Speakers

David Wasserman

Election Analyst, The Cook Political Report

David Wasserman is the U.S. House editor and quantitative election analyst for the non-partisan Cook Political Report, where he is responsible for handicapping and analyzing U.S. House races. Founded in 1984, The Cook Political Report provides analyses of presidential, Senate, House, and gubernatorial races. The New York Times called the Cook Political Report “a newsletter that both parties regard as authoritative.”

Wasserman analyzes the current political environment in lively and entertaining presentations that he can tailor to his audiences’ specific interests or locales. His data-driven forecasting looks at both national and local politics (if requested, he can even do a district-by-district outlook), the relationship between consumer brand loyalty and voting, and what the future holds for American elections.

Scott Augenbaum

Supervisory Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Scott E. Augenbaum is the Cyber Crime Supervisor in the FBI Memphis Division and manages the
program in Nashville and Memphis with a staff of seven special agents. The FBI’s Cyber Program
covers computer intrusion investigations, online child exploitation, intellectual property rights and
Internet fraud.
Scott started his career in the FBI in the New York Field Office in 1988 as a support employee in the Financial Management Section. In 1994, he went to the FBI Academy in Quantico, VA and became a special agent. His first office was the Albany, New York Field Office, Syracuse Resident Agency. He was assigned to work on domestic terrorism, white collar crime and computer crime investigations. After September 11, 2001, Scott was appointed to the Joint Terrorism Task Force Coordinator for the Syracuse Office. In December 2004, he was promoted to a Supervisory Special Agent at FBI headquarters in the Cyber Division. He was assigned to the Cyber Task Force Unit and was responsible for managing the resources of the FBI’s 72 Cyber Task Forces throughout the United States. In addition, Scott was responsible for the management and oversight of the internet fraud and intellectual property rights program.

 

Steve Bluestone

Partner, The Bluestone Organization

Steve Bluestone, a partner of The Bluestone Organization (an 88 year old NYC Real Estate Development, General Contracting, and Property Management firm based in NYC) has led his firm’s efforts to produce some of the most energy efficient buildings in the NY metropolitan area. Using “off the shelf components”, the firm has successfully constructed buildings with record low energy consumption at no extra cost. A significant component of the firms success has come through their adoption in 2008 of the use of insulated concrete forms for all of the exterior walls of their buildings (from single story homes to 16 story mixed use apartment buildings). The firm has increased the levels of resiliency and sustainability of their buildings while simultaneously lowering (by a significant factor) their construction and long term operating costs. Several of their current and upcoming projects are targeting Passive House certification.