Gordon Feller is a director of the Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG) Public Sector Practice, Urban Innovations team. Gordon works with city leaders worldwide, in both public and private sectors. In this capacity he supports Cisco’s numerous China initiatives, while simultaneously leading Cisco’s new City Leader Program for Chinese mayors and city-based party secretaries. Prior to joining Cisco IBSG, Gordon was CEO of the Urban Age Institute (UAI), which fosters leadership and innovation among cities in the areas of strategic urban planning, policy, and management; and sustainable environmental planning and poverty reduction. For nearly 30 years, he has advised leaders of multinational companies, cities, NGOs/foundations, and national governments on urban development issues. His clients include The World Bank, United Nations, German and Canadian governments, The Rockefeller Foundation, IBM Corporation, Reuters, and United Cities and Local Governments. Gordon also advises leaders on how information and communications technology can help solve complex urban environmental problems such as reducing carbon emissions, while developing practical and forward-looking solutions that intersect economics, technology, and sustainability. His work is the basis of a documentary film and other multimedia projects. Gordon has written hundreds of articles for newspapers, scholarly journals, and magazines, including CFO Magazine, Urban Land Magazine, Time, and Financial Times. He was formerly executive editor of Urban Age Magazine and Planet Earth magazine. Gordon has been a keynote speaker at various leadership events, including UAI’s annual “Meeting of the Minds,” a gathering of government and private sector leaders. He has a bachelor’s in political science and a master’s in international affairs, both from Columbia University.
Director, Urban Innovations, Public Sector Practice, Cisco