Jack McDougle

President & CEO, Greater Washington Board of Trade

As President and CEO of the Greater Washington Board of Trade, Jack McDougle is a champion of innovation-friendly and collaborative cultures. He has worked with business, government and nonprofit organizations for more than 20 years to develop and implement breakthrough ideas that create sustainable competitive advantage. He focuses teams to thrive in complex environments, think with a global perspective and flexibly adapt to change while generating creative, viable approaches to challenging situations.

Jack founded Blutre Strategies in 2009 as a personal initiative to drive innovation and improve quality of life through economic capacity building, both in the U.S. and globally. One of his projects included serving as Senior Vice President at the Council on Competitiveness where he engaged more than 150 CEO’s, university presidents and labor leaders to formulate and lead a National Manufacturing Initiative – convening key thought leaders across the U.S. to construct strategies and programs enhancing U.S. manufacturing, increasing exports and creating jobs. This bipartisan public policy agenda was shared with officials and business leaders throughout the country. Prior to Blutre, Jack served as Deputy Undersecretary for Economic Affairs at the U.S. Department of Commerce and at the US Department of State.

Jack earned his M.B.A. in strategy and finance at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.

Wednesday, October 2
9:00 am - 10:30 am • Morning Plenary – Keynote Address: Introduction to Smarter Cities 2025 and Hyperconnected Cities; Fireside Chat: Building Smart Regions – Collaborating Across Boundaries (and how to make it work for your city and state)

Plenary Session 

Sponsor Keynote, Pennoni: "Introduction to Smart Cities 2025 and Hyperconnected Cities"

Featuring Joseph Viscuso, Senior Vice President and Director of Strategic Growth, Pennoni, and Steve Wray, Vice President and Director, Econsult Solutions, Inc.

Fireside Chat: Building Smart Regions —Collaborating Across Boundaries (and how to make it work for your city and state)

The District, Maryland and Virginia (DMV) are separate jurisdictions but operate collaboratively to pursue common goals such as improved mobility, meeting air quality standards, cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay, among others. In this Fireside Chat, hear from DMV-area officials about their efforts to achieve smart city objectives from a regional perspective.