Episode 7: “Smart City”

Episode 7: “Smart City”

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Waterfront Tech Series Episode 7: “Smart City”

Waterfront Tech Series’ next mission is to build awareness, branding, and educate our local business leaders on “Smart City”. A smart city is a municipality that uses information and communication technologies to increase operational efficiency, share information with the public and improve both the quality of government services and citizen welfare.

March 13, 2019
7:30 AM – 9:30 AM
 Brown Advisory
901 S. Bond Street
Baltimore, MD 21231 




Moderated By:

Tim-KulpTim Kulp
Director of Emerging Technologies, Mind Over Machines

Tim Kulp, Director of Emerging Technologies, is a non-traditional technology guru with an M.S. in Applied Information Technology and a B.A. in Religious Studies, Art, and Art History. His multi-disciplinary training provides perspective and a deeper understanding of how people interact with and implement technology solutions. Tim helps clients along their innovation journeys, focusing on improving culture and adding business value by applying carefully selected technologies to each client’s industry.

With experience ranging from startups to global brands, Tim has helped build consumer-facing products, re-imagine operational processes, and understand new technologies from web to mobile to artificial intelligence. He has published articles in more than 30 international publications on software development and often can be found presenting at industry conferences and local meetups, and working with education programs.


Shonte Eldridge
Deputy Chief of Operations, City of Baltimore

Shonte Eldridge has been leading diverse public service related projects for nearly 20 years and currently serves as the City of Baltimore’s Deputy Chief of Operations. In this capacity she is not only responsible for supporting Mayor Catherine E. Pugh’s efforts to strategically align and transform city government, but also serves as the city’s smart cities strategist.   

Before taking on her current role, Shonte held the positions of chief of legislative and external affairs for the Office of the States Attorney for Baltimore City , chief of policy and planning for Maryland’s Governor’s Office of Crime Control and chief of special projects for Baltimore City’s Department of Public Works. 

Shonte’s work in the industry has appeared in numerous national publications and she is often asked to speak at national conferences about Baltimore’s journey to become a smart city and the important role the community plays. 
Alex Núñez
Senior Vice President, Regulatory and External Affairs,
Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE)

Alexander G. Núñez is senior vice president of regulatory and external affairs for BGE. Núñez oversees strategy and regulatory affairs, governmental and external relations, communications and marketing, BGE’s economic development work, community relationships, and relationships with the company’s large customers. Núñez previously served as the company’s vice president of governmental and external affairs where he was responsible for managing the company’s relationships with Maryland’s state and local elected and appointed officials, as well as with the various state and local government agencies. Prior to that role, he served as director of state affairs and as senior public affairs representative and Annapolis counsel. Before joining the company in 2001, he worked for the Maryland General Assembly for several years, where he served as Committee Counsel to the Senate Finance Committee of Maryland. 

Núñez contributes actively to several industry and community organizations. He has long represented the company in the Maryland Chamber of Commerce, including on its Legislative Committee, Environment Committee and Civil Liability Committee. He is a member of the Edison Foundation’s Institute of Electric Innovation, a founding member of the Greater Baltimore Committee’s Energy and Natural Resources Committee and is past-president and active member of the Legislative Committee of the Maryland-D.C. Utilities Association. 

Núñez serves currently on the boards of directors for Maryland Business Roundtable for Education, the Baltimore chapter of the Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA), and Audubon Maryland-DC. He also serves as an appointee on the Governor’s Workforce Development Board and the Governor’s Commission on Hispanic Affairs. Núñez is a graduate of the Leadership Maryland Class of 2005 and served on its board of directors for a number of years. He also served previously on the boards of directors for the Maryland Government Relations Association and the Utilities State Government Organization. Núñez also serves as vice-president of the Walters Art Museum Board of Trustees and as chair of its Engagement Committee.

Núñez received a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame and a Juris Doctorate with honors from Valparaiso University School of Law. He is admitted to practice law in the state and federal courts of Maryland and in the United States Supreme Court.​