Why Economic Developers Need to Think Like Software Developers

Economic developers don’t need to be software developers, but today, they need to think like them for success. We all live in an information economy in which entrepreneurial software thinking is transforming and disrupting the way we work, live, and achieve our goals. This talk will make you reconsider how you do the economic development work you are doing.

This keynote talk presented at the California Association for Local Economic Development annual conference provides insights for economic developers including:
· How scale changes everything you can accomplish
· Which strategies to use for investing in your future
· What a hybrid EDO looks like and the power of 80/20
· How to bring innovation thinking into your organization
· What digital economic development changes
· Why winners take all and how to crush other EDOs