Technology

February 12, 2014

Zack Zalon: Metropolitan Los Angeles Is a Happening World Center of Innovation

The Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation’s January 15 Board of Governor’s Meeting featured a presentation by Zack Zalon, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Wilshire Axon, a digital product and design firm.

February 19, 2013

James Kelly Forecasts Growth of Smart Grid Sector

James Kelly, former Senior Vice President of Regulatory and Environmental Policy for Southern California Edison, charts the fast-evolving changes and innovations of today’s smart grid sector.

December 14, 2011

Irwin Jacobs on Entrepreneurship: 'You Can't Do Everything Yourself'

How does entrepreneurship work? Is a start-up driven by the vision of a hero or by the musings and experiments of a team? The following excerpts of Qualcomm and Linkabit co-founder Irwin Jacobs illustrate how academic ideas transitioned to the business world in 1960s and 1970s Southern California.

April 6, 2020

Bertoni on LA City Planning Department’s Response to Pandemic

Vince Bertoni shares the status of his planning department and the daily challenges to providing public-facing service and community meetings under social distancing orders.

November 30, 2017

Shared Mobility: A Crucial Component of Future Transportation

Sarah Ashton addresses Uber's maturing approach to public policy and long-term investment in fostering sustainable mobility behaviors.

November 22, 2017

Peers Inc: A New Organizational Structure for Interaction & Adaptation

Robin Chase wrote Peers Inc about the capacity of online technology platforms to leverage and share excess capacity.

September 22, 2017

Technology Disruptions Needed to 'Unlock' Clean Energy Economy 

Varun Sivaram speaks about the need to fund low-carbon energy innovation and what California can learn from abroad.

September 13, 2017

Lyft's Emily Castor: New Forms of On-Demand Mobility & Public Transit Mash Up

Lyft's Director of Transportation Policy shares how the company's many public-private partnerships are anticipating new urban mobility services—like on-demand autonomous vehicle fleets.

November 29, 2016

Envisioning A Realistic 'City of Tomorrow' Mobility Ecosystem

Auto industry leaders Mark Fields (CEO and President of Ford Motors), Matt Petersen (Los Angeles Chief Sustainability Officer), and Ali Vahabzadeh (Chariot CEO) on the urban mobility future.

November 29, 2016

Orange County Water District Leads On Recycling & Groundwater Management

Mike Markus, a 25-year veteran of the Orange County Water District, on the board's visionary leadership on water reuse in Southern California.

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