Elliot Greenberger from Divvy will also be making a special announcement.
Brenna Berman, Chief Information Officer and Commissioner of the Department of Innovation and Technology, James McIsaac, General Counsel for the Department of Procurement Services, and Kate Yager, Deputy Chief of Policy in the Mayor's Office will present.
Brad Winick of Planning/Aging, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and AgeOptions
As the population ages, how we plan, build & operate our cities & communities is changing in numerous ways. What is technology's role in this transformation. Brad Winick will frame the issues around planning communities for an aging population.
Greg Sutton of TEC Services Consulting Inc. will talk about their work with seniors
With all aspects of our lives interacting with technology, it has become increasingly important for everyone to understand, effectively use and competently manage all of this technology. This is especially true for senior citizens as they engage with technology for interaction with public agencies, healthcare providers, financial institutions, family and friends. TEC Services will discuss how they have assisted this growing population in learning how to access and use a variety of technologies as well as how to safeguard themselves. TEC Services will also discuss how broadband in the home is bringing back physician “house calls” and other services to senior citizens.
Here's info on speakers:
Paul Wright: Director, Local Media Development, Comcast. Paul is the day-to-day leader of EveryBlock and has led the relaunch efforts. He'll talk about the relaunch and how it got done.
Sheila Willard: SVP Local Media Development, Comcast. Sheila leads the unit under which EveryBlock is being managed. Sheila will talk about the importance of EveryBlock to Comcast.
Matt Summy: Regional Vice President, External & Government Affairs, Comcast Greater Chicago Region. Matt has worked closely with the EveryBlock team to relaunch in its hometown. He’ll talk about his role in bringing EveryBlock back to Chicago.
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The Smart Chicago Collaborative is a civic organization devoted to using technology to make lives better in Chicago. We were formed to address the challenge of the lack of broadband Internet access for all Chicagoans. More broadly, we work to apply the transformative power of technology to solve problems for the people of Chicago.
We are a startup that was founded in part by our municipal government and nurtured by some of its most venerable institutions. Our founding partners are the City of Chicago, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and The Chicago Community Trust. As a funding collaborative, we help bring together municipal, philanthropic, and corporate investments in civic innovation.
We have a host of current projects and partnerships, and we are actively seeking to connect ideas and resources in all areas of philanthropy in Chicago.