Kevin Miller

Civic Technology Manager

Kevin Miller
Meet Kevin

Kevin joined Microsoft as the Civic Technology Manager for San Jose from a career in the public sector. Focusing on the intersections of technology, society, and government, Kevin works with the San Jose community to solve problems through the application of technology and fostering civic engagement. Prior to joining Microsoft, Kevin led the Data Analytics Team in the San Jose City Manager’s Office, where he helped lead the city’s open data initiative and conducted data analytics projects aimed at improving service delivery and increasing government efficiency. Kevin graduated with a BA in political science from UC Berkeley and holds a Master of Public Policy degree from American University in Washington, DC.

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Leveraging Technology With Joint Venture Silicon Valley’s Smart Region Initiative

Last month, I shared thoughts on what it means to be a smart city (hint: there’s more to it than deploying IoT solutions). This month, I’m excited to announce that the Microsoft team is supporting Joint Venture Silicon Valley’s new Smart Region Initiative (or SRI for short), which will look to tackle some of the […]

Introducing the Prospect Silicon Valley Data Lab

This week, Prospect Silicon Valley unveiled their newest asset to support their mission to “advance urbantech innovations for sustainable, smart communities.” Microsoft is proud to partner with Prospect Silicon Valley on the development of their new Data Lab, a data sharing and analytics platform built on the Azure cloud. And while the platform promises to […]

What It Means To Be A City That Is Smart, Not Just A Smart City

Last week, I had the opportunity to share some thoughts on smart cities and civic innovation at the Smart Cities Week Silicon Valley conference. I also had a lot of time to listen. I spoke at length with vendors, city leaders and academics. While it’s no secret that the term “smart city” means many different […]

Working Forward: Cross-Sector Partnerships in San Jose

In a previous post in December 2016, I argued that cross-sector collaboration holds promise for solving complex urban challenges (though not without risk).  Well, I’d like to up my ante on that statement now that we’re a few months into 2017.  Many local governments, non-profits, and civil society organizations will now face new and significant […]

Driving Impact Through Cross-Sector Collaboration

December 8, 2016 Kevin Miller Leave a comment

As urban challenges become increasingly complex, costly, and inter-connected, cross-sector partnerships offer a promising approach to problem solving. Cultivating a shared sense of responsibility and striving toward collective impact can work wonders in the community, particularly when key partners are operating synergistically to take on interrelated challenges or create opportunities for community improvement.  To be […]

A Cloud for Global Good in San Jose

October 26, 2016 Kevin Miller Leave a comment

Earlier this month, Brad Smith announced the release of a new book from Microsoft entitled A Cloud for Global Good. As cloud technology becomes more ingrained in our economy, governments, and civil society, there is increasing opportunity to leverage this technology for tremendous global impact, including here in San Jose. And with this opportunity, there […]

Meet Kevin Miller — Microsoft’s Newest Civic Tech Manager

I’m excited to announce that I’m joining Microsoft Silicon Valley’s Technology and Civic Engagement Team as the Civic Tech Manager for San Jose.  Over the past few years, I’ve worked in local government at the city and county level to drive service delivery and efficiency improvements through leveraging data and technology, building effective community partnerships, […]