Jonathan Feldman

Profile of Jonathan Feldman

CIO, City of Asheville, NC
News & Commentary Posts: 237

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

Articles by Jonathan Feldman

True Digital Organizations Put People First

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

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

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

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

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

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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How To Keep Your Best Talent

Pam Slim, author of the bestselling Escape From Cubicle Nation, discusses what might keep our best and brightest from fleeing our cubicles. Maybe the answer is to encourage a "side hustle."

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