Jun 4, 2021
Ep.37 CIOs and Elected Officials: Strategies for Shaping Public Policy (Part I) with David Elges, CIO at the City of Boston
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Part I of today’s episode we cover:

  • How David thinks about the opportunity across the digital divide concerning education, specifically K-12 in Boston.
  • A question David liked to ask other CIOs he's connected to during the pandemic was, "How hard is it to deploy new technologies that aren’t related to Covid? I think many CIOs and technology leaders listening would love to hear your thoughts on how you strategically align your long-term goals with the decision-makers like the mayors of major cities to drive the long-term digital agenda forward.
  • David talks about the importance of the CIO having a seat at the table and even potentially shaping public policy through the Chief Information or Innovation Officer's lens.
  • We talked about technology and economics - and an article in Harvard Research titled "Knowledge, Technology and Complexity in Economic Growth" that stated, "In economics, it is widely accepted that technology is the key driver of economic growth of countries, regions, and cities. Technological progress allows for the more efficient production of more and better goods and services, which is what prosperity depends on." How does David view the intersection of technology and economics in the city of Boston?
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