Cities are embracing innovation but they are not necessarily building organizational structure or capacity to manage the transition to connected technologies.

Skills and capacity development is a core need for all those responsible for urban innovation strategies. New technologies, new procurement and partnering models, ethics, new regulatory approaches and the ability to deal with ‘system change’ have created a steep learning curve for city managers.

CTI training comes in the shape of dedicated leadership classes and training academies at locations around the world. CTI training can be fully tailored in content, focus and length according to the particular needs of one given community, city or region.

CTI partners with Arizona State University, building programs and certifying CTI classes globally through the Thunderbird Executive Education Program.


Training Team

Bob Bennett
Cities Today Institute

Diana M. Bowman
Professor, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
Arizona State University

Jonathan Reichental
CEO, Human Future and
Former CIO, Palo Alto

Debra Lam
Managing Director
Smart Cities and Inclusive Innovation
Georgia Tech

Maaike Osieck
Smart City Practitioner

Burkhard Horn
Former Director of Transport

Teppo Rantanen
Executive Director for Innovation
City of Tampere