Dear Students,

On Day 16 our guest speaker, the former CTO of California, shared with us the various barriers to innovation within and among cities that would prevent making cities smarter in terms of sharing information, technology, assets, talent and other resources. What out-of-the-box ideas can you present that will serve all citizens equitably to overcome these obstacles by leveraging technology that will cut through the self-serving agendas of various silo-ed constituents? You may limit your answer to one or two areas where barriers exist.

On Day 17 we had learned about measuring innovation. Please include your own thoughts as to why innovation should be measured in building smart cities.