City & State's 2021 2nd annual 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.
Virtual Digital NY Summit
Welcome & Introduction
Keynote Remarks: Jessica Tisch, Commissioner, Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications and Citywide Chief Information Officer
How Technology Responds to Crisis
Innovation and adaptability help describe New York’s tech leaders respond to the pandemic. Our abilities in these areas inspired a rapid call to action from government leaders, advocacy groups, healthcare workers, entrepreneurs, engineers, and creatives alike, when they saw New Yorkers so damaged during the coronavirus pandemic. Whether by helping our hospitals, schools, small businesses, or our most vulnerable communities, New York’s tech sector has been at the forefront of the city’s response. This panel describes how leadership has supported New York over these difficult months.
Assembly Member Clyde Vanel, Chair, Internet and Technology Committee
Cordell Schachter, Chief Technology Officer, NYC Department of Transportation
Morgan Hitzig, Senior Director of Global Operations, Dataminr
Special Presentation by Michale J. Zeto III, Senior Vice President, Global Strategy and Emerging Businesses, Boingo Wireless
Using Technology to Secure our Cyber and Physical Infrastructure
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 handling cybersecurity and data incidents, implementing 5G networks safely, protecting net neutrality, data preservation and protection and how the public and private sector can work together to build resilient infrastructure in the face of a second wave, data breach, cyber attacks and other emergency situations.
Tariq Habib, Chief Information Security Officer, New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority
John Dolan, Assistant Special Agent, FBI
John S. Shegerian, Co-Founder, Executive Chairman, ERI
Anna Mercado Clark, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, Partner, Phillips Lytle LLP
Using Technology to Impact our Communities
Amid the awful public health and economic fallout from the pandemic, COVID-19 has provided opportunities to businesses, universities, and communities to become hubs of innovation. Throughout New York, digital technologies are driving high-impact interventions focusing on economic re-development. Community and public health leaders are handling time-sensitive tasks and meeting pressing needs with technologies that are affordable and inclusive. At this round table we discuss ways we can use technology to impact our communities and help re-develop our economy by working hand in e-hand.
Deshard Stevens, Chief Information Officer, NYC Commission on Human Rights
Leena Panchwagh, Deputy Commissioner, Operations, NYC Department of Buildings
Patti Bayross, Executive Vice‑President & Chief Information Officer, NYC Housing Authority
Kristin Malek, Director of Business Diversity, CDW
Ray LaChance, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, ZenFi Networks
Brittany Graunke, Director, Government and Nonprofit, DoorDash