Why Holistic Data Analytics is Vital for Evolving Smart Cities

24 April 2014 13:00

The focus of this event will be to examine the challenges cities and the private sector currently face and how they can work together more efficiently. Simultaneously, we will examine how to utilize the plethora of data more productively and some of the solutions the private sector is offering to overcome major barriers in data analytics. Having open data is helpful, but holistic data is critical.
We will look closely at innovations in technology that interpret and visualize data holistically within a city, demonstrating underlying relationships from the multitude of traditional and digital data sources, and reveal how decision-makers can lead their organizations with improved results.
Panel 1: Enabling Smart Cities and Collaboration Among Stakeholders
  • Joy Bonaguro, Chief Data Officer, City and County of San Francisco
  • Michael Tsao, Senior Technologist and Palo Alto Open Data Advocate, City of Palo Alto
  • Ian Kalin, Director of Open Data, Socrata
  • Melanie Nutter, Former Director, SF Environment (Moderator)
Panel 2: Open Data Applications
  • Sophie Lamparter, Head of Public Programs, swissnex San Francisco
  • Yo Yoshida, CEO & Founder, Appallicious
Panel 3: Spotlight on Private Sector Solutions
  • Jeffrey Till, Design Principal, Perkins & Will
  • Michael Jansen, Chairman and CEO, Cityzenith
  • CJ Boguszewski, Senior Commercial Director, Smart City Solutions, Silver Spring Networks
  • Chris McCloskey, Director-Cleantech Advisory, PwC