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Los Angeles County is the most populous county in the United States. With 88 cities incorporated, the county is also one of the most ethnically diverse areas in the country. However, the Los Angeles Region is dealing with a large Digital Divide. This infrastructure issue has been exacerbated during COVID-19 as workplaces and schools have shut down and forced people to work from home.

 

MIT REAP Team LA is bringing county departments, cities, and private wireless carriers to approach the digital divide holistically and implement sustainable solutions that will bridge the digital divide gap. The team is working to provide all households in LA County the same opportunity to access and receive crucial information and services. Stakeholders represent Los Angeles County, the City of Los Angeles, Economic Resiliency Task Force, private partners providing cellular and Wi-Fi capabilities, USC, UCLA, and youth-focused community and non-profit organizations.

Team Members

University
Government
Corporate
Risk Capital
Entrepreneur

Innovation Ecosystem Stakeholder Model

Peter Loo
Champion
Acting Chief Information Officer, County of Los Angeles
Jagjit Dhaliwal
Champion
Deputy CIO, County of Los Angeles
Elaine Hagan
Associate Dean, Entrepreneurial Initiatives, UCLA Anderson
Jeanne Holm
Deputy Mayor, City of Los Angeles
William Allen
President and CEO, LAEDC
Aaron Fyke
Founder and Managing Partner, Thin Line Capital
Andrew Wilson
Executive Director, Alliance for SoCal Innovation
Jon Vein
Chairman, BiologyWorks
Catherine Geanuracos
CEO/ Co-founder, CityGrows
Winifred Wechsler
Executive Director, Anthony & Jeanne Pritzker Family Foundation
Ali Powell
CSU VP Digital and App Innovation, Microsoft
Lindsey Kozberg
Fellow, USC Center EDGE

Core Regional Metrics

INNOVATION CAPACITY

Ability to develop new to the world innovations from inception through to the market.

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ENTREPRENEURIAL CAPACITY

Ability to start and build new to the world businesses from inception to maturity.

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