Connect 15

Assemblymember Mullin Connect 15 –Strengthening Communities Through Technology

(Redwood City, CA) - GVS Labs in Redwood City was the site for the Connect 15 annual conference, hosted by Assemblymember Kevin Mullin (D-San Mateo) and San Mateo County Supervisor Warren Slocum. Silicon Valley tech leaders showcased new ways for local governments, nonprofits and educators to use data, provide lessons in the conversion and supply of products and services on mobile technology, and introduce new technologies to enhance early childhood education, help meet recycling goals, and achieve the Big Lift goal of all children reading at grade level by 3rd grade. “Technology continues to provide new and exciting ways to connect with our constituents, help our children learn and better serve the public overall,” said Assemblymember Mullin. This conference should provide every participant with something new that will help them make a difference in their local community.” Watch the entire Connect 15 conference in this series of Assembly Asset videos.

Part One - “Public Engagement in the Age of Social Media” with Assymblymember Kevin Mullin and Supervisor Warren Slocum and “Changing Technology for a Changing World” with Nelson González, Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, (46:09)

Part Two - “If It Ain’t Mobile, It’s Broken” with Moderator: Rosanne Foust, City of Redwood City, Vice Mayor President & CEO, SAMCEDA; Panelists: Juan Salazar, Facebook; Charles Schuler, SFO; Rachel Walker, Yelp (53:16)

Part Three - “Mash-Up: Solve for X and Perfect Pitch with Moderator: Alec Wright, Presenters: Babar Baig, Writereader; Jaime Neck, One Drop Interactive;  Paolo Debellini, Herokins (48:25)

Part Four - “Innovator Award and The Next Frontier” with Civic Engagement Innovator Award Recipient: Anne-Marie Despain, Director, San Mateo County Library and “The Next Frontier: Open Data, Big Data and Data Sharing” with Moderator – Cameron Johnson, Director of Product Innovation, Netflix and Presenters – Mike Dougherty, Strategic Accounts, OpenGov, Inc., Di-Ann Eisnor, Director of Product, Waze, Kate Maeder, Political Strategist & Media Consultant, Storefront Political Media, Loc Nguyen, Director of Children and Family Services, San Mateo County (1:06:32)

Part Five - “Connect Talks: Alex Tourk” with Alex Tourk, Founder Ground Floor Public Affairs (13:00)

Part Six - “Connect Talks: Marci Harris” with Marci Harris, CEO PopVox (11:36)

Part 7 - “Connect Talks: Toby Corey” with Toby Corey, CEO tuul (11:18)

Part 8 - “Connect Talks: Jeffrey Greenberg Plus Q & A” with Jefferey Greenberg, CTO Bridgecrest Medical, and closing remarks from Assemblymember Mullin and Supervisor Slocum, plus Q&A (23:51)