Thought Leaders

Brian Dillard

Chief Innovation Officer
City of San Antonio

Paula Gold-Williams

President & CEO
CPS Energy

Bianca Wylie

Senior Fellow
Centre for International Governance Innovation

Chelsea Collier

Co-Founder
Digi.City | Impact Hub Austin

Shay Bahramirad

Vice President, Engineering & Smart Grid
ComEd

Paul Snyder

Chairperson, Transportation Design Department
College for Creative Studies

Krista Covey

Vice President, Economic Development & U.S.A. Innovation Programs
VelocityTX / Texas Research Technology Foundation

Paul Riser

Director of Detroit Urban Solutions
TechTown Detroit

Sarah Yeager

Climate and Energy Planner
City of Pittsburgh

Joyce Deuley

Program Manager, Pre-accelerator
Geekdom

Chris Castro

Director of Sustainability & Resilience
City of Orlando

Natalie Jakub

Executive Director
Green Living Science

Dan Menelly

Chief Executive Officer
The DoSeum

Douglas Melnick

Chief Sustainability Officer
City of San Antonio

Steve Young

Vice President of Technology & Innovation
VIA Metropolitan Transit

Guy Diedrich

Vice President, Global Innovation Officer
Cisco Systems

Amanda Keammerer

Vice President and Deputy Director of Cyber Security San Antonio
San Antonio Chamber of Commerce

Candelaria Mendoza

Smart City Coordinator
City of San Antonio

Emily Royall

Smart City Coordinator
City of San Antonio

Jan Vrins

Leader of Guidehouse’s global Energy, Sustainability, and Infrastructure segment
Guidehouse

Rahul Gupta

US Smart Infrastructure Leader
Deloitte

Clinton Vince

Chair, U.S. Energy Practice and Co-Chair of Global Energy Practice
Dentons

Edward Yim

Policy Advisor, Energy Administration
Department of Energy and Environment

Seyi Fabode

Founder/Product Manager & Go-To-Market Strategy
Varuna

Anita Ledbetter

Executive Director
Build San Antonio Green

Kimberly Britton

Chief Executive Officer
EPIcenter

Tim Woods

Founding Partner
POCO labs

Jonathan Quarles

Founder & CEO
SolAir Water Inc

Frank Almaraz

Chief Administrative & Business Development Officer (CABDO)
CPS Energy

Fred Bonewell

Chief Security, Safety & Gas Solutions Officer
CPS Energy

Vivian Bouet

Chief Information Officer
CPS Energy

Cris Eugster

Chief Operating Officer
CPS Energy

Carolyn Shellman

Chief Legal Officer & General Counsel (CLO&GC)
CPS Energy

David J. Zammiello

President and CEO
Project QUEST, Inc.

Irby Hightower

Principal Architect
Alamo Architects

Gopinath Akalkotkar

Leader of Guidehouse’s global Energy, Sustainability, and Infrastructure segment
Guidehouse

Mike Grigsby

Smart Cities & IoT | Government Digitization | Public Safety Technology | Transportation Innovation
Cisco