Thought Leaders

Paula Gold-Williams

President & CEO
CPS Energy

Erik Walsh

City Manager
San Antonio

Bianca Wylie

Senior Fellow
Centre for International Governance Innovation

Brian Dillard

Chief Innovation Officer
City of San Antonio

Chelsea Collier

Co-Founder
Digi.City | Impact Hub Austin

Kimberly Britton

Chief Executive Officer
EPIcenter

Shay Bahramirad

Vice President, Engineering & Smart Grid
ComEd

Paul Snyder

Chairperson, Transportation Design Department
College for Creative Studies

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

Amanda Keammerer

Cybersecurity and Director
CyberSecurity San Antonio

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

Tim Woods

General Manager of Autonomous Vehicle Alliance
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

City Architect at City of San Antonio
Guidehouse

Mike Grigsby

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

Hugh Miller

Head of Innovation & Strategy
Netsync

David Dollihite

Managing Director
Bridgewater Consulting Group, Inc

Erin Hardick

Lead Research Analyst
Zpryme

Erin Autin

Director, Research Programs
Zpryme

Chris Moyer

Sr. Director of Content and Research
Zpryme

Dylan Lockwood

Content Editor
Zpryme

Dr. Mike Flores

Chancellor
Alamo Colleges District

John Stafford

Vice President
SEW

Leo Gomez

President & CEO
Brooks

Jonathan Tijerina

Senior Director of Business & Economic Development
CPS Energy

Andrew Higgins

Senior Director of Products & Services
CPS Energy

Molly Cox

President and CEO
SA2020

Sree Pulapaka

Chief Information Officer and Vice President
San Antonio Water System (SAWS)

Aniela Kuzon

Co-Founder | City Innovation
Ford

Suzanne Scott

General Manager
San Antonio River Authority

Sam Sargent

Deputy Chief of Staff
Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Michele Boggs

Executive Vice President of Business Development
San Antonio Economic Development Foundation

Christine Cole

Global Technical Marketing
Itron

Carla Frieh

Director of Engineering
ComEd

Tim Lake

Operations Director
Cisco

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