Columbus, Ohio shares the plan behind its $500 million smart city portfolio


City innovation chief Michael Stevens is managing half a billion dollars' worth of investments in electric vehicles, new transit and a data platform. He tells StateScoop the technology needs to work for everyone.

Deborah Acosta wants to show Silicon Valley how women run things


San Leandro, California's departing chief information officer plans to launch an incubator for women-run tech companies. But first, she's got some thoughts about bro culture, Burning Man, and the era of "Lean In."

Q&A: Michigan CTO says IT modernization is a balancing act


Rod Davenport shares his thoughts on the cloud, the future of consolidation and the importance of seeking the middle ground.