• TRANSFORM

    "This isn't

    about technology.

    It's not about streets.

    It's about people."

    Mayor Sly James, KCMO

  • CONNECT

    We’re connecting the unconnected.

     

    Infusing technology and interactivity into places and spaces it has never been before.

     

    Blending virtual and physical worlds together with great thought, cause and care.

     

    This is our kind of Smart City.

    We are Smart City Media.

  • ENGAGE
  • PROTECT

    We're building smarter safety applications because saving a life or helping to fight crime is one of the greatest reasons to have these units on our cities streets. Cameras, sensors, speakers, all connected to 911 and all for the good of our cities.

     

    This is our kind of Smart City.

    We are Smart City Media.

  • ENABLE

    We're changing the way people

    connect with their city.

     

     Every city service that we provide must

    make everyone's life better.

     

    We've won ADA awards in the past and

    can't wait to showcase exciting new

    features in the near future.

     

    This is our kind of Smart City.

    We are Smart City Media.

  • PIONEER

    Building smart connected cities is our DNA.

    Smart City Media Team: Launched by the "Pioneers of IoT" who built City24/7 in New York City, SCM’s leadership team has numerous media awards (Emmys, Peabody, Effies, Gracies), smart media honors (ADA Sapolin Award) and multiple patents. We are the media experts to help you immediately improve quality of life AND maximize revenue.

    TOM

    TOUCHET

    CEO

    Tom is an acclaimed media innovator, who is currently using his expertise to help cities better communicate with their citizens. His career includes success at the highest levels of media, including a chief executive position running the most profitable show in network TV history. Tom currently sits on the Steering Committee for the Internet of Things World Forum. He was CEO of City24/7 through December 2014, where he was named one of the Pioneers of IOT by CIO Magazine. Prior to that, Tom was Executive Producer on NBC's Today Show with Matt Lauer and Katie Couric. He also won a Peabody for 9/11 coverage at ABC News. Tom has a patient, wonderful wife and two awesome children.

    MIKE

    MAINTHOW

    CMO

    Mike is a leading force in helping build smart media solutions for cities and campuses nationwide. This includes working with clients on identifying and capturing new revenue opportunities. His past work with City24/7 included launching the first interactive, digital smart city platform on the streets of NYC, securing meaningful ad sponsorships and forging key strategic partnerships with several blue chip IOT companies. Mike is recognized as a leader in the advertising industry having received the coveted President’s Award from McCann Erickson for his contributions to the

    Coca-Cola business as well as his success in growing the global Pepsico business for BBDO.

    KARL
    TURKEL

    CCO

    Karl reinvented the payphone and secured street level digital patents, nearly a decade before NYC proclaimed their “Reinvent the Payphone” challenge. Karl built the framework for CitySafe and City24/7, the first real-time, responsive, multi-screen, smart city network. With a love for outdoor advertising, graphic design and app development, Karl creates digital out-of-home experiences that are scalable from a bustling main street to the worlds largest cities. Karl is currently a VP, Creative Director at Publicis North America and has an impressive list of industry awards for creative excellence while at many of the world’s most prestigious ad agencies. Karl is proud to be a product of The School of Visual Arts in NYC.

     

    CTO

    Our CTO is a multi-patented Chief Software Architect, who understands the nitty gritty of software development and gets the big picture. He is a strategic thinker, and an expert at cross-product real-time multimedia communications offerings. He’s also highly proficient in system design and the nuances of carrier and enterprise class VOIP solutions. His patents include a cloud-based platform for video conferencing, a cloud-based interoperability platform using a software-defined network architecture, and a method and apparatus for providing an interactive language tutor. He got his Masters in Computer Engineering at Syracuse University. Go Orange!

    Our Dedicated and Highly Specialized Team

    BILL
    HORVATH

    Director of Content

    From MTV Networks, Nickelodeon, TBS and Fox, Bill has created content and image campaigns for iconic brands throughout his career. Bill leads content development with a natural born love for videos, posters and socio-political trends. Bill manages, curates and adds a hand crafted, personalized flavor to all of our content. A graduate of the School of Visual Arts with a BFA in Media Arts, Bill was an Art Director, Writer/Producer and Creative Director for some of the world's most influential media networks.

    GIRISH

    KONDAPPA

    Engineering Lead

    Girish leads and directs our engineering team. He is responsible for design, development, support, and the overall evolution of our Smart City Media products. Girish is always "on it."  He creates solid, robust software solutions and solves sophisticated problems at a moment's notice - always with a :)

    PAWAN

    Vivekananda

    Dev Lead

    Although Pawan has a college degree, he prides himself on being largely self-taught. He has spent most of his life designing and building software solutions and is continually exploring new topics for his own enjoyment. At SCM Pawan designs and builds our content management systems and our cloud infrastructure

    JIM

    KEELEY

    KC Field Manager

    Jim has been an owner and operator of a successful tech service company in KC for 16+ years. Through his deep rooted, hands on, entrepreneurial experience in IT, public relations and promotions, Jim instinctually took the reigns as our KC Field Manager. Jim grew up in St. Louis working in computers with mainframes. Today his businesses have a 5 star rating on Google. Please say hi if you see Jim on the streets of KC!

    SCM Senior Advisory Team

    MARTY

    Chávez

    Advisor

    WELLINGTON

    WEBB

    Advisor

    Martin served three very successful terms as mayor of Albuquerque.  During his tenure, recognitions included: Top Ten Places to Live In the US, U.S. News & World Report '09; Best City for Jobs or a Career, Forbes Magazine '07. After leaving office, Martin served as the Executive Director of ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability USA.  He currently serves on the national Boards of American Rivers, the Truman Center and MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund).  Martin is the former Vice President of the Democratic Members and a former Trustee of the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

    Former Denver Mayor Wellington Webb is the only mayor in America who was elected by his peers to be president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, the National Conference of Black Mayors and the National Conference of Democratic Mayors. Mayors of today call him “sensei” or coach and in Ethiopia they call him “abera,” which means enlightened one. In his published autobiography, he writes about being a teacher, mental health worker, university professor, federal administrator, state regulator, state legislator, elected city auditor and Denver’s first African American mayor elected to three terms from 1991-2003. He is now a businessman and philanthropist.

    BETH

    TALABISCO

    Advisor

    Beth was Mayor of the City of Tamarac, Florida from 2006-2014.

    She serves on the Governing Board of the South Florida Regional

    Transportation Authority (SFRTA).

     

    SONA

    BANKER

    Advisor

    Sona provides strategic and financial guidance. She spent the first eight years

    of her career at Goldman Sachs Group in the Private Equity Group, where she was

    an investment manager for a $435M secondary interest private equity fund.

     

  • CONTACT

    How can we help your city become a smarter city?