Innovative Cities in the US and Europe

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Contact Information - Rows 3-11

David Cagigal is Wisconsin's chief information officer, while Yessica Jones is Arkansas' chief technology officer. The additional requested information on both of these individuals, as well as other candidates, have been included in rows 3-11 under the "Top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers" tab in this spreadsheet.
  • Governor Doug Burgum’s email address was not found even after reviewing his LinkedIn and Twitter accounts, as well as the website for North Dakota Office of the Governor. Laurel Caldwell's email address also was not found after extensively searching through websites, such as Latah County and National Association of Counties. Therefore, "N/A" has been entered in column D for rows 3 and 5 on the spreadsheet.
  • After extensive research, the personal email address, phone number, and LinkedIn profile for Steven DeBerry, the former CIO of the City of Norfolk, Virginia could not be located. DeBerry also does not have a Twitter account, but his Facebook page was found. Therefore, his Facebook link has been included in column F for row 7 on the spreadsheet. "N/A" has been entered for DeBerry's email in column D for row 7 on the spreadsheet. The phone number for the City of Norfolk’s Information Technology department, which is where DeBerry worked, was added instead in column E for row 7.
  • Maria MacGunigal's email address could not be located after extensive research, including on her Twitter account and the City of Sacramento's Information Technology's website. Therefore, "N/A" has been entered in column D for row 10 on the spreadsheet.
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Contact Information - Rows 12-21

Michael Pegues is the CIO for Aurora, Illinois and Nancy Rainosek is the CISO for the state of Texas. All other available information for the people listed in rows 12-21 of the attached spreadsheet has been entered in the appropriate rows.

Notes

  • Neither Nancy Rainosek nor Seleta Reynolds has a LinkedIn page. Therefore, "N/A" has been entered in column F for rows 13 and 15.
  • Since Rick Smith is the CEO of a private company, his direct telephone number is not available. The phone number for his company has been provided instead in column E, row 20.
  • Neither Ann Schwieger nor Karen Tamley has a direct phone number, so the phone number to their respective departments has been provided instead in column E, rows 18 and 21.
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Contact Information - Rows 22-31

Maria Thompson is the Chief Risk Officer of North Carolina while Curtis Wood is the CIO of the state of Massachusetts. More information can be found on rows 22 to 31 of the attached spreadsheet.

Notes

  • Shireen Santosham, the former Chief Innovation Officer of San Jose, currently occupies the position of Head of Strategic Initiative at Plenty. As she no longer works as a government official, we were not able to find any publicly available contact information. As such, we have provided the email address of Plenty's Senior Director of Integrated Marketing and Communications, Christina Ra, and the company's phone number.
  • We were also not able to locate a LinkedIn profile for the Clerk/Auditor for Utah, Amelia Powers-Gardner. As such, we have included a link to her Twitter profile.
  • Josh Daniels' email address was procured using hunter.io as we were not able to find his email address in the Utah directory.
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COVID-19 Innovative Cities - United States: Rows 2 - 9

This report includes innovation contacts for each of the following cities: Austin, TX; Salt Lake City, UT; Durham, NC; Denver, CO; Boise, ID; Charleston, SC; and San Diego, CA. It also provides information about any innovation efforts these cities have made related to the COVID-19 pandemic. All findings are included in rows 2-9 of the "United States" tab in the attached spreadsheet.

Summary of Findings

Research Strategy

Each of the individuals included in this report has a job related to innovation. We focused our search on C-level executives, directors, or managers. To find direct email addresses, we first searched official city websites. For situations where this failed to yield results, we used email address finders like Hunter to search for common email address patterns. We then used either a public search or an email verifier to test the validity of these email addresses. We were able to find direct email addresses for all contacts except Alyssa Johnson of Salt Lake City.

Additionally, we interpreted innovation efforts related to the COVID-19 pandemic as any creative or innovative measures taken to either reduce transmission or cope with the fallout of the current crisis. We did not include any legal ordinances related to stay-at-home orders, social distancing policies, or mandatory business closures, although we did mention creative campaigns aimed at promoting such safety measures. To find examples of each city's innovation efforts related to the coronavirus pandemic, we searched official city websites, press releases, and trusted media sources. We were unable to find any notable innovative efforts made by Salt Lake City, Boise, or Charleston related to COVID-19.
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COVID-19 Innovative Cities - United States: Rows 10-16

This report includes innovation contacts for each of the following cities: Phoenix, AZ; Miami, FL; Nashville, TN; Seattle, WA; San Jose, CA; Boston, MA; and Portland, OR. It also provides information about any innovation efforts these cities have made related to the COVID-19 pandemic. All findings are included in rows 10-16 of the "United States" tab in the attached spreadsheet.

Summary of Findings

Research Strategy

Each of the individuals included in this report has a job related to innovation. We focused our search on C-level executives, directors, or managers. To find direct email addresses, we first searched official city websites. For situations where this failed to yield results, we used email address finders like Hunter to search for common email address patterns. We then used either a public search or an email verifier to test the validity of these email addresses.

Additionally, we interpreted innovation efforts related to the COVID-19 pandemic as any creative or innovative measures taken to either reduce transmission or cope with the fallout of the current crisis. We did not include any legal ordinances related to stay-at-home orders, social distancing policies, or mandatory business closures, although we did mention creative campaigns aimed at promoting such safety measures. To find examples of each city's innovation efforts related to the coronavirus pandemic, we searched official city websites, press releases, and trusted media sources. We were unable to find any notable innovation efforts made by Phoenix, AZ.
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COVID-19 Innovative Cities - Europe: Rows 2-6

Five European cities that are considered innovative — specifically in regard to startups — are Copenhagen, Denmark; London, UK; Paris, France; Berlin, Germany; and Stockholm, Sweden. This report provides innovation contacts for each of these cities, as well as information about any innovation efforts these cities have made related to the COVID-19 pandemic. All findings are included in rows 2-6 of the "Europe" tab in the attached spreadsheet.

Summary of Findings

Research Strategy

Each of the individuals included in this report has a job related to innovation. We focused our search on C-level executives, directors, or managers. To find direct email addresses, we first searched official city websites. For situations where this failed to yield results, we used email address finders like Hunter to search for common email address patterns. We then used either a public search or an email verifier to test the validity of these email addresses. We were able to find direct email addresses for all contacts except Niko Grünfeld of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Additionally, we interpreted innovation efforts related to the COVID-19 pandemic as any creative or innovative measures taken to either reduce transmission or cope with the fallout of the current crisis. We did not include any legal ordinances related to stay-at-home orders, social distancing policies, or mandatory business closures, although we did mention creative campaigns aimed at promoting such safety measures. To find examples of each city's innovation efforts related to the coronavirus pandemic, we searched official city websites, press releases, and trusted media sources. We were unable to find any notable innovation efforts made by Berlin or Stockholm related to COVID-19.
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COVID-19 Innovative Cities - Europe: Rows 7-11

Five additional European cities that are considered innovative — specifically in regard to startups — are Amsterdam, Netherlands; Munich, Germany; Barcelona, Spain; Lausanne, Switzerland; and Geneva, Switzerland. This report provides innovation contacts for each of these cities, as well as information about any innovation efforts these cities have made related to the COVID-19 pandemic. All findings are included in rows 7-11 of the "Europe" tab in the attached spreadsheet.

Summary of Findings

Research Strategy

Each of the individuals included in this report has a job related to innovation. We focused our search on C-level executives, directors, or managers. To find direct email addresses, we first searched official city websites. For situations where this failed to yield results, we used email address finders like Hunter to search for common email address patterns. We then used either a public search or an email verifier to test the validity of these email addresses. We were able to find direct email addresses for all contacts except Safia Akkus of Amsterdam.

Additionally, we interpreted innovation efforts related to the COVID-19 pandemic as any creative or innovative measures taken to either reduce transmission or cope with the fallout of the current crisis. We did not include any legal ordinances related to stay-at-home orders, social distancing policies, or mandatory business closures, although we did mention creative campaigns aimed at promoting such safety measures. To find examples of each city's innovation efforts related to the coronavirus pandemic, we searched official city websites, press releases, and trusted media sources. We were unable to find any notable innovation efforts made by Amsterdam, Munich, or Lausanne related to COVID-19.
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