Meeting date: April 12, 2019 Meeting time: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Location: New Central Library 4th floor conference room
Foresight of potential risks of emerging technologies
Considerations for the City to support more impactful and beneficial innovation
I. Welcome and meeting overview (15 min)
II. Key issue: SXSW debrief and future emerging technology scenarios (50 min) Facilitated discussion of emerging technologies and risks and role of the City using the Institute for the Future’s ethicalOS toolkit
III. Announcements and updates (20 min)
Update on plans for industry engagement and pilot intake (from January 2019 meeting)
Updates from working groups
Announcements and requests
IV. Closing (5 min)
Recap of action items and future agenda items
Next meeting: July 12, 2019
Last meeting: January 25, 2019
Governance for emerging technologies
City’s relationship with technology stakeholder organizations
Purchasing innovation: agile services, open procurement, incremental funding
US Ignite recommended pathways for City to work with startups
Coordinating operations of aerial drones across departments
CTM efforts on privacy and security
Last meeting: January 25, 2019. Discussed how we might collaborate with the technology sector.
This meeting comes after SXSW and will explore future scenarios of emerging technology and what we as a City need to be thoughtful of right now.
Below are sticky note responses to a set of debrief questions that prompted discussion on how the City of Austin might prepare for these scenarios. The debrief questions included:
What are the common risks we’ve seen across these scenarios?
What current efforts might help us address some of these risks?
What new efforts might we need? What issues are we not addressing right now?
Update on plans for industry engagement and pilot intake (from January 2019 meeting):
CTM is planning a public event focused on design and technology for around September 2019.
CTM is also piloting an intake process for pilots, demos, and project requests, modeled after Austin Transportation Department's expression of interest process. The process aims to create consistent criteria for vetting and accepting pilots, demos, and projects across CTM.
Updates from working groups:
Governance (Elaine Nicholson): Convening a drone advisory group to develop more formal governance and coordination around aerial drone usage.
Emerging Tech (David Rauch): The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation named MyPass (blockchain for identity access for people experiencing homelessness) as a finalist for a $400k grant
Projects (Stephen Elkins): Looking into how the City might centralize and share information on emerging technology projects.
Equity (John Speirs): Moving forward with pilot to distribute refreshed city computers to community nonprofits. Pilot will include collection of disaggregated data to measure impacts on different communities.
Announcements and requests:
Transportation announced a collaboration with Ford in the 2019 City:One Challenge.
Future agenda items mentioned (in addition to list of potential future topics):
Transportation Department collaboration with Ford's City:One Challenge
Next meeting: July 12, 2019
Rey Arellano, Assistant City Manager (chair)
Stephen Elkins, Chief Information Officer
Rondella Hawkins, Telecommunications and Regulatory Affairs Officer
Chris Shorter, Assistant City Manager
Ying Chan, CTM
Bill Ficke, AWU
Greg Flay, AE/3-1-1
Jill Goodman, OPM
Ben Guhin, CTM
Ed Haycock, AWU
Daniel Honker, CTM
Jason JonMichael, ATD
Elaine Nicholson, Law
Charles Purma III, CTM
David Rauch, Innovation
Amanda Rohlich, Sustainability
Josh Rudow, NHCD
Kirk Scanlon, ATD
John Speirs, TARA
Karla Taylor, ATD
Alex Webb, City Clerk
Wendi White, CTM
Marni Wilhite, CTM