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Smart Cities Pavilion


In 2022, the IEEE PES T&D Conference and Exposition announced the addition of the Smart Cities Pavilion. Developed in partnership with IEEE Smart Cities, this dedicated pavilion on the exhibit floor featured a variety of presentations and case study exhibits showcasing effective collaboration necessary to make smarter cities a reality. The area provided access to the latest in new technologies and real-world applications meant to promote business and connect thousands of attendees from around the globe with best practices for urban planning and innovation. 

The Smart Cities Pavilion provided a platform where public business managers, directors, urban administrators, and international authorities responsible for developing urban policies to offer their services to develop smart cities. Participants shared ideas, experience, and creative approaches to:

  • Smart Cities
  • Smart Buildings
  • Smart Energy
  • Smart Mobility
  • Smart Public Safety

smart cities pavilion PARTICIPANTS AND schedule

The Smart Cities Pavilion was open April 26-27 from 10:00am-5:00pm and April 28 from 10:00am-3:00pm. In addition to solution providers showcasing innovative solutions, the pavilion also included several short presentations from leading experts in the field.

View the list of 2022 Smart Cities Pavilion exhibitors.

For full session descriptions, visit our online program.

Check out the schedule from the 2022 event:


10:30am – 11:00am

Building Blocks of a Smart City

Dr. Saifur Rahman | Virginia Tech

11:30am – 11:45am

Community of the Future: Demonstrating the Impact of Smart Cities & Partnerships

Emily Kean | ComEd

12:30pm – 12:45pm

Smart Columbus: Electrifying America’s Smart City

Marie Keister | Murphy Epson

1:00pm – 1:30pm

Smart Energy for Smarter Grid

Hamed Heyhat | Honeywell

1:45am – 2:00pm

Smart Cities Start with Smart Grids

David Wade | EPB

2:15pm – 2:30pm

Coral Gables Smart Districts Cyber-physical Infrastructure

Raimundo Rodulfo | City of Coral Gables

2:45pm – 3:00pm

The Utility Impact on EV Infrastructure

Pat Hayes | ABB E-mobility Inc.

3:30pm – 3:45pm

Developments in Standards and Execution of Interoperability

Mark Siira | Power Innovation

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Smart Resilient Grid for Smart Cities

–Dr. Kaveh Aflaki | IEEE T&D Smart Cities Pavilion Chair & Smart Wires
–Dr. Shay Bahramirad | IEEE PES President-elect & LUMA Energy Puerto Rico
–Enrique Tejera | IEEE Region 9 Director – Latin America & Panama Canal Authority (Retired)
–Larissa Paredes Muse (Moderator) | IEEE PES Day Vice-chair & Quanta Technology



10:30am – 11:00am

Making The Grid Visible

Raiford Smith | X’s Electric Grid Moonshot

11:30am – 12:00pm

Smart Cities with Smart Grids – Security & Resiliency

Dr. Massoud Amin | University of Minnesota

12:15pm – 12:30pm

Zoo Microgrid – Integrating Microgrids for Distribution

Christopher Cress | Patrick Engineering

1:45pm – 2:00pm

Smart Lighting

Robert Karlicek | Rensselaer Polytechic Institute

2:15pm – 2:45pm

Smart Cities for Promoting Global Sustainability

Dr. Mohammad Shahidehpour | Illinois Institute of Technology

2:45pm – 3:00pm

Smart City and Utility Operation

Theo Laughner | Lifescale Analytics

3:30pm – 3:45pm

Grid Integration of EVs @ Scale

Manish Mohanpukar | National Renewable Energy Laboratory

4:00pm – 4:15pm

Making Cities Smarter Through Energy Equity and Community Resiliency

George Karayannis | Honeywell


10:00am – 10:30am

Managing EV Charging at the Grid Edge to Enable Smart Cities and Smart Grid Applications

Mark Braby | Iton

10:45am – 11:00am

Establishing a Smart Public Safety Framework

Jon Polly | ProTecht Solutions Partners

11:15am – 11:30am

Smart Cities – How Utilities are Helping Build a More Sustainable Tomorrow

Nedra Hurley | ABB

11:45am – 12:00pm

Streetlight Pilot: Asking the Right Questions

Larry Paulhus | Patrick Engineering

12:15pm – 12:30pm

Smart Cities – Connectivity – Utility Colocation

Cylister Williams | Georgia Power

about ieee smart cities

The IEEE Smart Cities Program brings together IEEE’s broad array of technical societies and organizations to advance state of the art smart city technologies for the benefit of society. IEEE Smart Cities is supported by IEEE Communications Society, IEEE Control Systems Society, IEEE Industry Applications Society, IEEE Power & Energy Society, IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society, and the Council on Electronic Automation Design. Learn more about us here.


A special thank you goes to the supporters of the Smart Cities Pavilion.