Vote of Confidence: Securing the 2020 Election
Trust in election results begins with faith in our election systems US mail in the spotlight Absentee ballots, also called voting by mail, is a hot topic. The pandemic is forcing everyone to re-think what they’ll do this year. Many states expanded mail-in voting and, according to the Washington Post, up to 77% of Americans can now vote by mail. The […]
How will the Fourth Industrial Revolution Transform How We Govern?
Co-authored with Heather Keleher. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is a new beast: progressing at...
Cruising to Safer, Smarter Streets
Start Your Engines: Considering all the benefits emerging with the technology innovations of the digital age, it’s surprising that we see few changes to roadways, streets and vehicles that truly improve the driver experience and make roads safer. As a German, I more than appreciate the beauty of good driving. But how can we truly leverage innovative change and […]
#TransformationThursday: Thinking Outside of the Box
In the Name of Innovation: Technology is only as useful as the processes it changes, the money it saves, and the lives that it improves. In increasingly complex city environments where there are more people, less resources and higher demands than ever, how do we ensure that we’re getting the right solutions to the right […]
#TransformationThursday: Innovation at its Finest
Co-authored with Dani Schrakamp The Glass Half-Full: We as a human race have so much to be proud of and excited for – look at us, we’ve learned to fly, gone to the moon, overcome horrific tragedy and invented a little something called the Internet, which connects us all regardless of where we physically reside. […]
#TransformationThursday: Fresh Air, Clean Energy, Can’t Lose
You’ve Got the Power: We live in a finite world – there are only so many hours in the day, so much money in your bank account, and so many glasses of wine I can drink. Why then is it that we use precious natural commodities like there’s an endless supply for us to take […]
#TransformationThursday: Asking the Right Questions
Too frequently we catch ourselves jumping straight to the solution, direct to the final outcome without first understanding the question or problem that requires said solution. But how do we plan the steps that must be taken, acquire the appropriate tools, or understand the journey itself until we ask ourselves (and others) the right questions?
#TransformationThursday Series: Keeping Communities Safer
It Takes a Village: Stories of public safety threats and humanitarian crises dominate news cycles, ever present and continuously increasing in complexity. How do we respond, how do we ensure that our collective human story is a happier, safer one? After all, feelings of basic safety and personal security are essential to the core of […]
#TransformationThursday: Community Learning in the Digital Era
The times are changing and education needs to change as well. We need innovation.