CIVSTART DEMO DAY & INNOVATION SUMMIT
Hosted by Amazon Web Services
February 27, 2020 | 1:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m
This half-day event will bring state and local leaders, technologists, and entrepreneurs together around some of the most pressing issues facing local communities. Attendees will share ideas for how state and local governments can better serve their citizens, create connections across public and private sector silos, and demo some of the most impactful technologies of tomorrow.
The day will focus on affordable housing, transportation and mobility, data and mapping, issue-based procurement, and more. CivStart’s 2019 Cohort of innovative startup solutions will present brief demos and will be available for discussion.
Networking happy hour with public and private-sector leaders will conclude the event.
Listed in alphabetical order by last name.
ARRIVAL & REGISTRATION
Coffee, light snacks, and networking
Anthony Jamison - CEO & Co-founder, CivStart
Stacey Jackson - Business Development Manager, WWPS VC & Startups, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Event MC: Kristin Musulin, Senior Editor, Smart Cities Dive
DATA TO UNDERSTAND PEOPLE & PLACES
Having stronger data to understand residents and the communities in which they reside provides the opportunity for more targeted services and improvements in critical programs. Join us for an honest discussion of the challenges of data collection and analysis, which can improve housing, public safety, transportation outcomes, and more. Panelists include members of state and local teams who are addressing these issues in order to make the future stronger for all Americans.
Moderator: Ben Levine, Executive Director, MetroLabs Network
John Katt, Director of Technology, Development, & Data Office of Public Advocate, NYC
Thalia Sirjue, Chief of Staff, NJ Department of Health
Dr. Katie Gan, Deputy Director, D.C. Lab
Steve Mokrohisky, County Administrator, Lane County, Ore.
(each around 5 mins)
CityGrows - Catherine Geanuracos, Co-Founder and CEO
Orbital Insight - Eric Lewandowski, Impact Initiative Lead
Civis Analytics - Alex Koeberle, Senior Applied Data Scientist
MEANINGFUL CITIZEN EXPERIENCE
To make citizen engagement meaningful, local leaders and their constituents need to work together to create accessible and trustful methods and solutions for receiving and responding to citizen input. Join us for a discussion of some tips and tools you can implement right away for more inclusive, informed, and sustained engagement. You will hear from city and county innovation leaders on what they have developed to help make government a two-way communication.
Moderator: Michael B. Jackson, AWS
Michael Baskin, CIO, Montgomery County, Md.
Rita Reynolds, CTO, NACo
Jason Sparks, CIO, Health Benefits Exchange Authority, D.C.
(each around 5 mins)
Citibot - Bratton Riley, Co-Founder and CEO
WhyLine - Michael Twersky, Co-Founder and CEO
GovInvest - Jasmine Nachtigall-Fournier, Co-Founder & President & Ted Price, Co-Founder & CEO
Circuit - Alex Esposito, Co-Founder and CEO
Kwema - Ali Al Jabry, Co-Founder and CEO
ProcureNow - Liam Dorpalen, Co-Founder and CEO
Founders at all stages need support, mentorship, and guidance, especially entrepreneurs from underrepresented groups and untraditional hubs. To implement change and produce better outcomes in our communities, we need to make sure we are enabling our entrepreneurs by providing guidance on where to start and resources to help them grow their businesses. Hear from leaders from the Aspen Institute, Govtech Fund, and Marathon Fund on ways you can get involved and build strong supportive ecosystems.
Moderator: Stacey Jackson, Business Development Manager, WWPS VC & Startups, AWS
Ron Bouganim, Managing Partner, Govtech Fund
Kristina Francis, Principle, DC Marathon Fund
Jennifer Bradley, Director of Urban Innovation, Aspen Institute
CLOSING REMARKS REMARKS
Sarah Kerner - CSO & Co-founder, CivStart
DEMO HAPPY HOUR
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
CivStart is a national nonprofit focused on state & local government innovation. We get great ideas for the public good off the ground and into the community through building bridges between startups and local governments, growing impactful tech, and ensuring public-sector leadership and guidance on the development of solutions.