Carla Mays //Mays Civic Innovation

Carla Mays is Founder/CEO Mays Civic Innovation, a civic innovation advising, strategy and product development firm based in San Francisco, CA. Carla holds both a business degree from Haas School of Business and a Masters of Public Administration, a rare degree combination critical for the implementation of equitable and economically sustainable innovation in the government sector. She is currently one of two Americans and one in twelve people part of the inaugural cohort of Impact Fellows at Singularity University, where she is researching the financial and ethical framework for Smart Cities. Prior to working with Capelli, Mays advised the Honorable Sunne Wright McPeak of the California Emerging Technology Fund, a $100MM fund out of the State of California to close the digital divide in California, has won the Code for America, Harvard and Congressional hackathon, where she built international teams to solve key civic problems. Mays holds a State Assembly & State Senate award for her work, was a USGBC Fellow in 2012, and has keynoted for National Day of Civic Hacking in San Francisco. She and Capelli have been building a bi-national smart cities research and investment fund.