Entries by Kevin Desouza

Salzburg Global Forum on the Future of Public Service

Heading to Salzburg, Austria to spend a few days at the Schloss Leopoldskron to discuss the Future of Public Service hosted by the Salzburg Global Forum. For more details, please see here. Familiar public services and institutions are in the early stage of radical renewal that may render them unrecognizable by 2050. New technologies and societal […]

Predictive Analytics and Higher Education

An article I co-authored with Kendra Smith appears in the September/October Issue of EDUCASE Review. The article was the cover feature for the issue. You can access the article here. Predictive Analytics: Nudging, Shoving, and Smacking Behaviors in Higher Education With predictive analytics, colleges and universities are able to “nudge” individuals toward making better decisions and exercising rational behavior […]

2016 EGPA Annual Conference, 24-26 August 2016

I will be presenting a paper at the 2016 EGPA Annual Conference in Utrecht, Netherlands. Frugal Technology and Innovation to Design Smarter Cities In this paper, I will explore opportunities for frugal technology and innovation to design smarter cities. I will draw on several case studies of smart city development efforts in North America and Asia. The […]

Challenges in Inter-Disciplinary Research, University of Ljubljana

I will be visiting the Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana from August 28-31. I will deliver one research seminar and connect with colleagues on several research projects. I have held a visiting professor appointment at the University of Ljubljana since 2009. Challenges in Inter-Disciplinary Research: Strategies from Crafting Research Ideas to Publishing In this presentation, I […]

Facebook and the 2016 US Elections

Over the last few months, I have been working with my research team on several papers that examine how the 2016 US Elections are playing out on Facebook. We have several research notes on our project published on Brookings Institution TechTank Blog. Tracking presidential campaigns on Facebook Which topics do presidential candidates discuss on Facebook? What is the […]

Governing Innovation in U.S. State Gov. – Journal of Strategic Info. Systems

My co-authored article with Gregory S.Dawson (Arizona State University) and James S. Denford (Royal Military College of Canada) has been accepted for publication in Journal of Strategic Information Systems.  Governing Innovation in U.S. State Government: An Ecosystem Perspective In the public sector, the strategic quest for IT-based innovation often starts by hiring a successful private sector CIO and […]

Autonomous Vehicles in Slate and Wired Interview

I published a new article in Slate for their Futurography series on the challenges cities might face when self-driving cars share the roads with old school vehicles. Can Self-Driving Cars Share the Road With Old-School Vehicles? I was also interviewed for a story in Wired on the US Department of Transportation's Smart City Challenge. Columbus Just Won $50 Million to Become the City of […]

#IdeasToRetire – Center for Science, Policy & Outcomes – May 9, 2016

I will be speaking at the Center for Science, Policy & Outcomes in Washington, DC on May 9th. #IdeasToRetire: Information Systems in Public Management, Public Policy, and Governance Death of ideas are painful. In his classic 1962 book, Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Thomas Kuhn traces how “normal science” precedes.  In normal science, a field evolves based […]

2016 Technology Forum – Ottawa County, Michigan

Will be heading to Michigan later this month to keynote the 2016 Technology Forum. Realizing the Promise of (Open, Mobile, and Big) Data and Technologies for Local Governments How can we harness data towards innovative local governance that advances our communities? Today, we have all heard about open data, mobile data, and even big (and very big) […]

University of Washington

Looking forward to visiting the University of Washington later this month. I will deliver a research presentation at the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance. I was on the faculty of the University of Washington Information School from 2005-2011 and held adjunct appointments in the College of Engineering and the Evans School. Taking Information Systems Seriously in Public […]