Connectivity, automation, electrification, efficiency, and clean energy all offer enormous potential to usher in a more productive, cleaner, and more equitable future – and amazing business opportunities to make money doing so. But as with all transformational changes, there is major potential for unintended consequences. What can we do to maximize the benefits and minimize the risks?
At the Innovate Sac event on November 15, guest speaker Austin Brown, Ph.D. will explore the potential positive impacts of emerging technologies as well as the oft overlooked potential side effects that technologies bring to society. Join us at Sacramento State during Global Entrepreneurship Week for the launch of the vision of the Sacramento Urban Technology Lab (SUTL) and learn about future opportunities for innovation from our expert speakers.
WHEN: Wednesday, November 15, 2:00PM – 5:00PM
WHERE: Sacramento State, Harper Alumni Center
About Austin Brown
Executive Director, UC Davis Policy Institute for Energy, Environment, and the Economy
Austin Brown focuses on technologies and policies for clean energy and sustainable transportation. He directs the UC Davis Policy Institute for Energy, the Environment, and the Economy, which leverages world-class university expertise and engages directly with decision-makers to deliver credible, relevant, and timely information and analysis to inform better energy and environmental policy. He recently served an 18 month detail in the Obama White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
About The Innovate Sac Event
Join us at Sacramento State during Global Entrepreneurship Week for the launch 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 environment.
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