Tentative schedule, times and speakers are subject to change.
2023 Urban Forum Schedule Heading link
|9-9:15 a.m.||Welcome||Stacey Swearingen White, Dean, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs|
|9:15-10:15 a.m.||Panel #1 The Potential for Data to Deliver: What is big data and how is it being used to shape our cities?||This panel will focus on how panelists see data being used to inform decision-making while empowering communities and residents in powerful and fundamentally new ways. Panelists will be asked to share or reference specific efforts/initiatives that show promise, or include examples from their institutions or organizations while identifying the capacities and resources required for such initiatives to be successful.||Federica Fusi, Assistant Professor, Public Policy, Management and Analytics, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, UIC
Nick Lucius, CTO, City of Chicago
Laurie Merrell, Senior Analytics Engineer, Jarvus Innovations & Board Member, Chi Hack Night
Moderator: Fredric Mitchell, Principal, Bright Plum, Inc.
|10:30-11:30 a.m.||Panel #2 Principles of Equity, Privacy and Security: How can data be utilized effectively while also preserving our values?||This discussion focuses on the dangers of relying too heavily on quantitative data alone to inform decision-making, as well as the trade-offs inherent in ensuring equity, protecting privacy, preventing misuse and securing data. Panelists will consider how much risk is too much, and whether it is possible to have data not replicate bias and reinforce systemic racism and other inequities.||Daniel Anello, CEO, Kids First Chicago
Rosaella Branson, Chief Data Officer, Cook County Government, Bureau of Technology
Omar Duque, President, Hispanic Information Technology Executive Council
Moderator: Adam Hecktman, Founder/Chief Data Architect, For Good Advisory
|11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.||Keynote||Derek Eder, Founder and Partner; Datamade; President Emeritus and Board Member, Chi Hack Night|
|12:00-12:10p.m.||Closing Remarks||Joe Hoereth, Director, Institute of Policy and Civic Engagement|
|12:10-1:00p.m.||Lunch and Networking|