Robinson Hernandez has nearly 20 years of experience working at the intersection of business and government. He is currently the Executive Director of The Urban Tech Hub at Grand Central Tech – a 50,000-square-foot midtown Manhattan space that’s home to 50 companies working on the future of smarter cities in coordination with corporate partners and New York City government agencies. Previously, Robinson served as Deputy Commissioner of Small Business Services for the City of New York, where he oversaw NYC Business Acceleration and the launch of Small Business First, changing the way the City of New York interacts with small business owners. Prior to this, he was a Special Advisor to the Commissioner of the Department of Buildings and oversaw special projects, including urbanSHED. Robinson led a mayoral task force on regulatory reform and economic development when he worked at the Mayor’s Office of Industrial and Manufacturing Businesses. He started his career as part of the General Electric Financial Management Program, then went on to work at Ernst & Young, and at the startup govWorks.com, delivering technology solutions for businesses and local governments.