Annual Meeting July 25, 2014

Dr. Scott Paine

Dr. Scott Paine

Dr. Scott Paine (Ph.D., Syracuse University, 1985) is an Associate Professor of Communication and Government at The University of Tampa. He worked on his first political campaign as a teenager in the mid-1970s and has remained politically involved ever since. In 1991, Dr. Paine made the leap from political activist to political candidate, running for and being elected to Tampa’s City Council, where he served for eight years. As an elected municipal official, Dr. Paine served on multiple Florida committees and task forces, addressing issues of growth management, transportation planning, and intergovernmental cooperation. Today, Dr. Paine is a highly sought-after speaker who has made over a hundred presentations to national and state organizations. As a political analyst, he has appeared in a wide range of news media internationally and domestically, including the Today Show. Dr. Paine is the author of Rethinking Leadership in the 21st Century and More Than Self: A Decade of Reflection on Public Service (forthcoming from the Florida League of Cities). Dr. Paine also writes a regular column for Quality Cities (QC) magazine. Dr. Paine is a Roman Catholic deacon. He and his wife, Carol, have ten children, including seven adopted children, and four grandchildren.

Daniel H. Collins

Daniel H. Collins

Mr. Collins has been with IBM 24 years and before that time worked in Federal, State and City Governments.  He has direct experience with transportation, capital construction, taxation, customs,and public safety in both his pre-IBM work experience and with numerous customers in those sectors over the past two decades. He currently has Smarter Cities/Smarter Planet responsibility for major state and local customers in the southeastern US. He recently directed IBM’s involvement with public sector transportation customers in the eastern half of the United States. For the last 7 years he has had primary responsibility for seaport and airport solutions for North America. In the last 36 months he added intelligent transportation responsibilities including surface and mass transit/rail agencies to his portfolio. During this time he was a key leader in a Smarter Cities Challenge Grant Team working in Siracusa, Sicily. He has consulting experience with customs agencies, DMV’s and like agencies and was a member of the working group that developed the ISO 28000 family of standards for sup-ply chain security. He has held Global and North American responsibilities in previous assignments and has worked for IBM in both Asia and Europe. His federal work experience was with the Transportation Systems Center in Cambridge MA. (USA), now the John A. Volpe Center of the USDOT. He was a deputy commissioner of information systems at the Massachusetts Department of Revenue in the early 1980’s. Prior to that he worked with the City of New York in public structures.


9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. 

Check In and Networking (coffee and beverages will be available)

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. 


10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Swimming Against the Tide Workshop – Dr. Scott Paine – Download Presentation

11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. 

Lunch, Local Works Day Overview and Coalition Updates

1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. 

Smarter Technologies and Tech Trends in Local Government– Daniel H. Collins – Download Presentation

1:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.