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Vision Statement

Never waste a crisis. Never reinvent the wheel.

Innovate a SafetyNet Together.

Good, Affordable, Fast.

2021 is a rare year of awakened awareness and more resources for cybersecurity and digital transformation. For example, the United States Department of Homeland Security has cleared the way for $500 million for local governments annually to secure their networks. Another example is the president's $1.2 trillion infrastructure deal. How do we seize the moment and not waste the crisis?

The 2021 Symposium will showcase timely success stories of Smart Cities and Communities, who have risen to the challenges and built digital safety nets to serve their people equitably, sustainably and cost-beneficially.

Join the foremost thought leaders and doers in governments, industry, small businesses, academia and nonprofits to share fresh lessons learned and resources in 2020.

The event is fast-paced. You’ll learn the pressing needs from first hand decision-makers and implementers, engage in big picture and strategy re-thinking for a Smart Future, and discuss execution successes and resources:

  • keynotes and open forums

  • use cases (what’s worked in governments, SMBs & partnerships)

  • job fair

  • solutions expo and training

  • Cybersecurity Capture-the-Flag

Spoiler alert: Raffle winners and active attendees will receive signed books on Smart Cities for Kids (see cover and link below). Signed books for sale. Thank you, Jonathan and Ann!

Event Date:  

Oct 26–27, 2021  8:45 AM – 2 PM PT




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Tickets Pricing

General Admission: FREE; Donation appreciated


* $0 for Government and Nonprofits Personnel
* $0 for Small & Medium Business
* $0 for Speakers & Volunteers
* $0 for Cybersecurity Professionals

General Inquiry:

New Best Sellers For Prizes

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5 Star-rated New Books

What amazing prizes for our attendees – signed copies by our friends and thought leaders in Smart Cities and AI!


Thank you Dr. Jonathan Reichental and Matthew Bailey for the amazing prizes.  To top it off, interact with them at the event!


Share your feedback or thoughts in the event to win your prizes!  For people who want to buy their own copies, use the URLs listed here. 

Who Should Attend


Why Should You Attend


* Learn SMB-G trend from leaders

* Find resources to generate revenue * Network with peers and experts

Larger Business

* Increase brand awareness as leader
* Broaden market face-to-face at scale
* Contribute to community's well-being


* Network with leaders and experts
* Sign up for opportunities to grow career
* Mentor others in cybersecurity and privacy

Topics & Discussion

Solving SMB-Governments Pain Points

Government and Nonprofit

New day, new vision /strategy /risk approach?

  • What NIST GCTC (500+ Smart Cities and Organizations) and industry leaders re-envision for Smart Cities /Communities (security, inclusivity, resiliency…)

  • New landscape of cybersecurity and privacy risks and solutions from Zulfikar Ramzan (RSA CTO), Matthew Rosenquist and more

Funding and Resources

  • How an NGO help small businesses pivot with eCommerce for $0

  • How a Smart County re-envisions their Internet Vision

  • How a region’s governments convened industry and communities together for resiliency

  • NSF’s $9 Million and EDA’s $1 Million Grants for disaster resilience ecosystems

Best Practices:

  • How #1 Smart City (category under 75,000 residents in 2018) helped the city and businesses with data and more

  • How data guides an organization’s recovery strategy

Larger Enterprises

Productive Partnership

  • Any win-win partnerships to help governments and communities in Smart Secure Cities?

  • Large initiatives for industry leaders to help the nation’s disaster resiliency?

  • Trends in adoption of Smart Secure Cities and market opportunities


Funding and Resources

  • How an NGO help small businesses pivot with eCommerce for $0

  • Resources for SMBs from an SMB and a public private partnership

  • Resources from your governments and SMB associations

Be at the Table

  • Help governments lead with a balanced inclusive policy


First Jobs

  • New year, new tricks for new graduates to find their places?

  • So you’re interested in cybersecurity, do you know the 20+ related jobs?

Career Growth

  • Leadership skills are for every professional. How do you practice your style?

  • Catch-the-flag for cybersecurity fans and digital citizens

Shaping Our Future

  • What needs to happen for a Smart Secure Future

  • What can we individuals do – Add to our collective Declaration

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