Stephen Goldsmith

Director of the Innovations Program, Harvard Kennedy School

Speaker Fee Range: $20,000 - $50,000 USD

Travels From: Boston, USA

Stephen Goldsmith is available for virtual keynotes and webinars. Please complete the form or contact one of our agents to inquire about the fees for virtual engagements. Please note: the fee range listed above is for in-person engagements.

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    Stephen Goldsmith

    Director of the Innovations Program, Harvard Kennedy School

    Speaker Fee Range: $20,000 - $50,000 USD

    Travels From: Boston, USA

    Stephen Goldsmith is available for virtual keynotes and webinars. Please complete the form or contact one of our agents to inquire about the fees for virtual engagements. Please note: the fee range listed above is for in-person engagements.

    Stephen Goldsmith Speaker Biography

    Stephen Goldsmith is the Daniel Paul Professor of the Practice of Government and the Director of the Innovations in American Government Program at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He currently directs Data-Smart City Solutions, a project to highlight local government efforts to use new technologies that connect breakthroughs in the use of big data analytics with community input to reshape the relationship between government and citizen.

    He previously served as Deputy Mayor of New York and Mayor of Indianapolis, where he earned a reputation as one of the country’s leaders in public-private partnerships, competition, and privatization. Stephen was also the chief domestic policy advisor to the George W. Bush campaign in 2000, the Chair of the Corporation for National and Community Service, and the district attorney for Marion County, Indiana from 1979 to 1990.

    He has written The Power of Social InnovationGoverning by Network: the New Shape of the Public SectorPutting Faith in Neighborhoods: Making Cities Work through Grassroots CitizenshipThe Twenty-First Century City: Resurrecting Urban America, The Responsive City: Engaging Communities Through Data-Smart Governance; and, most recently, A New City O/S: The Power of Open, Collaborative, and Distributed Governance.

    Stephen Goldsmith Keynote Topics

    Data governance is emerging as a new opportunity and concern for city managers. Effectively managing data assets while considering privacy, usability, integration and availability are key aspects of achieving its good governance. And even though it can lead to an improved planning and efficiency of services, the fact that not all data is collected by the municipality arises multi-stakeholder challenges. Hence, this session will discuss the political and ethical aspects of data governance and will go through the main data principles of the concept, such as the need to guarantee privacy for users and to assure the availability and openness to the general public.

    Stephen Goldsmith Speaking Videos

    Stephen Goldsmith - The Power of Civic Data
    Stephen Goldsmith - A New City O/S