David F. Heyman

Founder, Smart City Works and Former Assistant Secretary, US Department of Homeland Security

The Honorable David Heyman is a co-founder of Smart City Works, a new class of business accelerator, called a business “actuator”, established to build and launch next-generation infrastructure companies to
improve the livability, operations, and resilience of cities.


He is a nationally recognized thought leader, national security expert, and former systems software engineer who has served in senior positions in the private sector and in the government, to include the White House, US Department of Energy, and most recently as Assistant Secretary for Policy at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. His latest publication on global and cybersecurity is, “The Velocity of
Change: Global Threats, Moore’s Law and Securing the Future.”

Tuesday, October 1
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm • A Balancing Act —Collaboration and Competition for Economic Developmentstage
Join economic development leaders from the District, the City of  and Alexandria, and Arlington, Fairfax  and Montgomery Counties to learn about how local governments balance the need to come together to bring economic growth to the region as a whole, while also competing against each other for limited investment dollars.  The recent Amazon HQ2 site selection will be discussed, along with other case studies.