Keys to the city: NYC mayoral candidates debate tech policy on Monday with Nilay Patel as moderator


New York’s Mayor Bloomberg has placed heavy emphasis on tech policy during his term: He’s hired the city’s first chief digital officer, pushed for more public Wi-Fi, and partnered with Cornell to build a major research center and startup community. That’s made New York second only to Silicon Valley in terms of tech industry growth, and the next mayor will have to keep it up.

That’s why Coalition for Queens is holding the Mayoral Candidates Tech Policy forum on Monday. I’ll be moderating along with Anjali Athavaley of the Wall Street Journal, and we plan to ask the candidates about their positions on a wide range of tech-related policy issues from tech jobs and startup companies to STEM education, infrastructure development, data access,…

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