Connect 16

Welcome to Connect16!

Change is the only constant.  Since the days of the Greek philosopher Heraclitus who promoted the viewpoint that we can only understand the world if we understand change, we have struggled to accept, let alone welcome, change.  And yet every day we receive reminders of technological advances that change how we live and play.  How much of your life is now tied to your smart phone?  How you commute, where you have lunch, who you meet and what to buy are all answered by an app on your phone.  But a few short years ago that wasn’t the case.

At our Connect16 Conference, Disruptive Technologies that Change our Communities, we will hear from top technology leaders who are shaping our world and disrupting the way things have been done in business, education, elections, fundraising, transportation – and even sustainable foods. Our speakers will share their ideas, their stories, their passions, what’s captured their current thinking, and the power and creativity of their thinking will challenge us!

Last year, when Stanford D-School founder and designer, David E. Kelley, spoke at the Fox Theatre he was asked, “What’s ripe for technology innovation?” His reply, “Education and government.”  That is a call to action for us.

As local government thought leaders and community change agents, we invite you to Connect16. Let’s look ahead – together! Let’s reimagine the way we might serve people in our communities, schools, nonprofits and county agencies using disruptive technologies!

Assemblyman Kevin Mullin, Supervisor Warren Slocum, Rosanne Foust

Kevin Mullin

Kevin Mullin
California State Assembly
Host

Assembly Speaker pro Tempore, California State Assembly, District 22

Rosanne Foust

Rosanne Foust
SAMCEDA
Host

President & CEO

Warren Slocum

Warren Slocum
County of San Mateo
Host

President, 4th District

Jonathan Garner

Jonathan Garner
Cvent
Speaker

Senior Sales Executive, Mobile Event Apps

Jude Barry

Jude Barry
VoterPros
Speaker

Co-founder

Melissa Michelson

Melissa Michelson
Menlo College
Speaker

Professor of Political Science

Lauren Isaac

Lauren Isaac
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
Speaker

Manager of Sustainable Transportation

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Matt Mahan

Matt Mahan
Brigade.com
Speaker

President & CEO

Nick Halla

Nick Halla
Impossible Foods
Speaker

Chief Strategy Officer

Steve Spinner

Steve Spinner
RevUp Software
Speaker

Founder & CEO

D Tech High School

Colleen Cassity
Oracle
Speaker

Corporate Citizenship

Anne Campbell

Anne Campbell
San Mateo County
Connect 16 Honoree

Superintendent

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Ragnar Von Schiber

Ragnar Von Schiber
Genentech
Speaker

Associate Director, Corporate Citizenship & Employee Giving

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