As President and CEO of Cleantech San Diego, Jason manages the overall organization and leads several initiatives critical to the mission of the organization, including Smart Cities San Diego, advocacy efforts, and economic development programs. Jason is also Executive Director of the Cleantech Education Foundation, designed to develop education and workforce development programs aligned with the mission of Cleantech San Diego. Before joining Cleantech San Diego in 2010, Jason was Vice President of Business Development for the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation (EDC). Prior to joining EDC in 2006, Jason lived in Austin, Texas, where he worked in the State Capitol as Legislative Director for Texas State Senator Frank Madla. Jason holds a degree in Corporate Communications from the University of Texas in Austin and is a 2008 graduate of LEAD San Diego. In 2014, Jason was named one of SD METRO’s “40 Under 40.” He is a member of the City of San Diego’s Sustainable Energy Advisory Board, the County of San Diego’s Comprehensive Renewable Energy Plan Technical Advisory Committee, and the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority Advisory Board. Jason is also a board member of Equality California, the nation’s largest statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender civil rights organization.
President and CEO, Cleantech San Diego
Tuesday, October 1
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm • Afternoon Plenary – Keynote: Smart Instructure and Equitable Communities: Delivering Digital Solutions for All; Fireside Chat: Challenge Grant Winners’ Discussion featuring: Baltimore, MD, Edmonton, ON, Montgomery, AL, Racine, WI, Cleantech San Diego
Keynote: Smart Infrastructure and Equitable Communities - Delivering Digital Solutions for All, Biju Kadapurath and Adam Newman, Deloitte Fireside Chat: Challenge Grant Winners' Discussion featuring: Baltimore, MD, Edmonton, ON, Montgomery, AL, Racine, WI, Cleantech San Diego Philip Bane, Moderator Kenya Asli, Smart Cities Strategist, Office of Information and Technology, City of Baltimore Jason Anderson, President and CEO, Cleantech San Diego Soumya Ghosh, Director, Digital Enablement, City of Edmonton Lou Ialacci, IT Director, CIT, City of Montgomery, AL William Martin, Chief Innovation Officer, City of Racine, WI
Wednesday, October 2
11:00 am - 12:15 pm • Smart for All: Access and Connectivity for Under-Resourced Communities
Historically investments in digital infrastructure have tended to benefit the “haves.” But the public sector and corporations are trying to level the playing field as access to information and digital resources is no longer a nice to have, but rather a necessity to fully participate in society. Hear from providers who are prioritizing bridging the digital divide.