Entries by Kevin Desouza

IZA – Inst. for Labor Econ. Working Paper – Childcare Reviews on Yelp.com

New working paper available from IZA - Institute for Labor Economics. What Do Parents Value in a Child Care Provider? Evidence from Yelp Consumer Reviews - IZA Discussion Paper No. 11741. Click here to download. This paper exploits novel data and empirical methods to examine parental preferences for child care. Specifically, we analyze consumer reviews of child care […]

Blockchain Research

Our recent research on blockchain continues to be published on Brookings TechTank. See below for links to recent articles: How China’s local governments and academia propel blockchain business Is China leading the blockchain innovation race? How blockchain could improve election transparency Blockchain and U.S. state governments: An initial assessment Collaborators: Chen Ye, Kiran Kabtta Somvanshi, Xiaofeng Wang External coverage: ZDNet

Unpacking Complexities of Mega-Scale Public Sector IT projects – Systèmes d’Information et Management

Isabelle Fagnot, Chen Ye, and I have a paper in the current issue of Systèmes d'Information et Management. Mega-scale information technology (IT) projects in the public sector are significant undertakings operating within an ecosystem of stakeholders, resources, and constraints. The track record of these projects is abysmal. Employing an ecosystems lens, we study three failed […]

Startup Village 2018 – Moscow, Russia

I am looking forward to visiting Moscow to deliver a keynote at the Startup Village 2018. Hosted by the Skolkovo Foundation in collaboration with the Foundation’s partners, Startup Village is the largest startup conference for technology entrepreneurs in Russia and the CIS countries. Since its launch, Startup Village has proven itself to be a unique […]

Mechanics for the Future – Salzburg Global Forum

I am looking forward to participating in the Mechanics for the Future: How Can Governments Transform Themselves? session at the Salzburg Global Forum. Governments worldwide are under pressure to meet complex needs as populations age, countries urbanize, and technology transforms lives and work. They have lead responsibility to prepare their societies for a radically changing world, yet […]

Distinguished Nonresident Research Fellow – China Institute for Urban Governance, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

I have accepted a three year appointment as a Distinguished Nonresident Research Fellow at the China Institute for Urban Governance (CIUG) at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU). I am looking forward to working with colleagues at SJTU to launch new research endeavors that advance urban innovation. Related: (October 2017) Story on the Global Cities Forum hosted […]

Cutter Business Technology Journal – Special Issue on Artificial Intelligence

New article in Cutter Business Technology Journal with Lena Waizenegger (Auckland University of Technology) and Gregory S. Dawson (Arizona State University) 9 Recommendations for Designing, Developing, Deploying, and Refining Cognitive Computing Systems This article draws your attention to the design, development, deployment, and refinement of cognitive computing systems (CCSs). While CCSs are deployed in a variety of […]

Coverage – Delivering Artificial Intelligence in Government – Government Matters

Dan Chenok, executive director of the IBM Center for the Business of Government, discussed my recently released report - Delivering Artificial Intelligence in Government: Challenges and Opportunities - on Government Matters.  Also covered in Government Executive, Routefifty.com, Nextgov