local government

December 18, 2018

GOVERNMENT

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...

September 14, 2017

GOVERNMENT

Will Driverless Cars Dream in Cisco Hues?

Google, Uber, Ford. They are the big names in driverless vehicles. But did you know Cisco is already empowering nearly every Connected Car on Earth? Through its cloud-based IoT platform, Jasper, Cisco has become a key player in Smart Car technology, helping Honda launch its connected car services across Europe and working with Hyundai to […]

September 2, 2016

GOVERNMENT

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 […]

August 11, 2016

GOVERNMENT

#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 […]

July 28, 2016

GOVERNMENT

#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. […]

July 21, 2016

GOVERNMENT

#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 […]

July 7, 2016

GOVERNMENT

#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?

June 30, 2016

GOVERNMENT

#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 […]