Palo Alto, CA City Manager James Keene Named Among Top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers of 2017

ARTICLE | Apr 13, 2017

Palo Alto City Manager James Keene has been named one of the Top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers of 2017 by Government Technology magazine. Featured in the April/May issue of magazine, the honorees include change-makers inside and outside of the public sector whose work significantly impacts how government functions.

Keene is recognized for ideas that remain fresh and thoughtful, particularly when it comes to local government's mindset about information technology (IT).

"This year’s Top 25 is an inspiring look at what’s right in the public sector," said Noelle Knell, editor of Government Technology. “Their work is marked by big ideas, bold thinking and skillful execution on the promise of truly digital government.”

Keene would like to see local governments move to the cloud, use agile development, and create opportunities for more collaboration with the private sector and private citizens. At the same time, he believes cities must rethink their assets, from streetlights to parking meters, which can be turned into digital tools.


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