September 19, 2012
Aaron Deacon, Managing Director, KC Digital Drive
Gigabit City Summit hosts global dialog on Open Government, Big Data and Innovation
The Gigabit City Summit is set to host a diverse, dynamic range of guests on the topic of Open Government, Big Data and Innovation on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012 from . Co-chairs for this session are Jay Nath, Chief Innovation Officer for the City of San Francisco, and Nigel Jacob, from Boston’s Office of New Urban Mechanics.
Guests will discuss the opportunities and challenges of adopting open innovation principles to solve public sector problems. We invite public officials with an interest in information and technology, and anyone interested in the smart city movement to join us live via WebEx:
This global dialog will include leaders in the open data and civic innovation space from around the world. Topics for discussion include how to build an ecosystem of civic innovation; what are the necessary conditions to grow this ecosystem; innovation as a function of risk management; the layering of spatial data; and how to define sense of space in the cloud.
In addition to Mr. Nath and Mr. Jacob, our special guests for this session include:
- Esteve Almirall, Leader of the European Open Cities Project, Barcelona
- Neil McEvoy - Founder, Cloud Best Practices Network, Toronto
- John McGurk – Chief of Staff, Mayor Sly James’ Office, Kansas City, MO
- Manel Sanromá – CIO/CTO, Barcelona City Council
- Andres Sevtsuk – Leader of the City Form Lab, Singapore University of Technology & Design
This select group joins our chairman David Sandel and these core team members who regularly participate in the Summit:
- Ger Baron, Amsterdam Innovation Motor
- Ray Daniels, Co-Chair, Mayors’ Bistate Innovations Team
- Gordon Falconer, Director of Urban Innovation, Smart + Connected Communities Institute, Singapore
- Bill Hutchison, Chairman of the i-CANADA Alliance and special consultant to the Skolkovo development in Moscow
This session of the Gigabit City Summit is sponored by Red Hat, a leader in the use of open source software and principles in the public and private sectors.
About the Gigabit City Summit
The Gibabit City Summit (GCS) is a global dialog on smart and connected cities. We collaboratively explore leadership, economic development, innovation, sustainability and implementation strategies – all critical to the success of our communities as we enter into the new economy. Our monthly topical sessions are produced via Cisco TelePresence by Sandel & Associates, The Brainzooming Group, and Curiolab, and hosted by the Smart + Connected Communities Institute. To subscribe to the Gigabit City Summit mailing list and get updates on this and future sessions go to: www.gigabitcitysummit.com.
About Red Hat
Red Hat is the world's leading provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. As the connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, and open source communities, Red Hat helps create relevant, innovative technologies that liberate resources for growth and prepare customers for the future of IT. Learn more at http://www.redhat.com.