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Breakthrough: Driving Public Value Through Private Innovation

  • Commonwealth Club 555 Post Street San Francisco, CA 94102 (map)

John Cabeca-Director, Silicon Valley United States Patent and Trademark Office

Mike Olson-Founder, Chairman and Chief Strategist, Cloudera

Sima Gandhi-Head of Business Development & Strategy, Plaid

Raj Sharma-Co-Founder, Public Spend Forum-Moderator

Join INFORUM at The Commonwealth Club of California for a panel discussion on how private sector innovation and solutions are helping solve complex social and public policy challenges.  

Governments worldwide spend more than $8 trillion annually in goods and services with the private sector. Given the enormous size of this market and the complexity of challenges that governments all over the world must address, there has never been a greater need or opportunity for tech innovators and entrepreneurs to play an active role in creating large-scale public and social impact. However, it is often unclear how these innovators and entrepreneurs can actually bring their solutions to bear in this incredibly important market.

A panel of public and private sector experts will explore how the private sector can use proven and “breakthrough” solutions to solve major social and public policy challenges, and bring about real change in the enormous public sector market. The discussion will include the ways in which private sector companies can leverage market knowledge and data, support public sector innovation, and access market opportunities.

The public-private dynamic is shifting, both here in the Bay Area and across the nation and globe. Join us to gain insight into how these opportunities can help create social impact through both the public and private lenses.