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Saturday, March 14 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
The Building Blocks of A Smart World

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From the objects in our homes, to the people in our neighborhoods, to the services in our cities, we’re reaching a point where everything in the world around us is connected. But what does it mean to live in a truly “smart” world and how will it shape our future? Hear from the creators of today's smart ecosystems at Nextdoor, SmartThings, and Urban Engines, who are working to build a seamlessly connected world. From increasing energy efficiency to preventing crime, this panel will explore the implications, benefits, and potential concerns of living in a world where our physical environment is digitized. Discover why and how this shift is taking place, and how cities and residents are adapting and leveraging technology to shape the smart world of tomorrow.

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Jeremie Beebe

Dir of Partnerships, Nextdoor
Jeremie Beebe is the Director of Partnerships at Nextdoor, the free and private social network for neighborhoods.
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Karen Roter Davis

General Manager, Urban Engines
Karen Roter Davis is General Manager of Urban Engines, a venture-backed, Silicon Valley start-up already improving urban mobility for millions of commuters around the globe and their billions of trips taken each year. Her responsibilities at Urban Engines span business development... Read More →
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Leigh Gallagher

Asst Managing Editor, Fortune
Leigh Gallagher is an Assistant Managing Editor at Fortune magazine, where she edits feature stories on topics ranging from Wall Street to technology and oversees Fortune editorial franchises including the “100 Best Companies to Work For” and “40 Under 40” rankings. She is... Read More →
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Dan Lieberman

Sr Dir of Platform Strategy, SmartThings

Saturday March 14, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
JW Marriott Room 208 110 E 2nd St

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