What is Digi.City?
I like to connect people, ideas and organizations with the intent of making a positive impact. This is the origin of my interest in Smart Cities. Creating alignment between public and private sector leaders with tech as an enabler is a way to address some of the world's largest challenges at the most local level.
I am researching Smart Cities in the U.S. and China as a part of a 2016 Zhi-Xing China Eisenhower Fellowship, an incredible professional and leadership development program that brings 10 Fellows to China for four+ weeks each Fall. The Eisenhower Fellowships is an amazing organization and network that inspires leaders around the world through its U.S. and International programs.
My research centers on best practices and lessons learned across both countries and I am so honored to be able to study this rich area that fuses innovation and inspiration. I have the opportunity to learn from experts in economic development to connectivity, to the Internet of Things (IoT), to tech commercialization to global trade to government leadership and the list goes on and on. This site is a way for me to share their perspectives along with top news, event, trends and other relevant information.
As the world becomes more urbanized, it is increasingly important that we continue to explore new ways to work together to discover creative, technology-driven solutions to our most interesting challenges. Cities truly can be the epicenter of innovation.