Jay Nath

Co-CEO, City Innovate

Bio Info

Jay Nath is a leading figure in the govtech industry, with extensive experience in public service and product development. As Co-CEO of City Innovate, he oversees the development of collaborative document automation software that helps government be more effective, equitable, and responsive. Jay is best known for his leadership in the Startup in Residence program, which brings together entrepreneurs and government officials to create new commercial products. He was also the first Chief Innovation Officer for the Mayor of San Francisco, where he established the Mayor's Office of Civic Innovation and created the pioneering Civic Bridge program, which brought together pro bono talent from across sectors to solve critical challenges.

Jay's expertise in open data, procurement innovation, startups, and urban innovation has garnered media coverage from CNN, TechCrunch, Fast Company, and many others. He has delivered keynote speeches at major conferences, including the Chief Innovation Officers Summit, WEF, and the Code for America Summit. Jay's experience and leadership make him an ideal guest for podcasts with an audience consisting of public sector CIOs. Book him for now for your audience to gain insights into how to innovate and collaborate with government to solve large-scale problems!


 San Francisco’s RFP Bus Speeds Up, Streamlines IT Procurement

Following lessons from the 2014 Startup in Residence program, the city has reworked the procurement process to be fast for both governments and entrepreneurs.

Previous Interviews

The 311 Podcast

The 311 Podcast

05 - City Innovate with Jay Nath

Giant Robots Smashing Into Other Giant Robots

Giant Robots Smashing Into Other Giant Robots

411: Civic Innovation with Jay Nath



Jay Nath: San Francisco Mayor's Chief Innovation Officer | Revolution Season 3 | BrianSolisTV



Bridging the Innovation Gap: People, Government & Enterprise

Topic Suggestions

Smart cities and the role of open data in driving innovation

Innovative procurement strategies for government: Lessons from startups

Modernizing government through technology: A case study of City Innovate's impact

Overcoming procurement challenges in the public sector with no-code platforms

Building agile and responsive governments with technology and modern processes

Implementing innovative acquisition practices for urgent technology and non-IT goods and services

Maximizing efficiency and reducing risk in procurement through phased onboarding and training

The evolving role of CIOs and CPOs in driving urban innovation and modernization

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