Program May 3-6, 2017

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LOCATION: DUGGAL I

8:00
REGISTRATION
9:00
INTRODUCTION
9:30
OPENING REMARKS
10:00
10:45
COFFEE BREAK
11:00
11:30
12:15
LUNCH BREAK
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13:45
14:15
AUTOMATION AND THE FUTURE OF EMPLOYMENT
15:00
COFFEE BREAK
15:15
16:00
16:30

Speakers

Dr. Ahmad Tajuddin Ali
Alice Charles
Ruthbea Yesner Clarke
Stacey Gillett

LEADING CITIES INTO THE FUTURE

Building smart, inclusive, and resilient cities will help us to address some of the most challenging issues of our time. But how do city leaders from around the world actually prioritize their time, resources, and efforts? What are critical ways to transition to a smarter city right now, and how do we best plan for the future?

This panel, with some of today’s most innovative thinkers and leaders, will discuss the practical strategies and long-term roadmaps to realize our collective vision of better, safer, and smarter cities.

SPEAKERS
Dr. Ir. Ahmad Tajuddin Ali
Chairman
UEM Group Berhad

Stacey Gillett
Government Innovation
Bloomberg Philanthropies

Ruthbea Yesner Clarke
Global Director, Smart Cities
IDC Government Insights

Alice Charles
Urban Development Lead
World Economic Forum

MODERATOR
Deborah Wince-Smith
President and CEO
United States Council on Competitiveness

EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 10:00 — 10:45

Location:

Moderator: Deborah Wince-Smith

TAGS

100 Resilient Cities Security Immigration Technology for Urban Solutions Data Citizen Engagement Climate Cities for Life Mayoral Policy

KEYNOTE: TONI TOWNES-WHITLEY

Digital Leadership: Empowerment by Design

 

 

 

 

 

Toni Townes-Whitley
Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector and Industry
Microsoft

EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 11:00 — 11:30

Location:

Speakers

Miguel Gamino Jr
Christopher Broyles
Victor Calise
Filiep Decorte

Moderators

Dr. Victor Santiago Pineda
James Thurston

INNOVATION TO FACILITATE INCLUSION

In 2016, approximately one billion people, or 15% of the world’s population, experienced some form of disability, according to World Bank estimates.

The growing number of disabled persons worldwide makes the implementation of accessible and assistive technologies a human rights priority for smart cities.

This panel will examine the policy, technology, and infrastructure opportunities and challenges that come with connecting the disabled community with the services they need.

SPEAKERS
Miguel Gamino Jr
Chief Technology Officer
City of New York

Christopher Broyles
Chief Accessibility and Inclusion Officer
Mphasis

Victor Calise
Commissioner
Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities
City of New York

Filiep Decorte
Officer-in-Charge of the New York Liaison Office
UN-Habitat

MODERATORS
Dr. Victor Santiago Pineda
President and Founder
Pineda Foundation / World Enabled

James Thurston
Vice President, Global Strategy and Development
G3ict

EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 11:30 — 12:15

Location:

TAGS

Smartcities4all SC4a Disability OlderpeopleInclusion Equity Technology Human Rrights Sustainable Development ICT for Development People with Disabilities Assistive Technologies Digital Accessibility Disability Rights Social Participation

Speakers

Frank Ruben
Zikria Zyed
Lilian Coral
Tim Calabrese

CLOUD CITY

The proliferation of cloud technologies and capacities have myriad implications for cities. Creative tension exists between IT executives’ need to maintain safe and secure operating infrastructure, while also providing the flexibility, mobility, efficiency, and capabilities of constantly evolving point and enterprise solutions – both public and internal facing - that bring tangible value to citizens’ lives in the realms of education, public safety, health, transportation, and other modern government services. How are cloud services transforming cities and what implications are there now and in the future in terms of service levels, costs, effectiveness?

 

 

 

 

 

SPEAKERS

Frank Ruben
Sergeant, Police Department
City of Atlanta

Zikria Syed
CEO
VitalTrax

Lilian Coral
Chief Data Officer
City of Los Angeles

Tim Calabrese
Business Intelligence Manager, Department of Education
City of New York

MODERATOR

Mike Donlan ‎
VP, US State and Local Government
Microsoft

EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 13:00 — 13:45

Location:

Moderator: Mike Donlan

TAGS

Data Governance Trust Compliance Security Regulatory Efficiency CIOs/CTOs Cloud Digital Transformation Systems Integration Technology Policy Data-Driven Decision-Making Problem Solving through Open Data Data Analytics Digital Service Delivery

Speaker

Robert Wolf

FIRESIDE CHAT: ROBERT WOLF

FIRESIDE CHAT: ROBERT WOLF IN CONVERSATION WITH STEVE LEVINE

Robert Wolf
Chairman
Measure: Drone as a Service

MODERATOR
Steve LeVine
Future Editor
Axios

EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 13:45 — 14:15

Location:

Moderator: Steve LeVine

Speakers

Peter Hirshberg
Steve LeVine
Stefaan Verhulst

AUTOMATION AND THE FUTURE OF EMPLOYMENT

Automation can indeed substitute human labor - this is what it is deliberately intended to do. But historically automation also increased productivity and raised outputs in ways that lead to higher demand for labor. Technological revolutions have happened before, changing the the types of jobs available and changing their pay.

Why is the current revolution, often termed the Fourth Industrial Revolution, any different? Join this panel to learn how cities and towns are reclaiming manufacturing jobs by leveraging the Maker movement, the benefits and efficiences of technology and automation, and collective efforts for job creation and inclusive growth in the smart cities.

SPEAKER
Peter Hirshberg
Principal and Co-Founder
Maker City Project

Steve LeVine
Future Editor
Axios

Stefaan Verhulst
Co-Founder and Chief Research and Development Officer
The GovLab at NYU
Senior Advisor
Markle Foundation

MODERATOR
Sarah Kessler
Reporter
Quartz

EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 14:15 — 15:00

Location:

Moderator: Sarah Kessler

TAGS

A.I Robotics Drones Employment Data Capturing Aerial Imagery Unmanned Aerial Systems Surveillance & Security Aviation & Aerospace Digital Economy

Speakers

Scott Corwin
Dan Galves
Michael Masserman
John Moavenzadeh

TRANSFORMING TRANSPORTATION

Autonomous vehicles, popularly known as self-driving cars, have the potential to create unprecedented opportunities for resolving previously intractable transportation challenges. Automated vehicles, which can perform safety-critical actions, including steering, throttling, or braking without direct human input, can radically transform our movement in the Smart City and our overall quality of life. But many anticipate possible downsides including dramatic increases in urban sprawl, mass collisions due to software errors, and cyber and security threats.

This panel aims to explore the potential impacts of vehicle automation on mobility, policy making, infrastructure, car-sharing services and pedestrian behavior.

SPEAKERS
Scott Corwin
Managing Director, Future of Mobility Leader
Deloitte Consulting

Dan Galves
Chief Communications Officer
Mobileye

Michael Masserman
Senior Director, Federal & International Government Relations
Lyft

John Moavenzadeh
Head of Mobility Industries and System Initiative
World Economic Forum

MODERATOR
Michael Replogle
Deputy Commissioner for Policy
New York City Department of Transportation

EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 15:15 — 16:00

Location:

Moderator: Michael Replogle

TAGS

V to V V to I Urban Planning Stakeholders / Policies Driving Mobility Infrastructure and V2X Future of the Mobility Workforce Public transportation representation and Autonomous Public Transit/Buses,Smart Mobility Automotive

Speaker

Miguel Gamiño Jr

KEYNOTE: MIGUEL GAMIÑO JR.

Miguel Gamiño Jr
Chief Technology Officer
City of New York

 

 

 

 

 

EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 16:00 — 16:30

Location:

Speakers

Ger Baron
Rob Meikle
Brenna Berman
Samir Saini

TECH TALK: IoT AND THE FUTURE OF CITIES

The Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to enable the sustainable development of smart cities. IoT offers the ability to measure, infer and understand the delicate ecosystems of urban environments and better accommodate the pressures of urbanization. The proliferation of communication and sensor devices, and the possibility of fully integrated private and public clouds, is helping IoT to transform entire sectors, including energy, transportation, and public safety. This panel will identify challenges to IoT’s potential impact, such as the heterogeneity among connected devices, the maturity of cognitive management frameworks, and the openness of IoT infrastructure.

SPEAKERS
Ger Baron
Chief Technology Officer
City of Amsterdam

Rob Meikle
Chief Information Officer
City of Toronto

Brenna Berman
Executive Director
City Digital

Samir Saini
Chief Information Officer
City of Atlanta

MODERATOR
Jeff Merritt
Director of Innovation
City of New York

EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 16:30 — 17:15

Location:

Moderator: Jeff Merritt

TAGS

IoT Mayoral Technology Initiatives Open Government Transparency Broadband Procurement Modernization Open-source Big Data Predictive Analytics Public Safety Asset & Citizen Services Finance/Administration

LOCATION: DUGGAL II

10:00
10:45
COFFEE BREAK
11:30
12:15
LUNCH BREAK
13:00
COMMON GROUNDS
14:15
INTEGRATED URBAN MOBILITY
15:00
COFFEE BREAK
15:15
16:30

Speakers

Muneeb Ali
Jalak Jobanputra
Wesam Lootah
Joshua Klein

BLOCKCHAIN MEANS BUSINESS

Financial markets are currently going through a revolution, probably the most significant one in living memory. Similar to the rise of the Internet, Blockchain has the potential to disrupt multiple industries and create more democratic, secure, transparent, and efficient markets. The obvious advantages of distributed ledger technology have driven strong venture capital to Blockchain technology. Entrepreneurs, investors, bankers and government officials have all identified Blockchain as a disruptive opportunity to change the current paradigm. Join this panel to learn about the most promising new business models, the most concerning technical, legal and regulatory hurdles, and the hottest financial and operational opportunities for adopting cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology in Smart Cities.

SPEAKERS

Muneeb Ali
Co-Founder
Blockstack

Jalak Jobanputra
Founder and Managing Partner
Future\Perfect Ventures

Wesam Lootah
CEO
Smart Dubai Government

Joshua Klein
Technologist and Hacker

MODERATOR

Vanessa Grellet
Executive Director, Enterprise and Social Impact
Consensys

EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 10:00 — 10:45

Location: Duggal II

Moderator: Vanessa Grellet

TAGS

Bitcoin Blockchain Ethereum Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Emerging Markets Fintech Internet of Things Machine Learning Mobile Social Impact Technology Capital Markets Hyperledger Distributed Systems Decentralized Applications

Speakers

Thomas Barrett
Kent Rowey
Graeme Conway
Bruce Hogg

PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS (P3): FINANCING THE FUTURE

Governments at all levels are increasingly considering the use of public-private partnerships (PPPs) to leverage private finance to support public infrastructure development. PPPs are an effective and established strategy for procuring infrastructure, but not all projects have been successful for either government, investors or the public. As part of this panel the critical success factors of economic and social infrastructure projects using PPPs will be examined, including risk sharing, political support, and transparent procurement. Join this panel to better understand the key drivers of successful implementation of a PPP strategy and how PPPs are helping to drive Smart Cities.

SPEAKERS
Thomas Barrett
Former Corporate Director
European Investment Bank

Kent Rowey
Partner
Allen & Overy LLP

Graeme Conway
Senior Managing Director
Macquarie Infrastructure & Real Assets

Bruce Hogg
Managing Director
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

MODERATOR
Samara Barend
SVP, North America Strategic Development Director
Public-Private Partnerships
AECOM Capital

EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 11:30 — 12:15

Location:

Moderator: Samara Barend

TAGS

Energy and Infrastructure Project Finance M&A Capital Markets Investment Banking Institutional Investors

Speakers

Mariela Alfonzo, Ph.D.
Adrian Benepe
Lela Goren
James Ramsey

COMMON GROUNDS

Urban public spaces provide an array of benefits that supports our physical, psychological, and social well-being. Planning officials are attempting to apply social–ecological understandings in order to shape the urban form and function along sustainable trajectories. In many cases, however, involving citizens in creating locally desired amenities is challenging, and the benefits of open and green spaces are not equally distributed across diverse urban populations. Join this panel to explore the links between the urban green space, the promotion of social equity and environmental justice, and the themes of local democracy and community cohesion in the creation of smart cities.

 

SPEAKERS

Mariela Alfonzo
Ph.D. Founder
State of Place

Adrian Benepe
SVP and Director of City Park Development
The Trust for Public Land

Lela Goren
Founder and Developer
Lela Goren Group

James Ramsey
Co-Founder and Creator
The Lowline

MODERATOR

David Miller
President and CEO
WWF Canada

EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 13:00 — 13:45

Location:

Moderator: David Miller

TAGS

Parks Open Space Conservation Economics Greenprinting Community Organizations Urban Renewal Sustainable Technology

Speakers

Dan Curtin
Jay Walder
Aaron Landry
Kristof Vereenooghe

INTEGRATED URBAN MOBILITY

The new mobility is about getting from everywhere to everywhere. Technology is an enabler of choice and has facilitated new forms of mobility such as ride, car, and bike share. Conventional wisdom tells us that these modes compete with public transit systems, but do they? Many mobility firms are embracing transient advantage, focusing on innovative partnerships to continually build new competitive edges. Join us in discussing how mobility solutions are making cities smarter and impacting citizens' decisions on travel.

SPEAKERS
Dan Curtin
Vice President, Fleet and Supply Chain
Zipcar

Jay Walder
CEO
Motivate

Aaron Landry
General Manager
car2go North America

Kristof Vereenooghe
CEO
EV-Box

MODERATOR
Greg Lindsay
Connected Mobility Initiative
New Cities Foundation

EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 14:15 — 15:00

Location:

Moderator: Greg Lindsay

TAGS

Data Cloud Transient Advantage Intelligent Digital Network Intelligent Transportation Systems Data Sharing Internet of Vehicles Modal Integration Sharing Economy Transportation Demand Management

Speakers

Dr. Lynda Chin
Paul Saunders
Raphael Farzan-Kashani
Sam Sia

LARGER THAN LIFE SCIENCES

Technological innovation in life sciences is integral to making cities "smart". Increased advances are being made in "wet" R&D labs and new organizational structures are being created to support multi-stakeholder partnerships. The impediments for creation of enabling environments often involve lack of funding for university research teams; pressure on pricing from industry partners; disagreements on IP ownership; and excessive bureaucracy from government funding resources. Join this panel to discuss how to promote pro-technology cultural values to spur innovations in health, agriculture, medicine, and other areas of life sciences.

SPEAKERS
Dr. Lynda Chin
Associate Vice Chancellor for Healthcare Transformation and
Chief Innovation Officer for Health Affairs
The University of Texas System

Paul Saunders
Head of Innovation
Ireland Strategic Investment Fund

Raphael Farzan-Kashani
Director
NYCEDC

Sam Sia
Co-Founder
Harlem Biospace

MODERATOR
Matt McFarlane
Co-Founder and Chief Instigator
GROUT

EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 15:15 — 16:00

Location:

Moderator: Matt McFarlane

TAGS

Biotechnology Big Data Public Health Affordability Medical Records Cloud Technology Cognitive Analytics Clinical Data Evidenced-based Treatment Next-generation Health Care Delivery Hardware Software Clinical Studies Scientific Research Disease Management Platforms Sensors Population Health Management Precision Medicine

Speakers

Ina Wanca
Marijn Fraanje
Suzanne Spaulding

CYBER CITY

Think of the effects of smart parking, smart traffic lights, or free public Wi-Fi on your personal city experience. Or consider what better-informed trash removal systems, water management applications, or electricity services could mean for our environmental footprint. The impact of this new kind of communication, enabled by the cloud, can be massive - but so is the potential risk of living a fully networked life. Issues of privacy, security, and system vulnerabilities need to be urgently addressed in order to be prepared for an imminent reality.

SPEAKERS
Ina Wanca
Director of Cybercrime & Predictive Prevention
Citizens Crime Commission of NYC

Marijn Fraanje
Chief Information Officer
The Hague

Suzanne Spaulding
Former Under Secretary
Department of Homeland Security

MODERATOR
Geoff Brown
Citywide Chief Information Security Officer
City of New York

EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 16:30 — 17:15

Location:

Moderator: Geoff Brown

TAGS

IoT Ethics Big Data Smart Grids Infrastructure Operations IT Accessibility Public Safety Citizen Services

Other Locations

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CITIES FOR LIFE: GOVERNANCE AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT - INTERCITY COLLABORATION

Building 92 - Cities for Life: Let´s Co-Create

11:30
COLLABORATIVE GOVERNANCE TOWARDS A FOSSIL-FREE BAY AREA

Building 92 - Stanford University: Sustainable Urban Systems + City of Palo Alto

11:30
IDNYC: THE TRANSFORMATIVE POWER OF MUNICIPAL ID

Location: Building 92

13:15
BROOKLYN NAVY YARD GUIDED TOUR: EXPERIENCE INDUSTRY IN ACTION

Location: Duggal Greenhouse (Building 268)

13:30
DATA-DRIVEN INSIGHTS ON URBAN WATER INFRASTRUCTURE

Location: Building 92

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ANTICIPATORY URBAN DESIGN FOR THE AGE OF AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

Location: 1776 - Massachusetts Institute of Technology Design X

13:30
GROWING UP SMART IN NYC

Location: Building 92

13:30
STAYING DRY UNDER THE POINT CLOUD: HOW COMMUNITIES CAN DIGITALLY MAP THEIR OWN RESILIENCE

Location: Building 92 - BASF Terreform ONE

15:00
PURSUING GLOBAL OPPORTUNITIES - HOW TO GET STARTED

Location: Building 92

15:00
HOW CLEANTECH ENABLES SMARTER CITIES

Location: Building 92

15:00
USING BEHAVIORAL INSIGHTS TO IMPROVE PUBLIC POLICY

Location: Building 92

16:30
URBAN HORIZONS: VISIONS FOR THE FUTURE CITY

Location: Building 92

16:30
IGNITE NYC: BUSINESS STRATEGIES FOR THE CITY OF TOMORROW

Location: Building 92

18:00
URBAN TECH HUB HAPPY HOUR AT NEW LAB

Location: New Lab

18:00
SCNYC OPENING PARTY HOSTED BY HITN AND IMAGINA

Location: HITN headquarters

Speakers

Paola Pollmeier
Andrés Aristizabala
Giovanna De la Mora Gomez
Enrique Crespo
Felipe Arboleda

CITIES FOR LIFE: GOVERNANCE AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT - INTERCITY COLLABORATION

 

How can we collaboratively develop processes, capabilities and tools for citizen-centered co-creation initiatives, building on open innovation processes and intercity collaboration

In this co-creation session we seek to learn more about Cities for Life - the Open Innovation programme based on Citizen Co-Creation and City Collaboration. It was started by Ruta N and the municipality of Medellin in 2015 with the goal to address pressing urban challenges in an open and co-creative way. It is designed around three main pillars.

1) Co-Creation
2) Experience & Solutions
3) Collective Intelligence

The aim is to put citizens in the center of an open innovation process, and to explore ways to involve them throughout the entire process, from challenge identification, ideation, project formulation and experimentations.
We will be exchanging experience with Innovation and Open Data Labs from Medellin, Envigado (Colombia), Quito (Ecuador), Zapopan (Mexico, Guadalajara); Los Angeles among others.

FACILITATORS

Paola Pollmeier
Ruta N, Municipio Medellin, Colombia

Andrés Aristizabala
Secretaria de Planeación, Municipio Envigado, Colombia

Giovanna De la Mora Gomez
MiCiudad y Cities for Life

Enrique Crespo
LINQ, Laboratorio de Innovación, Municipio Quito, Ecuador

Felipe Arboleda
Diector Inspira Lab, Medellin Colombia

EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 11:30 — 13:00

Location: 1776

Speakers

Peter Pirnejad
Derek Ouyang

COLLABORATIVE GOVERNANCE TOWARDS A FOSSIL-FREE BAY AREA

 

This workshop will present a series of regional and local urban systems challenges in the Bay Area, from housing and transportation to climate change and resilience, and introduce an analytical framework for holistic, accountable, and collaborative decision-making in municipal government.

Participants will explore rich geospatial and historical datasets collected and prepared by the City of Palo Alto and evaluate the City’s progress towards sustainability goals. Then participants will roleplay as citizens of a local neighborhood and test collaborative governance tools, such as neighborhood dashboards and participatory budgeting, to experiment with community-led development, all the while reflecting on opportunities to replicate these results around the country.

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EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 11:30 — 13:00

Location: Building 92

Speakers

Colette Samman
Jennifer Tavis

IDNYC: THE TRANSFORMATIVE POWER OF MUNICIPAL ID

Join our workshop to learn about IDNYC, the innovative, record-breaking program offering free identification cards for all New York City residents. With over 1 million cards issued to date, IDNYC is the largest municipal ID program in the country. It benefits every City resident, including the most vulnerable communities—the homeless, youth, the elderly, undocumented immigrants, the formerly incarcerated—by offering peace of mind, access to City services, and exciting benefits. IDNYC is transforming how New Yorkers experience the City. In this workshop we will cover:

  • .  Purpose, structure, and successes of the program
  • .  State-of-the-art technology used by the program
  • .  Discussion of how the program enhances access, public equity, and cultural equity

FACILITATORS

Colette Samman
Executive Director of IDNYC

Jennifer Tavis
NYC Human Resources Administration/Department of Social Services (HRA/DSS)

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EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 11:30 — 13:00

Location: Building 92

BROOKLYN NAVY YARD GUIDED TOUR: EXPERIENCE INDUSTRY IN ACTION

The Brooklyn Navy Yard offers a unique experience for Smart Cities Conference participants interested in learning more about the technology, architecture, innovative businesses and rich history of the 300-acre site. Once America’s premier Naval shipyard, today the Brooklyn Navy Yard is a mission-driven industrial park, home to 330 businesses employing more than 7,000 people. This bus and walking tour explores the highlights campus, including visits to the Brooklyn Grange rooftop farm, the still-active 1851 Dry Dock No. 1, and the Yard's exhibition and visitors center, BLDG 92. The tour is also a great opportunity to learn about the major development projects currently underway that will boost the workforce to over 16,000 by 2020, the greatest expansion of the Yard since World War II.

 

 

 

 

 

 

EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 13:15 — 15:00

Location: 63 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205

Speakers

Yannis Orfanos
Judith Rodriguez
Cristina Contreras

DATA-DRIVEN INSIGHTS ON URBAN WATER INFRASTRUCTURE

This workshop will present an analytical framework for data-driven insights on urban water infrastructure. Based on research developed at the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure at the Harvard GSD, participants will be introduced to a geospatial simulation tool for urban water systems, the use of drones for mapping infrastructure, and comparative sustainability analytics. The second part of the workshop will be dedicated to brainstorm similar applications in NYC and other cities. Priority will be given to discuss urban water challenges concerning the participants, and potential sustainable urban solutions. The goal is to introduce a framework that enables informed decision-making for stakeholders, including city officials, policymakers, real estate developers, and the general public.

FACILITATORS

Yannis Orfanos
Researcher at the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure at Harvard University

Judith Rodriguez
Research Associate and Program Administrator at Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure at Harvard University

Cristina Contreras
Research Associate in the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure at Harvard University

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EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 13:30 — 15:00

Location: Building 92

Speakers

Matthew Claudel
Gilad Rosenzweig

ANTICIPATORY URBAN DESIGN FOR THE AGE OF AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

Technological breakthroughs are rapidly advancing autonomous vehicle technology: prototypes are on the road today, new companies are forming, and novel car designs are emerging. Your current car may even be enabled with some degree of self-driving functionality. With these advances, society is warming up to the fact that driverless, electric, and (ideally) shared cars will be part of our mobility landscape sooner than we once thought. Carmakers, ride-sharing services, real estate operators and retail distributors are creating the technology to deploy and charge fleets. The ‘age of autonomy’ is fast approaching… but are cities ready? This workshop will present technologies, trends, dangers and opportunities. We will challenge participants to collaboratively design their future: one where autonomous mobility systems augments urban design, planning, and civic life. Participants will reimagine the city of the future in anticipation of autonomous mobility systems. They will brainstorm and collaboratively build rapid prototypes of new and smarter streetscapes, systems, building typologies and services that will accompany the biggest shift in urban mobility since the advent of the automobile.

FACILITATORS

Matthew Claudel
Designer, researcher and writer

Gilad Rosenzweig
Architect and urban planner

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EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 13:30 — 15:00

Location: 1776

GROWING UP SMART IN NYC

By 2050, 70% of the world’s children will be living in cities. Many urban children grow up with poverty, poor health, inadequate nutrition and “toxic stress” – all of which disrupt early brain development. The speakers will describe how cities, parents and communities can partner to address these problems, and how cities must coordinate services across sectors to improve the lives of their very youngest citizens. We will explore the science of early childhood development, NYC’s efforts to reach the most vulnerable children, and a new global network of cities created by the New York Academy of Sciences.

FACILITATOR

Gilles Bergeron PhD, Senior Vice President at the NY Academy of Sciences, and Executive Director of The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science

Sherry Cleary
Executive Director of the New York Early Childhood Professional Development Institute at the City University of New York

Abigail M. (Jewkes) Velikov, PhD, Senior Director of the Early Childhood Health and Development Unit in the Division of Family and Child Health at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

 

 

EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 13:30 — 15:00

Location: Building 92

Speakers

Alexandros Washburn
Joel W. May
Vivian Kuan
Maria Aiolova

STAYING DRY UNDER THE POINT CLOUD: HOW COMMUNITIES CAN DIGITALLY MAP THEIR OWN RESILIENCE

 

Five years after Hurricane Sandy, top-down flood resilience remains elusive for Red Hook, Brooklyn. This workshop looks at a new bottom up approach which combines social and technical methods to achieve community based resilience design.

The goal of this workshop to demonstrate a globally scalable, locally replicable method for communities to develop, test and ultimately advance their own flood resilience adaptation strategies. The first step is to engage members of a community to generate a point cloud of PHODAR data along with social surveys to create a realistic, virtual three-dimensional Digital City Model (DCM) of their neighborhood and its drainage infrastructure. Next, a hydrology model is applied to the DCM in order to identify drainage problem areas under a variety of weather and social scenarios. This information will be used by the community to identify the most pressing risks and hypothesize locally actionable solutions as adaptation designs.
Prof. Alex Washburn of the Stevens Institute of Technology and Research Associate Jason Beury are working with young adults from Red Hook to develop the model of drone mapping for community based resilience design. The project is funded by the Autodesk Foundation.

We will also have a panel presentation of the Red Hook Houses from Kohn Pedersen Fox, Olin Landscape, and Arup Associates.

FACILITATORS
Alexandros Washburn
Brooklyn Capital Partners

Joel W. May
BASF

Vivian Kuan
Terreform ONE

Maria Aiolova
Terreform ONE

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EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 13:30 — 15:00

Location: Building 92

Speakers

Sokwoo Rhee
Susan Hettleman

PURSUING GLOBAL OPPORTUNITIES - HOW TO GET STARTED

Join the U.S. Department of Commerce for an informative workshop on exporting Smart City products and solutions. Dr. Sokwoo Rhee, Associate Director at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, will address the critical topic of selecting an effective international business model. Next up, Susan Hettleman, Commercial Officer, U.S. Commercial Service, New York, will outline key steps to developing a successful export strategy. Ms. Hettleman will also review U.S. Commercial Service programs to help Smart City exporters connect with buyers around the world.

FACILITATORS

Sokwoo Rhee (NIST)
Associate Director of Cyber-Physical Systems Program at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Susan Hettleman (USTDA)
Commercial Officer with the U.S. Department of Commerce

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EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 15:00 — 16:00

Location: Building 92

Speaker

Pat Sapinsley

HOW CLEANTECH ENABLES SMARTER CITIES

With more and more of us expected to live in urban areas — 66 percent by 2050, according to the UN — cities need to transition to a more sustainable energy system, but how?

Join us for a facilitated discussion led by our managing director Pat Sapinsley and ACRE companies Fentrend, Maalka, EV-Box, and ProjectEconomics on May 3. We'll address how emerging clean technologies are supporting and enabling cleaner, more connected, and more equitable cities. We’ll break into teams around different cleantech verticals and brainstorm solutions to urban growth challenges and their impacts on energy and the environment.

Issues we’ll cover include:
- LMI access to renewables
- Grid constraints and peak demand
- Resiliency
- Transportation and mobility
- Connectivity and data
- Building efficiency and the construction industry

Facilitator:
Pat Sapinsley
Managing Director of Cleantech Initiatives at Urban Future Lab

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EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 15:00 — 16:00

Location: Building 92

Speaker

Joanna Weill

USING BEHAVIORAL INSIGHTS TO IMPROVE PUBLIC POLICY

The Behavioral Insights Team (BIT) is an international organization working on achieving social impact. Originally set up in the heart of the UK government as the world’s first policy unit dedicated to applying behavioral economics and psychology to improve public policy. BIT is active across a wide range of areas at different levels of government in the US and around the world, BIT devises new ways to make the public service work better for the people it serves. Typically, we tackle small components of large issues—often involving ‘touchpoints’ or concrete interactions with the public—to drive change incrementally but quickly. For example, by making small changes to tax letters requesting payment, we brought forward an additional $300 million for the tax agency in the UK. By modifying SMS text messages sent out by a US city, we increased the number of low-income residents signing up for a free doctor’s appointment by 40%. By modifying an email invitation to prospective job candidates in the UK, we eliminated the race-based attainment gap in a police recruitment test. This 2-hour workshop offers Smart Cities NYC´17 participants an introduction to BIT as well as a hands-on opportunity to use our methods to directly address a real-world policy challenge with insights drawn from the science of decision-making. Our workshop begins with an engaging 45-minute introduction to behavioral science and past examples of BIT’s work. The workshop will then transition to an interactive series of group activities focused on a specific policy challenge (e.g., how can get high school seniors from low-income households to apply to college?). Simulating our in-house creative process and our belief that people actually learn by doing, we facilitate group activities to brainstorm and assess ways to apply behavioral science to redesign a specific policy touchpoint with testable real-world implications.

FACILITATORS

Joanna Weill
Advisor with the Behavioral Insights Team

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EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 15:00 — 16:00

Location: Building 92

Speakers

Peter Shanley
Erin Simpson
Howard Chambers

URBAN HORIZONS: VISIONS FOR THE FUTURE CITY

One of the most effective ways to create change is to envision how the steps we take today will affect our future selves, our cities, and our planet. Join us to engage in rapid-fire brainstorming sessions as we break into teams and design a bold shared vision of the future of urban life 5, 10, and 20 years from now.

Participants will lend their unique strengths, contributing everything from artistic visualizations and designs to personal narratives that help us imagine a brighter, more sustainable and resilient future.

Peter Shanley
Civic Hall

Erin Simpson
Erin Simpson, Director of Programs at Civic Hall Labs

Howard Chambers
Howard Chambers is the Design Director at Makeable

EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 16:30 — 18:00

Location: Building 92

Speakers

Tom Gray
George Fontas
Jeanne B. Mullgrav

IGNITE NYC: BUSINESS STRATEGIES FOR THE CITY OF TOMORROW

Whether you’re an established company or young innovation firm, doing business in New York’s public and private sector marketplaces can be extremely lucrative, but wrought with pitfalls. Join us for a workshop that encourages critical thinking about business-driven solutions to address urban development issues and explore how to compete and succeed in the New York market. Teams will identify, sell and/or launch a product or business that will disrupt incumbent industries in NYC and challenge existing public policy.

Participants will decide whether they go to market with, or without, the permission of local government, and learn about the risks and rewards of both strategies. Your approach will be discussed and critiqued by New York’s leading government relations consultants.

FACILITATORS
Tom Gray
Senior Vice President at Capalino+Company

George Fontas
Executive Vice President at Capalino+Company

Jeanne B. Mullgrav
Executive Vice President

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EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 16:30 — 18:00

Location:

URBAN TECH HUB HAPPY HOUR AT NEW LAB

By invite only.

EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 18:00 — 20:30

Location: New Lab

SCNYC OPENING PARTY HOSTED BY HITN AND IMAGINA

EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 18:00 — 21:00

Location: HITN headquarters

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LOCATION: DUGGAL I

8:00
REGISTRATION
9:00
9:45
10:15
COFFEE BREAK
10:30
FIRESIDE CHAT: IN CONVERSATION WITH FORMER MAYOR MICHAEL COLEMAN AND FORMER MAYOR MICHAEL NUTTER
11:00
21ST CENTURY REAL ESTATE
11:45
12:30
LUNCH BREAK
13:15
13:45
14:30
15:00
COFFEE BREAK
15:15
15:30
POWER TO THE PEOPLE
16:15
16:30
THE REPOSITIONING AND REVITALIZING OF CITIES
17:15
MICROSOFT PATROL CAR DEMO AND REFRESHMENTS

Microsoft Patrol Car Demo and Refreshments

REGISTRATION

 

EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 8:00 — 9:00

Location:

Speakers

Tony Coscia
Michael Evans
Ed Pallesen
Patrick Foye

TIME TRAVEL: LARGE-SCALE INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS FOR THE MODERN DAY

Major infrastructure investments are needed to create sustainable smart cities, but there are significant questions about the best ways to plan, facilitate, and implement development. This panel will discuss the relationships among multisector stakeholders in large, complex infrastructure and transportation projects. Panelists will explore the incentives and barriers to collective action, how to create successful coalitions, and the future of socio-technical systems within and beyond the transportation domain.

 

SPEAKERS

Tony Coscia
Chairman of the Board
Amtrak

Michael Evans
President
Moynihan Station Development Corporation

Ed Pallesen
Head of Infrastructure Investment Group for the Americas
Goldman Sachs

Patrick Foye Executive Director
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

MODERATOR

Tom Wright
President
Regional Plan Association

EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 9:00 — 9:45

Location:

Moderator: Tom Wright

TAGS

LGA JFK Moynihan Station Future of Business Travel and Commuting PPP

Speakers

Robert Galvin
Andy Taylor
Scott Sherin
Adam Giambrone

INNOVATIONS IN TRANSIT

After decades of focus on the auto-highway system, the public transportation sector today faces a large number of technological shifts that could change the way people travel in and from smart cities. This panel will explore the latest innovations – including automatic driving applications, data sharing, and transport telematics – and assess their impact on each other, their potential markets, and their effects on travel demands. The discussion will also address the infrastructure and spatial aspects of implementing these transformative technologies, along with issues of security, safety, and privacy.

SPEAKERS

Robert Galvin
Chief Technology Officer
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Scott Sherin
Vice President, Marketing & Strategy
Alstom

Andy Taylor
Director of Strategy
Cubic Transportation Systems

Adam Giambrone
Director
Brooklyn Queens Connector (BQX)

MODERATOR

Lecia Stewart
President
The Stewart Group

EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 9:45 — 10:15

Location:

Moderator: Lecia Stewart

Speakers

John J. Gilbert, III
Donna Huey
Mark Bew

21ST CENTURY REAL ESTATE

The pursuit of new construction methods that use less material, create less waste, and require less energy to build and operate, promises to transform the future of smart cities in particular, and construction and urban design at large. The implementation of active and responsive materials in architecture and construction, the use of three-dimensional (3D) printing as an enabling technology, and the integration of green energy systems in buildings requires material-driven computational design and novel fabrication strategies. Join this panel to explore new techniques and technologies that have the potential to make our built environments more sustainable and resilient.

SPEAKERS
John J. Gilbert, III
COO and EVP
Rudin Management Company

Donna Huey
Senior Vice President
Atkins

Mark Bew
Chair of UK BIM Task Group
HM Government

MODERATOR
John Williams
Chairman and CEO
Impact Infrastructure Inc.

EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 11:00 — 11:45

Location:

Moderator: John Williams

TAGS

Digital Construction 3D Printing New Face of Retail Transient Economy IT Infrastructure for Municipalities Data and Tech Beacons Senior Living Security

Speakers

Spencer Reeder
Alex Fischer
Michael Stevens
Mark Dowd

COLUMBUS GOES ELECTRIC

In 2016, Columbus, Ohio, out of 78 finalists, won a $40 million, four-year grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Smart City Challenge to make Columbus the nation's first city to fully integrate self-driving electric vehicles, smart grid, smart streetlights, and collision avoidance sensors into its transportation network. The city also received an additional $10 million grant from Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen's Vulcan Inc., and another $90 million was pledged by private sector partners to accelerate the city transformation to a smart transportation hub. Join this panel to hear a firsthand account of the distinct characteristics that distinguished Columbus from the other Smart City Challenge cities, including its plans to serve its low-income residents through the use of cutting-edge technologies; to create "smart transit corridors;" and to address the pervasive "first and last mile gap" in public transportation.

 

 

 

 

SPEAKERS

Spencer Reeder
Senior Program Officer, Climate and Energy
Vulcan, Inc.

Alex Fischer
President and CEO
The Columbus Partnership

Michael Stevens
Chief Innovation Officer
City of Columbus

Mark Dowd
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology
U.S. Department of Transportation

MODERATOR

Mark Price
Vice Chairman, US Public Sector Leader, Principal and Owner
Deloitte Consulting LLP

EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 11:45 — 12:30

Location:

Moderator: Mark Price

Speaker

Dan Doctoroff

KEYNOTE: DAN DOCTOROFF

Dan Doctoroff
Founder and CEO
Sidewalk Labs

EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 13:15 — 13:45

Location:

Speakers

Dan Koh
Dr. Philippa Malmgren
Patrick Decker
Younus Al Nasser

DOES BIGGER DATA MEAN BETTER LIVING?

Ninety percent of data in existence were created in the past two years. The size and cost of data storage has fallen by a third every year since the 1970s. Machine-learning algorithms can process and analyze data at a scale and speed that would have been unimaginable just a few years ago. The implications of Big Data, we are told, will reach into every aspect of our economic and social life in the Smart City: from employment to healthcare to policymaking. While considering the potential impacts of Big Data in a broad sense, this panel looks specifically at urban governance processes that produce, utilize, exchange, and monitor contextual knowledge in relation to quality of life, economic development, and the city ecosystem. The discussion will review the capacities, and challenges of Big Data applications and consider their effects on inclusive and sustainable urban development.

SPEAKERS
Dan Koh
Chief of Staff, Office of the Mayor
City of Boston

Patrick Decker
President and CEO
Xylem

Dr. Philippa Malmgren
Founder
DRPM Group
Co-Founder
H Robotics

Younus Al Nasser
CEO
Dubai Data Establishment

MODERATOR
JeanCarlo Bonilla
Director of Insights and Impact
DataKind

EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 13:45 — 14:30

Location:

Moderator: JeanCarlo Bonilla

TAGS

Open Data Evidence-based Governance Civic Technology Performance Management Behavioral Science Results-driven Contracting Citizenship Engagement Infrastructure Development Urban Economy Public Value Analytics Information Strategies Asset Management Applied Technologies

Speakers

Mayor Gregor Robertson
Brendan Shane

FIRESIDE CHAT: MAYOR GREGOR ROBERTSON IN CONVERSATION WITH BRENDAN SHANE

Mayor Robertson
City of Vancouver
and
Brendan Shane
Regional Director, North America
C40

 

 

 

 

EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 14:30 — 15:00

Location:

Speaker

Gil Quiniones

KEYNOTE: GIL QUINIONES

Gil Quiniones
President and CEO
New York Power Authority

EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 15:15 — 15:30

Location:

Speakers

Jennifer James
Jill Anderson
Col Smart
Donnel Baird

POWER TO THE PEOPLE

Renewable energy replaces conventional fuels in at least four distinct areas: electricity generation, air and water heating/cooling, motor fuels, and off-grid energy services. This panel makes a case for examining energy transition in smart cities as a reconfiguration of our current economic, environmental, and social practices. Shifting toward smart grid applications, green energy, and low-carbon economy is supposed to play a critical role in addressing some of the most prominent issues facing the world today. Join the discussion to explore how this transition may effect issues as diverse as climate change, health indicators, and energy security.

SPEAKERS

Jennifer James
Smart Cities Solution Lead
Black & Veatch Corporation

Jill Anderson EVP Chief Commercial Officer, Energy Solutions and Commercial Operations
New York Power Authority

Donnel Baird
CEO
BlocPower

Col Smart
Systems Manager-Strategy
Con Edison

MODERATOR

Rich Kassel
Executive Vice President
Capalino+Company

EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 15:30 — 16:15

Location:

Moderator: Rich Kassel

TAGS

Energy Renewables Solar Storage Delivery Natural Gas Biogas Waste to Energy Closed Loop Economy Electricity Generation and Transmission Energy Efficiency New Energy Technologies Electric Transportation Sustainability Economic Development Utility Industry Clean Energy Greenhouse Gas Emission Reductions Climate Change Eco-Innovators Energy Retrofits Green Jobs Sustainable Buildings Greentech Cleantech Solar Smart Grid

FIRESIDE CHAT: ROBERT STEEL

Robert Steel
Partner and CEO
Perella Weinberg Partners

 

 

 

 

 

EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 16:15 — 16:30

Location:

Speakers

David Ehrenberg
Kyle Corkum
Javier de la Torre
Regina Myers

THE REPOSITIONING AND REVITALIZING OF CITIES

 

Cities need to be innovative in retrofitting, redeveloping, and regenerating their brownfields, greyfields and existing buildings to encourage movement of population and investment inwards rather than outwards. Innovative urban infill approaches are required in the creation of smart cities, especially as land resources are limited in many high-density municipalities. Faced with high population growth, an aging urban infrastructure, and changing socio-demographics, planners, policymakers and real estate owners must address the deterioration of the physical and social space of significant portions of the urban fabric. This panel will highlight how cities are being revitalized through repositioning buildings and large scale mixed-use developments that incorporate new efficiencies and technologies and help to spur job creation.

SPEAKERS

David Ehrenberg
President and CEO
Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation

Kyle Corkum
CEO and Managing Partner
Union Point

Javier de la Torre
CEO and Co- Founder
Carto

Regina Myer
President
Downtown Brooklyn Partnership

MODERATOR

Riggs Kubiak
CEO and Co-Founder
Honest Buildings

EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 16:30 — 17:15

Location:

Moderator: Riggs Kubiak

MICROSOFT PATROL CAR DEMO AND REFRESHMENTS

 

Are robots, drones, body worn cameras and cars your thing? Check out this cool patrol car and see how Microsoft technology is helping law enforcement improve incident response and create safer communities. Hosted by Jamie Wylly, GM Public Safety and National Security, Microsoft Worldwide Public Sector.

 

EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 17:15 — 18:00

Location:

LOCATION: DUGGAL II

8:00
REGISTRATION
9:00
WHO HOLDS THE KEY?
9:45
"FAST" FOOD: FROM FARM TO FOODIE
10:15
COFFEE BREAK
11:00
CITIZENSHIP 2.0
11:45
FUTURE OF URBAN DESIGN
12:30
LUNCH BREAK
13:45
URBAN INNOVATION AND THE ENVIRONMENT
15:00
COFFEE BREAK
15:30
OPEN MINDS, OPEN DATA
16:30
SAFETY FIRST

Speakers

Brad Hargreaves
Samantha Magistro
Kevin Quinlan
Michael Blake

WHO HOLDS THE KEY?

As cities are increasingly becoming both a site and object of capital accumulation, the challenges for creating, preserving, and improving affordable housing and neighborhoods have grown. Apartment properties that provide decent, affordable homes to households with modest incomes are an essential element for maintaining communities of opportunity as they connect residents to the jobs, schools, and social capital that enables them to thrive. This panel addresses the potential for organizations in different sectors to develop innovative, effective, and progressive practices to contest the impact of aggressive private equity investment in the rental sector, and discuss policy opportunities to ensure that one’s zip code will not determine one’s destiny in the Smart City.

SPEAKERS
Brad Hargreaves
Founder and CEO
Common

Samantha Magistro
Managing Director of New Business
Bronx Pro

Kevin Quinlan
Chief of Staff
Mayor of Vancouver

Michael Blake
Assemblyman, 79th District
The Bronx, New York

MODERATOR
Rasmia Kirmani-Frye
Director, Office of Public/Private Partnerships
New York City Housing Authority

EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 9:00 — 9:45

Location:

Moderator: Rasmia Kirmani-Frye

TAGS

Underserved Communities Community Based Projects Affordable Housing Government Funding Public Housing Subsidized Rental Assistance Renewable Energy Energy Efficiency

Speakers

Jason Green
Ben Flanner
Mitchell Joachim
Paula-Jo (PJ) Oleksak

"FAST" FOOD: FROM FARM TO FOODIE

While during World War II massive amounts of food were voluntarily produced in suburban backyards as part of the "war effort", the establishment of community gardens, urban farms, and commercial urban agriculture today has strikingly different motivations. The reconnection of food production to the urban environment via the development of urban agriculture can provide a wide range of environmental, economic and social benefits. Join this panel to learn how establishing urban agriculture projects and new methods of distribution are necessary to making cities smarter.

 

SPEAKERS

Jason Green
CEO and Co-Founder
Edenworks

Ben Flanner
President, Co-Founder, and Director of Agriculture
Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm

Mitchell Joachim
Co-Founder
Terreform ONE

Paula-Jo (PJ) Oleksak
Senior Vice President, Business Expansion
FreshDirect

MODERATOR

James Meeks
CEO
MOVE Systems

EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 9:45 — 10:15

Location:

Moderator: James Meeks

TAGS

Urban Agriculture Aquaponics Sustainability Machine Learning Rooftop Farming Green Roofs Urban Beekeeping Ecological Design Landscape Urbanism Hybrid Energy Systems and Urban Energy Infrastructure

Speakers

Natalia Adler
Michael Flowers
Jacquelynne Harris

CITIZENSHIP 2.0

Smart cities bring with them the promise of a new period of participatory government. Urban activists have long sought for an open civic space for articulating their ideas and ideals, a space that can be found online with the advent of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). Civic associational practices have arguably already been altered significantly and these changes are in turn transforming the civic space as a whole. Join this panel to learn about how technology is creating smarter cities through increased civic engagement, the deployment of data and evidence to support critical human rights issues, and the establishment of new collaborative partnerships to cultivate social capital.

SPEAKERS
Natalia Adler
Data, Research, Policy Planning Specialist
UNICEF

Michael Flowers
Chief Analytics Officer
Enigma Technologies, Inc

Jacquelynne Harris
Special Projects Consultant
Democracy Live

MODERATOR
Gideon Mann
Head of Data Science
Bloomberg L.P.

EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 11:00 — 11:45

Location:

Moderator: Gideon Mann

TAGS

E-government Cyberactivism Politics 2.0 Electronic Democracy Participation Social Media Digital Ecosystem Innovation Systems Social Intelligence

Speakers

Marcus Jeutner
Maria Sisternas
Ryan Blackmon
Scott Goodson

FUTURE OF URBAN DESIGN

The pursuit for new construction methods that use less material, create less waste, and require less energy to build and operate, promises a transformative future for construction and urban design. The implementation of active and responsive materials in architecture and construction, the use of three-dimensional (3D) printing as an enabling technology, and the integration of green energy systems in buildings require material-driven computational design and novel fabrication strategies. Join this panel to explore new techniques and technologies that promise our built environment to be more sustainable and resilient.

SPEAKERS
Marcus Jeutner
Research Associate
TU Berlin, Institute for Urban and Regional Planning
Partner
insar consult

Maria Sisternas
CEO
Media Urban
Executive Director
Barcelona Projects

Scott Goodson
Founder and Chairman
StrawberryFrog

Ryan Blackmon
VP, Advanced Technologies and Assistant General Counsel
Union Point

MODERATOR
Anne Quito
Reporter
Quartz

EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 11:45 — 12:30

Location:

Moderator: Anne Quito

TAGS

Digital construction 3D printing new face of retail transient economy IT infrastructure for municipalities data and tech beacons security

Speakers

Robert Yaro
José Manuel dos Santos
Daniel A. Zarrilli
Joel May

URBAN INNOVATION AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Cities cannot be smart without achieving a balance between economy, environment and society, with effective policies and tools, along with clear indicators of economic return on investment. Join this panel discussion to learn how to build and promote sustainable and resilient smart cities, including new ways to maximize material and energy efficiency; create value from waste; substitute with renewables and natural processes; and re-purpose land resources.

SPEAKERS
Robert Yaro
Professor of Practice, City and Regional Planning
University of Pennsylvania

José Manuel dos Santos
Head of Design / Americas
Philips Lighting

Daniel A. Zarrilli, PE
Senior Director, Climate Policy and Programs
Chief Resilience Officer
NYC Office of the Mayor

Joel May
Performance Materials/Construction - Disaster Durable Solutions™
BASF North America

MODERATOR
Ashima Sukhdev
Government and Cities Programme Lead
Ellen MacArthur Foundation

EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 13:45 — 14:30

Location:

Moderator: Ashima Sukhdev

TAGS

Environmental Economics Externalities Sustainability Eco-industrial Development Eco-efficiency Environmental Indicators Environmental Policy Waste Management

Speakers

Hadassah Damien
Dr. Amen Ra Mashariki
Beth Noveck
Lourdes German

OPEN MINDS, OPEN DATA

The aim of any Open Data initiative is not simply to throw datasets onto a website, but to build a sustainable ecosystem around data that supports social, economic, and environmental benefits in smart cities. A true data ecosystem has the potential to reshape urban democracy by facilitating civic deliberation and participation that can redefine urban progress and success. What can we learn from the successes and failures of earlier waves of data enthusiasm? What are the drivers, structures, and dynamics of Open Data initiatives that generate sustainable value? And what are the best measurable indicators to look at when assessing the impact of such initiatives? These questions and others will be debated followed by a concluding discussion.

SPEAKERS
Hadassah Damien
Manager, Engagement Technology
Participatory Budgeting Project

Dr. Amen Ra Mashariki
New York City Chief Analytics Officer
Head of the NYC Open Data initiative

Beth Noveck
Co-Founder and Director
The GovLab

Lourdes German
Director of International & Institute-Wide Initiatives
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

MODERATOR
Stephen Goldsmith
Director, Innovations in American Government Program
Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation
Harvard Kennedy School

EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 15:30 — 16:15

Location:

Moderator: Stephen Goldsmith

TAGS

Open Data Sustainable Development Machine Learning Data Governance Data Security Open Accountability Citizen Engagement Urban Development Public Data Cloud Platform

Speakers

Ralph Clark
Mirik Milan
Jessica Tisch

SAFETY FIRST

Rapid adoption of intelligence analytical capabilities by different levels of law enforcement have produced a fair amount of "technological determinism" - an unquestioning belief in the power of technology to deter crime. But does it really work? Does video surveillance, for example, reduce aggravated assault, auto theft, or larceny incidents at their viewshed areas? And if it does work, are the success stories take into account the ramifications of such technologies on issues as neighborhood profiling and the reinforcement of class and racial divides? Join this panel to explore the most up-to-date discussions regarding data collection, public safety, and ethical conduct as cities move to become smarter.

SPEAKERS
Ralph Clark
President and CEO
SST, Inc.

Mirik Milan
Night Mayor
City of Amsterdam

Jessica Tisch
Deputy Commissioner of Technology
NYPD

Archana Vemulapalli
Chief Technology Officer
Washington, D.C.

MODERATOR
General Manager
Worldwide Public Safety and National Security
Microsoft

EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 16:30 — 17:15

Location:

Moderator: Jamie Wylly

TAGS

Public Safety Law Enforcement Criminal Justice Community Relations Surveillance Next Generation 911 Infrastructure Violence Reduction Digital Divide

Other Locations

9:15
SMARTER EDTECH: MAKING CONNECTIONS IN NYC

Location: Building 92

9:15
FUTURE-FRIENDLY CITIES: DESIGN, CO-CREATION, AND CHALLENGES

Location: Building 92 - NUMA and C40

9:15
11:00
13:15
BROOKLYN NAVY YARD GUIDED TOUR: EXPERIENCE INDUSTRY IN ACTION

Location: Brooklyn Navy Yard, Duggal Greenhouse (Building 268)

14:00
MANAGING THE RAPID PROLIFERATION OF IOT AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES

Location: Building 92 - Mayor´s Office of Technology and Innovation

14:00
WHEN SMART MEETS HUMAN: THE NORDIC MODE IN URBAN DEVELOPMENT

Location: Building 92 - Nordic Innovation

15:30
BUILDING A TESTBED ALLIANCE TO SUPPORT MULTI-MODAL URBAN MOBILITY BASED ON OPEN SOURCE DEVELOPMENT

Location: Building 92 - ITIC

16:00
NEWTOWN CREEK PLANT TOUR

Location: 327 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222

16:15
SMART(ER) NYC: THE CITY AS AN INCUABATOR FOR INNOVATION

Location: Building 92

16:15
LEVERAGING INNOVATION ECOSYSTEMS TO SCALE URBAN TECH

Location: Building 92

18:00
URBAN-X & SMART CITIES STARTUP CELEBRATION

Location: URBAN-X at A/D/O, Greenpoint, Brooklyn

18:00
VISIONS OF FUTURE CITIES RECEPTION BROUGHT TO YOU BY CARTO

Location: Kings County Distillery Brooklyn Navy Yard

Speakers

Preeti Birla
Miriam Altman
Alex Rappaport
Chris Anzalone
Brandon Avrutin

SMARTER EDTECH: MAKING CONNECTIONS IN NYC

The Smarter Edtech panel will bring together the city´s most talented edtech entrepreneurs and their respective investors & collaborators. The panel discussion will highlight how these entrepreneurs leveraged unique assets of the local New York City ecosystem to address the country’s most pressing social impact challenges. Panelists will also share ideas on how we can think smartly about connections across communities and sectors to improve education.

FACILITATORS

Moderator: Preeti Birla Miriam Altman
CEO & Co-Founder of Kinvolved

Alex Rappaport
CEO & Co-Founder of Flocabulary

Chris Anzalone
NYC School Principal at Concord High School

Brandon Avrutin
Partner at Rethink Education

REGISTER HERE

EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 9:15 — 10:45

Location: Building 92

Speakers

Jonathan Walter
Eric Ast, Manager
Clémence Fischer
Margaux Salmon-Genel
Aviva Markowicz
Haithem Elembaby

FUTURE-FRIENDLY CITIES: DESIGN, CO-CREATION, AND CHALLENGES

How can cities accelerate urban problems solving with open innovation? How to become a future-friendly incubator of green business? C40 and NUMA are joining their forces to create open innovation programs gathering cities, citizens, startups and corporations, to solve cities of tomorrow issues.

In this workshop, you will learn how to get from an idea to an impact-driven urban challenge, using design thinking and startup acceleration methodologies. Join us to listen to startups learnings and experience, come with your ideas and co-create with us!

C40 is a network of the world’s megacities committed to addressing climate change. Acting both locally and collaboratively, C40 cities are having a meaningful global impact in reducing both greenhouse gas emissions and climate risks. C40 offers cities an effective forum where they can collaborate, share knowledge and drive meaningful, measurable and sustainable action on climate change.

NUMA´s mission is to help mission-driven tech entrepreneurs solve the global challenges of 2030. In this respect, NUMA believes that the collaboration between cities, private organizations, entrepreneurial communities and citizens is key to create and accelerate innovative solutions towards smarter, more sustainable and more efficient cities.

FACILITATORS
Jonathan Walter
Head of Programs C40

Eric Ast, Manager
Research Special Projects C40

Clémence Fischer
Head of Smart City programs NUMA

Margaux Salmon-Genel
Smart City Innovation Program Manager NUMA

Aviva Markowicz
NUMA NY Director

Haithem Elembaby
Program Director, NUMA NY

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EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 9:15 — 10:45

Location: Building 92

MICROSOFT DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION SHOWCASE TOUR: EXPERIENCE THE ART OF WHAT'S POSSIBLE

As an attendee of Smart Cities NYC’17, be one of the first to experience a guided tour of the Microsoft Digital Transformation Showcase with hands-on demonstrations of technologies and solutions that are helping government and business leaders tackle some of society’s toughest challenges – improving the quality of transportation, making healthcare more accessible, boosting graduation rates, protecting citizens, and much more! During this guided tour by Microsoft experts, you will explore several innovative solutions in action: Safety: Empowering public safety and national security organizations to deliver a safer, more secure world.

  • .  It’s all about connection – see showcase solutions that connect citizens and businesses to law enforcement, connect data in new ways to gain deeper insights and create actionable intelligence, and connect new devices that capture new kinds of data. Microsoft is leading a digital transformation to help law enforcement agencies drive safer citizens, communities, and responders.

Health: Empowering people everywhere to achieve optimal health, live healthier lives, and create value in their communities

  • .  Experience AI-powered conversation health care tools that leverage conversational intelligence for smarter self-triage and information discovery with health bot technology and the Healthcare NExT initiative.

Government: Empowering Governments to realize economic growth, broaden social inclusion, promote environmental sustainability, drive good governance and achieve better citizen and business outcomes through digital transformation.

  • .  We care about how people get from one place to the next – how that impacts their lives, their fellow travelers and their cities – and how it feels along the way. See how Cubic Transportation Systems are helping cities solve problems in transit revenue and transport management by providing integrated and open payment fare collection platforms, flexible and real-time transport management platforms, real-time passenger information, and analytics capabilities to build better, open, and scalable transit networks.
  • .  Try on Microsoft HoloLens and experience HoloMaps™ - the first app of its kind for navigating through a holographic 3D model while simultaneously overlaying real-time data in a solo or shared experience. HoloMaps displays topography, infrastructure, and buildings in 3D while integrating data sources to bring contextually relevant information into the map.
  • .  Cyber threats are all around us. From hackers causing mischief, to organized crime syndicates employing sophisticated financial ruses against institutions, businesses, and individuals. During this demonstration, experience how the Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit is collaborating through public and private partnerships to track and trace the cybercriminals more efficiently.

Education: Empowering teachers to create immersive and inclusive experiences that inspire lifelong learning, stimulating development of essential life skills and enable students to achieve more.

  • .  During the tour you will experience first-hand how personalized student learning is engaging students, increasing student's 21st century skills and meeting the needs of diverse learners. Learn how to create, organize and share dynamic notebooks rich with interactive content that provide multiple means of representation, engagement and expression. Use Microsoft Tools to make every learning experience personal by encouraging peer collaboration and interaction; scaffolding individual learning with student notebooks; and providing support, feedback, and encouragement from one simplified location.

Today, the speed of innovation is setting a new pace for progress and the wheel of advancement is picking up momentum. But continued progress depends on leaders, policy, and technology that can meet the critical needs of today and drive the innovation that will lead to what’s next. Working side by side with those who can drive powerful advancements for global good, Microsoft delivers the technologies they need to fulfill their missions. That way, they can serve as catalysts for real societal change. Our goal at Microsoft is to empower every individual and organization to achieve more. And at the core is digital transformation supported by a trusted, responsible, and inclusive cloud. When we unite to help all our communities reach their full potential, we all achieve more.

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EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 9:15 — 10:45

Location: Duggal, Expo Floor, Booth 102

Speakers

Simon Rimmele
Mitsue Iwata

OPEN-SOURCE ANALYTICS FOR TODAY´S SMART CITIES

Cities have been collecting data since the dawn of modern government administration in the form of tax bills, inspection records, fines, and violations. The past decade has seen a revolution both in the ways cities make use of data to improve the lives of their residents and the degree to which residents themselves can use data to explore and change their own communities.

In this workshop, the Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics (MODA) will show what’s “under the hood” when we work with City data. We will use open source tools and Open Data to showcase how to better understand New York City through the data it produces, and how MODA uses the very same methods to make City operations faster, more efficient, and more equitable. As part of the workshop, MODA team members will facilitate a group case study in participants will collectively explore New York City’s buildings using data available on the NYC Open Data Portal.

Case Study: How many ways can you count buildings in New York City?

There’s more than one way to count a building. If you work for a municipal government, it depends who you ask – or rather, how you ask the question. Several New York City government agencies collect and act on data about buildings across the city. Depending on an agency’s operational need, a building can be represented in elevator inspections or air rights; emergency exits or construction permits; tax lots or tenant demographics.

MODA is New York City’s ideas incubator for operational analytics. Its mission is to promote creative analytical thinking across City government and improve how data is used in government operations. MODA partners with City agencies to create, test, and improve models that deliver measurable value to services.

FACILITATORS:
Simon Rimmele - Analytics Associate, MODA
Simon spent several years in the financial sector, focusing on multi-asset market risk management at McKinsey & Company’s Investment Office before joining the Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics. His role as an analytics associate can also be described as a “data therapist” for agency partners and their operations. Simon holds a BA from Columbia University and is currently working towards his MA in Quantitative Methods.

Mitsue Iwata - Project Manager, MODA
Mitsue joined the Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics in late October 2016. In her role as project manager, she has engaged with citywide agencies in developing common data sharing tools and practices. Before joining MODA, she worked as a fellow for the Mayor’s Office of the City of Chicago where she worked with their Department of Innovation and Technology and on the City’s language access policy. She holds a BA from Hunter College and an MS in Computational Analysis and Public Policy from the University of Chicago.

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EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 11:00 — 12:30

Location: Building 92

BROOKLYN NAVY YARD GUIDED TOUR: EXPERIENCE INDUSTRY IN ACTION

The Brooklyn Navy Yard offers a unique experience for Smart Cities Conference participants interested in learning more about the technology, architecture, innovative businesses and rich history of the 300-acre site. Once America’s premier Naval shipyard, today the Brooklyn Navy Yard is a mission-driven industrial park, home to 330 businesses employing more than 7,000 people. This bus and walking tour explores the highlights campus, including visits to the Brooklyn Grange rooftop farm, the still-active 1851 Dry Dock No. 1, and the Yard's exhibition and visitors center, BLDG 92. The tour is also a great opportunity to learn about the major development projects currently underway that will boost the workforce to over 16,000 by 2020, the greatest expansion of the Yard since World War II.

EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 13:15 — 16:00

Location: Duggal Greenhouse (Building 268)

Speakers

Jeff Merritt
Ger Baron
Ruthbea Yesner Clarke
Andrew Watkins

MANAGING THE RAPID PROLIFERATION OF IOT AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES

By 2020, it is estimated that the number of connected technologies, commonly known as the Internet of Things, will exceed 50 billion.
When used effectively, these devices—like sensors that measure air pollution or lights that only turn on when someone is in the room—can produce cost savings, bolster civic engagement, and strengthen public health and safety. As cities move towards the future, municipal leaders must also be cognizant of—and actively mitigate—the challenges and risks raised by these technologies, most notably in areas of public privacy and security.

This workshop will showcase efforts by NYC, Amsterdam, Chicago and leading cities to responsibly manage and accelerate adoption of IoT and new technologies.

Presenters:
Jeff Merritt, Director of Innovation for the City of New York

Ger Baron: Chief Technology Officer for the City of Amsterdam

Ruthbea Yesner Clarke: Global Director of IDC’s Smart Cities practice

Andrew Watkins: Former ‎Managing Director of Strategy at Chicago’s UI LABS

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EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 14:00 — 15:30

Location: Building 92

Speakers

Jussi Murole
Mette Skjold
Mikkel Thams Olsen

WHEN SMART MEETS HUMAN: THE NORDIC MODE IN URBAN DEVELOPMENT

Nordic Built Cities Challenge is one of the most ambitious Nordic urban development competitions ever held, focusing on innovative solutions to some of the greatest urban challenges. In this session, the top-3 winners from the competition will be presented.

Co-op City creates public spaces acting as catalysts for economic activity, social interaction and sharing. It present innovative, and yet realistic, solutions for circular economy, joint building ventures, co-creation and communal living.

Eyes of Runavík creates a strong architectural typology where steep landscape is a crucial living condition. The concept is based on groups of houses forming a circle around a central space, generating a protected microclimate on the inside.

Soul of Nørrebro is applying climate adaptation as a lever for holistic solutions of excellent architectural quality, based on the hydrological and biological conditions. Rainwater is used as a resource to create urban nature that everyone can use and relate to.

FACILITATORS
Jussi Murole
CEO and partner of B&M Architects Ltd

Mette Skjold
CEO of SLA

Mikkel Thams Olsen
Creative Leader
White Architects

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EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 14:00 — 15:30

Location: Building 92

Speaker

Dr. Joachim Taiber

BUILDING A TESTBED ALLIANCE TO SUPPORT MULTI-MODAL URBAN MOBILITY BASED ON OPEN SOURCE DEVELOPMENT

ITIC (International Transportation Innovation Center):
Is a non-profit organization (501c3) which is focused on developing a network of closed and open testbeds to validate connected, automated and zero-emission driving technologies in smart city communities.
ITIC Mobility Services Testbed Alliance (short: ITIC Alliance):
Consortium approach to develop templates for mobility services solutions following the model of open source software development which includes the user, mobile devices, vehicles and infrastructure.

Reasons to form the ITIC Alliance:
Provide access to a unique network of testbeds (open and closed) for smart city developments and a unique network of ecosystem development partners
Close collaboration with standardization organizations such as IEEE, SAE, DIN to trigger standardization initiatives that are essential for the future of mobility (in particular with consideration of vehicle automation, vehicle electrification, smart roads and electrified rods)
Train and develop a talent pool of system engineers, software developers and data analysts that want to get involved in advanced mobility services projects

Key topics addressed in the briefing workshops:
Overview about ITIC activities
Motivation to form the ITIC Alliance
Using the Linux Foundation model as template
Reasons to join the Alliance
Key stakeholders that help drive the Alliance forward

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EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 15:30 — 17:00

Location: Building 92

NEWTOWN CREEK PLANT TOUR

Located in Brooklyn’s Greenpoint community, Newtown Creek is the largest of New York City’s 14 wastewater treatment plants. The facility is designed to handle 310 million gallons per day of dry weather inflow, and has 8 digesters, each with 3 million gallons capacity. NYC DEP has partnered with Waste Management to implement the first Food Waste Co-digestion project in New York, with the goal of achieving 250 tons daily processing of organic material at Newtown Creek. The tour will provide the attendees a basic understanding of the plant operation, with the focus on the introduction of food waste processing system.

EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 16:00 — 18:00

Location: 327 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222

SMART(ER) NYC: THE CITY AS AN INCUABATOR FOR INNOVATION

The Smart(er) NYC Research Group, composed of scholars from 11 different universities and research institutes, is developing a series of case studies to map the ecology of innovation across New York City management agencies. More specifically, these case studies highlight four cross-cutting themes: (1) inter-agency connectivity and collaboration, (2) technology and real-time data collection, (3) responsiveness and decision-making, and (4) results and impact. The cases will be published by Columbia University Press and in this workshop we'll use our new Vision Zero case study to discuss how the city administration is innovating from within and how lessons learned can be replicated to other cities.

FACILITATORS
André Corrêa d’Almeida
Ph.D., M.Sc, Creator of the "Smart(er) NYCitywide Research Group”

Arnaud Sahuguet
Ph.D., technologist and entrepreneur

EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 16:15 — 17:30

Location: Building 92

Speakers

Steve Fifita
Sander Dolder
Katie Olson
Simon Sylvester-Chaudhuri
Eric Verkerke
Joe Silver

LEVERAGING INNOVATION ECOSYSTEMS TO SCALE URBAN TECH

The Urban Innovation Workshop will convene the world´s best talent currently supporting, incubating, and accelerating urban technology startups. The workshop will center around Urban Innovation Hubs (UIHs) defined as urban technology accelerators, incubators, proof-of-concept centers, and innovation ecosystems. It will highlight successful urban innovation strategies and convene urban innovators from around the world to discuss best practices and provide deal flow opportunities for a range of global stakeholders.The Workshop will leverage the successes of the NYCEDC´s UrbanTech NYC and system of innovation along with Chicago´s UI Labs and City Digital. These ecosystems support early stage urban tech companies at the Urban Future Lab, later stage hardware at the New Lab. later stage software Grand Central Tech.

This workshop has the goal of providing a forum for discussion and knowledge sharing, catering to the urban innovation community, ultimately leading to dealflow opportunities for participating startups. The Workshop will end with the discussion around a virtual incubator network, connecting each UIH participant and further discussing the opportunities for private sector companies to partner with incubators and early stage startups.

FACILITATORS:
Steve Fifita
City Digital

Sander Dolder
NYCEDC

Katie Olson
City Digital

Simon Sylvester-Chaudhuri
Civ:Lab and Global Futures Group

Eric Verkerke
Civ:Lab and Emergence Creative

Joe Silver
Urban Future Lab @ NYU Tandon

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EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 16:15 — 17:30

Location: Building 92

URBAN-X & SMART CITIES STARTUP CELEBRATION

URBAN-X is a venture accelerator that educates, invests in and advocates for startups shaping the future of cities through technology and design. As a part of inaugural Smart Cities NYC conference, we’re celebrating founders at the frontiers of a brighter urban life. Join leaders from the NYC tech community, public and private sectors in being among the first to meet 16 startups developing human-first solutions for city-scale problems.

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EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 18:00 — 22:00

Location: URBAN-X at A/D/O, Greenpoint, Brooklyn

VISIONS OF FUTURE CITIES RECEPTION BROUGHT TO YOU BY CARTO

A VIP evening event bringing together thought leaders and industry luminaries to drink, eat, and discuss the future of data-driven cities. By invitation only.

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EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 18:00 — 22:00

Location: Kings County Distillery Brooklyn Navy Yard

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LOCATION: DUGGAL I

8:00
REGISTRATION
9:00
INCUBATING THE FUTURE THROUGH URBAN INNOVATION LABS
9:45
KEYNOTE: ABBY JOSEPH COHEN
10:00
FIRESIDE CHAT: A CONVERSATION WITH EBAY
10:15
10:45
COFFEE BREAK
11:00
FIRESIDE CHAT: BRANDEE MCHALE AND ROBYN SCOTT IN CONVERSATION WITH KATHARINE ZALESKI
11:30
TRANSFORMING CITIES THROUGH MUNICIPAL COLLABORATION
12:00
LUNCH BREAK
12:30
FIRESIDE CHAT: IN CONVERSATION WITH MAYOR PUGH, MAYOR BENJAMIN, AND SIMONE BRODY
13:00
KEYNOTE: ALICIA GLEN
13:15
CITIES RISE BEYOND HEALTH
18:00
MOTHERBOARD AND PRIUS PRIME HUMANS OF THE YEAR GALA

Speakers

Steven Kuyan
Steve Fifita
Benoit Bailliart
Micah Kotch

INCUBATING THE FUTURE THROUGH URBAN INNOVATION LABS

Over the past decade, there has been a boom in accelerator programs, incubators, and corporate innovation hubs. The accelerator phenomenon is widely discussed, but its performance and impact is still to be proven. How do accelerators influence the success of startups in smart cities? This panel will explore the urban ecosystems of entrepreneurs, investors, universities, and government that support startups in their development stage and the current and future trends of these types of “safe spaces,” with a particular focus on their business models, challenges, and priorities.

SPEAKERS
Steven Kuyan
NYU Future Lab
Tandon School of Engineering

Steve Fifita
Executive Director
City Digital at UI LABS

Benoit Bailliart
Director
thecamp Urban Lab

Micah Kotch
Managing Director
URBAN-X

MODERATOR
Victor Mulas
Senior Innovation Officer
Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Cities
World Bank

EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 9:00 — 9:45

Location:

Moderator: Victor Mulas

TAGS

Venture Capital Private Equity Lean Startup Product-Market Fit Urban Finance Public Policy

Speaker

Abby Joseph Cohen

KEYNOTE: ABBY JOSEPH COHEN

Abby Joseph Cohen
Senior Investment Strategist
Goldman Sachs

EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 9:45 — 10:00

Location:

Speakers

Bradford Shellhammer
Alberto Sobalvarro

FIRESIDE CHAT: A CONVERSATION WITH EBAY

FIRESIDE CHAT: ENABLING ENTREPRENEURSHIP TODAY - A CONVERSATION WITH EBAY

When people think about entrepreneurship, they often think of venture capital-backed startups in Silicon Valley or Silicon Alley. The reality is, today’s entrepreneur – anyone from any background – has more opportunities available to them than ever before, in large part due to technology. Technology is a powerful enabler of economic opportunity. In New York City and across the globe, people are increasingly turning to entrepreneurship as a pathway to financial independence, and modern ecommerce technology makes it possible for a diverse mix of entrepreneurs to develop low-cost, enterprise-quality businesses today. In this conversation, hear from multiple New York-based entrepreneurs with diverse backgrounds. They’ll discuss some of the challenges they faced when building a business from the ground up, some common misperceptions about entrepreneurship, and the role technology and online marketplaces plays in fueling their success.

SPEAKERS
Bradford Shellhammer
Head of Personalization and Engagement
eBay
Founder
Fab.com and Bezar

Alberto Sobalvarro
Friends of eBay Program Alumnus
Founder
Pidelo Rapido

MODERATOR
John Henry
Serial Entrepreneur
Managing Partner
Harlem Capital Partners

EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 10:00 — 10:15

Location:

Moderator: John Henry

Speakers

Ricardo van Loenen
Matthew Harrigan
Jennifer Berrent
Michael Morin

THE NEW ENTREPRENEUR ECOSYSTEM

 

 

New entrepreneurship ecosystems are removing barriers to entry for startups, mothers, veterans, the formerly incarcerated, and others to enter / re-enter the workforce. Entrepreneur support organizations such as accelerators and incubators function in making cities smarter by serving as intermediaries between entrepreneurs and the resources of the local ecosystem. This panel examines the differences in why and how these support organizations engage in inclusion efforts. Inclusion demands intentional, flexible, context-appropriate strategies aimed at shifting the dynamics of the status quo. What are the cultural, normative, or regulatory forces that encourage economic inclusion efforts in ICT in one local community but not in the other? How come despite policy commitments to gender and racial equality in the ICT sector, significant gaps persist between policy and reality? And what are the best practices in sharing economic gains and opportunities in the tech sector that allow for broader and more distributed overall prosperity?

SPEAKERS
Ricardo van Loenen
Co-Founder
B.Amsterdam

Matthew Harrigan
Co-Founder and Managing Director
Grand Central Tech

Jennifer Berrent
Chief Culture Officer and Chief Legal Officer
WeWork

Michael Morin
CEO
Start Garden

MODERATOR
Rachel Haot
Managing Director
1776

 

EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 10:15 — 10:45

Location:

Moderator: Rachel Haot

TAGS

Technology Accelerators Tech Innovation Entrepreneurial Energy Economic Growth Startups Technology Coworking Community Collaboration

Speakers

Brandee McHale
Robyn Scott

FIRESIDE CHAT: BRANDEE MCHALE AND ROBYN SCOTT IN CONVERSATION WITH KATHARINE ZALESKI

Brandee McHale
President
Citi Foundation

Robyn Scott
Co-Founder and CEO
Apolitical

MODERATOR
Katharine Zaleski
Co-Founder and President
PowertoFly

EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 11:00 — 11:30

Location:

Moderator: Katharine Zaleski

Speakers

Archana Vemulapalli
Her Excellency Dr. Aisha Butti Bin Bishr
Samir Saini

TRANSFORMING CITIES THROUGH MUNICIPAL COLLABORATION

The Council of Global City CIOs (CGCC) is a collective of City CIOs and CTOs from around the world working together to build a common framework focused on developing a Smart Cities model, bringing broadband to everyone, and accelerating the digitization of government through the sharing of ideas and open-source code. This panel includes CGCC members who will share the vision and goals for the Council and how they are collaborating to make their cities smarter and more resilient.

SPEAKERS

Her Excellency Dr. Aisha Butti Bin Bishr
Director General
Smart Dubai

Brenna Berman
Executive Director
City Digital at UI Labs

Marijn Fraanje
Chief information Officer
The Hague

Samir Saini
Chief Information Officer
City of Atlanta

Miguel Gamiño Jr
Chief Technology Officer
City of New York

MODERATOR

Eric Gertler
Co-Chairman & Co-Publisher
New York Daily News

EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 11:30 — 12:00

Location:

Moderator: Miguel Gamiño Jr

Speakers

Mayor Catherine E. Pugh
Mayor Steve Benjamin
Simone Brody

FIRESIDE CHAT: IN CONVERSATION WITH MAYOR PUGH, MAYOR BENJAMIN, AND SIMONE BRODY

 

 

Mayor Catherine E. Pugh
City of Baltimore

Mayor Steve Benjamin
City of Columbia, SC

Simone Brody
Executive Director
What Works Cities
Bloomberg Philanthropies

MODERATOR:
Desiree Peterkin Bell
DPBell and Associates

 

EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 12:30 — 13:00

Location:

Moderator: Desiree Peterkin Bell

KEYNOTE: ALICIA GLEN

Alicia Glen
Deputy Mayor
Housing and Economic Development
City of New York

EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 13:00 — 13:15

Location:

Speakers

Rain Henderson
Moitreyee Sinha
Craig Kramer

CITIES RISE BEYOND HEALTH

Investing in healthy communities unlocks human potential. We know that building healthy communities requires thinking beyond the boundaries of the health sector. In particular, mental health has emerged as the crisis of our times with the needs of the world’s population desperately unmatched by services, support, strategy and activity. How can cities with their inherent networks, density, creativity and entrepreneurial capacity become catalysts for change? What innovative approaches can we learn from other fields to mainstream mental health? This panel will discuss the root causes that stand in the way of healthy communities and highlight new efforts that are transforming access to health.

SPEAKERS
Rain Henderson
Advisor to the Clinton Foundation
Former CEO
Clinton Health Matters Initiative

Moitreyee Sinha
CEO
mhNOW/citiesRISE

Craig Kramer
Mental Health Ambassador
Johnson & Johnson

Moderator:
Raj Pannu
Co-Founder and CEO
Emergence

EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 13:15 — 14:00

Location:

Moderator: Raj Pannu

MOTHERBOARD AND PRIUS PRIME HUMANS OF THE YEAR GALA

By invitation only.

EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 18:00 — 21:30

Location:

LOCATION: DUGGAL II

8:00
REGISTRATION
9:00
INDIA'S SMART CITIES MISSION
10:15
SCALING SMART CITIES
10:45
COFFEE BREAK
11:30
VC: INVESTING IN THE FUTURE
12:00
LUNCH BREAK
13:15

Speakers

Vinay Singh
Hari Narayanan
Enogh Ebong

INDIA'S SMART CITIES MISSION

India, soon to become the largest nation in the world, has recently launched a mission of developing 100 smart cities across the subcontinent. The project, led by Prime Minister Modi and Minister Naidu, of the Ministry of Urban Development, began as a Bloomberg Philanthropies initiative and is now a model for how to handle massive population growth and urbanization in developing countries. This expansive project is working closely with the Indian Ministry of Transportation to identify and implement next generation transportation policies, programs and technologies. The program has kindled a strong collaboration with the US Department of Commerce (including the United States Trade and Development Agency and the International Trade Administration) which led to the creation of the U.S.-India CEO Forum to enhance bilateral trade and investment.

SPEAKERS
Vinay Singh
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary
U.S. Commercial Service

Hari Narayanan
Commissioner
Greater Vishakhapatnam Municipal Cooperation

Enogh Ebong
Acting Director
U.S. Trade and Development Agency

MODERATOR
Anand Shah
Vice President
Albright Stonebridge Group

EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 9:00 — 9:45

Location:

Moderator: Anand Shah

Speakers

Gianluca Galletto
Andrew Meyers
Kamran Saddique

SCALING SMART CITIES

Cities across the globe are looking to evolve antiquated systems of public services management into dynamic centers of local innovation and problem solving. Currently, cities are attempting this change by implementing new technologies as part of their Smart Cities, IoT and Big Data strategies. It takes courageous city leaders and public-private partnerships, plus big dreams of entrepreneurs and their emerging technologies to turn serious urban problems into game changing solutions.

SPEAKERS
Gianluca Galletto
President
DG Advisor

Andrew Meyers
CEO
Kaptyn

Kamran Saddique
Founder and Executive Director
City Innovate Foundation

MODERATOR:
Sergio Fernández de Córdova
Chairman and Co-Founder
PVBLIC Foundation

EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 10:15 — 10:45

Location:

Moderator: Sergio Fernández de Córdova

Speakers

Susan Bihler
Joshua Kauffman
Shana Fisher
Shaun Abrahamson

VC: INVESTING IN THE FUTURE

Entrepreneurship is a vehicle for growth and job creation. The angel investor and venture capital industry have traditionally been the biggest supporters of entrepreneurs, but new, emerging types of investors, such as crowdfunding platforms, super-angels, and corporations, are changing the traditional model. This panel examines recent trends in venture capital fundraising and investments in smart cities. Join the discussion to learn about: new trends and developments stimulate business growth and innovation; and current strategies of investors and entrepreneurs to accelerate positive impact and sustainability-oriented companies.

SPEAKERS
Susan Bihler
Principal
Catalyst Investors

Joshua Kauffman
Founder
Wisdom.VC

Shana Fisher
Managing Director
Third Kind Venture Capital

Shaun Abrahamson
Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Urban.Us

MODERATOR
Deborah Jackson
Founder and CEO
Plum Alley

EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 11:30 — 12:00

Location:

TAGS

Seed Investments Early-stage Investments Growth-stage Investments Venture Capital Startups Entrepreneurs Emerging Technologies Investing Private Equity Crowdfunding

Speakers

Lauren Andersen
Khalilah M. Harris
Elizabeth Simon

TRAINING TECH TALENT FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

A recent Oxford University study concluded that approximately 47 percent of total US employment is at high risk for replacement by computer-controlled equipment. In recent decades, bookkeepers, cashiers and telephone operators have lost their jobs due to increased computerization, and workers today in transportation, logistics and office and administrative support are at danger of a similar fate. Join us to discuss the new set of skills needed for a long-lasting career, and what challenges may arise for training programs as they prepare the next generation of workers for a more complex, competitive, and diverse occupational landscape.

SPEAKERS
Lauren Andersen
Executive Director
NYC Tech Talent Pipeline

Khalilah M. Harris
Chief of Staff and VP of External Affairs
Opportunity@Work

Elizabeth Simon
General Counsel and Vice President of External Affairs
General Assembly

MODERATOR
John Farmer
Director of Technology & Civic Innovation
Microsoft

EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 13:15 — 14:00

Location:

Moderator: John Farmer

TAGS

Robotics STEM Industrial Certification Education Policy 21st Century Skills Global Competitiveness

Other Locations

10:00
THE INNOVATORS FORUM: INNOVATION MODELS FOR SMART CITIES
10:00
NYC BLUE TECH

Location: Building 92

11:45
TOWARD A LOW CARBON FUTURE: TAPPING OUR URBAN (BIO)GAS SUPPLIES

Location: Building 92

11:45
GEOTHERMAL FOR COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS: 40% HEATING AND COOLING ENERGY REDUCTION

Location: Building 92

13:15
BROOKLYN NAVY YARD GUIDED TOUR: EXPERIENCE INDUSTRY IN ACTION

Location: Brooklyn Navy Yard, Duggal Greenhouse (Building 268)

13:30
SMART CITIES IN EMERGING MARKETS: STRUCTURING A SUCCESSFUL P3

Location: Building 92

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MAKERSPACE AT NYU TOUR: NEW TECH FOR TEACHERS

Location: MakerSpace, NYU Tandon School of Engineering; 6 MetroTech Center, room 118

Speaker

Dr. David S. Ricketts

THE INNOVATORS FORUM: INNOVATION MODELS FOR SMART CITIES

 

Most Smart City discussion start with a discussion about a new technology or a new insight to a source of data. Rarely do they start with the idea, "How do cities innovate." This workshop leverages the work of the Technology and Entrepreneurship at Harvard and city CIOs and CTOs to understand what innovation models are possible, what is working and what the future holds. In this workshop we will hear from leading experts and cities on their innovation models for Smart Cities and examples of what has worked, and also of what hasn't. The workshop will be a guided discussion with short presentation, panel and open questions for all participants to engage in the discussion. An understanding of the role of innovation in smart city space and a deeper understanding of the state and opportunities for innovation in Smart Cities.

FACILITATOR
Dr. David S. Ricketts
Technology and Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard

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EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 10:00 — 11:30

Location: Building 92

Speakers

Alan Cohn
Klaus Lehn Christensen
Carter Craft
Kristin Bell

NYC BLUE TECH

 

Department of Environmental Protection

The “NYC BlueTech” panel discussion, led by industry experts at the local and international level, will take a deep dive into current innovative water initiatives and the concept of integrated water management. Integrated water management promotes increased operational efficiency of urban water systems, enhanced livability for our communities, and resiliency against climate change, improved land use practices, and greater protection of public health. Specific focus areas will include demand management and projections, climate science and resiliency, land use assessment for stormwater management, and development of associated policy, public communication approaches, partnership, and peer-to-peer learning to bring global innovators together and promote new, cross-sectoral approaches to water management in New York and in the world’s urban areas.

The mission of NYC BlueTech is to develop, adapt, import and export sustainable water management ideas and technologies through coordination across government, private sector, non-profit and academic leaders. The NYC BlueTech Panel Hub is intended to start the conversation about why New York City should strive to become a center for the incubation and deployment of sustainable water management technologies by bringing together water experts from multiple sectors of the water industry to discuss prominent water management topics, opportunities and challenges.

FACILITATORS
Alan Cohn
NYC DEP

Klaus Lehn Christensen
Danish CleanTech Hub
Project Director of Danish Cleantech Hub

Carter Craft
Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York
Senior Economic Officer

Kristin Bell | NYC EDC
New York City Economic Development Corporation

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EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 10:00 — 11:30

Location: Building 92

Speakers

Matt Tomich
Pam Elardo
Chris Cavanagh

TOWARD A LOW CARBON FUTURE: TAPPING OUR URBAN (BIO)GAS SUPPLIES

 

More and more cities across the world recognize that the organic waste we generate is in fact a valuable renewable energy and nutrient resource. As these materials break down, they produce a potent mixture of methane and carbon dioxide known as "biogas". If unmitigated, biogas emissions are a major climate liability, but if captured, biogas can be used to generate power, heat homes or — if refined and compressed — fuel vehicles. Moreover, if separately collected and processed at wastewater treatment facilities or dedicated anaerobic digesters, the remaining "biosolids" can be used as nutrient-rich compost and soil amendments.

This Smart Cities workshop will address the challenges and opportunities that lay ahead for sustainably managing municipal organic waste, with a special focus on the two valuable products that can be created from this waste stream: carbon-neutral biogas and nutrient rich compost.

FACILITATORS
Matt Tomich
Energy Vision

Pam Elardo
Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
Deputy Commissioner of the Bureau of Wastewater Treatment (BWT)

Chris Cavanagh
Director of New Markets
National Grid

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EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 11:45 — 13:15

Location: Building 92

Speakers

Cathy Pasion
Marijn Fraanje – CIO City of The Hague
Gerwin Hop
Harold Maassen
Alex Posner
Rob Geldhof
Tristan Schwartzman
John Rhyner

GEOTHERMAL FOR COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS: 40% HEATING AND COOLING ENERGY REDUCTION

A smart city is smart about its energy sourcing, providing reliable, renewable and affordable energy to its people. While most attention goes to smart electricity systems, about 50% of the energy use of buildings is heating and cooling.
What heating/cooling alternatives do cities, building owners, real estate developers and energy professionals have? How can they be implemented? Considering the diversity of neighbourhoods, technologies and stakeholders involved when shifting energy sources, how can digital tools create insight and support collaboration?
In this workshop teams of participants will gain experience in selecting renewable heat systems for neighborhoods, developing thorough understanding of the benefits and challenges. They will be inspired by the stories of the Cities of New York and The Hague, by the projects Engie implemented in the US and Europe, and by the visual data tools of Over Morgen.

FACILITATORS
Cathy Pasion – Senior Policy Advisor NYC Mayor’s Office of Sustainability
Marijn Fraanje – CIO City of The Hague
Gerwin Hop - founder of Over Morgen
Harold Maassen - Business Unit Manager Project Development at Engie
Alex Posner – Project Director at NYC Department of Design and Construction
Rob Geldhof – Consultant Sustainability, Planning and Data at Over Morgen
Tristan Schwartzman – Sustainable Design & Energy Efficiency Engineer at Goldman Copeland
John Rhyner – Vice President, Geothermal Services at P.W. Grosser Consulting, Inc.

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EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 11:45 — 13:15

Location: Building 92

BROOKLYN NAVY YARD GUIDED TOUR: EXPERIENCE INDUSTRY IN ACTION

The Brooklyn Navy Yard offers a unique experience for Smart Cities Conference participants interested in learning more about the technology, architecture, innovative businesses and rich history of the 300-acre site. Once America’s premier Naval shipyard, today the Brooklyn Navy Yard is a mission-driven industrial park, home to 330 businesses employing more than 7,000 people. This bus and walking tour explores the highlights campus, including visits to the Brooklyn Grange rooftop farm, the still-active 1851 Dry Dock No. 1, and the Yard's exhibition and visitors center, BLDG 92. The tour is also a great opportunity to learn about the major development projects currently underway that will boost the workforce to over 16,000 by 2020, the greatest expansion of the Yard since World War II.

EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 13:15 — 16:00

Location: Brooklyn Navy Yard, Duggal Greenhouse (Building 268)

Speaker

Enoh Ebong

SMART CITIES IN EMERGING MARKETS: STRUCTURING A SUCCESSFUL P3

US Trade and Development Agency

By 2050, 70% of emerging market populations are expected to live in cities. How will smart cities in emerging markets prepare for and fund this growth?

In this session, expert facilitators will present a case study of an ongoing smart city infrastructure project in India. Participants will provide recommendations on structuring the project to ensure a net gain for the city and a profit for industry. Input from participants will be featured in USTDA´s feasibility study analysis, as well as presented to the city.

The goal of the workshop is to foster long-term commercial and knowledge-based partnerships to advance India’s smart city development. We invite you to join us to meet new partners and lend your expertise to an ongoing smart city project!

FACILITATOR
Enoh Ebong
Acting Director
U.S. Trade and Development Agency

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EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 13:30 — 16:00

Location: Building 92

MAKERSPACE AT NYU TOUR: NEW TECH FOR TEACHERS

The new NYU Tandon School of Engineering MakerSpace is a collaborative workspace and lab that provides even greater opportunities for students and faculty to engage in innovative and entrepreneurial activities. The space, located on the ground floor of Rogers Hall, highlights new kinds of iterative, interdisciplinary teamwork using new tools of rapid prototyping and digitally driven production. In addition to providing access to modern tools, from advanced software to milling machines to 3D printers to integrated manufacturing facilities, it functions as a stimulating environment which fosters collaborative learning. The MakerSpace also connects students to the broader tech and engineering scene available within New York City by hosting hackathons, guest lectures, and tech talks. Tours run every 30 minutes.

EVENT INFORMATION

Date: May

Time: 16:00 — 17:30

Location: MakerSpace, NYU Tandon School of Engineering; 6 MetroTech Center, Room 118

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Smart Cities NYC '17 May 3-6, 2017