The Intersection of Government, Technology & Industry in New York
Working with others brings in new ideas, drives innovation & creates space for better ways of working. Collaboration can act as a force multiplier, where the parties are greater than the sum of their parts. It can also help organizations tackle significant challenges. The Collaborative Technology Conference will showcase how public & private sectors working closely together can innovate at speed & bring technological & business ideas that will truly help transform the government.
John Paul Farmer is the Chief Technology Officer of the City of New York. In addition, he is an adjunct professor at Columbia University. Previously, John was a Managing Director of Microsoft Cities, where he led a team to build partnerships & design technology products that make urban communities more livable, more productive, & more sustainable. He served as the Senior Advisor for Innovation in the Obama White House, where he co-founded & led the Presidential Innovation Fellows program. John holds degrees with honors from Harvard University & the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University.
Registration & Networking Breakfast
Keynote Speaker John Paul Farmer, Chief Technology Officer, New York City
How the Healthcare & Education Sectors Can Create Healthy Neighborhoods
Thanks to advancements in technology, the healthcare ecosystem is rapidly evolving, creating abundant opportunities for partnership & collaboration to create efficiencies, solve challenges, & ultimately provide better care to all New Yorkers. This includes working with the education system to provide nutritious foods & teach healthy lifestyle habits for the millions of school-aged children. Our panelists will discuss various ways players in the healthcare & education sectors can work with our communities to advance learning, primary & emergency care, data collection & security, facilities, & more.
Mahesh Nattanmai, Chief Digital Health Strategist, New York State Department of Health
Mikko Baylosis, Project Manager, Initiatives, New York City Economic Development Corp.
FinTech in New York
As the financial center of the world & of the largest tech innovation hubs, New York City is uniquely positioned to capitalize on the boom in the financial technology sector, also known as fintech. How can different New York players work together on this opportunity to drive further growth? Our panel will feature representatives from financial institutions & governments to discuss potential partnerships, new & innovative ways to assist small business, & how fintech makes everyday life better & easier for New Yorkers. We will also hear about fintech startups, alternative lending, financial platforms, & many more ways fintech is helping New Yorkers & our government.
Matthew Homer, Executive Deputy Superintendent, NYS Department of Financial Services
Assemblyman Ron Kim, Sponsor of FinTech Legislation
Technology Partnerships for Public Safety & Security
Partnerships between law enforcement agencies/emergency services & technology are nothing new - notable collaborations include the NYPD's ShotSpotter system, NotifyNYC, & Cyber NYC. How successful are these partnerships, & what - in some - causes a partnership to fail? What challenges & opportunities lie ahead for the next generation of public safety technology? How have private companies helped government to get up-to-speed in protecting their digital systems? What else can New York do to bolster its cybersecurity & innovation efforts to keep up with the rest of the world?
Nasir Memon, Vice Dean for Academics & Student Affairs, Professor, NYU Tandon School of Engineering (moderator)
Jessica Tisch, Deputy Commissioner for Information Technology, New York City Police Department
Deanne Criswell, Commissioner, New York City Emergency Management Department
New York Government: Challenges & Solutions for Keeping Up with Evolving Technology
Governments at all levels have been notoriously criticized for moving at a sluggish pace. At the same time, technology is getting faster & stronger every day. How can city & state agencies ensure that they're working with the best & most up-to-date systems? Should government be creating more roles within its departments & agencies for tech-minded people? How do these agencies continue to recruit the best tech talent in a city known for high-paying tech jobs offered right out of college? We discuss ways private companies can assist in bridging the technology gap & assist in making these agencies stronger.
Assemblyman Clyde Vanel, Chairman, Internet & Technology Committee
Cordell Schachter, Chief Technology Officer, New York City Department of Transportation