Welcome to Connect18!
During the past five years we have hosted this conference, we have challenged public sector and non-profit leaders to embrace new technology or to create hybrid uses that combine innovation and technology to advance important social goals. We have highlighted civic engagement and social media, mobile platforms, education focused on start-ups, changing government delivery models and disruptive technologies. At Connect18, we will continue our exploration of how technologies continue to shape our society by focusing on social impact and beneficial use. Through a morning of short presentations and panel discussions, we want to explore how technology can be harnessed for the greater good. 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! As local government thought leaders and community change agents, we invite you to Connect18. Let’s look ahead – together!
Let’s reimagine the way we might serve people in our communities, schools, nonprofits and county agencies with big data in the age of autonomous things!
Assemblyman Marc Berman
Assemblyman Kevin Mullin
San Mateo County Supervisor Warren Slocum
Rosanne Foust, President & CEO, SAMCEDA