Jason Nelson

As Executive Director for Partner Engagement at Smart Cities Council, Jason Nelson engages with companies around the world to encourage them to partner with us to build more livable, workable and sustainable cities.

Marguerite Reardon

Marguerite Reardon has been a CNET News reporter since 2004, covering cell phone services, broadband, citywide Wi-Fi, the Net neutrality debate, as well as the ongoing consolidation of the phone companies.

Susan McPherson

Known as one of the best-connected people in the social impact space, Susan McPherson opened McPherson Strategies in 2013 with the core belief that business can—and must—be a force for good.

Dawn Taylor

With over two decades of experience in the service contract and warranty space, Dawn has never lost sight of the customer. Having held roles in every facet of the industry, Dawn’s extensive experience translates into her unique insights into customer experience, emerging trends and opportunities for her partners to grow top-line sales. As President of Centricity, Dawn has grown the company to become one of Bankers Financial Corporation’s most competitive business lines, while achieving an A+ BBB rating. In 2016, Dawn was named as a Finalist within the Financial Services category for the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Business Woman of the Year Award. She was also awarded a Bronze level Stevie Award for Female Executive of the Year in Consumer Services for a company with up to 2,500 Employees. Away from the office, you can spot Dawn wearing the red, orange, and pewter to support her Tampa Bay Bucs on NFL Sundays.

Chris Cook

Accomplished 15-year executive focused in the consumer electronics sector. Wide array of experience focused on forward-looking solutions that realize a connected lifestyle in every consumer environment. Speaker, thought leader and presenter at technology changing shows and conferences for the past 15 years.


Jeremy Kaplan

Jeremy is Editor in Chief of Digital Trends, responsible for keeping the site awesome. Over nearly two decades working in and with technology he saw the industry explode, from the growth of the Internet to the birth and dominance of smartphones, Facebook, Twitter and more. Before joining DT, he spent nearly five years at FoxNews.com, and over a decade at Ziff Davis Media, publisher of PCMag.com.

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Rob Stott

Rob has a lifelong love of technology and enjoys the opportunity to learn from and pick the brains of every professional he meets in this industry. Being able to tell their stories is a passion of his and getting to play with all of their fun and innovative gadgets is just the cherry on top.