Jeff Merritt is an expert in the area of smart cities, the IoT, emerging technologies, and government innovation. He is currently Head of IoT and Connected Devices for the World Economic Forum, Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. In 2010 he joined the office of New York City Public Advocate, where he led the open government and technology initiatives and national coalitions. And from 2014 to 2017 he was the Director of Innovation for the City of New York, helping to establish the Mayor’s Office of Technology. Both in 2016 and 2017, Jeff’s work was recognized by the Smart City Expo World Congress with the awards Best Smart City and Most Innovative Idea.