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Profile of Jonathan Feldman

CIO, City of Asheville, NC
News & Commentary Posts: 252

Jonathan Feldman is Chief Information Officer for the City of Asheville, North Carolina, where his business background and work as an InformationWeek columnist have helped him to innovate in government through better practices in business technology, process, and human resources management. Asheville is a rapidly growing and popular city; it has been named a Fodor top travel destination, and is the site of many new breweries, including New Belgium's east coast expansion. During Jonathan's leadership, the City has been recognized nationally and internationally (including the International Economic Development Council New Media, Government Innovation Grant, and the GMIS Best Practices awards) for improving services to citizens and reducing expenses through new practices and technology.  He is active in the IT, startup and open data communities, was named a "Top 100 CIO to follow" by the Huffington Post, and is a co-author of Code For America's book, Beyond Transparency. Learn more about Jonathan at Feldman.org.

Articles by Jonathan Feldman

CAPTCHAs Defeated, But Who Cares?

4/18/2016
Columbia University researchers made headlines by defeating Google and Facebook CAPTCHAs through artificial intelligence, but the real fraud for enterprises happens via cheap labor, not AI.

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Why IT Needs To Tear Down Data Silos

3/22/2016
Making quality data available to decision-makers across the organization is our job as IT professionals. Jonathan Feldman, CIO of the City of Asheville, NC, tells us why IT must find ways to prevent data from disappearing into corporate silos, never to be seen, shared, or acted upon.

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Legacy IT Systems: Hidden Risks Revealed

2/25/2016
Don't keep legacy systems around. They introduce hidden risk to your organization. Jonathan Feldman, CIO for the City of Asheville, N.C., offers firsthand advice on how to land that plane before it crashes.

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True Digital Organizations Put People First

9/3/2015
Digital transformation means significant and sweeping organizational change. It is not something that will be led by IT, it is not something that a chief digital officer can do alone. It requires culture change, and lots of it.

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Cheap IT Will Cost You

7/15/2015
Under-investing in technology likely means you can't achieve your business transformation goals and you're probably overspending somewhere else.

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Wanted: Cloud Brokers

8/21/2014
Do you know the ins and outs of cloud software stacks and security? Got the finesse to break through cultural resistance? Then you may have found your next career.

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ITIL's Next Chapter

10/23/2013
The IT Infrastructure Library, or ITIL, gets a new caretaker in January. Here's what joint venture Axelos has planned for the best practices.

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Never Hate Your Job Again

10/15/2013
We work in the most transformative profession of our day. Despite the deep dysfunction in most organizations, we have no business being disgruntled.

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Stop Being A Hated IT Overlord

6/13/2013
Recent research suggests that only 30% of workers are fully engaged in their job. We can't fix corporate dysfunction until we break down bureaucracy and do right by our employees.

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