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Thursday, October 10 • 9:30am - 10:30am
Emerging Technologies for Connected Cities

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With 75 percent of us expected to live in cities by 2050, emerging technologies must deliver rapid innovation in communication, transportation, energy, water, and agriculture to meet the needs of growing urban populations around the world.

Featured speakers:

  • Katherine Frase, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer with IBM Public Sector on building smarter cities 
  • Carlo Ratti, Director of the SENSEable City Lab at MIT, on data-driven urban planning and climate-change amelioration plans 
  • Laura Schewel, Cofounder and CEO, Streetlight Data
  • Yu Zheng, Lead Researcher, Microsoft Research Asia



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Brian Bergstein

Deputy Editor, MIT Technology Review
Brian Bergstein is deputy editor of MIT Technology Review, with responsibility for stories in the print magazine and on the website. He has covered computing, telecommunications, and the Web since 2000, when he became the Silicon Valley correspondent for The Associated Press. He was... Read More →

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Katharine Frase

VP and CTO, IBM Public Sector
Dr. Katharine Frase was appointed vice president and chief technology officer of IBM Public Sector in March 2013. As CTO, she provides thought leadership for IBM and its customers on innovation and strategic transformation specific to government, education, life sciences, health care... Read More →
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Carlo Ratti

Director, MIT SENSEable City Lab
An architect and engineer by training, Carlo Ratti teaches at MIT, where he directs the Senseable City Lab. He is also a founding member of the international design office Carlo Ratti Associati. He is currently serving as a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council... Read More →
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Laura Schewel

Cofounder and CEO, StreetLight Data
Laura Schewel is cofounder and CEO of StreetLight Data. Laura is an expert in advanced transportation, focusing on transportation systems, sustainability and safety. After completing degrees in engineering and comparative literature at Yale University, she worked at Rocky Mountain... Read More →
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Yu Zheng

Lead Researcher, Microsoft Research Asia
Dr. Yu Zheng is a lead researcher from Microsoft Research Asia. He is passionate about using data sciences to solve the challenges that cities face, such as traffic congestion and air pollution. He published over 50 quality papers (e.g. at SIGMOD and KDD), received 4 best paper awards... Read More →

Thursday October 10, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
MIT Media Lab (6th Floor Event Space) 75 Amherst Street, Cambridge, MA

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