CONVERGE - The Hudson Valley Digital Innovation Conference

October 1, 2024
9:00am - 1:30pm
Pace University
Kessel Student Center
861 Bedford Road, Pleasantville, NY 10570

More information and registration coming soon!

A Hudson Valley conference about the role cutting-edge technologies like AI and Cybersecurity play in our digitally driven world. Hear from leaders in diverse sectors – business, nonprofits, higher education, and government – about how they are leveraging these tools now and in the future. With an eye to expanding a digitally ready workforce, this unique gathering will also examine the critical role of digital equity in advancing the future of work. Don’t miss this opportunity to examine the intersection of advanced technologies, connectivity, and equity to drive transformative change.

8:30am – registration opens
9:00am – opening session
10:00am – Panel 1; Building the Backbone on Digital Infrastructure
10:45am – break
11:00am – Panel 2; Boosting Innovation; Leveraging Connectivity in Government, Business and Smart Cities
11:45am – Panel 3; Bolstering Cybersecurity, Awareness and Prevention
12:30pm – Closing Remarks
12:45pm – Networking Reception

Interested in partnering with us for this event?  Please contact Melissa M. Luzzi at

Sponsorship – $5000.00

  • 6 tickets to the event
  • Company name and/or logo on all marketing materials
  • Company name and/or logo on site
  • Acknowledgement from the podium as a sponsor



Aarti Tandon; CEO
Smart City Expo USA
Aarti Tandon is a seasoned lawyer, human rights activist, film producer, and event producer who has been developing strategic partnerships at the intersection of entertainment + technology + justice for two decades. She is most well-known for having secured a rare Presidential Commutation at just...
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Christopher B. Fisher; Partner
Cuddy & Feder LLP
Christopher B. Fisher is a Partner at Cuddy & Feder LLP. He is Chairman of the firm’s Telecommunications group and a past Chairman of the firm’s Land Use, Zoning & Development group, two of the largest infrastructure practices in New York and Connecticut. Chris served as a member of the...
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Frank Forte; CEO
Anatomy IT
Frank drives rapid growth in healthcare and technology with his expertise in Private Equity and Fortune 100, leveraging operational, commercial, and technology acumen.
John Tomik; Managing Director
John is the founder of Element Laboratories and a Managing Director in Slalom’s global strategy group. He created Slalom Element Laboratories to provide an inspirational and innovative physical space to fulfill Slalom’s purpose of helping people and organizations dream bigger, move faster, and...
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Stephanie Pell; Fellow in Governance Studies
Brookings Institution
Stephanie Pell is a fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution and a senior editor at Lawfare. Prior to joining Brookings, she was an associate professor (with tenure) and cyber ethics fellow at West Point’s Army Cyber Institute, with a joint appointment to the Department of...
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