Notice of Interesting Conference From Michele Madigan

City of Saratoga Springs, NYSTEC, IgniteU NY MEDIA ANNOUNCEMENT: July 12, 2016 Contact: Commissioner of Finance, Michele Madigan: : (518) 526-9377 NYSTEC, contact Jana Behe:

IgniteU NY, contact Evan

Announcing the Smart City Forum and Showcase at Saratoga Springs City Center IgniteU NY, established last year by technology consulting firm NYSTEC to help foster entrepreneurship and innovation in Upstate New York, will host the Smart City Forum and Showcase at the Saratoga City Center on Thursday, July 14, 2016, from 11:30 am to 7:00 pm. The event will bring together entrepreneurs and leaders in business, education, and government to discuss the changing landscape of information connectivity and data gathering, as well as highlight innovative approaches for cities to operate more efficiently, attract and support businesses, and improve overall quality of life.  Speakers will discuss how smart solutions can make cities more entrepreneurial, vibrant, and sustainable. Enterprise presenters include Cisco Systems, EMC, and Pitney Bowes. A scheduled broadband panel will include Calix, eX2, Hudson Valley Wireless, FirstLight Fiber, and PrimeLink. The evening startup showcase will feature presentations from ParqMi and Apcera. The Smart City Forum and Showcase is part of the Saratoga Smart City Project, spearheaded by City of Saratoga Springs Commissioner of Finance Michele Madigan. The goal of the project is to help leverage existing broadband infrastructure and funding streams to foster sustainable economic growth and enhance the quality of life for all Saratogians. Together with NYSTEC, the project is led by the Smart City Commission, made up of representatives from the Saratoga region. “This is important not only to our economic viability, but also to the health, safety, and welfare of our citizens and visitors,” Madigan said. The Smart City Forum and Showcase is free and open to the public. For registration information, including a luncheon and evening cocktail reception, visit

About NYSTEC With offices in Rome, Albany, and New York City, NYSTEC is a not-for-profit company offering specialized information technology consulting services. Acting as a trusted and unbiased technology advisor to government agencies and other institutions, NYSTEC helps organizations with their IT strategies, solutions, acquisitions, and security across numerous industries, including government and public safety, healthcare and human services, and education.

For more information about NYSTEC, contact Jana Behe: For more information about IgniteU NY, contact Evan


Michele Madigan

Commissioner of Finance

City of Saratoga Springs

474 Broadway

Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

518-587-3550 ext. 2557

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