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”

When Women are the Problem for Women in Tech

This past week, I read Meg Nordmann‘s post Why ALL Women in Tech are Women-In-Tech. She writes, “A fellow female (who is a very talented software engineer) told me to my face today that I am “NOT a woman in tech.” … Her reasoning: I was a marketer.” If you haven’t yet read her post, it’s definitely worthContinue reading “When Women are the Problem for Women in Tech”

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”

Is The Story of Your Life Holding You Back?

We all have stories. You probably know your own by heart – those few rehearsed sentences that explain how you’ve ended up where you are in life. We hone our answers a bit every time, and after a while, we begin to believe that the version we share with others is the real truth about our journey. ButContinue reading “Is The Story of Your Life Holding You Back?”