Audience and Lecturer

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.

 

SPEAKERS

Listed in alphabetical order by last name.

MICAHEL BASKIN

Chief Innovation Officer, Montgomery County, MD

RON BOUGANIM

Managing Partner, Govtech Fund

JENNIFER BRADLEY

Director, Center for Urban Innovation, Aspen Institute

KRISTINA FRANCIS

Principal, The Marathon Fund

DR. KATIE GAN

Deputy Director, The Lab @ DC

MICHAEL B. JACKSON

Leader, Social Impact Businesses, Amazon Web Services

STACEY EV WOOD JACKSON

Global Business Development Manager, VCs and Startups, Amazon Web Services

JOHN KATT

Director of Technology, Development, & Data, Office of the Public Advocate, NYC

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MICHAEL LEAHY

Secretary of Information and Technology, State of Maryland

BEN LEVINE

Executive Director, MetroLabs

STEVE MOKROHISKY

County Administrator, Lane County, Oregon

KRISTIN MUSULIN

Senior Editor, Smart Cities Dive

RITA REYNOLDS

Chief Technology Officer, National Association of Counties

JASON SPARKS

Chief Information Officer, DC Health Benefits Exchange

 

ARRIVAL & REGISTRATION

Coffee, light snacks, and networking

12:30 p.m.

OPENING REMARKS

1:00 p.m.

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

1:10 p.m.

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.


Speakers:

  • 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.

SOLUTION SHOWCASE

2:00 p.m.

(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

2:20 p.m.

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.


 Speakers:

  • Moderator: Michael B. Jackson, AWS

  • Michael Baskin, CIO, Montgomery County, Md.

  • Rita Reynolds, CTO, NACo

  • Jason Sparks, CIO, Health Benefits Exchange Authority, D.C.

SOLUTION SHOWCASE

3:15 p.m.

(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

COFFEE/NETWORKING BREAK

  

3:35 p.m.

SOLUTION SHOWCASE

3:45 p.m.

Circuit - Alex Esposito, Co-Founder and CEO
Kwema - Ali Al Jabry, Co-Founder and CEO

ProcureNow - Liam Dorpalen, Co-Founder and CEO

INCLUSIVE INNOVATION

4:05 p.m.

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.


Potential Speakers:

  • 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

4:55 p.m.

DEMO HAPPY HOUR

   

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

 

SHOWCASE STARTUPS

 

PARTNERS

 

ABOUT CIVSTART

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.

 

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