City’s IT Director to speak at TEDx in Savannah, GA

Jonathan Feldman, Information Technology Services Director for the City of Asheville, will be a featured speaker at the TEDx Creative Coast event in Savannah, GA on Friday, June 18. Feldman was invited to speak about his experiences in fostering innovation in technology organizations.

Feldman has worked for the City of Asheville for over five years, and most of his work over the past 15 years has involved improving technology programs for military, government, health care and financial services industries.

Under his leadership, the City of Asheville’s IT Services Department earned awards for citizen-focused technology innovation three years in a row, in 2007, 2008 and 2009.

“The City of Asheville’s IT Services employees have proven to me that, through creativity, and even during multiple tight budget years, there are ways to boost service levels to departments and citizens,” said Feldman, who is appearing at the TEDx event while on personal leave.

TEDx conferences are local, self-organized events that bring people together to share experiences in the worlds of technology, entertainment and design (TED). At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.