Lyell Sakaue is a Master in Public Policy candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School. Current research interests include the equity impacts of information technology, public-private partnerships and innovations in governance. Before graduate studies, Lyell helped launch and manage IBM’s award-winning Smarter Cities Challenge – a philanthropic initiative to provide $50 million worth of strategic policy guidance to 100 city governments around the world, on topics ranging from transportation informatics to fuel poverty.

“Lyell Sakaue is a Master in Public Policy candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School. Current research interests include the equity impacts of information technology, public-private partnerships and innovations in governance. Before graduate studies, Lyell helped launch and manage IBM’s award-winning Smarter Cities Challenge – a philanthropic initiative to provide $50 million worth of strategic policy guidance to 100 city governments around the world, on topics ranging from transportation informatics to fuel poverty. Current research interests include the equity impacts of information technology, public-private partnerships and innovations in governance.