Within the last generation, we have discovered the role that exponential growth plays in driving information technologies forward. Today we’re making rapid advances in computing technology, communication infrastructure, artificial intelligence, biotechnology, digital manufacturing, robotics and more. Tools that were previously only available to wealthy research labs are being democratized such that small teams the world over, can now accomplish what only governments and corporations could do just 15 years ago.

At the Innovate Sac event on November 15, guest speaker Aaron Frank will take a look at emerging technologies and the nature of rapidly developing technologies like smart cities, urban technology, and AI. He’ll explore case studies and examples as he leads the audience through an exploration of the innovation possibilities in our region.

WHEN: Wednesday, November 15, 2:00PM – 5:00PM

WHERE: Sacramento State, Harper Alumni Center




About Aaron Frank

Principal Faculty, Singularity University

Aaron Frank is a writer and speaker focused on the effects that emerging technologies have on business, society, and culture. As a writer, his articles have appeared in Vice’s Motherboard, Wired UK, Forbes, and Venturebeat. As a speaker, Aaron has lectured for audiences and organizations including the CIA, The US Department of Defense, The Coca-Cola Company, AAAS, Sony, Under Armour and more.


About The Innovate Sac Event

Join us at Sacramento State during Global Entrepreneurship Week for the launch of the vision of the Sacramento Urban Technology Lab (SUTL), an initiative of the Mayor’s Office for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Explore the focus industries through our exhibitors who will bring to life the seven strategic verticals in the SUTL plan. Learn about future opportunities for innovation from our expert speakers. Come together with innovators, technologists, economic growth professionals, educators, and students to launch Sacramento’s innovation future!


About The Sacramento Urban Technology Lab

The Sacramento Urban Technology Lab (SUTL) is the living embodiment of the “Triple Helix” model of economic
innovation, where government, academia and industry collaborate to transform Sacramento into that of a
“living laboratory” for entrepreneurs, advanced technology businesses, and academic institutions to test,
develop, and scale their ideas, products, and services. By actively suppoiiing technology development and
demonstration throughout different districts in Sacramento, SUTL will help align current City efforts and to grow
Sacramento’s existing base of high-tech workers, business incubators, and early-stage technology businesses
and encourage established technology firms and research partners to test hew technologies in a live city

SUTL aims to bring awareness to current and future city initiatives as well as develop programming to support the
growth of the following industry verticals in Sacramento:

  • Mobility (autonomous vehicles & related transportation technology)
  • Clean Technology and Sustainability
  • Health IT and Life Science
  • Agriculture and Food Technology
  • The Internet of Things (IoT) and Cybersecurity
  • Government and Civic Technology
  • Workforce Development