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Dynamic entrepreneurs and change-makers

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Peter Hirshberg

Written by metal on Monday, 20 August 2012.

"Big Data and the City - Peter Hirshberg"

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The digital revolution has blanketed our cities with a vast network of electronic devices – sensors, mobile phones and microcontrollers to name a few. These enable government and the private sector to deploy smart grids, real-time transit initiatives and more efficient emergency evacuation systems. Yet these forces of Big Data have also created an entirely new and dynamic role for citizens, start-ups and artists: the networked city is the next great platform for interactive engagement, business building and rapid prototyping.

Peter Hirshberg is at the forefront of an ‘urban prototyping’ movement which envisions new opportunities for connecting people with place, encouraging citizen participation in governance and building businesses around geo-located information. He is pioneered civic innovation programs in San Francisco and Singapore, have addressed the UN General Assembly on the application of big data to global economic development, and are now creating new media, art and data properties to make neighborhoods more engaging and attractive to economic investment.

Peter Hirshberg is a long time silicon valley executive, having led Enterprise Marketing for Apple, Inc, served as Chairman of social media pioneer Technorati and stated and sold several internet companies. He’s founder and Chairman of San Francisco’s Gray Area Foundation for the Arts which has is leading programs and exhibits worldwide at the intersection of technology and the arts.

Date & Time: August 18th, 2012, 9:30am (this is a past event)
Location: Bergamot Station / Building i
Address: 2519 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90404
Hosted By: METal International 

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