Backstage Interview with Meeting of the Minds Co-Founder

By Jessie Feller Hahn, Executive Director, Meeting of the Minds

Jessie Feller Hahn is the Executive Director of Meeting of the Minds where she is responsible for identifying global urban sustainability, innovation, technology best practices and thought leadership, developing platforms for city leaders to share lessons learned, and building alliances and partnerships across and within sectors.

Oct 18, 2012 | Announcements | 0 comments


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Gordon Feller, Co-Founder and Convenor of Meeting of the Minds, discusses the three majors themes that came out of the 2012 Meeting in San Francisco in this video:

  1. Innovators need to be empowered and incentivized
  2. Strong leadership is crucial for creating an environment that enables innovation
  3. Experts in the public and private sector are breaking down silos and creating a common language in order to solve common challenges

Visit the Cisco blog, where this video first appeared, to read further discussion of Meeting of the Minds from participant Kathy English. An excerpt:

Conferences like this provide real-world examples from today’s leadership and give us inspiration for tomorrow so that we can see how technology can help improve operational efficiencies, stimulate the economy, and help improve department agility, among other things.

Read the full post here: Sustainable Cities & Technology: Insights & Final Thoughts from Meeting of the Minds 2012

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