Entries by Kevin Desouza

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 […]

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 […]