Chief Innovation Officer
City of Kansas City, MO
Bob Bennett became the Chief Innovation Officer for the City of Kansas City, Missouri, in January 2016 after a25-year career in the US Army. Bob leads the Smart City initiatives, a suite of projects including: Public Wi-Fi,digital kiosk installation, dynamic traffic light control and smart lighting programs in the city’s downtown core. InFebruary 2016, he led the city’s planning team for the DoT Smart City Challenge, which developed a $72 Millionplan the City will use to extend Smart City infrastructure throughout the 318 miles of KCMO.