Mike Stevens is the Chief Innovation Officer for the city of Columbus, Ohio.
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, is it fun?
Mike Stevens: I have a great job. It's the Chief Innovation Officer for the city of Columbus. The mayor's asked me to work in a local government environment, to challenge the way we deliver our services to our residents. And how can we continue to improve upon the work we're doing.
The mayor asked me to come back to the city to work on the Smart Columbus effort that resulted from the city of Columbus winning the Smart Cities Challenge that was issued by USDOT. That's been a great experience.