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SmartSA Partners: Imagining the Future of San Antonio

Dry Goods Building 107 N Flores

Brian Dillard
City of San Antonio, Chief Innovation Officer

Brian Dillard is currently the Chief Innovation Officer for the City of San Antonio. He began his career in public service in 2018 as the Smart City Administrator for the City of San Antonio. Prior to joining the local government sector, Brian was a Cybersecurity consultant in the private sector working with Shell Oil, Chevron Oil, Lockheed Martin, and Delta Risk. Brian began his career as a member of the United States Air Force where he served ten-years Active Duty as a Cybersecurity Operations Specialist.

Emily Royall
City of San Antonio, Smart City Coordinator

Advancing inclusive and ethical smart cities.

I work at the intersection of urban planning, data and technology to build inclusive futures for cities. As Smart City Coordinator for the City of San Antonio my job is to coordinate projects that use technology to deliver public services while keeping an eye on transparency, security, equity and accessibility for everyone.

As founder and CEO of Ouvert Digital Equity Studio, I also work to build community participation on themes of technology and culture through educational workshops, participatory art, and digital publications. I received a B.S. Neuroscience and B.A. Plan II Arts at the University of Texas at Austin, and a Masters in City Design & Development from MIT DUSP.

Mario Pena
Able City, Partner and Principal
Jatinder Singh
CPS Energy, VP of Digital and Data Transformation

The City of San Antonio’s Office of Innovation, in partnership with several of its SmartSA partners, hosts the SmartSA Sandbox, a family-friendly pop-up event that provides residents with hands-on opportunities for residents to test smart city technologies.   Join panelists from the Office of Innovation, Mario Pena of Able City, and Jatinder Singh of CPS Energy as they share their experiences with the SmartSA program, the Sandbox, and other exciting developments on the horizon for the City of San Antonio!

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