Jerry Mechling is a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s GeoTech Center. He was previously a lecturer at the Heller School of Brandeis University, the Harvard School of Public Health, and the Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government. With a BA from Harvard and an MPA and PhD from Princeton, his teaching and research have focused on digital management and innovation for government and society. In addition, at Harvard he founded and directed two of the Kennedy School’s executive programs: Strategic Computing and Leadership for a Networked World. Outside of academia, he served as an aide to New York City Mayor John V. Lindsay, as director of management and budget for Boston Mayor Kevin H. White, as vice president for the public sector at Gartner, Inc., and also as a public speaker and consultant around the globe. His work has focused on the analytic, implementation, and operational challenges of turning new digital capabilities into improved governance and results.