Podcast: Kick-Starting Local Government with Stephen Goldsmith

Posted on April 21, 2017

Stephen Goldsmith

Director of the Innovations Program

Harvard Kennedy School & Data Smart Cities

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Stephen Goldsmith, Director of the Innovations Program at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and the former Mayor of Indianapolis, IN joins GovLove to talk about data, innovation and more. He compared his role as Mayor with being Deputy Mayor at New York City, discusses social media in government and the work of Data-Smart Cities Solutions.

Other topics covered:

  • Mount Rushmore of career influencers
  • How to use data to change the culture of government
  • Chances of success for the White House Office of American Innovation
  • Advice for tuning out the noise and focusing on what is most relevant for your community
  • Listener questions from Ben Clark, Jason Jones, Matt Yager, and Sam Anselm


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