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How Cities Are The Perfect Platform For Innovation

Episode 20

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Ian sat down with Jonathan Reichental, Chief Information Officer for the City of Palo Alto. Jonathan is an award-winning technology leader, and in 2017, he was named one of the top 100 CIOs in the world.

They talk about the future of blockchain and how cities are the perfect platform for innovation.

For the very first time, Blockchain offers us a solution to online voting. -Jonathan Reichental

Show Notes

1:30 – How Jonathan Got Into IT and His Early Career

5:00 – The Current Evolution of IT

12:30 – The CIO as a Social Media Manager

17:00 – How IT Leaders Should Learn

23:18 – The Next Five Years of Blockchain Enterprise

31:49 – What Does a CIO of a City Do?

32:30 – Balancing Innovation and Keeping the Lights On

42:00 – Things That Hold Innovation Back

45:30 – Lightning Round

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Ian sat down with Jonathan Reichental, Chief Information Officer for the City of Palo Alto. Jonathan is an award-winning technology leader, and in 2017, he was named one of the top 100 CIOs in the world.

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