Connected Smart Cities & Big Data

Chicago Booth Alumni Club of New York City

March 14, 2016: 5:45 PM - 8:00 PM

Cities are becoming smarter, not just through technology, but the vast amount of data available to its citizens, businesses, and the city itself, to make better decisions. 


New York Life
Level 1B
51 Madison Avenue
New York, New York

Driving Directions:

Madison Ave. btwn 26th St. & 27th St.


Event Details

Who better to talk about the Connected City than Dan Doctoroff, former Deputy Mayor of NYC, former CEO of Bloomberg L.P., and current Chairman and CEO of Sidewalk Labs (, the urban innovation company he founded in partnership with Google. 

Recently, New York started rolling out its LinkNYC project, which will replace the traditional phone booths all throughout the city. The new devices promise to be the future citizen interactive portal with free 1 GB wifi, large screens to search the internet, and free calls - and it pays for itself through advertising. Sidewalk Labs is a key partner in the consortium, CityBridge, that is implementing and will be maintaining the LinkNYC ( project with CIVIQ Smartscapes and Qualcomm. This is hailed as the biggest step into the future of the smart connected city. 


$35, includes drinks and light appetizers


Register Online

Deadline: 3/11/2016


5:45 PM-6:30 PM: Registration and Networking Reception

6:30 PM-7:30 PM: Presentation and Speaker Q&A

7:30 PM-8:00 PM: Networking

Speaker Profiles

Dan Doctoroff (Speaker)
Chairman and CEO, Sidewalk Labs

Dan Doctoroff is Chairman and CEO of Sidewalk Labs, the urban innovation company that he founded in partnership with Google. Sidewalk Labs will develop products, services and platforms at the intersection of the physical and digital worlds to help make cities become more efficient, responsive, resilient and greener.

Dan was President and Chief Executive Officer of Bloomberg L.P., the leading provider of news and information to the global financial community, until December 2014. During his tenure at Bloomberg, Dan led the company through the most severe financial crisis since the Great Depression by pursuing an aggressive strategy of investment, focused on enhancing the company's core Terminal product, expanding into enterprise products and services, creating new businesses in government, law and energy, and building the company's news operations, including its acquisition of Businessweek. During the seven years that he led the company, despite the financial crisis, Bloomberg's organic revenues nearly doubled.

Prior to joining Bloomberg L.P., Dan served as Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Rebuilding for the City of New York. With Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Dan led the city's dramatic economic resurgence, spearheading the effort to reverse New York's fiscal crisis after 9/11 through a five-borough economic development strategy. This plan included the most ambitious land-use transformation in the city's modern history; the rebuilding of the World Trade Center site; the largest affordable housing program ever launched by an American city; and the formation of new Central Business Districts and Industrial Business Zones. Dan also led the creation of PlaNYC, a 127-point plan designed to create the first environmentally sustainable 21st century city that sets the course for a 30% reduction in global warming emissions by 2030.

Before joining the Bloomberg administration, Dan was Managing Partner of the private equity investment firm Oak Hill Capital Partners. While at Oak Hill, Dan founded NYC2012, the organization that spearheaded efforts to bring the Olympic Games to the city.

Dan serves on the Boards of the University of Chicago, World Resources Institute, United States Olympic Committee, Bloomberg Philanthropies and Human Rights First. He is the founder of Target ALS, which raises funds for and has established a new model of collaboration to advance ALS research. He is a founder and chairman of Culture Shed, an innovative new cultural institution at the Hudson Yards in Manhattan. A graduate of Harvard College and The Law School at the University of Chicago, Dan lives in New York City with his wife, Alisa. The Doctoroffs have three grown children.


Erwin Rezelman, '03 
President & CEO Urban Integrated Inc.