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Watch our January hangout with Chris Davis (Vice President, Smart Cities Cimcon Lighting Inc.)

A Smart City Perspective – the Emerging “Internet of Outdoor Things”

10 January 2018

Chris Davis (Vice President, Smart Cities Cimcon Lighting Inc.) is a Sales and Marketing industry professional with over 30 years’ experience in the clean technology, smart buildings, LED lighting and industrial automation sectors. As Vice President, Smart Cities, Chris is focused on developing CIMCON’s Smart City strategy and creating an ecosystem of related partners. In addition, he provides thought leadership through the creation of relevant whitepapers, blogs and conference presentations. Prior to CIMCON, Chris was Vice President, Global Strategic Alliances at Schneider Electric, President and Board Member of Baumüller Inc., and has held Vice President, Managing Director and Board Member positions at the following companies: Dapra Marking Systems, Color Kinetics, and Varta Batteries Pvt. Ltd in Singapore. In addition, Chris served as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy.

Gordon Feller is the Co-Founder of Meeting of the Minds, a global thought leadership network and knowledge sharing platform focused on the future of sustainable cities, innovation, and technology. As a consultant, he advises well-established organizations (non-profits and private companies) and start-ups. He serves on five corporate Boards and four non-profit Boards, as well as one Federal Advisory Committee for the US Secretary of Energy. From 2010- 2016, Feller was the Director of Urban Innovation at Cisco Systems headquarters in Silicon Valley where he served in an executive capacity within the company’s programs focused on cities. He has also served as a consultant to Cisco focused on the Internet of Things and Talent. Prior to joining Cisco, Feller was the CEO of Urban Age Institute, an international non-profit research and training organization which began inside the World Bank and spun off in 2001.


2016 Hangouts

Watch Dr Brandie Nonnecke and Dr Camille Crittenden discussing IoT & sustainability: practice, policy and promise (20.06.2017):

Watch Richard Schomberg, VP Smart Energy Standards, Électricité de France (EDF) Group, discussing industrial strategy for smarter energy in cities (18.05.2016):

Watch Melanie Nutter, Principal of Nutter Consulting LLC, discussing advancing sustainable cities through technology and data interventions (18.04.2016):

Watch Scott Mauvais, Director of Technology & Civic Innovation, Microsoft, discussing data privacy in smart cities (18.03.2016):

Watch Graham Colclough, Urban DNA partner, discussing pain points for urban mobility (18.02.2016):

2017 Hangouts

World Smart City Hangout with Bas Boorsma (27.11.2017) – “Towards a new digital deal”

World Smart City Hangout with Andrew Collinge (31.10.2017)

World Smart City Hangout with Fred Ellermeier – Strategic Urban Infrastructure: How and Where and Why (19.09.2017):


World Smart City Hangout with John Jefferson (15.06.2017):

Watch Michel Burr, Director of Microgrid Institute discussing P3 Microgrids – aligning interests for local sustainability and resilience (31.05.2017):

Watch our hangout with Gordon Feller on smart cities in 2016 and 2017 (23.01.2017):