The Technology 202 Live
On Dec. 13, 2018, South Bend Mayor Peter Buttigieg, Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke, Uber’s Rachel Holt, Bird’s Brandon Pollak, and Tech:NYC’s Julie Samuels, join other smart cities and transportation experts to explore the on-the-ground challenges involved in building the transportation systems and cities of tomorrow.
Regulating for the Future: Perspectives from Local Leaders
South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke, and Charlotte Area Transit System CEO John Lewis discuss how they are approaching safety concerns and other variables presented by new technology while working to make their states and communities attractive for job-producing, urban development projects and businesses.
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At a Washington Post Live event, Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke discussed proposed regulations on the technology industry amidst concerns over big data and privacy.
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At a Washington Post Live event, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who has been floated as a possible presidential candidate, offered advice to fellow Democrats on how to win races in 2020.
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Mayor Andy Berke
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Mayor Pete Buttigieg
South Bend, Indiana
Mayor Pete Buttigieg is the chief executive of the City of South Bend. The city’s thirty-second mayor, he was sworn into office on January 1, 2012. As mayor, Buttigieg is responsible for the city workforce of over 1,000 employees and an annual budget over $380 million.
John Lewis
CEO, Charlotte Area Transit System
John M.Lewis is the Chief Executive Officer of the Charlotte Area Transit System. Lewis's initial focus is on advancing the long-term transit plan, enhancing customer service to attract and retain customers and on ensuring a safe and reliable transit system for the region.
The Mobility Outlook: Your Commute 2035
Mobility innovators and experts discuss how new kinds of transportation are transforming urban environments. They will discuss the mix of mobility options, the new Internet-enabled transportation infrastructure that will lay groundwork for the vehicles of the future and what considerations -- from cost to safety to accessibility -- will shape our changing commute over the next decade or more.
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At a Washington Post Live event, Uber executive Rachel Holt discussed the company's mobility network, including the prospect of acquisitions and partnerships with other businesses like scooter companies Bird and Lime.
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At a Washington Post Live event, mobility experts examined the impact that artificial intelligence will have on the transportation industry in the next decade.
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At a Washington Post Live event, mobility experts discussed ways in which the federal government can more effectively partner with cities on continued innovation and regulation of the industry.
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Rachel Holt
Vice President and Head of New Mobility, Uber
Rachel Holt leads Uber’s New Mobility organization, which includes JUMP and our efforts across bikes, scooters, transit, hourly rentals, and more. Prior to taking on this role, Rachel was the Regional General Manager for US and Canada, leading our business across Uber’s largest region. Nearly seven years ago, Rachel joined Uber as the General Manager of Washington, DC, growing the city into one of Uber’s largest and fastest growing markets at the time. 
Jason Nelson
Executive Director for Partner Engagement, Smart Cities Council
Robert Puentes
President and CEO, Eno Center for Transportation
Robert Puentes is President and CEO of the Eno Center for Transportation a non-profit think tank with the mission of improving transportation policy and leadership. Prior to joining Eno, he was a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program where he directed the program’s Metropolitan Infrastructure Initiative. He is currently a non-resident senior fellow with Brookings. Robert has worked extensively on a variety of transportation issues, including infrastructure funding and finance, and city and urban planning. 
Are Cities Getting Smarter?
Innovative startups and advocates who are working with urban communities to create the digital infrastructure for the cities of tomorrow discuss the opportunities and challenges of smart cities.
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At a Washington Post Live event, business and technology experts discuss the Amazon HQ2 race and how public backlash against certain measures – like tax breaks – has impacted the conversation around the adoption of smart city technology.
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At a Washington Post Live event, smart cities experts discussed what criteria Amazon used to determine which cities would be finalists for its second headquarters and how factors like technology and education impacted the decision-making process.
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Charlie Catlett
Director, Urban Center for Computation and Data, University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory
Charlie Catlett is a Senior Computer Scientist at Argonne National Laboratory, a U.S. Department of Energy scientific research laboratory. Catlett is also a Senior Fellow at the Computation Institute of the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory, and a Visiting Artist at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His current research focus areas include urban data science, cyber security and privacy, mobile devices and social networks, and the use of mobile and embedded computing to create intelligent infrastructure. 
Mitchell Kominsky
Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Venture Smarter
Mitchell Kominsky is Co-founder of Venture Smarter, a technology startup and community platform that accelerates the development of smart cities. Mitchell is focused on rethinking how governments can incorporate technology to create more resilient, sustainable cities. Mitchell leads the company's strategy, product, and corporate development. Previously, Mitchell was Technology and Transportation Policy Counsel for U.S. Senate Leadership and Counsel to the U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee
Brandon Pollak
Director, Global Civic Engagement & Strategy, Bird
Julie Samuels
Executive Director, Tech: NYC
Julie Samuels is Executive Director of Tech:NYC. Before that she was Executive Director at Engine, a nation-wide nonprofit focused on technology entrepreneurship and advocacy, where she remains a member of the Board. She is a frequent commentator on technology and policy issues for national media—particularly in the intellectual property space—and has filed briefs with the Supreme Court and testified before Congressional Committees.
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Martin Powell
Global Head of Urban Development, Siemens
Martin Powell, former Deputy Mayor of the City of London and currently Global Head of Urban Development at Siemens, discusses one the biggest challenges facing cities today—preparation. As cities commit to deploying new technologies like electric vehicles that reduce CO2 footprints and improve land use, the question remains: how should cities prepare themselves for the future? The journey, says Powell, begins by embracing the Internet of Things.
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