Dolan BeckelDirector, Civic Innovation at City of San Jose
Dolan Beckel is the Director of the Office of Civic Innovation for the City of San José which responsible for piloting and implementing organizational, process, and technology solutions that range from small experiments in smart city solutions to large scale deployments that drive value across the entire City.
In his professional career spanning over 33 years, Dolan is a sought-after innovation and technology advisor who has advised dozens of companies ranging from startups to Fortune 500. He spent over 20 years at Accenture where he was a Partner in Accenture’s Telecommunications consulting practice. He was co-founder of Fathom Solutions which provided strategy and IT consulting services across the nation until it was purchased by Cognizant Technology Solutions. He has worked with many of the Country’s most prominent technology and telecommunications companies including AT&T, Verizon, and TransUnion. Dolan has transitioned from the ‘billable hour’ to the ‘fulfillable hour’ and is lending his expertise to the City of San José. He was appointed Director of the Office of Civic Innovation and Digital Strategy in June of 2018. He and his team’s current responsibilities include, but are not limited to, piloting and scaling “smart city” technology solutions, delivering the largest wireless infrastructure implementation in the United States, and closing the digital divide through programs to overcome service cost, device cost, and digital literacy barriers. Dolan was Mayor Liccardo’s appointee to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee and is recognized as one of the country’s leading authorities on broadband digital infrastructure and the digital divide.