Profile of Jonathan FeldmanContributing Editor
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Jonathan Feldman is Chief Information Officer for the City of Asheville, NC, where he encourages innovation through better business technology and process. 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, NATOA Community Broadband, and the GMIS Best Practices awards) for improving services to citizens and reducing expenses through IT innovation.
Jonathan's business innovation training and experience includes an MS from Georgia Tech's business school and 20+ years of business technology practice with a diverse group of customers: government, military, law enforcement, financial services and healthcare. As a business technology consultant, he worked with dozens of public- and private-sector organizations, helping them understand business benefits, risks, governance, process changes, and policies that go with new technologies. He has brought startup ideas to large organizations, and works in the community as an organizer & mentor to help startups succeed. His work with Asheville's startup and open data scenes have been featured by GovTech.com and the National League of Cities.
Jonathan is a popular public speaker and InformationWeek columnist on the topics of leadership, innovation, IT people skills, and running large organizations "like a startup." Learn more about Jonathan at about.me/jonathanfeldman.
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posted in August 2009
Like every conference attendee, I was way too busy dealing with logistics to deal with most anything else. But now that I'm all unpacked, here are a few things of note that I left out of my conference blog, including advice from the Department of Homeland Security, cloudy goodness from Dmitry Kachaev of the District of Columbia, and why we might all want to be teleconference luddites.
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I'm here in Rhode Island at the GMIS International 2009 conference, and it's apparent that even though budgets are tight, local governments are still investing in training conferences that make sense and that ultimately benefit citizens. There's good attendance and sessions ranging from the coupling of 311 and local government metrics program to cloud computing (moderated tomorrow by yours truly).
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