WWS Calendar

Smart Cities and Innovations in Urban Government Conference

Mar 8, 2018 04:30PM to 06:00PM
Location: 
Robertson Hall
Bowl 016 is for Conference Registrants only - Simulcast in Bowl 002 is available
Audience: 
Restricted to WWS graduate students
Speaker(s): 
See Agenda Below

TENTATIVE AGENDA for WWS Conference on

Smart Cities and Innovations in Urban Government

Thursday, March 8 - Friday March 9, 2018 

 

 

Thursday Afternoon

4:30 to 4:35 PM

Quick Intro

4:35 to 5:00 PM

Discussion  with Sokwoo Rhee (NIST) and 591A Students

5:00-6:00 PM

Alumni Panel

  • Moderator: Barbara Hampton, Director of Graduate Career Services and Alumni Relations, WWS
  • Rochelle Haynes, MPA-URP '06, Head of Operations and Program Strategy, 100 Resilient Cities
  • Eric Melancon, MPA '10, Deputy Chief of Staff to the Superintendent, New Orleans Police Department
  • Tracey Ross, MPA '10, Associate Director -  All-In Cities Initiative, PolicyLink
  • Christopher Taylor, MPA '99, Renewable Energy and Infrastructure, Google

 

 

 

 

 

Friday - All panels will be in Bowl 016, unless otherwise specified

8:30-9:00 AM

Breakfast and networking

9:00-9:15 AM

Introduction to the day

  • Prof. Steven Strauss, WWS

9:15-10:30 AM

Smart Cities and the Challenges Facing Urban America - Arguably, we are seeing a revolution in the ability of urban governments to monitor and manage their environment.  But, is this really a revolution?  And, if so, what will be the impact (positive, negative, or neutral) on low income and traditionally disadvantaged communities?

  • Moderator: Sokwoo Rhee, Associate Director of the Cyber, Physical Systems Program at NIST
  • Raymond Jetson, President and CEO, Metamorphosis
  • Kate Garman, Smart City Coordinator at City of Seattle, City of Seattle Washington
  • Santiago Garces, Chief Innovation Officer - Adviser to Mayor Pete Buttigieg, South Bend Indiana
  • Catherine Nikolovski, Founder and Executive Director, Hack Oregon

 

10:30-10:45 AM

Networking break

 

10:45-11:45 AM

Cyber Security, Data/Information and the Smart City - Hypothesis a Smart City will in the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors accumulate unprecedented amounts of data about its citizens and workers (e.g., health, travel, educational, eating habits, government operations, etc.) in a digital manner.  Arguably, what is unique, is not just the quality and quantity of data, but its accessibility.  In this panel we will discuss the types of data, the legitimate uses of the data, and (most importantly) the security of that data and of government operations in general.

  • Moderator: Esther Dyson, Angel Investor
  • Scott Tousley, Deputy Director, Cyber Security Division, US Department of Homeland Security
  • Tom Schenk, Chief Data Officer, City of Chicago
  • Ellen Hwang, Program Manager for Innovation Management, City of Philadelphia

 

Noon – 1:15 PM

Lunch Roundtable (SIGN-UP REQUIRED) – Bernstein Gallery

Roundtable discussions with students and practitioners

  • Transforming Urban Communities: Raymond Jetson, President and CEO, Metamorphosis; Deborah Acosta, Chief Innovation Officer, City of San Leandro
  • Cyber Security: Mike Krygier, Deputy Chief Information Security Officer - Urban Technology, New York City Cyber Command; Scott Tousley, Deputy Director, Cyber Security Division, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Transportation and the Smart City: Paige Tsai, Transportation Policy & Research Senior Associate, Uber
  • Public Safety: Eric Melancon, MPA ‘10, Deputy Chief of Staff to the Superintendent, New Orleans Police Department  
  • Planning the Smart City: Adie Tomer, Fellow, Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program
  • What do angel investors and venture capitalists do?  Esther Dyson, Investor, Angel Investor; Michael Robertson, Managing Director, IRON Ventures LLC
  • Internet of Things: Jack Kutner, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President, BigBelly Solar, Inc
  • Smart Cities and the Resilient/Sustainable City: Rolf Halden, Director of the Center for Environmental Health Engineering, Arizona State University; Sigrid Adriaenssens, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University
  • Alumni Table: Rochelle Haynes, MPA-URP '06, Head of Operations and Program Strategy, 100 Resilient Cities; Tracey Ross, MPA '10, Associate Director - All-In Cities Initiative, PolicyLink; Christopher Taylor, MPA '99, Renewable Energy and Infrastructure, Google

1:15-1:30 PM

Return to Bowl 016

 

1:30-2:30 PM

Innovation, Data, Evaluation and Performance Management - In this session we will discuss innovations in urban government with a particular emphasis on the uses of data, evaluation and analysis of data, and performance management.

  • Moderator: Jennifer Widner, Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School
  • Erin Dalton, Deputy Director, Office of Data Analysis, Research and Evaluation
  • Laura Meixel, Assistant Director of Performance Improvement, City of Pittsburgh
  • Dan Vogel, Director, North America, Centre for Public Impact
  • Bob Bennett, Chief Innovation Officer, Kansas City MO

 

2:30-2:45 PM

Networking break

 

2:45-3:45 PM

Engineering and the Smart Sustainable City - What will a Smart Sustainable City look like from an engineering perspective and what are the challenges?

  • Moderator: Feniosky Pena-Mora, Edwin Howard Armstrong Professor of Civil Engineering and Engineering, Columbia University
  • Forrest Meggers, Assistant Professor of School of Architecture and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, Princeton Environmental Institute
  • Rolf Halden, Director of the Center for Environmental Health Engineering, Arizona State University
  • Christine Kendrick, Air Quality Lead/Smart Cities Project Manager, City of Portland, OR
  • Sigrid Adriaenssens, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University

3:45-4:45 PM

Private Sector Innovation and the Smart City - What role will the private sector play in innovating the city of tomorrow?  What can the public sector do to work better with the private sector?  What can the private sector do to work better with the public sector?

  • Moderator: Rochelle Haynes, MPA-URP '06, Head of Operations and Program Strategy, 100 Resilient Cities  
  • Jerry Hultin, Chairman, Global Futures
  • Paige Tsai, Transportation Policy & Research Senior Associate, Uber
  • Jack Kutner, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President, BigBelly Solar, Inc
  • Haselmayer Sascha, CEO, Citymart - Transforming the Way Cities Solve Problems

4:45-6:00 PM 

  • Reception - Bernstein Gallery