Jamie Ponce

Director of Strategic Partnerships | City Tech Collaborative Chicago, United States of America


As Director of Strategic Partnerships with City Tech, Mr. Ponce drives cyber-physical urban solutions through collaborative, cross-sector innovation. Jamie held previous leadership roles with C40 Cities, the Environmental Law & Policy Center, and global consulting firm A.T. Kearney.


Congress Buildings & Infrastructure

BI-02 – Importance of Living Lab Testbeds and Innovation Districts in IoT

Christian Renaud 451 Research Research Vice President
Michael Sherwood City of Las Vegas
Jennifer Sanders Dallas Innovation Alliance Executive Director and Co-Founder
Mark Jules Hitachi Vantara
Jamie Ponce City Tech Collaborative Director of Strategic Partnerships
15:50 16:35 Europe/Madrid BI-02 – Importance of Living Lab Testbeds and Innovation Districts in IoT

In areas like Dallas' West End Historic District, the Strip in Las Vegas, living labs and innovation districts are flourishing - unleashing exciting opportunities for cities and leaders. Led by an eclectic mash-up of entrepreneurs and educational institutions, start-ups and schools, mixed-use development and medical innovations, bike-sharing and investment - this represents a radical departure from traditional economic development and helps cities increase global competitiveness by growing the firms, networks and traded sectors that drive broad-based prosperity. Panelists will discuss the economic, physical and networking assets that need to be at play whenever an innovation district emerges in order to facilitate idea generation and accelerate commercialization. Discover how businesses have benefited from innovation districts, helping to drive economic growth across the city. 

Room 3
15:50h - 16:35h Room 3