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Wednesday, July 6 • 10:30am - 11:15am
KEYNOTE: If technology is the answer, what’s the question?: A deeper look at technology's role in the advancement of our cites

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The speed of technology change, when combined with a broad-ranging lack of urban preparedness and foresight have not yet provided solutions to the growing nexus of interconnected urban problems—housing availability; natural resource depletion and ecosystem stress; inadequate education and health care; racial and ethnic inequalities. The coming decade could be the moment of opportunity, when we successfully harness technologies, improving on many of these dynamics. But to get there we must first answer a few basic questions:

  • What economic opportunities will urban technology provide to excluded or marginalized groups?
  • What role will citizens and their data play in the ever increasing data-rich, tech-driven "smart cities" conversation? 
  • How will communities leverage urban technology to improve service delivery, transparency, and civic engagement?

Keynote Speakers & Presenters
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Gordon Feller

Co-Founder, Meeting of the Minds
Gordon Feller is the Co-Founder of Meeting of the Minds, a global thought leadership network and knowledge-sharing platform focused on the future of sustainable cities, innovation and technology. From 2010-2016, Feller was the Director of Urban Innovation at Cisco Systems headquarters... Read More →

Wednesday July 6, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am PDT
Impact Hub Seattle - Mainstage