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Bringing Urban innovation to Low & Moderate Income Communities

May 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT

How can technology-based solutions help address top economic and social challenges of residents in low- to moderate-income areas?


The City of San Diego is implementing a new smart city strategy that could bring smart city technologies to underserved areas of the city through its Inclusive Connected Communities Roadmap project. 

Come learn from leaders working at various levels of the ecosystem to: 

  • Ensure smart city programs are providing benefits to all community members

  • Ensure go-forward smart city initiatives are aligned and integrated with City goals, plans, and LMI community needs

  • Establish a data-driven framework to relate smart city programs with community outcomes


Also meet Lu Mdanda, hackathoner, innovator and one of the Ignite | SCALE Innovation program winners with his app serving the Promise Zone!


6pm – Registration & Happy hour 
7pm – Panel Discussion
8pm – Last Call!



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Jason Anderson, President and CEO at Cleantech San Diego

Jason is President and CEO of Cleantech San Diego, a nonprofit member organization that positions the greater San Diego region as a global leader in the cleantech economy. Cleantech San Diego’s membership includes more than 100 local businesses, universities, governments, and nonprofits committed to advancing sustainable solutions for the benefit of the economy and the environment. As President and CEO, Jason manages the overall organization and leads several initiatives critical to the mission of the organization, including Smart Cities San Diego, advocacy efforts, and economic development programs.

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 Luyanda Mdanda

An ambitious, goal-orientated, competitive and focused programmer and aspiring innovator and entrepreneur who is able to take command of a group, follow assigned roles or work independently. I aspire to have a significant impact in the world of Computer Science, Business whilst resolving critical social issues. Creating a legacy of societal and monetary value.


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Katherine Crow, Promise Zone Director City of San Diego

San Diego is one of 22 national Promise Zone designations. The Promise Zone is an initiative ofthe Obama Administration meant to increase economic activity, create jobs, improveeducational opportunities and reduce crime.



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Daniel Obodovski

SCALE SD Founder


I dedicate my time to two things I’m very passionate about: One is The Silent Intelligence, a boutique professional services firm, driving digital transformation of enterprise, which I founded in 2014 and the other one is SCALE San Diego, focused on smart cities, which I co-founded in early 2017.  At SCALE San Diego we work with the City to help solve some of the most pressing urban challenges with data and technology. 




IGNITE | SCALE | SAN DIEGO, a Smart Gigabit Communities (SGC) Program, a collaboration between Smart Cities Accelerator, Labs + Environment (SCALE) San Diego, US Ignite and the City of San Diego, with sponsorship from Cox Communications



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