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City & State’s Rebuilding NY Summit will offer industry executives, public sector leaders and academics a full-day conference dedicated to building, modernizing and upgrading New York’s systems and infrastructure. This event features discussions dissecting the biggest infrastructure issues, including funding for repairs, use of MWBEs, policy recommendations, and where the city and state has seen its biggest successes and shortcomings.

 

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Date
June 26, 2024
Time
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Location

The Museum of Jewish Heritage

36 Battery Pl,

New York, NY 10280

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Agenda

Times are subject to change.

9:00 AM EDT Wednesday, June 26

10:00 AM EDT Wednesday, June 26

Welcome & Opening Remarks by Mornings Emcee

5 minutes
Sheryl Huggins Salomon
Sheryl Huggins Salomon
Director of Strategic Communications for the NYU Silver School of Social Work &
City & State Advisory Board Chair
Sheryl Huggins Salomon
Sheryl Huggins Salomon
Director of Strategic Communications for the NYU Silver School of Social Work &
City & State Advisory Board Chair
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10:05 AM EDT Wednesday, June 26

Introduction to Keynote

Introduction to Keynote

5 minutes
Mike Finley
Mike Finley
CEO
Boingo Wireless, Inc.
Mike Finley
Mike Finley
CEO
Boingo Wireless, Inc.
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10:10 AM EDT Wednesday, June 26

Keynote Remarks

15 minutes
Jessie Lazarus
Jessie Lazarus
Senior Director, Commercial Initiatives
Metropolitan Transit Authority
Jessie Lazarus
Jessie Lazarus
Senior Director, Commercial Initiatives
Metropolitan Transit Authority
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10:25 AM EDT Wednesday, June 26

Panel 1

Upgrading NY’s Building Industry

1 hour

The last few years has given New York time to reflect on previous practices in all industries including effectively addressing New York’s building industry. Our industry experts will provide information related to what they are focused on including equity in building, safety and security measures, decarbonizing and climatizing, management of assets for capital and public-private projects, affordable/housing initiatives, etc. They will also discuss tools and new technologies that make our build's better.

John Celock (Moderator)
John Celock (Moderator)
Special Projects Editor
City & State NY
Noah Schumer
Noah Schumer
Assistant Vice President in the Strategic Investments Group
NYC Economic Development Corp.
Magalie Austin
Magalie Austin
Executive Deputy Commissioner
New York City Department of Design and Construction
John Bredehorst
John Bredehorst
Executive Vice President, Managing Director Northeast, Property & Buildings
WSP USA Inc.
Charles R. Chávez
Charles R. Chávez
AVP & Deputy Chief, Administration and Investigations , Internal Security Department
MTA Bridges and Tunnels (TBTA) Robert Moses Building
Emily Rubenstein
Emily Rubenstein
Deputy Commissioner for Resiliency and Sustainability
New York State Office of General Services

The last few years has given New York time to reflect on previous practices in all industries including effectively addressing New York’s building industry. Our industry experts will provide information related to what they are focused on including equity in building, safety and security measures, decarbonizing and climatizing, management of assets for capital and public-private projects, affordable/housing initiatives, etc. They will also discuss tools and new technologies that make our build's better.

John Celock (Moderator)
John Celock (Moderator)
Special Projects Editor
City & State NY
Noah Schumer
Noah Schumer
Assistant Vice President in the Strategic Investments Group
NYC Economic Development Corp.
Magalie Austin
Magalie Austin
Executive Deputy Commissioner
New York City Department of Design and Construction
John Bredehorst
John Bredehorst
Executive Vice President, Managing Director Northeast, Property & Buildings
WSP USA Inc.
Charles R. Chávez
Charles R. Chávez
AVP & Deputy Chief, Administration and Investigations , Internal Security Department
MTA Bridges and Tunnels (TBTA) Robert Moses Building
Emily Rubenstein
Emily Rubenstein
Deputy Commissioner for Resiliency and Sustainability
New York State Office of General Services
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11:25 AM EDT Wednesday, June 26

Sponsor Remarks

5 minutes
Tim Johnson
Tim Johnson
Director, IoT Sales Fleet – Public Sector – SMB/Mid-Market
T-Mobile
Tim Johnson
Tim Johnson
Director, IoT Sales Fleet – Public Sector – SMB/Mid-Market
T-Mobile
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11:30 AM EDT Wednesday, June 26

Panel 2

Rebuilding New York’s Transportation Systems

1 hour

New York is taking steps to meet its growing transportation infrastructure needs. From replacing old bridges to stepping up creation of an electric vehicle network, New York is fast-tracking its billion-dollar capital program that prioritizes reconnecting communities, rebuilding crucial links and improving resilience. Which of these top transportation projects are being prioritized and where are the opportunities for contractors? What are the new technologies that are impacting how we travel safely and timely, and ways we access information while doing so? And importantly, how are we handling the issue of safety when we are rebuilding our systems?

Michael R. Fleischer (Moderator)
Michael R. Fleischer (Moderator)
Senior Advisor/Attorney
Brown & Weinraub
Selvena N. Brooks-Powers
Selvena N. Brooks-Powers
Majority Whip
New York City Council
Danielle Mass
Danielle Mass
Director, Operations, Safety & Security
New York State Bridge Authority
Zach Miller
Zach Miller
Metro-Region Operations Manager
Trucking Association of New York
Jamey Barbas
Jamey Barbas
Commissioner
Gateway Development Commission
Nadia Sa'd Mulaire
Nadia Sa'd Mulaire
VP, Transit Strategy & Business Development,
Boldyn Networks
Melanie Donaldson
Melanie Donaldson
Executive Account Manager - New York
Skydio, Inc.

New York is taking steps to meet its growing transportation infrastructure needs. From replacing old bridges to stepping up creation of an electric vehicle network, New York is fast-tracking its billion-dollar capital program that prioritizes reconnecting communities, rebuilding crucial links and improving resilience. Which of these top transportation projects are being prioritized and where are the opportunities for contractors? What are the new technologies that are impacting how we travel safely and timely, and ways we access information while doing so? And importantly, how are we handling the issue of safety when we are rebuilding our systems?

Michael R. Fleischer (Moderator)
Michael R. Fleischer (Moderator)
Senior Advisor/Attorney
Brown & Weinraub
Selvena N. Brooks-Powers
Selvena N. Brooks-Powers
Majority Whip
New York City Council
Danielle Mass
Danielle Mass
Director, Operations, Safety & Security
New York State Bridge Authority
Zach Miller
Zach Miller
Metro-Region Operations Manager
Trucking Association of New York
Jamey Barbas
Jamey Barbas
Commissioner
Gateway Development Commission
Nadia Sa'd Mulaire
Nadia Sa'd Mulaire
VP, Transit Strategy & Business Development,
Boldyn Networks
Melanie Donaldson
Melanie Donaldson
Executive Account Manager - New York
Skydio, Inc.
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12:30 PM EDT Wednesday, June 26

Keynote Remarks

20 minutes
Thomas Foley
Thomas Foley
Commissioner
NYC Department of Design and Construction
Thomas Foley
Thomas Foley
Commissioner
NYC Department of Design and Construction
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12:50 PM EDT Wednesday, June 26

1:40 PM EDT Wednesday, June 26

Afternoon Welcoming Emcee

5 minutes
Larry Scott Blackmon
Larry Scott Blackmon
Vice President
The Blackmon Organization
Larry Scott Blackmon
Larry Scott Blackmon
Vice President
The Blackmon Organization
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1:45 PM EDT Wednesday, June 26

 

 

Panel 3

What are Biggest Projects in NY?

55 minutes

The opportunities for government contracts in New York are practically limitless. New York State and New York City have set forth bold efforts to increase contracting The Infrastructure bill has funds for high-speed internet, climate resiliency projects, energy grid improvements, transportation projects and environmental programs.  We discuss the biggest projects including public-private partnerships, new investment opportunities, and incorporating options for MWBEs, small businesses and vulnerable New Yorkers.

Rich Kassel (Moderator)
Rich Kassel (Moderator)
Partner
AJW
Girish Behal
Girish Behal
Vice President, Projects and Business Development
New York Power Authority
Ryan M. Silva
Ryan M. Silva
Executive Director
New York State Economic Development Council - Albany, NY
Teddy Muhlfelder
Teddy Muhlfelder
Vice President, Renewables Americas, Head of Empire Wind
Equinor
Dan Kartzman
Dan Kartzman
Vice President of Business Development
Edgewise Energy

The opportunities for government contracts in New York are practically limitless. New York State and New York City have set forth bold efforts to increase contracting The Infrastructure bill has funds for high-speed internet, climate resiliency projects, energy grid improvements, transportation projects and environmental programs.  We discuss the biggest projects including public-private partnerships, new investment opportunities, and incorporating options for MWBEs, small businesses and vulnerable New Yorkers.

Rich Kassel (Moderator)
Rich Kassel (Moderator)
Partner
AJW
Girish Behal
Girish Behal
Vice President, Projects and Business Development
New York Power Authority
Ryan M. Silva
Ryan M. Silva
Executive Director
New York State Economic Development Council - Albany, NY
Teddy Muhlfelder
Teddy Muhlfelder
Vice President, Renewables Americas, Head of Empire Wind
Equinor
Dan Kartzman
Dan Kartzman
Vice President of Business Development
Edgewise Energy
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2:40 PM EDT Wednesday, June 26

Panel 4

Innovation In Rebuilding New York

55 minutes

New York is in a constant state of rebuilding. What technologies, practices and developments can be harnessed to improve efficiency, health & safety measures, sustainability, and livability? What are the newest plans, ideas and programs for both affordable housing and sheltering people who are experiencing homelessness? How are we rolling out faster and more spread-out internet usage and what current plans are in the works for making our systems more accessible for all New Yorkers? How are new Public-Private Partnerships innovating rebuilding as we have always known it? And what are the newest job and MWBE opportunities in this sector?

Patrick B.	Jenkins (Moderator)
Patrick B. Jenkins (Moderator)
President
Patrick B. Jenkins & Associates
Seth Wainer
Seth Wainer
Program Director Innovation, Planning Department,
Port Authority of NY & NJ
Keith Todd Kerman
Keith Todd Kerman
NYC Chief Fleet Officer, Deputy Commissioner
Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS)
Abul Islam, PE, FASCE
Abul Islam, PE, FASCE
President/CEO
AI Engineers, Inc.

New York is in a constant state of rebuilding. What technologies, practices and developments can be harnessed to improve efficiency, health & safety measures, sustainability, and livability? What are the newest plans, ideas and programs for both affordable housing and sheltering people who are experiencing homelessness? How are we rolling out faster and more spread-out internet usage and what current plans are in the works for making our systems more accessible for all New Yorkers? How are new Public-Private Partnerships innovating rebuilding as we have always known it? And what are the newest job and MWBE opportunities in this sector?

Patrick B.	Jenkins (Moderator)
Patrick B. Jenkins (Moderator)
President
Patrick B. Jenkins & Associates
Seth Wainer
Seth Wainer
Program Director Innovation, Planning Department,
Port Authority of NY & NJ
Keith Todd Kerman
Keith Todd Kerman
NYC Chief Fleet Officer, Deputy Commissioner
Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS)
Abul Islam, PE, FASCE
Abul Islam, PE, FASCE
President/CEO
AI Engineers, Inc.
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3:35 PM EDT Wednesday, June 26

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