Denise Linn Riedl

Chief Innovation Officer

City of South Bend, IN

Denise Linn Riedl is the Chief Innovation Officer for the City of South Bend, Indiana and head of the City's Department of Innovation & Technology. Before joining the City of South Bend in 2019, Riedl was the Ecosystem Development Manager for the Chicago-based City Tech Collaborative (formerly known as the Smart Chicago Collaborative) where she led the Connect Chicago Fund, the Chicago School of Data, and the Array of Things Civic Engagement Project. Riedl began her career in the Spectrum Auctions Division of the US Federal Communications Commission. Writings include Inclusion of Underserved Residents in City Technology Planning (2018), The Next Generation Network Connectivity Handbook (2016), The Chicago School of Data (2018), and Toward Inclusive Urban Technology (2020). Riedl is a board member of the Benton Institute for Broadband & Society. Riedl received her B.A. from the University of Virginia and her M.P.P from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.