Paige Fitzgerald, Connected Citizens Program Manager, Waze
Pedro Peracio, Chief Digital Officer, City of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Katherine Oliver, Principal, Bloomberg Associates
Jo Bertram, Regional General Manager, UK, Ireland & Nordics, Uber
Herman Narula, Chief Executive Officer, Improbable
Jo Bertram leads Uber's UK & Ireland operations. Jo joined Uber with over 8 years of management consultancy experience, having worked for both McKinsey and Accenture. Her project focus spans the telecommunications, transportation and FMCG sectors among others, with specific expertise in regulatory strategy and growth strategy, alongside more operational experience.
Paige Fitzgerald is the Manager of the Waze Connected Citizens Data Exchange Program, which connects cities and citizens to outsmart traffic together. The program launched in October 2014 in New York with 10 inaugural partners and has since expanded to over 23 participating DOTs and international municipalities.
Geoff Mulgan is Chief Executive of Nesta, and has been in post since June 2011. Under his leadership Nesta has moved out of the public sector to become a charity (in 2012), launched a range of new initiatives in investment, programmes and research, and has implemented a new strategy involving partnerships with other funders in the UK and internationally.
Herman is the Founder and CEO of Improbable, a London based start-up originally out of the Cambridge computer lab. Improbable is currently active in the gaming and defence industries. It is a team of 50 including some of the top engineering talent from world renowned academic institutions and companies such as Google, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and Microsoft.
Katherine L. Oliver served as Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment in New York City from 2002-2013. During that time, New York’s film and television industry saw its strongest growth in history. Strategic initiatives such as the Made in NY marketing and branding program generated direct spending of $7.1 billion annually, an increase of more than 50%, and saw jobs climb to an all-time high of 130,000.
Pedro Peracio, Chief Digital Officer of Rio City Hall, leads all digital initiatives to straighten the relationship with the citizens and government using social media and new technologies. Focused on innovative digital and technological solutions to public needs.