February 10, 2016
Join CUSP in welcoming Dan Doctoroff, Founder and CEO of Sidewalk Labs, at our first CUSP Urban Impact Series event.
The Coming Technological Revolution in Cities
We’re on the brink of a historic period for cities around the world. By 2050, the population in cities will double, intensifying existing socioeconomic, public health and environmental problems. At the same time, innovations in technology can be used to design communities that are more efficient, responsive and resilient. In his presentation, Dan will be speaking about the coming technological revolution in cities, and how local governments across the globe are poised to use advanced connective technology to drastically improve people’s lives and solve some of society’s most pressing issues.
Dan Doctoroff is one of the world’s leading urban visionaries and a champion of leveraging technology and data for social change. As the CEO of Bloomberg LP, the leading provider of financial information, Dan led the company through the financial crisis, nearly doubled company revenue in seven years, diversified into new products and markets and dramatically increased the size and influence of its news organization. Prior to Bloomberg, Dan led a wholesale reimagining of New York City’s physical and economic landscape as the City’s Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Rebuilding. He spearheaded the effort to revive New York after the attacks of 9/11 through a five-borough economic development strategy which included the most ambitious land-use transformation in the city’s modern history; the largest affordable housing program ever launched by an American city; and the creation of PlaNYC, New York’s pathbreaking sustainability plan, which has become a model for integrated urban planning around the world. Dan was previously a Managing Partner at Oak Hill Capital Partners, a private equity investment firm.