Smart City Tech Summit Waives Ticket Costs for Public Officials to October Public Safety Event

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In light of recent public safety events, Smart City Tech Summit is waiving the cost of its second annual Public Safety event on Oct 18-19, 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri to all public officials, community leaders and civic organizations.

Smart City Tech Summit, an event series that focuses on urbanization challenges being addressed by Internet of Things (IoT) technologies in the smart city environment is waiving the cost of its second annual Public Safety event on Oct 18-19, 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri to all public officials, community leaders and civic organizations.

Hosted by Think Big Partners, this two-day this event will be held in Kansas City and is designed to synthesize IoT smart city technology, public safety needs and discuss the challenges cities face to make their communities safer.

“In light of recent public safety events, we are waiving all ticket costs in hopes of getting the right people from every community to be able to attend,” said Herb Sih, managing partner of Think Big Partners.

Civic leaders, city officials, members of the law enforcement community and community advocates who advise on behalf of public and citizen interests are invited to register for the event at no cost to attend.

“We feel it is important for people who hold the public trust to meet the with fellow thought leaders, discover innovative technologies and take part in the uncomfortable, must-have public safety discussions that can make all the difference,” Sih said.

Attendees will hear from Smart City Tech Summit: Public Safety’s distinguished line-up of nationally recognized keynote speakers who are leaders, experts and innovators in the fields of public safety, Internet of things technologies in the smart city space and other public safety related urbanization issues. .

Patrick Woods, CISO Missouri State Highway Patrol and member of the FBI’s CJIS Security and Access Subcommittee, will examine the challenges of a law enforcement agency building an information security program during one of the largest incidents of civil unrest in recent U.S. history.

Additional keynote speakers include Joel Cherkis, Global Vice President of Infrastructure, Education, Government, and Health at Oracle and Will Ash, Senior Director of Security Sales for the U.S. Public Sector Global Security Sales Organization (GSSO) at Cisco Systems. Breakout session topics include video analytics, autonomous driving, public venue safety, video sensors, smart devices for data, the role of big data in public safety, cyber security, and making a smart city a safe city.

For more information including a full agenda and ticket information, visit the Smart City Tech Summit website at

To interview a Smart City Tech Summit expert or to request a press pass for Smart City Tech Summit: Public Safety, contact Laura Goede at 816-842-5244, ext. 106, or email laura.goede(at)thinkbigpartners(dot)com.

About Smart City Tech Summit
Smart City Tech Summit is an event network powered by Think Big Partners that focuses on smart cities use 21st-century internet of things technology to protect citizens, save money, modernize infrastructure and create new revenue opportunities and the different verticals within smart city development. Smart City Tech Summit events bring together municipal decision makers from across the globe to examine the social impact of these technologies through the lens of economic development, education and workforce development as attendees learn, experience and share best practices to implement their own smarter city.

About Think Big Partners
Think Big Partners is a highly specialized professional services firm located in Kansas City, Missouri that has become a leading expert in solving complex urbanization challenges by using Internet of Things technologies in the smart city environment. Think Big advises cities, large companies and early stage entrepreneurs and their companies in the development of emerging technologies by analyzing problems, conducting proof of concept innovation pilots and creating public-private partnerships to deploy complex civic technology solutions. Think Big helps their clients accelerate growth by creating innovation partnerships, commercializing technologies and fueling entrepreneur-led economic development. In 2016, Think Big Partners won the Golden Edison Award for its role in acting as smart city planner, technology solution designer and implementation partner for the Kansas City Smart City Project.

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