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SIPA Dean's Roundtable on Technology, Entrepreneurship, and Urban Innovation

International Affairs Building, Room 1501


April 01, 2014
6:00pm to 7:30pm

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 The School of International and Public Affairs will host a roundtable on April 1 at which leading technology entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and experts in global urban policy will discuss the application of digital technology and advanced data analytics to foster improvements to urban environments around the world.

The event will be hosted by Dean Merit E. Janow of SIPA and Silicon Valley entrepreneur Joe Lonsdale, the co-founder of Palantir and founder of Addepar, among other companies.

Daniel Doctoroff, CEO and President of Bloomberg LLP and former Deputy Mayor of New York City, will open the discussion with keynote remarks.

Other confirmed participants include:

  • Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, and Professor of Health Policy and Management;

  • James D. Robinson III, co-founder, RRE Ventures and former CEO, American Express

  • Patricia Culligan, Professor of Civil Engineering Mechanics, Associate Director, Institute for Data Science and Engineering, and Co-Director of the Earth Institute’s Urban Design Lab;

  • Carter Cleveland, CEO of Artsy;

  • Zachary Bookman, co-founder and CEO of OpenGov;

  • Rohit Aggarwala, Professor of Professional Practice in International and Public Affairs at SIPA and an expert on urban sustainability.

 “Faculty and students at SIPA are eager to foster innovation at the intersection of technology and public policy,” Janow said. “I’m pleased that Joe Lonsdale will join me in hosting a conversation among leading practitioners and scholars about opportunities in these areas.”

The roundtable is undertaken in connection with the launch of the SIPA Dean’s Public Policy Challenge Grant Program, which is a collaboration with Columbia Entrepreneurship.

The event will take place on April 1 at 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. in Room 1501 of the International Affairs Building.


For more information about this event:

JoAnn Crawford