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TECH AND SMART CITIES
Overview: At this exclusive panel event, we host thought-leaders from DC's leading tech industries to explore new intersections between their field and technology. They will focus on themes such as sustaining new civic hacking efforts, emerging modes and sites of engagement, the role of governments in urban technological change, and more. The panel will be moderated by Kevin Morgan, Director of Tech Sector Attraction & Retention at the Washington DC Economic Partnership.
What You’ll Take Away: How governments, civic hackers, and data scientists are using technology to reshape cities and the lives of residents. Gain insight and inspiration from experts in specific fields and hear first-hand how technology is transforming their work. Expand your understanding of today’s tech-based world, and fuel your own ideas for the future.
Why It Matters: The omnipresence of technology has rapidly transformed lives over the last decade (remember, the iPhone was only released in 2007). Now, it’s rare to go about a regular day without interacting with tech — whether it’s an alarm app that wakes you up, your Nest Thermostat-regulated apartment, or the software you use at work. Staying ahead of the innovation curve and being able to predict the future of tech in various industries has never been more important — both at work and at play.
Carey Anne Nadeau
Founder and CEO,
Open Data Nation
Carey Anne Nadeau is the Founder and CEO of Open Data Nation, a social benefit corporation that consults with cities, causes, and brands to put open data to good use. Before founding Open Data Nation, Nadeau worked for the past decade doing quantitative research and analysis using open data. She has worked at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as a Research Affiliate to quantify and evaluate the living wage and as a Research Analyst at think tanks including the Urban Institute and Brookings Institution to analyze affordability and accessibility for low-income families in US metropolitan areas. Nadeau holds a Masters in City Planning from MIT and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Public Policy from The George Washington University. She lives and works in Washington DC.
IBM Network Services
Archana Vemulapalli leads IBM's Networks Services, securely delivering agile, resilient, and intelligent networks for public and private sector clients across the globe in support of their cognitive and cloud transformation. Prior to this role, she led next-generation technology initiatives at a variety of organizations from start-ups to major consulting firms to government, including serving as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Washington, DC. Archana is the recipient of several honors, including the Washington Business Journal’s C-Suite Award, The Washingtonian Tech Titan Award, StateScoop’s Golden Executive of the Year Award & Top Women in Tech Award, as well as DC’s Top 50 Women in Tech Award.
Director, Tech Sector Attraction & Retention,
Washington DC Economic Partnership
Kevin Morgan helps socially driven startups, companies, and nonprofits turn ideas into products and products into well-run organizations that achieve measurable impact.
Kevin is founder of TheC-Suite.co, an executive advisory firm that combines lean startup methodologies with strategic management oversight to grow new organizations. Before that he was the chief operating officer at Anant Corporation, a co-founder of Stratcon Energy, and a member of the founding team of Applied Solutions.
Kevin earned M.S. in Foreign Service focusing on global finance and trade from Georgetown University and a B.S. in International Relations from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a concentration in IT Management. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
Senior Product Marketing Manager,
Mr. Siddiqui is a Senior Product Marketing Manager at Verizon focused on Internet of Things (IoT) Products and Services covering all aspects of IoT strategy, design, implementation and operations. Mr. Siddiqui has over 15 years of experience in the telecommunications industry focused on product management and marketing of innovative technology solutions for enterprise customers. Mr. Siddiqui has spoken at numerous webinars and industry events. He has a Bachelor in Electrical Engineering and Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from George Mason University (GMU) in Fairfax, VA. He also holds a Certificate of Professional Development from Wharton School of Business.
Ryan Croft is a co-founder of TransitScreen, a global information company based in Washington, D.C. The company helps millions of people and cities across North America and Europe save time by providing real-time mobility at a glance. TransitScreen envisions cities of the future where single occupancy vehicles (SOVs) will be complemented by walking, bicycling, autonomous vehicles, and other sustainable forms of urban mobility. Ryan is a frequent speaker at conferences and universities around the topics of transportation technology, smart cities, sustainable transportation, urban mobility and entrepreneurship, including Stanford University, Harvard University, NACTO, SPUR San Francisco, and CES.
Daniel Turner is the co-founder of TRAXyL and the inventor of a new method to distribute optical fiber called FiberTRAX®. He graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in Computer Science. He has over 12 years’ experience working with the Federal Government as a project manager, technical lead, and systems engineer. His work involved telecommunications and fiber optic network installations. He has significant experience with fiber and completing many high-pressure technical projects. These efforts are invaluable towards the development of FiberTRAX®, their on-the-road fiber deployment technology. He founded TRAXyL to help solve the last mile communications problem. Daniel is passionate about solving this problem, improving the economy, opening up new opportunities, and ushering in a better, more connected world. Daniel envisions bringing affordable broadband access to everyone, and everything, using disruptive technologies. His inventiveness, expertise and deep understanding of the limitations and sensitivity of fiber technology will continue to drive development as the company ramps up FiberTRAX® deployment.
Senior Executive and Director,
National League of Cities
As senior executive and director of the National League of Cities' (NLC) Center for City Solutions, Brooks Rainwater drives the organization's research agenda, leadership education, and community engagement efforts to help municipal leaders create strong local economies, safe and vibrant neighborhoods, world-class infrastructure, and a sustainable environment.
As an advocate for strong local leadership, Rainwater often speaks and writes on the subject, and has published numerous reports and articles on innovative solutions that lead to vibrant and successful cities. His recent research and interests include advancements in technology and city innovation, the sharing economy, and how the rise of state preemption is impacting local authority.
Rainwater's expertise is a draw for media outlets, including the TODAY Show, Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, CNN, NPR, Bloomberg, and the New York Times. He also frequently contributes to publications such as FastCompany, Forbes, The Guardian, CityLab, Business Insider and TechCrunch.
Alley powered by Verizon locations are developed by Verizon, the world’s leading telecommunications company, in collaboration with Alley, a membership-only community workspace for creators. Each location is a curated community powered by the emerging technologies and thought leadership of Verizon. With Alley, Verizon is bridging the gap between start-up and corporation by helping the community workspace build next-level ecosystems for entrepreneurs.
We understand that, sometimes, plans change. If you can no longer make it to a class or workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given to cancellations made within a week of the class or workshop.
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