The Day

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Google – Pacific Shores Center, 1900 Seaport Court, Redwood City

7:45 – 8:30 am

Registration, Breakfast, and Networking

8:30 – 8:50 am


Josh Porter, Company Director, Real Estate District Development, Google

Introduction by: Assembly Speaker Pro Tempore ​Member Kevin Mullin

Supervisor Warren Slocum

8:50 – 9:30 am

Keynote – Future of Work 

Jenny Dearborn, MEd, MBA – Actionable Analytics Group

Introduction by: Assembly Member Kevin Mullin

9:30 –  9:45 am

Connect Talk: “Can Machines Help Us Maximize Government Effectiveness?”

Neil Peretz, Contract Wrangler

Introduction by: Supervisor Warren Slocum

9:45 – 10:00 am


10:00 – 10:30 am

ConnectTalk: “Solutions to California Housing Crisis”

Peter Calthorpe, Urban Footprint

Introduction by: Assembly Member Marc Berman

10:30-11:30 am


Panel  – Future of Cities

Private industry is creating and deploying tools like cloud computing, robotics, big data, and artificial intelligence (AI) that have public sector applications. As local governments embrace more technology to provide core services, existing models will have to adapt. We’ll explore public sector use of emerging technologies, including platforms that will re-shape land use and mobility, as well as government deployment of AI. In addition, we’ll discuss technology’s impact on public sector jobs and anticipated workforce needs.


      • Sean Holman, Ellis & Associates
      • Ulysses Vinson, SMCLabs Communication Officer
      • Keshia Theobald van Gent, GSVLabs
      • Barrie Hathaway, JobTrain


      • Assembly Member Marc Berman
      • SAMCEDA CEO & President Rosanne Foust

11:30 – 11:45 am

Connect Talks: “5 Skills Desperately Needed in the Future Workplace”

Stacey Porter, Outset Medical, Inc.

Introduction by: SAMCEDA CEO & President Rosanne Foust

11:45 – 11:55 am

CONNECT Award Presentation

Recipient: Futurelab: Genentech Science Education

Kristin Campbell Reed, Genentech

Presented by:

Assembly Member Kevin Mullin

Supervisor Warren Slocum

11:55 – 12:05 am

“Pulling it all Together”

Closing Remarks – All Hosts