The Future of Civic Technology

In the coming weeks, we will see a flurry of post-election opinions and predicted changes resulting from the recent U.S. election. I will leave that to those with far more experience and insight into this year’s voting data. As someone who has spent the past few years working closely with government leaders throughout the U.S.Continue reading “The Future of Civic Technology”

Cycle of Civic Innovation

If cities are to thrive, they cannot — and must not — hold back the rising tide of innovation, but when you consider that cities are also tasked with protecting their citizens from harm, finding the balance between protection and innovation is not easily achieved. For Airbnb and Uber, their respective disruptions of the status quo were widely embracedContinue reading “Cycle of Civic Innovation”

Watch New Mexico Rise: A Conversation with Peter Ambs, CIO, Albuquerque

How do you implement twenty years’ worth of innovative technology in record time? Start with a Mayor that has the innovative vision and drive to upgrade years’ worth of obsolete, archaic business systems and processes while simultaneously creating an innovative, entrepreneurial ecosystem that spurs community economic development. Shortly after taking office, Mayor Richard Berry ofContinue reading “Watch New Mexico Rise: A Conversation with Peter Ambs, CIO, Albuquerque”

Civic Tech: Refining the Vision to Focus on Problems that Really Matter

After spending two days absorbing a wide array of perspectives and ideas presented at the Personal Democracy Forum (PDF) hosted by Civic Hall in New York City, I am more convinced that ever that it is vital for companies like mine which are focused on civic tech to continually push the boundaries of the statusContinue reading “Civic Tech: Refining the Vision to Focus on Problems that Really Matter”

How Urban Tech is Disruptive Government Procurement

(originally published on What’s APPening) I spent the past few days with our COO at the Smart City Startups Festival in Miami, Florida, interacting with some of today’s most visionary, innovative urban tech startup founders who are disrupting almost every facet of the urban landscape. All of the startups showcased at the summit have the potentialContinue reading “How Urban Tech is Disruptive Government Procurement”