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Emily Royall
Smart City Coordinator at City of San Antonio


Emily Royall is a data professional and urban planner working towards equity in smart cities. She is currently the Smart City Coordinator at the Office of Innovation for the City of San Antonio. Formerly, Emily worked in Singapore at the smart cities think tank, City Form Labs, and the Massachusetts Office of Information Technology (MassIT). She has several years of public sector experience in digital services, community engagement, and smart city strategy.

In San Antonio, Emily was previously Data Director at the Rivard Report. She also serves on the Steering Committee of San Antonio’s Digital Inclusion Alliance (DIASA), that strives to deliver equitable internet access to all San Antonio residents. She recently completed a Masters in City Design & Development at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and holds a B.S. in Neuroscience, and a B.A. in Plan II from the University of Texas at Austin.

Agenda Sessions

  • Panel: Privacy, cyber-security and the consequences of emerging technology for connected cities