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 […]

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 […]

#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 […]

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  These posts identify outdated practices in public sector IT management and suggest new ideas for improved outcomes.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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Local Government 2035 – Press Coverage

Local Government 2035: Strategic Trends and Implications of New Technologies has received a lot of press coverage over the last few weeks. Here are a few of the highlights:                  

Deakin University – Research Seminar

I am enjoying two weeks in Melbourne. I have been collaborating with colleagues from Deakin University and the University of Melbourne on research projects. On Tuesday, I will deliver a research seminar at the Faculty of Business and Law on IT Experiments for Social and Policy Innovation: A Design Science Perspective. Information systems are critical assets that need to […]