How Palo Alto is leading the digital city movement

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Jonathan Reichental

Palo Alto, Calif., Chief Information Officer Jonathan Reichental discusses his “digital city” vision, including how he leveraged the local developer community to help build city applications, bringing a “hacker ethic” to bureaucracy and the importance of supportive leaders in managing IT and cultural change. Reichental previously spent his entire career in the private sector and just this December took his first government job as Palo Alto’s first CIO.

Luke Fretwell is the founder of GovFresh. He advises civic and government-focused businesses, including CivicActions and NuCivic. Other projects include GovPress, Agile Government Leadership and CityCamp. Connect with him on Twitter and LinkedIn or email at luke@govfresh.com.

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