Leadership in Unconventional Times

Intelligent Communities focus their efforts on change for the better in an increasingly challenging, digital modern world. But what happens when times go from challenging to troubled or even outright catastrophic? What sort of leadership is required to guide and strengthen your community no matter what the times may bring?

The Leadership in Unconventional Times podcast series premieres on May 2. The series will look at how city leaders handle a variety of difficult and sometimes devastating situations, from data security and agricultural disruptions to the pandemic, insurrections and even war.

The series begins on Monday with a panel discussion titled Kyiv & the Digital Battlefront. The City of Kyiv’s IT Department has reconfigured its city apps to provide citizens with a range of services, including finding bomb shelters and medicines, to a quality of life despite the threat of bombardment and terror. In this episode, city leaders join together to discuss this extraordinary approach. Speakers for this episode include: Vera Bergengruen, Washington Correspondent at Time Magazine; Moez Chaabouni, ICF Juror Chairman and former CIO of Columbus, Ohio; and Tyler Gooch, Director of Innovation & Technology, Winnipeg, MB, Canada.

In the following weeks, tune in for episodes focused on dealing with local insurrection, protecting city services from digital threats, managing drought and attracting new business even in troubled times. Sponsorship options are available for this podcast series. Contact Matt Owen for more information.

Victoria Krisman
Victoria Krisman is Interactive Media Specialist and Communications Manager for the Intelligent Community Forum.
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