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The process of city development is wrought with inefficiency and opportunity to digitize. Tech start-ups developing solutions for developers and city builders are focusing on data accessibility and analytics, 3D city modeling and visualization providing new insights and opportunities to improve the development of cities. Hear from innovative start-ups helping to develop and build our cities.

Who's Presenting

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Andrew Ackerman

(Moderator)

Managing Director - Dreamit Ventures

Managing Director - Dreamit Ventures

Biographie

Andrew is recovering consultant turned serial entrepreneur, startup mentor and angel investor. He is the Managing Director at Dreamit, currently in charge of the UrbanTech accelerator program. Andrew has also written for Fortune, Forbes, Propmodo, CREtech, Builders Online, Architect Magazine, Multifamily Executive, AlleyWatch, Edsurge, The 74 Million, et. al.

Andrew began his career at Booz & Co consulting on strategy and operations for Fortune 100 clients. After a brief stint at Kaplan helping transition their traditional classroom test prep services into online products, he then joined Bunk1.com as COO/Head of Product where he spent eight years building it from scratch to the leading provider of web services to the summer camp industry. After being bought out of Bunk1 in 2008, Andrew managed a family office where he was responsible for both incubating new ventures and for managing over $50M of alternative assets including hedge, private equity, and venture capital funds as well as a number of direct investments in private companies. Andrew was also the founding CEO of Layercake.com and has a keen appreciation for how hard it is to build a successful startup, even under the best of circumstances.

Andrew received his MBA in Operations & Marketing from Chicago Booth and a BA in Economics & Political Science from Johns Hopkins University. He speaks Hebrew fluently as well as some Spanish, French & Japanese and is working on JavaScript.

The process of city development is wrought with inefficiency and opportunity to digitize. Tech start-ups developing solutions for developers and city builders are focusing on data accessibility and analytics, 3D city modeling and visualization providing new insights and opportunities to improve the development of cities. Hear from innovative start-ups helping to develop and build our cities.

Monika Jaroszonek

CEO + CoFounder - Ratio.City

Monika believes that technology can be used to build more liveable cities through increased density, affordable housing, well designed municipalities, and better access to urban information. After 15 years in the architecture industry, Monika co-founded Ratio.City, a proptech company that helps city builders make data-driven decisions for urban transformation. Monika and her team have made Ratio.City a trusted source of information for some of Canada’s largest real estate developers and REITs.

Dave Kim

Co-Founder & CEO - Harbr

The co-founding team of Harbr comes from a background of solid operating fundamentals as a self-performing multi-residential developer. David has spent the last decade in enterprise software-as-a-service, recently as co-founder of real-time collaborative technology GoInstant (acquired by Salesforce). Together, Harbr reduces its clients' cost of construction and increases topline cashflow through technology-enabled progress claim verification and financial services facilitation. Harbr strives to not only streamline but grow your business.

David Lod

Chief Executive Officer - VEERUM

David Lod has spent the past 16 years in senior leadership roles. David was responsible for building and managing critical data centres facilities for Shaw Communications Inc as VP and GM. He was responsible for overseeing the P&L, operations, key client relationships and product development. Previously, he was Vice President of Enterprise Sales for Rogers Communications Inc. and Executive Vice President & Co-owner for Pivot Data Centres (a high growth firm that was acquired by Rogers Communications Inc. in 2013). David now leads VEERUM as CEO, a Calgary headquartered SaaS company focused on Asset Information Visualization across the entire lifecycle.

Mark Masongsong

CEO & Co-founder - UrbanLogiq

Mark has spent over a decade in government and politics and has been a featured speaker on the future of smart cities and analytics at the White House, World Bank, State Department, and Harvard Smart Cities Accelerator. Mark serves as a director to humanitarian and environmental non-profits and was awarded the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal.

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