Jonathan Reichental

Dr. Jonathan Reichental

Adjunct Professor

Biography

Professor Jonathan Reichental is a multiple-award-winning technology and business leader whose career has spanned both the private and public sectors. He’s been a senior software engineering manager, a director of technology innovation, and has served as chief information officer at both O’Reilly Media and the City of Palo Alto, California. He also creates online education for LinkedIn Learning and recently published Smart Cities for Dummies, Exploring Smart Cities for Kids, and Exploring Cities Bedtime Rhymes.

Expertise

  • Smart cities
  • Blockchain technologies
  • Emerging technologies
  • Data governance

Research Areas

  • Fourth industrial revolution
  • Digital transformation
  • Future of cities

Education

  • PhD, Information Systems, Nova Southeastern University
  • MS, Management Information Systems, Nova Southeastern University
  • BS, Computer Information Systems, University of Tampa
  • BS-equivalent, Industrial Engineering, Technological University Dublin

Prior Experience

  • Founder, Human Future
  • Chief Information Officer, City of Palo Alto, CA
  • Adjunct Professor, School of Public Policy, Pepperdine University
  • Adjunct Professor, Menlo College

Awards & Distinctions

Selected Publications

  • Smart Cities for Dummies

  • Exploring Smart Cities Activity Book for Kids

  • Exploring Cities Bedtime Rhymes