Kenya Asli

Smart Cities Strategist, Baltimore City Office of Information and Technology

Kenya N. Asli is dedicated to equity and inclusion for all city residents. As the Smart Cities Strategist, she is responsible for employing technology to improve the quality of life in Baltimore City, attract economic development, and make the interaction between communities and government seamless. A Baltimore native, Kenya has extensive professional experience working in both nonprofit and local government. She earned her B.S. in Social Work from Morgan State University and her J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law.

Tuesday, October 1
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm • City Readiness Hub: Orlando, FL & Baltimore, MDcity readiness hub
The City Readiness Hub sessions are unscripted mentoring sessions that allow one city to receive targeted advice from smart city practitioners in another city that is further along the path to creating more livable, workable, and sustainable communities. This session features Baltimore, MD and Orlando, FL. Both cities have identified Public Safety and Digital City Services as priorities in developing a smart city. They will talk through some of the common challenges and success stories each has faced in on-boarding smart city projects in these areas.
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm • Afternoon Plenary – Keynote: Smart Instructure and Equitable Communities: Delivering Digital Solutions for All; Fireside Chat: Challenge Grant Winners’ Discussion featuring: Baltimore, MD, Edmonton, ON, Montgomery, AL, Racine, WI, Cleantech San Diego
Keynote: Smart Infrastructure and Equitable Communities - Delivering Digital Solutions for All, Biju Kadapurath and Adam Newman, Deloitte Fireside Chat: Challenge Grant Winners' Discussion featuring: Baltimore, MD, Edmonton, ON, Montgomery, AL, Racine, WI, Cleantech San Diego Philip Bane, Moderator Kenya Asli, Smart Cities Strategist, Office of Information and Technology, City of Baltimore Jason Anderson, President and CEO, Cleantech San Diego Soumya Ghosh, Director, Digital Enablement, City of Edmonton Lou Ialacci, IT Director, CIT, City of Montgomery, AL William Martin, Chief Innovation Officer, City of Racine, WI
Wednesday, October 2
11:00 am - 12:15 pm • Smart for All: Access and Connectivity for Under-Resourced Communitiesboardroom 1
Historically investments in digital infrastructure have tended to benefit the “haves.” But the public sector and corporations are trying to level the playing field as access to information and digital resources is no longer a nice to have, but rather a necessity to fully participate in society. Hear from providers who are prioritizing bridging the digital divide.