Innovation

Getting London Ready for the Transition to Connected, Automated and Shared Transportation

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Michael Hurwitz

Transport for London’s Transport Innovation Director Michael Hurwitz illuminates a successful approach to fostering a "sandbox" for new mobility platforms that equitably serve the city.

Japan’s Shinzo Abe Opens STS Forum: Advancing the Lights & Managing the Shadows of Science & Technology

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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Remarks from Prime Minister Abe, STS Founder Koji Omi, former U.S. DOE Secretary Ernest Moniz, and Toyota Chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada at the recent STS Forum in Kyoto. They all highlighted the great advancements in science and technology to unlock the Fourth Industrial Revolution, but warned against the downsides of disruption.

Governor-Elect Gavin Newsom On What Will Drive His Policy Agenda

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Gov. Gavin Newsom

California Lieutenant Governor and gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom spoke about building an innovation economy, rapidly advancing transportation technologies, addressing the volatility of the tax system, and protecting California’s role as a leader on environmental protection.

Steve Westly: Global Shift to Cleantech Has Already Happened

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Steve Westly

Former California State Controller and investor Steve Westly addressed the VerdeXchange 2018 Conference to illustrate how the new Internet of Things data-driven economy is evolving from the oil and auto industry economy, lifting innovation to irreversible heights around the globe. Westly explains how California is playing a crucial leadership role.

De-Risking Cities: Connectivity and Cybersecurity

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Cheryl Santor

With more and more infrastructure coming to rely on a network of computers communicating around the clock, the most critical functions of our cities could soon be more vulnerable than ever before. In the Internet age, urban “resilience” means not only responding to climate change, but also protecting our ubiquitous networks from both hack and glitch. At VX2017, cybersecurity experts discussed how agencies are staying ahead of the curve of the new, advanced technology taking over our cities.

CBRE's New SoCal Home Walks the Talk: A Model of Partnership, Place-Making, and Wellness

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Lew Horne

In an age of rapid disruption, innovation, shared spaces, and adaptive reuse, CBRE Inc. is attempting to reshape the vision for commercial real estate with its newly opened Glendale offices.

Steve Westly More Bullish Than Ever on Cleantech & Internet of Things

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Steve Westly

Steve Westly, former California State Controller and Chief Financial Officer, delivered remarks at the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI)’s GloSho’15 conference, drawing on his long experience in energy innovation to focus on the remarkable progress of renewable energy technology and commercialization. Here, VX News presents an edited transcript of his address. Westly comments on trends in the sustainability and cleantech markets, such as the dropping costs of renewables and the surge of Internet of Things technologies, offering his perspective on the forces driving these trends and how companies across industries can take advantage of them. Having traced the trajectory of technological and financial innovations aimed at sustainability, he concludes by divulging his predictions for the cleantech market’s future—a future, he argues, centered in California.