Bob Bennett

Chief Innovation Officer

City of Kansas City, MO


Bob Bennett became the Chief Innovation Officer for the City of Kansas City, Missouri, in January 2016. Bob is responsible for making Kansas City a Smart City through effective use of technology in both public and government business operations. Bob leads the implementation of Smart City infrastructure including public WiFi, digital kiosk installation and smart lighting programs in the public spaces; in these efforts he works to make technology work for citizens and visitors and enhance their experience downtown. He led the city’s planning team in support of the DoT Smart Cities Challenge. In the government business operations focus area, he is working to digitize city processes, improve data-enhanced decision making and make city hall more efficient. A 25-year veteran of the US Army as both a senior troop commander and policy-level strategic planner, Bob has extensive experience working with big data and digital decision support systems.  
 

Bob Bennett

Chief Innovation Officer

City of Kansas City, MO


Bob Bennett became the Chief Innovation Officer for the City of Kansas City, Missouri, in January 2016. Bob is responsible for making Kansas City a Smart City through effective use of technology in both public and government business operations. Bob leads the implementation of Smart City infrastructure including public WiFi, digital kiosk installation and smart lighting programs in the public spaces; in these efforts he works to make technology work for citizens and visitors and enhance their experience downtown. He led the city’s planning team in support of the DoT Smart Cities Challenge. In the government business operations focus area, he is working to digitize city processes, improve data-enhanced decision making and make city hall more efficient. A 25-year veteran of the US Army as both a senior troop commander and policy-level strategic planner, Bob has extensive experience working with big data and digital decision support systems.