Jonathan Reichental, Ph.D.

For over 20 years, Dr. Jonathan Reichental has been helping organizations leverage the value of information and communications technology to solve business problems, increase effectiveness, and support revenue growth opportunities. He spent over a decade at a Big 4 consulting firm focusing on IT strategy and innovation, delivering specific expertise in emerging technologies and the impact of macro trends such as demography on organizational success. He has also served as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of O'Reilly Media. Currently, he is the CIO of the City of Palo Alto, the heart of Silicon Valley, where his responsibilities span across city technology and innovation.

Dr. Reichental is also a highly sought-after public speaker and presents on a range of subjects. He is interviewed often and has been featured on NPR, Forbes, CIO magazine, InformationWeek and Computerworld. His TV appearances include a segment on CNBC.?You can follow him or begin a conversation through Twitter via @reichental.

You share something, you get something back: How the web is redefining privacy

O'Reilly Media CIO, Jonathan Reichental, speaks at TEDx in Chicago.

Combining a mix of freely available public domain information and our own sharing behaviors on the web clearly suggests that we must redefine our view of privacy.

Spoiler alert: The mouse dies. Touch and gesture take center stage

The shift toward more natural interfaces requires new thinking and skills.

As touch and gesture evolve from novelty to default, we must rethink how we build software, implement hardware, and design interfaces.

With IT leadership, the "how" is as important as the "what"

Close attention to smart change management will yield positive results.

A strong IT strategy reconciles predictability with innovation. It will seldom fly to just have one or the other — both are required, and they must feed off each other.

Google Plus defines an era of disruption at a moment's notice

Google+ ushers in the G+ effect, a phenomenon that's unique to our times.

When an entrant quickly yields considerable power in an existing market, and elicits potential for rapid innovation, this is what Jonathan Reichental calls the "G+ effect."

Will your business survive the digital revolution?

There's a big risk in failing to recognize and respond to the magnitude of technological change ahead.

Once we recognize the magnitude of change that digital innovation is causing and may bring in the months and years ahead, it will help us to think bigger and to think in ways that may previously have seemed absurd.

The future of technology and its impact on work

O'Reilly CIO Jonathan Reichental on how tech will shape the workforce.

In this presentation, O'Reilly CIO Jonathan Reichental discusses a range of future technology trends and what it will mean for work and the workforce.

Why the cloud may finally end the reign of the work computer

The era of "bring your own computer" could soon be upon us.

Cloud computing could reduce asset management costs by allowing more employees to use their own equipment in the workplace.

5 reasons why we still don't have invisibility cloaks

Despite the rapid rate of IT innovation, many enterprises embrace technology at a glacial pace.

The rate of technology adoption at enterprises limits new innovation that can be introduced by technology providers. Were this not the case, I imagine we may already have pervasive teleportation and invisibility cloaks at our disposal.

Process management blurs the line between IT and business

IT must fill the void when insufficient attention is being paid to business process optimization.

Technology forces organizations to better understand and agree on processes — and that's often well before the subject of supporting technology is even relevant to the conversation.

Knowledge management in the age of social media

The days of the single, authoritative voice are coming to an end. The community has prevailed.

The shift to the adoption of social computing, somewhat driven by consumerization, points to one emergent observation: the future is about managing unstructured content.