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Wednesday, September 7

9:45am PDT

City as an Accelerator
Limited Capacity filling up

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

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Judi Brown

Partner & Chief Impact Officer, CivicMakers
Judi 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... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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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... Read More →

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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... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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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... Read More →

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

9:45am PDT

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.

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Robin 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... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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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... Read More →

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

9:45am PDT

Urban Mobility: In Hot Pursuit of the Perfect City
Limited Capacity filling up

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.

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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... Read More →
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Carlos Cruz-Casas, P.E.

Assistant Director, Department of Transportation Development - Miami-Dade County
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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... Read More →
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Susan Shaheen

Co-Director, UC Berkeley
Susan’s interest in environmentally- and socially-beneficial technology applications led her to focus her doctoral research on carsharing in the mid-1990s. Her main area of research examines mobility and the sharing economy. She co-directs the Transportation Sustainability Research... Read More →

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

2:00pm PDT

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

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

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

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Kate Lydon

Senior Portfolio Director, Service & Experience, IDEO
Kate Lydon is a Senior Portfolio Director at IDEO, leading Service and Experience Design. She builds content excellence across a broad portfolio that includes sectors from retail to government to financial services and travel. With a background in brand strategy, creative direction... Read More →

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Kurt Collins

Director of Partnership & Technology Evangelism, Built.io
Kurt Collins is currently Developer Evangelist at Built.io. He started his engineering career at Silicon Graphics, Inc., and soon after, he left his Electrical Engineering & Computer Science studies at MIT to start his own company—he’s been an entrepreneur ever since. Initially... 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... 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... Read More →

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

2:00pm PDT

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


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

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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 Maker... 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... 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... Read More →

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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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →

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

2:00pm PDT

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

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Ecosystems Director, Covid Credentials Initiative/ Linux Foundation Public Health
For the past 15 years, I’ve been working to bring about the creation of a layer of identity for people based on open standards. I co-founded the Internet Identity Workshop in 2005 to bring together technologists who want to see decentralized identity come into being. In the fifteen years our community has been meeting, we’ve created standards being used all over the internet, like OpenID Connect and OAuth and an initiation ground for collaborations... Read More →
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Bill Aal

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... Read More →

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