Smart & Resilient Leadership

January 15, 2017

After a three-decade career in government, New York City Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications Commissioner Anne Roest is retiring. Taking her place is Samir Saini, who has been Atlanta's chief information officer for three years. The city swore in a new mayor at the... read more

IDC launches Smart City Awards
January 08, 2018

To recognize the considerable efforts that cities in the U.S. have made toward improving services and citizens wellbeing, IDC Government Insights has created the Smart City North America Awards (SCNAA).

December 18, 2017

Toronto has long been a Smart City pioneer, but this year has really put them above the crowd. In October, Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs announced that they would partner with the city to transform the 800 square foot waterfront district into a Smart City living laboratory.

December 18, 2017

A recent Robert Half Technology report on IT hiring found that 21 percent of surveyed city CIOs plan to add full-time technology professionals to their teams in the first six months of 2018, up five points from one year prior. The top U.S. cities where CIOs are expected to boost tech hiring are... read more

smart cities international symposium & exhibition 2018
December 12, 2017

On January 17-18 in Chicago, the 2nd Annual Smart Cities International Symposium & Exhibition will bring together thought leaders and practitioners from around the world to explore the most recent technology advances, business models, and lessons learned to date in making the Smart City a... read more

chicago climate charter
December 06, 2017

As growing population centers and leading producers of greenhouse gas emissions, cities have a responsibility to lead the way forward on climate change mitigation.

December 05, 2017

New research from the Public Technology Institute shows that security is dominating local government investment in new projects and initiatives. City and county CIOs have listed cybersecurity as their primary focus for 2017, according to a survey published Thursday by the Public Technology... read more

November 30, 2017

The national thought leader will stay with the District until early 2018.

October 27, 2017

The concept of smart cities was premised on integrating information, communications and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies like sensors and cameras in a secure fashion to manage a city's assets. One goal was more effective and cost-efficient management of city infrastructures and property,... read more

October 20, 2017

As Smart Cities become more and more mainstream, the position of Chief Information Officer becomes even more essential for continued growth and success.

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