Hurricane Sandy pummeled the New York area in 2012, causing nearly $50 billion in economic damage and displacing tens of thousands of people. Bloomberg will convene state and local leaders and executives in transportation, energy, technology, and health care to discuss how lessons from Sandy inform opportunities to design a more resilient infrastructure for tomorrow.
October 25 - Wednesday
Registration & Networking Breakfast
The Case for Resiliency: Keynote Interview
Resilient engineering and design require leadership, investment, and vision. A national public sector leader presents the national case for resilience, and the investments and political will communities need to prepare for natural and man-made disasters.
Anchor, Bloomberg Television
Colonel Leon F. Parrott Colonel Leon F. Parrott
Deputy Commander and Deputy Division Engineer, North Atlantic Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Lessons from Recovery: Panel Discussion
Effective disaster recovery is not just about rebuilding—it’s also about meeting the diverse needs of residents, communities, and business. Public sector leaders discuss how the past five years of recovery have informed efforts to build resilient and responsive infrastructure, and their progress in planning and recovery efforts.
Principal, Sustainability, Bloomberg Associates
Assessing Needs, Shaping Priorities: Panel Discussion
Technology, public-private partnerships, and infrastructure priorities will all shape the future of resilient design. Experts working on national and local projects share their experiences and ideas on how industry and the policymakers can collaborate to realize the potential of resilient design.
Principal, Sustainability, Bloomberg Associates
The Partnership: A Keynote Interview
City-level leaders discuss the importance of intergovernmental cooperation as a critical aspect of infrastructure planning, share case studies and project learnings to date, and future initiatives.
State Perspective : A Keynote Interview
A state governor with experience managing response to Hurricane Sandy offers insights on how that storm has informed future resiliency efforts, and what state-level initiatives are in the works to address severe weather events in years to come.
Co-anchor, "Bloomberg Markets Americas" & "Bloomberg Surveillance", Bloomberg
Governor, State of New Jersey
Scarlet FuBloomberg Television Anchor
Adam FreedBloomberg Associates Principal, Sustainability
David GuraBloomberg Co-anchor, "Bloomberg Markets Americas" & "Bloomberg Surveillance"
Tim HoltSiemens President, Power Generation Services
Colonel Leon F. Parrott Colonel Leon F. ParrottU.S. Army Corps of Engineers Deputy Commander and Deputy Division Engineer, North Atlantic Division
Diane BurmanNew York Public Service Commission Commissioner
Upendra ChivukulaNew Jersey Board of Public Utilities Commissioner
Phil EngNew York Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chief Operating Officer
Janice BarnesPerkins + Will Global Resilience Director and Principal
Greta Byrum Greta ByrumNew America Institute Director, Resilient Communities
Luciano N. Villani, P.E.Consolidated Edison Company of New York Chief Engineer
Daniel A. Zarrilli, PE Daniel A. Zarrilli, PENew York City Office of the Mayor Senior Director of Climate Policy and Programs and Chief Resilience Officer
Dawn ZimmerCity of Hoboken, New Jersey Mayor
Chris ChristieState of New Jersey Governor
Siemens Corporation is a U.S. subsidiary of Siemens AG, a global powerhouse focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of systems for power generation and transmission as well as medical diagnosis.
Making cities and regions more resilient requires a focus on all aspects of infrastructure, from transportation systems to power grids. Resilient technology is helping to close the gap in order to make cities smarter, safer, stronger and more sustainable for the future. In the U.S., Siemens has provided ConEd in New York City with storm hardening systems that will allow the utility to continue to provide power during flooding, making them more resilient and prepared for the future. Siemens has also developed new technology that makes large power infrastructure equipment like transformers and substations compact and mobile, so they can be placed quickly exactly where needed. Additionally, on-site power systems like microgrids or co-gen facilities can help keep the lights on during major power outages. Building evacuation systems and mass notification technology also play a vital role in emergency situations. Businesses like hotels and office buildings can deploy intelligent voice communication systems to expedite evacuations and provide clear direction to occupants, eliminating confusion and saving lives. And, once people are on the road, adaptive traffic management technology can enable more efficient evacuation. Siemens Concert ATMS, which is deployed in places like State of South Carolina and the City of Seattle, can be used to create evacuation plans by integrating multiple devices, including traffic lights, changeable message signs, highway advisory radio messages, and 511 systems.