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How to Better Facilitate Public-Private Partnerships Between Tech and Local Government

11:05 am - 11:20 am

Aria Safar
Economic Policy Manager at Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

Aria Safar joined Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Office of Economic Development in April 2018. He currently serves as the Economic Policy Manager for the technology industry. Prior to joining the Mayor’s Office, Aria ran business operations for a legal tech startup acquired by Ernst & Young (EY). Before EY, he practiced law in New York at global law firm WilmerHale, and clerked for a federal judge in Memphis, Tennessee. Aria received his Bachelor's from UCLA, his Masters from the London School of Economics, and his JD from UC Berkeley.

Course Description:

How did ridesharing apps go from under the radar, to banned, to a critical part of our transportation networks? Public-private partnerships (P3s). This talk will define and explore the benefits of P3s, review case studies that illustrate how tech has leveraged P3s to facilitate growth, and suggest ways to better approach P3s.

Attendees will leave this session with a better understanding of how to:


  • Utilize P3s

  • Approach public-private partnerships and how to make them work for you

  • Discuss case studies of effective public-private partnerships