Smart City: Exploring Innovative Technology and Partnerships
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Fabiola Cineas, Philadelphia Magazine @fabiolacineas
Fabiola Cineas is the Business Editor at Philadelphia magazine where she covers innovation in everything from Philly’s small startups to its large corporations. Her work often explores Philly’s innovation future as anchored by the city's growing tech community and its established eds & meds sector. She has interviewed top local executives like Comcast CEO Brian Roberts, Jefferson Health president and CEO Stephen Klasko, and former Vanguard CEO Bill McNabb. Before covering Philly’s local economy, she covered its education system as a reporter with the Philadelphia Public School Notebook. She also covered education in her hometown of New York City as a reporter with Chalkbeat. Before launching her career in journalism, she taught seventh graders in Camden, New Jersey. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Dickinson College. She’s also an alumna of Teach for America and the national Posse Foundation.
Ellen Hwang, City of Philadelphia @ellen_hwang_phl
Ellen Hwang develops and implements strategic programs and initiatives that seek to increase organization’s capacity, efficiency, and cross-departmental collaboration. She is leading the efforts in transformative technology and smart city efforts through the SmartCityPHL initiative as the City of Philadelphia’s Program Manager for Innovation Management.
Ted Lehr, Smart City Austin
Dr. Ted Lehr is a Data Architect with the City of Austin, Texas. He is part of Austin’s Smart City team, advising on technology, business partnerships and the use of data for better services, more open government, and development of opportunities for entrepreneurs and other private sector entities. Ted is also the staff member leading the Mayor’s Office’s White House TechHire workforce initiative, and is facilitating or participating in several university-industry-city research collaborations. Dr. Lehr lectures in Computer Science at Texas State University where, in 2015, Texas State recognized him as an Outstanding Part-Time Faculty for the quality of his teaching and research outreach. In 2017, he was designated a "Favorite Professor" by the honor students at Texas State. He has over 20 years of experience in the private sector in large and small companies. Having published over 20 refereed articles, he speaks on open data, city research opportunities and smart cities. Ted received his Ph.D in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon-University.
Felicite Moorman, BuLogics, Inc.
Felicite Moorman is an award-winning technology entrepreneur, attorney, speaker and community activist. She has earned an international reputation as a go-to wireless industry expert, developing pioneering strategic partnerships and unprecedented technology strategies and initiatives for the Internet of Things.
Joe Sullivan, Aerial Applications @aerapps
Joe Sullivan is a serial entrepreneur with extensive experience in early stage sales, marketing, and finance. He has had a passion for robotics that extends back to assembling his first robot at 14, with commands coded in C++. Prior to founding Aerial Applications, Joe cofounded an equity crowdfunding platform that helped raise over $35 million for clients in 18 months. Joe holds a Bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts from Thomas Aquinas College and a Master's degree in Public Policy from Pepperdine University. Joe is happily married with 3 other little "start ups" at home - Brigid, Mary, and Annie.
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