Gordon Feller

Meeting of the Minds Speaker

Gordon Feller

Co-Founder, Meeting of the Minds
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Gordon Feller is the Co-Founder of Meeting of the Minds, a global thought leadership network and knowledge-sharing platform focused on the future of sustainable cities, innovation and technology.

He serves as a consultant to Cisco focused on Internet of Things and Talent. Gordon has worked in the area of emerging technology for three decades, most recently consulting on projects which harness the power of data (whether in the cloud, pulled via mobile networks from IoT-enabled end-points, or other advanced technologies) for solving complex problems. From 2010-2016, Feller was the Director of Urban Innovation at Cisco Systems headquarters in Silicon Valley where he served in an executive capacity within the company's programs focused on cities. Prior to joining Cisco, Feller was the CEO of Urban Age Institute, an international non-profit research and training organization which began inside the World Bank and spun off in 2001. For 30 years, Gordon has advised on economic and technology issues with leaders of multinational companies, cities, NGOs, foundations, and national governments. His clients have included The World Bank, UN, German and Canadian national governments, The Rockefeller Foundation, IBM, Reuters, Metropolis, United Cities & Local Governments, among others. Gordon advises leaders on harnessing the power of advanced technologies which can enable them to solve complex problems with a special focus on practical solutions where economics, technology, and sustainability intersect. Gordon's work has had broad and deep impacts. He’s published hundreds of articles including in CFO Magazine, Urban Land Magazine, TIME, Financial Times. He was appointed as an Abe Fellow by the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership. He was formerly the Editor of Urban Age Magazine. Columbia University awarded him a Bachelors and a Masters (cum laude). At Columbia he served as a Lehman Fellow, a Wallach Fellow and a Dean’s Fellow. He serves as a Fellow at the Urban Sustainability Lab within the Smithsonian Institution's Wilson Center.

Speaker at:

Meeting of the Minds 2007 in Oakland, CA
Meeting of the Minds 2008 in Portland, OR
Meeting of the Minds 2009 in New York City
Meeting of the Minds 2010 in Omaha, NE
Meeting of the Minds 2011 in Boulder, CO
Meeting of the Minds 2012 in San Francisco, CA
Meeting of the Minds Roundtable Discussion with Amsterdam Deputy Mayor Carolien Gehrels
Meeting of the Minds 2013 in Toronto, Canada
Meeting of the Minds 2014 in Detroit
Meeting of the Minds 2015 in Richmond
Meeting of the Minds 2016 in Richmond
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