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Ted Smith - The 2015 Strategic Innovation Summit

Ted Smith

Chief of Civic Innovation

Louisville Metro Government

Ted Smith was appointed by Mayor Greg Fischer as the Chief of Civic Innovation. Ted’s efforts include the 2012 IBM Smarter City Challenge-winning adoption of Asthmapolis sensor inhalers across Louisville to develop a new understanding of asthma. Ted is an Open Government/Open Data champion and is responsible for efforts to expand the entrepreneurial  and  innovation  economy  of  Louisville.  Ted  also  serves  as  Executive Director of a civic innovation laboratory – The Institute for Healthy Air, Water and Soil. Prior to city government, he was appointed Senior Innovation Advisor in the HHS Office of  the  National  Coordinator  (ONC)  of  Health  IT.  He founded  chronic  disease  news service MedTrackAlert which was acquired by Health Central in 2008.  He holds a B.S. from Allegheny College and M.A. and Ph.D. in Cognitive Science from Miami University (OH) and a post-doc at MIT. He was a Co-Investigator for the Neurolab shuttle mission. He was named 2013 Government Technology’s “Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers.”