Tim O’Reilly is the founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media, one of the world’s leading computer book publishers and technology consultancies for open source, open standards and sensible intellectual property laws.

He is a well-known thought leader on the use of web-related technologies to improve accountability and transparency in government, the movement known as Government 2.0. Referring to the “teachable moment” created by the iPhone, Government 2.0 should, in his view, be thought of as a platform that is most effectively used to create the possibility for the private sector to add value to government processes. Tim is our guest on this episode of Smart City.

Smart City is an hour-long talk show that takes an in-depth look at urban life: the people, places, ideas and trends that affect us all. Host Carol Coletta, president and CEO of CEOs for Cities, talks with national and international public policy experts, economists, business leaders, artists, developers, planners and others on the pulse of city life for a penetrating discussion on urban issues.

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