i2i: Insight to Innovation summit

i2i: Insight to Innovation summit

The Future of Government

March 5–6, 2019
San Francisco, California

Join McKinsey—in partnership with the Aspen Institute—for two days of innovation, immersion, and discussion with a select group of senior government leaders in the San Francisco Bay area.

i2i is an invitation-only summit for senior government officials. Participants will include Cabinet and Agency leaders, CIOs, CFOs, Mayors, Governors, Lieutenant Governors, Digital Transformation Heads, and other global governmental leaders, together with innovation leaders in the San Francisco Bay area. Click here to request an invitation.

Our i2i 2018 Keynote speakers

Dr. Andrew Ng

Dr. Andrew Ng is a globally recognized leader in artificial intelligence (AI). Until recently, Dr. Ng was chief scientist at Baidu, where he led its 1300-person AI Group and was responsible for driving the company’s global AI strategy and infrastructure. He was also the founding leader of the Google Brain team. Currently, Dr. Ng is co-chairman and co-founder of Coursera, the leading massive open online courses (MOOC) platform, and an adjunct professor at Stanford University in its Computer Science Department.

Gopi Kallayil

Gopi Kallayil is the chief evangelist of brand marketing at Google. He works with Google’s sales teams and customers to help grow customer brands through digital marketing. Previously, he worked as the chief evangelist for Google+, having led marketing for its flagship advertising product AdWords in the Americas and Asia−Pacific as well as for its publisher-facing product AdSense.

i2i 2019 keynote speakers to be announced in late 2018

Panels and working sessions

i2i Insight to Innovation summit

Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Advanced Analytics

Experience the art of the possible enabled by new technologies being applied to advance government and the public sector in areas such as advanced analytics and big data, AI, machine learning, Internet of Things (IoT), and automation.
Staying ahead on cyber security


Explore ways to prepare for and protect against major cybersecurity events, including best practices for folding risk considerations into decision making and while redesign and implementing IT infrastructure and systems.
Improving the customer experience to achieve government-agency goals

Digitization of Government

Garner a clearer understanding of how digitization and organizational changes can help enhance government services, save money, and improve citizens’ quality of life.
i2i Insights to innovation summit

Site Visits

Site Visits

Explore the latest ideas, approaches, and technologies with the goal of inspiring and transforming public sector impact. Do so through company visits, working sessions, thought-provoking presentations, and hands-on demonstrations at the region's leading and most innovative organizations.

Previous host companies and demonstrations have included:


Uber was founded in 2009 to solve an important problem: how do you get a ride at the push of a button? More than five billion trips later, Uber is tackling even greater challenges—making transportation safer with self-driving cars, delivering food quickly and affordably with Uber Eats, and reducing congestion in cities by getting more people into fewer cars. Uber shared its experience with automation, user experience, and public private partnerships.


Advanced analytics start-up Trifacta focuses on building software that helps individuals and organizations unlock their data’s potential by providing a new approach to how data are explored and prepared for analysis. Whether trying to improve the efficiency of an existing analysis process or use new sources of data for an analytics initiative, Trifacta’s data-wrangling solutions enable doing more with data of all shapes and sizes. Trifacta shared how unlocking the ability to work with previously inaccessible data can be transformative for government work.

SolarCity and distributed generation

SolarCity is America’s largest solar-power provider, offering solar energy and innovative financing models that have made solar affordable for homeowners, business owners, renters, and communities. Participants toured the Fremont, California, factory and discussed the future of distributed energy generation, storage, and finance.

GE Digital

Headquartered in San Ramon, California, GE Digital is where the industrial internet is brought to life. This global innovation hub, backed by 14,000 software professionals from across GE’s businesses, supports a broad range of applications. Participants explored asset-performance management, operations optimization, and similar innovations being implemented across the public and private sector.

Recommended hotels

Hotels within a short distance to the McKinsey San Francisco Office, 555 California Street:

Omni San Francisco

500 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94104

Palace Hotel

2 New Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

Le Méridien

333 Battery Street
San Francisco, CA 94111

San Francisco Marriott Union Square

480 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94108

The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square

335 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA CA 94102