PhD in Public Law and Policy; JD Law; MA Political Science. Visionary in smart cities and digital government drawing on more than 20 years' experience in the private sector, government and academia. Founder, CivicConnect (formerly Civic Resource Group), a leading global Smart Cities solutions provider. Advisor, Smart Cities Council, a global Smart Cities Industry Association. Founder, E-Gov Lab, Bedrosian Center, University of Southern California. Has published widely on Smart Cities, e-government, open data, Gov 2.0 and the Future of Government and Urban Development.