City & State's 2020 Virtual Digital New York event will take what we have done for years with our in-person event and transform the program with new situations that have come out of COVID 19. It will continue to gather New York's information leaders from government and industry, for a dynamic program of candid discussion and thought-provoking presentations on the innovative ideas being used to improve the delivery of services to both citizens and government agencies.
2020 Virtual Digital New York
Welcome and Introduction
Keynote Remarks By Jessica Tisch, Commissioner, Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications and Citywide Chief Information Officer with introduction by Rodney Capel, VP of Government Affairs, Charter Communications
Special Presentation by Kamal Bherwani, CEO of GCOM Software
Introduction By Vaughn Stewart, VP of Technology, Pure Storage
Keeping Up with Evolving Technology and Security through COVID 19
As the COVID-19 crisis wears on, government work with data surrounding its impact has evolved along with it. New York City, one of the hardest hit by the epidemic, continues to grow as a worldwide leader and driver of technological innovation. Experts on this panel will assess how well government and the private sector are keeping up with rapidly evolving systems, how to include technologies like two factor authentication which can be easily audited and some form of zero trust which requires additional authentication steps, what opportunities exist for future growth, best practices to protect particularly sensitive data in areas including health care, education, and cybersecurity .and how New York can remain a global leader in the technology sector.
- Adam Balkin, Senior Producer, CBS News - Newspath (moderator)
- Richard T. Jacobs, Assistant Special Agent In-Charge, Cyber Branch, FBI
- Tariq Habib, Chief Information Security Officer, MTA
- René Agüero Sr. Manager, Security Specialization Public Sector, Splunk
- Joseph Hemway, Vice President of Information Technology & CIO, Pratt Institute
- Dean Iacovelli, Director for Secure Enterprise, Microsoft State & Local Government
- James Yeager, Vice President, Public Sector, Crowdstrike
Special Presentation by Jonathan Benett, Technical Director for Digital Government Solutions, Adobe
Leading NY’s Communities Into a Better Tech Tomorrow
From the pandemic to the outcry of demonstrators, NY has been through a lot these past few months. Because New Yorkers were all isolated for so long, we relied on technology for a sense of community and connection. New Yorkers were able to observe and understand their communities like never before. As we make changes to better prepare for future crises and we rebuild and remodel systems like policing, healthcare and person to person communication, our communities will rely on technology and government leadership more than ever to progress into a better tomorrow. At this round table we discuss ways we can use technology to impact our communities by working hand in e-hand.
- Andrew Rasiej, Founder and CEO, Civic Hall and Personal Democracy Forum (moderator)
- Deshard Stevens, Chief Information Officer, New York City Commission on Human Rights
- Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer
- Ray LaChance, Co-Founder and CEO, Zenfi Networks
- Josh Marcuse, Head of Strategy & Innovation, Global Public Sector, Google Cloud
Technology for Resilient Infrastructure Amid COVID 19
Even with the latest innovations in place, the infrastructure and technology used to keep New Yorkers safe, healthy, moving and connected are never invincible as we have seen in this pandemic. Our panelists will discuss how government agencies are balancing digital vs. analog, expanding broadband access, implementing 5G networks, protecting net neutrality, modernizing transportation technology and how the public and private sector can work together to build resilient infrastructure and public safety services in the face of a second wave or a similar emergency situation.
- Julie Samuels, Executive Director, Tech:NYC (moderator)
- Assemblyman Clyde Vanel, Chairman, Internet and Technology Committee
- John Paul Farmer, Chief Technology Officer, City of New York
- Patrick A. Murphy, Commissioner, NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services
- Ana Rua, Government Affairs, NY City & State, Crown Castle
- Daniele Loffreda, State/Local Government, Education & Healthcare Industry Advisor, Ciena