Jordan Davis is Director – Smart Columbus, The Columbus Partnership.
With the support of the Dentons Smart Cities & Communities Think Tank, PUF chose to honor Austin, Columbus, San Antonio, Spokane and suburban Birmingham as the Fortnightly Smartest Communities 2019.
PUF: What's your job in this Smart City initiative and how did you get here?
Jordan Davis: I serve as the Director of Smart Columbus for the Columbus Partnership.
I'm born and raised in Columbus and have been active in the community for as long as I can remember. Upon graduation from The Ohio State University I was recruited to come work for the Columbus Partnership, a non-profit, membership-based CEO organization of more than seventy CEOs from Columbus' leading businesses and institutions dedicated to improving the economic vitality of the Columbus Region.
For the first five years at the Partnership I led member and community affairs, working to engage the CEOs and our civic leadership around big topics that impact the competitiveness of our region. I had the opportunity to learn and engage in a variety of meaningful topics and projects from economic development, education, to poverty, the future of innovation, venture capital, all types of different subjects that impact the future of cities. This is how I was introduced to smart cities.