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Shared Accountability: The Public-Private Partnership

Join the Urban Institute and the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth for the second installment in a week-long online forum exploring a pivotal challenge facing cities: how to achieve equity in the digital age.

Equitable advances in technology hinge on the public and private sectors playing vital roles. But proposed technology innovations may not always match the problem they seek to solve, legacy systems may need to be incorporated, and bureaucratic silos may need to be navigated to design and launch technologies effectively. During this conversation, city and business leaders will explore how to ensure mutual accountability between governments and companies advancing new technologies. Speakers will also discuss a partnership in Kansas City at the forefront of delivering cross-sector digital services to residents.


  • Afua Bruce, Chief Program Officer, DataKind @afua_bruce
  • Khuloud Odeh, Vice President for Technology and Data Science and Chief Information Officer, Urban Institute @kodeh
  • Rodney Stiles, Head of Policy, @rodneyhstiles
  • Harriet Tregoning, Director, NUMO Alliance @HTinWDC
  • Miguel Gamiño, Head of Global Cities and City Possible, Mastercard (moderator) @MiguelGamino
Case Example Speakers

  • Tom Esselman, Chief Executive Officer, Connecting for Good @connectingkc
  • Rick Usher, Assistant City Manager, Kansas City, Missouri @RuKCMO
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Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth logo
Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth logo

This event is supported by a grant from the Mastercard Impact Fund, in collaboration with the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth. For more information on the Urban Institute’s funding principles, go to

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Date & Time Wednesday, June 3, 2020