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Less than Two Weeks Until the GCTC Expo

PTI Staff Contact: Ronda Mosley, Deputy Executive Director for Research and Government Services, 937-667-4142.

Less Than Two weeks Until the GCTC Expo

The 2016 GCTC Expo at the Austin Convention Center is shaping up to be a fantastic event. We have over 1,300 people registered for the GCTC Expo and the co-located US Ignite Application Summit and the Smart City Innovation Summit. Attendees will have an opportunity to see and experience cutting edge smart technology and Internet of Things projects. We hope to see you in Austin, Texas on June 13-14!

Registration for the GCTC Expo is free and includes complementary access to the exhibition floor of the two co-located events,the US Ignite Application Summit, and Smart City Innovation Summit. Please visit the event website to register

Complete List of Speakers Now Available

We are delighted to announce that Mark Dowd, Deputy Assistant Secretary and Senior Advisor to the Secretary at the US Department of Transportation (DOT) and leader of DOT’s $50M Smart City Challenge, will be joined by Reginald Brothers, Undersecretary of Science and Technology at the US Department of Homeland Security, and Martin O’Malley, former Governor of Maryland during the opening keynote panel session on June 13th.

More than 90 GCTC Action Clusters will each deliver a 10-minute presentation about their projects. The schedule for these presentations will be organized around topics such as “Transportation,” “Public Safety” and “General Smart City.” Please visit for a complete list of the Action Clusters and speakers. The Expo floor plan can be found at

Countries Participating in the 2016 GCTC Expo

  • Belgium
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Netherlands
  • Nepal
  • Nigeria
  • Portugal
  • Scotland
  • Sri Lanka
  • United States of America
  • Taiwan

Due Dates and Reminders

IES-City Framework Workshop in Austin - June 15-16

The IES-City Framework project has launched and the working group meetings have begun. We are planning for a mid-project workshop in Austin on June 15-16, 2016. More details to come, but we encourage you to plan to attend. At this workshop, we will review the progress of the three working groups who are expected to present and collaborate to plan the final deliverable. Please join us for this pivotal meeting to discover Pivotal Points of Interoperability. For details on the work of the working groups, please visit: To register, please visit:

Opportunities to Engage with GCTC Partners

June 13 Panel: NTIA Experts Discuss Enabling Smart Cities with Infrastructure and Policy

What will happen to a city’s wireless spectrum resources when millions of smart devices are brought online? How can cities ensure that residents and businesses are able to take advantage of the latest smart technologies? Hear experts from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and NTIA's Institute for Telecommunication Sciences discuss how they’re leading cutting-edge research on spectrum sharing and interference, helping communities expand their broadband infrastructure, and developing policies that foster innovation. This session will illustrate how laying the right infrastructure and policy groundwork can enable smart cities to flourish. Find out more:

GCTC Expo Logistics Helpful Tool and Resource

For those participating in the GCTC Expo as a presenter or exhibitor, please note that the website now includes a helpful Frequently Asked Questions page -