Goal of Day: Local Government functions as the backbone of city life, providing services and ensuring a basic quality of life. (for a list of city services & agencies, click here.) Today we will seek to understand what a city can do beyond this basic function to drive prosperity, better engage existing community members and entice others to become active participants in the community.
Venue: Begin at San Jose City Hall 200 East Santa Clara Street 17th Floor (Room 1734; City Manager‚Äôs Conference Room)
Opening remarks from Mayor Sam Liccardo and Chief Innovation Officer Shireen Santosham
Basic civics (what does local government do?)
Innovation in the City of San Jose as led by the City Manager‚Äôs Office of Civic Innovation & Digital Strategy. Presentation by Kip Harkness, Deputy City Manager and Michelle Thong, Service Innovation Lead
Interactive session focusing on forward-looking project areas that the City is actively working on and where feedback from the LSJ cohort would be valuable.
Walk to Transportation Management Center (across the street from City Hall). The Transportation Management Center will provide a fun behind-the-scenes look at a City ‚Äúcontrol room‚Äù where live data and video from traffic intersections are on display, and real-time decisions are made to optimize traffic flow.
Tour of Transportation Management Center with DOT staff
Walk over to US Patent & Trademark Office 26 S. 4th Street San Jose 95112
Lunch at USPTO followed by facility tour.
Walk to WeWork Towers, 75 E. Santa Clara Street San Jose 95113
Blach Construction, a full-service and award-winning commercial builder serving the Greater Bay Area and Monterey since 1970, congratulates Vice President, Business Development and Marketing Kim Scott on her recognition as a 2019 Silicon Valley Business Journal “40 Under 40” honoree. Scott accepted the award at a reception at San Jose’s Club Auto Sport on July 25 alongside 39 other outstanding young professional and community leaders.
Deb Dake-Morrell is a Supervising Program Administrator for Valley Water, where she leads the best team ever! Deb and her team work with the community to resolve violations of the Ordinance that protects the creeks and waterways of Santa Clara County. A highly sensitive issue, she brings her background in conflict resolution and human relations to the job on a daily basis. Deb’s favorite part of the work she does is the people and the reward of doing her part to return creek-side land to its natural habitat.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is often associated with futuristic visions of a world where robots and humans live together in peace—or not, depending on the scenario. Meanwhile, as the future unfolds, AI has become a ubiquitous and somewhat annoying buzzword that risks losing its meaning. So, what is AI anyway and why does your business need to know about it?