City Makers

City Makers Summit

June 18, 2015
San Francisco

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Urban regions across the United States are experiencing rising levels of poverty and inequality.  This economic disparity—paired with a widening skills gap thanks to the digital divide—hinders cities' abilities to become productive, sustainable communities.  The Atlantic hosted a half-day forum to address how technological innovations can mitigate issues of poverty, inequality, workforce development and education.

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2:30 p.m. PT  Guest Arrival

3:00 p.m. PT  Welcome Remarks

  • Margaret Low Smith, President, AtlanticLIVE
  • Peter Scher, Chairman of the Washington D.C. Region and Head of Corporate Responsibility, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

3:05 p.m. PT  Living in the City of the Future

  • The Honorable Mike Rawlings, Mayor, Dallas, Texas
  • Arvind Satyam, Managing Director, Global Business Development, Smart + Connected Communities Initiative, Internet of Everything Group, Cisco
  • With Steve Clemons, Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic

3:40 p.m. PT  How Technology Is Rebuilding Detroit
Sponsor Session by JPMorgan Chase & Co.*

  • Robert Linn, Data Director, Detroit Land Bank Authority
  • Jerry Paffendorf, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, LOVELAND Technologies
  • With Daryl Shore, Vice President, Program Officer, Global Philanthropy, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

4:00 p.m. PT  The Dynamic City: Where Big Data Meets the Streets

  • Joy Bonaguro, Chief Data Officer, City and County of San Francisco, California
  • Stephen Goldsmith, Daniel Paul Professor of the Practice of Government, Harvard Kennedy School
  • With Alexis Madrigal, Contributing Editor, The Atlantic

4:30 p.m. PT  Click Here to Give Back

  • Jase Wilson, Chief Executive Officer, Neighborly

4:45 p.m. PT  Closing the Digital Divide

  • The Honorable Ralph Becker, Mayor, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • The Honorable Sly James, Mayor, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Erica Swanson, Head of Community Impact Programs, Google Fiber
  • With Alexis Madrigal

5:15 p.m. PT  Funding Change

  • Michael Seibel, Partner, Y Combinator
  • With Steve Clemons

5:40 p.m. PT  Closing Remarks

  • Margaret Low Smith

5:45 p.m. PT  Program Conclusion

*This session was produced by JPMorgan Chase & Co., and not The Atlantic’s editorial staff.


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