Derek Porter

Derek is a freelance writer, columnist and blogger. He is passionate about technology, and works with public sector customers on digital transformation programs.

“The cloud presents a number of benefits you can’t get from most systems”
Tony Batalla is the chief technology officer and head of innovation & IT for the City of San Leandro, California
Columbia’s Chief Information Officer Jim Chapdelaine shares his insight on how cities can better integrate technology for mission-critical tasks
FirstNet CTO Jeff Bratcher addresses the costs, benefits and updates on the national public safety broadband network in development
ICMA’s CTIO Xavier Hughes reflects on innovation at the U.S. Department of Labor as well technology’s challenges and opportunities for local governments.
Mobile County, Alabama, reduced permit lag times by expanding its enterprise information platform to include digital permitting and inspections. Key to the transition was staff trainings.
Bob Bennett, CIO of Kansas City, Missouri, is leading the effort to create a national blueprint for data-centric cities to use in their smart city pursuits