City & State's 2019 Digital New York will convene New York's information leaders from government and industry for a day-long, 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.
2019 Digital New York Summit
Registration & Networking Breakfast
Special Presentation: Transparency for New York
Moises Vela, Advisor, TransparentBusiness
Tech-Friendly NYC: How New York Can Remain a Global Leader in Tech
Many recent studies have shown New York City to be one of the most tech-friendly cities in the nation, in some cases topping San Francisco. The city’s vast talent pool and global appeal is a draw for many companies. With the high-profile exit of Amazon earlier this year, however, some started to question this outlook. How can New York remain a global tech juggernaut? What do companies want to see from government leaders in order for the city to keep its appeal?
- Annie McDonough, Tech Reporter, City & State NY (moderator)
- Archana Jayaram, Deputy Commissioner Strategic Planning and Policy, New York City Department of Buildings
- Walei Sabry, Digital Accessibility Coordinator, New York City Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities
- Michael O'Boyle, Executive Vice President, Capalino+Company
- Aziz Ahmad CEO, UTC Associates
- Clam Lorenz, Head, Government Solutions, PayPal
Data Security in New York: Where We Stand
With each high-profile data breach, new scrutiny is placed on companies to ensure they are taking appropriate data and cyber security steps. In all facets of public services, from health care to social services and beyond, security remains in many ways a moving target. Bills like the SHIELD Act remain held up in Albany, but state agencies have issued a variety of guidance and regulations. What are the next steps in terms of data security in New York? What can companies do to proactively provide solutions and work together with government to keep data safe?
- Albert Fox Cahn, Executive Director, STOP - Surveillance Technology Oversight Project (moderator)
- Tariq Habib, Chief Information Security Officer, Metropolitan Transportation Authority
- Richard T. Jacobs, Assistant Special Agent In-Charge, Cyber Branch, FBI
- John Shegerian, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, ERI
Transportation and Smart Cities Technology
It’s no secret that the New York City transit system is in need of some major updates. Beyond structural repairs to the subway, digital technologies play a major role in making for a better experience in all forms of transit. Whether it’s communicating disruptive incidents, new signage and alert systems, or new forms of transit like scooters and bike sharing, new tech can help bring all facts of New York’s transit into the 21st century. Our panel of experts discusses innovative ideas and concepts toward a more effective and efficient transportation system.
- Holly Lynch, Citizen Advocate (moderator)
- New York City Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez, Chair, Transportation Committee
- Mike Krygier, Deputy CISO for Urban Technology, NYC Cyber Command
- Sander Dolder, Vice President, Industry Initiatives, New York City Economic Development Corp.
- Lucy Zachman, Digital Director, Metropolitan Transportation Authority
- Brandon Reich, VP, Surveillance and IoT, Pivot3
Introduction by: Rodney Capel, VP for State Government Affairs, Charter Communications
How Technology is Transforming Daily Life for All New Yorkers
Human services, education, health care, emergency services; These areas of daily live will be touched by expanding broadband, developing 5G wireless technology, and new technology that secures our world. This will lead to transformation in people’s lives and the way we do business. This panel discusses strategies, programs, technology and initiatives for bringing the most advanced technology to all New Yorkers and help make daily life more-user friendly.
- Jonathan Bowles, Executive Director, Center for an Urban Future (moderator)
- Stacey Blissett-Saavedra, Chief Information Officer, Commission on Human Rights New York City
- State Sen. Kevin Parker, Chairman, Energy and Telecommunications Committee
- Hassan Adekoya, Chief Information Officer, New York City Department of City Planning
- Todd M. Rogow, President and Chief Executive Officer, Healthix