Future of Cities: Technology in Public Service
This panel and interactive discussion will look at how cities around the world are approaching innovation that serves the public. From hackathons to apps competitions, open data to social media, practitioners will discuss their plans and lessons learned, with examples from Boston (Jacob), Chicago (Tolva), New York City (Sterne) and across the US and world (Vein and Nemani). Moderated by Abhi Nemani of Code for America.
@codeforamerica, @civcoms, civic startups, design, etc
With an extensive background in collaborative, citizen-facing technology projects, Nigel Jacob co-founded the Office of New Urban Mechanics - a civic innovation incubator within Boston’s City Hall. Nigel also serves as Mayor Menino's advisor on emerging technologies. In both of these roles, Nigel works to develop new models of innovation for cities in the 21st century. Prior to joining the City of Boston in 2006, Nigel worked for and launched a series of technology start-ups in the Boston area. In recognition of his work in Boston, Nigel was named a Public Official of the year in 2011 by Governing Magazine. Nigel is also a fellow at the Center for the Advancement Public Action at Bennington College.
Chief Digital Officer for the City of New York, helping to realize NYC's digital potential through a roadmap focused on access, open government, engagement and industry. Learn more: nyc.gov/digital.