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Saturday, September 3
 

8:00am

HACKATHON: UC Berkeley 'Disrupting Mobility' Hackathon
Limited Capacity full

The BRIDGE SF 2016 UC Berkeley Hackathon explores how Shared Automated Electric and Connected (SECA) vehicles will impact the way people and goods move within a city. Participants will be asked to define and solve these challenges:

1. How will SECA vehicles impact residents, commuters and businesses?
2. Can SECA vehicles better serve the underserved?
3. Will SECA vehicles lead to greater safety?
4. What about adapting to new or unpredictable changes including emergencies?
5. How can multiple shared services work together?
6. How can multi-modal integration be achieved between various public and private transportation modes?

 


Registration

This 48-hour Hackathon is open to university students and professionals. Participants are welcome to join from academia, government, and industry. We invite participants from the U.S. and abroad to attend this event. You can sign-up as a team (2 to 4 people) or register alone. Participants registering alone will be organized into small teams at the start of the event.


Expected Deliverables 
Teams should model the impact of SECA vehicles on traffic, the environment, safety, etc. These include EV carsharing, taxis, public transit vehicles, and delivery vehicles taking into account the need for charging solutions.

Your team’s creative output could be in the form of mock-ups, working prototypes, virtual models (animation, video), graphics (renderings, infographics), simulation models, and business and operational models. Participants are welcome to bring any additional hardware, software, or other materials and components to the Hackathon.


Evaluation Criteria 
Each team will present their concepts to a panel of expert judges at the end of the Hackathon starting at 2pm Sunday, September 4th. The judges will evaluate your project based on its value-add to the end users including research academics and institutions; developers and planning departments; and to the general public especially in regards to:


  • Improved Travel Times

  • Accessibility (Seniors, Disabled)

  • Economic Benefits (Jobs, Productivity)

  • Scalability, Open Source Design and User Interface

  • Environmental Impact.



Winner of the Hackathon will be awared a Microsoft BizSpark membership. They will receive tickets to BRIDGE SF's Thought-Leadership Panels on Thursday, September 8th @ the David Brower Center in Berkeley. Winners will also present at the International Association of Transportation Regulators (IATR) conference Fridat, September 23rd in San Francisco.

This event is possible thanks tot the generosity of our sponsors.

Platinum Sponsor

International Association of Transportation Regulators 

Silver Sponsor

Car2Go 

 

Schedule
Saturday, September 3
8:00-9:00am Registration + Breakfast
9:00am-10:00am Opening remarks and introductions, 
9:00am-12:00pm Group work, mentoring
12:00-1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm-6:30pm Group work

Sunday, September 4
8:00-9:00am Breakfast
9:00-1:00pm Finalize Projects
1:00-2:00pm Lunch
2:00-5:00pm Presentations and Judging
5:00-6:00pm Awards and closing


Event website: http://library.its.berkeley.edu/bridgesf

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-bridge-sf-disrupting-mobility-hackathon-tickets-26928590138 

Moderators
avatar for Kendra K Levine

Kendra K Levine

Librarian, ITS Library, UC Berkeley
Transportation librarian. Left back. DJ.

Speakers
avatar for Gert Christen

Gert Christen

Chief Operating Officer, City Innovate Foundation
Gert Christen is an international expert in building and growing technology businesses. He has lived and worked in Asia, Europe, North & and Latin America. Before returning to California, he was the CEO of BlueLion and Startzentrum Zurich, two Swiss startup incubators and founder of Startupfair. He also founded the Department of Entrepreneurship at HWZ University of Applied Sciences in Business Administration in Zurich, anchoring... Read More →
avatar for Pieter J. Fourie

Pieter J. Fourie

PhD Researcher, Engaging Mobility, ETH Zurich, Future Cities Laboratory
Pieter Fourie is a simulation modeller specializing in transportation. Previously he developed integrated transport/land-use models for decision support to South African metropolitan planning authorities at the South African Council of Scientific and industrial Research (CSIR). He is responsible for population synthesis and transport demand assignment for the agent-based transport demand model implemented at the Future Cities Laboratory of the... Read More →
avatar for Susan Shaheen

Susan Shaheen

Co-Director, Transportation Sustainability Research Center, UC Berkeley
Susan Shaheen is a co-director of the Transportation Sustainability Research Center (TSRC) of the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California (UC), Berkeley. She is also an adjunct professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at UC Berkeley. She was the first Honda Distinguished Scholar in Transportation at the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis from 2000 to 2012. She served as the Policy and Behavioral... Read More →


Saturday September 3, 2016 8:00am - Sunday September 4, 2016 6:30pm
ITS Library, UC Berkeley McLaughlin Hall, 4th Floor, UC Berkeley
 
Tuesday, September 6
 

10:00am

DEMO DAY: City of the Future
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BRIDGE SF 2016: DEMO DAY @ Microsoft Reactor
Bay Area, National and International Startups in the “Smart City” arena are nominated by our partners to demo their disruptive technologies to a diverse audience in a juried competition.  

This is a free event, but you must be registered to enter.  Only 100 seats available!

Registration is now full.  Ticket holders may join the waitlist and we will contact you there are openings, and give you first priority if you arrive Tues morning at Microsoft's Reactor.




  • 10am - Intro to Judges 

  • 10:10 - 11:25 - 5-min Demos

  • 11:30 - 11:55 - Finalists selected

  • 12:00 - 12:30 - (3) Finalists give 90-sec pitch with 5-min Q&A

  • 12:35pm - Award Ceremony





Demo Day focus:
CONNECTED CITIES / IoT / BIG DATA / MOBILITY / TRANSPORTATION


With big thanks to Microsoft, BRIDGE SF Premier Sponsor, and our expert line-up of Judges!  

Welcome 2016 Demo Day startups! We can only pick one winner, but each of these companies have winning solutions with great teams aimed at making the world a better place...

Moderators
avatar for Gert Christen

Gert Christen

Chief Operating Officer, City Innovate Foundation
Gert Christen is an international expert in building and growing technology businesses. He has lived and worked in Asia, Europe, North & and Latin America. Before returning to California, he was the CEO of BlueLion and Startzentrum Zurich, two Swiss startup incubators and founder of Startupfair. He also founded the Department of Entrepreneurship at HWZ University of Applied Sciences in Business Administration in Zurich, anchoring... Read More →
avatar for Mariko Davidson

Mariko Davidson

Civic Tech & Engagement, Microsoft
Mariko Davidson is an urban planner, civic designer, and activist. New to the Microsoft team, she runs civic tech and engagement programs in San Francisco (in partnership with Scott Mauvais). Prior to this, Mariko launched the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Open Data Initiative as an Innovation Fellow. She served in the Boston Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics where she launched maker technology pilots on girls STEM... Read More →
avatar for Jay Onda

Jay Onda

Director of Strategic Investments Venture Partner, Yamaha Motor Ventures & Laboratory Silicon Valley, Inc.
avatar for Steve Raney

Steve Raney

Executive Director, Smart Mobility, Joint Venture Silicon Valley
Steve Raney leads Joint Venture Silicon Valley’s Smart Mobility project to reduce Bay Area commuting by 25% (enterprise commute trip reduction software, mobility aggregation apps, gap-filling mobility services, drive alone sticks fund green travel carrots). Previously, Steve led autonomous vehicle commercialization studies for Nissan and Google and he led the EPA’s “Transforming Office Parks into Transit Villages” Study. He is the... Read More →

Demo Day Startups!
avatar for Bestmile

Bestmile

BestMile
BestMile provides an agnostic fleet management platform designed to connect, operate and optimize any fleet of autonomous vehicles. Using new generation algorithms and machine learning techniques, it actively manages both scheduled and on-demand mobility, while adapting routes in real time according to the network state. It acts as a collective intelligence to optimize transport as a global ecosystem.  
avatar for CloudParc

CloudParc

The disruptive CloudParc platform uses advanced machine vision and artificial intelligence to automate enforcement of parking violations, detect parking space availability, issue tickets, dynamically price spaces based on occupancy, traffic and incident data via mobile apps, and provide security/surveillance, private intelligence and many other smart city applications (beyond parking) via third parties through the CloudParc API.
avatar for CommunityLogiq

CommunityLogiq

CommunityLogiq is a modern cloud-based data analytics and mapping platform that helps build smarter governments.
avatar for Evercharge

Evercharge

EverCharge makes the world's first EV charger specifically designed for smart cities, by efficiently using available power they can install and charge 10x the number of vehicles.
avatar for Faception

Faception

Faception is a facial personality profiling company. Our breakthrough computer-vision and machine learning technology analyzes facial images and automatically reveals personalities in real-time. Our groundbreaking technology enables security companies and agencies to be more effective in detecting anonymous persons of interest.
avatar for LotaData

LotaData

LotaData
LotaData is an alternative data company that applies Moments Intelligence to understands "why people are where they and what is on their minds". Our SaaS platform enables smart cities to engage with local communities in meaningful ways through data-driven optimization of city programs and facilities. LotaData achieves this by applying (1) mobile location intelligence, (2) predictive analytics, and (3) machine learning, to data... Read More →
avatar for Opendatasoft

Opendatasoft

Founded in 2011, OpenDataSoft develops a turnkey SaaS platform designed for smart and easy transformation of all types of data into innovative services (APIs, data visualizations, real-time monitoring). Our mission: make it easier for business users to publish, share and reuse data.  Headquartered in Paris, France, OpenDataSoft powers data sharing portals for customers such as the City and County of Durham, the City of Paris and... Read More →
avatar for Smarking, Inc.

Smarking, Inc.

Smarking is a data analytics company that specializes in parking data. By aggregating data from on and off street parking assets: meters, gates, pay stations, parking guidance systems, mobile payments systems and others.   Smarking builds clients a holistic business intelligence platform that displays real time occupancy, predicted occupancy and host of reporting features surrounding historical occupancy, parking durations and revenues.
avatar for The Department of Better Technology

The Department of Better Technology

Department of Better Technology helps governments deliver great digital services to the people who depend on them. Our flagship product is Screendoor, the dedicated platform for digital-first government services. Screendoor replaces PDFs with mobile-friendly online forms, brings collaboration into a beautiful and intuitive web application, and automates digital workflows.
avatar for Velo-Labs

Velo-Labs

Lattis exists to improve urban living through applied technology.  We specialize in low-power tracking devices that never require recharging, coupled with powerful management software that optimizes all aspects of a vehicle fleet.
avatar for Wivity, Inc.

Wivity, Inc.

Wivity is a SaaS plus hardware company that offers wireless connectivity to | industrial IoT devices with mission-critical connectivity needs- a $50B/year | market. Make money on hardware sales, data plans, and SaaS subscriptions. Plans to | scale by targeting smart cities




Tuesday September 6, 2016 10:00am - 12:30pm
Microsoft Reactor Get directions 680 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94107

1:30pm

Caravan Studios: an Introduction to Participatory Design Methodology
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Caravan Studios: an Introduction to Participatory Design Methodology

Free. Pre-Registration Required:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/caravan-studios-an-introduction-to-participatory-design-methodology-tickets-27131830034


This workshop, being produced in collaboration with the BRIDGE SF conference, a week-long celebration of civic innovation hosted by the City and County of San Francisco, the University of California, Berkeley, and City Innovate Foundation. This event will examine participatory methodologies for creating civic apps. All those interested in design thinking and civic tech should join us.

Caravan Studios will demonstrate their 5-step participatory, community-centric design process. This process, based on human-centered design and collaborative practices, works with community members to generate opportunities for technology interventions on their most pressing issues, design responses to those opportunities, select the most impactful of those responses, build the technology, and use it throughout the community to make change.

 

In this session, you will emerge with:

- a framework for a participatory design methodology
- an understanding of how participatory design impacts usage and results
- an understanding of how to more broadly engage a community in discussions about relevant local issues





Moderators
avatar for Susan Tenby

Susan Tenby

Director of Social Community & Strategic Partnerships, Caravan Studios
Online Community, Social Media and Partnership Director of Caravan Studios, where she runs all the social media channels, recruit volunteers, identify and engage influencers, curate relevant content, plan and participate in both online and on-the-ground monthly events, speak publicly on behalf of the organization and spearhead development opportunities via network mapping and creation.
avatar for Marnie Webb

Marnie Webb

CEO, Caravan Studios
Marnie Webb is the CEO of Caravan Studios, a division of TechSoup, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Caravan Studios’ collaborative approach uses a theory of technology intervention to allow communities to respond to the issues they care about most. caravan Studios has used this methodology to launch projects in the United States, Brazil, and Qatar. The work they do impacts survivors of human trafficking and domestic violence, youth who are in... Read More →


3:30pm

Code for America -- Open House, Meet & Greet, and Produce Demos with Fellows
Limited Capacity seats available

Code for America welcomes BridgeSF to our SoMa office to sit down with our staff and Fellows redesigning core government services across our Focus Areas of Economic Development, Healthy Communities, and Safety & Justice. For too many Americans, the services they need the most are too often out of reach. Come meet the teams making it easier for low-income Americans to access food, stay out of jail, and find jobs.

Join us for an afternoon get together where you'll see demos from our teams, learn how we're applying user-centered design and agile software development to government, and mix and mingle with technologists dedicated to making government work better for those who need it most. Stay after the demos for happy hour at CfA's offices. 

Seating is limited.  Please register here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/code-for-america-open-house-meet-greet-and-product-demos-with-fellows-tickets-27182210724 


Moderators
avatar for Efrem Bycer

Efrem Bycer

Director of Economic Development, Code for America
Efrem leads Code for America's efforts in helping governments better leverage open data and civic technology to support their economic development efforts. Prior to joining CfA in May 2015, Efrem was a manager of economic development at the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation, where he led EDC's work on public policy, global strategic initiatives, and select industries, including life sciences, clean technology and craft beer... Read More →


Tuesday September 6, 2016 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Code for America 155 9th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

5:30pm

Open Innovation Club presents Smart Mobility Techmeeting
Limited Capacity full

Smart Moblity Techmeeting, powered by The Open Innovation Club

Registration is FREE for BRIDGE SF!  Please reserve your ticket here:
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/smart-mobility-techmeeting-powered-by-the-open-innovation-club-tickets-25980505391?discount=BridgeSF

Description of Event: 
Transportation has become both a challenge and an opportunity in the modern, smart city. Technology however has created an interconnected system, providing an opportunity for  vehicles, travelers, and infrastructure to communicate with each other through various data streams and provide synergistic benefits. 

During this TechMeeting, we will look at some of these innovative products and services addressing mobility and transportation solutions, including:

  • Multimodal transportation solutions

  • Connected mobility solutions, IoT

  • Autonomous vehicle technology

  • Shared mobility and mobility-as-a-service

  • Electric Vehicles and charging stations

  • Data, localization services and real-time intelligence


6:30pm

ETH Zurich presents Big Data-Driven Transport Simulation
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Big Data-Driven Tranport Simulation

Registration requested: bit.ly/BigDataDriven

Finally knowing where it’s at and where it will be at...  For the first time in transport planning, we have near perfect information on demand, and this helps us predict with unprecedented confidence. Cell phones, smart cards, and soon, perhaps, an internet of moving things. Every move you make leaves a trace, and makes your future moves more predictable. In this public talk, we will show why this is not as creepy as it sounds, and the ways in which we are moving towards a state where only a machine will ever see your data – at least in our world. And we will show just how much information is contained, not just in the points of data, but also the spaces between them.


Speakers:

Alexey Pozdnukhov, Smart Cities Research Center, UC Berkeley

Alexey works on scalable data analytics methods for semantically rich modelling of urban dynamics. His research links advanced machine learning, complex networks and spatial interaction models into a general framework to quantify the emergence and evolution of spatio-temporal patterns in everyday dynamics and socio-economic structure of cities.

Pieter Fourie, Future Cities Laboratory, ETH Zurich

Pieter is a simulation modeler at the Future Cities Laboratory, specializing in transportation. His work focuses on using transit smart card data to produce very accurate simulation of current and future transport system networks.

The evening will close with a networking reception.

Moderators
avatar for Pieter J. Fourie

Pieter J. Fourie

PhD Researcher, Engaging Mobility, ETH Zurich, Future Cities Laboratory
Pieter Fourie is a simulation modeller specializing in transportation. Previously he developed integrated transport/land-use models for decision support to South African metropolitan planning authorities at the South African Council of Scientific and industrial Research (CSIR). He is responsible for population synthesis and transport demand assignment for the agent-based transport demand model implemented at the Future Cities Laboratory of the... Read More →

flyer pdf

Tuesday September 6, 2016 6:30pm - 9:30pm
The Laundry 3359 26th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
 
Wednesday, September 7
 

8:15am

Morning Registration
Wednesday Registration
+ Light Breakfast & Hot Drinks served!

Wednesday September 7, 2016 8:15am - 8:55am
Sutardja Dai Hall, UC Berkeley Sutardja Dai Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720

9:00am

Morning Talks
(3) Keynote Presentations by featured speakers.  The theme is about how to drive civic innovation.  

Hosted by Kamran Saddique, City Innovate Foundation's Executive Director and the University of California's Susan Shaheen.

 

Moderators
avatar for Kamran Saddique

Kamran Saddique

Executive Director, City Innovate Foundation
Kamran co-founded City Innovate in Dubai and San Francisco in 2013, and headquartered the company to San Francisco in 2014. Much of Kamran’s professional experience is in financial engineering around new technology ventures, especially smart city initiatives. Previously, he served as a Partner and Co-Founder to Inside Investor, a media and venture capital firm. Prior to that he served as an investment advisor to a company owned by one of... Read More →
avatar for Susan Shaheen

Susan Shaheen

Co-Director, Transportation Sustainability Research Center, UC Berkeley
Susan Shaheen is a co-director of the Transportation Sustainability Research Center (TSRC) of the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California (UC), Berkeley. She is also an adjunct professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at UC Berkeley. She was the first Honda Distinguished Scholar in Transportation at the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis from 2000 to 2012. She served as the Policy and Behavioral... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Krista Canellakis

Krista Canellakis

Deputy Innovation Officer, San Francisco Mayor's Office of Civic Innovation
Krista seeks to connect creative people to make cities more livable, inclusive and responsive. She previously led communications in a national renewable energy start-up and built a crowdfunding platform that enabled communities to fund civic projects in Chile.
avatar for Peter Hirshberg

Peter Hirshberg

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

Andrew McMahon

Pacific Rim Regional Administrator, GSA
Andrew McMahon was appointed Regional Administrator for GSA’s Pacific Rim Region on May 18, 2015. As Regional Administrator, he leads a workforce of over 880 associates across California, Nevada, Arizona and Hawaii, as well as in Japan, South Korea and the U.S. territories of Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Headquartered in San Francisco, California, the Pacific Rim Region has an annual operating budget of... Read More →


Wednesday September 7, 2016 9:00am - 9:35am
Sutardja Dai Hall - Banatao Auditorium UC Berkeley

9:45am

City as an Accelerator
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Is there a place for entrepreneurship in government? In 2014, San Francisco launched the Startup in Residence (STIR) program which embeds entrepreneurs directly into city departments for 16-weeks; instead of vendors pitching solutions to cities, cities pitch challenges to entrepreneurs while providing a platform for product co-development and mentorship.  

What have we learned, where are we going, and how can similar approaches be taken in cities worldwide?  This program will feature participants from the Startup in Residence 2016 cohort including: 


STIR 2016 Cohort:



  • Felicia Curcuru, CEO, Binti and part of the STIR 2016 Cohort



  • Peter Akman, CEO, Raxar and Ali Sadat, SVP, Raxar





STIR 2016 Education Program Curators:



  • Lawrence Grodeska, Civic Makers



  • Judi Brown, Civic Makers



Moderators
avatar for Judi Brown

Judi Brown

Co-founder, CivicMakers
Judi Brown is a social impact strategist with 10+ years experience working with mission-driven for-profits, nonprofits, and local governments. She brings a multi-disciplinary and multi-sectoral approach to strategic planning and organizational development with a lens toward equity and inclusion. She holds a master’s in sustainable public administration and policy from Presidio Graduate School in San Francisco, California.
avatar for Jeremy Goldberg

Jeremy Goldberg

Director, Startup In Residence (STIR), SF Mayor's Office of Civic Innovation
Jeremy has worked globally across the public and private sectors on innovative partnerships. He’s particularly well-versed on innovation strategy tied to civic pro-bono and engaging startups in helping to solve civic challenges. Jeremy is a graduate of the Masters in Public Affairs from the University of San Francisco and received his BA in Government from the University of Texas-Austin. He is an alumni of Aspen’s Socrates Program, Fuse Corps... Read More →
avatar for Lawrence Grodeska

Lawrence Grodeska

Co-founder & CEO, CivicMakers
Lawrence Grodeska is a maker, communicator and civic geek who uses technology to help civic leaders in the public and private sector engage key audiences. Over 15 years, Lawrence has built programs and products to transform how citizens interact with their communities and governments. Lawrence regularly speaks about civic innovation at events such as SXSW Interactive, The Nonprofit Technology Conference, and Code for America Summit.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Akman

Peter Akman

CEO/CoFounder, Raxar Technology Corporation
Peter Akman is Co-Founder and President of Raxar. As President, it is Peter’s vision which drives Raxar’s advances in technology and inspires the company’s expert team. Mr. Akman has a long history of running multi-disciplinary teams in a variety of industries. Prior to founding Raxar Technology Corporation, Peter held multiple VP positions with Citi Group, Board Membership with Digital Panorama and Technology Fellowship with... Read More →
avatar for Herman Chandi

Herman Chandi

Co-founder, Community Logiq
Herman is an all-around startup growth veteran and tech entrepreneur. He was the former VP Business Development of Procurify and has experience in business development, product and marketing. He is also a designed CPA and has served on boards of non-profits and volunteered on several political campaigns.
avatar for Felicia Curcuru

Felicia Curcuru

CEO, Binti
Felicia Curcuru is the CEO of Binti. Felicia became passionate about adoption and foster care through the personal experience of having a number of adoptions in her family. Felicia is a Court Appointed Special Advocate for foster youth and represents the best interests of abused and neglected youth in San Francisco. She is also a guest blogger on Huffington Post, SF Globe and Adoption.net. | | Prior to starting Binti, Felicia had a career in... Read More →
avatar for Susan Ma

Susan Ma

Industrial Business Development Manager, San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD)
Susan has experience working with government on the local, state, and Federal level. She is currently working with OEWD to support industrial businesses in San Francisco, which are also known as production, distribution, and repair (PDR) businesses. Both her parents worked in manufacturing and she is extremely committed to helping these businesses start, stay, and grow in the City. Susan holds a Masters in Public Policy from Mills College.
avatar for Mark Masongsong

Mark Masongsong

CEO & Co-founder, Community Logiq
Mark is a software entrepreneur and has served as a political aide to two BC Ministers of Health and as a political consultant at federal, provincial and municipal levels of government in Canada. He has also advised the Mayor of Surrey British Columbia and brings insider knowledge of government operations.
avatar for Ali Sadat

Ali Sadat

Senior Vice President, Raxar Technology
Dr. Ali Sadat currently serves as the Senior Vice President at Raxar Technology.  In his role, Ali is responsible for orchestrating Raxar’s roadmap and strategy through maximizing customer satisfaction, collaboration, sales growth and profitability.  Prior to joining Raxar as a founding member, Ali maintained clinical and research appointments at the University of California San Francisco and San Francisco General Hospital... Read More →


Wednesday September 7, 2016 9:45am - 12:45pm
Sutardja Dai Hall - Banatao Auditorium UC Berkeley

9:45am

Community-Centered Urban Design
Limited Capacity seats available

Cross-sector collaboration is a well-known best-practice for planning and building our cities in a sustainable, equitable way. That said, there are significant challenges in aligning the interests of real estate developers, city government, and residents. How can we make the planning process more collaborative, transparent, and effective to create win-win-win outcomes for all stakeholders? This workshop will examine the application of human-centered design principles to city planning, and present innovative legal and financing instruments (ex. Green Benefit District, Community Benefit Agreements) to help stakeholders co-create healthy, vibrant, and resilient cities.

Moderators
avatar for Robin Abad Ocubillo

Robin Abad Ocubillo

Urban Designer and Planner, City Design Group, San Francisco Planning Department
Robin is a Planner and Urban Designer at the San Francisco Planning Department.  He currently manages the Central Waterfront-Dogpatch Public Realm Plan, an interagency effort to scope and program streetscape and open space infrastructure projects into the City's capital implementation plan.  He also serves as core staff with SF Pavement to Parks, helping to test community-generated public space ideas and stewardship models in... Read More →
avatar for Dan Parham

Dan Parham

Co-Founder & CEO, Neighborland
Dan Parham co-founded Neighborland with Candy Chang and Tee Parham. Neighborland is a communications platform (SaaS) that empowers civic organizations to collaborate with their stakeholders in an accessible, participatory, and equitable way. As a social enterprise, Neighborland has worked with over 200 civic organizations including city agencies, universities, foundations, and local non-profits. Over 750,000 U.S. residents have participated on... Read More →
avatar for Brooke Ray Rivera

Brooke Ray Rivera

Executive Director, Build Public
Brooke Ray brings expertise in creative urban planning, community development, and public private partnerships after six years with Passerelle Investment Company, a progressive real estate investment group focused on downtown revitalization in Silicon Valley. At Passerelle, she implemented multiple pop-up parks, public art exhibitions with SFMOMA and Christie's, and other place-making efforts in conjunction with her work attracting and curating a... Read More →

Wednesday September 7, 2016 9:45am - 12:45pm
Sutardja Dai Hall - Rm 242 (Downstairs) UC Berkeley

9:45am

Urban Mobility: In Hot Pursuit of the Perfect City
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Cities worldwide are in hot pursuit of more optimal means and modes of moving people and goods in, out, and around.  Match the fact that current infrastructures are unable to sustain, yet alone meet growing demand, and the need to innovate is now!  Will the promise of new new technologies finally be the end of brutal congestion, unsafe roads, inequitable and inaccessible systems?  



Join a team of experts in an interactive session emulating City Innovate’s “Collider” methodology involving all participants in a co-creation of the perfect city.




Moderators
avatar for Gert Christen

Gert Christen

Chief Operating Officer, City Innovate Foundation
Gert Christen is an international expert in building and growing technology businesses. He has lived and worked in Asia, Europe, North & and Latin America. Before returning to California, he was the CEO of BlueLion and Startzentrum Zurich, two Swiss startup incubators and founder of Startupfair. He also founded the Department of Entrepreneurship at HWZ University of Applied Sciences in Business Administration in Zurich, anchoring... Read More →
avatar for Carlos Cruz-Casas, P.E.

Carlos Cruz-Casas, P.E.

Assistant Director, Transportation Strategic Planning, Miami-Dade Department of Transportation & Public Works
Carlos joined the recently merged Miami-Dade Department of Transportation & Public Works to lead the Transportation Strategic Planning Division. His primary focus is to introduce mobility innovation to Miami-Dade County and plan for a fully integrated transportation system. His career includes both public and private sector experience ranging from conceptual design to implementation of pedestrian, bicycle, transit, traffic and safety projects... Read More →
avatar for Pieter J. Fourie

Pieter J. Fourie

PhD Researcher, Engaging Mobility, ETH Zurich, Future Cities Laboratory
Pieter Fourie is a simulation modeller specializing in transportation. Previously he developed integrated transport/land-use models for decision support to South African metropolitan planning authorities at the South African Council of Scientific and industrial Research (CSIR). He is responsible for population synthesis and transport demand assignment for the agent-based transport demand model implemented at the Future Cities Laboratory of the... Read More →
avatar for Susan Shaheen

Susan Shaheen

Co-Director, Transportation Sustainability Research Center, UC Berkeley
Susan Shaheen is a co-director of the Transportation Sustainability Research Center (TSRC) of the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California (UC), Berkeley. She is also an adjunct professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at UC Berkeley. She was the first Honda Distinguished Scholar in Transportation at the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis from 2000 to 2012. She served as the Policy and Behavioral... Read More →

Wednesday September 7, 2016 9:45am - 12:45pm
Sutardja Dai Hall - Bechtel Boardroom (6th floor) UC Berkeley

12:50pm

2:00pm

A Connected City is an Inclusive City: Rapid Protyping the Internet of Things for All People
Limited Capacity full

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.

Moderators
avatar for Kate Lydon

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 →

Speakers
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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

2:00pm

Afternoon Talks: Global Perspectives on Future Cities
Limited Capacity seats available

Description:  Join us as world leaders in Smart City civic innovations share stories of the digital transformation in their cities.  How have world innovation leaders like San Francisco, Dubai, Singapore, and Stavanger, Norway tackled urban sustainability, competitiveness, and growth with new technologies, innovative policies, and public-private partnerships.

The first half will feature keynote presentations and second half a panel discussion with Q&A with the audience.   



2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Keynotes hosted by:  Mr. Kamran Saddique, City Innovate Foundation

H.E. Dr. Aisha Bin Bishr, Smart Dubai Office
"Towards Becoming The Happiest City on Earth"

Mr. Cheow Hoe Chan, Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore
"Smart Nation: a practical approach"

Mayor Christine Sagen Helgø, Stavanger, Norway
"From Energy Capital to Smart City Front-Runner"

Mr. Mickey McManus, MAYA Design
"From Citizen Maker to Infinite Citizen"



3:15 - 3:45 pm

BREAK



3:45 - 5:00 pm

Panel: The Transformative Power of Technology and the Driving Force of Data

Moderated by:  Mr. Mickey McManus, MAYA Design

Mr. Cheow Hoe Chan, Government Chief Information Officer, Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore

Mr. Haruyuki Seki, Chief Innovation Officer, City of Kobe

Ms. Tone Grindland, Head of Economic Development, Stavanger

Mr. Thomas Sichelkow, Gate 21, Copenhagen

Moderators
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Peter Hirshberg

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

Chairman, Principal, MAYA Design
Mickey McManus is a research fellow at Autodesk in the Office of the CTO, and Principal & Chairman of the board at MAYA Design, a design consultancy and innovation lab. He's a pioneer in the fields of pervasive computing, collaborative innovation, human-centered design and education. Mickey holds nine patents in the area of connected products, vehicles and services, and spearheaded the launch of MAYA's Pervasive... Read More →
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Kamran Saddique

Executive Director, City Innovate Foundation
Kamran co-founded City Innovate in Dubai and San Francisco in 2013, and headquartered the company to San Francisco in 2014. Much of Kamran’s professional experience is in financial engineering around new technology ventures, especially smart city initiatives. Previously, he served as a Partner and Co-Founder to Inside Investor, a media and venture capital firm. Prior to that he served as an investment advisor to a company owned by one of... Read More →

Speakers
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H.E. Dr. Aisha Bin Bishr

Director General, Smart Dubai Office
Dr. Aisha Bin Bishr is the Director General of the Smart Dubai Office, the government entity charged with overseeing Dubai’s citywide smart transformation, engaging with leadership in the public and private sector to make Dubai a global benchmark smart city. | | Prior to that, Dr. Aisha worked as Assistant Director General of the Executive Office of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister and Vice President of... Read More →
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Cheow Hoe Chan

Government Chief Information Officer, Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore
Mr Chan Cheow Hoe is the Government Chief Information Officer (CIO)/Assistant Chief Executive (Government Chief Information Office) of Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) since 1 April 2014. As the Government CIO, Cheow Hoe will oversee Singapore Government’s central information technology systems and infrastructure, and drive the development and delivery of innovative public services for citizens and... Read More →
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Tone Grindland

Head of Economic Development, City of Stavanger
Ms Tone Grindland – a driving force in the region regarding smart city development. As head of Economic development in Stavanger she has a particular focus on public / private cooperation as a key to innovation, business development and internationalization. She has formerly worked with Greater Stavanger Economic, The Stavanger Region European Office and the Red Cross, is a political scientist with university education from five... Read More →
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Mayor Christine Sagen Helgø

Mayor, City of Stavanger, Norway
Christine Sagen Helgø has been the mayor of Stavanger since the regional election of October 2011, representing the Conservative Party of Norway, Høyre (re-elected in 2015) Christine Sagen Helgø has seen sixteen years of Stavanger's politics. She has a law degree from the University of Bergen. She is chair of the board of the Greater Stavanger Economic development and the Port of Stavanger. In the 2014-2016 term she served as... Read More →
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Hal Seki

Chief Innovation Officer, City of Kobe
Hal Seki is a Chief Innovation Officer (CINO) for the City of Kobe. In this role he leads the development of open innovation process in Kobe city. Since Kobe city started accelerating startups as city’s program, he helps to make the program and forming a community of entrepreneurs. He is also running Data Academy program inspired by Data Academy SF. It is the series of workshops for city staffs to build up data literacies. Besides of CINO... Read More →
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Thomas Sichelkow

International Smart City Business Development Mana, Gate 21
International Smart City Business Development Manager at Gate 21, Copenhagen, helping Danish and Swedish companies, municipalities and their respective governments develop Living Labs and Smart City solutions and creating opportunities abroad. | | Previously Thomas was Head of development of Vinge - Denmarks biggest Urban Development. Vinge is a green field development, with focus on creating the city of the future. This has involved development... Read More →


Wednesday September 7, 2016 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Sutardja Dai Hall - Banatao Auditorium UC Berkeley

2:00pm

Multi-Stakeholder Engagement in Digital Identity
Limited Capacity seats available

Identity seems simple - we each have one and use it daily to navigate our world.  It also holds a lot of complexity because we present different facets of ourselves different in different places. Our interactions with different institutions, government, commercial, civil society all require the exchange of identity information and personal data.   How does it all work together, both from an individual point of view and from an institutional point of view?



 "The session will support participants, from a variety of stakeholder groups, to explore a wide range of challenges with identity for constituents that cities, counties, service agencies and are trying to figure out.  We invite you to bring your challenges to the session to share them with others and brainstorm about potential solutions.  The results of the session will be shared with all participants and help inform the federal government's support for future research in Identity and Privacy."



Kaliya “Identity Woman” Young, our primary facilitator, is an internationally recognized expert in the field of user-centric digital identity and personal data. The Internet Identity Workshop that she co-founded in 2005, twice a year brings together brings the largest concentration on the planet of talent dedicated to designing and building identity systems that empower individuals. She has worked directly with the US Government (NSTIC & DHS S&T) and the Government of British Columbia.  She is enrolled first ever class of students in the Masters of Science in Identity Management and Security at the University of Texas at Austin. She is currently honored as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.



We invite those attending to review the Identity 101 Boot Camp Kaliya presented at the Identity North in Toronto in June this year. SlideShare: Identity 101 Boot Camp



Moderators
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Bill Aal

Unconference.net
Bill Aal, is a professional facilitator, specializing in dialog and deliberation within and between diverse communities. He has worked with rural and urban communities, professional groups, universities and government to design events and meetings to bridge divides of all kinds. As Managing Partner of Unconference.net,  he facilitates large scale meetings on a regular basis. | | He has a background in technology... Read More →
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Kaliya Young

Internationally recognized expert, user-centric digital identity and personal data, Identity Woman
Kaliya Young also known as “Identity Woman,” is an independent advocate for the rights and dignity of our digital selves. She is an internationally recognized expert in the field of user-centric digital identity and personal data. The Internet Identity Workshop that she co-founded in 2005, twice a year brings together brings the largest concentration on the planet of talent dedicated to designing and building identity... Read More →

Wednesday September 7, 2016 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Sutardja Dai Hall - Rm 242 (Downstairs) UC Berkeley

5:15pm

Tour: Citris Foundry and Invention Lab
Limited Capacity seats available

Tour: Citris Foundry and Invention Lab

The CITRIS Invention Lab is an onsite rapid prototyping and packaging lab that works in conjunction with the Marvell Nanofabrication Lab. Resources consist of an array of traditional prototyping equipment that range from the basic craft tools to machining and electronics instruments. It offers a unique opportunity for researchers on all four CITRIS campuses to create, produce and package a prototype that can be tested and ultimately pitched to potential users, customers and investors.

The CITRIS Invention Lab supports faculty, student and community innovation by providing the knowledge, tools and support to rapidly design and prototype their ideas. The new facility is a vital part of the CITRIS “pipeline” running from the innovative minds of researchers, through CITRIS laboratories, and out into the world.

The 1,300 square-foot lab is located on the first floor of Sutardja Dai Hall in CITRIS headquarters at UC Berkeley. It supports three major functions:


  1. Teaching Engineering and New Media courses on product design, device design and prototyping;

  2. Providing facilities and expert technical support for hardware and software prototyping;

  3. Translating ideas and concepts into new ventures through prototyping support for the CITRIS Foundrystartup incubator.



We will meet at the Sutardja lobby by the elevator and stagger into groups of 20.  


Wednesday September 7, 2016 5:15pm - 5:45pm
Sutardja Dai Hall, UC Berkeley Sutardja Dai Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720

5:15pm

Tour: Jacobs Hall Makerspaces & Design Innovation Labs
Limited Capacity full

Tour: Jacobs Hall Makerspaces & Design Innovation Labs, UC Berkeley
Join us for a tour of Jacobs Hall, home of the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation, UC Berkeley’s interdisciplinary hub for learning and making at the intersection of design and technology.  Check out our makerspaces and fabrication labs that support hundreds of students in bringing their innovative ideas to life each semester, and learn about the courses and programs that bring students from across campus together to work on solutions to pressing challenges of today and tomorrow. 

We will meet at the Sutardja lobby and stagger into groups of 20.  


Wednesday September 7, 2016 5:15pm - 6:00pm
Sutardja Dai Hall, UC Berkeley Sutardja Dai Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720
 
Thursday, September 8
 

8:15am

Morning Registration & Networking
Registration for General Session
+ Coffee, Tea & Pastries

Thursday September 8, 2016 8:15am - 9:15am
David Brower Center, Berkeley, CA 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

9:15am

Bold Visions Revolutionizing Cities
Limited Capacity filling up

Cities are using technology to transform the way they interact with residents and businesses.  For example, Mayors are increasingly using data-driven dashboards to track how quickly potholes are being filled.  But these improvements often require revolutionary changes to public infrastructure and policies.  This session will feature bold visionaries that are pushing major initiatives that will revolutionize how cities operate.

Moderators
avatar for Ian Kalin

Ian Kalin

Chief Data Officer, U.S. Department of Commerce
Ian Kalin began working as Chief Data Officer at the U.S. Commerce Department in March 2015. As Commerce’s first-ever Chief Data Officer, Ian is responsible for developing and implementing a vision for the future of the diverse data resources at Commerce. He works with all 12 Commerce bureaus to unlock more data that help support a data-driven Department and economy.Prior to joining the Commerce Department, Ian worked in the private sector... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mark Farrell

Mark Farrell

Supervisor, City and County of San Francisco
Supervisor Mark Farrell represents District 2, which includes the Presidio, Marina, Cow Hollow, Pacific Heights, Presidio Heights, Anza Vista, Laurel Heights, Jordan Park, the Lake Street corridor, Sea Cliff and parts of Russian Hill.Supervisor Farrell currently serves as: Chair of the Budget and Finance Committee, as a Member of the Transportation Authority, as a Member of the Transportation Authority’s Plans and Programs Committee, as a... Read More →
avatar for Sonny Hashmi

Sonny Hashmi

Managing Director, Global Government, Box
Sonny Hashmi is the Managing Director of Global Government Strategy at Box. In his role, Sonny is responsible for developing and executing a go-to market strategy for Box within global public sectors, and represents Box as a cloud computing thought-leader in government. Sonny also serves as part of the Editorial Advisory board for GovernmentCIO magazine, and works for Federal, State, Local and International government customers on cloud and... Read More →
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Naomi Kelly

City Administrator, City and County of San Francisco
Naomi M. Kelly is San Francisco’s City Administrator, one of the highest-ranking non-elected officials of the City and County. In this capacity, Ms. Kelly oversees the General Services Agency consisting of 25 departments, divisions, and programs that include Public Works Department, Department of Technology, Office of Contract Administration/Purchasing, Real Estate, County Clerk, Fleet Management, Convention Facilities, Animal Care and Control... Read More →
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Tina Lee

Founder & CEO, MotherCoders
Tina is the Founder and CEO of MotherCoders, a non-profit social enterprise dedicated to on-ramping women with kids to careers in technology so they can thrive in a digital economy. In 2015, under Tina’s leadership, MotherCoders won a finalist prize in the Bay Area Google Impact Challenge, a contest where only 25 organizations were chosen out of nearly 800 applicants for their innovative work and social impact. Most recently, the Yerba Buena... Read More →


9:15am

City Knowledge Transfer: A Global Exchange — how can cities learn from each other?
Limited Capacity seats available

In a constant competition for the best companies and most talent, what benefits can come from a global knowledge exchange amongst cities?  How do we transfer city innovations to rural and suburban areas?  Can this knowledge lead to economic benefits increasing Job opportunities, improving accessibility, balancing income equality, assuring safety?  What policies will help drive this exchange?



Moderators
avatar for Amanda Eaken

Amanda Eaken

Deputy Director of Sustainable Communities, National Resource Defense Council
Amanda Eaken is deputy director of sustainable communities with NRDC. Her primary focus is reducing transportation sector greenhouse gas emissions through improved land use and transportation planning and policy. She was actively involved in the passage of SB 375, which will provide transportation funding and regulatory incentives for regions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through improved long-term growth plans. She represented the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Carlos Cruz-Casas, P.E.

Carlos Cruz-Casas, P.E.

Assistant Director, Transportation Strategic Planning, Miami-Dade Department of Transportation & Public Works
Carlos joined the recently merged Miami-Dade Department of Transportation & Public Works to lead the Transportation Strategic Planning Division. His primary focus is to introduce mobility innovation to Miami-Dade County and plan for a fully integrated transportation system. His career includes both public and private sector experience ranging from conceptual design to implementation of pedestrian, bicycle, transit, traffic and safety projects... Read More →
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Mark Dowd

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology, United States Department of Transportation
Mark K. Dowd is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology at the Department of Transportation. He also serves as the Senior Advisor to the Secretary. Mark has extensive policy experience in transportation, technology, energy and environmental matters, and is leading the Department on a number of innovative initiatives including the Smart City Challenge. | | Before joining the Department of Transportation, Mark was a senior... Read More →
avatar for Margarita María Parra

Margarita María Parra

Program Officer, Environment Program, Hewlett Foundation
Margarita María Parra serves as a program officer in the Foundation’s Environment Program. She directs the Foundation’s grants to support sustainable transportation, a critical component of the Foundation’s work to reduce transportation-related air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, China, Mexico, Brazil, and Europe. | | Parra joined the Foundation in 2010 from ClimateWorks Foundation in San... Read More →


9:15am

Energizing a City for Today and Tomorrow
Limited Capacity seats available

Already cities around the world are struggling to manage increasing demands for energy.  There's a major need to update antiquated infrastructures dominated by non-renewable / carbon-heavy inputs, and an even bigger feeling led by new technologies that there's got to be a better way.  What technologies will rise to the top and how can cities optimize their use and adoption?    

Moderators
avatar for Melanie Nutter

Melanie Nutter

Principal, Nutter Consuting
Melanie Nutter is the Principal of Nutter Consulting that provides sustainability and smart cities strategy development and implementation for cities, foundations and companies. In July of 2010, Mayor Gavin Newsom appointed Melanie Nutter as the Director of the San Francisco Department of Environment. She continued to serve in that capacity for Mayor Edwin Lee through February 2014. Nutter led the Department, which helps all San Francisco... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Doug Davenport

Doug Davenport

Founder & CEO, Prospect Silicon Valley
Over a 25-year career, Doug has served in leadership roles to bring future context to conventional practice. Prior to founding ProspectSV, Doug forged a new approach to industry partnerships at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab in the Energy and Environmental Technologies Division where he led business strategy for its FlexLab Building Technologies research platform, and was the architect of CalCharge, a nationally recognized consortium of battery... Read More →
avatar for Jessie Denver

Jessie Denver

Energy Program Manager, Department of the Environment, City and County of San Francisco
Jessie Denver is the San Francisco Department of the Environment’s Energy Program Manager where she leads a diverse team working on energy efficiency, renewable energy, and zero emission vehicle programs. Prior to joining the City, Jessie served as Program Director at the nations leading solar policy advocacy organization, Vote Solar. With 20 years of experience developing energy policy and programs, she also served... Read More →
avatar for Dennis Quinn

Dennis Quinn

COO, Co-founder, Joule Assets
Mr. Quinn is currently COO and co-founder of Joule Assets responsible for market development, development of web-based customer engagement platform and company sales.Previously, Mr. Quinn was a founding member and CEO of Celerity Energy LLC, one of the first demand response companies in the US in 2000 and early on successfully developed one of the largest portfolios of demand response clients in the Western US by developing win/win business... Read More →
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Neal De Snoo

Energy Program Manager, Office of Energy and Sustainable Development City of Berkeley Planning Department
Neal has 30 years of experience in energy policy, including 21 years in management.  He currently manages the Office of Energy and Sustainable Development (OESD) at the City of Berkeley Planning and Development Department.  OESD is responsible for providing strategic direction the City’s sustainability efforts and directly manages programs related to climate change, clean energy and green building.  The Division’s... Read More →


Thursday September 8, 2016 9:15am - 10:40am
David Brower Center - Kinzie Room 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

10:40am

Session Break
Quick break between Panels

Thursday September 8, 2016 10:40am - 11:05am
David Brower Center, Berkeley, CA 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

11:05am

Answering the Diversity Challenge
Limited Capacity seats available

This panel is less about the "why" and more about the "how" we can maintain and increase diversity in our cities.  The why is well understood.  Diversity is good for a city's culture, community, and workforce.  The how is less understood.  How are we going to deal with rising housing prices and industry wide lack of diversity forcing long-time residents and alternative lifestyles out of the city.  How can we stop and reverse this trend?  The heart of our cities depend on it.

Join experts as they share best practices and forward thinking visions of...


  • How to increase investments in underrepresented entrepreneurs

  • How policymakers play a role in improving diversity in the private sector

  • How the private sector can self-promote more inclusive practices

  • How a city can help build a pipeline of diverse talent

  • How the future looks for diversity  


Moderators
avatar for Melinda Epler

Melinda Epler

Founder & CEO, Change Catalyst
Melinda Briana Epler has more than 20 years of experience elevating brands and developing business innovation strategies for social entrepreneurs, mature social enterprises, Fortune 500 companies and global NGOs. As Founder & CEO of Change Catalyst, Melinda empowers diverse, inclusive and sustainable tech innovation through events, education, mentorship and funding. Through Tech Inclusion, an initiative of Change Catalyst, she partners... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for José Cisneros

José Cisneros

Treasurer, City and County of San Francisco
In September 2004, Mayor Gavin Newsom appointed José Cisneros as Treasurer for the City and County of San Francisco. As Treasurer, he serves as the City's banker and chief investment officer, managing all tax and revenue collection for San Francisco.  He was elected to a full term in November 2005. Treasurer Cisneros is proud to lead an accomplished and effective city department. Under his tenure, the office has achieved the... Read More →
avatar for Evan Engstrom

Evan Engstrom

Executive Director, Engine
Evan is the Executive Director at Engine—a nonprofit advocacy and research organization that supports startups—where he develops Engine’s policy positions on issues important to the tech community, from telecom and immigration to capital access and IP. Prior to joining Engine, Evan was an attorney in private practice in San Francisco, focusing on copyright litigation. Evan is a graduate of Harvard Law School and the University... Read More →
avatar for Colin Lacon

Colin Lacon

Director of Strategic Partnerships, Office of the Mayor, City and County of San Francisco
Colin Lacon is currently the Mayor’s Director of Strategic Partnerships for Mayor Ed Lee | in the City and County of San Francisco. His responsibility includes creating, | coordinating, and facilitating public/private partnerships for the benefit of the residents of | San Francisco. He serves as the primary point of contact to support the public and private sectors working effectively together and convenes stakeholders across sectors... Read More →
avatar for Rachel Williams

Rachel Williams

Head Of Diversity & Inclusion, Yelp
Rachel Williams is the Head of Diversity & Inclusion at Yelp. She leads the company's global initiatives for attracting, hiring, retaining and including talent from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Prior to rejoining Yelp, Rachel was the Head of Talent Acquisition for ClearSlide, a sales engagement start-up in San Francisco. Bringing more than 15 years of experience as a Silicon Valley headhunter, Rachel has a deep understanding of the... Read More →


Thursday September 8, 2016 11:05am - 12:30pm
David Brower Center - Kinzie Room 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

11:05am

Multi-mode or One journey: What matters to people and how to make it happen?
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In a classic case of tail-wagging-the dog, cities and transport operators have historically focused on separate transport modes and (relatively recently) their integration to better serve mobility needs in cities. People, on the other hand, seem to care little about transport “modes” per se focusing more on the ease, convenience and cost of the journeys they wish to take. Obviously these journeys help cities function, deliver value for inhabitants and help serve as catalysts for opportunity and culture. But there are clear downsides as well – on health and safety, pollution, congestion and equitable access. How then are cities delivering on peoples’ desire for convenient journeys without eroding all of the benefits we derive from living in cities? Are new technologies, services and actors changing the way in which these journeys can be better organized, coordinated and delivered? If so, how? And what can we say about the potential for changes in people’s trip-making behavior and preferences?   

This session will cover these issues and others as well as we challenge assumptions, highlight best practice and discuss novel partnerships that drive innovation for a better tomorrow.

We will open with a stage-setting presentation by the moderator, Philippe Crist (10 mn), and two presentations by both Alain Flausch (10 mn) and Rahul Kumar (10mn).

We will then open up a moderated discussion amongst panelists and the audience that will tweak out some of the key assumptions that may no longer hold when we consider future urban travel and to sketch out the contours of a better model of delivering sustainable, seamless trips in cities like San Francisco.

Moderators
avatar for Philippe Crist

Philippe Crist

Senior Economist and Administrator, International Transport Forum at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
Philippe Crist is a Senior Economist and Administrator at the International Transport Forum (ITF) at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). He coordinates the research of the ITF’s Corporate Partnership Board and manages international research projects for the ITF’s 57 Member countries. His current work addresses disruptive urban mobility scenarios and examines how public transport and taxi markets must... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Alain Flausch

Alain Flausch

Secretary General, International Association of Public Transport (UITP)
Alain Flausch was selected Secretary General of the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) in September 2011 by the UITP Executive Board.  | This appointment acknowledges Mr Flausch’s long-standing commitment to public transport on the international stage. Mr Flausch was previously Chairman of the Finance & Commerce sub-committee of the UITP Metro Committee (2001-2009); he has also been a member of... Read More →
avatar for Colin Hughes

Colin Hughes

Director, Global Research and Strategy, Institute for Transportation Policy and Development
Colin K. Hughes directs global research and strategy on new mobility services, national transport policy, and sustainability evaluation at the Institute for Transportation Policy and Development. Colin’s previous work includes researching global transportation financing patterns, authoring the Bikeshare Planning Guide, designing bicycle networks and bikeshare systems, planning high-capacity Bus Rapid Transit, and mobility analytics. Colin has... Read More →
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Rahul Kumar

Senior Vice President, Transdev
With over 15 years’ experience in the industry, Rahul Kumar has served in positions on all sides of the table. As Director of Planning for Foothill Transit in Los Angeles, California, Mr. Kumar designed and implemented the Agency’s first Bus Rapid Transit service. While working with a small Southern Californian transit consulting firm, Mr. Kumar served as project manager for over 15 transit projects including designing transit center... Read More →


11:05am

Cities for People and Planet: The New Urban Paradigm
Limited Capacity seats available

This discussion pushes the boundaries of our imaginations toward a more perfect city. Technology and human-centric urban design has a lot to say about that, but so too does our individual mindsets and cultural norms.  Join us as we step forward into a connected city that is more eco and human-friendly by design, while also stepping up into a vision of a city that best supports life on planet earth.

Moderators
avatar for Louise Mozingo

Louise Mozingo

Professor and Chair or Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning and Urban Design, University of California, Berkeley
Louise Mozingo is Professor and Chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning. She is a member of the Graduate Group in Urban Design of the College of Environmental Design and Director of the American Studies program of the College of Letters and Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley. A former Associate and senior landscape architect for Sasaki Associates, Prof. Mozingo joined the department after a... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mayra Madriz

Mayra Madriz

Project Manager, Gehl
Mayra is an Urban Planner with ten years of expertise addressing the socio-cultural dimension of urban revitalization projects in the US and Latin America. She is interested in how people experience the public realm, how they are impacted by changes in the built environment, and how to engage a broad range of stakeholders meaningfully in planning decisions.
avatar for Cole Roberts

Cole Roberts

Associate Principal, Energy & Resource Sustainability, Arup
Cole Roberts leads the energy and resource sustainability business in Arup’s San Francisco office. Specializing in design, planning, and consultation in the new and existing built environment, Cole has led dozens of projects to successful LEED® certification and ZNE achievement, including numerous platinum and gold awards. His work beyond the scale of individual buildings, from climate positive communities, integrated infrastructure... Read More →
avatar for Thomas Sichelkow

Thomas Sichelkow

International Smart City Business Development Mana, Gate 21
International Smart City Business Development Manager at Gate 21, Copenhagen, helping Danish and Swedish companies, municipalities and their respective governments develop Living Labs and Smart City solutions and creating opportunities abroad. | | Previously Thomas was Head of development of Vinge - Denmarks biggest Urban Development. Vinge is a green field development, with focus on creating the city of the future. This has involved development... Read More →


12:30pm

1:45pm

It's all about the Fundamentals: How Local Governments Support Economic Competitiveness by Putting Users First
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How are local governments supporting the creation of new businesses and growth of existing ones through redesigning core economic development services? Who within government is driving this change? And a first for many governments, putting the needs of their citizens and businesses first!

Moderators
avatar for Efrem Bycer

Efrem Bycer

Director of Economic Development, Code for America
Efrem leads Code for America's efforts in helping governments better leverage open data and civic technology to support their economic development efforts. Prior to joining CfA in May 2015, Efrem was a manager of economic development at the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation, where he led EDC's work on public policy, global strategic initiatives, and select industries, including life sciences, clean technology and craft beer... Read More →

Speakers
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John Keisler

Director of the Innovation Team, City of Long Beach
John Keisler is the Director of the Innovation Team and has lived in Long Beach for the past 12 years. He has a Masters in Public Administration from the USC Price School of Public Policy. Over the years, he’s led multiple change-management projects throughout the City, serving as the Animal Care Services Bureau Manager, Business Operations Manager for the Parks, Recreation & Marine Department, and CFO for the Police Department.
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Tess Posner

Director of TechHire, Opportunity@Work
TechHire, Opportunity@Work’s flagship project, is a public-private initiative in American cities, states, and rural communities to to get more Americans rapidly trained for well-paying technology jobs. TechHire fills local IT jobs and empowers Americans with the skills they need to fill these jobs, including through new accelerated approaches like “coding boot camps” and high-quality online courses. Tess supports the TechHire initiative... Read More →
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TODD RUFO

DIRECTOR, SAN FRANCISCO OFFICE OF ECONOMIC & WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
Todd Rufo is the Director of the San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development. As Director, Todd oversees Business Attraction and Retention, Small Business, Film, International Trade and Commerce, Workforce Development, and the Neighborhood Development divisions. Todd was previously the Deputy Director for the Department, where he lead the City’s business attraction and retention efforts, with a focus on key business sectors... Read More →


Thursday September 8, 2016 1:45pm - 3:10pm
David Brower Center - Kinzie Room 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

1:45pm

The Trifecta: Shared, Automated, and Electrified
Limited Capacity full

How will disruptions in mobility disrupt the way we live?  Will improved mass transit and shared vehicles make personal ownership obsolete? What will be the impact on commuters and service professionals?  How will our city streets transform to meet these changes? Is there a quantifiable improvement in the quality of life, workforce competitiveness, and environmental benefits to come?

Moderators
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Susan Shaheen

Co-Director, Transportation Sustainability Research Center, UC Berkeley
Susan Shaheen is a co-director of the Transportation Sustainability Research Center (TSRC) of the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California (UC), Berkeley. She is also an adjunct professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at UC Berkeley. She was the first Honda Distinguished Scholar in Transportation at the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis from 2000 to 2012. She served as the Policy and Behavioral... Read More →

Speakers
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Emily Castor

Director of Transportation Policy, Lyft
A member of the original Lyft team, Emily works with researchers, transportation planners, environmental advocates, and transit agencies to advance ridesharing as a sustainable transportation option and to document its impacts. She started her career as a transportation policy aide for a U.S. Congresswoman and later served as a financial advisor for municipal infrastructure projects. Emily holds an MPA from the University of Pennsylvania and... Read More →
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Jeffery Greenblatt

Sustainable Energy Systems Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Dr. Jeffery Greenblatt’s research focuses in two complementary areas: large-scale, multi-sector, multi-decadal modeling of greenhouse gas reduction strategies at the local, state or national level, and more fine-grained analysis of specific emerging technologies that hold promise for reducing greenhouse gas emissions while enhancing convenience, safety or human potential. On the former topic, he has been involved with modeling pathways of... Read More →
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Justin Holmes

Director, Corporate Communications and Public Policy, Zipcar
Justin is Zipcar’s director of corporate communications and public policy where he leads efforts to promote Zipcar’s brand of “wheels when you want them” to Zipcar members, city leaders, media and other stakeholders. Leveraging his experience in technology as well as public and government relations, Justin works with cities and policy makers to help accelerate the adoption of car sharing as a vital, sustainable part of the urban... Read More →
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Gerry Tierney

Associate Principal, Perkins+Will
Gerry Tierney, an Associate Principal at Perkins + Will, is Director of P+W’s Smart Mobility Lab studying the evolution of urban mobility and its impact on the public realm. A founder of Mobility and the City’s REDCAR project, Gerry has collaborated with UCB’s Transportation Sustainability Research Center on workshops addressing “E-Mobility as a Service”, “Emerging Modes of Personal Transportation” and “Evolving Urban Mobility... Read More →


1:45pm

Resiliency from the Ground Up: How Community Engagement Makes Us Stronger.
Limited Capacity seats available

No more waiting for someone else to come to the rescue!  This panel looks at how community organizations are empowering their citizens like never before to prepare for and respond to emergencies.  From necessity comes innovation and cities need more rapid and scalable responses if they are to rise to the challenge of natural disasters and emergencies affecting their citizens, businesses, and visitors.  Fortunately, people have always been willing to help and now they have the resources to do so.  Learn from experts in community-based resiliency measures in how to engage a community and together weave a net of safety.

Moderators
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Lawrence Grodeska

Co-founder & CEO, CivicMakers
Lawrence Grodeska is a maker, communicator and civic geek who uses technology to help civic leaders in the public and private sector engage key audiences. Over 15 years, Lawrence has built programs and products to transform how citizens interact with their communities and governments. Lawrence regularly speaks about civic innovation at events such as SXSW Interactive, The Nonprofit Technology Conference, and Code for America Summit.

Speakers
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Alicia Johnson

Resilience & Recovery Manager, San Francisco Emergency Managament
A natural-born problem solver with a super power for getting it done, Alicia Johnson has a penchant for civic innovation. An Emergency Manager by trade, Alicia can count Hurricane Sandy, Super Bowl 50 and an earthquake or two in her portfolio of responses. She has changed the culture of emergency preparedness with the creation of SF72.org and it's open source sister, City72. A community that plays together, stays together and Alicia is diligently... Read More →
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Scott Mauvais

Director, Microsoft Technology Center, Microsoft Corporation
Scott Mauvais is the Director of Technology and Civic Innovation at Microsoft where he works with local leaders to infuse technology into existing real-world systems to make cities better places to live, learn, work, and innovate. | | Scott has been at Microsoft 16 years. Most recently, he was the Director of the Microsoft Technology Center, an innovation lab where Microsoft’s top architects work hand-in-hand with Fortune 500 companies to... Read More →
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Yo Yoshida

CEO and Co-Founder, Appallicious, Inc.
Yo Yoshida is the CEO and Founder of Appallicious, a Civic Startup based in San Francisco that creates products to help government better serve its citizens. He is a seasoned innovator, entrepreneur, industry writer, and start-up adviser with a passion for government and technology.Yo has been working with the White House, FEMA, nongovernmental organizations, universities, foundations, first responders and local governments for 2 and a half years... Read More →


3:10pm

Session Break
Quick break between Panels

Thursday September 8, 2016 3:10pm - 3:35pm
David Brower Center, Berkeley, CA 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

3:35pm

How Art Impacts the Economy and the Economy Impacts Art
Limited Capacity seats available

Art was once limited to galleries and showings.  Now it's hit the streets and cities around the world are adding immense benefits to their citizens and businesses through the installation of public art exhibits and infrastructures.  Extensive planning, funding, design, development, and maintenance challenges increase exponentially with the size and scale of the installation.  Is it worth it?

Moderators
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Ben Davis

Founder & Chief Visionary Officer, Illuminate
Ben Davis is one of the lucky ones who found a way to blend personal passion and profession. Determined to work on projects that had “meaning,” he cut his professional teeth as the manager of public information on the $4b Boston Harbor Cleanup Project. In 1994, he moved to San Francisco and started an award-winning creative communications firm that specialized in working on mega-projects that leave a long-lasting positive legacy, and has... Read More →

Speakers
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Joe D'Alessandro

President & CEO, SF Travel
D’Alessandro has served as president and CEO of San Francisco Travel Association since July 2006. With more than 1,500 members and an annual budget of $32 million, the destination marketing organization is one of the largest membership-based tourism promotion agencies in the country. Prior to joining San Francisco Travel, D’Alessandro was president and CEO of the Portland Oregon Visitors Association and served as... Read More →
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Tom DeCaigny

Director of Cultural Affairs, City & County of San Francisco
Tom DeCaigny is San Francisco’s Director of Cultural Affairs where he oversees the San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC). The SFAC is a $24 million City agency that champions the arts as essential to daily life by investing in a vibrant arts sector, enlivening the urban environment and shaping innovative cultural policy. Established by City Charter in 1932, the SFAC is charged with overseeing the design quality of public infrastructure... Read More →
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Maria Jenson

Executive Director, SOMArts Cultural Center
Maria Jenson is the Executive Director of SOMArts Cultural Center. Prior to joining SOMArts, Maria was a key member of the External Relations team managing the reopening of SFMOMA following the museum’s $300 million dollar expansion. At SFMOMA, she worked across departments and built innovative community partnerships as the museum’s cultural and civic ambassador. | | Maria was the Founding Director of ArtPadSF– an... Read More →


Thursday September 8, 2016 3:35pm - 5:00pm
David Brower Center - Kinzie Room 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

3:35pm

The Future of Mobility is Integration
Limited Capacity filling up

There are so many stakeholders in the future of mobility.  The very nature of transportation connects cities, counties, states, and nations.  Each with their own priorities and interests in moving people and goods in, out and around.  Overlapping governance and competing spheres of influence make coming together even more necessary, and challenging.  What are the institutional practices creating alliances among agencies?  Where are there conflicts and obstructions?  What got us into this mess anyways?  And what's going to get us out of it? 

Moderators
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Ratna Amin

Transportation Policy Director, SPUR
Ratna Amin leads SPUR's work to create a high-quality transportation system in San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose and the Bay Area region. Her areas of focus include public transit, land use and transportation integration. In 2014, Ratna published SPUR’s first transportation policy report about Silicon Valley, Freedom to Move. More recently, she published Seamless Transit, an agenda to address the Bay Area's transit fragmentation problem. She was... Read More →

Speakers
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Tilly Chang

Executive Director, SF County Transportation Authority
Tilly Chang serves as Executive Director of the San Francisco County Transportation Authority. The SFCTA plans, funds and delivers capital improvements for San Francisco’s multimodal transportation system. As San Francisco’s county congestion management agency and transportation sales tax administrator, the SFCTA collaborates SFMTA/Muni, BART, Caltrain and other transportation agencies to deliver voter-approved capital projects... Read More →
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Joseph Kopser

President, moovel Group
As global president, Joseph is responsible for shaping and communicating moovel’s vision, mission and overall strategy on a global level. moovel Group GmbH was founded by Daimler AG, the maker of Mercedes-Benz, with the global mission to find solutions for the disconnected and ever-changing state of urban transportation and to discover how new technologies will affect the way we’ll move tomorrow. | | Prior to moovel, Joseph... Read More →
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Ramses Madou

Associate Director: Planning, Development & Customer Systems, Parking & Transportation Services, Stanford University
Ramses Madou is currently Stanford University Parking & Transportation Service’s Associate Director of Planning, Development and Customer Systems. He has a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from San Jose State University and a Masters in Political Science from San Francisco State University. He is interested how analysis and technology can inform programs which aim to change the economy of mode choices for... Read More →
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Steve Raney

Executive Director, Smart Mobility, Joint Venture Silicon Valley
Steve Raney leads Joint Venture Silicon Valley’s Smart Mobility project to reduce Bay Area commuting by 25% (enterprise commute trip reduction software, mobility aggregation apps, gap-filling mobility services, drive alone sticks fund green travel carrots). Previously, Steve led autonomous vehicle commercialization studies for Nissan and Google and he led the EPA’s “Transforming Office Parks into Transit Villages” Study. He is the... Read More →


3:35pm

A Systems Approach to Resilient Cities
Limited Capacity seats available

Cities are incredibly complex, living entities that present formidable challenges for strengthening bonds that boost resiliency. At the same time, their size and intricacy provide unique opportunities to explore the key components of resiliency. Just how resilient is your city? Join us as we take a social-ecological systems approach in exploring how systems thinking can provide useful tools for understanding and addressing the structure and complexities of cities.

Moderators
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Kiran Jain

Chief Resilience Officer, City of Oakland
As Chief Resilience Officer, Kiran works at the intersection of critical issues in Oakland--access to housing and jobs, community safety, reliable public infrastructure and the city's ability to recover quickly from adversity. | | Kiran served on the founding team of Neighborly, a financial technology company modernizing public finance. She is a former senior deputy city attorney for the City of Oakland where she focused on land use, real... Read More →

Speakers
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Timothy Burroughs

Chief Resilience Officer, City of Berkeley
Timothy Burroughs is an Assistant to the City Manager and serves as the Chief Resilience Officer (CRO) for the City of Berkeley. In this role he is the City’s lead staff for advancing community readiness for a range of hazards, such as natural disasters and the impacts of climate change. | | Prior to his appointment as CRO, Timothy led development and managed implementation of Berkeley’s ambitious Climate Action Plan. Berkeley’s efforts... Read More →
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Pitichoke Chulapamornsri

Director of Business Development, Neighborly
Pitichoke Chulapamornsri serves as the Director of Business Development at Neighborly, a mission-driven financial technology company that empowers community members to directly invest in local public projects they care about. Concurrently, he is a research fellow at the Harvard Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. Prior, he worked as a senior analyst at Goldman Sachs' Private Equity Group. Pitichoke earned a Master in Public... Read More →
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Elizabeth Redman Cleveland

Global Lead, Sustainable Customer Solutions Senior Consultant, Economics & Country Risk, IHS Markit
Drawing on the experience and expertise of IHS experts across the globe,  Elizabeth Redman Cleveland leads IHS’ corporate‐wide initiative to help  customers make sustainable decisions that take into account long‐term social, ... Read More →
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Gil Friend

Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Palo Alto
Founder and Chairman, Natural Logic Inc. | Author, The Truth About Green Business. | Inaugural member, Sustainability Hall of Fame. | Lifelong social entrepreneur and sustainability geek.Gil is widely considered one of the founders of the sustainable business movement, and was named an inaugural member of the Sustainability Hall of Fame (with Ray Anderson, Amory Lovins, Karl-Henrik Robert and Bob Willard), and "one of the 10 most influential... Read More →


5:15pm

Celebration @ Berkeley City Club
Limited Capacity seats available

A celebration of the day's events and opportunity to make lasting connections!  Please join us as we walk over to the Berkeley City Club for drinks.  This is a BRIDGE SF only gathering.  Cash bar.  


Thursday September 8, 2016 5:15pm - 6:30pm
Berkeley City Club 2315 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
 
Friday, September 9
 

9:30am

OPEN CITY: Coffee with a Wonk!
Limited Capacity full

SPUR [IDEAS + ACTION FOR A BETTER CITY]

SPUR Welcomes BRIDGE SF participants to their San Francisco headquarters for, "coffee with a wonk".  This is a chance to see SPUR's headquarters and visit a San Francisco Bay Area pillar of innovation, learning more about their work and finding out "what is a wonk?" while enjoying incredible coffee in an inspiring atmosphere.   

Conversation provided by SPUR's Transportation Policy Director Ratna Amin and Editorial Director Allison Arieff and St. Clare cafe has all the morning fixings available for purchase.

We know it will spur creative and collaborative ideas for you and your city!

This is a public event.  Non-ticket holders goers may REGISTER HERE.

Speakers
avatar for Ratna Amin

Ratna Amin

Transportation Policy Director, SPUR
Ratna Amin leads SPUR's work to create a high-quality transportation system in San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose and the Bay Area region. Her areas of focus include public transit, land use and transportation integration. In 2014, Ratna published SPUR’s first transportation policy report about Silicon Valley, Freedom to Move. More recently, she published Seamless Transit, an agenda to address the Bay Area's transit fragmentation problem. She was... Read More →



Friday September 9, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
SPUR SF 654 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94105

10:30am

OPEN CITY: Walking Tour inspired by SPUR's guide to privately owned public spaces in downtown San Francisco
Here's the link to a self-guided walking tour inspired by SPUR's map of privately owned public spaces in downtown San Francisco.  The whole tour is just over 2-miles.  You can make it shorter and always hop a ride if you get tired... 

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1UU5w_SbN73PK2VAGzu7bTAPVYTE&usp=sharing

We recommend starting at SPUR HQs after the "Coffee with a Wonk".   

Moderators
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Adam Shapiro

Executive Producer, City Innovate Foundation


Friday September 9, 2016 10:30am - 2:00pm
SPUR SF 654 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94105

2:00pm

OPEN CITY: Private Tour of SFPUC Bldg.
Limited Capacity seats available

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Headquarters Tour

**For BRIDGE SF Ticket Holders Only**

Please register by selecting this session.  You must be registered to join the tour and have a Government Issued ID to present upon entry.  Limited to 30 participants.

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Join us for a tour of one of the nation’s greenest office buildings – the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Headquarters (SFPUC) located at 525 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco.  Take an opportunity to visit this state-of-the-art 13-story, 277,500 square-feet building, designed and built to meetLeadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum standards, exemplifying sustainable design and fiscal responsibility.

Building Features:




  • On-site wastewater treatment



  • On-site use of recycled wastewater



  • Rainwater harvesting



  • Solar panels, and more 





SFPUC Guided Tour Procedures:
Tour guests are requested to arrive 15 minutes prior to tour start time. Please enter via the 525 Golden Gate Avenue entrance and check in at the security desk. All guests 18 years-old and above are requested to bring a valid government issued photo ID. Children and youth under 18 years of age are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult or guardian. Please do not bring large backpacks or oversized bags as they are not allowed on the tour.

Team
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Adam Shapiro

Executive Producer, City Innovate Foundation



Friday September 9, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
SFPUC Bldg. 525 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102