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Thursday, June 18
 

8:00am PDT

Check-In & Breakfast
Thursday June 18, 2015 8:00am - 9:00am PDT
Yerba Buena Foyer

8:00am PDT

Recharge Lounge
Work, Network, Power-up and get informed in our Recharge Lounge hosted by Move Systems and the Innovation Center Denmark (Silicon Valley). 

Move's 21st century cart which includes cutting edge technology, refrigeration, more work space, a cheaper and safer fuel source, and novel revenue opportunities for the mobile food vendor will be on Display in Salon 7 which is adjacent to the Recharge lounge. 

Here more from the Innovation Center as our official partners in the Sustainability Track. 

Thursday June 18, 2015 8:00am - 5:30pm PDT
Yerba Buena Foyer

9:00am PDT

Shared and On Demand Economy
Limited Capacity seats available

Civic Innovation brings disruptive social and business models, often coupled with new technology, into the urban ecosystem. Recently tech has become the shiny object and we've forgotten that it's just an enabler, not an end in itself. This session will begin with a discussion of how entrepreneurs are looking at core urban problems and rethinking how we deliver goods and services to city residents.

15 Minute Keynote:

Clara Brenner, CEO and Co-Founder Tumml

Key message, it's not all about tech. They are leading with real solutions to real urban problems--using tech when it makes sense--rather than leading with tech and then looking for a problem

45 Minute Panel:

Panel discussion on the sharing economy as an example of how a disruptive business model came together with changing social trends and new technology to improve the utilization of scarce resources.


Moderator
avatar for Mark Chandler

Mark Chandler

Director of International Trade and Commerce, San Francisco Mayor’s Office
Mark Chandler is the Director of the San Francisco Mayor's Office of International Trade and Commerce. Mark has been with the City of San Francisco government for over 25 years and has served six mayors.   Mark is responsible for international business and development programs of... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Clara Brenner

Clara Brenner

Co-Founder & CEO, Tumml
 Clara is the Co-Founder and CEO of Tumml, an urban ventures accelerator based in San Francisco.  A nonprofit, Tumml’s mission is to empower entrepreneurs to solve urban problems. During the last two years, the organization has supported over 65 entrepreneurs from 23 startups... Read More →
avatar for Mike Masserman

Mike Masserman

Director, International Government Relations, Lyft
Michael Masserman is currently the Director of International Government Relations at Lyft, helping the company expand globally. This role blends his background in law, policy, politics and business development as he meets with officials to ensure that Lyft (and ridesharing) can thrive... Read More →
avatar for Molly Turner

Molly Turner

Director of Public Policy and Civic Partnerships, Airbnb
Molly Turner is the Director of Public Policy and Civic Partnerships at Airbnb. As an advocate for the Airbnb community Mollyhandles government affairs for the company, which has a presence in over 35,000 cities worldwide. In this role she manages public-private partnerships with... Read More →
avatar for Ali Vahabzadeh

Ali Vahabzadeh

Founder & CEO, Chariot
Ali Vahabzadeh started his career in banking and finance and served as a Vice President for Banc of America Securities in New York and London. He moved to San Francisco in 2010 to head up the first real estate tech startup that ranked real estate agents based on their performance... Read More →

Track Curators
avatar for Scott Mauvais

Scott Mauvais

Director, Microsoft
Scott Mauvais is the Director of Technology and Civic Innovation at Microsoft where he works with local leaders to infuse technology into existing real-world systems to make cities better places to live, learn, work, and innovate. Scott has been at Microsoft 16 years. Most recently... Read More →


Thursday June 18, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Salon 4: Civic Innovation

9:00am PDT

New Networks from Legacy Infrastructure
Limited Capacity seats available

1 Hour Panel:

Some of the most significant urban digital infrastructure is being built from revitalized and reconceived legacy infrastructure. New York City’s planned universal WiFi, IoT sensor network and city information kiosks will arise from the old Verizon payphone points of presence, enhanced with 200 [check this fact with control group] miles of new fiber to provide future services. Water and road rights of way become platforms for intelligent services delivery, and sources of real-time data, useful to cites and private interests alike. Legacy energy grids and building control systems serve entirely new purposes as they become the basis for integrated management and control.

A few years ago smart digital infrastructure  was thought to be an entirely new landscape and layer of the city. Instead, ancient rights of way and century old utility grids now form the foundation of the Smart City 2.0

Moderator
avatar for Ken Singer

Ken Singer

MD, Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology at UC Berkeley, Digital Infrastructure Track
Ken Singer is a serial entrepreneur, technology executive, university lecturer, and director/advisor to numerous startups in the US, Europe and Latin America. A 16-year veteran of the mobile industry, Ken created solutions spanning all forms of mobile technology and has founded or... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Colin O'Donnell

Colin O'Donnell

Control Group, Founding Partner
Colin O'Donnell is responsible for corporate strategy, business development and thought leadership that drives Control Group’s growth. He has led the company towards groundbreaking initiatives such as On-the-Go, the award-winning information kiosks for the New York City MTA; and... Read More →
avatar for Arvind Satyam

Arvind Satyam

Managing Director, Global Business Development; Industry Solutions Group, Cisco
Arvind leads business development globally for Cisco’s Smart+Connected Communities initiative, which represents Cisco’s Internet of Everything (IoE) business for Cities. Under Arvind’s leadership, the business development team has executed a number of Iconic projects globally... Read More →



Thursday June 18, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Nob Hill B: Digital Infrastructure

9:00am PDT

Platforms for Remaking the City
Limited Capacity seats available

1 Hour Panel:

The mix-and-match, object-oriented approach to web services is increasingly showing up in manufacturing. These companies and tools are growing a new virtual supply chain that both speeds up the opportunity for economic development on a new scale. Stacking these services and tools on top of one another, we can see that manufacturing itself is turning into an experiment and changing the way everything gets built. In this session, we explore the tools -- from funding platforms to maker spaces -- that enable this new maker-to-market supply chain.

Moderator
avatar for Bettina Warburg

Bettina Warburg

Public Foresight Strategist, Institute for the Future, Maker Cities Track
Bettina has a background in global governance and cultural diplomacy. Her interest in engaging the future by looking at the past has led her to projects across the world: she has written for Georgetown University Press on German nationalism, researched the Tamil diaspora, and produced... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ben Bateman

Ben Bateman

Director, Hardware, Indiegogo
Ben Bateman is the Director for Hardware at Indiegogo. He specializes in campaign strategy and tactics, and has been a key player in building Indiegogo's hardware category. He is passionate about making hardware entrepreneurship more accessible, and over the past two years has worked... Read More →
avatar for Mark Hatch

Mark Hatch

CEO, TechShop
Mark is CEO and co-founder of TechShop and a recognized leader in the global maker movement. Under his leadership, TechShop revenue grew 20-fold in five years and multiple new locations have opened across the US. Mark has held executive positions at firms including Kinko’s, Avery... Read More →
avatar for Kate Sofis

Kate Sofis

Founding Executive Director, SFMade
Kate Sofis’ experience integrates a rich background in entrepreneurship and innovation, manufacturing, and urban economic development. As Executive Director of SFMade, Kate leads an organization founded in 2010 that is already viewed as a new national model for creating a more... Read More →


Thursday June 18, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Salon 5: Maker Cities

9:00am PDT

Vision Zero: Traffic Safety
Limited Capacity seats available

1 Hour Panel:

Vision Zero is about ending traffic deaths and injuries on cities' streets since a livable and a sustainable city needs to be safe for walking, biking and taking public transit. But making Vision Zero a reality is a challenging task. How has culture and media affected policy changes in the past, and how might imaginative use of contemporary media inform the traffic vision task?  In this hour, experts discuss best practices on the 3 E’s of Vision Zero: engineering, education and enforcement, and key steps cities need to take to get there. 

Moderator
avatar for Megan Wier

Megan Wier

Director, Program on Health, Equity & Sustainability, San Francisco Department of Public Health
Megan Wier, MPH is Director of the Program on Health, Equity and Sustainability in the Environmental Health Branch at the San Francisco Department of Public Health, where she and her team develop and apply innovative approaches to using health data and evidence to inform safe, sustainable... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Lori Dorfman

Dr. Lori Dorfman

Director, Berkeley Media Studies Group
Lori Dorfman, Ph.D directs Berkeley Media Studies Group, a project of the Public Health Institute, where she oversees BMSG’s research, media advocacy training and strategic consultation for public health advocates, and professional education for journalists. BMSG works with advocates to build their capacity to use media advocacy in... Read More →
avatar for Nicole Ferrara

Nicole Ferrara

Executive Director, Walk San Francisco
Nicole leads Walk San Francisco’s policy and programmatic work, strategic communications, administration and operations. Nicole came to Walk SF in 2013 with a background in active transportation, urban planning, and public health. As a consultant, Nicole helped develop climate change... Read More →
avatar for Nicole Freedman

Nicole Freedman

Chief of Active Transportation, City of Seattle
Nicole Freedman recently started working as Chief of Active Transportation for the City of Seattle where she is overseeing the expansion of bike share, creation of Summer Parkways programs, a new TDM 2.0 program and more. Previously, she worked as Director of Bicycle Programs for... Read More →
avatar for Leah Shahum

Leah Shahum

Director, Vision Zero Network (U.S.A)
Leah Shahum is leading the Vision Zero Network, a new effort to bring together American cities working toward Vision Zero: zero traffic fatalities and severe injuries. Prior to this, Leah served as the longtime Executive Director of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, a 10,000-member nonprofit organization promoting bicycling for everyday transportation. Leah has also served on the Boards of Directors of the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway & Transportation District and the SF Municipal Transportation Agency. She recently studied Vision Zero in Eu... Read More →

Track Curators
avatar for Dr. Ryan C.C. Chin

Dr. Ryan C.C. Chin

Managing Director, MIT Media Lab
Dr. Ryan C.C. Chin is the managing director of the City Science Initiative at the MIT Media Lab. He conducts research on disruptive urban systems in the areas of urban mobility, live/work, building-integrated agriculture, and big data analytics. He is creating Autonomous Mobility-on-Demand... Read More →
avatar for Timothy Papandreou

Timothy Papandreou

Director Strategic Planning, SFMTA
Timothy Papandreou is the Director of Strategic Planning for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA). In this role he prepares for the integration of autonomous systems into the current infrastructure of San Francisco.


Thursday June 18, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Salon 3: Mobility

9:00am PDT

Times they are a change'in : Dynamic city data and the quest for data privacy
Limited Capacity seats available

1 Hour Fireside Chat:

We all have an intuitive sense that our individual data should be ours… but that is often not the case. Come to the session to hear about the key considerations, use cases and the ethical precepts that could guide our quest for data privacy.

- there is a lot of change in the city ecosystem.
- city data is becoming more dynamic via IoT
- Commercial organizations are disrupting the city - Airbnb, Lyft, Uber etc
- there are an increasing number of damaging data privacy breaches and more
- big data presents the potential of gaining new insights from existing and new info about the city and data on the residents 

Speakers
avatar for Tim O’Reilly

Tim O’Reilly

Founder, O’Reilly Media
Tim O'Reilly is the founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media, Inc. His original business plan was simply "interesting work for interesting people," and that's worked out pretty well. He publishes books, runs conferences, invests in early-stage startups, urges companies to create more value... Read More →
avatar for Andreas Weigend

Andreas Weigend

Former Chief Scientist, Amazon.com, Social Data Lab
Dr. Andreas Weigend is an expert on the future of big data, social-mobile technologies, and consumer behavior. Andreas teaches at Stanford University, UC Berkeley, and in China. He received his Ph.D. in Physics from Stanford after studying in Germany and Cambridge, UK. As Amazon’s chief scientist... Read More →

Track Curators
avatar for Param Singh

Param Singh

Founder and CEO, IoTracks, Open Data Privacy & Security
Param is a product marketer with domain expertise in bringing platforms and new apps to market and scaling them to profitability. Param has held executive and senior management positions at Oracle, Disney Interactive, Macromedia, and Apple. He has been a part of the management team... Read More →

Thursday June 18, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Salon 6: Open Data Privacy & Security

9:00am PDT

The Entrepreneurial City for Whom?
Limited Capacity seats available

15 Minute Keynote:  Nitzan Pelman, Chief Strategy Officer, LightSail

There is a lot of talk about a growing divide of race, class, and income in this country. We are also watching a boom of efficiency and technology innovation come at the expense of jobs and the potential elimination of the middle class. Lastly, what does our education system looks like today and what it will need to do to adapt to our ever changing labor needs. Nitzan will explore these themes and talk about some promising solutions.


45 Minute Panel:


More than ever cities are engines of entrepreneurship and value creation. The rise of the tech economy and the creative class has led to a boom in startups, incubation and enterprise creation.

But it has come with a big question: how do we make this inclusive?  Does a rising tide float all boats or create a rising divide? In this panel entrepreneurs and financiers will examine how education, workforce development and investment practices might create an entrepreneurial city for everyone.

Moderator
avatar for Efrem Bycer

Efrem Bycer

Director of Economic Development, Code for America
Efrem leads Code for America’s efforts to help governments better leverage open data and civic technology to support their economic development efforts. Prior to joining CfA in May 2015, Efrem was a Manager, Economic Development at the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Stephen DeBerry

Stephen DeBerry

Chief Investment Officer, Bronze Investments
Stephen DeBerry makes and manages investments that align strong financial returns with positive social impact. He is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer at Bronze Investments and a partner at Kapor Capital.  Previously, Stephen was Investment Director at Omidyar Network, the mission-based investment firm started by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and his wife, Pam. Before that Stephen was a senior manager of business development at Interval Research, the research lab established by Microsoft co-fou... Read More →
avatar for Kristen Koh Goldstein

Kristen Koh Goldstein

CEO, Scalus & Chairman, Backops
Kristen Koh Goldstein is the CEO of Scalus and Chairwoman of BackOps. Kristen, a mother of three, was motivated to start BackOps not only to create flexible work schedules for moms, but also to provide affordable back office services to small businesses. Kristen started BackOps in... Read More →
avatar for Julie Menter

Julie Menter

New Media Ventures, Manager, Investor Relations
Julie Menter is the Manager of Investor Relations for New Media Ventures, a national network of early stage investors supporting startups that create progressive political change.Throughout her career, Julie has searched for opportunities to make a positive impact on the world around... Read More →
avatar for Nitzan Pelman

Nitzan Pelman

Chief Strategy Officer, LightSail
Nitzan is currently the Chief Strategy Officer for LightSail, an innovative education technology company that is dramatically improving literacy rates for students. Nitzan founded the New York region of Citizen Schools in 2007 and served as its first Executive Director for six... Read More →

Track Curators
avatar for Code for America

Code for America

Small Business Development & Entrepreneurship
Code for America believes government can work for the people, by the people in the 21st century. We build open source technology and organize a network of people dedicated to making government services simple, effective, and easy to use. Here's how: We encourage and empower residents... Read More →

Thursday June 18, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Nob Hill C: Small Business Development & Entrepreneruship

9:00am PDT

The Road to Carbon Neutrality in Cities: Policies, Programs and Partnerships
Limited Capacity seats available

40 Minute Panel:

Cities around the world are taking bold steps to reduce their carbon emissions to ward off the worst effects of climate change and protect vulnerable populations. Come hear from leading cities and companies on the current policies and programs that have succeeded to date as well as approaches, technologies and tools that will be needed to make an 80% reduction by 2050 a reality.

Followed by a 10 Minute Audience Q&A 

Moderator
avatar for Melanie Nutter

Melanie Nutter

Principal, Nutter Consulting, Sustainability Track
Melanie Nutter is the Principal of Nutter Consulting that provides sustainability and smart cities strategy development and implementation for cities, foundations and companies.  In July of 2010, Mayor Gavin Newsom appointed Melanie Nutter as the Director of the San Francisco... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Gil Friend

Gil Friend

Chief Sustainability Officer at City of Palo Alto
Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Palo Alto, CA. Founder and Chairman, Natural Logic Inc. Author, The Truth About Green Business. Inaugural member, Sustainability Hall of Fame. Lifelong social entrepreneur and sustainability geek. Gil is widely considered one of the founders... Read More →
avatar for Mette Søs Lassesen

Mette Søs Lassesen

Group Director, Market Development, Ramboll Group
Mrs. Mette S. Lassesen is responsible for Market Development in North America on behalf of the RamBoll Group. Ramboll recently acquired the US-based global consultancy, ENVIRON, adding more than 1,500 environmental and health science specialists in 21 countries and more than 50 offices... Read More →
avatar for Graham Richard

Graham Richard

CEO, Advanced Energy Economy
Graham Richard is CEO of Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), a fast growing national association of businesses working toward a prosperous future based on secure, clean, affordable energy, and CEO of the Advanced Energy Economy Institute, AEE's charitable and educational affiliate. He... Read More →
avatar for Emma Stewart

Emma Stewart

Head of Sustainability Solutions, Autodesk
Emma Stewart, Ph.D., is Head of Sustainability Solutions at Autodesk, where she leads the design software company’s efforts to make sustainable design easy, insightful, and cost-effective for its millions of engineering and design customers. Emma is a member of the professional... Read More →



Thursday June 18, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Nob Hill D: Sustainability

9:00am PDT

Placemaking: Learning From San Francisco's Design Innovations in Public Spaces
Limited Capacity seats available

1 Hour Panel:

From “parklets” to “urban prototypes,” San Francisco has a special flair for innovation in activating its public spaces, including roadways and parking lots. Leaders in San Francisco’s urban design community expose some of the unique approaches this city has devised to embrace citizen creativity and local lifestyles in the redefining of the public realm. 

Moderator
avatar for Allison Arieff

Allison Arieff

Editorial Director, SPUR
Allison Arieff is the Editorial Director of the urban planning and policy think tank SPUR.A longtime contributing columnist to the New York Times, she writes about cities, design and architecture. She writes for numerous othe publications including California Sunday, Dialogue and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Deborah Cullinan

Deborah Cullinan

CEO, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Deborah Cullinan is the Chief Executive Officer of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts – San Francisco’s premiere contemporary art center. Prior to YBCA, she was the Executive Director of Intersection for the Arts. Under her leadership, Intersection achieved a strong reputation as... Read More →
avatar for Neil Hrushowy, PhD, MS

Neil Hrushowy, PhD, MS

Manager Citywide Planning, City and County of San Francisco
avatar for Tom Radulovich

Tom Radulovich

CEO, Livable City, San Francisco
avatar for Brooke Ray Smith

Brooke Ray Smith

Executive Director, Build Public
Brooke Ray Smith is Executive Director of Build Public.  Brooke Ray brings expertise in creative urban planning, community development, and public private partnerships after six years with Passerelle Investment Company, a progressive real estate investment group focused on downtown... Read More →


Thursday June 18, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Nob Hill A: Urban Planning & Design

10:00am PDT

Micro Keynote - Jennifer Pahlka, Code for America
GENERAL SESSION

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Pahlka

Jennifer Pahlka

Founder and Executive Director, Code For America
Jennifer Pahlka is the founder and executive director of Code for America. She recently served as the US Deputy Chief Technology Officer in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. She is known for her TED talk, Coding a Better Government, and is the recipient of several awards, including the Oxford Internet Institute's Internet and Society Award, MIT’s Kevin Lynch Award, and National Democratic Institute’s Democracy Award... Read More →


Thursday June 18, 2015 10:00am - 10:20am PDT
Golden Gate Ballroom: General Sessions

10:20am PDT

Micro Keynote - Making Maker Cities and the American Dream
Speakers
avatar for Peter Hirshberg

Peter Hirshberg

Chairman, The City Innovate Foundation
Peter Hirshberg has led emerging media and technology companies at the center of disruptive change for more than 25 years. As chairman of Re:Imagine Group, Peter shapes strategies at the confluence of people, places, brands and cities. He has led the development of Urban Prototyping, a global movement that engages citizens in the co-creation and co-planning of their cities. Hirshberg is an advisor the Department of Labor’s Makers... Read More →


Thursday June 18, 2015 10:20am - 10:40am PDT
Golden Gate Ballroom: General Sessions

10:40am PDT

Fireside Chat - Dan'l Lewin, Microsoft
Moderator
avatar for Peter Hirshberg

Peter Hirshberg

Chairman, The City Innovate Foundation
Peter Hirshberg has led emerging media and technology companies at the center of disruptive change for more than 25 years. As chairman of Re:Imagine Group, Peter shapes strategies at the confluence of people, places, brands and cities. He has led the development of Urban Prototyping, a global movement that engages citizens in the co-creation and co-planning of their cities. Hirshberg is an advisor the Department of Labor’s Makers... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dan'l Lewin

Dan'l Lewin

Corporate Vice President, Microsoft
Dan'l Lewin is a Corporate Vice President at Microsoft, leading the company’s work in civic tech, campaign technologies and academic outreach, which promotes the work of scholars leading the dialogue on technology policy issues. Previously, he led Microsoft’s global engagement... Read More →


Thursday June 18, 2015 10:40am - 11:10am PDT
Golden Gate Ballroom: General Sessions

11:10am PDT

Fireside Chat - Peter Schwartz, Kiva Allgood, Bill Mitchell
Moderator
avatar for Peter Hirshberg

Peter Hirshberg

Chairman, The City Innovate Foundation
Peter Hirshberg has led emerging media and technology companies at the center of disruptive change for more than 25 years. As chairman of Re:Imagine Group, Peter shapes strategies at the confluence of people, places, brands and cities. He has led the development of Urban Prototyping, a global movement that engages citizens in the co-creation and co-planning of their cities. Hirshberg is an advisor the Department of Labor’s Makers... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bill Mitchell

Bill Mitchell

Sr. Director, World Wide Public Sector, Microsoft
Sales and business development leader with 20 years in software/technology business. Experience running sales organizations, negotiating investment and product marketing deals and launching new businesses. Really enjoy connecting individuals and businesses to create action-oriented... Read More →
avatar for Peter Schwartz

Peter Schwartz

Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning, Salesforce.com
Peter Schwartz is Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning for Salesforce.com. In this role he manages the organization’s ongoing strategic conversation and helps provide insight into the future.  Prior to joining Salesforce he was cofounder/chairman of Global Business Network... Read More →


Thursday June 18, 2015 11:10am - 11:50am PDT
Golden Gate Ballroom: General Sessions

11:50am PDT

Micro Keynote - Jay Nath, City of San Francisco
Speakers
avatar for Jay Nath

Jay Nath

Chief Innovation Officer, San Francisco Mayor's Office
As the Mayor’s Chief Innovation Officer for San Francisco and White House Champion of Change, Jay Nath works with the tech community and the public to help make government more transparent, efficient, and constituent- focused. Jay applies modern, agile thinking to government administration... Read More →


Thursday June 18, 2015 11:50am - 12:00pm PDT
Golden Gate Ballroom: General Sessions

12:00pm PDT

Networking Lunch
Thursday June 18, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Salon 7

1:00pm PDT

Participatory Budgeting: People Have the Power
Limited Capacity seats available

1 Hour Session:

If you could decide how to spend $1 million of your city’s money and it had to benefit the public, what would you spend it on? In a lively and fast paced session on Participatory Budgeting, you’ll experience firsthand what it’s like to develop projects with public funds and vote for your favorite ones – direct Democracy!

Moderator
avatar for Scott Mauvais

Scott Mauvais

Director, Microsoft
Scott Mauvais is the Director of Technology and Civic Innovation at Microsoft where he works with local leaders to infuse technology into existing real-world systems to make cities better places to live, learn, work, and innovate. Scott has been at Microsoft 16 years. Most recently... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Marti Brown

Marti Brown

Executive Director, North Franklin District Business Association former City Council member, City of Vallejo
Marti is a local government and urban planning practitioner emphasizing best practices and civic innovation. Currently, she is the Executive Director of the North Franklin District Business Association (‘Association’) where she’s managing the development of a Community and Economic... Read More →



Thursday June 18, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Salon 4: Civic Innovation

1:00pm PDT

City Innovation: Connecting the City with the Citizens
Limited Capacity seats available

The proliferation of smart phones with near universal data connectivity and a thriving app ecosystem has set expectations high in the mind of citizens on what their interface to the world should look like and how the objects around them should behave.  Progressive cities are leveraging these technologies such as data analysis, networking and new ways to present data to innovate centuries old systems.  From innovations in transportation to more efficient use of natural resources, the need to universally connect, analyze and optimize city infrastructure is critical to making cities more sustainable, live-able and  to drive economic development.  This panel discussion talks about the progress of these systems through the lens of case studies.  Examples of innovation and hints on how to partner, deploy and fund smarter infrastructure for a smarter citizenry are provided.

 


Moderator
avatar for Sean Tippett

Sean Tippett

Director of Business Development, Smart Cities, Silver Spring Networks
Sean Tippett joined Silver Spring Networks in 2009. Sean has played many key roles for Silver Spring including:  technical pre-sales architect for the west coast of North America, Director of Strategic Alliances, Technical WAN Expert and Product Manager for Distribution Automation... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Peter Marx

Peter Marx

Chief Technology Officer, City of Los Angeles
Peter Marx is the Chief Technology Officer for the City of Los Angeles. He was the first Chief Innovation Technology officer for the city and was appointed by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on February 4th, 2014. His tasks include driving technology strategy across the City's departments... Read More →
avatar for Niamh O’Connell

Niamh O’Connell

Technical University of Denmark
A PhD student within future energy systems. Niamh O’Connell studies electrical demand response and was heavily involved in the establishment of the Danish CITIES project, within the general field of energy systems integration. Her PhD research focusses on characterising demand response in a manner that will facilitate its use on existing power systems and competitive electricity markets... Read More →

Track Curators
avatar for Ken Singer

Ken Singer

MD, Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology at UC Berkeley, Digital Infrastructure Track
Ken Singer is a serial entrepreneur, technology executive, university lecturer, and director/advisor to numerous startups in the US, Europe and Latin America. A 16-year veteran of the mobile industry, Ken created solutions spanning all forms of mobile technology and has founded or... Read More →


Thursday June 18, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Nob Hill B: Digital Infrastructure

1:00pm PDT

From Science Fiction to Reality: How Making (Just About Anything) Will Redefine the Future of Our Cities
Limited Capacity seats available

1 Hour Fireside Chat:

Reality looks increasingly like science fiction, and makers are often the key ingredients in the transition from fantasy to reality. The rise of programmable matter, new biomaterials, and machine learning are all coming together to alter the pathways of economic development and innovation in the next decade. Hear how these trends will shift the possibilities for our cities, and how makers are capitalizing on them today.

Moderator
avatar for David Pescovitz

David Pescovitz

Boing Boing, Co-editor & Medium, Outreach
David Pescovitz works in the content group at Medium, a social network for ideas, and is co-editor/partner of the influential tech/culture Web site Boing Boing. For ten years, he was research director at Institute for the Future, a non-profit thinktank in Silicon Valley that helps... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mickey McManus

Mickey McManus

Principal, MAYA Design
Mickey McManus is a current Fellow at Autodesk and principal of MAYA Design, a technology design and innovation lab. He's a pioneer in the fields of pervasive computing, collaborative innovation, human-centered design and education. Mickey holds nine patents in the area of connected... Read More →
avatar for Nick Pinkston

Nick Pinkston

Founder, Plethora
Nick is the Founder& CEO of Plethora - a rapid manufacturing service that lets you go from CAD to parts faster than ever before using a new kind of robotic factory. He also organizes the SF Hardware Startup Meetup and helped start many more worldwide. Previously, Nick started CloudFab... Read More →

Track Curators
avatar for Bettina Warburg

Bettina Warburg

Public Foresight Strategist, Institute for the Future, Maker Cities Track
Bettina has a background in global governance and cultural diplomacy. Her interest in engaging the future by looking at the past has led her to projects across the world: she has written for Georgetown University Press on German nationalism, researched the Tamil diaspora, and produced... Read More →

Thursday June 18, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Salon 5: Maker Cities

1:00pm PDT

Shared Mobility: Managing the Supply Side
Limited Capacity seats available

1 Hour Panel:

Shared mobility services have taken off in numerous cities as a complement and an alternative to traditional modes of urban transportation. However, their growing adoption depends on an effective management of supply of shared services. This panel explores short term and long-term challenges of this emerging field such as:
  • Governance of citizen data: should this data be shared…if so how?
  • Customer access and equity: how do we address the problem of exclusion of those without credit cards or smart phones?
  • Integration: how should we integrate customer information from different platforms and make sure they work together?
  • Scalability: how do we optimize street space
  • Partnerships: how we spark the interest of investors who are investing millions in Uber and Lyft but not in bike sharing and scooter sharing services?

Moderator
avatar for Timothy Papandreou

Timothy Papandreou

Director Strategic Planning, SFMTA
Timothy Papandreou is the Director of Strategic Planning for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA). In this role he prepares for the integration of autonomous systems into the current infrastructure of San Francisco.

Speakers
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Zach Barasz

Senior Associate, KPCB
Zach Barasz joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 2014 in the Green Growth Fund (GGF), which supports high growth companies that lead in sustainable ways. Zach is focused on sustainable transportation and services businesses across industries. Before joining KPCB, Zach was... Read More →
avatar for Emily Castor

Emily Castor

Director of Transportation Policy, Lyft
A member of the original Lyft team, Emily works with transportation planners, environmental advocates, and transit agencies to advance ridesharing as a sustainable transportation option and integrate Lyft as a last-mile solution. She currently serves as the Chair of the Sharing Economy... Read More →
avatar for Matt George

Matt George

CEO, Bridj
Matt is the CEO of Bridj which is the world’s first smart mass transit system. Bridj uses big data and network optimization to develop direct transit routes within a city to cut trip times in half without a car. In college, Matt worked as a Critical Care Paramedic and served in... Read More →
avatar for Susan Shaheen

Susan Shaheen

Co-Director, Transportation Sustainability Research Center, UC Berkeley
Susan Shaheen is a co-director of the Transportation Sustainability Research Center (TSRC) of the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California (UC), Berkeley. She is also an adjunct professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at UC Berkeley. She was the... Read More →

Track Curators
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Dr. Ryan C.C. Chin

Managing Director, MIT Media Lab
Dr. Ryan C.C. Chin is the managing director of the City Science Initiative at the MIT Media Lab. He conducts research on disruptive urban systems in the areas of urban mobility, live/work, building-integrated agriculture, and big data analytics. He is creating Autonomous Mobility-on-Demand... Read More →


Thursday June 18, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Salon 3: Mobility

1:00pm PDT

Privacy & Individual Rights Vs. Commercial Use of Your Data
Limited Capacity seats available

1 Hour Fireside Chat:

Even though we all feel strongly about privacy, there are often vastly different perspectives on what it means and who and how should the policies be determined. Come to this fireside chat to hear a passionate representation of the different perspectives, everything from advocacy of individual rights, to pragmatic business friendly policies and the role of intermediaries.

Moderator
avatar for Tim Schaaf

Tim Schaaf

Sony Corporation, Executive-in-Residence
Tim is a seasoned software executive who has spent his career building products at the intersection of software, devices and content. As president of Sony Network Entertainment, Tim led the dramatic growth of the PlayStation Network business. Before that, he spent over 14 years at... Read More →

Speakers
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Vas Bhandarkar

CEO, ScoreData Corporation
• Entrepreneurial business leader with a track record in taking early stage businesses and scaling them, as CEO or as key member of the executive team, to IPO or sale• Extensive experience in seeking, seeding, building new markets for emerging technology businesses, in Business... Read More →
avatar for Jim Dempsey

Jim Dempsey

Executive Director, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology
Jim Dempsey, executive director of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, is a leading expert on privacy and Internet policy. Prior to joining the staff of UC Berkeley Law School, he was at the Center for Democracy & Technology, where he held a number of leadership positions... Read More →

Track Curators
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Param Singh

Founder and CEO, IoTracks, Open Data Privacy & Security
Param is a product marketer with domain expertise in bringing platforms and new apps to market and scaling them to profitability. Param has held executive and senior management positions at Oracle, Disney Interactive, Macromedia, and Apple. He has been a part of the management team... Read More →

Thursday June 18, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Salon 6: Open Data Privacy & Security

1:00pm PDT

Bucking the Hype: What Really Works in Urban Economies and Entrepreneurial Spaces
Limited Capacity seats available

1 Hour Panel:

Innovation happens when people come together and collaborate. But how should cities transform pieces of real estate into spaces that foster innovation, collaboration, and entrepreneurship? In this panel, experts talk about the growing importance of urban spaces in the innovation economy and key ingredients of developing successful spaces to stimulate entrepreneurial activity and drive economic activity.

Moderator
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Luke Norris

Code for America, Director of Government Relations
Luke Norris is the Director of Government Relations for Code for America, a national nonprofit based in San Francisco who aims to help government work for the people by the people in the 21st century.  Luke lives and works in Kansas City, Mo., where he’s been recognized for his... Read More →

Speakers
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Bill Fulton

Director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, Rice University
William Fulton is Director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University (www.kinder.rice.edu). He came to Rice after a long career in California and Washington, D.C., as an author, researcher, professor, elected official, and practicing urban planner and economic... Read More →
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Eric Gertler

Executive Vice President, New York Economic Development Corporation
Eric Gertler serves as Executive Vice President at the New York City Economic Development Corporation, where he is also the Managing Director of the Center for Economic Transformation (“CET”). The CET aims to strengthen New York City’s economy by diversifying and growing the... Read More →
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Timothy J Nichols

Managing Director, Impact Hub SF
My passion is for building a socially and environmentally sustainable society. Given that every system, be it economic, governmental, environmental, or social, is inextricably linked, I work within the social innovation and sustainability fields to create platforms which increase... Read More →

Track Curators
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Code for America

Small Business Development & Entrepreneurship
Code for America believes government can work for the people, by the people in the 21st century. We build open source technology and organize a network of people dedicated to making government services simple, effective, and easy to use. Here's how: We encourage and empower residents... Read More →

Thursday June 18, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Nob Hill C: Small Business Development & Entrepreneruship

1:00pm PDT

Sustainable Building & Energy Solutions in Practice: Bay Area Spotlight
Limited Capacity seats available

The City of San Francisco and the City of San Jose have each earned their share of accolades for green city action and clean tech leadership.  Come hear from city representatives, tech incubators and local companies on how these Bay Area cities continue to innovate and lead on sustainable building and energy practices while creating jobs and supporting economic growth.

Moderator
avatar for Melanie Nutter

Melanie Nutter

Principal, Nutter Consulting, Sustainability Track
Melanie Nutter is the Principal of Nutter Consulting that provides sustainability and smart cities strategy development and implementation for cities, foundations and companies.  In July of 2010, Mayor Gavin Newsom appointed Melanie Nutter as the Director of the San Francisco... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Doug Davenport

Doug Davenport

Executive Director, Prospect Silicon Valley
Doug Davenport is the Founding Executive Director of Prospect Silicon Valley. ProspectSV is a non-profit commercialization catalyst assisting emerging technology companies with a pathway to market, bringing high-impact solutions forward in the Bay Area. ProspectSV’s team of highly qualified technical and market experts assist startups with a suite of co... Read More →
avatar for Matt Golden

Matt Golden

CEO, Open Energy Efficiency
Matt Golden is both an entrepreneur and policy advocate, committed to bringing energy efficiency in the built environment to scale as a demand side resource.  Currently, Matt leads Environmental Defense Fund’s Investor Confidence Project implementing a system to credential Investor Ready Energy Efficiency™ projects, designed to reduce transaction costs, and develop actuarial data to unlock capital markets.    Previously, Matt founded Recurve Inc., which develops tablet based energy auditing software for the... Read More →
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Barry Hooper

Green Building Coordinator, San Francisco Department of Environment
San Francisco’s Climate Action Strategy is: 0, 50, 100, Roots. That means Zero Waste, 50% of all trips via sustainable modes, 100% renewable energy citywide and carbon sequestration through urban geochemistry. San Francisco’s Green Building team is a key element of this strategy... Read More →



Thursday June 18, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Nob Hill D: Sustainability

1:00pm PDT

Low Carbon Urbanism: Big and Small Ideas Necessary Now
Limited Capacity seats available

1 Hour Panel:

Grappling with climate change, world leaders are looking to cities and urban planning to provide ecologically sound and viable solutions that can be emulated globally. Future-thinking architects, developers and planners share game-changing approaches as well as small, locally-engineered shifts in behavior that are happening now and that can chart a new direction for the planet if put widely into action.

Moderator
avatar for Jose Campos

Jose Campos

Office of Community Investment and Infrastructure, Urban Planning Track
José Campos is Director of Planning and Development at Robin Chiang & Company, a San Francisco architecture and planning firm with emphasis on the design of transportation facilities and transit-oriented development.José was Director of Citywide Planning at the San Francisco Planning... Read More →

Speakers
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Eduardo Bernis

Municipal Secretary of Development, City of Belo Horizonte
Graduated in Civil Engineering at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), with extension courses in Safety Engineering in the same institution, and Economic Engineering by the FUMEC University. He was President of the Commercial Association of Minas Gerais (ACMinas) from 2002... Read More →
avatar for Eden Brukman

Eden Brukman

Principal, Concenter Solutions
Since 1996, Eden Brukman has focused on establishing socially and environmentally responsible solutions for human habitat, both in the formal workplace and as a volunteer-contributor to diverse initiatives: she coauthored Living Building Challenge and directed its evolution and global... Read More →
avatar for Dorjee Sun

Dorjee Sun

Director, Home Group
Dorjee is a serial social entrepreneur who has founded 12 companies with 2 acquisitions and 3 exits and assets sales. Dorjee is a founder and director of the Home Group which owns equity in companies that work in the areas of conservation, agriculture, philanthropy, technology and... Read More →
avatar for Fran Weld

Fran Weld

Vice President, Strategy & Development, San Francisco Giants
Fran joined the San Francisco Giants in 2011. She is responsible for managing the design, financing and entitlements of Mission Rock, a mixed-use public private partnership between the Giants and the City and Port of San Francisco. Mission Rock will be a 28 acre waterfront neighborhood... Read More →


Thursday June 18, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Nob Hill A: Urban Planning & Design

2:00pm PDT

Lessons from civic innovation leaders: How to hack the system (and fix procurement)
Limited Capacity seats available

1 Hour Fireside Chat:

As private companies continue to offer highly personalized, just-in-time services that anticipate their customers’ wants and needs, residents now expect the same quality of service from their city governments. To meet these expectations city agencies will need to adapt faster than the traditional procurement process can respond; nowhere are these stressors more evident than in cities’ IT departments. The session will talk about how cities are re-envisioning not only how they work with vendors but how they brings talent into the organization.

Moderator
avatar for Scott Mauvais

Scott Mauvais

Director, Microsoft
Scott Mauvais is the Director of Technology and Civic Innovation at Microsoft where he works with local leaders to infuse technology into existing real-world systems to make cities better places to live, learn, work, and innovate. Scott has been at Microsoft 16 years. Most recently... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mark Belinsky

Mark Belinsky

CEO, Birdi
Mark Belinsky is an entrepreneur and technologist who has developed projects in over 26 countries. His work has centered around interaction design between people and the technologies they use to solve large-scale problems. He is currently CEO of Birdi, which makes elegant devices... Read More →
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Story Bellows

Director, New Urban Mechanics, City of Philadelphia
Story Bellows joined the City of Philadelphia in April of 2012 as Co-Director of the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics. The new office is a civic idea and innovation incubator, which develops innovative approaches and processes to solving complex problems in the public arena... Read More →
avatar for Jay Nath

Jay Nath

Chief Innovation Officer, San Francisco Mayor's Office
As the Mayor’s Chief Innovation Officer for San Francisco and White House Champion of Change, Jay Nath works with the tech community and the public to help make government more transparent, efficient, and constituent- focused. Jay applies modern, agile thinking to government administration... Read More →



Thursday June 18, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Salon 4: Civic Innovation

2:00pm PDT

Universal Broadband: How Sacramento is Building Smart City 3.0
Limited Capacity seats available

1 Hour Session - Presentation and Audience Q&A:

Cities are the hub of innovation and entrepreneurship. We are in an era where cities like Sacramento are driving forward new ideas and ways of doing things that will build our next generation of cities, Cities 3.0.

Sacramento is a local, regional, and national technology leader that is driven to build a 3.0 City that embraces innovation, develops infrastructure, and ensures inclusion so that everyone can participate. The development of a wide range of infrastructure is an essential component for innovative cities focused on inclusion and access for all. This discussion and panel will focus on how we build infrastructure that is relevant in the new and emerging City. Initiatives that build Municipal Wi-Fi, leverage City Assets and investments, and expand private and public partnerships.

These are steps toward a larger vision of connectivity for our city as a whole, bridging the digital divide, and ensuring that our communities have access to information.

·         Municipal Wi-Fi

·         Small Cell Networks

·         Smart City Fiber


Speakers
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Darin Arcolino

IT Manager, City of Sacramento
Darin Arcolino is a strategic leader who has worked in almost every facet of IT in both public and private industries. Darin has extensive experience in public safety applications, enterprise systems, systems architecture, and security. Darin plans and directs the activities of the... Read More →
avatar for Maria MacGunigal

Maria MacGunigal

Chief Information Officer, City of Sacramento
Maria MacGunigal is the Chief Information Officer for the City of Sacramento and has over 20 years of extensive experience in both public and private sector IT. Maria has a proven track record of leading technology programs, strategy development, business process management, governance... Read More →

Track Curators
avatar for Ken Singer

Ken Singer

MD, Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology at UC Berkeley, Digital Infrastructure Track
Ken Singer is a serial entrepreneur, technology executive, university lecturer, and director/advisor to numerous startups in the US, Europe and Latin America. A 16-year veteran of the mobile industry, Ken created solutions spanning all forms of mobile technology and has founded or... Read More →


Thursday June 18, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Nob Hill B: Digital Infrastructure

2:00pm PDT

Maker City Case Studies: Detroit, Pittsburgh & San Leandro
Limited Capacity seats available

1 Hour Case Study:

The Cities of Pittsburgh, San Leandro and Detroit are rapidly becoming models for building maker cities. We will explore the strategy and tactics that Sprout Fund has developed to help grow the innovation ecosystem in Pittsburgh and the underlying mechanics of how San Leandro has bolstered it's identity as a Maker City from the perspective of the city's Chief Innovation Officer. 3D Printer manufacturer, Type A machines, will convey what attracted their organization to relocate to San Leandro to develop their start-up ecosystem as the Bay Area Advanced Manufacturing Cluster. Detroit is revitalizing itself through community, based on the collaboration of entrepreneurs, startups and local government. We will explore how a growing number of cities are starting to share best practices for civic participation and economic development through open innovation systems and where this movement is heading in the future.

Moderator
avatar for James Hanusa

James Hanusa

Chief Innovation Artist, UIX
James Hanusa is Chief Innovation Artist with Urban Innovation Exchange Global. UIX Global is an economic development agency with that works on the design and development of innovation ecosystems that include sustainability, civic innovation and creative culture. James is Global Advisor... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Deborah Acosta

Deborah Acosta

Chief Innovation Officer, City of San Leandro
As the City of San Leandro’s first Chief Innovation Officer, Ms. Acosta’s task is twofold: (1) develop the Lit San Leandro fiber optic network as a unique infrastructure tool to attract, expand and retain innovative tech businesses and businesses in need of fast connectivity... Read More →
avatar for Jill Ford

Jill Ford

Head of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, City of Detroit
As Mayor Duggan’s Special Advisor, Jill Ford heads the City of Detroit’s innovation and entrepreneurship initiatives. Jill chose to come to Detroit from the San Francisco Bay Area, where as an Angel Investor and Advisor she transformed emerging businesses using strategies forged... Read More →
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Cathy Lewis Long

Co-Founder & Executive Director, The Sprout Fund
Cathy Lewis Long is the founding Executive Director of The Sprout Fund, a non-profit organization that supports innovative ideas and grassroots community projects that are catalyzing change in Pittsburgh and the surrounding communities of Southwestern Pennsylvania. Under Cathy’s... Read More →
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Espen Sivertsen

CEO, Type A Machines
Espen Sivertsen is CEO of Type A Machines, builders of the award winning Series 1 desktop 3D printer. Espen has previously served as Team Leader with the KaosPilots, a Scandinavian school of entrepreneurship described by Fast Company as the “new curriculum for managing change... Read More →

Track Curators
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Bettina Warburg

Public Foresight Strategist, Institute for the Future, Maker Cities Track
Bettina has a background in global governance and cultural diplomacy. Her interest in engaging the future by looking at the past has led her to projects across the world: she has written for Georgetown University Press on German nationalism, researched the Tamil diaspora, and produced... Read More →

Thursday June 18, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Salon 5: Maker Cities

2:00pm PDT

Future of Urban Mobility: Reality vs. Fantasy
Limited Capacity seats available

1 Hour Fireside Chat:

With new technologies being developed, the future of urban mobility could look radically different from today. In this fireside chat, we will hear some of world’s greatest mobility visionaries speak about what is possible and those on the ground, speaking about what is practical today.



Moderator
avatar for Timothy Papandreou

Timothy Papandreou

Director Strategic Planning, SFMTA
Timothy Papandreou is the Director of Strategic Planning for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA). In this role he prepares for the integration of autonomous systems into the current infrastructure of San Francisco.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Ryan C.C. Chin

Dr. Ryan C.C. Chin

Managing Director, MIT Media Lab
Dr. Ryan C.C. Chin is the managing director of the City Science Initiative at the MIT Media Lab. He conducts research on disruptive urban systems in the areas of urban mobility, live/work, building-integrated agriculture, and big data analytics. He is creating Autonomous Mobility-on-Demand... Read More →
avatar for Karen Trapenberg Frick

Karen Trapenberg Frick

Co-Director Transportation Center, UC Berkeley
Dr. Karen Trapenberg Frick is Assistant Adjunct Professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning. She also is Co-Director of the University of California Transportation Center (UCTC) and Assistant Director of the University of California Transportation Center on Economic... Read More →
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Brad Templeton

Networks & Computing Chair, Singularity University
Brad Templeton is a developer of and commentator on self-driving cars, software architect, board member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, internet entrepreneur, futurist lecturer, writer and observer of cyberspace issues, hobby photographer, and an artist. Templeton has been... Read More →



Thursday June 18, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Salon 3: Mobility

2:00pm PDT

Civic Open Data Programs' Impact on Our Lives
Limited Capacity seats available

1 Hour Panel:

Cities are an enormous repository of information that can inform us about a range of things, from the quality of air, the crime rates in neighborhoods to new sensor data. Come to this session to hear about the inception use cases and innovations in civic open data programs that have the potential for improving the quality of our daily life experiences.

Moderator
avatar for Christine Outram

Christine Outram

VP, Invention Director, Deutsch LA
Christine has been called a "Digital Swiss Army Knife," but that's only half the story. As the VP, Director of Invention at Deutsch LA, she leverages her expertise in architecture, design, and computing to produce physical products and digital services that harness visionary thinking... Read More →

Speakers
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Lyzi Diamond

Education Lead, Mapbox
Lyzi Diamond is a geographic information systems analyst, technical/educational writer, and front-end developer. Most recently, she worked in GIS/technical writing for the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries. She also helped organize women-focused tech and map-related... Read More →
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Ian Kalin

Chief Data Officer, U.S. Department of Commerce
Ian Kalin began working as Chief Data Officer at the U.S. Commerce Department in March 2015. As Commerce’s first-ever Chief Data Officer, Ian is responsible for developing and implementing a vision for the future of the diverse data resources at Commerce. He works with all 12 Commerce... Read More →
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Peter Marx

Chief Technology Officer, City of Los Angeles
Peter Marx is the Chief Technology Officer for the City of Los Angeles. He was the first Chief Innovation Technology officer for the city and was appointed by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on February 4th, 2014. His tasks include driving technology strategy across the City's departments... Read More →

Track Curators
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Param Singh

Founder and CEO, IoTracks, Open Data Privacy & Security
Param is a product marketer with domain expertise in bringing platforms and new apps to market and scaling them to profitability. Param has held executive and senior management positions at Oracle, Disney Interactive, Macromedia, and Apple. He has been a part of the management team... Read More →

Thursday June 18, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Salon 6: Open Data Privacy & Security

2:00pm PDT

How New Technologies are Reducing Friction and Transaction Costs for Small Businesses and Cities
Limited Capacity seats available

1 Hour Panel:

Moderated by civic innovation incubator Tumml,  this session examines how start-ups are reducing financial friction for small businesses and cities. OpenCounter goes to the core of the city/small business interface by simplifying the permitting and zoning process; their mission is to help “productize” economic development. Neighborly is opening up the field of municipal finance, taking the rather stodgy municipal bond into the social and crowdfunding age — which drives greater engagement and support for city projects. Together the panel will explore how start-up innovation and energy is being applied to small business, and the kind of problems that have been encountered along the way.

Moderator
avatar for Julie Lein

Julie Lein

Co-Founder and President, Tumml
Julie is the Co-Founder and President of Tumml, an urban ventures accelerator based in San Francisco.  A nonprofit, Tumml’s mission is to empower entrepreneurs to solve urban problems.  During the last two years, the organization has supported over 65 entrepreneurs from 23 startups... Read More →

Speakers
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David Graham

Deputy Chief Operating Officer Neighborhood Services, City of San Diego
David Graham is a veteran local government advisor having worked for the County of San Diego and City of San Diego as well as a stint in private sector public affairs. Serving on Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s Executive Leadership team as DCOO for the Office of Neighborhood Services, he... Read More →
avatar for Joel Mahoney

Joel Mahoney

Co-Founder, OpenCounter
Joel Mahoney is a civic technologist and entrepreneur. He was an inaugural Fellow at Code for America, and served as a technical advisor to the organization. During his Fellowship, Joel worked with the City of Boston to build DiscoverBPS.org, which helps parents to navigate the city's complicated school registration process. The project won praise from parents, teachers and school department officials, and was selected for an International Design for Experience Award in 2014.Prior to Code for America, Joel started a... Read More →
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Musab Saleh

Sr. Director – Payments, Quality Infrastructure & Release Engineering, Paypal
Musab Saleh is the Sr. Director for Quality Infrastructure & Release engineering for PayPal. The team works on frameworks, tools and rails that enable 3000+ global PayPalian’s develop, test and release code on a daily basis. Prior to his current role, Musab was head of PayPal’s... Read More →
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Jase Wilson

CEO, Neighborly
Jase Wilson is co-founder and CEO of Neighborly, the Community Investment Marketplace. Neighborly connects people with high-quality opportunities to invest directly in the places and civic projects they care about, and gives communities the tools needed for "crowd-first" financing... Read More →

Track Curators
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Code for America

Small Business Development & Entrepreneurship
Code for America believes government can work for the people, by the people in the 21st century. We build open source technology and organize a network of people dedicated to making government services simple, effective, and easy to use. Here's how: We encourage and empower residents... Read More →

Thursday June 18, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Nob Hill C: Small Business Development & Entrepreneruship

2:00pm PDT

Citizen Participation and Engagement: Technologies and Innovations to Inspire Local Action
Limited Capacity seats available

1 Hour Panel:

Centralized policies and programs are critical to forwarding sustainable practices.Yet without the participation of local residents and businesses, cities are limited in how much they can achieve.  Learn more about new ways of engaging residents for action.

Moderator
avatar for Margarita Quihuis

Margarita Quihuis

Co-Director, Stanford Peace Innovation Lab
Margarita is a member of the Stanford Persuasive Technology Lab and Co-Director of the Stanford Peace Innovation Lab which create insights into how technology can be designed to inspire people and create a better society. She brings a beginner's mind to everything she does.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Antwi Akom

Dr. Antwi Akom

Executive Director/Co-Founder, Institute for Sustainable Economic, Educational, and Environmental Design
Antwi A. Akom, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Environmental Sociology, Public Health, and STEM Education at San Francisco State University and is a Co-Founder of the Institute for Sustainable Economic, Educational, and Environmental Design (I-SEEED), which focuses on building... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Beebe

Andrew Beebe

Managing Director, Obvious Ventures
Andrew brings to Obvious Ventures a lifelong passion for building companies around sustainable systems and people power.  For over a decade, Andrew has focused on clean technology and clean energy solutions. He started down the clean tech path with Energy Innovations in 2003, which... Read More →
avatar for Cyndy Comerford

Cyndy Comerford

Planning and Fiscal Policy Manager, Environmental Health Section
Cynthia Comerford Cynthia Comerford, MA is the Planning and Fiscal Policy Manager for the Environmental Health Section. Her work focuses on planning and developing programs to incorporate public health considerations into federal, state and local planning decisions. She directs the... Read More →
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Dr. Valérie Issarny

Senior Research Scientist, Inria
Dr. Valérie Issarny (https://mimove.inria.fr/members/valerie-issarny/) holds a Directrice de recherche position at Inria, the French institute for research in Information and Communication Science and Technologies, where she led the ARLES research team until 2013, investigating distributed software systems leveraging wirelessly networked devices... Read More →


Thursday June 18, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Nob Hill D: Sustainability

2:00pm PDT

Authenticity of Place: Innovative Urban Design Unique to Culture and Community
Limited Capacity seats available

1 Hour Panel:

The global city can be boring if we don’t cherish our planet’s diverse urban cultures and design heritage. Since urban design includes yet extends beyond preservation, how are today's urban innovators rethinking globalism by instead celebrating and incorporating local culture and the genus loci into city design solutions? All conference delegates from around the world are encouraged to participate in a lively show-and- tell of their cities’ unique and authentic urban planning innovations and traditions. 

Moderator
avatar for Allison Arieff

Allison Arieff

Editorial Director, SPUR
Allison Arieff is the Editorial Director of the urban planning and policy think tank SPUR.A longtime contributing columnist to the New York Times, she writes about cities, design and architecture. She writes for numerous othe publications including California Sunday, Dialogue and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for John Bela

John Bela

Urban Designer, Gehl Studio; Artist, Rebar Group
John is an urbanist and public space designer. He combines a background in art, science and environmental design to create vibrant, dynamic, and resilient urban human habitats. A pioneer in user-generated urbanism, John has successfully completed many projects that involve radical... Read More →
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Michael Rios, University of California, Davis

Professor, UC Davis
Michael Rios was appointed Director of the Office of Public Scholarship and Engagement in October 2018. As Director, Michael is leading university-wide efforts to reward and recognize public scholarship in research, teaching, and creative practice.With over 20 years of community-based... Read More →
avatar for Walter Hood

Walter Hood

Principal, Hood Design
Walter has been engaged in architectural commissions, urban design, art installations, and research for over twenty years. In his teaching and practice, Walter is committed to the development of environments which reflect their place and time through how people inhabit various geographies... Read More →
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Ann Pendleton-Jullian

Professor of Architecture, Ohio State University
Ann Pendleton-Jullian is an architect, writer, and educator of international standing whose work explores the interchange between culture, environment, and technology. She is currently the Walter H. Kidd Professor and former Director of the Knowlton School of Architecture at Ohio... Read More →


Thursday June 18, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Nob Hill A: Urban Planning & Design

3:00pm PDT

Refreshment Break
Thursday June 18, 2015 3:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Yerba Buena Foyer

3:30pm PDT

Tools of Today: Design Thinking
Limited Capacity seats available

30 Minute Keynote:

Smart by Design: Amar Hanspal, discusses how informed design optimizes the building of Smart Cities. He demonstrates why today’s designers, engineers and urban planners must exploit the next generation of visualization and analysis tool, cloud computing, and the Internet of Things to develop a future where world-class cities are safe, efficient and resource-efficient. With the increase of expanding and new cities, the role of pre-planning and design has never been more important; cities must be Smart by Design

Speakers
avatar for Amar Hanspal

Amar Hanspal

Senior Vice President, Autodesk
As Senior Vice-President of the IPG Product group, Amar Hanspal leads Autodesk’s development of solutions for designers and engineers in all industries.  He oversees the company’s core cloud platform – Autodesk 360 – and the full range of Building Information Modeling (BIM... Read More →

Track Curators
avatar for Ken Singer

Ken Singer

MD, Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology at UC Berkeley, Digital Infrastructure Track
Ken Singer is a serial entrepreneur, technology executive, university lecturer, and director/advisor to numerous startups in the US, Europe and Latin America. A 16-year veteran of the mobile industry, Ken created solutions spanning all forms of mobile technology and has founded or... Read More →


Thursday June 18, 2015 3:30pm - 4:00pm PDT
Nob Hill B: Digital Infrastructure

3:30pm PDT

THE ENTREPRENEURIAL MINDSET: WHY WE NEED IT, HOW TO INFUSE IT
Limited Capacity seats available

20 Minute Keynote by Christine Outram followed by :

30 Minute Panel - 

Maker Spaces as Engines for Economic Development: A Global Call to Action





The recipe for creating an entrepreneurial city has been declared! Foster young businesses, attract and retain talent, and nurture the influx of new ideas! But is that something that every city can achieve? And what happens when we're all chasing the same version of the same dream? In this talk, Christine Outram discusses why we might be missing a bigger point. She proposes that being entrepreneurial is a mindset, not an end goal, and that it’s something that can (and should) be infused into established industries, businesses, schools, and government. Ultimately, it is only when we support entrepreneurship at all levels, that we will unlock unprecedented job growth and the spillover economic benefits for our cities.

Maker Spaces as Engines for Economic Development: A Global Call to Action

Businesses, governments, and organizations of all shapes and sizes do not know and cannot predict where the next innovation will originate. They can, however, create the conditions for possibilities to be born, to mature, and to thrive into full-scale opportunities.

Come participate in a conversation about how maker spaces in your city could be where the next big idea will start, and how these often spring from underutilized or neglected spaces. Learn what others are doing across the globe to foster innovation, entrepreneurship, and economic development: from transforming closed-down Rec Centers into Tech Centers to reimagining the potential of shuttered factories. Be prepared to have ideas of your own, to be emboldened to create new solutions, and to develop a network of support so that you can inspire your city or town to reorganize public spaces into your own innovation engine!





Speakers
avatar for Andrew Coy

Andrew Coy

Executive Director, Digital Harbor Foundation
Educator, technologist, mentor, and entrepreneur interested in bridging the gap between education and technology. Passionate about educational equality and dedicated to reinventing education to empower students to take their place in the 21st century digital workplace.
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Sabrina Merlo

Program Director, Maker Faire
Sabrina Merlo is Program Director at Maker Faire, the world’s largest celebration of making, invention and creativity. She comes to Maker Faire by way of her volunteer work as co-founder and producer of the East Bay Mini Maker Faire, one of the first independently-produced, community-based... Read More →
avatar for Christine Outram

Christine Outram

VP, Invention Director, Deutsch LA
Christine has been called a "Digital Swiss Army Knife," but that's only half the story. As the VP, Director of Invention at Deutsch LA, she leverages her expertise in architecture, design, and computing to produce physical products and digital services that harness visionary thinking... Read More →
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Dorjee Sun

Director, Home Group
Dorjee is a serial social entrepreneur who has founded 12 companies with 2 acquisitions and 3 exits and assets sales. Dorjee is a founder and director of the Home Group which owns equity in companies that work in the areas of conservation, agriculture, philanthropy, technology and... Read More →

Track Curators
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Scott Mauvais

Director, Microsoft
Scott Mauvais is the Director of Technology and Civic Innovation at Microsoft where he works with local leaders to infuse technology into existing real-world systems to make cities better places to live, learn, work, and innovate. Scott has been at Microsoft 16 years. Most recently... Read More →

Thursday June 18, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Salon 4: Civic Innovation

3:30pm PDT

The Engaged City
Limited Capacity seats available

1 Hour Mixed Case Study & Panel:

New technologies and techniques are turning cities into massive invitations for civic participation. Urban prototyping, the maker movement, and activation methods that engage students, urbanites, artists and coders are a hallmark of the new urbanism— and for hope in our cities. Combined with what we are learning about the engagement of everyday Americans there is a great opportunity to drive greater participation.

There is a great deal of activity that's happening in urban environments across the country, often driven by forces such as new urbanism: millennial's prefer to live in cities over suburbs. Correspondingly, there's a burgeoning movement towards education that emphasizes coding or maker skills over traditional liberal arts education. We see making in more and more places: schools, libraries, maker-spaces, museums, etc. Many have come to see these institutions-of-making as part of an ecosystem. New models for small scale and distributed manufacturing are emerging; large enterprise is responding to influence of the maker entrepreneur. Oakland and Brooklyn have remarkable maker and arts cultures, but places like Pittsburgh and Downtown Las Vegas and many smaller cities seem to have a real hunger and aptitude for a maker economy to emerge. This panel will discuss what it takes to foster and sustain a Maker City.

Among those who are interested in improving democracy in the United States, a question that often comes up is how to engage the unengaged. To support the broader ecosystem of individuals and institutions working hard to make our civic life more inclusive and meaningful, we sought to contribute to these efforts by undertaking needed and detailed user research about the attitudes and behaviors of everyday Americans. In specific, this talk discusses findings from a joint qualitative and quantitative user study for understanding “Interested Bystanders,” or that portion of the population that is paying attention to the world around them, but not regularly voicing their opinions or taking action.

Speakers
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Peter Hirshberg

Chairman, The City Innovate Foundation
Peter Hirshberg has led emerging media and technology companies at the center of disruptive change for more than 25 years. As chairman of Re:Imagine Group, Peter shapes strategies at the confluence of people, places, brands and cities. He has led the development of Urban Prototyping, a global movement that engages citizens in the co-creation and co-planning of their cities. Hirshberg is an advisor the Department of Labor’s Makers... Read More →
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Eric Rodenbeck

Founder, CEO, Creative Director, Stamen Design
Eric Rodenbeck came to San Francisco in 1994, lured by a deep curiosity for the budding internet-based industry in the city. Twenty years later, Eric’s passion for cities, design, and technology has made him a both a local and international leader at the intersection of all three. Eric... Read More →
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John Webb

Senior User Experience Researcher, Google
John Webb works in the field of user experience research and design. While he gets to exercise many of his passions as a user experience researcher at Google, involvement with biomimicry, and sustainability issues in general, is one of the main things that keeps him jumping out of... Read More →

Track Curators
avatar for Bettina Warburg

Bettina Warburg

Public Foresight Strategist, Institute for the Future, Maker Cities Track
Bettina has a background in global governance and cultural diplomacy. Her interest in engaging the future by looking at the past has led her to projects across the world: she has written for Georgetown University Press on German nationalism, researched the Tamil diaspora, and produced... Read More →

Thursday June 18, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Salon 5: Maker Cities

3:30pm PDT

Managing Demand
Limited Capacity seats available

1 Hour Panel:

Increased urbanization is making cities denser, bringing a wave of challenges in how demand for street space should be managed. At the same time real-time traffic information streaming from smartphones consumer mapping applications and city sensing systems provide insight options never before available.

In this hour, we will hear experts talking about

  • Congestion pricing: Why don't the most congested cities have congested pricing? What is needed to try it out?

  • Traffic data partnerships, and how real-time information and consumer applications are changing the urban traffic management enterprise..

  • Parking management: How we address the issue of lack of parking space?

  • Managing lanes: How can we better manage the flow of traffic on existing roads?

  • Nudging policies: How can we best nudge citizens into adopting more sustainable mobility behaviors?


Moderator
avatar for Dr. Ryan C.C. Chin

Dr. Ryan C.C. Chin

Managing Director, MIT Media Lab
Dr. Ryan C.C. Chin is the managing director of the City Science Initiative at the MIT Media Lab. He conducts research on disruptive urban systems in the areas of urban mobility, live/work, building-integrated agriculture, and big data analytics. He is creating Autonomous Mobility-on-Demand... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Tilly Chang

Tilly Chang

Executive Director, San Francisco County Transportation Authority
Tilly Chang serves as the Executive Director at the San Francisco County Transportation Authority. The Transportation Authority administers Prop K, the city’s half-cent transportation sales tax program as well as the Prop AA vehicle registration fee. The agency also serves as the... Read More →
avatar for Alex Demisch

Alex Demisch

Senior Planner, SFMTA
Alex Demisch is a Senior Planner at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA).  He spent five years implementing, operating, and evaluating the SFpark pilot program, which used new policies, state-of-the-art technologies, and better customer information to make parking... Read More →
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Paige Fitzgerald

Program Manager, Waze
Paige Fitzgerald is the Manager of the Waze Connected Citizens Data Exchange Program, which connects cities and citizens to outsmart traffic together. The program launched in October 2014 in New York with 10 inaugural partners and has since expanded to over 23 participating DOTs and... Read More →
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Matt Nichols

Policy Director, Infrastructure & Transportation, Office of the Mayor, City of Oakland
Matt Nichols serves as Mayor of Oakland Libby Schaaf’s Policy Director for Infrastructure & Transportation.  For two decades, Mr. Nichols has been a leader in sustainable transportation policies and projects implementation in the Bay Area. He was the Principal Transportation Planner... Read More →

Track Curators
avatar for Timothy Papandreou

Timothy Papandreou

Director Strategic Planning, SFMTA
Timothy Papandreou is the Director of Strategic Planning for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA). In this role he prepares for the integration of autonomous systems into the current infrastructure of San Francisco.

Thursday June 18, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Salon 3: Mobility

3:30pm PDT

Data Security Use Cases and Best Practices
Limited Capacity seats available

1 Hour Case Study:

There is an abundance of security technologies; the art-of-security is to strike the right balance between usability and locking information away. Come to this session to hear a case study of end-to-end security and guidelines and best practices in designing a security system for the emerging Internet of things.

We will be doing an end-to-end use case that shows the identity, privacy and security concerns it will include a demo of how we are doing this together at the palace of fine arts.

Jordan and Param will be introducing a new mechanism of physical signage to complement the digital IoT policies.

Speakers
avatar for Jordan Braun

Jordan Braun

IoTracks
Designer with a focus on research, prototyping, and rapid iterations. Jordan is the founder of Great Job and a Product Design Mentor for Startup Institute. He is the former lead designer for ICON Technologies. Jordan takes a scientific approach to design, putting users and experimentation... Read More →
avatar for Eve Maler

Eve Maler

VP Innovation & Emerging Technology, ForgeRock
Eve Maler is a renowned strategist, innovator, and communicator on digital identity, access, security, and privacy, with particular focus on creating successful wide-scale ecosystems and fostering individual empowerment. Eve drives Identity Relationship Management innovation for the... Read More →
avatar for Joshua Marinacci

Joshua Marinacci

Developer, IoTracks
Engineer and researcher. At Nokia TECH, Josh has recently been prototyping always-on IoT devices and UIs. Previously, he launched the HP TouchPad and webOS App Store in the developer relations group at Palm/HP. He also launched the JavaFX and JavaStore platforms at Sun. Josh is an... Read More →
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Param Singh

Founder and CEO, IoTracks, Open Data Privacy & Security
Param is a product marketer with domain expertise in bringing platforms and new apps to market and scaling them to profitability. Param has held executive and senior management positions at Oracle, Disney Interactive, Macromedia, and Apple. He has been a part of the management team... Read More →


Thursday June 18, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Salon 6: Open Data Privacy & Security

3:30pm PDT

Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Tel Aviv
Limited Capacity seats available

1 Hour Session with Panel, Q&A and Start up Demo,:

Following the city's centennial celebrations in 2009, the Municipality established the Tel Aviv Global Administration, a municipal initiative aimed at positioning Tel Aviv as a global city and specifically as a leading international business center specializing in innovation.  A major cornerstone of the Administration's mission is its Startup City Vision, a long-term strategic plan aimed at leveraging its culture of innovation and entrepreneurship (its USP) by cultivating the city's startup ecosystem and ensuring its long-term viability.  

Although Tel Aviv's technology startup ecosystem developed partly as a result of natural forces, the city recognized that maintaining this ecosystem was critical to the city's global competitiveness as a leading business and cultural center, and that doing so would require a sustained, long-term strategic vision and policies to ensure its continued health and growth.

Memeni Demo: Memeni is a digital platform for the development of online communities and innovation. The company's clients include cities and enterprises that use the technology to support and  engage their external ecosystems.

 


Speakers
avatar for Adam Fogel

Adam Fogel

Co-Founder & CEO, Memeni Ltd
Adam is the Co-Founder and the CEO of Memeni Ltd. He has over 15 years of experience founding and managing Internet ventures. Prior to this, Adam worked as an investment banker in New York.
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Jay Nath

Chief Innovation Officer, San Francisco Mayor's Office
As the Mayor’s Chief Innovation Officer for San Francisco and White House Champion of Change, Jay Nath works with the tech community and the public to help make government more transparent, efficient, and constituent- focused. Jay applies modern, agile thinking to government administration... Read More →
avatar for Michael Vole

Michael Vole

Director of the Young Adults Unit, City of Tel Aviv Yafo
Michael Vole is a young Israeli public servant.   He is currently Director of the Young Adults Unit of the City of Tel Aviv Yafo, one of the youngest cities in the world.  His previous position was with the Secretary of Government in the Prime Minister's Office.  Vole's mission... Read More →

Mayors & Gov't
avatar for Mark Chandler

Mark Chandler

Director of International Trade and Commerce, San Francisco Mayor’s Office
Mark Chandler is the Director of the San Francisco Mayor's Office of International Trade and Commerce. Mark has been with the City of San Francisco government for over 25 years and has served six mayors.   Mark is responsible for international business and development programs of... Read More →

Track Curators
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Code for America

Small Business Development & Entrepreneurship
Code for America believes government can work for the people, by the people in the 21st century. We build open source technology and organize a network of people dedicated to making government services simple, effective, and easy to use. Here's how: We encourage and empower residents... Read More →

Thursday June 18, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Nob Hill C: Small Business Development & Entrepreneruship

3:30pm PDT

Copenhagen as a SMART City
Limited Capacity seats available

Case Study:

·         Welcome and introduction to Innovation Center Denmark by CEO Søren Juul   Jørgensen

-         How come Denmark is present in the Valley?

·         Introducing Project Copenhagen Connecting.

-         Why is Denmark in front on smart energy and city solutions?

·         Panel discussion with Copenhagen Solutions Lab, Rambøll Management Consulting,             and Technical University of Denmark.

Topics include:

-         How do the different entities work together to create a smart city?

-         How do you engage the citizens?

-         How do you successfully organize triple helix collaborations?

-         What are the hardest part in working together?

-         Wrap up and time for questions from the audience.

Moderator
Speakers
avatar for David Overton Chabre Holm

David Overton Chabre Holm

Senior Business Developer, Technical University of Denmark
As Senior Business Developer at the Technical University of Denmark I have the pleasure of working in the cross field between city needs, business opportunities and next generation innovations. I have been working with smart and sustainable cities at DTU for 5 years working in the... Read More →
avatar for Søren Juul Jørgensen

Søren Juul Jørgensen

Executive Director, Innovation Center Denmark
Søren Juul Jørgensen, Executive Director at Innovation Center Denmark Silicon Valley. Prior he held various positions in the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including Chief Consultant, Private Secretary for the Minister, and Senior Consultant in Denmark, Warsawa, and Bruxelles. In the private sector, Mr. Juul Jørgensen has worked as IBM, Vestas, and Maersk Data... Read More →
avatar for Soren Kvist

Soren Kvist

Chief Consultant, The Copenhagen Solutions Lab
Copenhagen Solutions Lab is leading the implementation of innovation and Smart City development in Copenhagen. The organisation is responsible for the project Copenhagen Connecting, which won the prestigious World Smart Cities Award at the Smart City World Expo in Barcelona in 2014... Read More →
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Mette Søs Lassesen

Group Director, Market Development, Ramboll Group
Mrs. Mette S. Lassesen is responsible for Market Development in North America on behalf of the RamBoll Group. Ramboll recently acquired the US-based global consultancy, ENVIRON, adding more than 1,500 environmental and health science specialists in 21 countries and more than 50 offices... Read More →
avatar for Niamh O’Connell

Niamh O’Connell

Technical University of Denmark
A PhD student within future energy systems. Niamh O’Connell studies electrical demand response and was heavily involved in the establishment of the Danish CITIES project, within the general field of energy systems integration. Her PhD research focusses on characterising demand response in a manner that will facilitate its use on existing power systems and competitive electricity markets... Read More →

Track Curators
avatar for Melanie Nutter

Melanie Nutter

Principal, Nutter Consulting, Sustainability Track
Melanie Nutter is the Principal of Nutter Consulting that provides sustainability and smart cities strategy development and implementation for cities, foundations and companies.  In July of 2010, Mayor Gavin Newsom appointed Melanie Nutter as the Director of the San Francisco... Read More →


Thursday June 18, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Nob Hill D: Sustainability

3:30pm PDT

Art & The City: More Strategic Than Ever
Limited Capacity seats available

1 Hour Panel: 

The panel will address how art is playing a strategic role in economic development and urban vitality. As cities compete for talent and seek to nurture their unique character, the arts are important than ever in catalyzing innovation, fostering civic engagement and driving conversation across communities. Panelists will offer innovative solutions and strategies to address the issue of affordability and the health of an arts ecosystem in an increasingly expensive city. 

Moderator
avatar for Dorka Keehn

Dorka Keehn

Artist & San Francisco Arts Commissioner
Dorka Keehn is an award winning artist, Arts Commissioner, and co-founder of Sites Unseen, which is bringing public art programming to neglected alleys in in San Francisco’s South of Market Yerba Buena neighborhood. On the Arts Commission, she chairs the Visual Arts Committee that... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Tom DeCaigny

Tom DeCaigny

Director of Cultural Affairs, San Francisco Arts Commission
Tom DeCaigny is currently the Director of Cultural Affairs for the City and County of San Francisco. As the Director of Cultural Affairs he oversees the San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC), the $24 million City agency that champions the arts as essential to daily life by investing... Read More →
avatar for Josette Melchor

Josette Melchor

Executive Director and Founder, Gray Area Foundation For The Arts
Josette Melchor is the Executive Director and Founder of Gray Area Foundation For The Arts, a leading San Francisco non-profit dedicated to applying digital art and technology to create positive social impact. As a community organizer, she has developed large-scale festivals of locative... Read More →
avatar for Deborah Rappaport

Deborah Rappaport

Co-founder, Minnesota Street Project
Deborah Rappaport is the cofounder with her husband Andy of the Minnesota Street Project, President of the Rappaport Family Foundation and founder and Managing Partner of Skyline Public Works. Minnesota Street Project provides affordable spaces and compelling programs to encourage... Read More →
avatar for Shelley Trott

Shelley Trott

Director of Arts Strategy and Ventures, Kenneth Rainin Foundation
Shelley Trott is the Director of Arts Strategy and Ventures for the Kenneth Rainin Foundation. She has devoted her career to the arts, having worked as a dancer and choreographer, teacher, filmmaker and funder. Shelley leads the foundation’s strategic direction for the arts, supporting... Read More →

Track Curators
avatar for Jose Campos

Jose Campos

Office of Community Investment and Infrastructure, Urban Planning Track
José Campos is Director of Planning and Development at Robin Chiang & Company, a San Francisco architecture and planning firm with emphasis on the design of transportation facilities and transit-oriented development.José was Director of Citywide Planning at the San Francisco Planning... Read More →

Thursday June 18, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Nob Hill A: Urban Planning & Design

4:00pm PDT

Co-Evolution of Technology & UX in Urban Environments
Limited Capacity seats available

TALK

Cities are changing rapidly. Citizens and consumers are relying on their mobile devices for more services and have higher expectations from their governments. Brands and businesses are looking to engage with consumers in new and meaningful ways - merging digital and physical lines of business.

There is a new wave of technologies that will support these changing relationships and expectations. Instrumented infrastructure, such LinkNYC in New York City, will support a more frictionless user experience, inform a more responsive government, and create new opportunities for commerce.

Speakers
avatar for Colin O'Donnell

Colin O'Donnell

Control Group, Founding Partner
Colin O'Donnell is responsible for corporate strategy, business development and thought leadership that drives Control Group’s growth. He has led the company towards groundbreaking initiatives such as On-the-Go, the award-winning information kiosks for the New York City MTA; and... Read More →

Track Curators
avatar for Ken Singer

Ken Singer

MD, Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology at UC Berkeley, Digital Infrastructure Track
Ken Singer is a serial entrepreneur, technology executive, university lecturer, and director/advisor to numerous startups in the US, Europe and Latin America. A 16-year veteran of the mobile industry, Ken created solutions spanning all forms of mobile technology and has founded or... Read More →

Thursday June 18, 2015 4:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
Nob Hill B: Digital Infrastructure

4:30pm PDT

Academic and Industry Engagement in Civic Innovation
Limited Capacity seats available

50 Minute Panel:

The Academy Gets Real: How academic institutions partner with cities to put the best talent to work to solve the toughest problems. In a world with less government spending on research, universities are emerging as one of the most potent sources of new ideas, solutions and experimentation. This session will discuss how cities can use the basic research and policy analysis coming out of universities to drive innovation and how universities can create models and metrics to measure cities progress as they transform their economies to be more innovative.

3 Civic Innovation Startups to Present:

WalkMe 
Team Members: 
Madhav Goel, Corbin Halliwill, Max Kanwal, Eric Kwak 

WalkMe is a mobile application that addresses the issue of safety for commuters in urban areas by matching them with users from the same company or school that are walking toward similar destinations. This closed network of walkers, along with features like walk histories and mutual rating systems, promote a culture of trust when walking through potentially unsafe neighborhoods.

PEPO
Team Members: 
Ian Chen, Sean Goh, Thanh Nguyen, Theodore Teo, Audrey Wu, Yitian Zhou

PEPO is a smart water sensor that tracks a user's water consumption while showering. PEPO provides real-time feedback as to how much water has been consumed, tracks historical usage and also has gamification features built-in to promote water saving among one's family and friends, as well as compare user behavior against national averages.

RÄK
Team Members: Jovian Ang, Tiffany Chu, Matthew James, Clara Oo, RJ Toh, Jonathan Wan

RÄK is an urban donations platform that allows commuters to donate residual values in their BART tickets to local non-profit organisations. RAK offers real-time recording of donations on physical machines which can be set up in prominent locations to capture maximum donations and impact. In return, commuters will be rewarded with location-based discount coupons.

Moderator
avatar for Scott Mauvais

Scott Mauvais

Director, Microsoft
Scott Mauvais is the Director of Technology and Civic Innovation at Microsoft where he works with local leaders to infuse technology into existing real-world systems to make cities better places to live, learn, work, and innovate. Scott has been at Microsoft 16 years. Most recently... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for John Seely Brown

John Seely Brown

Co-Chairman, Deloitte Center for the Edge
I'm a visiting scholar at USC and the independent co-chairman of the Deloitte Center for the Edge. In a previous life, I was the Chief Scientist of Xerox Corporation and the director of its Palo Alto Research Center (PARC). I was deeply involved in the management of radical innovation and in the formation of corporate strategy and strategic positioning of Xerox as The Document... Read More →
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David Law

Program Manager, UC Berkeley
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Sameer Verma

Professor of Information Systems, College of Business at San Francisco State University
Sameer Verma, Ph.D. is professor of Information Systems in the College of Business at San Francisco State University. His research  focuses on the diffusion and adoption of innovative technologies. He is currently working on academic research projects which include the diffusion of open source software, sustainable IT in rural and remote environments, and the impact of offline networks. In addition... Read More →



Thursday June 18, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm PDT
Salon 4: Civic Innovation

4:30pm PDT

Belo Horizonte, Brazil: How Belo Horizonte infrastructure development is growing to support Smart City concept needs
Limited Capacity seats available

Without significant Infra Structure investments in the last 2/3 decades the city has put in place a comprehensive Plan where Technology plays a fundamental role.

After six years of intensive activity most of that Infra Structure has been reshaped by a mult-billion dollar effort coordinated by Mr Marcio Lacerda’s administration.

The Integration of key sectors of the Administration towards a more effective decision making process is a very complex, continuous and evolving target.

Despite all the efforts and investment, networks overhaul and expansion, an Operations Center setup, etc… it seems the challenge will remain while all the Software-Systems cannot interact more intelligently providing live dashboards, helping people to act and better balance resources x demand.

How to build up such a solution and how to combine other cities experiences in order to shortcut the next steps to be taken by our city is the core of our endeavour.


Moderator
avatar for Dr. Ryan C.C. Chin

Dr. Ryan C.C. Chin

Managing Director, MIT Media Lab
Dr. Ryan C.C. Chin is the managing director of the City Science Initiative at the MIT Media Lab. He conducts research on disruptive urban systems in the areas of urban mobility, live/work, building-integrated agriculture, and big data analytics. He is creating Autonomous Mobility-on-Demand... Read More →
avatar for Timothy Papandreou

Timothy Papandreou

Director Strategic Planning, SFMTA
Timothy Papandreou is the Director of Strategic Planning for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA). In this role he prepares for the integration of autonomous systems into the current infrastructure of San Francisco.

Speakers
avatar for Lauro Nogueira

Lauro Nogueira

CEO, Probadel, Belo Horizonte


Thursday June 18, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm PDT
Salon 3: Mobility

4:30pm PDT

The Education Imperative
Limited Capacity seats available

1 Hour Panel:

The dream of smart inclusive city rests on the the imperative foundation of education. This panel brings together some of our nation's most innovative education entrepreneurs to explore the forefront of what's possible, scalable, and how school systems, emerging education platforms and corporations can meet the challenge. Nitzan Pelman has led citizen schools in New York, whose partnership with the NYC school system created entrepreneurial  after school programs in a scalable manner, today she is chief strategy officer of education startup LightSail. Greg Murrow is a general partner at Learn Capital, a venture firm with a broad education portfolio. John During is Director of Strategic Alliances at Cogswell Polytechnical, a  pioneer in project based college education in silicon valley. And Annie Tsai from Double Dutch represents a San Francisco startup where entrepreneurship is a mindset, one which leads to work with local communities at the elementary school and high school level to instill these ideas from a young age. 

Moderator
avatar for Nitzan Pelman

Nitzan Pelman

Chief Strategy Officer, LightSail
Nitzan is currently the Chief Strategy Officer for LightSail, an innovative education technology company that is dramatically improving literacy rates for students. Nitzan founded the New York region of Citizen Schools in 2007 and served as its first Executive Director for six... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for John Duhring

John Duhring

Director of Strategic Alliances and Alumni Relations, Cogswell Polytechnical College
John Duhring has been a founding team member at nine startups, including Supermac Software, WAIS Inc and Bitmenu. He has applied technology to learning at Prentice-Hall, Apple, Dow Jones, AOL and the New Media Group for Stanford’s Professional Publishing Courses. As Director of... Read More →
avatar for Annie Tsai

Annie Tsai

Chief Customer Officer, DoubleDutch
Annie is the Chief Customer Officer (CCO) at DoubleDutch, the leading provider of mobile event apps. As CCO, Annie manages everything the customer experience organization touches: onboarding, implementation, engagement, customer growth, and retention & renewals. She has over a decade... Read More →
avatar for Chrystine Villarreal

Chrystine Villarreal

Managing Director, Partnerships and Investment,, BUILD
Chrystine was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and runs the revenue team for BUILD.org, a ~$10M entrepreneurship based non-profit. Prior to joining BUILD in 2012, Chrystine worked at Khosla Ventures, a $1.4B fund, with luminaries such as Vinod Khosla, Tony Blair and Gideon... Read More →

Track Curators
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Code for America

Small Business Development & Entrepreneurship
Code for America believes government can work for the people, by the people in the 21st century. We build open source technology and organize a network of people dedicated to making government services simple, effective, and easy to use. Here's how: We encourage and empower residents... Read More →

Thursday June 18, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm PDT
Nob Hill C: Small Business Development & Entrepreneruship

4:30pm PDT

Public Private Partnerships in San Francisco and New York are Making it Happen
Limited Capacity seats available

1 Hour Panel & Case Studies:

Both New York and San Francisco are constantly reinventing themselves. Large sectors of both cities waterfronts are currently undergoing major transformation through master planning based on joint development or private public partnerships. Developers and civic leaders spearheading this transformation report on ambitious and creative planning and financing schemes that are making these projects happen.  

Moderator
avatar for Jose Campos

Jose Campos

Office of Community Investment and Infrastructure, Urban Planning Track
José Campos is Director of Planning and Development at Robin Chiang & Company, a San Francisco architecture and planning firm with emphasis on the design of transportation facilities and transit-oriented development.José was Director of Citywide Planning at the San Francisco Planning... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Tiffany Bohee

Tiffany Bohee

Executive Director, San Francisco Office of Community Investment and Infrastructure
-Responsible for promoting economic, community and physical development in San Francisco's most distressed neighborhoods.- Land development and entitlements professional with over 13 years of experience managing mixed-use, urban developments and base reuse conversion having worked... Read More →
avatar for Sergio Fernandez De Cordova

Sergio Fernandez De Cordova

Chief Development Officer & Co-Founder, P3 Global Management
Chief Development Officer +  Co-Founder of P3 Global management, Sergio is an Internationally recognized entrepreneur, investor & philanthropist working at the intersection of media + policy, leveraging public private partnerships for social impact. Chairman + Co-Founder, PVBLIC... Read More →
avatar for Eric Gertler

Eric Gertler

Executive Vice President, New York Economic Development Corporation
Eric Gertler serves as Executive Vice President at the New York City Economic Development Corporation, where he is also the Managing Director of the Center for Economic Transformation (“CET”). The CET aims to strengthen New York City’s economy by diversifying and growing the... Read More →
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Michael Yarne

Board Chair & Strategic Advisor, Build Public
Michael Yarne is Board Chair and Strategic Advisor of Build Public.  He and his partners at Build Inc. founded Build Public to innovate public placemaking finance, development, stewardship and policy.  Yarne brings multiple perspectives to bear on innovating new models of public... Read More →


Thursday June 18, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm PDT
Nob Hill A: Urban Planning & Design
 
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