be presenting at the following sessions in the main Congress:

Tuesday, 13th November

Digital Transformation Solution Talk: IoT & Disruptive Technologies for Cities

Munish Khetrapal, CTO, Global Public Sector

Munish Khetrapal
Tuesday, 13th November
16:00 - 17:00

Digital Transformation Plenary Bringing Down Barriers: What Building an All Inclusive Society Means

Joseph Bradley, VP of Customer Experience, IoT and Incubation

Joseph Bradley
Wednesday, 14th November
12:50 – 13:40

Cities as Ecosystems: a Multi-stakeholder´s Approach

TJ Costello, Director of Industry Solutions Group, Smart+Connected Communities and Transportation

TJ Costello

Cisco Theatre

Tuesday, November 13

Time Speaker/Title  
10:00 - 10:30    
10:45 - 11:15 Vinay Venkatraman, Founder & CEO  
11:30 - 12:00 Bob Borzillo, VP Smart Cities Business Development  
12:15 - 12:45 George Clernon, Director of Product Management for IoT & Smart Cities  
13:00 - 13:30 Kevin Kalish, Lead IoT Technology Strategist, Europe (Spain)  
13:45 - 14:15 Ben Fairburn, United Kingdom Country Digital Acceleration Lead  
14:30 - 15:00 Leen Balcaen, Head of Smart Cities  
15:15 - 15:45 Qiang Huang, Director of Product Management for IoT Solutions  
16:00 - 17:00
Plenary PL02 - Joseph Bradley  
17:30 - 19:00 Quantela Happy Hour  

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Wednesday, November 14

Time Speaker/Title  
10:00 - 10:30 TBC  
10:45 - 11:30 "Nicole Raimundo, CIO, Town of Cary;
Terry Yates, Smart City Program Manager, Town of Cary;
Charlie Isaacs, CTO, Salesforce.com"
11:45 - 12:15 Scott Carlson, VP Transportation Systems  
12:45 - 13:45 Multistakeholder Thematic Panel - TJ Costello  
13:45 - 14:15 Sridhar Gadhi, Founder & CEO  
14:30 - 15:00 Eric Woods, Smart Cities Research Director (Analyst)  
15:15 - 15:45 Jacques Letzelter, SVP of Public Sector Business  
16:00 - 16:30 Eve Richer, Circular Economy Program Manager  
16:45 - 17:15 Roshanak Afsarifard, Head of Technology Partner Development for Smart Cities (Greater China)  

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Thursday, November 15

Time Speaker/Title  
10:00 - 10:30 Juan Espadas Cejas, Alcalde (Mayor)  de Sevilla  
10:45 - 11:15 Michelle Specktor, EVP Business Development for Smart Cities  
11:30 - 12:00 TBC  
12:15 - 12:45 TBC  
13:00 - 13:30 TBC  
13:45 - 14:15
14:30 - 15:00

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Products & Solutions

Smart+Connected Communities.

Everyone wants their city to be livable, thriving, clean and fun. That’s why it is more important than ever for cities to invest in secure digital infrastructure that makes smart living possible and profitable.

The challenge:

Cities must manage economic constraints, the effects of rapid urbanization and challenges of environmental sustainability. They also have to address evolving citizen expectations for public safety, health and wellness and accessibility

The solution:

Secure digital infrastructure is any community’s most powerful tool in creating a place where people want to live, but it has to go beyond the basics. Cities today must also provide economic growth and effective, efficient public services.

At Cisco, we estimate that Cities have the opportunity to generate $2.3 trillion in digital value through 2024. Join us at the event to discover how our unique Smart+Connected Communities approach is driving connectivity, productivity and security in cities around the world.

Intent-based Networking

Cisco Digital Network Architecture (Cisco DNA) for Cities helps your community thrive by delivering effective public services with secure anytime, anywhere connectivity. Share and interact with citizens while keeping them and their data safe.

Cisco Kinetic for Cities

Kinetic for Cities is the foundation on which you build your data-driven solutions.

Our secure cloud-based platform enables you to get the maximum value out of your city data for managing resources more effectively and delivering improved services for your citizens.

Transportation and urban mobility

Get people where they need to go effectively and safely. Our Connected Transportation solutions and validated designs address growing challenges of safety, congestion reduction and performance management.

Unmatched security

Our extensive security portfolio is designed to work together. Minimizing complexity. Keeping your city secure. And ensuring your IT is more productive so you can be more innovative.

Check out our customer showcase of success stories from around the world.


(For Cisco Staff, please email Marianna Raffaele to request a pass)

Venue & Transport Info

Location Information

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Fira de Barcelona

Address: Avinguda Joan Carles I, 58, 08908 Barcelona, Spain

By Air

By Air

Barcelona Airport welcomes over 800 flights per day and more than 34 million passengers every year.

Getting to the City from the airport
Daily service from Plaça de Catalunya to Barcelona Airport and vice versa




Barcelona has direct rail connections with major destinations such as Paris, Zurich and Milan and a high-speed railway line to Madrid, Girona, the eastern seaboard and southern Spain, amongst other regions. Barcelona Sants is the city's main railway station and where the majority of mainline trains entering or leaving the city converge. It is also the railway station for the high-speed trains (AVE) and a large number of local and regional destinations, including Barcelona Airport.

METRO L5 and L3 / BUS 27, 32, 78, 109, 115, H10 and V7 The following connections are available.




Barcelona has no fewer than eleven thousand taxis in operation, easily identifiable by their black and yellow livery. Taxis available for flagging down have a green light showing on top of the vehicle. There is also a range of multipurpose taxis available for carrying people with reduced mobility.
If you have specific requirements (e.g. certain languages, seven-seater taxis, etc.) we recommend that you use the telephone taxi services.

Barcelona Metropolitan Taxi Institute
Tel. (+34) 932 235 151




Onsite parking is available at the Fira Barcelona