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Jonathan Reichental to Lead Smart Cities for Dummies Webinar

August 18, 2020  | 1 min read

Jonathan ReichentalJonathan Reichental, CEO of Human Future and former CIO for the City of Palo Alto, will lead a two-part webinar exploring the “smart city” revolution and the use of technology by municipal leaders. The webinars, based on his new, best-selling book, Smart Cities for Dummies, will take place on the Zoom platform on Thursday, August 20, and Thursday, August 27, at 10 AM PDT.

Reichental will argue that developing and leading a smart city is both art and science, demanding not only an understanding of the available and future tech tools, but also a leadership mindset that can encourage innovation in environments not known for experimentation. 

The sessions will feature:

The Past and Future of Smart Communities:Smart Cities; From Rome to Today

  • It's Not Just Tech: Creating a Culture of Innovation in Your Community
  • How It Fits Together: Important Tech Trends in Local Government and a View of the Future

Considering a Career in the Smart Community Revolution

  • From Private Sector Tech to GovTech: How I Got Started in Smart Communities
  • Smart Communities Opportunities for Technologists
  • Smart Communities Opportunities for Non-Techies
  • The Tech Every Public Leader Needs to Know

The first 10 guests to register will receive a free, signed copy of Smart Cities For Dummies, and all registrants will receive a copy of the video via email. For additional information about the webinars, and to register to attend, visit the Pepperdine School of Public Policy website.