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Apr 11

​Innovation and the City

Roundtable Luncheon with Daniel L. Doctoroff, Chairman and CEO, Sidewalk Labs

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 10:00 to 13:30
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Sidewalk Labs has been working over the past 18 months on a Master Innovation and Development Plan for Toronto’s Eastern Waterfront -- a plan which will combine innovations in urban design with digital technology to address the greatest challenges facing cities from affordability to transportation and sustainability. Join us on April 11 to hear Dan Doctoroff, Sidewalk Lab’s Chairman and CEO, present on his vision for Toronto’s Quayside neighbourhood and the future of urban infrastructure.


Daniel L. Doctoroff, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Sidewalk Labs

Daniel L. Doctoroff is Chairman and CEO of Sidewalk Labs, an Alphabet company that is seeking to develop a new district that would serve as the global model for the 21st century city, integrating great urban design with cutting edge technology.

From 2008 to 2014, Dan was President and Chief Executive Officer of Bloomberg L.P., the leading provider of news and information to the global financial community.

Prior to joining Bloomberg L.P., Dan served as Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Rebuilding for the City of New York. With Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, he led the city’s dramatic economic resurgence, spearheading the effort to reverse New York’s fiscal crisis after 9/11 through a five-borough economic development strategy. Dan also oversaw the creation of PlaNYC, New York’s pathbreaking sustainability plan.  He recently published Greater than Ever:  New York’s Big Comeback, a memoir-manifesto about his experience in City Hall. 

Before joining the Bloomberg Administration, Dan was Managing Partner of the private equity investment firm Oak Hill Capital Partners. While at Oak Hill, Dan founded NYC2012, the organization that spearheaded efforts to bring the Olympic Games to the city.

Dan serves on the Boards of the University of Chicago, Bloomberg Philanthropies, World Resources Institute and the United States Olympic Committee. He is the founder of Target ALS, which raises funds for and has established a new model of collaboration to advance ALS research. He is a founder and chairman of The Shed, an innovative new cultural institution on Manhattan’s Far West Side.

Dan is a graduate of Harvard College and The Law School at the University of Chicago.  A native of Michigan, Dan has lived in New York for the past 35 years with his wife, Alisa.

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