David Gilford
Senior Director at Intersection

David Gilford leads the Connected Communities practice at Intersection, a technology and design firm backed by Sidewalk Labs and Alphabet to improve life in cities. David helps leading real estate developers connect the physical and digital worlds to create efficiencies, unlock new revenue, and deliver unique experiences in complex, mixed-use environments. Prior to Intersection, David held leadership positions with the City of New York, most recently as Vice President for Urban Innovation & Sustainability at the New York City Economic Development Corporation. As a Director of the Center for Economic Transformation, David worked to catalyze entrepreneurship and innovation across New York City, including developing Urbantech NYC to provide real estate, equipment, and pilot opportunities to fast-growing companies addressing urban challenges. David previously worked in strategy and finance at General Electric, McKinsey and the Federal Reserve. He has been recognized nationally among the 40 Under 40 Rising Stars in Economic Development, as well as one of New York State's Top Ten Energy Government Leaders. David holds a BA in Economics from Williams College and an MBA from the Yale School of Management.