Event Recap: Public Sector Leaders Forum
Creating and Innovation Culture for the 21st Century City

On July 29, 2015 we hosted an event, as a joint effort with the Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center of New England. We convened dynamic leaders in government (an an audience that included over 200 registered guests) to discuss how cities can create an innovation culture that furthers citizen engagement and transparency. Our evening began with welcome remarks from Cathy Wissink, Senior Director of Technology & Civic Engagement at Microsoft, and then Lourdes German, Director of the Civic Innovation Project served as the emcee and introduced a keynote address by Christy McFarland from the National League of Cities who joined us from Washington, D.C., a Mayor’s Round table featuring Mayor Setti Warren (City of Newton), Mayor Joseph Curtatone (City of Somerville), Mayor Daniel Rivera (City of Lawrence), Mayor Joe Sullivan (Town of Braintree), and Chris Osgood (Co-Chair of the Boston New Urban Mechanics Office representing Mayor Walsh) facilitated by Tamar Kotelchuck who leads the Boston Federal Reserve Bank Working Cities Challenge. Our evening concluded with a live interactive demonstration of Microsoft technology that can help cities innovate instantly and tools that have the potential to unlock data-driven insights, using Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerMap, and Microsoft PowerBI, that were presented by Stanislav Novoseletskiy, a data solutions expert from Microsoft.  

Our new Civic Innovation Gallery was also unveiled for attendees, click here to check it out

 

Thank you to our generous event host & sponsor:

The Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center