Panelist and Speaker Bios

Wednesday, December 13th

8:30 AM - Welcome - Dr. Stephen Cross, Executive Vice President for Research, Georgia Tech

Dr. Stephen Cross

Executive Vice President for Research, Georgia Tech

Stephen E. Cross is the Executive Vice President for Research of the Georgia Institute of Technology. He also holds faculty appointments as a professor in the Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering and as an adjunct professor in the College of Computing and the College of Management. Within Georgia Tech, he serves on the President's Cabinet and on the advisory board for the Georgia Tech-Emory Collaboration for Regenerative Medicine. He served as a Vice President and Director of the Georgia Tech Research Institute from 2003 until to assuming his current position in 2010. Dr. Cross is a member of the Defense Science Board and also serves on the advisory board for the Alabama A&M Research Institute. A past member of the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board, Dr. Cross has supported numerous studies by the National Research Council, testified to Congress on several occasions, and served as a consultant to many government and industry organizations. He has published widely on artificial intelligence, software engineering, and technology transition. Dr. Cross is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and a former editor-in-chief of IEEE Intelligent Systems. He is currently an Associate Editor of the online Journal of Information, Knowledge, and Systems Management.

8:35 AM - Welcome by Dr. GP “Bud” Peterson, President, Georgia Tech

G.P. “BUD” PETERSON

President, Georgia Institute of Technology

G. P. “Bud” Peterson was appointed as the 11th president of Georgia Tech on April 1, 2009. Peterson came to Georgia Tech from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he served as chancellor. Prior to that, he served as provost at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York, and on the faculty and in leadership positions at Texas A&M University for 19 years. He has worked for NASA and the National Science Foundation (NSF). Throughout his career, Peterson has played an active role in helping to establish the national education and research agendas, serving on many industry, government, and academic task forces and committees. A distinguished scientist, he was appointed in 2008 by President George W. Bush, and again in 2014 by President Barack Obama, to serve as a member of the National Science Board. Peterson earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, a second bachelor’s degree in mathematics, and a master’s degree in engineering, all from Kansas State University. He earned a PhD in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University. He and his wife, Val, have four adult children, two of whom are Georgia Tech alumni.

8:45 AM - Update from the South Big Data Hub - Renata Rawlings-Goss, co-Executive Director, South Big Data Hub

Renata Rawlings-Goss

co-Executive Director of the South Big Data Regional Innovation Hub

Dr. Renata Rawlings-Goss is the co-Executive Director of the South Big Data Regional Innovation Hub, who’s vision is to support universities, industry, and government in creating productive partnerships around Big Data, Data Science and the “Internet of Things”. One of only four federally funded Big Data Hubs in the nation, the South Hub services Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Texas. Formerly, she was with the National Science Foundation in the directorate of Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE-OAD) working on the Big Data research program, as well as Big Data policies and priority goals for the foundation. She worked with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy to create the National Data Science Organizers Group, which facilitates data science groups to address national “Grand Challenge” problems. She sat on the NITRD interagency Big Data Senior Steering group charged with strategic planning for Big Data research funded by the federal government. Dr. Rawlings-Goss is a biophysicist where her research interests include data-driven analysis of genetic/expression variation among worldwide human populations.

9:00 AM - Mayor Pete Buttigieg, South Bend, Indiana

MAYOR PETE BUTTIGIEG

South Bend, Indiana
Pete Buttigieg (boot-edge- edge) is the Mayor of South Bend, Indiana’s fourth-largest city. A Rhodes Scholar, he holds degrees from Oxford and Harvard Universities. He was the Democratic nominee for Indiana State Treasurer in 2010 against incumbent Richard Mourdock. Previously he was a management consultant at McKinsey, where he worked in energy, retail, economic development, and logistics. Elected in 2011 at the age of 29, he is one of America’s youngest mayors of a city with over 100,000 residents. A lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Reserve, he spent most of 2014 on leave from the office while deployed to Afghanistan.

9:30 AM – Creating a Culture of Innovation

DEBRA LAM- MODERATOR

Managing Director for Smart Cities and Inclusive Innovation at Georgia Tech
Debra Lam is managing director for Smart Cities and Inclusive Innovation at Georgia Tech’s Institute for People and Technology. She has over a decade of experience in urban innovation and resilience, strategy and management, and previously served as Chief Innovation and Performance Officer for the City of Pittsburgh. Lam is a founding leader of the MetroLab Network and serves on their executive steering committee. She’s also a World Cities Summit Young Leader, a Leadership Pittsburgh alumni, and has spoken nationally and internationally on inclusive innovation, performance management, data-driven decision-making, and cultural change. Management Today named Lam to its “35 Women Under 35” list, and she was also a finalist for Women of the Future, Science and Technology.

 

 

 

MAYOR PETE BUTTIGIEG

South Bend, Indiana
Pete Buttigieg (boot-edge- edge) is the Mayor of South Bend, Indiana’s fourth-largest city. A Rhodes Scholar, he holds degrees from Oxford and Harvard Universities. He was the Democratic nominee for Indiana State Treasurer in 2010 against incumbent Richard Mourdock. Previously he was a management consultant at McKinsey, where he worked in energy, retail, economic development, and logistics. Elected in 2011 at the age of 29, he is one of America’s youngest mayors of a city with over 100,000 residents. A lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Reserve, he spent most of 2014 on leave from the office while deployed to Afghanistan.

 

 

 

STEPHEN GOLDSMITH

46th Mayor of Indianapolis and Former Deputy Mayor of NYC

Stephen Goldsmith is the Daniel Paul Professor of the Practice of Government and the Director of the Innovations in American Government Program at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He currently directs Data-Smart City Solutions, a project to highlight local government efforts to use new technologies that connect breakthroughs in the use of big data analytics with community input to reshape the relationship between government and citizen. He previously served as Deputy Mayor of New York and Mayor of Indianapolis, where he earned a reputation as one of the country’s leaders in public-private partnerships, competition, and privatization. Stephen was also the chief domestic policy advisor to the George W. Bush campaign in 2000, the Chair of the Corporation for National and Community Service, and the district attorney for Marion County, Indiana from 1979 to 1990. He has written The Power of Social Innovation; Governing by Network: the New Shape of the Public Sector; Putting Faith in Neighborhoods: Making Cities Work through Grassroots Citizenship and The Twenty-First Century City: Resurrecting Urban America; and The Responsive City: Engaging Communities Through Data-Smart Governance.

 

 

 

MARTIN O’MALLEY

61st Governor of Maryland and 47th Mayor of Baltimore

Martin O’Malley served as the 61st Governor of Maryland from 2007 to 2015 and the 47th Mayor of the City of Baltimore from 1999 until 2007. His time as governor and mayor was marked by a steadfast commitment to data-driven decision-making. As mayor, he introduced CitiStat, a performance-based management system that produced dramatic improvements in city services and efficiency and led to Baltimore being awarded the Innovations in Government Award from the Kennedy School at Harvard in 2001. CitiStat has served as a model for cities across the world. As governor, he continued to demonstrate results-driven leadership with the introduction of StateStat and BayStat, a system which has since inspired other systems including EPA’s ChesapeakeStat program. In 2009, Governing Magazine named O’Malley Public Official of the Year for his ability to “improve performance by measuring what [states] do and relentlessly monitoring their progress”. Governor O’Malley received his bachelor’s degree from Catholic University and his law degree from the University of Maryland. He and his wife, Katie, a District Court judge, have two daughters, Grace and Tara, and two sons, William and Jack.

10:45 AM - R&D Project Showcase

Cities and Universities will share 7-10 minute lightning talks on their research, development and deployment projects.

11:40 AM – The Human Services 360 Project: Using Open and Administrative Data to Address Human Services Challenges

Human Services 360 is an array of tools and support designed to give policy makers and contract administrators the insights they need not only to see the full landscape of services available to their clients, but also to make targeted, strategic decisions that will improve the outcomes these systems deliver. With implementation support to integrate these new tools into city officials’ existing decision systems, Human Services 360 aims to do more than move data to knowledge: it aims to move data to action and action to outcomes. Learn more about this project here.

 

 

 

JULIA KOSCHINSKY

Research Director, Center for Spatial Data Science, University of Chicago

Julia Koschinsky is the Research Director of the Center for Spatial Data Science at the University of Chicago and has been part of Professor Luc Anselin’s team for over ten years. She has been conducting and managing research funded through federal awards of over $8 million to gain insights from the spatial dimensions of urban challenges in housing, health, and the built environment. She received her PhD in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

 

 

 

NICOLE MARWELL

Associate Professor, University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration

Nicole Marwell is an Associate Professor in the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration. Her research examines urban governance, with a focus on the diverse intersections between nonprofit organizations, government bureaucracies, and politics. Her current research projects include: (1) the causes and consequences of spatial inequality in government contracting to nonprofit organizations in New York City; (2) direct dynamics of political patronage and political exchange in a municipal legislature; and (3) the citizenship and financial implications of collaborative governance in child welfare. This work is supported by the National Science Foundation and other funders. Professor Marwell received her PhD in sociology from the University of Chicago.

 

 

 

NICK MADER

Senior Researcher, Chapin Hall, University of Chicago

Nicholas Mader is a Senior Researcher at Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago. His work focuses on improving outcomes for at-risk youth by guiding policy development and evaluating youth service programs in partnership with city agencies and non-profit providers. His methodological interests are in using rigorous quantitative methods applied to administrative data sets—the same data used by policy makers—that are augmented with data from other agencies, and data actively collected for applied questions. At Chapin Hall, this work focuses on merging student educational performance with out-of-school factors such as family instability, family poverty, criminal activity of friends or family, and exposure to violence, child abuse or neglect. Dr. Mader earned a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin.

 

 

 

MICHAEL STIEHL

Senior Policy Analyst, Chapin Hall

Mike Stiehl is a Senior Policy Analyst at Chapin Hall, where he works alongside Chapin Hall’s partners, including government agencies and non-profit organizations, to successfully use and translate data to guide the implementation and evaluation of policies and services for vulnerable children. Mr. Stiehl also leverages his extensive expertise in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and spatial analysis and works with Chapin Hall’s research, research technology and policy staff on continuous quality improvement and scaling evidence-based practices in public systems. Mr. Stiehl holds a master’s degree in urban and regional planning and economic development from the University of Wisconsin.

1:00 PM - R&D Project Showcase

Cities and Universities will share 7-10 minute lightning talks on their research, development and deployment projects.

2:15 PM - BREAKOUT DISCUSSION 1 - Engaging Students and Research Fellows

ANDREW MEANS – MODERATOR

Director, Uptake.org and Co-Founder, The Impact Lab

Andrew Means is the Director of Uptake.org the philanthropic and civic innovation arm of Uptake and Co-Founder at The Impact Lab. He has dedicated his career to creating a more effective and efficient social sector by developing data tools that help organizations improve their impact. Additionally, Andrew is founder of Data Analysts for Social Good, a professional organization for individuals interested in how data, research, and analytics are changing the social sector. Through this work Andrew hosts webinars, classes, and an annual conference attracting hundreds of leaders from around the world. Prior to founding The Impact Lab, Andrew worked as Associate Director at the Center for Data Science & Public Policy at The University of Chicago; Manager, Director of Impact Measurement & Data Storytelling at Groupon; and Director of Research & Analytics at the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago. In all these roles Andrew has helped develop teams dedicated to using data to further the impact of the social sector.

 

 

 

DAN O’BRIEN

Assistant Professor, Northeastern University and Co-Director, Boston Area Research Initiative

Dan O’Brien joined the Northeastern faculty in 2014 from Harvard University where he was the research director for the Boston Area Research Initiative. In this role he led and coordinated a range of interdisciplinary projects that bring together local researchers, policymakers, and practitioners in the study of Boston. His research uses large, administrative data sets (i.e., “Big Data”) in conjunction with traditional methodologies to explore the behavioral and social dynamics of urban neighborhoods, particularly surrounding “broken windows theory.” Much of his current work builds on a recent paper, “Ecometrics in the Age of Big Data,” (co-authored with Robert J. Sampson and Christopher Winship) that presents a methodology for measuring neighborhood characteristics in the digital age.

 

 

 

SARAH STONE

Executive Director, eScience Institute

Sarah Stone became the Executive Director of the eScience Institute in September 2016, a position she job shares with Micaela Parker. Together with Dr. Parker, Stone handles eScience operations and planning, serving as the primary administrative contact for university and industry partners, funding agencies and the public. She helps to manage joint activities with partner institutions, including UC Berkeley and NYU, coordinates eScience outreach activities, and jointly runs the Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) program. Dr. Stone has a passion for fostering education and research collaborations across disciplines. As Deputy Director of the West Big Data Innovation Hub (WBDIH), she is involved in the thematic development of the WBDIH Urban Science working group.

 

 

 

ELLEN ZEGURA

Professor and Chair, School of Computer Science, Georgia Tech

Dr. Ellen Zegura received the B.S. degree in Computer Science (1987), the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering (1987), the M.S. degree in Computer Science (1990) and the D.Sc. in Computer Science (1993) all from Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri. Since 1993, she has been on the faculty in the College of Computing at Georgia Tech. She was an Assistant Dean in charge of Space and Facilities Planning from Fall 2000 to January 2003. She served as Interim Dean of the College for six months in 2002. She was Associate Dean responsible for Research and Graduate Programs from 2003-2005. She served as the first Chair of the School of Computer Science from 2005-2012. She is a Fellow of the IEE and the ACM. She is the proud mom of two girls, Carmen (born in August of 1998) and Bethany (born in May of 2001), whose pictures never made it onto the web until Facebook.

2:15 PM - BREAKOUT DISCUSSION 2 - Citizen Engagement with Data and R&D Projects

 

CHRISTOPHER LE DANTEC – MODERATOR

Associate Professor of Digital Media in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication at Georgia Tech

Christopher Le Dantec is an Assistant Professor in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication. His research is focused on integrating theoretical, empirical, and design-based investigations of mobile and social technologies in support of community and civic engagement. With an interest in digital disparities, Dr. Le Dantec examines alternate constraints on mobile computing in urban life, information technology and social institutions, and the use of participatory design for articulating social issues and constructing publics.

 

 

 

Michael Baskin

Chief Policy Officer, Mayor's Office, City of Chattanooga

Michael Baskin serves as the Chief Policy Officer for Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke. He helps map Administration strategy, implement priority projects, and foster innovation throughout the City. Previously, he worked in data analysis, brand marketing, and performance management for Anheuser Busch InBev, and in political messaging for Alipes CME. Michael is a native of Boston MA, where he got his start on the Mayor’s Youth Council, and graduate of Harvard College, where he studied civic engagement. He loves playful street art, exploring new places, and all things outdoors.

 

 

 

John Clary

Senior Systems Analyst, City of Austin, Texas

John oversees transportation data integration and automation at the City of Austin, Texas. His team recently released transportation.austintexas.io (beta), a public-facing, operations-focused website which curates access to key datasets. John holds a master’s degree in geography from the University of Texas at Austin, and was a finalist the Gerardus Mercator Loxodrome of the Year award in 2015.

 

 

 

MEGHAN COOK

Program Director, Center for Technology in Government, University at Albany, SUNY

As Program Director of the Center for Technology in Government, University at Albany, State University of New York, Meghan leads multi sector and interdisciplinary innovation initiatives that build capability in public sector organizations and agencies throughout the world. Through a unique and collaborative process, Meghan works side by side with international, federal, state and local government leaders to produce new knowledge and actionable results. With over 18 years of experience working on public sector innovation efforts, Meghan is considered an expert in digital government transformation.

 

 

 

RYAN LOCICERO

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science & Technology Policy Fellow, NSF

Ryan Locicero is an AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow at NSF in the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering’s (CISE) Office of the Assistant Director. He contributes to CISE research and education activities, including Foundation-wide initiatives such as Smart & Connected Communities (NSF 16-610) and Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water Systems (NSF-16-524). Ryan Locicero holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering, M.E. in Environmental Engineering Sciences, and B.S. in Civil Engineering. His doctoral research aimed to mainstream green infrastructure and stormwater management by focusing on education and outreach as a driving force for change in public and professional perception. Prior to serving at NSF, Ryan lived in the Pacific Northwest where he conducted innovative watershed-scale research on optimal sub-basin planning, aimed at developing a diverse and data rich decision support platform for the public utility sector. Ryan is also a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Florida and worked for several years as a private consultant on public infrastructure projects.

2:15 PM - BREAKOUT DISCUSSION 3 - HS 360 Technical Discussion

JULIA KOSCHINSKY

Research Director, Center for Spatial Data Science, University of Chicago

Julia Koschinsky is the Research Director of the Center for Spatial Data Science at the University of Chicago and has been part of Professor Luc Anselin’s team for over ten years. She has been conducting and managing research funded through federal awards of over $8 million to gain insights from the spatial dimensions of urban challenges in housing, health, and the built environment. She received her PhD in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

 

 

 

NICOLE MARWELL

Associate Professor, University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration

Nicole Marwell is an Associate Professor in the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration. Her research examines urban governance, with a focus on the diverse intersections between nonprofit organizations, government bureaucracies, and politics. Her current research projects include: (1) the causes and consequences of spatial inequality in government contracting to nonprofit organizations in New York City; (2) direct dynamics of political patronage and political exchange in a municipal legislature; and (3) the citizenship and financial implications of collaborative governance in child welfare. This work is supported by the National Science Foundation and other funders. Professor Marwell received her PhD in sociology from the University of Chicago.

 

 

 

NICK MADER

Senior Researcher, Chapin Hall, University of Chicago

Nicholas Mader is a Senior Researcher at Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago. His work focuses on improving outcomes for at-risk youth by guiding policy development and evaluating youth service programs in partnership with city agencies and non-profit providers. His methodological interests are in using rigorous quantitative methods applied to administrative data sets—the same data used by policy makers—that are augmented with data from other agencies, and data actively collected for applied questions. At Chapin Hall, this work focuses on merging student educational performance with out-of-school factors such as family instability, family poverty, criminal activity of friends or family, and exposure to violence, child abuse or neglect. Dr. Mader earned a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin.

 

 

 

MICHAEL STIEHL

Senior Policy Analyst, Chapin Hall

Mike Stiehl is a Senior Policy Analyst at Chapin Hall, where he works alongside Chapin Hall’s partners, including government agencies and non-profit organizations, to successfully use and translate data to guide the implementation and evaluation of policies and services for vulnerable children. Mr. Stiehl also leverages his extensive expertise in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and spatial analysis and works with Chapin Hall’s research, research technology and policy staff on continuous quality improvement and scaling evidence-based practices in public systems. Mr. Stiehl holds a master’s degree in urban and regional planning and economic development from the University of Wisconsin.

3:30 PM - Procuring Tech and Innovation

BEN LEVINE – MODERATOR

Executive Director, MetroLab Network

Ben serves as Executive Director of MetroLab Network, having initially served as Interim Director of the organization following its launch. Prior to that role, Ben served as a Policy Advisor at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, where he was responsible for policy development pertaining to state and local government finance, with a particular focus on infrastructure policy. He worked closely with the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy on the organization and launch of MetroLab Network. Prior to his role at Treasury, Ben worked at Morgan Stanley, where he provided investment banking services to state and local government clients. He is a graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

 

 

 

SANDRA BAER

Chief Marketing Officer, CIVIQ Smartscapes

Throughout her career, Ms. Baer has been a champion of creative collaboration between the public and private sector. She has worked with city leaders and smart city companies, worldwide, for over 20 years, helping them discover the power of partnerships to build trust and create prosperous communities. Prior to CIVIQ, Sandra was the president of Personal Cities, a smart city company focused on stakeholder engagement and the acceleration of digital technology investments. She is the former Senior Director for Alliances at the Smart Cities Council, and has led business development efforts at the Discovery Channel, Nextel/Sprint, Ridge Global and Bloomberg Government. She serves as a board member and advisor on several professional and civic organizations, including Cityzenith, Nektria, The GreenBiz Group, the UN Foundation and the Washington Bach Consort. As a professional speaker and moderator, Ms. Baer has spoken at Smart City/Digital Out of Home conferences in the US, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.

 

 

 

Kate Garman

Smart City Coordinator, City of Seattle

Kate Garman is the Smart City Coordinator for the City of Seattle. In this role, she works across city departments to develop a comprehensive smart city strategy. Previously, she was the Innovation Policy Advisor for the City of Kansas City, MO, drafting ordinances and policy recommendations to foster a culture of innovation in Kansas City. She attended the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law, where she was the Student Editor in Chief of The Urban Lawyer, the national ABA publication on state and local government. Before attending law school, Kate was the Government Affairs Specialist at Black & Veatch, an engineering firm in Overland Park, KS. She has a journalism degree from the University of Kansas.

 

 

 

JEFF HUNTER

Partner, Advanced Risk and Compliance Analytics Solutions, PwC

Jeff has 20+ years of professional experience in strategy & business development, data science, analytics, technology strategy, organizational & operational strategy / design /management, and corporate development within the High Tech & Financial Services sectors. He has conceptualized and built multi-million dollar Technology-Driven services businesses through the launch of new platforms that bridge technology, data and business models. He has used his business acumen and knowledge of IT on successful transformational efforts that have resulted in $100M+ revenue creation and millions of dollars in savings and improved management of large-scale business practices and global workforces.

 

 

 

Julia Richman

Chief Innovation and Analytics Officer, City of Boulder
Julia is the Chief Innovation and Analytics Officer for the City of Boulder. In her role, she acts as a City-wide partner to improve overall organizational capacity. Prior to working for the City she spent a decade at Deloitte Consulting leading projects that advanced service and business operations strategies for her public sector clients. Mrs. Richman has worked with over 30 states, universities, non-profits, and the federal government on large scale, enterprise-wide transformation efforts including restructuring, cost reduction, business processes improvement, operations improvement, enterprise governance, portfolio management, innovation, and organizational design.

4:15 PM - CIOs, CTOs, and CDOs, O My!

SAMIR SAINI – MODERATOR

Chief Information/Digital Officer, City of Atlanta

Samir Saini is a business-centric CIO. He has 20 years of IT leadership experience. Throughout his daily operations, he continues to focus on his commitment to service the public at a local level as CIO for the City of Atlanta. In this position, Samir is responsible for information technology services for all 25 city departments, including Public Safety, Justice, Operations, Administration and Hartsfield-Jackson Int’l Airport. Samir’s experience expands across a variety of industries. He has had the pleasure of working for The General Electric Company, MGM Resorts Int’l, the Atlanta Housing Authority and now the City of Atlanta. Through the years, Samir has established a proven track record in partnering with various business leaders to adopt technology innovations that improve service delivery, grow revenue, improve productivity and mitigate cyber security risks.

 

 

 

SANTIAGO GARCES

City of South Bend, Chief Innovation Officer

Santiago Garces started the Office of Innovation in January of 2015. The Office of Innovation improves the efficiency and effectiveness of municipal services by developing talent, optimizing processes, and designing technology solutions. Some of the projects that the Office has implemented include a data framework to evaluate policies like the city’s Vacant and Abandoned Properties initiative; an actionable report that engages residents using municipal route, fleet, and dispatch optimization for public safety and municipal services. Overall the Office has identified and commenced implementations of projects that should save taxpayers over $11 million dollars. South Bend and the University of Notre Dame entered an agreement that identifies Mr. Garces as the point of contact for the city in its collaborations for smart city research. In September of 2015 South Bend and Notre Dame became founding members of the Metro Lab Network. Originally from Bogotá, Colombia, Mr. Garces holds degrees in Electrical Engineering, Political Science, and Technology Entrepreneurship from the University of Notre Dame.

 

 

 

Sari Ladin-Sienne

Interim Chief Data Officer, City of LA
Fellow, Ash Center for Governance and Innovation at Harvard Kennedy School

Sari Ladin-Sienne leverages her policy knowledge and technical skillset to form new partnerships that tap into the value of data as a critical asset in smarter decision-making. She believes knowledge sharing is at the core of the smart cities movement. As Interim Chief Data Officer, Sari provides strategic leadership and analysis on initiatives that improve access to meaningful information for Los Angeles residents, civic tech, academia, and city employees. She leads the city's effort to create robust, interoperable, high-quality data and analysis through a citywide data collaborative comprised of the city's departmental data leaders. Additionally, she manages academic partnerships and capacity building projects that expand citywide use of analytics. She also elevates data-driven work in Los Angeles to the national conversation through her articles for Harvard’s Data Smart Cities, Government Technology, and the DataLA blog.

 

 

 

MICHAEL MATTMILLER

City of Seattle, Chief Technology Officer

Michael Mattmiller is responsible for connecting the City to the public, providing the City’s workforce with productivity enhancing technology solutions, and ensuring the public can equitably participate in the City’s high-tech economy. Since joining the City in 2014, Michael has focused on delivering solutions that optimize the City’s use of technology resources, build trust in how the City uses the public’s information, and increased the availability of gigabit broadband service to homes and businesses across Seattle. Prior to his work at the City, Michael was a senior strategist at Microsoft focused on data privacy and protection practices across the company’s enterprise cloud solutions and a consultant with Pricewaterhouse Coopers.

 

 

 

TOM SCHENK

Chief Data Officer, City of Chicago

Tom Schenk is a researcher and author in a number of fields, including data science, open data, data visualization, and education research and policy. He is currently the Chief Data Officer at the City of Chicago, which includes leadership of the strategic use of data to improve the efficiency of city operations and improve the quality of life for residents. Tom has led the expansion of Chicago’s open data portal, implementation of predictive analytics to optimize city services, and leading the City’s database and business intelligence teams. He leads Tom has also co-founded and is currently the Chair of the Civic Analytics Network, an association of nearly two-dozen city CDOs, based at Harvard University’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation.

5:15 PM - Closing Remarks
6:00 PM - Reception

Following the conference there will be a reception with light appetizers at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History. Shuttles will be provided starting at 5:30 to and from the museum.

Thursday, December 14th

8:30 AM - Welcome- Dr. Gisele Bennett, Regents’ Researcher & Associate Vice President for Research, Georgia Tech

Dr. Gisele Bennett

Regents' Researcher & Associate Vice President for Research, Georgia Tech
Dr. Gisele Bennett is a Regents’ Researcher, an Associate Vice President for Research, Faculty Integration, and a Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). She is the Glenn Robinson Chair in Electro-Optics at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI). She founded the Logistics and Maintenance Applied Research Center (LandMARC), a multi-disciplinary center at the Georgia Tech. As the former director of the Electro-Optical Systems Laboratory (EOSL), she managed engineers, scientists, and students in a diverse applied research environment. Dr. Bennett is a member of the Army Science Board and just concluded a study on the “Military Benefits of Iot”. She is a Fellow in OSA and SPIE, and a Senior Member of IEEE. She holds officer positions in OSA and IEEE and serves in a variety of professional activities involving optical engineering research. She has over 130 publications in books or book chapters, refereed journals, technical reports, and workshops.

8:35 AM – Managing the Dynamic City: On Technological, Cultural & Environmental Change

GABE KLEIN- MODERATOR

Co-Founder of CityFi

Gabe is a co-founder of CityFi, an advisory services firm, as well as is the former Commissioner of the Chicago and Washington D.C Departments of Transportation. In both cities he revamped technology platforms and government processes while focusing on putting people first vs. automobiles on city streets. This included launching two of the first and largest bike share systems in the U.S. and building protected bike lanes and better pedestrian infrastructure for vulnerable citizens citywide, as well as facilitating private services like carshare and rideshare that could help each cities mobility goals. Gabe honed his creativity and leadership skills working in business, including Zipcar, where he served as Vice President, Bikes USA as national Director of Stores and his own electric powered, organic food truck chain, On The Fly. Post-government, and after an enriching fellowship with the Urban Land Institute in 2014, Gabe joined Fontinalis Partners as a Special Venture Partner on their $100 million 2nd fund.

 

 

 

MARTIN O’MALLEY

61st Governor of Maryland

Martin O’Malley served as the 61st Governor of Maryland from 2007 to 2015 and the 47th Mayor of the City of Baltimore from 1999 until 2007. His time as governor and mayor was marked by a steadfast commitment to data-driven decision-making. As mayor, he introduced CitiStat, a performance-based management system that produced dramatic improvements in city services and efficiency and led to Baltimore being awarded the Innovations in Government Award from the Kennedy School at Harvard in 2001. CitiStat has served as a model for cities across the world. As governor, he continued to demonstrate results-driven leadership with the introduction of StateStat and BayStat, a system which has since inspired other systems including EPA’s ChesapeakeStat program. In 2009, Governing Magazine named O’Malley Public Official of the Year for his ability to “improve performance by measuring what [states] do and relentlessly monitoring their progress”. Governor O’Malley received his bachelor’s degree from Catholic University and his law degree from the University of Maryland. He and his wife, Katie, a District Court judge, have two daughters, Grace and Tara, and two sons, William and Jack.

 

 

 

Mayor Kasim Reed

City of Atlanta

Kasim Reed is the 59th Mayor of the City of Atlanta. He was elected to a second term on November 5, 2013 and took the oath of office on January 6, 2014. Elected with a clear mandate for fiscal reform, Mayor Reed has increased core city services and reduced the City’s spending during the worst recession in 80 years. Since taking office, he has hired more than 900 police officers and created the largest force in the city’s history, re-opened all of the city’s recreation centers as safe havens for young people and improved fire-rescue response times. Working with the Atlanta City Council and the city’s employee unions, he successfully initiated a series of sweeping reforms to address the city’s $1.5 billion unfunded pension liability. Mayor Reed began his term facing a $48 million budget shortfall; under his leadership, the city has had four years of balanced budgets with no property tax increases, and its cash reserves have grown from $7.4 million to more than $127 million. Mayor Reed's civic leadership and service have been nationally recognized on programs such as Meet the Press and on news outlets such as MSNBC, CNN, FOX and CNBC, and in publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and Delta Sky Magazine. Mayor Reed has been a guest speaker at numerous national and international conferences, including the Aspen Ideas Festival, Chicago Ideas Week, New York Ideas, New Cities Summit, Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) America, the Gathering of Leaders and recently delivered his first TED talk at TEDCity2.0.

9:15 AM – Mark Wallace, Senior Vice President, Global Engineering and Sustainability at UPS

Mark Wallace

Sr. Vice President for Global Engineering and Sustainability, UPS

As Sr. Vice President for Global Engineering and Sustainability, Mark Wallace is responsible for the optimized and efficient operations of the company’s facilities, drivers and package flow technologies. He is also responsible for driving UPS's broad spectrum of industry-leading sustainability programs and initiatives in the 220 countries and territories it serves. He is a member of the UPS Management Committee, a group of senior executives responsible for the company’s strategic direction. Mark was previously president of UPS Supply Chain Solutions. In this role he led the company’s global contract logistics operations, helping customers in numerous industry segments optimize supply chain planning, warehousing and distribution services. He also served as vice president for Industrial Engineering, where he was responsible for capacity planning, package and hub operations, methods and work measurement, technology support and daily network and contingency planning. Prior to this position, Mark directed international engineering to support UPS’s global expansion, operations support and network planning. Mark began his UPS career in 1986 in Arizona as an engineering specialist and driver. During his career, he has held various engineering and operations leadership positions in the West, Southwest and North Central parts of the U.S. In addition to his corporate responsibilities, Mark serves on the Board of Directors of USA for UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees). A Minnesota native, Mark earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Arizona State University.

9:45 AM – Updates from MetroLab Network

BILL FULTON

Director of the Kinder Institute of Urban Research, Rice University

Bill Fulton is a former Mayor of Ventura, California, and Director of Planning & Economic Development for the City of San Diego. In his career, Mr. Fulton has also served as Vice President for Policy at Smart Growth America, Principal in the California-based urban planning firm now known as PlaceWorks, and Senior Fellow at the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California. He is the founding editor and publisher of California Planning & Development Report and author of five books, including Guide to California Planning, the standard urban planning textbook in California, and The Reluctant Metropolis: The Politics of Urban Growth in Los Angeles, which was an L.A. Times best-seller. He holds master’s degrees in mass communication from The American University and urban planning from UCLA.

 

 

 

BEN LEVINE

Executive Director, MetroLab Network

Ben serves as Executive Director of MetroLab Network, having initially served as Interim Director of the organization following its launch. Prior to that role, Ben served as a Policy Advisor at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, where he was responsible for policy development pertaining to state and local government finance, with a particular focus on infrastructure policy. He worked closely with the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy on the organization and launch of MetroLab Network. Prior to his role at Treasury, Ben worked at Morgan Stanley, where he provided investment banking services to state and local government clients. He is a graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

 

 

 

RICK STAFFORD

Distinguished Service Professor of Public Policy in the H. John Heinz III College of Public Policy and Management, Carnegie Mellon University

Rick Stafford is the Executive Director of the University’s Metro21 Initiative and previously helped launch and direct the University’s Traffic21 Initiative. Traffic21 is now a CMU Institute. He earned bachelor and masters degrees from Carnegie Mellon University. He served as Chief Executive Officer for the Allegheny Conference on Community Development for thirteen years. Prior to the Conference, he served as Secretary of Legislative Affairs in the cabinet of Pennsylvania Governor Dick Thornburgh during the governor’s first term and as chief of staff for the last year and a half of his second term. He was born in Greene County Pennsylvania and his family owns Laurel Vista Farm in Somerset County Pennsylvania.

10:20 AM – R&D Project Showcase

Cities and Universities will share 7-10 minute lightning talks on their research, development and deployment projects.

11:15 AM – Privacy and Smart City Technologies

JULES POLONETSKY – MODERATOR

CEO, Future of Privacy Forum

Jules serves as CEO of the Future of Privacy Forum, a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit organization that serves as a catalyst for privacy leadership and scholarship, advancing principled data practices in support of emerging technologies. FPF is supported by the chief privacy officers of more than 130 leading companies, several foundations, as well as by an advisory board comprised of the country’s leading academics and advocates. FPF’s current projects focus on Big Data, Mobile, Location, Apps, the Internet of Things, Wearables, De-Identification, Connected Cars and Student Privacy. Jules previous roles have included serving as Chief Privacy Officer at AOL and before that at DoubleClick, as Consumer Affairs Commissioner for New York City, as an elected New York State Legislator and as a congressional staffer, and as an attorney.

 

 

 

MICHAEL MATTMILLER

City of Seattle, Chief Technology Officer

Michael Mattmiller is responsible for connecting the City to the public, providing the City’s workforce with productivity enhancing technology solutions, and ensuring the public can equitably participate in the City’s high-tech economy. Since joining the City in 2014, Michael has focused on delivering solutions that optimize the City’s use of technology resources, build trust in how the City uses the public’s information, and increased the availability of gigabit broadband service to homes and businesses across Seattle. Prior to his work at the City, Michael was a senior strategist at Microsoft focused on data privacy and protection practices across the company’s enterprise cloud solutions and a consultant with Pricewaterhouse Coopers.

 

 

 

SCOTT SHIPMAN

General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer, Sensity Systems

Scott R. Shipman is the General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer (CPO) for Sensity Systems Inc. He is responsible for the legal function, privacy and data protection, information security and physical security aspects of the company. He brings more than 16 years of legal expertise to the company. Scott works with numerous Silicon Valley start-ups as a director on the board, helping them build privacy into their businesses and raise capital. He is an expert in privacy, high tech, Internet, consumer, retail, online and global ecommerce legal issues. Scott speaks frequently and testifies to regulators and government officials on privacy, data protection, and information security. Scott earned his JD with an emphasis in High Tech Law from Santa Clara University School of Law and a BA in Environmental Conservation from University of Colorado at Boulder. Bringing his expertise and career experience to teaching, Scott is a professor at Santa Clara University School of Law, teaching Comparative Privacy Law.

 

 

 

PETER SWIRE

Professor of Law and Expert on Privacy and Cybersecurity

Peter Swire has been a leading privacy and cyberlaw scholar, government leader, and practitioner since the rise of the Internet in the 1990’s. In 2013, he became the Nancy J. and Lawrence P. Huang Professor of Law and Ethics at the Georgia institute of Technology. Swire teaches in the Scheller College of Business, with appointments by courtesy with the College of Computing and School of Public Policy. He is senior counsel with the law firm of Alston & Bird LLP. Swire served as one of five members of President Obama’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technology. Prior to that, he was co-chair of the global Do Not Track process for the World Wide Web Consortium. He is a Senior Fellow with the Future of Privacy Forum, and a Member with the National Academy of Sciences & Engineering Forum on Cyber Resilience. Under President Clinton, Swire was the Chief Counselor for Privacy, in the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, the first person to have U.S. government-wide responsibility for privacy policy. Under President Obama, he was Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy.

1:15 PM – Scaling the Array of Things

CHARLIE CATLETT

University of Chicago, Argonne National Lab, Director of the Urban Center for Computation & Data

Charlie Catlett currently conducts research in areas including urban data science, cyber security and privacy, mobile devices and social networks, and the use of mobile and embedded computing to create intelligent infrastructure. He also currently serves as a Visiting Artist at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and served as Argonne’s Chief Information Officer from 2007-2011. From 2004 through 2007 he was director of the TeraGrid Initiative, a national-scale facility supported by the National Science Foundation. In 1999 Charlie co-founded the Global Grid Forum, (now Open Grid Forum) serving as its founding chair from October 1999 through September 2004. Concurrently, he directed the State of Illinois funded I-WIRE optical network project, deploying dark fiber and transport infrastructure to ten institutions in Illinois. I-WIRE today provides over 200 Gb/s of lambda and dark fiber resources to major projects including TeraGrid, the Starlight international optical network hub, Optiputer, and ESnet. Prior to joining Argonne in 2000, Charlie was Chief Technology Officer at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA). As part of the original team that established NCSA in 1985, Charlie participated in design, deployment, and evolution of NSFNET, which was one of several early national networks that collectively evolved into today’s Internet. Beginning in 1992 his team designed and operated NCSAs web infrastructure during the exponential growth of the web following NCSA’s release of the Mosaic web browser.

1:30 PM – “First, Do No Harm” – Applying Predictive Analytics to Human Services

Predictive Risk Modeling tools are moving rapidly into the public sector, raising both hopes and fears about how this will affect some of the most crucial decisions governments make to intervene with families and communities. What practical steps can data scientists and local leaders to ensure these machine-augmented decisions are transparent, fair and effective? During this session, MetroLab will explore it’s latest report: First, Do No Harm: Ethical Guidelines for Applying Predictive Tools Within Human Services.

 

 

 

CHRIS KINGSLEY – MODERATOR

Senior Consultant, MetroLab Network

Chris Kingsley is overseeing the development of the MetroLab Network’s human services initiatives and consults nationally on projects directed at improving the public sector’s ability to use data to achieve better results. He has written, advocated for, and provided training on issues related to administrative data systems, information sharing and privacy policy as part of the teams at Data Quality Campaign and National League of Cities. Chris is a graduate of Haverford College and the University of Pennsylvania. Chris is working with MetroLab through the consulting firm Better Measured.

 

 

 

ALEXANDRA CHOULDECHOVA

Assistant Professor of Statistics and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University

Alexandra Chouldechova is an Assistant Professor of Statistics and Public Policy at the Carnegie Mellon University H. John Heinz III College. Her current research focuses on problems related to algorithmic fairness, discrimination and transparency in criminal justice and human services applications of risk assessment instruments. In recent work, she has explored the implications of different notions of algorithmic fairness, and has developed statistical methods for conducting model comparisons across various types of task-relevant accuracy and fairness metrics. Dr. Chouldechova received her Ph.D. in Statistics from Stanford University in 2014.

 

 

 

ERIN DALTON

Deputy Director, Office of Data Analysis, Research and Evaluation, Allegheny County Department of Human Services

As Deputy Director for the Office of Data Analysis, Research and Evaluation, Erin Dalton is responsible for directing the research and evaluation activities of the Department of Human Services. Ms. Dalton has held policy positions with the Allegheny County Executive’s Office and the United States Department of Justice and was an adjunct staff member at the RAND Corporation. Ms. Dalton is a board member of Neighborhood Allies and was a mayoral appointee to the Pittsburgh Civilian Police Review Board and a county executive appointee to the Allegheny County Juvenile Detention Board of Advisers. Ms. Dalton received a Master’s of Science from Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz School of Public Policy.

 

 

 

BILL HOWE

Associate Director and Senior Data Science Fellow, UW eScience Institute

Bill Howe is an Associate Professor in the Information School, Adjunct Associate Professor in Computer Science & Engineering, and Associate Director and Senior Data Science Fellow at the UW eScience Institute. He co-founded of Urban@UW, and with support from the MacArthur Foundation and Microsoft, lead UW’s participation in the MetroLab Network. He created a first MOOC on Data Science through Coursera, and he led the creation of the UW Data Science Masters Degree, where he serves as its first Program Director and Faculty Chair. He serves on the Steering Committee of the Center for Statistics in the School of Social Sciences.

 

 

 

KATHY PARK

CEO, National Council on Crime and Delinquency

Kathy Park is CEO of the National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD). She provides strategic vision and oversight to the organization’s portfolio of government- and foundation- funded research and data analysis projects in child welfare, juvenile and criminal justice, and adult protective services. She is currently focused on building NCCD’s efforts toward lessening racial disparities in these social systems and creating community-based solutions to persistent problems. Ms. Park has 17 years’ experience at NCCD, a 110-year- old organization that partners with agencies and jurisdictions across the United States and in Canada, Bermuda, Australia, Singapore, and Taiwan. Ms. Park began her career as child welfare investigator in Georgia.

2:30 PM – BREAKOUT DISCUSSION 1 - Future of Privacy Forum: Privacy and Open Data


The Smart Cities and Open Data movements promise to use data to spark civic innovation and engagement, promote inclusivity, and transform modern communities. At the same time, advances in sensor technology, re-identification science, and Big Data analytics have challenged cities and their partners to construct effective safeguards for the collection, use, sharing, and disposal of personal information. As cities harness more data than ever, how can we assess the risks and opportunities of new technologies and data flows while preserving public trust and individual privacy? In this roundtable style discussion, come hear from City CIOs, academic leaders, and industry experts developing emerging frameworks for addressing privacy challenges in open data and examine the opportunities and challenges of new urban instrumentation.

 

 

 

KELSEY FINCH – MODERATOR

Policy Counsel, Future of Privacy Forum

Kelsey Finch is Policy Counsel at the Future of Privacy Forum. Her projects at FPF include consumer wellness and wearables, big data, de-identification standards and privacy by design. Before coming to FPF, Kelsey was an inaugural Westin Fellow at the IAPP, where she produced practical research on a range of privacy topics and edited the FTC Privacy Casebook. She is a graduate of Smith College and the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, with a concentration in Intellectual Property & Information Law.

 

 

 

MICHAEL MATTMILLER

City of Seattle, Chief Technology Officer

Michael Mattmiller is responsible for connecting the City to the public, providing the City’s workforce with productivity enhancing technology solutions, and ensuring the public can equitably participate in the City’s high-tech economy. Since joining the City in 2014, Michael has focused on delivering solutions that optimize the City’s use of technology resources, build trust in how the City uses the public’s information, and increased the availability of gigabit broadband service to homes and businesses across Seattle. Prior to his work at the City, Michael was a senior strategist at Microsoft focused on data privacy and protection practices across the company’s enterprise cloud solutions and a consultant with Pricewaterhouse Coopers.

 

 

 

Jan Whittington

Assistant Professor, University of Washington

Dr. Jan Whittington is Associate Professor of the Department of Urban Design and Planning, at the University of Washington, Seattle. Her research applies transaction cost economic theory to networked infrastructures, such as transportation, water, and communications systems, to internalize factors historically treated as external to transactions. Her publications include methodologies for greenhouse gas mitigation and resilience through capital investment planning, examination of the efficiency of public-private contractual arrangements for infrastructure, and the evaluation of online transactions for efficiency, security, and privacy. At the University of Washington, she is the Director of the Urban Infrastructure Lab, Associate Director of the Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity, and Affiliate Faculty at the Tech Policy Lab. She teaches infrastructure planning and finance, public finance, infrastructure mega-projects, science for environmental policy, planning for water, and land use planning. Her PhD (2008) is in City and Regional Planning from the University of California, Berkeley, where she was advised by economic Nobel laureate Oliver Williamson. Prior to her academic career, she spent 10 years with infrastructure giant Bechtel Corporation, as a strategic planner and environmental scientist. She holds bachelor degrees in Biology and Environmental Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz (1987). Her master’s degree is in City and Regional Planning, from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (1993).

 

 

 

JESSE WOO

Lawyer and Research Faculty, Georgia Tech

Jesse Woo is a lawyer and research faculty member at Georgia Tech studying privacy and cybersecurity. He has written about privacy issues in open data and smart city development and participated in a study of Seattle’s open data policy through the University of Washington. He was also part of an interdisciplinary team of Smart Cities Fellow at Georgia Tech, where he examined critical perspectives on smart cities. He is a graduate of the University of Washington.

2:30 PM – BREAKOUT DISCUSSION 2 - Predictive Analytics for Child Welfare: Fundamental Principles

Introduction to Predictive Risk Modeling

RHEMA VAITHIANATHAN

Co-Director, Centre for Social and Data Analytics, Auckland University of Technology
Professor, School of Economics, Auckland University of Technology

Rhema is co-director of the Centre for Social Data Analytics at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand, where she is also a Professor of Economics. Rhema is internationally recognised for her ambitious research using linked administrative data. She led the international research team that developed the Allegheny Family Screening Tool (AFST), a child welfare predictive risk modelling tool for Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. Allegheny County implemented the AFST, which aims to support call screeners to make better decisions, in August 2016. Rhema is leading and collaborating on the development of a number of other US predictive risk modelling tools, including leading the team building a prototype child welfare predictive risk model for Colorado State with a focus on implementing it in Douglas County. She has held numerous research positions in Australia, Singapore and US including a Harkness Fellowship at Harvard University.

 

 

 

 

Lessons from Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

ERIN DALTON

Deputy Director, Office of Data Analysis, Research and Evaluation, Allegheny County Department of Human Services

As Deputy Director for the Office of Data Analysis, Research and Evaluation, Erin Dalton is responsible for directing the research and evaluation activities of the Department of Human Services. Ms. Dalton has held policy positions with the Allegheny County Executive’s Office and the United States Department of Justice and was an adjunct staff member at the RAND Corporation. Ms. Dalton is a board member of Neighborhood Allies and was a mayoral appointee to the Pittsburgh Civilian Police Review Board and a county executive appointee to the Allegheny County Juvenile Detention Board of Advisers. Ms. Dalton received a Master’s of Science from Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz School of Public Policy.

 

 

 

Model Building - Allegheny Model

EMILY PUTNAM-HORNSTEIN

Associate Professor, University of Southern California's School of Social Work Director, Children’s Data Network

Emily Putnam-Hornstein is an Associate Professor at USC’s School of Social Work and Director of the Children’s Data Network, a data and research collaborative focused on the linkage and analysis of administrative records. She also maintains a research appointment at the UC Berkeley California Child Welfare Indicators Project and is currently on sabbatical as a researcher in residence at the California Health and Human Services Agency. Emily’s scholarship focuses on the application of epidemiological methods to improve the surveillance of non-fatal and fatal child abuse and neglect. Her analysis of large-scale, linked administrative data has provided insight into where scarce resources may be most effectively targeted and informs understanding of maltreated children within a broader, population-based context. Emily graduated from Yale University with a BA in Psychology, received her MSW from Columbia University, and earned her PhD in Social Welfare from the University of California at Berkeley.

2:30 PM – BREAKOUT DISCUSSION 3 - Environmental Sensing: Air Quality

Air Quality Sensing

This breakout session will provide an opportunity to discuss the ways that cities are using new networking and sensing capabilities to monitor, evaluate, and act on localized air quality data. Participants will discuss the socio-technical issues associated with air quality sensing: placement and networking of sensors; citizen engagement with data; and intersections with urban planning and public health. The session will also explore the ways that cities and universities can work together on sensing projects and collaborate on technology development and data analytics.

 

 

CHRISTINE KENDRINK- MODERATOR

Air Quality Lead & a Smart Cities Project Manager – City of Portland

Christine Kendrick is the Air Quality Lead and a Smart Cities Project Manager for the City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability. She also works closely with a multi-disciplinary team across City agencies developing use cases, research objectives and guidelines related to the deployment of sensors in the public right of way. As part of the BPS team, she supports Smart Cities coordination and strategy for the City of Portland. Christine has a PhD in Environmental Science and Resources with a focus on urban air quality from Portland State University. Her work investigated how the roadside environment can be improved through the use of air quality and traffic-related data. Christine also has a background in toxicology research characterizing inhalation exposures to jet propulsion fuel and trichloroethylene air sampling in industrial and residential areas. She completed her BS in Environmental Health Science from the College of Public Health at the University of Georgia.

 

 

 

DON DUROUSSEAU

Director of Research Technology Services – The George Washington University

Don DuRousseau is the Director of Research Technology Services at The George Washington University. He has more than 25 years of research and development experience in real-time systems, cybersecurity, and big data informatics. He is an active contributor to the fields of Smart Cities, IoT, Systems Engineering and Adaptive Networking technologies. He is the Director of the Capital Area Advanced Research and Education Network (CAAREN); a high performance networking collaboration located at GW’s Ashburn campus. Don also operates the Colonial One High Performance Computing Cluster at GW, providing advanced computational systems to support over 200 research groups across the University. Don has more than 40 publications on topics including real time signal processing, adaptive systems, and performance engineering. His recent work involves the broad dissemination of cybersecurity and smart communities technologies working with the District of Columbia, National Capital Planning Commission, and Internet2 to deliver high speed connectivity and computational resources to the Research and Education communities across the region, including MetroLab Network partners at Howard, Georgetown, and American Universities.

 

 

 

JAMES MATTHEWS

Senior Research Associate – University of Bristol

Dr James Matthews has worked since his PhD at the University of Bristol and has worked on measurements of the dispersion of gases and particles, and how these may have an effect on human health. His PhD and subsequent work in the School of Physics measured charged particle release from HV overhead power lines, and current work in the School of Chemistry, Atmospheric Chemistry Research Group, concerns the dispersion of pollutant gases and aerosols in urban environments using inert tracers and aerosol measurements. Recently he has started working with project partners within the school of Engineering to investigate whether smart city technologies and low cost sensors can be used as an aid to research campaigns.

 

 

 

Vincent McInally

Air Quality expert and Team Leader for Sustainable Glasgow

Vincent graduated from the University of Strathclyde with Honours Degree in Environmental Health before joining Scotland’s largest local authority in Glasgow. He worked in various aspects of Environmental Health including Health and Safety, Public Health, and Food Safety, before moving to work in Australia and South East Asia. On returning to Scotland, Vincent commenced a second period of employment with Glasgow City Council – this time his focus ranged from Noise Control, introducing the new Smoking Ban, and regulating Contaminated Land investigation and remediation. In 2009, Vincent wrote Glasgow’s 2009 Air Quality Action Plan – an ambitious plan introducing a number of radical measures at that time, including proposals for a Low Emission Zone (LEZ). Air quality work also included overseeing the largest local authority air quality monitoring network in Scotland. Over the past few years, Vincent has been assisting in the development of Scotland’s first distinct Air Quality Strategy and the associated national modelling and evidence frameworks. In addition to representing the Society of Chief Environmental Health Officers in Scotland on matters of air quality, he is also an expert witness with regard to air pollution in major cities for the Scottish Parliament’s Environment, Climate Change, and Land Reform Committee.

4:00 PM - BREAKOUT DISCUSSION 1 - Future of Privacy Forum: Privacy and Urban Instrumentation

Privacy and Urban Instrumentation

Description: As cities harness more data than ever, how can we assess the risks and opportunities of new technologies and data flows while preserving public trust and individual privacy? In this breakout session, come hear from Cities, CIOs, academic leaders, and industry experts as we examine the opportunities and challenges of new urban instrumentation and how we can come together to address privacy challenges in smart cities.

 

 

 

JULES POLONETSKY – MODERATOR

CEO, Future of Privacy Forum

Jules serves as CEO of the Future of Privacy Forum, a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit organization that serves as a catalyst for privacy leadership and scholarship, advancing principled data practices in support of emerging technologies. FPF is supported by the chief privacy officers of more than 130 leading companies, several foundations, as well as by an advisory board comprised of the country’s leading academics and advocates. FPF’s current projects focus on Big Data, Mobile, Location, Apps, the Internet of Things, Wearables, De-Identification, Connected Cars and Student Privacy. Jules previous roles have included serving as Chief Privacy Officer at AOL and before that at DoubleClick, as Consumer Affairs Commissioner for New York City, as an elected New York State Legislator and as a congressional staffer, and as an attorney.

JONATHAN FOX

Director, Privacy Engineering and Strategy and Planning, Cisco

Jonathan Fox, Director of Privacy Engineering and Strategy and Planning, is a member of Cisco’s Chief Privacy Office and co-author of THE PRIVACY ENGINEER’S MANIFESTO, Getting from Policy to Code to QA to Value (ApressOpen 2014). With over 17 years of privacy experience, Jonathan’s principal areas of focus have been product development, government relations, mergers and acquisitions, and training. He is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US), a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM), and was a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM). Prior to Cisco, Jonathan was a Senior Privacy Engineer at Intel. His previous roles have included Director of Data Privacy, McAfee; Director of Privacy, eBay; Deputy Chief Privacy Officer for Sun Microsystems, and Editor-in-Chief of sun.com. Jonathan frequently speaks at industry events and is a member of the IEEE P7002 Personal Data Privacy Working Group and the OASIS Privacy by Design Documentation for Software Engineers Technical Committee.

 

 

 

Tara Pham

Founder & CEO, Numina
Tara is co-founder and CEO of Numina, a sensor solution that empowers cities with data to become more walkable, bikeable, and responsive. Individually and with Numina, Tara has led city-scale technology projects with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Code for America, Living Cities, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Clinton Foundation, and others. Prior to civic tech, Tara had previously worked in public health/urban design research, music media, and arts administration. She is also a Next City Vanguard, 500 Startups alumna, 1776NYC Fellow, City of San Francisco Startup in Residence participant, winner of the $50,000 Globalhack hackathon, Junior Board member of the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, and previous organizer of Sloup, a monthly soup dinner that crowdfunds grassroots creative projects, one bowl of soup at a time.

 

 

 

TOM SCHENK

Chief Data Officer, City of Chicago

Tom Schenk is a researcher and author in a number of fields, including data science, open data, data visualization, and education research and policy. He is currently the Chief Data Officer at the City of Chicago, which includes leadership of the strategic use of data to improve the efficiency of city operations and improve the quality of life for residents. Tom has led the expansion of Chicago’s open data portal, implementation of predictive analytics to optimize city services, and leading the City’s database and business intelligence teams. He leads Tom has also co-founded and is currently the Chair of the Civic Analytics Network, an association of nearly two-dozen city CDOs, based at Harvard University’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation.

4:00 PM - BREAKOUT DISCUSSION 2 - Predictive Analytics for Child Welfare: Fundamental Principles

Approaches to assessing fairness in Child Welfare Predictive Risk Models

ALEXANDRA CHOULDECHOVA

Assistant Professor of Statistics and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University

Alexandra Chouldechova is an Assistant Professor of Statistics and Public Policy at the Carnegie Mellon University H. John Heinz III College. Her current research focuses on problems related to algorithmic fairness, discrimination and transparency in criminal justice and human services applications of risk assessment instruments. In recent work, she has explored the implications of different notions of algorithmic fairness, and has developed statistical methods for conducting model comparisons across various types of task-relevant accuracy and fairness metrics. Dr. Chouldechova received her Ph.D. in Statistics from Stanford University in 2014.

 

 

 

Getting to the Starting Line

Ruby Richards

Child Welfare Administrator, Douglas County

As the Child Welfare Administrator for Douglas County Department of Human Services, Ruby Richards is responsible for the daily operations for child protection assessments, ongoing family service planning, coordinating with external service providers, and directing quality assurance and evaluation activities for the department. Ms. Richards has over 20 years state and county child welfare experience in Texas and Colorado.

4:00 PM - BREAKOUT DISCUSSION 3 - Environmental Sensing: Urban Water

Urban Water Sensing

Across the US, governments are beginning to use a variety of networked sensor technologies to monitor and control urban water events. This breakout session will be an opportunity to discuss methods of monitoring urban water, including stormwater management and coastal flooding. Participants will discuss the successes and challenges of current projects as well as the roles cities, citizens, and universities play in implementing these systems. It will also be an opportunity to discuss potential future collaborations on development of research and deployment projects.

 

 

 

UWE BRANDES- MODERATOR

Associate Professor of the Practice and Faculty Director, Urban & Regional Planning Program, Georgetown University

Uwe S. Brandes has over 20 years of experience in the planning, design and construction of new buildings, public infrastructure and the urban landscape.  He is professor of practice and founding director of the graduate program in urban planning at Georgetown University. Mr. Brandes advises cities and organizations around the world on their planning and development strategies. He is the former Senior Vice President of the Urban Land Institute where he oversaw special projects and initiatives, and the former managing director of the multi-agency Anacostia Waterfront Initiative in Washington, DC.  He is a Fulbright Scholar and holds A.B. in engineering from Dartmouth College and Master of Architecture from the Harvard University.

 

 

 

ALEX BEDIG

VP of Information and Technology, Co-Founder, Opti Platform

Mr. Bedig is driven to deploy market-valued, observation-based environmental information services because he believes developing new valuations of verifiable environmental behaviors can improve environmental justice outcomes. He joined Geosyntec Consultants in 2009 to lead research and software development on the project that would become the Opti Platform. Since 2010, he has been simultaneously working on Opti and pursuing a doctorate in Hydro Informatics at Tufts University. His doctoral research focuses on discovery of publicly available hydrologic data sets. Mr. Bedig holds an MS in Water Resources Engineering and a BS in Engineering Science from Tufts University.

 

 

 

GARY GILOT

Director, Engineering Leadership and Community Engagement, University of Notre Dame

Gary A. Gilot is an Environmental Engineer (Clarkson University) with an MBA (Indiana University at South Bend) to support his passion for environmental stewardship. He is a licensed professional engineer with 40 years of responsible charge for public, private for profit and not for profit organizations. He was a municipal Director of Public Works and utilities for Elkhart and South Bend Indiana for 30 of those years. He is still the citizen volunteer Chair of the Board of Public Works for South Bend. He currently serves as Director of Engineering Leadership and Community Engagement for the University of Notre Dame. He is the Chair of the Board of enFocus- an entrepreneurial focused brain-gain organization with a mission of talent attraction, development and retention supported by the Lilly Endowment and regional sponsors. He is a project mentor- guiding enFocus talent on civic engaged projects. “Smart People. Bold Ideas. Greater Good.” The program is growing in regional impact. He also co-advises and mentors a multidimensionally diverse project based experiential learning program called the Bowman Creek Educational Ecosystem with embedded Anthropology ethnographers observing and assessing Community Engagement relationships supported through NSF Improving Undergraduate STEM Education and local foundations.

 

 

 

BRIAN TRACY

Senior Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services Public Sector
Brian Tracy is a Sr. Solutions Architect and manages solutions architecture for the Amazon Web Services Public Sector team on the East Coast. Previously, Brian led software development and enterprise database administration teams for a large government contractor. He has over 20 years of experience as a software developer, development team leader, and project manager.

 

 

 

BRANDON WONG

Ph.D. Candidate, University of Michigan

Brandon P. Wong is a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Michigan in Civil and Environmental Engineering working with Professor Branko Kerkez, degree expected December 2017. He obtained a B.S. and M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from UC Berkeley and an M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan. His main research focus is on the development and validation of active, resilient urban water systems for managing stormwater using wireless sensing and control.