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TEDxGotham, Andrew Hoppin, "MESH Government to the Rescue"

Andrew Hoppin, cofounder of the NASA Colab program, is now New York State Senate's first ever CIO. Andrew describes the "perfect storm" for network enabled sharing and how firms leveraging this trend, from ZipCar, to Netflix and live christmas trees, are outperforming their peers. Andrew is bringing this new form of sharing to the public sector to create a people-powered MESH government; one that can leverage underutilized government infrastructure (e.g., vehicles, buildings and digital assets) to create a more participatory, environmentally friendly society. About TEDx: TEDx ( was created in the spirit of TED's mission, "ideas worth spreading." The program is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level. At TEDx events, a screening of TEDTalks videos -- or a combination of live presenters and TEDTalks videos -- sparks deep conversation and connections. TEDx events are fully planned and coordinated independently, on a community-by-community basis.
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