2019 Digital New York Summit

May 23, 2019  
Conference
National Geographic Encounter
226 W 44th St. New York, NY 10036
Thursday
9:00AM - 4:00PM
Advancing Information, Innovation & Communication
Event Description

City & State's 2019 Digital New York will convene New York's information leaders from government and industry for a day-long, dynamic program of candid discussion and thought-provoking presentations on the innovative ideas being used to improve the delivery of services to both citizens and government agencies. 

Speakers
kevin parker New York Senate
State Sen. Kevin Parker
Chairman, Energy and Telecommunications Committee
Senator Kevin Parker represents the ethnically diverse Brooklyn district comprised of sections of Flatbush, East Flatbush, Midwood, Ditmas Park, Kensington, Windsor Terrace, and Park Slope. A lifelong Brooklyn resident, Senator Parker has been recently appointed Chair of the Senate Committee on Energy and Telecommunication. For the 2019 Legislative Session, Senator Parker has the honor of serving on are the Senate Standing Committees on Finance; Rules; Alcoholism & Substance Abuse; Insurance; and Banks.
Richard T. Jacobs
Assistant Special Agent In-Charge, Cyber Branch, FBI
Richard T. Jacobs is the assistant special agent in-charge of the Cyber Branch in the FBI’s New York office. The branch investigates national security and criminal cyber matters and responds to cyber incidents in the New York metropolitan area. In 2014, Mr. Jacobs helped establish the Financial Cyber Crimes Task Force, a multi-agency initiative targeting cyber crime and technology-based fraud schemes. Following graduation from the FBI Academy in 1999, Mr. Jacobs was assigned to New York where he investigated a variety of securities fraud matters. From 2002 to 2005 he played the role of a corrupt stock broker in a market manipulation undercover operation which resulted in the conviction of 49 individuals. In June 2010, he was selected to lead a Manhattan-based securities fraud unit which handled the Bernard L. Madoff and the Galleon Group insider trading investigations. He transitioned from financial crimes to cyber investigations in June 2013 as the acting assistant special agent in-charge of the Cyber Branch, and was named assistant special agent in-charge in October 2014. Prior to joining the FBI, Mr. Jacobs was a risk manager on Wall Street. He holds a CISSP certification, a Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in finance, and he is currently pursuing a master’s degree in information technology at Carnegie Mellon University.
Lucy Zachman
Lucy Zachman
Digital Director, Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Lucy joined the MTA in 2018 to lead the new Live Media Program that is introducing more than 53,000 digital communication screens to the NYC transit system, in stations and on train cars. Lucy is tasked with delivering a 21st century system-wide digital ecosystem that will transform customer communications. The system will provide vital train information, enliven the transit environment, and engage riders. Lucy has more than 20 years' experience in marketing and digital leadership. She has spent much of her career in financial services where she led digital teams at OppenheimerFunds, TIAA and Synchrony Financial. A top-notch digital strategist, Lucy has diverse, full-funnel marketing expertise across content, design, UX, analytics, research, and all paid, earned and owned media. She has guided enterprise digital transformation efforts and helped companies rethink digital engagement. Along the way, she has developed numerous websites and mobile apps and devised brand-building, growth-generating omni-channel marketing strategies.
Hassan Adekoya
Chief Information Officer, NYC Dept. of City Planning
Hassan Adekoya serves as Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the New York City Department of City Planning and leads the progressive IT organization which innovates IT services in the area of data management, geospatial mapping, and digital services. Hassan has over 20 years of experience in New York City government including 4 years at the Office of Emergency Management, where he was instrumental for the design of the award-winning Situational Awareness System for Field Response. He holds numerous industry certifications as a Project Management Professional-PMP, Geographic Information Systems Professional-GISP to name a few. He also holds both an MPhil and MS in Computer Science from CUNY Graduate Center and New Jersey Institute of Technology respectively and a BA in Computer Science from Hunter College.
Ydanis Rodriguez
NYC Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez
Chairman, Transportation Committee
New York City Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez has served as the Chairman of the NYC Council Higher Education Committee and is currently the Chair of the Transportation Committee. As Chairman of the NYC Council Transportation Committee, Council Member Rodriguez has championed many bills, including the passage of dozens of bills to ensure pedestrian and cyclist safety. He has been a key figure in supporting the effort to reduce traffic fatalities and expand transportation options into underserved communities. Some of his specific accomplishments include, supporting the implementation of Vision Zero and further expanding the program to ensure streets are safe by pushing for agendas that implemented civil penalties for hit and run crashes; increasing penalties against illegal street hails; making all acts of motorcycle exhibitionism illegal; leading the effort to lower the speed limit and install slow zones throughout the city; and successfully co-sponsoring legislation to create a local speed camera program that will allow New York City to impose liability on vehicle owners for failure to comply with maximum speed limits in school speed zones. Council Member Rodriguez has allocated millions of dollars to a wide range of initiatives, expanding from infrastructure creation and improvements, to the funding of hundreds of projects and programs, that include: the expansion of Citibike to every neighborhood in the five boroughs, investing over half a million dollars for the expansion of bike networks in Northern Manhattan that will result in the creation of a bike lane network to connect the community. He successfully advocated and supported Fair Fares, a city-run program that will distribute MetroCards to low-income New Yorkers at a reduced rate; and has allocated over $5 million dollars to construct a fully functional ferry dock, and infrastructure for a ferry access to the eco-dock at Dyckman Pier.
Mike Krygier
Mike Krygier
Deputy CISO for Urban Technology, NYC Cyber Command
Mike Krygier is the Deputy Chief Information Security Officer responsible for Urban Technology at New York City Cyber Command. He oversees the cybersecurity programs for Smart City initiatives and IoT, Elections and Critical Infrastructure, Mobility, Cloud Computing, Connected Vehicles, and Next Generation 9-1-1, amongst others. Mike has more than 19 years of information technology and security expertise. Prior to joining the City of New York, Mike was a Principal Consultant at Mandiant where he advised Government, Financial, Energy, Mining, Software and other industry clients on Cybersecurity strategy. Mike has previously held security leadership roles at a Fortune 500 global human resources company, a leading national law firm in Canada, and Accenture. He also lived and worked as a security consultant in Canada, Switzerland, England and the UAE. He has an MSc in Information Security from Royal Holloway along with various industry certifications.
Archana Jayaram
Deputy Commissioner, Strategic Planning & Policy, NYC Dept. of Buildings
Archana Jayaram joined the New York City Department of Buildings in December 2014, serving as Deputy Commissioner of Strategic Planning and Policy. In this position, she is responsible for Information Technology, the Project Management Office, Customer Service, Inter-Agency Programs, Strategic Operations, Analytics and Data Science, Risk Management, Audit, and Code Implementation. Archana leads the implementation of DOB NOW, an initiative to move 100% of in-person DOB transactions online. She created the agency’s first centralized risk management team, launched a performance management program, and created the agency’s first GIS and predictive analytics units. Deputy Commissioner Jayaram most recently served as Director of Performance Analytics at SCO Family of Services, a multi-service social services provider. Previously, Archana served as Associate Commissioner of Programs and Discharge Planning at the NYC Department of Correction, DOC Chief of Staff, Senior Advisor to Mayor Bloomberg's Chief of Staff and in critical positions at the Rockefeller Foundation, New York City Department of Transportation, Homeless Services and the NYC Administration for Children's Services. Archana is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and earned an MBA from Columbia Business School.
Tariq Habib
Chief Information Security Officer, Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Tariq Habib is the Chief Information Security Officer at New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) where he's responsible for all aspects of MTA Information Security strategy and Operation. He brings a unique perspective of someone who is experienced in Intelligent Transportation Systems programs as well as has broad experience in the Security strategy and operations. With many years of Information Security experience, he's promoting an evolution of the security and risk management models. He has strong understanding of threat landscape, public policy and critical infrastructure systems security. Prior to his role as the CISO of MTA, he worked as the Chief Technology Officer for MTA Bridges & Tunnels.
Stacey Blissett-Saavedra
Stacey Blissett-Saavedra
Chief Information Officer, Commission on Human Rights New York City
Stacey Blissett-Saavedra is an influential business executive with close to 20 years of experience ­building and transforming technology and digital teams. A veteran of multiple fortune 1000 companies, Stacey started her career at Apple Inc., leading a diverse group of technologists focused on customer support and problem solving. It was there that she learned the importance of both customer centricity and deep product knowledge in designing and implementing digital solution for companies. Holding true to these values, she continually advocates for digital innovation with a focus on developing flexible and scalable solutions for consumer and organizational challenges. A strong proponent of equity in education, she transitioned to the public sector in 2013, joining the New York City Department of Education (DOE), the largest school district in the country serving 1.1 million students. At the DOE, Stacey was responsible for designing user-friendly digital and data solutions that impacted hundreds of thousands of students. Her vast experience and passion for creating high-performing customer focused digital products led her to her current role of Chief Information Officer at the New York City Commission on Human Rights, an agency charged with enforcing some of most progressive civil rights laws in the nation. Stacey is an adept leader who emphasizes the importance of team building, diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Excited by the potential for civic technologists in this watershed moment in time, she continuously looks for ways to collaborate on digital solutions that move innovation forward.
Walei Sabry
Walei Sabry
Digital Accessibility Coordinator, NYC Mayors Office for People with Disabilities
Born in Egypt and raised in New York, Walei has had significant transitions in his life. First from one country to another and then through varying degrees of vision. As the Digital Accessibility Coordinator, Walei makes sure that the City of New York's digital products can be accessed by all. Whether it’s by conducting website audits, providing staff awareness trainings or representing the disability community in his everyday life, wherever he goes, Walei is constantly changing perceptions one situation at a time.
Albert Fox Cahn
Albert Fox Cahn
Executive Director, Surveillance Technology Oversight Project
Albert Fox Cahn, Esq. is S.T.O.P.’s founder and executive director. Mr. Cahn previously served as CAIR–NY’s inaugural Legal Director, overseeing the organization’s direct legal services, impact litigation, and government affairs during the first two years of the Trump Presidency. Prior to that, he worked as an associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, where his practice included antitrust investigations, counseling for mergers and acquisitions, and class action litigation. Mr. Cahn is a frequent commentator on civil rights matters, including appearances on the CBS Evening News, ABC News, NPR’s All Things Considered, and many New York TV and radio programs. Mr. Cahn has also been widely quoted on civil rights and criminal law issues, including stories in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and others. Mr. Cahn has also published opinion pieces on a variety of topics in Newsweek, the Daily News, Just Security, and other publications. Mr. Cahn has lectured about civil rights at numerous law schools and colleges. His past presentations include talks at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Brooklyn Law School, Harvard Law School, New York University School of Law, Barnard College, City College of New York, Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, Dartmouth College, Kingsborough Community College, Manhattanville College, and The New School. In addition to his work at S.T.O.P., Mr. Cahn serves on the Immigrant Leaders Council of the New York Immigration Coalition. Mr. Cahn is a member of the New York City Bar Association and the New York County Lawyers’ Association. Mr. Cahn received his J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School (where he was an editor of the Harvard Law & Policy Review), and his B.A. in Politics and Philosophy from Brandeis University.
Moises Vela
Moises Vela
Advisor, TransparentBusiness
Moises V. "Moe" Vela, Jr. is a lawyer, government advisor, and Hispanic leader, named by the National Journal as one of the 100 top Hispanics and 300 top decision makers in the United States. He is the first Hispanic to serve in two senior executive roles in the White House, first during the Clinton Administration as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Advisor on Latino Affairs in the Office of Vice President Al Gore, and later during the Obama Administration as Director of Administration for Joe Biden, the Vice President of the United States.
Holly Lynch
Holly Lynch
Citizen Advocate
A native of New York City and a Harvard graduate, Holly is an award-winning advertising, strategic planning and brand communications veteran. In her 15+ years in communications she has worked with brands and institutions such as: Harvard University, MIT, Volvo, IBM, The Dove Campaign for Real Beauty and Self-Esteem Fund, British Airways, Levi's, Frito-Lay, and many more. In addition, she has been a consultant for Procter & Gamble on how to innovate and promote healthier, more sustainable product lines for future generations. Her company, The 85-Percent, has focused specifically on advancing women both as consumers and institutional leaders. After 3 years and 2 rounds battling cancer, Holly is now shifting her years of strategic communications and business leadership in a new direction: public service and policy work. She currently sits on the board of numerous New York based foundations and committees that ensure a more economically viable and environmentally secure future for the poor, minorities, undocumented immigrants and disenfranchised youth. She’s also an Organizing for Action Fellow and an Aspen Institute Fellow.
Michael O’Boyle
Michael O'Boyle
Executive Vice President, Capalino+Company
Michael is a highly accomplished executive with over 35 years of success in the information technology industry. Prior to joining Capalino+Company as Executive Vice President, he held senior executive and leadership positions at IBM. Michael O’Boyle has extensive experience in enterprise hardware and software solutions, Software as Service (SaaS), Augmented Intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing, cyber security and professional services in a wide range of industries including healthcare, life sciences, finance & administration, public safety, transportation and government. Leveraging his deep expertise in sales and business development, he is a valuable asset for a range of funded startup and growth-stage companies looking for acumen in the development and execution of a successful go-to-market strategy. His proficiencies include enterprise sales & business development; opportunity management & sales progression, relationship management and client advocacy and issues-based consulting. Michael has held several senior executive positions at IBM, most recently as Vice President of Industry Solutions and Business Development, U.S. Public Markets. Previously he served as the Managing Director, New York State Integrated Account; Director Public Markets, New York City, New Jersey and Connecticut and Sales Director Tri-State Healthcare and Life Sciences. In his position as VP of Industry Solutions and Business Development, Michael led a unit of 120 professionals focused on the development and sales of strategic solutions that include AI/cognitive technologies, security, IoT and digital products to healthcare, life sciences, insurance and government clients. Recognized by clients and colleagues as an innovator and a subject matter expert in IT strategy and utilization he has consistently delivered exceptional client value and business results. In his role as General Manager/ Managing Director, Michael held full business responsibility for the company’s largest U.S. public market account. He was responsible for a large complex multi-brand portfolio, covering hardware and software technologies, cloud computing, infrastructure solutions, outsourcing and consulting services. He expertly directed the development and execution of multiple ground-breaking solution initiatives in finance, transportation, law enforcement, healthcare, housing and education. Michael architected and delivered a number of cutting-edge business analytics and smart technology solutions in the New York public market. Michael earned a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Hartford and completed the IBM Executive Certification Program at the Harvard Business School. He has completed significant company-sponsored executive education and has continued professional development with advanced programs and course work in business and personnel management, cloud computing, AI, IoT, cybersecurity and design thinking.
John Shegerian
John Shegerian
Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, ERI
John Shegerian is a serial social entrepreneur who focuses on solving global problems through game changing innovation to build successful, socially responsible impact companies. As cofounder and Executive Chairman of ERI, he has played a significant role in paving the way for the electronic recycling, data protection and ITAD industries as a whole. Building ERI from the ground up, Shegerian has helped lead ERI to its current standing as the largest fully integrated IT and electronics asset disposition provider and cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction company in the United States. Under his stewardship, ERI now has the capacity to process more than a billion pounds of electronic waste annually at its eight certified locations, serving every zip code in the United States. Shegerian is also a sought-after speaker, panelist and electronic recycling and ITAD industry authority, presenting “state of the industry” analyses at events all over the world, including Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas. He has also authored articles on the industry for Recycling Today, E-Scrap News and various business journals and regularly provides his expert knowledge to news media, including The Wall Street Journal, TIME, Newsweek, Forbes, Gizmodo and Wired, among others. Shegerian is currently a member of the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business’ Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership (IGEL) Advisory Board and was named the Clean Tech Entrepreneur of the Year for Northern California by Ernst & Young.
Todd M. Rogow
Todd M. Rogow
President and CEO, Healthix
Todd M. Rogow, MPA, CHCIO is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Healthix. Todd brings a wealth of knowledge, industry experience and innovation to the health information exchange space, where he has worked in leadership positions over the past ten years. He joined Healthix in 2015 as the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, providing the vision, strategy and day-to-day operational leadership for all technical aspects of the company. During his tenure at Healthix, Todd has driven the organization’s rapid growth and innovative change, fulfilling the critical role of building and leading Healthix’s information technology function through the implementation of next generation application software and completing the technical systems merger of several HIE organizations that now make up Healthix. Today, Healthix, the largest publicly funded HIE in the nation, manages records of over 17 million individuals, with data coming from over 1,200 participating organizations across New York State. Todd also established a comprehensive security program at Healthix, recently achieving HITRUST certification. Before joining Healthix, Todd served as the Chief Technology Officer at HealthInfoNet, Maine’s State HIE. With 20+ years of experience, primarily in directing technical projects, he has provided business and consulting services to a range of Fortune 100 companies and many government agencies including the Department of Defense. Todd has served as a subject matter expert at conferences and on national and international panels and at conferences on the subject of healthcare technology. He has also authored a number of publications and case studies. Todd has a master’s degree in Public Administration and a BA from the University of Vermont. He holds several certifications, among them; Certified Healthcare Chief Information Officer (CHCIO) and Project Management Professional (PMP) and is a graduate of the Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership program.
Aziz Ahmad
CEO, UTC Associates
Aziz Ahmad is the President and CEO of UTC Associates, Inc., a leading technology consulting, systems integration, business solutions and services company. An accomplished business leader, Aziz was the lead architect of AT&T’s 21st century networks. He directed AT&T’s Next Generation Internet (NGI) Team/Consortium, which was created to research, develop and demonstrate next generation broadband access based on IP and Multi-wavelength optical technology. The Consortium’s effort delivered both quantum advances and various global successes in late 90s. Aziz’s work required AT&T’s Sr. management sponsorship and coordination across several hundred technical, academic and management personnel and teams spread across the United States. Mr. Ahmad is on the board of directors and an early stage investor in various companies, He founded Vonair, Inc. a leading multimedia-based application, and Netra Systems, and co invested in Vidtel, all three companies later successfully were sold. Mr. Ahmad is the co-founder of CodersTrust, a company supported by the Danish Government’s DANIDA consortium, with a vision to democratize access to education via the Internet on a global scale. Mr. Ahmad recently was appointed as Sr. Advisor Global IT affairs for World Sports Alliance. Mr. Ahmad’s relentless effort is to serve society at large. He has served on the board of various educational and non-profit institutions, including: The High School for Enterprise, Business, and Technology of NYC department of Education, the Engineering Leadership Council at the Grove School of Engineering at the City College of New York and South Asian Business Networks (SABAN). Mr. Ahmad is a member of Economic Development Committee appointed by Mayor of Marlboro Township of the State of New Jersey and a troop committee member of his local council of Boy Scouts of America. Mr. Ahmad is on the board of directors of US Pan Asian Chamber of Commerce – NE (USPAACC-NE), the oldest and largest pan Asian American organization representing Asian American business in the United States. Mr. Ahmad is the recipient of the City University of New York’s First Asian American Distinguished Alumni Award. He was inducted into the Wall of Honor at the Grove School of Engineering (the City College of City University of New York). Mr. Ahmad is the recipient of SBA Emerging Leader by Small Business Administration (SBA). Mr. Ahmad was honored in NASDAQ and NYSE closing bells ceremony for his significant business success and many philanthropic endeavors. Most recently, Mr. Ahmad was recognized by NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, NYC Public Advocate Letitia James and NYS Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli for vital contributions to New York City’s thriving business and technology sectors. A leading community leader and benefactor, Mr. Ahmad has established both the "Aziz Ahmad Leadership Lectures Series" and an entrepreneurship Institute at the City College of New York, CUNY, where Fortune 500 corporate leaders are invited to offer keynote speeches. Mr. Ahmad participates in numerous speaking engagements, keynotes and panels across the area of technology and social venture initiatives. These include, a presentation in Guatemala about the importance of technology and innovation for underserved and un-served regions of the world; and another with Sir Richard Branson, the founder of Virgin Group, and Morten Lund, co investor of Skype, in Copenhagen, Denmark about improving technological skills for students of underdeveloped and emerging countries. Mr. Ahmad’s recent panel participation included into World Economic Forum (WEF) 2017 and 2018 in Davos and United Nations, in New York in the area of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Mr. Ahmad holds B.E. and M.E. degrees in Electrical Engineering from The City College of New York (CUNY) and an Executive Management program from Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College.
Brandon Reich
Brandon Reich
VP, Surveillance and IoT, Pivot3
Brandon Reich leads the Video Surveillance and IoT practice at Pivot3. In this role he leads all product and go to market strategy for Pivot3’s global IoT portfolio. Brandon came to Pivot3 in 2014 from Honeywell Security Group, where he led the Product Marketing and Global Strategy functions for the commercial and enterprise technology business unit. Prior to Honeywell, Brandon spent 10 years leading a security consulting and engineering firm advising large enterprise, critical infrastructure and institutional clients in all aspects of physical security planning and deployment. Brandon started his career as an ASIC design engineer for Nortel Networks and General Electric, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and an MBA with focus in Entrepreneurship, both from the University of Louisville. In 2016, Brandon was named one of the Top 12 Influencers in the Physical Security and Video Surveillance industry by Security.World.
Clam Lorenz
Clam Lorenz
Head, Government Solutions, PayPal
Clam Lorenz leads PayPal’s efforts in serving government agencies in North America: making safe, easier and more secure for citizens to make essential payments to state, federal and local agencies. Clam came to PayPal in 2011 through the acquisition of MissionFish, an award-winning social enterprise that he co-founded in 2000. At PayPal, Clam has built successful vertical businesses across an array of industries: charities, universities, crowdfunders, travel, entertainment, and digital goods and services. Since 1998, PayPal has been at the forefront of the digital payments revolution, by putting people at the center of everything we do. Last year we processed 4 billion payments in 203 countries, of which 1 billion were made on mobile devices. With our 200 million active customer accounts, we have created an open and secure payments ecosystem that people and businesses choose to securely transact with each other online, in stores and on mobile devices.
Agenda
9:00am

Registration & Networking Breakfast

10:00am

Special Presentation:  Transparency for New York

Moises Vela, Advisor, TransparentBusiness

10:30am

Tech-Friendly NYC: How New York Can Remain a Global Leader in Tech

Many recent studies have shown New York City to be one of the most tech-friendly cities in the nation, in some cases topping San Francisco. The city’s vast talent pool and global appeal is a draw for many companies. With the high-profile exit of Amazon earlier this year, however, some started to question this outlook. How can New York remain a global tech juggernaut? What do companies want to see from government leaders in order for the city to keep its appeal?

  • Annie McDonough, Tech Reporter, City & State NY (moderator)
  • Archana Jayaram, Deputy Commissioner Strategic Planning and Policy, New York City Department of Buildings
  • Walei Sabry, Digital Accessibility Coordinator, New York City Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities
  • Michael O'Boyle, Executive Vice President, Capalino+Company
  • Aziz Ahmad CEO, UTC Associates
  • Clam Lorenz, Head, Government Solutions, PayPal
11:30am

Data Security in New York: Where We Stand

With each high-profile data breach, new scrutiny is placed on companies to ensure they are taking appropriate data and cyber security steps. In all facets of public services, from health care to social services and beyond, security remains in many ways a moving target. Bills like the SHIELD Act remain held up in Albany, but state agencies have issued a variety of guidance and regulations. What are the next steps in terms of data security in New York? What can companies do to proactively provide solutions and work together with government to keep data safe?

  • Albert Fox Cahn, Executive Director, STOP - Surveillance Technology Oversight Project (moderator)
  • Tariq Habib, Chief Information Security Officer, Metropolitan Transportation Authority
  • Richard T. Jacobs, Assistant Special Agent In-Charge, Cyber Branch, FBI
  • John Shegerian, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, ERI
12:30pm

Lunch

1:30pm

Transportation and Smart Cities Technology

It’s no secret that the New York City transit system is in need of some major updates. Beyond structural repairs to the subway, digital technologies play a major role in making for a better experience in all forms of transit. Whether it’s communicating disruptive incidents, new signage and alert systems, or new forms of transit like scooters and bike sharing, new tech can help bring all facts of New York’s transit into the 21st century. Our panel of experts discusses innovative ideas and concepts toward a more effective and efficient transportation system.

  • Holly Lynch, Citizen Advocate (moderator)
  • New York City Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez, Chair, Transportation Committee
  • Mike Krygier, Deputy CISO for Urban Technology, NYC Cyber Command
  • Sander Dolder, Vice President, Industry Initiatives, New York City Economic Development Corp.
  • Lucy Zachman, Digital Director, Metropolitan Transportation Authority
  • Brandon Reich, VP, Surveillance and IoT, Pivot3
2:30pm

Introduction by: Rodney Capel, VP for State Government Affairs, Charter Communications

How Technology is Transforming Daily Life for All New Yorkers

Human services, education, health care, emergency services; These areas of daily live will be touched by expanding broadband, developing 5G wireless technology, and new technology that secures our world. This will lead to transformation in people’s lives and the way we do business. This panel discusses strategies, programs, technology and initiatives for bringing the most advanced technology to all New Yorkers and help make daily life more-user friendly.

  • Jonathan Bowles, Executive Director, Center for an Urban Future (moderator)
  • Stacey Blissett-Saavedra, Chief Information Officer, Commission on Human Rights New York City
  • State Sen. Kevin Parker, Chairman, Energy and Telecommunications Committee
  • Hassan Adekoya, Chief Information Officer, New York City Department of City Planning
  • Todd M. Rogow, President and Chief Executive Officer, Healthix
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