Building Successful Relationships: State CIO Advice for IT Partners

5 ways CIOs and IT vendors can work better together

The National Association of State Chief Information Officers has released a great brief on how CIOs can work better together. “Anecdotally we know that some CIOs have expressed concern with technology companies’ approach to business development and relationship practices with the states,” says the guide. “IT partners should approach meetings with the mind-set of solving […]

Agile Government Leadership

Getting started with Agile government

It was an excellent discussion that went a little beyond the basics, and there were a number of questions we didn’t get to, but overall it’s a helpful introduction that includes some great panelist anecdotes.

Agile Government Handbook

AGL launches Agile Government Handbook

I’m fortunate to engage with many great people on a number of rewarding projects, but the work I’ve been doing on Agile Government Leadership has been particularly fulfilling, both personally and professionally.

Photo: Code for America

Chief data officer as business developer

I occasionally get asked about thoughts on how to increase open data consumption, and think about this more and more, especially as it increasingly becomes an issue for those seeking validation and return on investment.

Photo (from left to right): Andrew Hoppin (CEO, NuCivic), Scott Burns (CEO, GovDelivery), Sheldon Rampton (CTO, NuCivic)

An investment in the future of government technology

For the past 15 years, I’ve spent much of my professional life working with and in startups. It’s an environment I love. You have complete control over your destiny, and you win by blending the perfect amalgam of people, design, technology, strategy and execution all into one mission.