For over 20 years, Dr. Jonathan Reichental has been successfully helping organizations leverage the value of information and communications technology to solve business problems, increase effectiveness, and support revenue growth. He has experience in both the private and public sectors. He spent over 15 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in a variety of technology-related roles including leading technology innovation by delivering specific expertise in emerging technologies and the impact of macro trends such as demography on organizational success.
He is currently an award-winning Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the City of Palo Alto where he is focusing on modernizing the existing technology environment, implementing enhancements to the citywide SAP implementation, as well as pushing the boundaries of innovation in local government such as open data and broader civic participation through mobile devices. Prior to joining the City, Jonathan served as the CIO of O’Reilly Media, an integrated media company. During his tenure he led the successful technology effort to deploy a new global ecommerce platform, enhanced the Oracle financial system, completed and maintained PCI-compliance, implemented an IT governance process, and made several strategic upgrades to the network infrastructure.
Jonathan was awarded the distinction of being one of the 25 Doers, Dreamers, and Drivers in Governement in America in 2013. He has also recently been named the top social government CIO on Twitter
Dr. Reichental holds several degrees including a Ph.D. in Information Systems. He informally advises several technology start-ups and is engaged in a variety of charity efforts in Silicon Valley. He is also an adjunct professor in the School of Management at the University of San Francisco.
Jonathan is also a highly sought-after public speaker and presents on a range of subjects which has included a TEDx presentation on the future of privacy. His work has been featured on media such as National Public Radio (NPR), CBS Radio, Forbes, Wall Street Journal, CIO magazine, InformationWeek, Computerworld, and Government Technology magazine. His TV appearances include CNBC and NBC News. You can follow him or begin a conversation through Twitter via @reichental.