Dashboards, More Cybersecurity, Citizen Disengagement, and …

It has been a busy few weeks, so here are some research updates: Dashboards and IT Departments in Governing Citizen Disengagement and Local Governments in PM Magazine Several blog posts @TechTank, Brookings Institution Spoke at Center for Science, Policy & Outcomes (CSPO) on Delivering Practical Solutions on Urban Problems (2.12.2015) Briefed the National Association of State […]

Federal Agencies and Cybersecurity – RT USA, Federal News Radio, Brookings

My recent post on US federal agencies cybersecurity preparedness on the Brookings Institution’s TechTank blog has gotten a lot of attention. Jason Miller hosted me on his show, Ask the CIO, on Federal News Radio. Here is a link to the story and the interview. Yesterday, Kena Fedorschak and I were interviewed by Manila Chan on RT America […]

Centralization of IT Governance in the Public Sector

James Denford, Gregory Dawson, and I have a paper accepted for presentation at the Forty-Eighth Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. An Argument for Centralization of IT Governance in the Public Sector Using a configurational crisp set Qualitative Comparative Analysis (csQCA) approach, we find that effective public sector IT governance is structured differently than […]

AIS Council Meetings and ICIS – Auckland

I will be heading to  Auckland, New Zealand for the International Conference on Information Systems. First, I will be attending the AIS Council meetings for two days prior to the conference. I serve as the VP of Communication for the Association for Information Systems. Second, I will participate as a faculty mentor for the Mid-Career Consortium. Third, during the […]

Capturing the Wisdom of Crowds – Planning

I have an article in the current issue of the American Planning Association’s Planning magazine. Capturing the Wisdom of Crowds Combining citizen intelligence and online civic platforms. By Kevin C. Desouza and Kendra L. Smith Technology platforms for citizen intelligence are springing up quickly. Platforms such as Deliberatorium, DebateGraph, Cohere, YourView, and CoPe_it! all allow for extensive […]

Portland and Seattle – CIOs and Independent Sector

I will be participating in two events this coming week in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. First up is a visit to Portland to participate in a panel at the Premier CIO Forum. To read more about the panel, please visit: CIO Leadership: Preparing the Next Generation – Are We Doing Enough? Panel Description: Listen and […]

BIG Ideas, Economic Resilience, Alliance for Innovation

I will be attending  the BIG Ideas Conference hosted by the Alliance for Innovation in Fort Lauderdale. I co-authored one of the discussion papers for the conference with Kendra Smith. The paper takes a critical look at what it takes to build cities and communities that are economically resilient. Economic Resilience: No Big Ideas Needed! Resilience is one of […]

University of Jyväskylä – Opponent for PhD Dissertation

I am looking forward to my upcoming trip to Finland (Sept 25-29). I will be visiting the University of Jyväskylä to serve as an opponent for Henri Pirkkalainen’s dissertation defense, Globally distributed Knowledge Sharing in Social Software Environments: Barriers and Interventions. Click here to read more details on the event. The event will be broadcasted live [webcast].

USAID – Frontiers in Development

I will be speaking at USAID’s Frontiers in Development Conference. My presentation will take place  in a new session sponsored by the U.S. Global Development Lab, the Innovation Marketplace. The event engages a broad audience with a focus on “the idea that science, technology, innovation and partnership can accelerate development impact and end extreme poverty by […]