Dan Doctoroff

Dan Doctoroff


Daniel L. Doctoroff is Chairman and CEO of Sidewalk Labs, an Alphabet company that is seeking to develop a new district that would serve as the global model for the 21st century city, integrating great urban design with cutting edge technology.

From 2008 to 2014, Dan was President and Chief Executive Officer of Bloomberg L.P., the leading provider of news and information to the global financial community.

Prior to joining Bloomberg L.P., Dan served as Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Rebuilding for the City of New York. With Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, he led the city’s dramatic economic resurgence, spearheading the effort to reverse New York’s fiscal crisis after 9/11 through a five-borough economic development strategy. Dan also oversaw the creation of PlaNYC, New York’s pathbreaking sustainability plan.  He recently published Greater than Ever:  New York’s Big Comeback, a memoir-manifesto about his experience in City Hall. 

Before joining the Bloomberg Administration, Dan was Managing Partner of the private equity investment firm Oak Hill Capital Partners. While at Oak Hill, Dan founded NYC2012, the organization that spearheaded efforts to bring the Olympic Games to the city.

Dan serves on the Boards of the University of Chicago, Bloomberg Philanthropies, World Resources Institute and the United States Olympic Committee. He is the founder of Target ALS, which raises funds for and has established a new model of collaboration to advance ALS research. He is a founder and chairman of The Shed, an innovative new cultural institution on Manhattan’s Far West Side.

Dan is a graduate of Harvard College and The Law School at the University of Chicago.  A native of Michigan, Dan has lived in New York for the past 35 years with his wife, Alisa.


Mon, Sept 23

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Tues, Sept 24


02:30pm - 02:55pm

Main Stage

Building the City of the Future with Dan Doctoroff of Sidewalk Labs moderated by Amanda Lang of BNN Bloomberg

This year’s theme is Moonshots, celebrating 50 years since the lunar landing. The first moonshot launched us into a new horizon of human potential; it created Silicon Valley and gave birth to the tech industry as we know it. Now it’s time to set our sights on a new horizon. This year, Elevate challenges you to think without limits and explore the moonshots that will transform humanity forever.

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