Cambridge Broadband Matters: February 17, 2016

Cambridge Broadband Matters: February 17, 2016

Cambridge Broadband Matters is a CCTV series that explores the relationship among people, public institutions, non-profit organizations,...

  • Posted on: 23 February 2016
  • By: CCTV

Cambridge Broadband Matters is a CCTV series that explores the relationship among people, public institutions, non-profit organizations, businesses, and broadband in Cambridge, Massachusetts. This series serves as an educational and community engagement companion to broadband planning and action already underway in Cambridge. This episode features Pat McCormick and Robin Chase.

Pat is a former city CIO and consultant working at the intersection of public policy, emerging technology, and innovation. Over the past 3 years Pat was product manager of an open source student student data portal for the NY Department of Education. Pat spent six years in Australia leading digital government programs for Departments of Premier and Cabinet and Justice and serving on a Federal Government 2.0 Task Force. Pat currently serves on the Cambridge Broadband Task Force, the Somerville Civic Advisory Committee, and the advisory board of Voxgov, a big data startup focused on politics and public policy.

Robin Chase is a transportation entrepreneur. She is co-founder and former CEO of Zipcar, the largest carsharing company in the world; and co-founder and board member of Veniam, a vehicle communications company building the networking fabric for the Internet of Moving Things. She recently authored the book Peers Inc: How People and Platforms are Inventing the Collaborative Economy and Reinventing Capitalism. Peers Inc describes the impact the Internet is having on how we build businesses, how we work, and how we shape economies.