Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the City of Palo Alto Jonathan Reichental is an award-winning technology leader whose 25-year career has spanned both the private and public sectors. In 2017 he was named one of the top 100 CIOs in the world and in 2016 he was named one of the top 20 most influential CIOs in the United States.
Reichental is also recognized as a global thought leader on a number of emerging trends including urban innovation and blockchain technology. In 2013 he was recognized as one of the 25 doers, dreamers, and drivers in government in America. He also won a best CIO in Silicon Valley award and a national IT leadership prize. His innovative work in government has also been recognized by the White House.
Reichental works with his teams to apply technology innovation in organizations to create new value and to enable work to be more meaningful and fun. He is a popular writer--recently having co-authored The Apps Challenge Playbook, a public speaker on a wide range of technology and business-related topics, and a co-host on the podcast, Drinking Wine Talking Tech.