July 8-9, 2019

In collaboration with
k2 geospatial arche

The First ever SmartCityFest!

Conversations on how to create smart cities for all!

In recent years, smart cities have been at the center of many conversations related to how the world will change over the coming decades. Although we have already seen numerous examples of models of smart cities around the world, there are still numerous questions about what makes a city smart, how to better develop services for citizens and business, improve efficiency and decision making among municipal officials, and on best practices regarding the collection and protection of data.

The event is free for all Startupfest ticket holders. You can, however, also purchase a ticket to ONLY attend SmartCityFest.

What you can expect:

How do you plan, design, and implement the city of the future? That’s what we want to discuss during the first edition of SmartCityFest.

Day 1

Bringing together representatives from municipalities developing smart city projects, the businesses, startups and innovators delivering tech solutions for this sector, and every day citizens who should have a voice in the conception of these new intelligent infrastructures.  

Day 2

Participate in a design challenge workshop animated by Arche Innovation’s, Re-Innovate team.

During the challenge, teams will be presented a challenge related to planning and designing a model to imagine and integrate the smart city of their dreams and propose solutions on how a municipality, the private sector and academia should collaborate. They will present their concepts to a jury, who will choose their favorite project and declare the winner of the $500 CDN prize!

Preliminary Agenda

Monday July 8, 2019

1:30 PM – 2:00 PMDoors open
2:00 PM – 2:30 PMOpening remarksPhil Telio, Startupfest
2:30 PM – 3:00 PMIntro to SmartCityFestJacques Charron, K2 Geospatial
Noah Redler, Arche Innovation
3:00 PM – 4:00 PMMunicipal panelMarjolaine St-Arnaud, Ville de Montréal
Eric Labelle, Ville de Brossard
Pierre-Luc Lachance, Ville de Québec
Mélanie Dupré, Ville de Candiac
4:00 PM – 4:15 PMPresentation: Collecting data in the cityPatrick Collet, Moovin
4:15 PM – 4:30 PMPresentation: Using spatial data for citiesJacques Charron, K2 Geospatial
4:30 PM – 4:45 PMPresentation: Protecting smart city dataNeila Zerguini, Deloitte
4:45 PM – 5:00 PMPresentation: AI and the cityKim Noël, Microsoft
5:00 PM – 5:30 PMPanel: Designing cities for allTanguy Damois, Amilia
Ariane-Li Simard, Sommet du Design de Paris
Sondès Allal, Université de Sherbrooke
Romain Dumoulin, CIRMMT – McGill
Evelyne Drouin, GenieMob
5:30 PM – 6:00 PMPanel: Startup and the cityVincent-Charles Hodder, Local Logic
Maude Labrosse, DigiHub Shawinigan
Nicolas Framery, CDÉJ
Richard Chénier, Centech 
Sophie Aladas, Key2Acces
6:00 PM – 6:45 PMOpen discussion with audience
6:45 PM – 7:00 PMClosing remarks

Tuesday July 9, 2019 – SmartCity Design Challenge

9:30 AM – 10:00 AMDoors open
10:00 AM – 10:30 AMOpening remarks: M. Michel Angers – Maire de la Ville de Shawinigan
10:30 AM – 11:00 AMWorkshop #1: Developing innovation projects with a city, it is possible! Marie-France Laurin, IVÉO
11:00 AM – 11:30 AMWorkshop #2: Understanding how cities operateRaquel Penalosa, Communautique
11:30 AM – 12:00 PMWorkshop #3: Understanding data collection and securityJeffrey Dungen, ReelyActive
Patrick Lauzière, Orange Trafic
12:00 PM – 12:30 PMWorkshop #4: Designing an inclusive smart cityFrancesco Tordini, CIRMMT – McGill
Carmela Cucuzzella, Université Concordia
12:30 PM – 1:30 PMBreak
1:30 PM – 4:00 PMTime for teams to work on their projects and prepare their pitch
4:00 PM – 5:00 PMPitches
5:00 PM – 6:00 PMClosing remarks and winners announcedMartin Carpentier, K2 Geospatial
Marjolaine St-Arnaud, Ville de Montréal
Marie-France Laurin, IVÉO

2019 Speakers

Phil Telio

Fondateur | Startupfest

Jacques Charron

Président & CEO | K2 Geospatial

Noah Redler

Fondateur | Arche Innovation

Marjolaine St-Arnaud

Conseillère innovation et contenus stratégiques | Ville de Montréal

Eric Labelle

Directeur Intelligence Opérationnelle et Innovations | Ville de Brossard

Pierre-Luc Lachance

Conseiller municipal de Saint-Roch – Saint-Sauveur et adjoint du Maire pour l’entrepreneuriat | Ville de Québec

Vincent-Charles Hodder

Co-Founder & CEO | Local Logic

Neila Zerguini

Manager Cyber Risks | Deloitte

Kim Noël AI

Smart City Expert | Microsoft

Tanguy Damois

Strategic Partnership | Amilia

Ariane-Li Simard

Présidente | Sommet du Design de Paris

Sophie Aladas

Cofounder | Key2Access

Maude Labrosse

Directrice générale adjointe | DigiHub Shawinigan

Nicolas Framery

Directeur Général | CDÉJ

Marie-France Laurin

Directrice de projets | IVÉO

Mélanie Dupré

Géomaticienne | Ville de Candiac

Patrick Collet


Michel Angers

Maire de Shawinigan et Président de la commission des villes intelligentes de l’UMQ | Ville de Shawinigan

Romain Dumoulin

Sound in the City |

Sondès Allal

Coordonatrice des projets avec la communauté | Ville de Sherbrooke

Richard Chénier

Directeur Général | Centech

Evelyne Drouin

Fondatrice | Geniemob

Raquel Penalosa

Présidente | Communautique

Jeffrey Dungen

Président | ReelyActive

Patrick Lauzière

Vice-President / Technology & Development |
Orange Trafic

Francesco Tordini


Carmela Cucuzzella

Université Concordia

Martin Carpentier

Directeur développement des affaires |
K2 Geospatial