Connect 18

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!

Your hosts,

Assemblyman Marc Berman

Assemblyman Kevin Mullin

San Mateo County Supervisor Warren Slocum

Rosanne Foust, President & CEO, SAMCEDA

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Warren Slocum Profile

Warren Slocum
County of San Mateo, 4th District

County Supervisor

Marc Berman Profile

Marc Berman
California State Assembly


Rosanne Foust Profile

Rosanne Foust

President & CEO

Kevin Mullin Profile

Kevin Mullin
California State Assembly


Courtney Bowman Profile

Courtney Bowman

Co-director, Privacy andf Civil Liberties Engineering

John Diaz Profile

John Diaz
San Francisco Chronicle

Editorial Page Editor

Robin Feldman Profile

Robin Feldman
UC Hastings College of the Law

Distinguished Professor

Ana Martinez Profile

Ana Martinez

Head of State Public Policy and Community Outreach for the Southwest Region

Michael Matthews Profile

Michael Matthews

California Director of Public Policy at Facebook

Jane McGonigal Profile

Jane McGonigal
Institute for the Future

Director of Game Research & Development

Courtney Power Profile

Courtney Power
Niantic – Pokemon Go

General Counsel

Katie Stevens Profile

Katie Stevens

Sr. Director of Strategic Development

Arunav Sinha Profile

Arunav Sinha

Head of Global Communications