New York City's Chief Technology Officer to Deliver Keynote at CE Week 2016
New York City's Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Minerva Tantoco, will deliver a keynote address at CE Week 2016. In her speech, Tantoco will talk about what it means to be a smart city, what New York City has on its tech docket and why the next wave of innovation will demand technology and government partnerships.
"Simply put, a smart city must also be an equitable city," Tantoco said in a statement.
"As technologists in the digital age, we have the opportunity and responsibility to humanize tech, to harness its power to tackle the toughest urban challenges, reduce inequality and democratize society at scale."
As CTO, Tantoco is responsible for the development and implementation of a coordinated citywide strategy on technology and innovation and encouraging collaboration across agencies and with the wider New York City technology ecosystem.
"New York City is a great example of how government and industry can work toward that goal. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to address the ways that innovations in Internet of Things can be used for the public good," Tantoco added.
"Technology is complicated enough, and in order for companies to succeed, they need to work hand-in-hand with government," Eric Schwartz, President/CRO - Consumer Technology, NAPCO Media, stated.
"Ms. Tantoco's enthusiasm is contagious and her ideas on his topic are bold. No technology company should miss this keynote session."
With 30 years in technology, Ms. Tantoco started her first software company in 1985, and recently served as CTO of global financial services firm UBS and Merrill Lynch.
Ms. Tantoco's keynote address, "Welcome to NYC Where Tech Means Business," will take place from 9:30 to 10:00 a.m. on June 23rd at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City (125 W. 18th Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues, 2nd floor conference room).
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About CE Week
CE Week is the consumer electronics (CE) industry's official weeklong, citywide event in New York City. The official mid-year meeting, conference and new technology showcase includes the event headquarters, CE Week Exhibits, which is the site of CE Week's largest exhibition hall and conference program. CE Week is produced annually by the Consumer Technology Group of NAPCO Media, publisher of Dealerscope and Technology Integrator magazines, and producer of FutureVision and Dealerscope Top Retailer Summit.