Digital Impact New York City

October 23, 2017



  • David Siegel, Two Sigma Investments
  • Lucy Bernholz, Director, Digital Civil Society Lab, Stanford University 
  • Andrew Means, Head, beyond.uptake


Global Possibilities and Responsibilities

  • Rob Reich, Professor of Political Science, Stanford University; Faculty Director, Digital Civil Society Lab and Stanford PACS
  • Lucy Bernholz, Director, Digital Civil Society Lab, Stanford University
  • Andrew Means, Head, beyond.uptake


Digital Dependencies

  • Elizabeth Stewart, Founding Executive Director, Civic Hall Labs
  • Cindy Lott, Program Director, Nonprofit Management Programs, Columbia University School of Professional Studies
  • Michelle Shevin, Technology Fellow, Youth Opportunity and Learning, Ford Foundation
  • Brett Solomon, Executive Director, Access Now
  • Friederike Schuur, Data Science, Machine Learning, and DS/ML Strategy, Fast Forward Labs


Data as a Philanthropic Resource

  • Marcus Berkowitz, Senior Director of Technology and Innovation, Grameen America
  • Briana Vecchione, Civic Tech Fellow, Microsoft
  • Emily Goldman, Assistant Director, NYC Civic Innovation Program
  • Stanislav Sobolevsky, Associate Professor of Practice, NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP)
  • David Borenstein, Director of Data Science, Charity Navigator
  • Kelly Fitzsimmons, Founder/Managing Director, Project Evident
  • Gideon Mann, Head of Data Science, Bloomberg


Lunch Presentation

  • Rachael Weiss Riley, Director, Data Clinic, Two Sigma Investments
  • Christine Zhang, Data Scientist, Data Clinic, Two Sigma Investments



  • Micah Sifry, Co-founder and Executive Director, Civic Hall
  • Brian Walsh, Head of Impact, Liquidnet


Digital Civil Society and Democracies

  • Kate Klonick, Resident Fellow, Information Society Project, Yale University
  • Alex Abdo, Senior Staff Attorney, Knight First Amendment Institute, Columbia University
  • Rachel Goodman, Staff Attorney, ACLU Racial Justice Program
  • Dhruv Mehrotra, Eyebeam; Courant Institute of Applied Mathematics

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