Challenge.Gov Report Released: IBM Center for the Business of Government
My report on Challenge.gov has been released by the IBM Center for the Business of Government. To get a copy of the report, please click here.
On “In Depth with Francis Rose” for Federal News Radio Discussing Challenge.Gov
I was interviewed on our Challenge.gov report to be released by the IBM Center for the Business of Government on “In Depth with Francis Rose” for Federal News Radio. The report will be released on September 4, 2012. To listen to the interview, please click: http://www.federalnewsradio.com/86/3012861/In-Depth-interviews—August-29
Speaking at NASCIO Leadership Summit – Oct 2012
I will be speaking at the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) Leadership Summit on Oct 25, 2012 in San Diego, California. My talk will draw on my book, Intrapreneurship: Managing Ideas within Your Organization, and focus on how to lead through collaboration. For more details on the event, please click here: — NASCIO 2012 Leadership […]
Press Release – Assoc. Dean for Research at the College of Public Programs, Arizona State Univ.
For the complete announcement, please click here. I am a Sun Devil!
Conference on Community Resilience – Davos, Switzerland
I am headed to Davos for the 3rd Annual Conference on Community Resilience. I am co-chairing the conference along with John R. Harrald and Jim Bohland, both from Virginia Tech. This conference was organized while I was a Director of the Metropolitan Institute at Virginia Tech. I will chair a session on Citizen Engagement & […]
Leveraging Intrapreneurship towards Organizational Change @ PMI Phoenix Chapter
I will be giving two talks to the Project Management Institute’s Phoenix Chapter. Both talks will be on Leveraging Intrapreneurship towards Organizational Change: A Focus on Process Management. The first talk will take place on August 15 @ Dave and Busters (Desert Ridge-North Valley), and the second talk on August 16 @ Doubletree Suites (44th Street and Van Buren-South Valley). The […]
Getting Serious About Resilience in Planning – in Planetizen
I co-authored an article for Planetizen with three students (Trevor Flanery, Jaimy Alex, and Eric Park) who were working at the Metropolitan Institute this summer. Resilience is a term much bandied about these days in the planning and development professions. Buildings, plans, economies and even cities are expected to be resilient to unforeseen externalities in a world of […]
Getting the Best from Your Employees: Leverage Their Ideas
Have you ever struggled with getting the best from your employees? If you have spent even minimal time managing people, your answer is probably going to be ‘yes.’ Managers often struggle with getting their employees to give their best or to punch above their weight. This topic has been a focus of many dissertations, books, […]
Designing Resilient Cities
This diagram was prepared for a paper on designing resilient cities. Got thoughts? Please send me an email.
What is a Smart City?
Within the past 18 months the concept of smart (and intelligent) cities has been become popular in the media. For instance, Scientific American ran a special issue on smart cities. Industry players (e.g. IBM, Siemens, etc) have specific programs and practices dedicated to advancing the cause of building smart cities. Government agencies are dedicating resources […]