Bold Bets

Bold Bets: Fast Forward to the Connected City

May 21, 2015
Santa Monica, CA

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Just how smart will our cities become—and how quickly? As the software and hardware industries continue to converge, urban infrastructures are becoming ever-more connected. With an eye toward efficiency and sustainability, The Atlantic gathered experts to explore how software innovation is transforming our cities. Our program examined how the next generation of connected cities will operate and how their citizens will experience their urban environments.

RAND Corporation
1776 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401

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2:00 p.m. Guest Arrival and Registration

2:30 p.m. Welcome Remarks

  • Margaret Low Smith, President, AtlanticLIVE
  • Dennis Rodriguez, Chief City Executive, Los Angeles, Siemens USA

2:35 p.m. One-on-One Interview

  • Edward Rendell, Co-Chair, Building America’s Future; Former Governor, State of Pennsylvania
  • Interviewed by: Steve Clemons, Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic

3:10 p.m. Panel Discussion

  • Rusty Bailey, Mayor, City of Riverside, California
  • Rick Cole, Deputy Mayor for Budget and Innovation, City of Los Angeles, California
  • John Giles, Mayor, City of Mesa, Arizona
  • Moderated by: Steve Clemons

3:45 p.m. Sponsor Content: Brought to you by Siemens

4:00 p.m. One-on-One Interview

  • Dan’l Lewin, Corporate Vice President, Technology and Civic Engagement, Microsoft
  • Interviewed by: Steve Clemons

4:30 p.m. Café Discussion

  • Nidhi Kalra, Information Scientist, RAND Corporation
  • Edward Kjaer, Director, Transportation Electrification, Southern California Edison
  • Lindy Lee, Former Deputy CEO, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
  • Dominique Smith, Executive Director, U.S. Green Building Council, Los Angeles Chapter
  • Moderated by: Steve Clemons

5:05 p.m. Closing Remarks

  • Margaret Low Smith

5:10 p.m. Program Conclusion and Networking Cocktail Reception


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