The Genesys Partners Venture Dinner is a private event within Agility First! that brings entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, corporate executives, deal makers, brand ambassadors, media players, economists and academics together to enjoy an evening decidedly focused on the individuals, companies, issues and opportunities dictating the future and what market forces will have the biggest impact on the global economy. The evening was filled with thought-provoking talks from some of the industry’s boldest thinkers.
Keynote: Dan Doctoroff, chairman and CEO, Sidewalk Labs
The GP Venture Dinner begins with a keynote from Dan Doctoroff, one of the world’s leading urban visionaries and a champion of leveraging technology and data for social change. Dan is now chairman and CEO of Sidewalk Labs, an urban innovation company founded in conjunction with Google and devoted to improving city life for residents, businesses and city governments, in particular by developing and incubating civic technologies.
Prior to Sidewalk Labs, Dan was CEO of Bloomberg LP, where he led the company through the financial crisis, nearly doubling company revenue in seven years, diversifiying into new products and markets and dramatically increasing the size and influence of its news organization. Before that, Dan led a wholesale reimagining of New York City’s physical and economic landscape as the City’s Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Rebuilding. He spearheaded the effort to revive New York after the attacks of 9/11 through a five-borough economic development strategy which included the most ambitious land-use transformation in the city’s modern history; the largest affordable housing program ever launched by an American city; and the creation of PlaNYC, New York’s pathbreaking sustainability plan, which has become a model for integrated urban planning around the world.