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City Innovators Series

City Innovators Series

By Elizabeth Glivinski
This series is an educational program where municipal leaders and industry thought leaders offer "how to" insights and proven best practices to build safer, smarter, and more sustainable cities.
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The Covid Impact - How cities are changing the way they do business
In today's episode, we talk about how Corona Virus is changing the way cities do business.  We pull together an expert panel to discuss how municipal economies are effected by the disease, how data and connectivity are vital to resiliency and we talk about what cities should be doing  now in order to recover from the crisis as quickly as possible. Featured Speakers:  Gordon Feller - Founder, Meeting of the Minds  Since arriving to Silicon Valley in 1983 Gordon has advised executives leading some of California’s outstanding companies, including Apple, Bechtel, HP, and Lockheed. As the founder of Meeting of the Minds, he’s worked to bring together leaders committed to urban sustainability and technology innovation in ways that produce knowledge sharing as a key basis for lasting alliances. Meeting of the Minds has become the leading non-profit focused on cities partnered with private sector and NGOs – all in pursuit of an urban future which is smarter, more equitable, and sustainable. (Hear more from Gordon) Nicola Villa - Senior Vice President, Strategic Growth and Global Leadership, Mastercard Nicola is a Mastercard senior executive focused at the intersection between digital infrastructure, economic development and sustainability. A corporate entrepreneur at heart, Nicola brings together foresight, innovation, strategy and execution to help leading public sector organizations across the world achieve their policy objectives. Nicola is in charge of the government industry’s vertical strategy and go to markets initiatives at Mastercard, with a specific focus on government infrastructures, sustainable tourism, economic development, public finance management and citizen welfare. (Hear more from Nic) Anil Agrawal - CEO, CIMCON Lighting Anil has more than twenty-five years of experience in corporate management, sales and marketing, product development and entrepreneurial leadership. In 1988, he founded CIMCON Software and successfully led the company through years of continuous growth and positioned it as a multi-faceted company with global customer base and offices in USA, UK and India. (Hear more from Anil)
May 2, 2020