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”

How One CivicTech Partnership Will Revolutionize Access to Mobile for Governments

I am so pleased to announce our exciting new partnership at APPCityLife with Accela. With over 2000 communities using Accela permitting solutions across the globe – and over half of the largest cities in the US, this will completely change what is possible. Read more:  How One CivicTech Partnership Will Revolutionize Access to Mobile forContinue reading “How One CivicTech Partnership Will Revolutionize Access to Mobile for Governments”

Adopt These 3 Traits for a Positive Mindset

In a mere .40 seconds, Google serves up 79,800,000 results on “how to be a successful entrepreneur”. That’s a lot of advice. Bold headlines: Build Your A-Team … Pitch Like a Pro … Know Your Competitive Advantage Name dropping : Zuckerberg … Jobs … Sandberg … Omidyar … Wozniak … Corcoran  Videos on sleep habits of successful entrepreneurs … from dropout to billionaire … rocking your pitchContinue reading “Adopt These 3 Traits for a Positive Mindset”

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”