Jennifer Sanders

Executive Director and Co-Founder | Dallas Innovation Alliance Dallas, United States of America
Jennifer Sanders


Jennifer Sanders is Cofounder and Executive Director of the Dallas Innovation Alliance (DIA) a 501c3 P3 supporting Dallas’ smart cities strategy. She has collated a network of three dozen organizations; it’s Smart Cities Living Lab is the fastest-to-market smart cities initiative in the U.S.


Parallel Session | Congress Buildings & Infrastructure

BI-02 – Importance of Living Lab Testbeds and Innovation Districts in IoT

Christian Renaud
Christian Renaud 451 Research Research Vice President
Teppo Rantanen
Teppo Rantanen Tampereen kaupunki - City of Tampere Executive Director, Growth, Innovation, and Competitiveness
Jennifer Sanders
Jennifer Sanders Dallas Innovation Alliance Executive Director and Co-Founder
Mark Jules
Mark Jules Hitachi Vantara Global VP Smart Spaces and Video Intelligence

29-10-2019 15:50 29-10-2019 16:35 Europe/Madrid BI-02 – Importance of Living Lab Testbeds and Innovation Districts in IoT

In areas like Dallas' West End Historic District, the Strip in Las Vegas, living labs and innovation districts are flourishing - unleashing exciting opportunities for cities and leaders. Led by an eclectic mash-up of entrepreneurs and educational institutions, start-ups and schools, mixed-use development and medical innovations, bike-sharing and investment - this represents a radical departure from traditional economic development and helps cities increase global competitiveness by growing the firms, networks and traded sectors that drive broad-based prosperity. Panelists will discuss the economic, physical and networking assets that need to be at play whenever an innovation district emerges in order to facilitate idea generation and accelerate commercialization. Discover how businesses have benefited from innovation districts, helping to drive economic growth across the city. 

Room 3
Tue 29 15:50h - 16:35h Room 3