CHIEF INNOVATION OFFICER, MUNICIPALITY OF TEL AVIV-YAFO, ISRAEL
Rinat Guy is the CIO (Chief Innovation Officer) at the Municipality of Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel.
Ms. Guy’s was previously a member of the board of directors of Tel Aviv Global, a Municipality owned company dedicated to elevating the city's global positioning. For the last 25 years, Ms. Guy dedicated her time to public work while holding key positions at Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality. Ms. Guy is often invited to lecture about "Urban Innovation” in various universities, companies and municipalities worldwide (New York, Monaco, South Korea etc.)
Over the last four years Ms. Guy has been leading the Innovation program, including among others: establishing the “Inno-Coachers Team”, building ideation & implementation processes, promoting innovative projects in the city and the municipality, as well as supporting start-up companies and accompanying educational entrepreneurship platforms in schools around the city.
As CIO of the Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality, Ms. Guy directs a strategic task force, in charge of positioning Tel Aviv-Yafo as Israel’s international Innovation City. In November 2017, Tel Aviv-Yafo won the second place at the 2017 European Capital of Innovation competition.
Ms. Guy’s vision is to make the innovation program an integral part of the Tel Aviv-Yafo municipal DNA in ways that involve both the municipality's workforce and the city's inhabitants.