May 16, 2017 from 8:30 AM–10:30 AM

The Future of Smart Cities

Spotlight on Infrastructure

Hosted by Siemens Bloomberg Government

Two-thirds of the U.S. population now lives in cities—a figure projected to continue to grow in the years to come—and with this continued urban growth comes new infrastructure challenges. As a result, federal and local leaders are reconsidering how to build more intelligent infrastructure, from how we design and construct buildings to the ways we move people and products.

As part of Infrastructure Week 2017, Bloomberg will gather federal and local leaders for a conversation on the critical infrastructure challenges facing cities and states around the country and how local government leaders are using innovative technologies to improve America’s infrastructure and build more sustainable urban environments.
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8:30 am – Networking Breakfast

9:00 am – Welcome Remarks – Megan Murphy, Editor, Bloomberg Businessweek

9:05 am – Welcome Remarks – Judy Marks, CEO, Siemens USA

9:10 am – Understanding Federal Infrastructure Priorities
Members of Congress set the stage for with a discussion of federal infrastructure priorities under the new administration. The conversation will explore how federal leaders are working to build infrastructure that allows American communities to become smarter and more resilient. The Congress members will also share insights into President Trump’s infrastructure priorities and how they anticipate Congress will respond to his plans.

Moderated by: Megan Murphy, Editor, Bloomberg Businessweek

9:40 am – Building a Digital City: A Mayors Forum
Mayors representing small, medium and large cities will discuss the infrastructure challenges and critical needs they are facing as they work to transform their communities into cities of the future. They will confer examples and experiences that could benefit their peers and share what they hope to see from the new administration on infrastructure and city-related policies. The conversation will also explore the economics of infrastructure, including how cities across the country are leveraging creative models of financing and public-private partnerships to navigate financial barriers and help achieve infrastructure improvement goals.

– Mayor Muriel Bowser, Washington, DC
– Mayor Michael Hancock, Denver
– Mayor Jennifer Roberts, Charlotte, NC

Moderated by: Megan Murphy, Editor, Bloomberg Businessweek

10:40 am – Closing Remarks, Bloomberg

10:45 am – Event Ends