Portland | June 26-28

2023 Summit Speakers

Nader Afzalan

Advisor, Community and Economic Resilience
California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research

Sam Baraso

Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Fund (PCEF)

Fletcher Beaudoin

Institute for Sustainable Solutions
Portland State University

Kate Burns

Executive Director
MetroLab Network

Pascal Caraccioli-Salinas

Data Science Student and LSAMP Climate Resilience Intern
Portland State University

Clark Cahoon

Tech & Innovation Strategic Advisor
Salt Lake City Department of Economic Development

Lisa Camp

Chief of Staff & Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives
Office of the Provost
Case Western Reserve University

Liliana Caughman

Senior Global Futures Scholar
Global Futures Scientists and Scholars
Arizona State University

Ryan Christiansen

Executive Director
Stena Center for Financial Technology
University of Utah

Aileen Duldulao

Data Equity Measurement Methodologist
Office of Equity and Inclusion
Oregon Health Authority

Nancy Gilbert

Economic Development Integrator
Economic Development Administration
U.S. Dept of Commerce

Robert Hampshire

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology
U.S. Dept of Transportation

Alan Hipólito

Executive Director

Susan Jeffords

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Portland State University

Divyansh Kaushik

Associate Director, Emerging Technologies and National Security
Federation of American Scientists

Lauren Keeler

Assistant Professor, School for the Future of Innovation in Society
Arizona State University

Andres Lopez

Research Director
Coalition of Communities of Color

Tony Luppino

Professor of Law and Director of Entrepreneurship Programs
UMKC School of Law

Jim Loter

Chief Technology Officer
City of Seattle, WA

Alyshia Macaysa-Feracota

Executive Director
Oregon Pacific Islander Coalition

Karen Marrongelle

Chief Operating Officer
National Science Foundation

Kevin Martin

Smart City PDX Manager
City of Portland, OR

Ben McAdams

Founder, Common Ground Institute
Senior Fellow, Sorenson Impact

Donnie Oliveira

Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
City of Portland, OR

Carmen Rubio

City of Portland, OR

Sarah Senft

Managing Director
Stena Foundation

John Taylor

Program Director
National Science Foundation

K S Venkatraman

Sr. Director, AI Computing, NVIDIA
Member, Oregon WTDB

Ted Wheeler

Mayor of Portland
City of Portland, OR

Breakout Panel Speakers

Nickole Cheron

ADA Title II and Disability Equity Manager
City of Portland, OR

Jane Christenson

Assistant County Executive Officer
Placer County, CA

Ahmed Darrat

General Manager, Public Sector

Willy Duncan

Sierra Community College District, Rocklin, CA

Liana Elliott

Senior Advisor, Bloomberg Center for Public Innovation
Johns Hopkins University

Andy Fecko

General Manager
Placer County Water Agency

Jonathan Fink

Digital City Testbed Center
Portland State University

Teri Garstka

Associate Director, Center for Public Partnerships and Research
University of Kansas

Caroline Godkin

Executive Director
Climate & Wildfire Institute

David Goodman

Vice President, Learning & Impact

David Graham

Chief Innovation Officer
City of Carlsbad, CA

Launa Greer

Software Engineer
University of Chicago
Data Science Institute

Dylan Halpern

Technical Lead - Open Spatial Lab
University of Chicago
Data Science Institute

Sara Hassan

Research Fellow City Region Economic Development Institute
University of Birmingham

Sarah Hopwood

Director, Programs and Education
Stanford Impact Labs

Yonas Kassie

Founder and Director, Ethiopian Eritrean Cultural Resource Center

Rachel Maltz

Senior Program Manager –
Innovation & Excellence
City of Carlsbad, CA

Paola Maynard-Moll

Executive Director
Scholars Strategy Network

Des McNulty

Honorary Fellow, Civic Partnership and Place Leadership
University of Glasgow

Danielle Mulligan

Director of Member Engagement
Scholars Strategy Network

Hannes Read

Policy and Data Analyst
University of Birmingham

Kelly Rula

Director, Urban Freight Lab Partnership
University of Washington

Katie Saviano

Program Manager, North America
Centre for Public Impact

Michael Schnuerle

Director of Open Source Operations
Open Mobility Foundation

Jacob Sherman

New Mobility Program Manager, Policy, Planning and Projects Group
Portland Bureau of Transportation

Terrance Smith

Bloomberg Public Innovation Fellow
Johns Hopkins University

David van Gilluwe

Chief Data Officer
City of Carlsbad, CA

Jenna Wallace

R&D Administrator
City of San Antonio, TX

Haizhong Wang

School of Civil and Construction Engineering
Oregon State University

Roundtable Speakers

Megan Banks

Sustainable City Yr Program Director
Sustainable Cities Institute
University of Oregon

Rachel Berney

Associate Professor Urban Design & Planning
Faculty Director, Urban@UW
University of Washington

Phillip Carnell

Planning & Equity Data Analyst
City of Seattle, WA

Jen Davison

Director, Urban@UW
Project Director for Community Engagement, University Initiatives
University of Washington

Santi Garces

Chief Innovation Officer
City of Boston, MA

Beth Gilden

Associate Director for Regional Partnerships and Projects
Portland State University

David Glick

Associate Professor
Department of Political Science
Boston University

Aja Hazelhoff

Outreach & Engagement Coordinator
Office of Planning & Community Development
City of Seattle, WA

Karen Lightman

Executive Director, Metro 21
Carnegie Mellon University

Chad Phelan

GIS Modernization Implementation Lead
City of Seattle, WA

David Rowe

Chief of Staff
MetroLab Network

Tom Schenk

Managing Director