C&S Events: Technology Front Page Roundtable

City and State’s Technology Front Page Roundtable event featured top government leaders in technology, discussing cybersecurity threats, major tech initiatives in New York and more.

Our panel included New York City’s Chief Technology Officer Miguel Gamiño Jr., city Department of Transportation Chief Technology Officer Cordell Schachter, and city buildings department Deputy Commissioner of Strategic Planning and Policy Archana Jayaram.
The panel was co-moderated by City & State editor-in-chief Jon Lentz and Andrew Rasiej of the New York Tech alliance.

Cannabis Opportunities Growing in New York

Ever since New York state started a medical marijuana program in 2014, there has been a constant stream of complaints – rules are too restrictive, drugs too expensive, providers can’t get money and patients can’t get cannabis. Three leaders of cannabis policy in New York joined City & State reporter Jeff Coltin on a panel on October 12th at the State of New York Health event. State senators Diane Savino and Liz Krueger and Columbia Care CEO Nick Vita all agreed that New York’s marijuana program has gotten better – and could even become a national model. But with full legalization being discussed in Albany, the medical program may not matter.