The Department of Homeland (DHS) Security Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is heading to South by Southwest (SXSW) to discuss a potential new proving ground for smart city technology – airports. These travel hubs move massive numbers of people and goods while ensuring safety and security, so they’re a natural testbed for technologies that could improve city resilience. If you’re attending SXSW and work on security or smart city technology, we encourage you to join this session and help S&T build a more resilient future!
The session is part of the Cities Summit Track and will take place Monday, March 12 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CT at the Four Seasons Hotel, 98 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX. Click here to RSVP (Note: You must have a SXSW account and badge to sign up).
Speakers will include:
- André Hentz – Deputy Under Secretary (Acting), DHS S&T
- Melissa Conley, Office of Requirements and Capability Analysis, Transportation Security Administration
- Ted Wheeler, Mayor, Portland, Oregon
- Tanya Acevedo, Chief Technology Officer, Houston Airport System
- Mark Dowd, Director, Smart Cities Lab
S&T works closely with innovators across the private and public sectors to identify potential technology solutions that can address the nation’s homeland security challenges. Your participation in this session will help foster new ideas about the role science and technology can play in strengthening security and resilience.