Entries by Kevin Desouza

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 […]

IÉSEG School of Management – March 5-13

Looking forward to returning to IÉSEG School of Management in March to collaborate with colleagues and deliver two research presentations. Thanks to Isabelle Fagnot for organizing the visit. Governing Mega-Scale IT Projects: The Global Public Sector Experience  Information Technology (IT) projects are commonplace in the public sector. National, regional, and local governments continue to invest substantial resources into designing, developing, and […]

Florida International University, Feb 24-26, 2016

I will be visiting Florida International University later this month to deliver a research presentation at the Department of Public Administration in the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs. Information Technologies, Public Management, and Public Policy: Reflections and a Way Forward  The public sector continues to invest heavily in information technologies (IT). Investments […]

Victoria University of Wellington – School of Government

I am visiting Victoria University of Wellington's School of Government this week. During my visit, I will deliver a presentation on strategic management of information systems in the public sector. I will also meet with faculty and staff to learn more about the various academic and research programs with the School of Government and the […]

Ideas to Retire Series @ Brookings Institution

I co-designed a new project for the Center for Technology Innovation at the Brookings Institution along with my colleague Gregory Dawson. Ideas to Retire is a TechTank series of blog posts.  These posts identify outdated practices in public sector IT management and suggest new ideas for improved outcomes. I am happy to report that the series launched today!  You can find the introduction here. We will […]

Update – Recent Activities to Close out 2015

It has been a while since I updated my blog. Here is a run down of the main things I have worked on over the last two months. Learning from IT contracting mistakes in the public sector (Brookings Institution, TechTank Blog) CIO-enabled innovation playbook: Lessons for the public sector (Brookings Institution, TechTank Blog) “Model Citizens,” Planning, October, 2015, 26-29 Good news […]

University of Alaska Fairbanks – Data to Decisions Workshop

Heading to the University of Alaska Fairbanks today to deliver a talk at the Data to Decisions Visualization Workshop hosted by the NSF Sponsored Alaska EPSCoR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) program. Beyond Modeling and Visualization: Towards Policy Design and Implementation In this talk, I will highlight how technologies enable us to visualize policy options and […]

University of Florida and Bob Graham Center for Public Service

I will be visiting the University of Florida later this week. The Bob Graham Center for Public Service is hosting my visit. I will deliver presentations to students across several Colleges including the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering and the College of Journalism and Communications. In addition, I will meet with research leaders and faculty across the University.

Creating a Balanced Portfolio of Information Technology Metrics

My new report published by the IBM Center for the Business of Government is now available. Creating a Balanced Portfolio of Information Technology Metrics Information technology has made possible the availability of real-time data and the tools to display that data, such as dashboards, scorecards, and heat maps. This has boosted the use of data and evidence […]