Want to have a better San Francisco? That’s exactly what you are going to hear at the next SF New Tech. Meet Jeremy Wallenberg, Director of External Affairs for sf. citi. San Francisco Citizens Initiative for Technology and Innovation (sf.citi) is an organization created to leverage the power of the technology community as a force for civic action in San Francisco. sf.citi supports innovative policies and works collaboratively with government to find new solutions to historic problems facing San Francisco, and promote tech sector interests and growth. Over 600 San Francisco based technology companies and organizations are members of sf.citi.
- Public Safety: sf.citi is working with the SFPD on launching a pilot that utilizes innovative mobile device technology to increase officers’ efficiency and effectiveness in the field.
- Education: sf.citi and SF Unified School District brought together teachers, administrators, technology and non-profit leaders to redesign and update curricula in the school district’s three operating Information Technology academies for the 2013-2014 school year.
- Transportation: sf.citi is also partnering with the Mayor’s Office, MTA and Golden State Warriors on a thoughtful, integrated Waterfront transportation plan that provides visitors with a seamless, multimodal public transit experience. Last year sf.citi introduced the SFMTA pilot project SMARTmuni (System Management Administered in Real Time), an iPad-based software application designed to improve the day-to-day operations of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency.
- Small Business: sf.citi is hosting a series of events to connect small business and tech leaders for opportunities to build new relationships and pitch one another on their products and services.
- Future Graduates: San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr and sf.citi announced our 2nd annual Future Graduates Summer Tech Internship Program. As last year, sf.citi donated $25,000 to fund stipends for twenty San Francisco student interns at sf.citi member tech companies: Pathbrite, MediaRelevance, Black Girls Code, Sincerely, Cloudera, Stumbleupon, Appallicious, MsJones Design, Exygy, Nudge Technology, and Shasta Crystals Inc.
- Supporting Open Data: sf.citi supports the open data movement in San Francisco, starting with Mayor Lee’s effort to pass revised open data legislation to create more structure for how San Francisco’s data is shared with the public, creates a Chief Data Officer “responsible for sharing City data with the public, facilitating the sharing of information between City departments, and analyzing how data sets can be used to improve city decision making.”
If you want to hear what great things sf.citi is doing to help the city, grab some tickets and hear Jeremy’s pitch live at our 7.10.13 event here.