2013 UIC Urban Forum

"Technology and the Resilience of Metropolitan Regions"

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Location: UIC Forum

Time Event Speaker
8:45–9:00 AM Welcoming Remarks Paula Allen-Meares, Chancellor, UIC
9:00–9:20 AM Opening Keynote Address Toni Preckwinkle, President, Cook County Board
9:30–10:45 AM Morning Panel #1: Creating Informed Communities: Accessible technologies to help enhance the quality of life Panelists:
Brian Kelly, President, Payer & Provider Solutions, Quintiles
John Tolva, Former Chief Technology Officer, Chicago
Susana Vasquez, Executive Director, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)
Tim Wisniewski, Director of Civic Technology, City of Philadelphia

Moderator: Natalie Moore, WBEZ
10:45 AM–12:00 PM Morning Panel #2: Advanced Technology Driving Our Workforce: The growing effect of technology on tomorrow's jobs Panelists:
Mark Harris, President and CEO, Illinois Science and Technology Coalition
Jeff Malehorn, President and CEO, World Business Chicago
Theresa E. Mintle, President and CEO, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce
Ted Smith, Director, Department of Economic Growth and Innovation, City of Louisville

Moderator: Niala Boodhoo, WBEZ
12:00–1:00 PM LUNCH  
1:00–2:15 PM Afternoon Discussion #1: Tuning In: How can technology help unite the government with its people? Panelists:
Scott Bernstein, President and Co-Founder, The Center for Neighborhood Technology
*Jane Fountain, Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, Adjunct Professor of Computer Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Jon Gant, Professor, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Daniel O'Neil, Executive Director, SmartChicago Collaborative

Moderator: John Hendren, English Correspondent, Al Jazeera
1:00–2:15 PM Afternoon Discussion #2: High-tech Healthcare: What is the potential global impact of health services with smart technology? Panelists:
Don Bisbee, Senior Vice President, Cerner DeviceWorks
*Bénédicte Callan, Clinical Professor, Arizona State University
Jerry A. Krishnan, Professor of Medicine and Public Health, Associate Vice President for Population Health Sciences, University of Illinois College of Medicine
Julio Silva, Chief Medical Information Officer, Rush University Medical Center

Moderator: Michelle Russell, Partner and Manager, Boston Consulting Group
2:30–3:45 PM Afternoon Discussion #3: The Growing Metropolis: How will emerging technologies influence urban growth and development? Panelists:
Randy Blankenhorn, Executive Director, CMAP
Herman Brewer, Bureau Chief, Cook County Bureau of Economic Development
Scott Miller, Interim Director, Illinois Manufacturing Lab
*Howard Wial, Executive Director, Center for Urban Development, University of Illinois at Chicago

Moderator: Brian Fabes, Chief Executive Officer, Civic Consulting Alliance
2:30–3:45 PM Afternoon Discussion #4: Workforce Development: How can we adapt technology to create and retain jobs? Panelists:
Mary Rose Hennessy, Executive Director, University of Illinois BIS
Sandee Kastrul, President, i.c.stars
Alfred Tatum, Interim Dean of the College of Education, University of Illinois at Chicago
*Darrell West, Vice President and Director of Governance Studies, Brookings Institution

Moderator: Steve Koch, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development, City of Chicago
3:45–4:45 PM Closing Reception and Networking Event Closing remarks by Randy Blankenhorn, Executive Director, CMAP

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panel times subject to change