Feller works with city leaders worldwide, in both public and private sectors, to develop the fundamental ingredients necessary to create smarter, sustainable and better connected urban communities. In this capacity supports Cisco’s numerous metropolitan and regional sustainability initiatives, from California to around the globe, while leading several of the key Cisco engagements. For example, he leads the company’s City Leader Program for Chinese mayors and city-based party secretaries
Feller advises leaders on how information / communications technologies are helping to solve complex urban problems. His initiatives with customers and partners are focused on developing practical and forward-looking solutions where economics, technology, and sustainability intersect. Feller’s work is the basis of a documentary film and other multimedia projects. He’s written hundreds of articles for newspapers and magazines, including CFO, Urban Land, TIME, and Financial Times.He formerly edited Urban Age and Planet Earth. He now blogs weekly on Cisco’s public website.
Feller has helped to lead various multi-stakeholder initiatives and events, including in his role as Convenor of the annual “Meeting of the Minds,” a gathering of government / private sector leaders which he chairs.
Prior to joining Cisco, Feller was CEO of Urban Age Inst., a non-profit which fosters leadership and innovation among cities in the areas of strategic urban planning, policy, and management; and sustainable environmental planning and poverty reduction. For 30 years he’s advised on urban issues with leaders of multinationals, cities, NGOs, foundations, national governments. His clients include World Bank, UN, Germany, Canada, Rockefeller Foundation, IBM, Reuters, Metropolis.
His Columbia University degrees are Bachelors: Political Science and Masters: International Affairs.
Over the past three decades Feller has worked in various leadership capacities within the non-profit sector: executive director of a grant=making foundation; Board Member; advisor; consultant, chair of task force, etc. He continues to devote a substantial portion of his time to working with NGOs of various kinds, both in the US and beyond.