Luncheon roundtable with Anil Menon, Global President, Cisco's Smart+Connected Communities on public, private partnerships


Monday, October 1, 2018, 11:30am to 12:30pm


1 Brattle, 4th floor, suite 470, Harvard Kennedy School

Anil Menon joins digital HKS for an informal luncheon roundtable on digital+connected cities and governments with reflections on progress and best practices, practitioner and research challenges, and the imperative for new public, private partnership models.

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Presentation title:
Digital+Connected Cities & Governments:
Progress, Challenges & the Public-Private Imperative

Presentation summary:
Anil Menon joins digital HKS for an informal luncheon roundtable on digital+connected cities and governments with reflections on progress & best practices, practitioner & research challenges, and the imperative for new public/private partnership models. Anil will reflect on topics including digital first leadership, user centric design, large digital projects in government, resilience, data privacy, data sharing, sensor advances, city networks, autonomous vehicles, methodologies, and local innovation ecosystems.

This event is open to all Harvard and MIT students, and HKS community at-large, with a passion to drive positive change in cities and communities through the application of digital technologies, smart policy, innovation in government, and new models of public-private partnerships, collaboration, and leadership

The luncheon roundtable will be facilitated by David Eaves, Lecturer in Public Policy.

About Anil Menon


As global president of Cisco’s Smart+ConnectedTM Communities, a billion-dollar business for Cisco, Anil leads an interdisciplinary, cross-company team driving digital transformation initiatives with Mayors, Governors, Chief Ministers and Country leaders worldwide. His mission includes the Cisco Kinetic for CitiesTM portfolio for the digitization of public sector services within cities (including lighting, traffic, water, waste, transportation, safety and security) and public sector Internet of Things (IoT) venture incubation. Cisco is now ranked as a top IoT and Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technology leader for city digital transformation. In the World Economic Forum (WEF) Anil is co-chair of the Future of Cities councils and an executive member in Future of Health efforts.

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For more information about this event please contact Vanessa Rhinesmith.

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