2018 Speakers

Ras Baraka

City of Newark

James Bean

Northeastern University

Andy Berke

City of Chattanooga

Brenna Berman

Executive Director
City Tech

Sandra Brown

Vice Chancellor for Research
University of California, San Diego

Lisa Camp

Associate Dean, Strategic Initiatives, Engineering

Case Western Reserve University

Lilian Coral

Director of National Strategy
Knight Foundation

Sylvie Doppelt

Sylvie Doppelt

Implementation Project Manager, NowPow

Jen Duthie

Division Manager, Arterial Management
City of Austin, Transportation Department

Natalie Evans Harris

Natalie Evans Harris

Founder, Harris Data Consulting; COO, BrightHive

Bill Fulton

Director, Kinder Institute for Urban Research
Rice University

Santi Garces

Chief Innovation Officer
City of South Bend

Kate Garman

Kate Garman

Smart City Policy Advisor, City of Seattle

Ryan Gerety

Tech Fellow
Ford Foundation

Rayid Ghani

Center for Data Science and Public Policy, University of Chicago

Nigel Jacob

Co-Director, Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics
City of Boston

Jason Jones

Analytics & Innovation Manager
Guilford County, NC

Ramayya Krishnan

Dean, Heinz College
Carnegie Mellon University

Sari Ladin-Sienne

Chief Data Officer
City of Los Angeles

Andrei Lapets

Director, Research Development
Hariri Institute for Computing, BU

Kim Lucas

Civic Research Director, Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics
City of Boston

Kevin Martin

Smart Cities Manager
City of Portland

Signe-Mary McKernan

Vice President, Labor, Human Services, and Population
Urban Institute


Julia Miller

Statewide Intact Family Services Administrator, Illinois Department of Children & Family Services

Marie Lynn Miranda

Rice University

Chenad Navalkha

Chenab Navalkha

Researcher and Patient Educator, University of Chicago – Lindau Lab

Dan OBrien

Dan O’Brien

Co-Director, Boston Area Research Institute

Martin O’Malley

61st Governor of Maryland and 47th Mayor of Baltimore


Suzanne Rivera

VP, Research & Technology Management
Case Western Reserve University

Karina Ricks

Director of Mobility and Infrastructure
City of Pittsburgh

Mina Sartipi

Lead Scientist for Smart Cities and Urban Science
University of Tennessee, Chattanooga 

Don Sebastian

President and CEO
New Jersey Innovation Institute

Bill Skerpan

Innovation and Analytics Manager
City of Boulder

ken steif

Ken Steif

Program Director, Masters in Urban Spatial Analytics
University of Pennsylvania

Mike Stiehl

Mike Stiehl

Senior Policy Analyst, Chapin Hall


Sarah Stone

Executive Director, eScience Institute; University of Washington

Anthony Townsend

Principal Consultant
Bits and Atoms


Eli Turkel

Research Assistant, Institute for Public Administration, University of Delaware

Seth Wainer

Former Chief Information Officer
City of Newark

Dana Weiner

Dana Weiner

Policy Fellow, Chapin Hall

T.Way BW

Thaisa Way

Executive Director, Urban@UW
University of Washington

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