Digital New York Summit

May 23, 2019  
National Geographic Encounter
226 W 44th St. New York, NY 10036
9:00AM - 4:00PM
Advancing Information, Innovation & Communication
Event Description

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. 

kevin parker New York Senate
State Sen. Kevin Parker
Chairman, Energy and Telecommunications Committee
Senator Kevin Parker represents the ethnically diverse Brooklyn district comprised of sections of Flatbush, East Flatbush, Midwood, Ditmas Park, Kensington, Windsor Terrace, and Park Slope. A lifelong Brooklyn resident, Senator Parker has been recently appointed Chair of the Senate Committee on Energy and Telecommunication. For the 2019 Legislative Session, Senator Parker has the honor of serving on are the Senate Standing Committees on Finance; Rules; Alcoholism & Substance Abuse; Insurance; and Banks.
David Carlucci
State Sen. David Carlucci
Member, Investigations and Government Operations Committee
Senator and Democrat David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) represents the 38th District in the New York State Senate and has been in office since 2010. He has distinguished himself as a lawmaker who delivers results for residents in Rockland and Westchester Counties. Since taking office, he has passed more than 100 pieces of legislation, including making Naloxone available over the counter to help save lives and fight the Opioid epidemic. Senator Carlucci has worked with the Governor each year to promote fiscal discipline by passing on-time budgets, passing tax breaks for the middle class, implementing a property tax cap, and fighting for millions for public schools. He has pushed legislation to create jobs and grow our economy. This includes Jobs for Heroes, providing tax credits to businesses that hire returning veterans serving overseas, including his work to reduce burdensome regulations and promote entrepreneurism. Senator Carlucci also played an instrumental role in standing up for progressive issues and helped pass: same-sex marriage, the SAFE Act, Raise the Age of criminal responsibility, a $15 minimum wage plan, and the nation’s strongest Paid Family Leave policy. Senator Carlucci currently resides with his wife and two children in New City, New York, which is in Rockland County.
Ana Arino
Ana Ariño
Executive Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer, NYC Economic Development Corp.
As executive vice president and chief strategy officer, Ana Ariño is responsible for the development and implementation of initiatives that drive innovation in strategic sectors of New York City’s economy. This includes making historic investments and forging public-private partnerships in areas such as cybersecurity, life sciences, data science, inclusive tech and advanced manufacturing fields, all of which will create future middle-class job opportunities for New Yorkers. She previously led NYCEDC’s strategy team, which is tasked with advising the organization’s president and New York’s City Hall on a range of economic development issues. Before joining NYCEDC, Ana was a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group, where she counseled financial services companies on their strategy and operational efficiency, and worked at Natsource, a carbon asset management firm. She holds an MA in international economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and a degree in economics from the Universidad Autonóma de Madrid. She is fluent in English, Spanish, and French"
Richard T. Jacobs
Assistant Special Agent In-Charge, Cyber Branch, FBI
Richard T. Jacobs is the assistant special agent in-charge of the Cyber Branch in the FBI’s New York office. The branch investigates national security and criminal cyber matters and responds to cyber incidents in the New York metropolitan area. In 2014, Mr. Jacobs helped establish the Financial Cyber Crimes Task Force, a multi-agency initiative targeting cyber crime and technology-based fraud schemes. Following graduation from the FBI Academy in 1999, Mr. Jacobs was assigned to New York where he investigated a variety of securities fraud matters. From 2002 to 2005 he played the role of a corrupt stock broker in a market manipulation undercover operation which resulted in the conviction of 49 individuals. In June 2010, he was selected to lead a Manhattan-based securities fraud unit which handled the Bernard L. Madoff and the Galleon Group insider trading investigations. He was named assistant special agent in-charge in October 2014. Prior to joining the FBI, Mr. Jacobs was a risk manager on Wall Street. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in finance and international business and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional.
Ydanis Rodriguez
NYC Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez
Chairman, Transportation Committee
New York City Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez has served as the Chairman of the NYC Council Higher Education Committee and is currently the Chair of the Transportation Committee. As Chairman of the NYC Council Transportation Committee, Council Member Rodriguez has championed many bills, including the passage of dozens of bills to ensure pedestrian and cyclist safety. He has been a key figure in supporting the effort to reduce traffic fatalities and expand transportation options into underserved communities. Some of his specific accomplishments include, supporting the implementation of Vision Zero and further expanding the program to ensure streets are safe by pushing for agendas that implemented civil penalties for hit and run crashes; increasing penalties against illegal street hails; making all acts of motorcycle exhibitionism illegal; leading the effort to lower the speed limit and install slow zones throughout the city; and successfully co-sponsoring legislation to create a local speed camera program that will allow New York City to impose liability on vehicle owners for failure to comply with maximum speed limits in school speed zones. Council Member Rodriguez has allocated millions of dollars to a wide range of initiatives, expanding from infrastructure creation and improvements, to the funding of hundreds of projects and programs, that include: the expansion of Citibike to every neighborhood in the five boroughs, investing over half a million dollars for the expansion of bike networks in Northern Manhattan that will result in the creation of a bike lane network to connect the community. He successfully advocated and supported Fair Fares, a city-run program that will distribute MetroCards to low-income New Yorkers at a reduced rate; and has allocated over $5 million dollars to construct a fully functional ferry dock, and infrastructure for a ferry access to the eco-dock at Dyckman Pier.
Victor Calise
Commissioner, NYC Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities
As Commissioner of the New York City Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities, Victor Calise tirelessly advocates for the disability community in all City decision-making. Commissioner Calise chairs the Accessibility Committee of the City Building Code and leads efforts to integrate people with disabilities into the workforce through the NYC: ATWORK employment initiative. He also ensures that disability is at the forefront of technological developments including smart cities, autonomous vehicles, and digital accessibility. Recognized as an expert on disability, the Commissioner frequently participates in national and international conferences. A dedicated public servant, Calise previously led efforts within the Department of Parks and Recreation to make the city’s park system—one of the most complex in the world—universally accessible. Calise—an avid athlete—competed in the 1998 Paralympic Games as a member of the U.S. national sled hockey team. A native New Yorker, he is married with two daughters.
Archana Jayaram
Deputy Commissioner, Strategic Planning & Policy, NYC Dept. of Buildings
Archana Jayaram joined the New York City Department of Buildings in December 2014, serving as Deputy Commissioner of Strategic Planning and Policy. In this position, she is responsible for Information Technology, the Project Management Office, Customer Service, Inter-Agency Programs, Strategic Operations, Analytics and Data Science, Risk Management, Audit, and Code Implementation. Archana leads the implementation of DOB NOW, an initiative to move 100% of in-person DOB transactions online. She created the agency’s first centralized risk management team, launched a performance management program, and created the agency’s first GIS and predictive analytics units. Deputy Commissioner Jayaram most recently served as Director of Performance Analytics at SCO Family of Services, a multi-service social services provider. Previously, Archana served as Associate Commissioner of Programs and Discharge Planning at the NYC Department of Correction, DOC Chief of Staff, Senior Advisor to Mayor Bloomberg's Chief of Staff and in critical positions at the Rockefeller Foundation, New York City Department of Transportation, Homeless Services and the NYC Administration for Children's Services. Archana is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and earned an MBA from Columbia Business School.
Tariq Habib
Chief Information Security Officer, Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Tariq Habib is the Chief Information Security Officer at New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) where he's responsible for all aspects of MTA Information Security strategy and Operation. He brings a unique perspective of someone who is experienced in Intelligent Transportation Systems programs as well as has broad experience in the Security strategy and operations. With many years of Information Security experience, he's promoting an evolution of the security and risk management models. He has strong understanding of threat landscape, public policy and critical infrastructure systems security. Prior to his role as the CISO of MTA, he worked as the Chief Technology Officer for MTA Bridges & Tunnels.
Hassan Adekoya
Chief Information Officer, NYC Dept. of City Planning
Hassan Adekoya serves as Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the New York City Department of City Planning and leads the progressive IT organization which innovates IT services in the area of data management, geospatial mapping, and digital services. Hassan has over 20 years of experience in New York City government including 4 years at the Office of Emergency Management, where he was instrumental for the design of the award-winning Situational Awareness System for Field Response. He holds numerous industry certifications as a Project Management Professional-PMP, Geographic Information Systems Professional-GISP to name a few. He also holds both an MPhil and MS in Computer Science from CUNY Graduate Center and New Jersey Institute of Technology respectively and a BA in Computer Science from Hunter College.

Registration & Networking Breakfast


Opening Keynote


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?

  • Archana Jayaram, Deputy Commissioner Strategic Planning and Policy, NYC Department of Buildings
  • Victor Calise, Commissioner, Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities
  • Ana Ariño, Chief Strategy Officer, NYCEDC
  • Michael O'Boyle, Executive Vice President, Capalino+Company
  • Aziz Ahmad CEO, UTC Associates

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?

  • Tariq Habib, Chief Information Security Officer, Metropolitan Transportation Authority
  • Richard T. Jacobs, Assistant Special Agent In-Charge, Cyber Branch, FBI
  • Senator David Carlucci, Author, SHIELD Act
  • 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)
  • Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, Chair, Transportation Committee
  • Mike Krygier, Deputy CISO for Urban Technology, NYC Cyber Command
  • Sander Dolder, Vice President, Industry Initiatives, NYC Economic Development Corporation
  • Lucy Zachman. Digital Director, Metropolitan Transportation Authority

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.

  • Stacey Blissett-Saavedra, Chief Information Officer, Commission on Human Rights New York City
  • Senator Kevin Parker, Chair, Energy and Telecommunications Committee
  • Hassan Adekoya, Chief Information Officer, NYC Department of City Planning
  • Todd M. Rogow, President and Chief Executive Officer, Healthix
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