Raising Your Antenna

Cities aren’t going anywhere. Half of the world’s population currently resides within them and if their unwavering strength during a global pandemic says anything, they are certainly here to stay. But cities also account for about 75% of global CO2 emissions, and the sustainability and public health challenges they present are substantial. On this episode of Raising Your Antenna, our host, Keith Zakheim and guest, Miguel Gamiño, Jr. will discuss the role public-private partnerships play in making communities more sustainable and equitable in light of the recent passage of the Inflation Reduction Act.

Miguel Gamiño, Jr. has spent his career leveraging technology to solve large-scale challenges in both the public and private sectors. This extends from his time at Mastercard as the EVP of Enterprise Partnerships and the Head of Global Cities and City Possible, to serving the public as the Chief Technology Officer of New York City, Chief Information and Innovation Officer of El Paso, Texas, and Chief Information Officer and Executive Director of the Department of Technology for the City and County of San Francisco. 

Now, Miguel is the Chief Experience Officer and Founding Partner of Simplicity, an app that takes an entire city (residents, management, police, groups, and more) and unites it. The app allows citizens to get factual and trustworthy information from their local government right from their phones. From an initial seed investment in August 2021, the company now has 50 cities using Simplicity across the United States. 

Join the discussion with Miguel Gamiño, Jr. where we’ll cover:

  • Redefining public-private partnerships in the Age of Climate Tech Adoption 
  • Urban connectivity through technology & innovation 
  • The ways in which the Inflation Reduction Act can lead to more equitable cities

Sit back–maybe take notes–and enjoy as we bring you the second episode of our 6-part series, “The Inflation Reduction Act in the Age of Climate Tech Adoption” on Raising Your Antenna: “A New Era of Public-Private Partnerships under the IRA.”

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