Jonathan Reichental

Jonathan Reichental

Jonathan Reichental is the former chief information officer of Palo Alto, California. He’s now an instructor at several institutions, including the University of California, Berkeley, and online through LinkedIn. He’s the founder and CEO of the advisory and investment firm Human Future, and the author of Smart Cities For Dummies.


One year on, Is NYC’s internet master plan making the city smarter?

by Jonathan Reichental • 4 days ago

New York City developed a master plan for closing the digital divide. One year later, CTO John Paul Farmer says it's making progress.


What role does a national agenda play in developing smart cities?

by Jonathan Reichental • 1 month ago

How will a new presidential administration affect smart city efforts around the nation?


How cloud computing can unlock city innovation

by Jonathan Reichental • 2 months ago

Cities are finally in full adoption mode of cloud services. Will 2021 be the year they make full use of this innovative technology?


How cities rediscovered data and digitalization in 2020

by Jonathan Reichental • 3 months ago

When cities sent employees home as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, many also contemplated whether they could maintain even the most basic public services.


Six ways to fall in (or back in) love with your city

by Jonathan Reichental • 4 months ago

Jonathan Reichental has a few suggestions on how to spice up your relationship with your city.