Event Features

Date & Time:
Thursday, February 22, 2018

Manny Cantor Center
197 East Broadway
New York, NY 10002

Event Features

City & State's 2018 Digital New York will convene New York's information leaders from government and industry for a day-long, dynamic program of candid discussion and thought-provoking presentations on the innovative ideas being used to improve the delivery of services to both citizens and government agencies. 



9:00am   Registration & Networking Breakfast

10:00am  Opening Keynote  Anne M. Roest, Commissioner, NYC Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications 

10:30am  Successful Data Strategies

A successful data strategy brings together the right people, processes, and technology to effectively identify, classify and protect critical and regulated data. Organizations need a framework that addresses all of the issues of data quality, standards and management. This session will be a lively discussion on what an organization needs for good data governance to enable data sharing, to ensure data security, to ensure data security, to use the rightcloud service, and to maintain transparency.

  • Tayyab Walker, Director of Enterprise Data Solutions, Mayor’s Office of Operations/NYC


11:30am  Broadband for All

High-speed internet has become essential to full participation in today’s economy. From applying for jobs to doing homework, access to fast, reliable internet is crucial to making the most of opportunities in today’s world. As a strategy for reducing income inequality and digital deserts, New York is leading the nation with the largest state broadband investment program. What does net neutrality rules mean to New York’s providers? 

  • Jeffrey Nordhaus, Executive Vice President of Broadband and Innovation, Empire State Development 

12:30pm  Lunch is served


1:00pm  Lunch Awards Ceremony (Winners TBA)


1:45pm  1-on-1 Interview - Innovation in Government

This session will highlight how Government is taking advantage of new technologies and preparing for the future with our citizens in mind. Hear about innovative applications being used to enhance the citizen experience and the building blocks of services to keep in mind as you take control and shape technology to fit the citizen’s needs.


2:45pm  BREAK


3:00pm  Trends in Cyber Security

Government organizations are under attack and the stakes have never been higher. Threats of all types are increasingly sophisticated and better organized. This session looks at trends to predict, prepare for, and defend against today’s most insidious threats. Our panel of cybersecurity professionals will discuss productive ways industry experts can help public sector practitioners meet their objectives and sort through the maze of security policies, tools and integration challenges when implementing cyber security technologies to government agencies.

  • Colin Ahern, Deputy CISO for the City of New York, NYC Cyber Command


3:45pm  Smart Cities & Internet of Things

It’s clear that smart technologies and IoT are the future of our communities. This session explores the role of government in using, exploiting, controlling and surviving the hyper-connected world of IoT and how it will affect our communities.

  • Cordell Schachter, Chief Technology Officer, Department of Transportation 
  • Councilmember Ydanis Rodriguez, Chair Committee on Transportation 
  • Gale Brewer, Manhattan Borough President