Philip Bane

Managing Director, Smart Cities Council

Philip is an expert in applying technology to achieve sustainability. He has been a pioneer in resource informatics for sustainability (managing multiple resources streams via integrated data management). Philip has held senior, global positions in sales, operations and law. He has taken a company public as its General Counsel, established businesses in Russia and India, and led complex, multi-million dollar projects managing data in the oil and gas industry. He was an Army Ranger while in the military, completed 200 hours of Vinyasa Yoga Training and is now studying to be a Zen Buddhist Chaplain for sustainability at Upaya Zen Center in Sante Fe, N.M.

At Smart Cities Council, Philip is responsible for managing all day-to-day activities including relationships with our global affiliates and licensees. He also focuses on developing the Council’s new revenue generating opportunities including resource informatics offerings for cities. He also develops the Council’s new business opportunities globally.

Monday, September 30
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm • Workshop: Smart Cities Activator Training Workshop
This training workshop, offered by the Smart Cities Council, will demonstrate how public sector officials can use Smart Cities Activator to accelerate smart cities plans and projects. Especially designed for Readiness Challenge participants who get free access to Smart Cities Activator planning and collaboration tools, the workshop will train communities to use built-in smart cities best practices, ecosystem management tools and planning templates to advance their smart cities journeys. Participants will also provide input to shape community-community knowledge sharing and other features that will be added in upcoming releases.
Tuesday, October 1
9:00 am - 10:30 am • Opening Plenary: Data Driven in the DMV (the District, Maryland and Virginia)stage
Sponsored Keynote: Mint

Keynote: The Future of Smart Infrastructure-Coming Soon to a City Near You

Fireside Chat: Data Driven in the DMV (the District, Maryland and Virginia) In this Fireside Chat, listen in as technology and policy leaders from the District of Columbia, Virginia and Maryland discuss their shared and individual initiatives to share data, leverage resources and promote best practices in data sharing and governance.
Wednesday, October 2
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm • Workshop: Creating Civic Data Governance Practices in Your City, Region or State
Emerging data practices to facilitate government service delivery such as transportation, public safety, social services and others require that cities and states employ advanced data management, sharing, privacy and security protocols. However, employing and maintaining the most advanced systems requires tremendous human and financial resources that are often out of reach for public agencies. Civic data governance policies and protocols can leverage resources to allow data management across jurisdictional lines. In this hands-on workshop, hear from experts who will share use cases of regional and state-wide data governance programs. Figure out your organization’s first and next steps for designing your own civic data trust.