Innovation & Technology Council - Civic Innovation and You: Partnering LA's Start-Up Community and City Government


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   Ron Galperin                                                                           Kaustav Mitra

L.A. City Controller                                                         SAP Startup Focus Global VP



Please join us as we welcome L.A. City Controller Ron Galperin and SAP Startup Focus Global VP Kaustav Mitra.

Ron Galperin will discuss his goals to partner with L.A.'s tech community to use the City's open data portal information to help promote civic engagement. Galperin is looking for the best and brightest minds of L.A.'s growing start-up sector to take the massive amounts of data the City has available and find ways to harness it into practical uses to improve the quality of life for residents and for businesses. Galperin became the 20th Controller of the City of Los Angeles on July 1, 2013. For many years, Galperin has been a leading voice on reforming government, cutting waste and helping businesses create jobs. As Chair of the Los Angeles City Commission on Revenue Efficiency (CORE), he found new revenue sources and budget savings to deliver more city services to residents.

Kaustav Mitra will discuss how SAP Startup Focus utilizes big data in order to to improve city services. Mitra is Global Vice-President, SAP Startup Focus. Mitra joined SAP in 2011 after 10 years of experience as an entrepreneur launching, growing and selling a managed IT services firm. Prior to heading SAP’s global startup initiative he was a member of SAP’s Chairman Projects team where he led a variety of strategic projects for SAP Executive Board Member Vishal Sikka. Kaustav has a Bachelor’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s degree in Mathematics from BITS, Pilani in India and a Master’s degree in Economics from USC.


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October 23, 2014 at 10am - 11:30am
Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
John Larson · 213.580.7531

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