In this episode of the GX podcast, host Ian Khan interviews Dr. Jonathan Reichental.
Cities of the Future are expected to be technology-driven and yet offer the best experiences for residents. The evolution of these cities has already started and as technology progresses, we are making progress towards automation, intelligent infrastructure, efficient services, and more. In this episode, Dr. Reichental and Ian Khan talk about the design of future cities, what makes them smart and how the world is moving towards a greater Smart City concept. As a mentor of the GX program, he talks about the next generation of public services and how they will be defined by the changing customer expectations.
Dr. Jonathan Reichental is the CEO of Human Future, a global business and technology education, advisory, and investment firm. He is the former Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the City of Palo Alto, and a multiple award-winning technology leader whose 30-year career has spanned both the private and public sectors.
In 2017, he was named one of the top 100 CIOs in the world and in 2016 he was named a top influential CIO in the United States. Dr. Reichental is also recognized as a global thought leader on a number of emerging trends including urban innovation and blockchain technology. In 2013 he was recognized as one of the 25 doers, dreamers, and drivers in government in America.
He also won a best CIO in Silicon Valley award and a national IT leadership prize. His innovative work in government has also been recognized by the White House. Dr. Reichental is an adjunct professor at several universities including UC Berkeley and the University of San Francisco. He is a popular writer and online host, producing several highly successful online courses with LinkedIn Learning. He co-authored The Apps Challenge Playbook and he is a frequent public speaker on a wide range of technology and business-related topics.
He co-hosts the popular podcast, Drinking Wine Talking Tech. His current book, Smart Cities for Dummies, is available in most bookstores and online.
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