The MetroLab Network Annual Summit, in partnership with the City of Atlanta and GeorgiaTech, will bring together 150+ leading representatives from local government, major research universities, and relevant industry and non-profit professionals for a two-and-a-half-day summit. The 2017 Summit is an opportunity for attendees to share, discuss, collaborate, and present their ideas and innovations in urban technology. The summit will consist of a set of high-level keynotes, as well as smaller programmatic workshop sessions. Questions can be directed to


Wednesday, September 13th

The Historic Academy of Medicine at Georgia Tech


8:00 AM – Registration, Light Breakfast
8:30 AM – Welcome, Outline of Goals, Governance
9:45 AM – Mayor Pete Buttigieg, South Bend, Indiana
10:30 AM – Break
10:45 AM – R&D Project Showcase
11:40 AM – The Human Services 360 Project: Supporting Next Generation Human Service
Infrastructure to Address Big Picture Questions

12:00 PM – Lunch
1:00 PM – Breakout Discussions

2:00 PM – Break
2:30 PM – Procuring Tech & Innovation
3:15 PM – R&D Project Showcase
4:15 PM – CIOs, CTOs, and CDOs, O My
5:00 PM – Closing Remarks
6:00 PM – Reception @ Atlanta Botanical Garden

Thursday, September 14th

The Historic Academy of Medicine at Georgia Tech


8:00 AM – Registration, Light Breakfast
8:30 AM – Opening Remarks
8:45 AM – Martin J. O’Malley, Former Governor of Maryland and Former Mayor of Baltimore

9:15 AM – Juan Perez, Chief Information and Engineering Officer, UPS
9:45 AM – Urban Instrumentation for Sustainability and Climate Change R&D Showcase
10:30 AM – Break
10:45 AM – Video Analytics for Safety and Mobility
11:30 AM – Privacy and Smart City Technologies
12:15 PM – Lunch
1:15 PM – “First, Do No Harm” – Applying Predictive Analytics to Human Services
2:00 PM – Breakout Sessions Part I

3:00 PM – Break
3:30 PM – Breakout Sessions Part II

4:15 PM – Reconvene & Closing Discussion
6:00 PM – Happy Hour @ RÍ RÁ


Friday, September 15th

Georgia Tech – Technology Square Research Building


8:30 AM – Networking Breakfast – Sponsored by the UK Science and Innovation Network

10:30 AM – Departure and Optional SmartATL Week Event



MetroLab Network would like to thank our 2017 Annual Summit Sponsors, who are helping us execute our goals and mission for this conference. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for this event, please contact for more information.

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