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Wednesday, May 9 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
The Smart Columbus Approach to a Smart City

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As the sole winner of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) first-ever Smart City Challenge, Columbus was awarded more than funding and designation as America’s Smart City. We won the coveted job of “becoming smart” by embracing the reinvention of transportation to accelerate human progress. And with it, the responsibility to be a teacher for cities as they evolve around the world.

The Smart Columbus effort is a coordinated effort across many organizations, both public and private. The program spans many different priorities as defined by both the Vulcan and USDOT grant, but also our city leadership.

This panel will tell the story of all of our Smart City efforts, as told by the women leading the charge.

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Jennifer Fenig

Senior Manager, Marketing Communications, Smart Columbus
I’m an audacious, future-focused brand and marketing strategist with a collection of industry awards on my desk. I'm proud of them not only because I like to win, but because they’re proof that the initiatives under my leadership deliver business-driving results.Stories behind... Read More →

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Brandi Braun

Deputy Innovation Officer, City of Columbus, OH
Brandi Braun is the Deputy Innovation Officer for the City of Columbus. In this role, she helps lead and oversee Smart Columbus, an initiative born from the Smart City Challenge Grant, through which Columbus beat out 77 other US cities to become the model for connected cities of the... Read More →
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Jordan Davis

Director, Smart Cities Strategy and Collaboration, The Columbus Partnership
Jordan Davis is the Director of Smart City Strategy and Collaboration at the Columbus Partnership, a civic business organization that is focused on advancing the economic competitiveness of the Columbus Region. Instrumental in the City of Columbus’ winning U.S. Department of Transportation’s... Read More →
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Courtney Falato

Smart Cities Relationship Director, The Ohio State University
Courtney Falato is the Smart Cities Relationship Director at The Ohio State University.Her current focus is to help facilitate Ohio State's role as the lead research partner ofthe Smart Cities grant awarded to the city of Columbus – a $40 million award that aimsto reinvent mobility... Read More →
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Laura Koprowski

Vice President of Government Affairs and Strategic External Affairs, COTA
Accomplished, dedicated, and forward-thinking leader with more than 20 years of notable successes and growing responsibilities in government affairs, strategic planning and communications, public relations, management, and new program development. Successful at working with public... Read More →

Wednesday May 9, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Collaborate Stage at Vue Columbus (aka Chase Basecamp)