Michael Lake is the President and CEO of Leading Cities, headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. Leading Cities’ mission is to achieve a sustainable planet by leading with Smart Cities. As President and CEO, Michael establishes and develops relationships with municipal governments, businesses, non-profit organizations and universities around the world, creating a global network of partner cities dedicated to implementing Smart City solutions. Leading Cities provides tools and programming for Smart City leaders and facilitates the sharing of best practices within the industry. Michael’s career in public service spans from serving three United States Presidents as Special Assistant for White House Operations and Presidential Advance to serving the former Prime Minister of Ireland as a policy research analyst.