The Role of Government in Tech

A session at Digital Shoreditch Festival 2013

Monday 20th May, 2013

3:00pm to 3:45pm (GMT)

Hosted by Dan Glazer of Fried Frank, this panel will be discussing the role of government in supporting a tech ecosystem and comparing and contrasting various initiatives taking place in both New York City and London.

About the speakers

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Kyle Kimball

Executive Director, NYEDC

Mr. Kimball is the Executive Vice President and Executive Director at the New York
City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), a non-profit corporation and the City’s primary vehicle for economic growth. In this capacity, he is responsible for the day-to-day operations of NYCEDC, overseeing all divisions and driving major City policy and economic development initiatives. Prior to this, he served as the NYCEDC’s Chief Financial Officer and earlier, as Head of NYCEDC’s Real Estate Transaction Services Group, overseeing the negotiation, structuring and execution of land acquisitions and dispositions for the City of New York portfolio, providing advisory work for other city agencies and managing the NYC Industrial Development Agency and Capital Resource Corporation. Prior to joining NYCEDC, Mr. Kimball worked for JPMorgan Chase and Goldman, Sachs & Co. for over ten years, where he focused on financing and risk management advisory for major corporations across several industries, governments, and infrastructure projects. Mr. Kimball received an M.P.P. from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and his A.B. in Government from Harvard College. Originally from Lawrence, Kansas, he now lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

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Mark O'Neill

Head of Innovation and Delivery, Government Digital Service

Mark is responsible for the delivery of rapid agile solutions to meet business needs across Government eg. ePetitions, Mutuals Information Service, GPS portal, GCloud Cloudstore 2, QDS webapp etc. He advises and supports government departments on finding different, faster, better ways to meet business challenges and how to build capability and capacity.

Mark was previously CIO for the Department for Communities and Local Government, the Department for Culture Media and Sport and London 2012. He started his civil service career in the Home Office working on Criminal Justice IT, building very high volume/availability transaction processing systems for the police. Before that he spent four years working on EU and international policy issues in Brussels, Paris, Berne and Toronto.

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Gordon Innes

CEO, London & Partners

Gordon is London & Partners’ Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining London & Partners Gordon worked for the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS), where he led the team which oversees the UK’s transition to a green economy and the creation of a Green Investment Bank. He also held senior positions at the Foreign Office and UK Trade & Investment (UKTI). In UKTI, he was responsible for leading its network across the US, as well as the marketing and communications team that promoted the UK economy in North America. Prior to joining the public sector Gordon was a solicitor, both in the City and overseas. He has worked extensively in both the private and public sectors and, over the years, his work has taken him to Melbourne, London, Brussels, and New York.

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Daniel Glazer

IP & Technology Transactions Partner, Fried Frank

Daniel Glazer is a partner in Fried Frank’s Technology practice and divides his time between the Firm’s New York and London offices. His practice focuses on handling IP/tech transactions for large domestic and multinational companies, and helping non-US emerging companies expand to the US.
Dan has extensive experience with IP/tech licensing, outsourcing, development and similar IP/tech-focused commercial arrangements, as well as the IP/tech aspects of mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and other complex corporate transactions.
Dan works closely with various governmental agencies, accelerators and co-working spaces on export and cross-border trade initiatives, including on trade missions, workshops and webinars. He is on the steering committee for Digital Shoreditch 2013, and presented at the invitation of the UK Government at its Information and Communications Technology Summit during the 2012 London Olympics. The New York Law Journal recently recognized Dan as one of its 2013 “Rising Stars.” He is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Dartmouth College.


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17 attendees

  • Andrey Dobrynin
  • David Sarlos
  • Salsa
  • chris ogunsalu
  • Gordon Innes
  • Rebecca van Ommen
  • Daniel Glazer
  • Julian Blake
  • Kathryn Simpson
  • Kyle Kimball
  • Mark O'Neill
  • Michael Price
  • Nico Macdonald
  • Nick Noble
  • Peter Treacher
  • Steve Guinness
  • Simon Thethi

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Time 3:00pm3:45pm GMT

Date Mon 20th May 2013


Assembly Hall, Shoreditch Town Hall

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