Seattle names first smart city coordinator
July 20, 2017
The former innovation analyst from Kansas City, Missouri, is charged with overseeing a smart city project portfolio and policies that emphasize public engagement.
Manager of Strategic Initiatives - StateScoop
Jake Williams is currently the Manager of Strategic Initiatives for StateScoop, based in Washington, D.C., where he focuses on IT initiatives and policies coming out of state governments.
As a reporter, Williams previously covered the federal government, including the White House, Congress and several cabinet-level departments. Williams has also covered the emerging technology beat focusing on the integration issues surrounding unmanned aircraft systems.
Williams graduated magna cum laude from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in May 2014 with a major in journalism and a minor in political science.
In addition to StateScoop and other Scoop News Group properties, Williams has had bylines published in The Huffington Post, Campaigns & Elections magazine, PoliticsPA.com and several local and regional newspapers in his native Pennsylvania.
When he isn’t reporting, Williams is probably reading the news, checking Twitter, drinking coffee and trying to think of how he can change the world. But mostly, he’s just drinking a lot of coffee. He is interested in the intersection of generations, politics and media.