Academy Recap: Ideation

The third cohort of the Academy for Municipal Innovation kicked off in October 2015. This is a blog series written by participants about their experiences in the program. Today’s author is Patrick Mulhern, Salesforce Administrator in the Office of Innovation and Technology. Ideation. That’s what the Innovation Academy has done. Every member of the class, at some time or another, had a brilliant…

Academy Recap: Complex Systems

The third cohort of the Academy for Municipal Innovation kicked off in October 2015. This is a blog series written by participants about their experiences in the program. Today’s author is Alex Shirreffs, Viral Hepatitis Prevention Coordinator in the Department of Public Health. How many innovators does it take to re-boot a Power Point projection? Zero… even innovators have to call IT…

Academy Recap: Storytelling

The third cohort of the Academy for Municipal Innovation kicked off in October 2015. This is a blog series written by participants about their experiences in the program. Today’s author is Sarah DeWolf, Director of Performance Management in the Department of Public Health.  As I headed to class on Tuesday, I wondered how professors Mark Havens and Jeff Clemmons would…

Academy Recap: Cobra Skin

The third cohort of the Academy for Municipal Innovation kicked off in October 2015. This is a blog series written by participants about their experiences in the program. Today’s author is Nick Jann, Manager of Special Projects in the Office of Economic Development.  In our recent session at the Academy of Municipal Innovation at Philadelphia University, conducted by Jeff Klemens…

Academy Recap: Integrated Design Thinking

The third cohort of the Academy for Municipal Innovation kicked off in October 2015. This is a blog series written by participants about their experiences in the program. Today’s author is Amanda Wagner, Customer Service Programs Strategist in the Managing Director’s Office.  Within the initial two classes of the Innovation Academy the same statement has been reiterated: city…

Philadelphia Wins First in 2015 Digital Cities Survey

The City of Philadelphia was awarded first place in the Center for Digital Government (CDG) 2015 Digital Cities Survey. The annual survey recognizes cities using technology to improve services and boost efficiencies. Philadelphia was recognized by CDC judges for its efforts in building a citizen-centric website, a successful open data and analytics program, and a…

Academy Recap: The Jeffersonian Dinner

The third cohort of the Academy for Municipal Innovation kicked off in October 2015. This is a blog series written by participants about their experiences in the program. Today’s author is Ellen Hwang, Program Manager for Innovation Management in the Office of Innovation and Technology.  As I sat in my first class in the Academy for Municipal Innovation…