Episode
14

Martin O'Malley - 61st Governor of Maryland

Governor Martin O’Malley served as the 61st Governor of the State of Maryland and was a 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidate. During his tenure as governor, he introduced and drove a revolutionary style of leadership centered on data-based decision making through the use of Esri GIS (Geographic Information Systems) models. Under his leadership, Maryland had transformed from one of the poorest performing states to one of the strongest, recovering 100% of the jobs lost during the 2008 recession, having the best public schools in America, and seeing a reduction in crime by 43%.

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Governor Martin O’Malley served as the 61st Governor of the State of Maryland and was a 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidate. During his tenure as governor, he introduced and drove a revolutionary style of leadership centered on data-based decision making through the use of Esri GIS (Geographic Information Systems) models. Under his leadership, Maryland had transformed from one of the poorest performing states to one of the strongest, recovering 100% of the jobs lost during the 2008 recession, having the best public schools in America, and seeing a reduction in crime by 43%.

Governor Martin O’Malley recently authored a book, Smarter Government: How to Govern for Results in the Information Age, providing a deep look into the behind-the-scenes leadership and vision needed to implement a revolutionary method of governance. He’s additionally given several talks and lectures about these topics at TED and at Esri Summits.

In this conversation, we dive into…

  • Martin O’Malley’s tenure as the Mayor of Baltimore (1999 - 2007) where he first introduced CitiStat to help make the city a safer place
  • How he expanded that to StateStat as Governor (2007 - 2015) and drove inspiring results across all departments in the state, several of which were hailed by President Barack Obama
  • The necessary leadership strategies and actions to build an entrepreneurial organization driven by results and transparency
  • The Governor’s 2016 Presidential campaign and some of his thoughts on the 2020 Democratic primary elections
  • And as always, some comprehensive advice on how to learn more about and begin working in the smart city space within government

I certainly wish we had more time to dive into the Governor’s leadership, but this was a fascinating conversation to look into the processes that drive leadership and change from the top-down!

Governor Martin O’Malley can be reached at the following: LinkedIn, Twitter

Enjoy the show!