By Zsofi Kulcsar - September 6th, 2018

FCBI, the company behind leading business intelligence brands including Ethical Corporation, Incite Group and Insurance Nexus has launched a brand-new community dedicated to smart cities and urban development; IMPACT>CITIES.

LONDON, UK: FCBI, the company behind leading business intelligence brands including EyeforTransport, Ethical Corporation, New Energy Update, EyeforPharma and Insurance Nexus has launched a brand-new community dedicated to smart cities and urban development; IMPACT>CITIES. Its inaugural event will be held at The Mirage in Las Vegas on December 4 and 5 (

IMPACT>CITIES will unite 500+ leaders and innovators from cities, investors, enterprises and technology providers to tackle the here and now opportunities that face the smart city market today. The opening day of the two-day conference agenda will feature four outcome-focused tracks themed around “Investment & Partnerships”, “Mobile & Frictionless”, “Healthy & Sustainable”, “Connected & Seamless”. These will examine the use-cases, technology and business models surrounding the urban mobility, energy, the built environment and urban IoT.

Day Two is focused on innovation and collaboration. It features the Urban Tech Showcase which will present the hottest start-ups disrupting the smart cities arena. Collaboration is provided in the form of The Scrums. Facilitated by a scrum master and built around a typical urban scenario, delegates will break into focused scrum groups to address the creation and delivery of a practical smart city strategy.

Gareth Ragg, Founder of IMPACT>CITIES commented: “We spent a lot of time speaking to the stakeholders in the smart cities ecosystem and they told us that there was a need for a new kind of event. One that rejected that there wasn’t money available for smart city innovation and that wasn’t solely focused on long term visions for the urban future.”

He added, “We took this information and created a smart cities event with a difference. As such IMPACT>CITIES will bring together not only cities and tech companies, but also the investors and enterprises who are financing and shaping cities and the built environment. Put simply, it’s about how to bring the money and how to get things done!”

 Leading Speaker Already Announced to Speak Include:

  • Paul Asel, Managing Partner, NGP Capital

  • Chris Chiancone, Chief Information Officer, City of Plano

  • Dr. Robert Gaskill-Clemons, Chief Technology Officer, City of St Louis

  • Jack Clark, Deputy Director, Energy and Sustainability, City of San Diego

  • Jason JonMichael, Assistant Director – Smart Mobility, City of Austin

  • Kate Mayerson, Innovation Analyst, City of West Hollywood

  • Patrick Kelly, Project Manager, EDF Renewables

  • Simon Sylvester-Chaudhuri, Co-Founder and Executive Director, CIV:LAB

  • Justin Holmes, Director, Corporate Communications & Public Policy, ZipCar

  • Robert Kellman, Global Head of Government Affairs and Policy for Bikeshare, Uber

  • Tracy Colunga, Director of Civic Innovation, City of Long Beach

  • Shayle Kann, Senior Vice President, Research & Strategy, Energy Impact Partners

View to full speak line-up here:

The IMPACT>CITIES Manifesto for Smart Cities

  • Urban enterprises must adopt tech to attain tangible operational & sustainability goals

  • Future cities require infrastructure, and this can’t wait. Investors will provide capital today

  • Revenues & public service are not mutually exclusive - Cities need to create platform attractive to investment & disruptors

  • Technology providers must embrace openness & enable collaboration

  • Citizens and customers need to be able to trust in how data is being utilized

  • Smart innovation must driven by outcome, impact & opportunity not devices

View to full conference program here:

The $300 discount on all conference passes expires on September 14. Register to attend here:

For more information, contact Gareth Ragg on +44 (0) 207 365 7555

IMPACT>CITIES is part of FC Business Intelligence Ltd. FC Business Intelligence Ltd is a registered company in England and Wales. Registered number 04388971, 7-9 Fashion Street, London, E1 6PX, UK



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