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Wednesday, September 7 • 2:00pm - 5:00pm
A Connected City is an Inclusive City: Rapid Protyping the Internet of Things for All People FULL

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The promise of greater efficiency and responsiveness through improved means of data collection, analytics, and distribution is what Smart Cities are all about.  Undecided is who gets to collect what and how we’re going to learn to share it.  Without forward thinking and sometimes aggressive policies, the market will decide.  Without standards, our streets, subways, buildings, and even open spaces become the proving grounds and we the people its test subjects. This is where a combination of self-regulation and government intervention is necessary, otherwise the biggest possible gains of a connected city will fail to be realized.

What are the steps needed to assure rapid adaptation of connected devices transforming cities into ever more inclusive and intelligent eco-systems?  One that can save lives through disaster preparedness and emergency responsiveness.  One that makes our streets safer.  One that can provides housing and quality transportation for all it’s residents.  One that’s easy to navigate and engaging for it’s visitors.  One that makes a city more economically viable.  One that cares for the environment.  One that cares for the elderly and infirmed.  One that provides equal opportunity for all.  

Join us as leaders in the research, development, policy, finance, and public-private partnerships will look intently upon the challenges in taking on city-wide projects from concept, through pilots, and into lasting returns for a city and it’s citizens.

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Kate Lydon

Public Sector Portfolio Director, IDEO
As Public Sector Portfolio Director at IDEO, Kate Lydon focuses on client relationships and content excellence across a portfolio focused on citizen impact and government organizations. With a background in brand strategy, creative direction and architecture, Kate guides cross-disciplinary teams and clients towards visionary, innovative, human-centered solutions. She has a proven talent for reframing complex, systems challenges and developing... Read More →

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Kurt Collins

Director of Partnership & Technology Evangelism, Built.io
Kurt Collins is currently Developer Evangelist at Built.io. He started his engineering career at Silicon Graphics, Inc., and soon after, he left his Electrical Engineering & Computer Science studies at MIT to start his own company—he’s been an entrepreneur ever since. Initially working on the software engineering side of startups, he moved to business development at Photobucket.com, Inc. He then worked at several early-stage... Read More →
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Peter Jackson

Public Sector Portfolio, IDEO
Peter Jackson co-leads the Public Sector Portfolio from IDEO’s San Francisco office where he helps governments, non-profits, and enterprises with a public impact mission bring Design Thinking into their organizations in order to create meaningful change in the world. He leads client relationships and programs where design questions focus on opportunities to make products, services, and organizational cultures more... Read More →
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Nicolas Miailhe

Executive Director, People for Global Transformation
Nicolas has over ten years of professional experience in emerging markets working at the nexus of innovation, high technology, government, industry and civil society. He is currently Research Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School of Government in the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. His work focuses on civic technologies, social innovation and digital empowerment. At the Kennedy School, Nicolas is also Visiting Research Fellow in... Read More →

Wednesday September 7, 2016 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Sutardja Dai Hall - Bechtel Boardroom (6th floor) UC Berkeley