Sidewalk Labs is Alphabet, Inc.’s urban innovation organization. Its goal is to improve urban infrastructure through technological solutions, and tackle issues such as cost of living, efficient transportation, and energy usage.
The company has made an investment in Intersection, a venture that works within cities and public spaces to offer people connectivity, information, and content, and offer brands advertising rooted in real-world context. Intersection develops products like LinkNYC, a citywide network of kiosks that delivers free gigabit Wi-Fi, video and voice calling, and access to emergency and other city services across New York City. These companies are at the forefront of the smart cities revolution – using innovative technologies to imagine tomorrow’s urban landscapes.
I get to look out the window every day and see what I think will be the most connected community in the world.
Dan Doctoroff is the Chairman of Sidewalk Labs, and the Chairman and CEO of Intersection. Prior to his role at these companies, Mr. Doctoroff was the President and CEO of Bloomberg L.P. He also served as Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Rebuilding for the City of New York.
Mr. Doctoroff also founded NYC2012, the organization that spearheaded efforts to bring the Olympic Games to the city. Although the 2012 Games went to London, the re-zoning of the city’s industrial west side became the groundwork for the eventual development of Hudson Yards.