Stephen Goldsmith

Daniel Paul Professor of the Practice of Government

Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government

Stephen was the 46th Mayor of Indianapolis, Indiana from 1992 to 2000, serving two terms for
a city of nearly one million people, and also served as Deputy Mayor of New York City with a
focus on operations. An early thought leader in the growing ‘smart city’ movement, Stephen
has written nearly a dozen books and chapters on issues related to data-driven government and
how municipalities can produce better, faster and cheaper results from the use of technology.
His blog ‘Better Faster Cheaper’ hosted on the Governing.com site and his Harvard project Data
Smart City Solutions together, are among the most widely read and shared blogs on smart city
innovation in the world.

Stephen Goldsmith

Daniel Paul Professor of the Practice of Government

Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government

Stephen was the 46th Mayor of Indianapolis, Indiana from 1992 to 2000, serving two terms for
a city of nearly one million people, and also served as Deputy Mayor of New York City with a
focus on operations. An early thought leader in the growing ‘smart city’ movement, Stephen
has written nearly a dozen books and chapters on issues related to data-driven government and
how municipalities can produce better, faster and cheaper results from the use of technology.
His blog ‘Better Faster Cheaper’ hosted on the Governing.com site and his Harvard project Data
Smart City Solutions together, are among the most widely read and shared blogs on smart city
innovation in the world.