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Thursday, October 23 • 3:20pm - 3:50pm
Rewriting the Rules: Policies that Enable Innovation

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The advent of the sharing economy—with the rise of companies such as Airbnb and Uber—has brought into sharp focus the tension between “digital” innovation and “analog” regulation.   What can local regulators do to foster popular innovation while safeguarding the public interest? How are innovators currently addressing cities’ policy concerns?  

Introduction
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Minerva Tantoco

Chief Technology Officer, City of New York
Raised in Flushing, Queens, Tantoco is a product of New York City public schools. She attended Bronx Science High School and while still in college, moved to Silicon Valley where she co-founded technology startup, Manageware Inc, which was successfully sold five years later.  Since then, Ms. Tantoco has led emerging technology initiatives including artificial intelligence, e-commerce, virtualization, online marketing and mobile... Read More →

Speakers
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Ashwini Chhabra

Head of Policy Development & Community Engagement, Uber Technologies
Ashwini Chhabra is Head of Policy Development and Community Engagement at Uber Technologies.  Prior to joining Uber, Ashwini was the Deputy Commissioner for Policy & Planning at the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission. He has held various other positions in the Bloomberg administration, including the Mayor's Office and the Department of Education, and began his career as a corporate lawyer.  He holds a BA from Williams... Read More →
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David Hantman

Head of Global Public Policy, Airbnb
David Hantman is the Head of Global Public Policy for Airbnb, the leading sharing economy company in the world. At Airbnb, David leads a team of specialists working on internal policy and to educate policymakers and others about the sharing economy and the benefits it brings to citizens of their communities. Before joining Airbnb in 2012, Mr. Hantman spent five years as Deputy General Counsel and VP for Global Public Policy for Yahoo!. Mr... Read More →
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Diana Lind

(Moderator) Executive Director and Editor in Chief, Next City
Diana Lind is Executive Director & Editor in Chief of Next City, an urban affairs nonprofit organization with the mission to inspire social, economic and environmental change in cities through media and events. She was a 2011 Van Alen Institute Fellow and is the author of Brooklyn Modern: Architecture, Interiors & Design (Rizzoli, 2008). She received a B.A. in English from Cornell University and M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Columbia... Read More →
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David Weber

President, New York Food Truck Association
David Weber is an entrepreneur and advocate interested in urban planning, community development, and innovation. Mr. Weber is the founder of the NYC Food Truck Association and Dispatch, a production company that develops NYC food truck lots. Mr. Weber is the author of The Food Truck Handbook and is on the Board of the National Food Truck Association. He currently serves as the COO of Architizer.  After Hurricane Sandy, Mr. Weber organized... Read More →


Thursday October 23, 2014 3:20pm - 3:50pm
The TimesCenter 242 W 41st St, New York, NY 10036