Doctor Jonathan Reichental is a multiple award-winning technology leader whose 30-year career has spanned both the private and public sectors. In 2017, he was named a top 100 chief information officer (CIO) in the world, and in 2016 was named one of the top 20 most influential CIOs in the United States.

Jonathan is recognized as a global thought leader on a number of emerging trends including the fourth industrial revolution, urban innovation, the future of cities, and blockchain technology. In 2013, he was recognized as one of the 25 doers, dreamers, and drivers in government in America. His innovative work in government has also been recognized by the White House.


  • What is a Smart City?
  • Could cities be hacked and held for ransom?
  • With new technology, what new laws will be developed or needed to be implemented to keep up with it?
  • How will designing whole cities change in the next 5 or 10 years?
  • Where are the opportunities for startups in the cities of tomorrow?

We also want to thank Wendy Xue, who introduced me to Jonathan two years ago on a delegation to Guiyang. Without Wendy, this interview could not have happened.


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