Mike Montgomery and Kish Rajan host a weekly CALinnovates podcast with industry leaders from across the technology, innovation, and business sectors.
NGA Future and the Future of Tech & Government
Tim Blute Is Helping Government Move At The Speed Of Technology
Every day it seems like there are more things we can do on our phones — order anything delivered right to our homes, unlock our cars and even transfer money to a friend in an instant.
But if you’ve ever tried to navigate any public services on your phone or even on a laptop, you know that government moves at a much slower speed. Most actions still require an in-person visit or sifting through a dizzying array of paper work. And when it comes to things like keeping up with cybersecurity or regulating self-driving cars, the government is still far behind the technology industry.
Tim Blute is hoping to change that. As director for the newly created NGA Future within the National Governors Association, Blute will be working with state governments, advising them about how emerging technologies can help them make government more efficient.
CALinnovates' Chief Evangelist Kish Rajan sat down with Blute in his D.C. office to discuss technology frustrations, new innovations and how the Cajun Army could get some help during the next natural disaster.
Ep. 22: Marco Bucci
Mike Montgomery chats with Marco Bucci, candidate for Mayor in Genoa, Italy.
Ep. 21: Lloyd Marino
Mike Montgomery is joined by Lloyd Marino for a discussion on hyperloop technology and the future of transportation.
Ep. 20: Paul Rosenzweig
Mike Montgomery sits down with privacy expert and Lawfare contributor Paul Rosenzweig for a discussion about the Trump administration's proposed travel ban, the debate around zero-day vulnerabilities, and government reform.
Ep. 19: Tom Patterson
Mike Montgomery sits down with Unisys Chief Trust Officer and VP of Global Security, Tom Patterson.
Ep. 18: Hemant Taneja
Venture capitalist Hemant Taneja sees a huge problem looming for America. Technology is increasingly taking over jobs that were once done by people. As this trend accelerates, there will be fewer and fewer people who need to work. But at the same time, we are living a lot longer. And while ideas like a universal basic stipend might take care of paying all of those people who no longer have to work — what will they do with their days? Work gives our lives meaning as much as it fills our wallets. Are we destined to be sloths who simply consumer entertainment like the dystopian vision laid out in the movie Wall-E or the book Ready Player One?