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18th Annual General Assembly

February 24, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

The Conference explored how cities can leverage innovative technologies to increase their competitiveness in attracting and retaining businesses.  Attendees learned about the Internet of Things (IoT), Smart Homes, 24-hours City Halls, Telemedicine, and more. This FREE event was host to elected officials, city staff, city commissioners, community and business leaders, along with the general public at the Juanita Millender-McDonald Community Center (801 E. Carson St., Carson CA 90745).

General Assembly postcard here and flyer here

Speaker Presentations and Bios

Andy Berke, Mayor of Chattanooga, Tennessee – “Gig City” Experience

Bio: Download

Rick Cole, City Manager of Santa Monica – Silicon Beach (New South Bay Opportunities)

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Juliette Finzi Hart, Ph.D., U.S. Geological Survey – “Virtual Reality – Climate Action Planning Tool for Public Planning & Community Education”

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Ron Galperin, City Controller of Los Angeles – “Big Data” (How is It Used?)

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Edward Humes, Pulitzer Prize Winning Author of “Mysterious World of Transportation”

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Dana Kirkham, Mayor of Ammon, Idaho – Open Access: Fiber to the Home

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Ted Lieu, Congressman – 33rd District

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Ozzie Martinez, South Bay CAO Kaiser Permanente – The New World of Telemedicine

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Presentation: Download Presentation

Albert Robles, Mayor of Carson

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Deb Socia, Executive Director of Next Century Cities – Municipal Broadband Expert

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George Wentz, HR Green Vice President

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David Zelenok, HR Green Manager – Digital Cities and Services

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Presentation: Download Presentation

Many Thanks to Our Event Sponsors

— Special thanks to the City of Carson for hosting —

 To become a sponsor, contact Jennifer Zivkovic LaMarque at: jenniferz@southbaycities.org or (310) 371-7222

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