CELEBRATING SAN FRANCISCO AS THE AI CAPITAL OF THE WORLD
sf.citi is proud to join Mayor London Breed in proclaiming San Francisco as the AI Capital of the World. We were honored to be invited by the Mayor, Goldman Sachs, and SV Angel to the AI Forward conference, where this momentous announcement was made. Together, we look forward to the emergence of policies that benefit our city and foster collaborative efforts among AI companies, ensuring mutual growth and respect for privacy, safety, and ethical concerns while upholding San Francisco’s renowned status as the epicenter of innovation. Stay tuned for more updates as we continue to champion San Francisco’s flourishing AI ecosystem and drive transformative change in the world of technology.
SAN FRANCISCO GEARS UP FOR 2024 ELECTION SEASON
With a year and a half left until the November 2024 election, the race for San Francisco’s mayoral position is already heating up, with 20 candidates already having declared their intent to run. Notable contenders include incumbent Mayor London Breed and Supervisor Ahsha Safaí, who recently filed the necessary paperwork to challenge Breed, despite their previous political alignment. These candidates will shoulder the daunting task of addressing residents’ top concerns, such as homelessness, housing affordability, public safety, and street cleanliness while navigating the emergence of numerous tech-friendly progressive organizations seeking to hold city leaders accountable and contribute to post-pandemic revitalization. As San Francisco’s largest technology trade association, sf.citi is committed to remaining informed and engaged with the priorities and platforms of current and future city leaders throughout the electoral process. We eagerly anticipate amplifying the voice of our industry along the way.
BLOOMBERG TECHNOLOGY SUMMIT
We are excited to announce that sf.citi is collaborating with the Bloomberg Technology Summit on June 22nd at SVN West in San Francisco. This year’s event will feature a series of conversations centered around a diverse range of topics, including generative AI, changing social media landscape, driverless cars, regulatory crackdowns on tech, cryptocurrencies, and the intersection of finance and technology in Silicon Valley and San Francisco in the aftermath of the fall of Silicon Valley Bank. sf.citi members are eligible for a 30% discounted registration fee and receive complimentary virtual registration. If you are interested in attending and learning more about the topics mentioned above, please contact us for further details on how to register.
SF NEWS & UPDATES
- Gov. Newsom sends National Guard and CHP to tackle San Francisco’s fentanyl crisis (NPR)
- S.F. security guard arrested in fatal Market Street shooting (SF Chronicle)
- Blame, brick thrown in Breed’s U.N. Plaza meeting with supes (SF Examiner)
- This S.F. supervisor is officially challenging Mayor Breed’s 2024 re-election bid (SF Chronicle)
- San Francisco repealing boycott of anti-LGBT states and California may do the same (CBS)