Elle Hempen

Chief Executive Officer, The Atlas

Elle has spent her career making it easier for the public and private sectors to work together to solve problems. Prior to co-founding The Atlas, Elle served as the Director of Strategy & Partnership at re:focus partners, where she managed a $3 million grant program. She also served as Special Assistant and Communications Director in the U.S. EPA’s Office of International and Tribal Affairs, where she managed an initiative that facilitated city-to-city learning on urban innovation, designed a program that supported environmental entrepreneurship, and developed a strategy that educated stakeholders about EPA’s international success stories. Elle is a USMC spouse, dog-mom to Hugo and Charlie and lover of flat water.

Tuesday, April 16
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm • Procurement and Contracting for the Smart City: Putting Inter-Agency and Performance Contracting to Work for your CItyboardroom
Typically, city procurement involves a single project in a single jurisdiction. Given the necessarily holistic and long-term nature of smart city initiatives, a more flexible approach is in order. In this in-depth classroom-style session, experienced practitioners will present case studies of various contracting and procurement strategies including city-wide RFPs, performance contracting and others.